Forbes Field

1909 - 1970

Pittsburgh, PA
Historic Aerials
What Was There

Team Years Games
(1909 - 1970)
First Game
Pirates vs. Cubs: 6/30/1909
Starting Pitchers: Vic Willis (PIT) vs Ed Reulbach (CHN)
Score: 3-2 (CHN)
Attendance: 30,338
First Batter: Johnny Evers (CHN) (Hit By Pitch)
Last Game
vs. Cubs: 6/28/1970
Starting Pitchers: Jim Nelson (PIT) vs Milt Pappas (CHN)
Score: 4-1 (PIT)
Attendance: 40,918
Last Batter: Don Kessinger (CHN) (Grounded to 2B)
Forbes Field was named for General John Forbes, a British officer who captured Fort Duquesne in 1758 during the French and Indian War. Babe Ruth hit his 714th and final homer on May 25, 1935 and became the first player to hit one over the right field roof. On July 10, 1936 Phillies slugger Chuck Klein became only the second modern day player to hit four homers in a game (Lou Gehrig, 1932).

Event First Last
Hit Frank Chance (CHN) - Singled to CF (1st) Willie Smith (CHN) - Singled to CF (9)
Run Scored Johnny Evers (CHN) Al Oliver (PIT)
Run Batted In Frank Chance (CHN) Bob Robertson (PIT)
Home Run Mike Mitchell (CIN) vs. Vic Willis (PIT) on 7/5/1909 (9th inning) Al Oliver (PIT) vs. Milt Pappas (CHN) on 6/28/1970 (1st inning)
Strikeout Larry Gura (CHN)/Jerry May (PIT)
Win Ed Reulbach (CHN) Jim Nelson (PIT)
Loss Vic Willis (PIT) Milt Pappas (CHN)
Grand Slam Tommy Leach (PIT) vs. Kaiser Wilhelm (BRO) on 7/21/1910 (5th inning) Orlando Cepeda (ATL) vs. Chuck Hartenstein (PIT) on 4/23/1970 (8th inning)
Inside-the-Park HR Rebel Oakes (CIN) vs. Vic Willis (PIT) on 7/27/1909 (4th inning) Gene Alley (PIT) vs. Jim Maloney (CIN) on 8/24/1969 (2nd inning)
No-Hitter None None