Ten former Pittsburgh Pirates players have been born on this date, including a member of the 1979 World Series champs. We also have one game of note.
Chris Volstad, pitcher for the 2015 Pirates. He was a first round pick out of high school by the Florida Marlins in 2005, taken 16th overall. He spent four seasons in their rotation (2008-11), then pitched for the 2012 Chicago Cubs and the 2013 Colorado Rockies. He debuted in pro ball at 18 years old, posting a 2.22 ERA in 13 starts and 65 innings in short-season ball. He spent the entire 2006 season in Low-A Greensboro of the South Atlantic League, where he went 11-8, 3.08 in 152 innings. Volstad pitched 126 innings in High-A and 42.2 innings in Double-A in 2007, combining to go 12-11, 4.16 in 168.2 innings. The 2008 season was split between Double-A and the majors, with a 6-4, 2.88 record in 84.1 innings with the Marlins. In 2009, Volstad went 9-13, 5.21 in 159 innings over 29 starts. The record improved with a slightly better ERA in 2010. He went 12-9, 4.58 in 175 innings. He set a career high with 117 strikeouts in 2011, when he had a 5-13, 4.89 record in 165.2 innings over 29 starts. Volstad was traded to the Chicago Cubs in January of 2012 and he had a rough season, going 3-12, 6.31 in 111.1 innings over 21 starts. He became a free agent and signed with the Colorado Rockies, where he spent most of the season in Triple-A as a starter. He appeared in six games with the Rockies, allowing ten runs and 19 hits in 8.1 innings. After playing winter ball in the Dominican, Volstad spent part of 2014 in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels and the rest of the year was spent in Korea.
Volstad was signed by the Pirates as a minor league free agent prior to the 2015 season and he was designated for assignment shortly after being called up mid-season. He pitched two scoreless innings on June 24th, which ended up being his only appearance with the Pirates. He spent the rest of the 2015 in the minors after clearing waivers. He signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox in 2016 and ended up staying there for his final three seasons in pro ball. He spent all of 2016 in Triple-A, then got into six games (two starts) for the 2017 White Sox, posting a 4.66 ERA in 19.1 innings. He was with Chicago for most of 2018, making 33 appearances, including one start. Volstad had a 1-5, 6.27 record in 47.1 innings. He had a 37-58, 5.00 record in 772.1 innings over nine seasons in the majors. After not pitching at all in 2019, he attempted a comeback in 2020 with the Cincinnati Reds, who released him early in Spring Training.
Dennis Lamp, pitcher for the 1992 Pirates. He was a third round pick of the Chicago Cubs in 1971 out of high school. He made the majors in 1977 and spent four years with the Cubs, then moved across town for three more seasons. In 1984, he moved on to the Toronto Blue Jays for three seasons. Lamp then spent one year in Oakland and four years with the Boston Red Sox, before joining the Pirates. His minor league career started out rough at 18 years old with Caldwell of the rookie level Pioneer League, where he had a 6.46 ERA in 46 innings. Lamp moved down to the Gulf Coast League in 1972, going 7-2, 1.93 in 70 innings. He jumped to the Class-A Midwest League in 1973 and spent part of the season in the Double-A Texas League. He combined to go 8-8, 3.35 in 137 innings, with much better results at the lower level. Lamp had a similar split in 1974 between the Florida State League and Double-A, going 2-6, 3.22 in 109 innings. That split included a 1.74 ERA at the lower level. He also moved to a bullpen role this season.
In 1975, Lamp spent the entire year in Double-A and had his first success at the level. He went 7-5, 3.33 in 127 innings, with nine starts and 28 relief appearances. The next year he moved up to Triple-A Wichita of the American Association. He had an 8-14, 4.06 record in 153 innings, with 25 of his 30 appearances coming as a starter. He repeated Wichita in 1977, going 11-4, 2.93 in 129 innings. He got called up to the majors in late August and posted a 6.30 ERA in 30 innings, making three starts and eight relief appearances. He made 36 starts for the 1978 Cubs, going 7-15, 3.30 in 223.2 innings. The next year saw his ERA rise just slightly, but his win-loss record improved greatly. Lamp went 11-10, 3.50 in 200.1 innings. He was never much of a strikeout pitcher, but his 86 that year set a career high. In 1980, he went 10-14, 5.20 in 202.2 innings, leading the league with 117 earned runs allowed. He made 37 starts that season. He was traded to the Chicago White Sox at the end of Spring Training in 1981.
