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    Jun 9, 1915 - In St. Louis‚ the Cardinals collect 7 runs in the 7th inning as they hold off the Giants to win‚ 11-10. It is not the only loss: Owen Wilson has his wallet and $700 stolen from the clubhouse during the game. The trainer reports that he had fallen asleep there and when he awoke he saw a stranger who said he was getting a drink of water.

    Dec 12, 1913 - The Pirates clean house in an 8-player swap with the Cardinals. Going to St. Louis is Dots Miller‚ a 1909 World Series hero‚ 14-game winner Hank Robinson‚ 3B Cozy Dolan‚ IF Art Butler‚ and OF Owen "Chief" Wilson, king of the triple. The Pirates receive pitcher Bob Harmon‚ 3B Mike Mowrey‚ and 1B Ed Konetchy‚ whom the Bucs had been after for years. Konetchy‚ unhappy in St. Louis‚ will have his worst season (.249) in years‚ while Miller will have his best (.290)‚ giving credence to the trading abilities of manager Miller Huggins.

    Jun 14, 1913 - At Forbes Field‚ Christy Mathewson allows 7 hits‚ including a homer by Owen Wilson‚ but holds on to beat the Bucs‚ 6-5. Hank Robinson takes the loss. The Giants sweep the 3-game series.

    May 21, 1913 - The Pirates top the Dodgers‚ 5-2‚ and (according to Greg Beston of Retrosheet) set a ML record for most sacrifies (4) in an inning. It happens in the 8th when Jim Viox singles‚ Honus Waagner sac bunts but is safe on a throwing error‚ Dots Miller does the same‚ Owen Wilson sac bunts them to 3B‚ and Bobby Byrne hits a squeeze sac bunt for a score.

    Aug 27, 1912 - Owen Wilson triples for his 3rd game in a row‚ a 4th inning drive off Walter Dickson good for 3 runs. Pittsburgh beats Boston‚ 9-4.

    Aug 26, 1912 - At Boston‚ Owen Wilson has his 2nd three-triple doubleheader this year. The fleet Buc triples off Otto Hess in the game 1 win‚ 5-4. In the nitecap‚ an 8-4 loss‚ he triples in the 6th and 8th innings off Ed Donnelly.

    Jul 25, 1912 - Fleet OF Max Carey goes hitless‚ but steals 4 bases and scores 5 runs in the Pirates 12-3 win over host Brooklyn. Carey will lead the NL in thefts 10 times‚ and retire with 738. Owen Wilson has a triple for Pittsburgh‚ off Eddie Stack‚ one of 36 he'll hit this year for unthreatened ML record.

    Jun 25, 1912 - The Cardinals walk the plank against the Pirates‚ losing 10-4 and 19-3 to Pittsburgh. The Pirates are helped on offense with grand slams from Max Carey and Owen Wilson.

    Jun 20, 1912 - In a doubleheader split at Cincinnati‚ Pittsburgh's Owen Wilson hits two triples in the opener‚ including one in the 10th with a man on to win‚ 6-4. He then hits another in the nitecap‚ a 5-3 loss. It's his 5th straight game with a three-bagger. Wilson will hit an incredible 36 triples this season‚ a major league record.

    Jul 24, 1911 - At Pittsburgh‚ Owen Wilson legs out three triples in an 8-2 win over Brooklyn. Pittsburgh is in 5th place (86-48) but just 4 1/2 games out of first.

    Jul 12, 1911 - At Pittsburgh‚ the Giants win 4-3 behind Rube Marquard's pitching. Rube strikes out the side in the 2nd and 3rd innings‚ setting down Dots MillerNewt Hunter‚ and Owen Wilson‚ then blowing by pitcher Elmer SteeleBobby Byrne and Tommy Leach in the 3rd frame.

    Sep 4, 1908 - In a game‚ the significance of which will not be recognized for another 3 weeks‚ the Pirates and Cubs are tied 0-0 in the last of the 10th at Pittsburgh. With 2 outs and the bases loaded‚ Pittsburgh's Owen Wilson singles to CF‚ scoring Fred Clarke with the winning run. Warren Gill‚ on 1B‚ does not get to 2B but stops short‚ turns‚ and heads for the dugout‚ a common practice. The Cubs' Johnny Evers calls for the ball from Jimmy Slagle‚ touches 2B‚ and claims the run does not count as Gill has been forced. The lone umpire‚ Hank O'Day‚ has left the field. When queried‚ he rules that Clarke had already scored‚ so the run counts. The Cubs protest to league president Pulliam‚ but are denied. This is the first time the Cubs try this tactic‚ but not the last.

    Jul 3, 1900 - Owen Wilson hits for the cycle to pace the Pirates to a 10-2 win over the Reds.

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