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IT WAS 'BEAT 'EM, YANKEES' IN '27
Roy Terrell
October 03, 1960
Last time the Pirates played in a World Series it was their misfortune to run into the most famous baseball team of all time. The 1927 Pirates had won the pennant by beating out John McGraw's Giants and the Cardinals, who had defeated the Yankees in the Series the year before, and they had wonderful players in Pie Traynor, Glenn Wright and the two Waner boys. But the Yankees had Ruth and Gehrig, Combs and Meusel, Koenig and Lazzeri, Dugan, Collins, Pennock, Pipgras, Hoyt and Moore. The Yankees won four straight. The only one-sided game, however, was the third, when Gehrig hit a double and a triple and Ruth a home run. Here, as Earle Combs crosses the plate behind Pirate Catcher Johnny Gooch and Mark Koenig races down the line, a capless Gehrig steams around third, trying to stretch his triple. Gehrig was thrown out, but the Yankees won 8-1.
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October 03, 1960

It Was 'beat 'em, Yankees' In '27

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Last time the Pirates played in a World Series it was their misfortune to run into the most famous baseball team of all time. The 1927 Pirates had won the pennant by beating out John McGraw's Giants and the Cardinals, who had defeated the Yankees in the Series the year before, and they had wonderful players in Pie Traynor, Glenn Wright and the two Waner boys. But the Yankees had Ruth and Gehrig, Combs and Meusel, Koenig and Lazzeri, Dugan, Collins, Pennock, Pipgras, Hoyt and Moore. The Yankees won four straight. The only one-sided game, however, was the third, when Gehrig hit a double and a triple and Ruth a home run. Here, as Earle Combs crosses the plate behind Pirate Catcher Johnny Gooch and Mark Koenig races down the line, a capless Gehrig steams around third, trying to stretch his triple. Gehrig was thrown out, but the Yankees won 8-1.

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