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Who Hanged the 1927 Pirates?
October 03, 1960
No one doubts that the Yankees pulled the rope tight, but two bullheaded men helped knot the noose
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October 03, 1960

Who Hanged The 1927 Pirates?

No one doubts that the Yankees pulled the rope tight, but two bullheaded men helped knot the noose

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"I said, I will.'

"I put Clyde Barnhart in left field. It had to be that way. I had to maintain discipline. One time I did fine Cuyler $50 for not sliding to try to break up a double play. But the real reason I benched him was for what he said to me after the high throw.

"I had great respect for Cuyler as a player. His only trouble was his temperament, his bullheadedness. If he had apologized to me I would have put him back in the lineup. But he never did."

Perhaps if Cuyler had been less bullheaded the Pirates would have got some badly needed runs in the 1927 Series. And perhaps if Manager Bush had been less bullheaded they would have won it.

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