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Top 10 Pirates Postseason Moments: #5 - Babe Adams throws complete game in 1909 World Series for Pirates’ first World Series Championship

The first Pirates’ World Series win!

Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by The Stanley Weston Archive/Getty Images

With October winding down and postseason baseball heating up, we figured that it would be fun to craft a list of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top 10 postseason moments of all-time.

This is an opportunity to bring back some nostalgia and spread some positivity as we tune into the World Series.

Coming in at No. 5 on our list...

The Pirates and the Detroit Tigers were going back and forth during the Fall Classic, alternating wins in the first six games.

The Tigers had won three straight American League pennants, but were still in pursuit of their first World Series title.

In the decisive Game 7, the Pirates sent rookie Babe Adams to the mound after he was the winning pitcher in Games 1 & 5.

Adams continued to shine, and failed to allow a run as the Pirates offense gave him eight runs of support to clinch the first-ever World Series for the Pirates.

While few Pirates fans hold an emotional attachment to the World Series championship from 112 years ago, it remains an important memory in the franchise’s storied history.