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The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
"The '79 Pirates were a great team that brought a World Series title to Pittsburgh. Let's see how much you remember about that season."
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Who managed the Bucs in 1979?
The Pirates had a losing record against only one National League team in 1979. Who were they?
Los Angeles Dodgers
Who led the Pirates pitching staff in wins in 1979?
What schedule oddity did the Bucs have to get through in July?
Play 16 games on the West Coast
Play 21 consecutive games on the road
Play 3 doubleheaders in 5 days
Play 7 day games after 7 night games
On September 1st, Kent Tekulve was sent to play left field after giving up a bunt single to Jack Clark of the Giants. Who came into the game to face San Francisco's Darrell Evans?
In the 1970s, the trade deadline was mid-June. What two players did the Pirates acquire via trade in 1979?
Omar Moreno and Jim Bibby
Bert Blyleven and Phil Garner
Don Robinson and Jim Rooker
Bill Madlock and Tim Foli
On August 5th, the Pirates and Phillies played a wild back and forth game at Three Rivers Stadium. The game was tied at eight in the ninth inning, when John Milner hit a pinch-hit, walk-off grand slam off who?
In a game marred by rain delays in Montreal on September 18th, Willie Stargell finally ended a marathon game by hitting a hanging forkball over the wall in the 11th inning to give the Bucs a 5-3 win at 2:00 in the morning that demoralized the Expos. Who threw the hanging forkball?
As any true playoff race should, the 1979 NL East Division race came down to the final day. The Pirates needed to beat the Chicago Cubs, or which other team had to lose?
New York Mets
St. Louis Cardinals
Who would the Bucs face in the NLCS?
San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
One of the most famous shots in Pirate history was Bert Blyleven freezing an opposing player with his trademark curveball in the final at-bat of the NLCS to send the Bucs to the World Series. Who was victimized by that final pitch?
The Pirates' opponents in the World Series were the Baltimore Orioles. Who did the Orioles beat in the ALCS to get to the World Series?
New York Yankees
Kansas City Royals
Chicago White Sox
Manny Sanguillen helped the Pirates win game 2 in Baltimore with an RBI single in the ninth inning off which Baltimore pitcher?
Before game 5 in Pittsburgh, two events occured to motivate the Pirates. One was that they heard that the city of Baltimore had already planned a victory parade as they were up 3 games to 1 in the best of seven Series. The other was more melancholy. Whose mother had died that morning?
Who made the final out of the 1979 World Series by harmlessly flying out to centerfield?
Harold (Pat) Kelly
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