Starling Marte makes history in Pirates series vs. Rockies
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been on fire recently. So much so that he has tied a franchise record previously held by Pie Traynor.
Yes, that Pie Traynor who recorded 13 hits over a four-game series for the Pirates back in August 2-4, 1928.
“Pie Traynor? That's going back,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said after the game via MLB.com. “That's a big league name.”
Big league name, indeed. That season, Traynor finished the season hitting .337 with an astounding 42 sac hits.
While Marte won't approach those number, he's having a great season with the 2015 Pirates, hitting .293 with 18 home runs and 78 RBI.
The Pirates clinched a playoff berth Wednesday for the third consecutive season.