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  • Writer's pictureKirk Jenkins

Pirates Pile It on in Game 3, Take Commanding Lead in (Simulated) 1902 NLCS

For Game 3 of the (Simulated) 1902 NLCS, the scene shifts to Brooklyn’s Washington Park as Jesse Tannehill goes for Pittsburgh while Doc Newton will pitch for the Superbas.

Pittsburgh manager Fred Clarke got things started quickly in the top of the first against Newton with a double. Honus Wagner brought him in with a base hit. With Tommy Leach at the plate, Wagner stole second. Jack O’Connor then brought Wagner in with a base hit.

Pittsburgh added three more in the top of the fourth. Claude Ritcher got a one-out single and Wid Conroy singled him over to third. After Conroy stole second, Ginger Beaumont singled both runs in with a base hit. Beaumont advanced to second on an error by Wee Willie Keeler. Fred Clarke singled Beaumont over to third with a short single and Honus Wagner then brought in the Pirates’ fifth run with another base hit.

The Superbas broke through for one in the bottom of the fifth on Cozy Dolan’s double and Tim Flood’s base hit. But the Pirates lengthened their lead in the sixth. Pitcher Jesse Tannehill started things off with a walk. Ginger Beaumont singled him to third and then stole second. Doc Newton got harmless outs from Fred Clarke and Honus Wagner, but Tommy Leach then brought in Pittsburgh’s sixth and seventh runs with a base hit.

Meanwhile, Jesse Tannehill continued to cruise for Pittsburgh. In the bottom of the seventh, the Superbas added a second run on Cozy Dolan’s base hit and catcher Hughie Hearne’s double, but Tannehill then shut Brooklyn down. Brooklyn managed one base hit the rest of the way – a single by George Hildebrand in the bottom of the eighth, but that was erased with a double play by the next hitter. Tannehill retired Brooklyn in order the rest of the way.

So after three games, Pittsburgh leads the Simulated NLCS 2 games to 1, setting up a must-win game 4 for Brooklyn.

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