This day in baseball: The Flying Dutchman soars

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On 11 October 1909, Pittsburgh’s Honus Wagner became the first player to steal three bases in a single World Series game.  The “Flying Dutchman” also collected three hits and three RBIs to lead the Pirates to an 8-6 victory over Detroit.  The Pirates went on to win the Series in seven games.

 



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