On September 27, 1901 — Behind Deacon Phillippe, Pittsburgh defeats the Superbas, 5 – 4, to clinch the National League pennant. Except for a few hours on July 4th, the Pirates have been in 1st place since June 15th.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 27
National Pastime September 27
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
Replay The Game