Lamp went 7-6, 2.41 in 127 innings over ten starts and 17 relief appearances during the strike-shortened 1981 season. The next year saw him go 11-8, 3.99 in 27 starts and 17 relief appearances, with 189.2 innings pitched. Lamp took on a closer role during the 1983 season, helping the White Sox to a division title by going 7-7, 3.71 in 116.1 innings, with 15 saves. He made three relief appearances during the ALCS and allowed an unearned run, though he didn’t allow any hits. He became a free agent and signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1984, he went 8-8, 4.55 in 56 games, with nine saves and 85 innings pitched. In 1985, he went 11-0, 3.32 in 105.2 innings, making 52 relief appearances and one start. In the playoffs that year, he threw 9.1 scoreless innings in relief. Lamp faltered the next year, going 2-6, 5.05 in 73 innings over 40 games. He signed with the Cleveland Indians in February of 1987, but they released him a month later and he spent the season with the Oakland A’s. He went 1-3, 5.08 in 36 games and 56.2 innings pitched.
Lamp signed with the Boston Red Sox as a free agent prior to the 1988 season. He went 7-6, 3.48 in 82.2 innings over 46 appearances. He was used in more of a long relief role in 1989 and had a 4-2, 2.32 record, while 112.1 innings in 42 games. The next year saw him get nearly as much work, though his results began to drop off. Lamp went 3-5, 4.68 in 105.2 innings in 47 appearances. He pitched in 51 games in 1991, going 6-3, 4.70 in 92 innings. In the last season of his 16-year career, Lamp had a 5.14 ERA over 21 relief appearances for the Pirates. He was released in mid-June, finishing his career with a 96-96, 3.93 record, with 40 saves in 639 games (163 starts), with 1,830.2 innings pitched.
Jim Winn, pitcher for the 1983-86 Pirates. He was a first round pick (14th overall) of the Pirates in 1981, who was in the majors 22 months after he signed out of John Brown University. He is the last draft pick from that school and the only drafted player from that school to make the majors. In his first season of pro ball, Winn pitched one game in the Gulf Coast League and made 12 starts in Double-A. He went 2-5, 4.30 in 69 innings. The next year saw him pitch just 34.2 innings, with time in A-Ball and Double-A. He began the year in the disabled list due to an elbow injury. In 1983, he was pitching most of the season in relief for Hawaii of the Pacific Coast League, where he had a 3.96 ERA in 38.2 innings. Winn struggled in his initial trial with the team at the beginning of that 1983 season, posting a 7.36 ERA in seven appearances. He didn’t return in September. He pitched just slightly more in 1984 and lowered his ERA to 3.86 in 18.2 innings with the Pirates, while still spending more of his time in Triple-A. Except for seven starts for Hawaii, the 1985 season was mostly spent in the majors, where he pitched a total of 75.2 innings, while posting a 3-6, 5.23 record. Winn had his best season in 1986, while making three starts and 47 appearances. He had a 3.58 ERA in 88 innings and picked up three saves. Overall, Winn had a 4.47 ERA in 193.1 innings over ten starts and 86 relief appearances with the Pirates. He was traded to the Chicago White Sox for John Cangelosi during Spring Training in 1987. He lasted one full season in Chicago, posting a 4.79 ERA in 56 appearances, with six saves. He was released after the season and signed with the Minnesota Twins, where he finished his big league career with a 6.00 ERA in nine outings during the 1988 season. He was 12-17, 4.67, with ten saves in 161 games and 308.1 innings over six big league seasons.
Jim Morrison, third baseman for the Pirates from 1982 until 1987. He was drafted three times before signing with the Philadelphia Phillies as a fifth round pick in 1974 out of Georgia Southern University. He originally attended South Georgia College, where he was drafted twice by the Pirates in 1972, taken in the fifth round in the January portion of the draft, followed by a first round pick (22nd overall) in the June portion. Morrison went right to full-season ball after signing and hit .259 in 75 games, with five homers and 27 RBIs. He remained with the same team (Rocky Mount of the Carolina League) for all of 1975, where he hit .288 with 50 extra-base hits, 88 RBIs, 98 runs scored, 22 steals and 65 walks in 140 games. In 1976, he skipped up to Triple-A, playing for Oklahoma City of the American Association for the first of four straight seasons. In 1976 he hit .289 with 18 homers, 71 RBIs and 17 steals in 126 games. The next year Morrison batted .294 with 23 homers, 12 homers and 71 RBIs. His OPS dropped 50 points over the previous season, but he still got a five-game trial with the Phillies in late September.
