Shibe Park, Philadelphia, PA, April, 29, 1947 – Legendary sluggers Hank Greenberg and Ralph Kiner lead Bucs to victory with home runs

Shibe Park, Philadelphia, PA, April, 29, 1947 – Legendary sluggers Hank Greenberg and Ralph Kiner lead Bucs to victory with home runs

 

The Pirates newly acquired slugger 36-year-old Hank Greenberg watches his third home run of the young season leave the ballpark against the Bucs in-state rival, Philadelphia Phillies. The third inning two-run smash off Phillies starter Ken Raffensberger scored shortstop Billy Cox (lead off the inning with a single) and gave Pittsburgh a 4-0 lead. The following batter, Frankie Gustine, would single when another legendary slugger in Ralph Kiner would hit his own two-run blast to now give the Bucs a 6-0 lead and chase Raffensberger to an early shower.

Pirates pitcher and Canadian-native Ed Bahr would stifle the Phillies bats the rest of the game giving up just two runs on eight hits for the complete game win.

Also in the photo is umpire George Barr and Phillies catcher Andy Seminick. The game was played in one hour and 55 minutes and in front of 27,203.

Also take note on how close the newspapers photographers are to the action.

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