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This Day in Pirates History
September 25th

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1907 Pirates' third baseman Honus Wagner, in the 14-1 rout of New York at the Polo Grounds, swipes four bags, including second, third, and home in the second inning. Outfielder Fred Clarke also has four stolen bases for Pittsburgh.

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1960 The Yankees clinched the American League flag with a 4-3 victory over Boston at Fenway Park. The title will be 70-year-old Casey Stengel's tenth and last pennant after being dismissed and replaced by the team's hitting coach Ralph Houk when the Bronx Bombers lose the World Series to the Pirates in seven games.
1987 Benito Santiago sets the modern (post-1900) major league record for rookies with a first-inning single, extending his streak to 27 consecutive games with a hit. The 22-year-old Padres catcher surpasses the previous standard set in 1943 by White Sox outfielder Guy Curtright and ties James Williams, who established the all-time longest hitting streak by a freshman while playing for the 1899 Pirates.

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