Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Who bought Forbes Field from the Pirates in 1958?||Forbes Field
University of Pittsburgh. Forbes Field was sold to the University of Pittsburgh in 1958, with the condition that the Pirates would continue to play there until a new stadium was built. That happened in 1970, when Three Rivers Stadium opened. Forbes Field was then demolished and the site is now occupied by graduate schools for the university.
|In 1947, the bullpens were moved from foul territory to left field, reducing the distance for a home run by 30 feet. Which player was this change made for, to benefit from his power?||Forbes Field
Hank Greenberg. Greenberg was acquired from the Detroit Tigers at the start of the 1947 season. The area became known as Greenberg Gardens. After Greenberg retired following the 1947 season, the area was renamed Kiner Korner in honor of Ralph Kiner.
|Who was the Pirates' infielder that recorded the only unassisted triple play by the home team in Forbes Field history?||Forbes Field
Glenn Wright. Pittsburgh shortstop Glenn Wright recorded the triple play against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 7, 1925. Wright caught a line drive by Jim Bottomley, then tagged second base to double off Jimmy Cooney and then tagged Rogers Hornsby for the third out. Interestingly enough, Cooney would, two years later, as a member of the Chicago Cubs, recorded his own triple play at Forbes Field, against the Pirates.
|The last triple-header in National League history took place at Forbes Field between the Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds, during what season?||Forbes Field
1920. The last triple-header took place on October 2, 1920. Three games were played because third place in the National League was still up for grabs and the top three in each league received part of the World Series pool. Cincinnati won the first two games 13-4 and 7-3 with Pittsburgh winning the third 6-0.
|How many World Series did Pittsburgh host while they played at Forbes Field?||Forbes Field
4. The Pirates played in four World Series' during their time in Forbes Field.
1909 - beat Detroit in 7 games
1925 - beat Washington in 7 games.
1927 - lost to the New York Yankees in 4 games.
1960 - beat the New York Yankees in 7 games.
|The Pirates played their first home game at Forbes Field in 1909, and their last home game in 1970, against the same team. Which team was that?||Forbes Field
Chicago Cubs. Chicago won the first game ever played at Forbes Field, 3-2 on June 30, 1909. A double-header marked the last games ever played in Forbes Field. Pittsburgh won both games, 3-2 and 4-1, played on June 28, 1970.
4 months. Ground was broken on Forbes Field on March 1, 1909. Just four months later, on June 30th, the first game was played there.
|What park was located beyond the left field fence of Forbes Field?||Forbes Field
Schenley Park. Schenley Park exists today. Matter of fact, it is the third largest public park on the east coast.
|Forbes Field was named for John Forbes. Who was John Forbes?||Forbes Field
He founded Pittsburgh.. General John Forbes (1710-1759) was a British general during the French and Indian War who took over Fort Duquesne from the French in November, 1758. He renamed it Fort Pitt, where the city of Pittsburgh now stands.