A Dark, Rainy Game Seven: The Pirates Defeat the Big Train in the 1925 World Series

By Gary A. Sarnoff

This article was published in the 2018 The National Pastime.

On Thursday, October 15, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals met in horrific weather conditions to play Game Seven of the 1925 World Series. And when Game Seven had concluded, it was considered “the wettest, weirdest and wildest game ever seen." It was also described as one of the most exiting games ever witnessed. Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot tosses the ceremonial first ball prior to a World Series game in 1925. (COURTESY OF THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES)   “It was a . . .

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