Morrison split the 1978-79 seasons fairly evenly between Triple-A and the majors. He hit just .157 in 53 games for the 1978 Phillies, but he improved greatly in 1979 after being traded to the Chicago White Sox on June 10th. Morrison was blocked in Philadelphia by Mike Schmidt at third base, so the trade gave him a chance to play. He was in the minors the entire time with Philadelphia that year, then hit .275 with 14 homers, 35 RBIs and 11 steals in 67 games with Chicago. In 1980, the White Sox got him into all 162 games, with 160 starts at second base. He hit .283 that season, setting career highs with 40 doubles and 66 runs scored, to go along with 15 homers and 57 RBIs. He moved to third base during the strike-shortened 1981 season and hit .234 with ten homers and 34 RBIs in 90 games. The Pirates acquired him in a trade for Eddie Solomon in the middle of the 1982 season. Morrison lasted six seasons in Pittsburgh, playing more than half of his career games with the team. Prior to the trade, he was hitting .223 with seven homers in 51 games. After the deal, he batted .279 with four homers in 44 games, though he only batted 96 times. He got 16 starts at third base for the Pirates, who had Bill Madlock at the position.
In 1983, Morrison was a utility man, who saw the majority of his defensive time at second base. He hit .304 with six homers and 25 RBIs in 66 games. He got more playing time in 1984, hitting .286 with 11 homers and 45 RBIs in 100 games. He slumped down a bit in 1985, hitting .254 with four homers in 94 games, but he got his chance to play full-time in 1986 after the Pirates traded away Madlock. That year he hit .274 with career highs of 23 homers and 88 RBIs in 154 games. Late in 1987, the Pirates traded him to the Detroit Tigers for Darnell Coles and Morris Madden. At the time of the deal, Morrison was hitting .264 with 22 doubles, nine homers and 46 RBIs in 96 games. After the trade, he hit .205 with four homers and 19 RBIs in 34 games for the Tigers. Morrison finished his career in 1988, splitting his final season between the Tigers and Atlanta Braves. He struggled at both stops, finishing with a .181 average and two homers in 75 games. He had a .764 OPS in 552 games with the Pirates, hitting .274 with 57 homers, 241 RBIs and 180 runs scored. In his 12-year career, he was a .260 hitter in 1,089 games, with 112 homers and 435 RBIs.
Jim Rooker, pitcher for the 1973-80 Pirates. He debuted in pro ball at 17 years old in 1960 as a hitter, spending his first three years in Class-D ball at an outfielder. He actually put up strong stats after a slow first season, hitting .268 with 39 extra-base hits and 66 walks in 125 games at Jamestown of the New York-Penn League in 1961. The problem was that he had 164 strikeouts, which is a lot now, but well beyond acceptable at that time. In 1962 with Jamestown, he improved to .281 with 16 homers, 80 RBIs, 101 runs scored, 27 steals and 66 walks again, this time cutting his strikeouts down to 134. He moved up to A-Ball in his final year as a full-time batter, hitting .272 with 19 homers, 78 RBIs and 82 runs scored in 115 games. Rooker had a .677 OPS in 104 games in 1964, and a 5.29 ERA in 63 innings. The next year saw him take up pitching full-time and he went 2-11, 4.15 in 115 innings, while spending time in A-Ball and Double-A. In 1966 he struggled in a brief stint in Double-A, but he went 12-5, 2.05 in 143 innings with Rocky Mount of the Class-A Carolina League. That was followed by splitting the 1967 season between Double-A and Triple-A, with solid/decent results at both levels. He combined to go 10-7, 3.46 in 156 innings.
Rooker debuted in the majors at 25 years old in 1968 and put up mediocre stats over five seasons before joining the Pirates. For the 1968 Detroit Tigers, he made two mid-season relief appearances, sandwiched between a 2.61 ERA in 190 innings in Triple-A. He was traded to the New York Yankees after the season, but they lost him to the Kansas City Royals in the expansion draft. That opened the door for him to pitch full-time in the majors, though he was pitching for a poor team at that point. Rooker went 4-16, 3.75 in 158.1 innings in 1969, with 22 starts and six relief appearances. He had a 10-15, 3.54 record in 1970, with 203.1 innings spread out over 29 starts and nine relief appearances. He saw more relief work in 1971, going 2-7, 5.33 in 54 innings. He went 5-6, 4.38 in 72 innings in 1972, with ten starts and eight relief appearances. In October of 1972, the Pirates sent Gene Garber to the Kansas City Royals to acquire Rooker.
Rooker immediately turned things around with the Pirates in his first season, posting a 10-6, 2.85 record in 170.1 innings over 18 starts and 23 relief appearances. He moved into a full-time starter role in 1974, going 15-11, 2.78 in a career high 262.2 innings, making 33 starts. That was followed by a 13-11, 2.97 record in 196.2 innings over 28 starts in 1975. He made one playoff start each year in 1974-75, giving up two runs over seven innings in his first game, followed by four runs over four innings in the second start. In 1976, Rooker had his best record (15-8), though his ERA was up to 3.35 in 198.2 innings. He went 14-9, 3.08 in 204.1 innings over 30 starts in 1977. His performance slipped in 1978 down to 9-11, 4.24 in 163.1 innings over 28 starts. During the 1979 season, he went 4-7, 4.60 in 17 starts and two relief outings. In the World Series that year, Rooker started game five with the Pirates down 3-1 in the series. He gave up one run over five innings and the Pirates ended up winning the game 7-1. In game one if the series, Rooker threw 3.2 shutout innings in relief. Rooker pitched briefly for the 1980 Pirates before hurting his arm in his fourth start, which ended his career. He went 82-65, 3.29 in 1,317.2 innings over 187 starts and 26 relief appearances for the Pirates, and he had a career record of 103-109, 3.46 in 1,810.1 innings in 13 seasons. He became a broadcaster after his playing career ended and remained in that role until 1993.
Dino Restelli, outfielder for the Pirates in 1949 and 1951. He debuted in pro ball at 19 years old in 1944, playing 38 games for San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League. It was a strong debut, batting .343 with 19 RBIs and 23 runs scored, but he had to wait to build on that early success. Restelli missed the 1945 season while serving during WWI. He returned to San Francisco for part of 1946 and struggled in his return, hitting .103 in 26 games. He got back on track in 1947 and hit .292 with 20 doubles and ten homers in 119 games. He played 145 games in 1948, hitting .289 with 86 runs scored, 43 doubles, ten homers and 80 RBIs. He began the 1949 season in San Francisco and had a breakout year, batting .351 with ten homers and 65 RBIs in 72 games. On June 10, 1949, the Pirates acquired Restelli from San Francisco for pitcher Hal Gregg, outfielder Cully Rikard and an undisclosed amount of cash. Gregg was being sent to San Francisco on option, so he was still technically property of the Pirates. Restelli hit .241 over 93 games in Pittsburgh, seeing most of his time during the 1949 season. He hit .250 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs in 72 games as a rookie in 1949, with most of his time in defense spent in center field. He spent all of 1950 in the minors (part of the year with San Francisco), hitting .302 with 18 homers and 68 RBIs in 120 games, then returned to Pittsburgh for the first two months of the 1951 season. He hit .184 in 21 games during his second stint with the Pirates, getting just seven starts (all in left field). Restelli was sold to the Washington Senators in September 1951, but the Pirates ended up being his only big league club. He spent a total of 11 seasons in pro ball, retiring after the 1955 season. He batted .340 in 73 games in the Pacific Coast League in 1953.
Lino Donoso, lefty reliever for the 1955-56 Pirates. He was a 32-year-old rookie from Cuba in 1955, though that rookie status has been changed by recent developments in baseball. The Pirates acquired him from the Mexican League, where he had spent the previous four seasons. He also played Negro League ball in 1947, which is now included in his Major League stats due to MLB declaring that the 1920-48 Negro Leagues are now considered to be Major League Baseball. He went 5-2, 2.18 in 78.1 innings for the 1947 New York Cubans. Full stats aren’t known from the league as more research is being done, but that ERA is rated the best in the league at this point. The Pirates signed Donoso in February of 1954 and immediately assigned him to their affiliate in Waco of the Big State League, but he spent the 1954 season with Hollywood of the Pacific Coast League, which also had a working agreement with the Pirates. He went 19-8, 2.37 in 205 innings with Hollywood that season, then opened up the 1955 season there with a 3.26 ERA in 58 innings before getting called up to Pittsburgh. On June 15, 1955, the Pirates sent George Freese and Ben Wade to Hollywood to acquire the rights of Donoso, in a move that was said to be done to help balance their bullpen by adding a lefty. Donoso went 4-6, 5.31 in 95 innings with the Pirates, making nine starts and 16 relief appearances. His 1956 season consisted of spending the first few weeks in the majors, which saw him throw a total of 1.2 scoreless innings over three appearances. He was sent to the minors on May 3rd and remained there until 1962, spending most of that time back in the Mexican League. His name can often be found in old newspapers misspelled as “Dinoso”.
Johnny Mokan, outfielder for the 1921-22 Pirates. He debuted in pro ball at 21 years old in 1917, playing 86 games for Fort Dodge of the Class-D Central Association, where he posted a .274 average. Mokan played for three teams in 1918, seeing time in the Class-B Texas League with Waco, Class-A Southern Association with Chattanooga and Double-A International League with Toronto. While his full stats are incomplete, they show that he hit .301 in 69 games in the Texas League and .212 in 55 games at Double-A. In 1919, he spent the entire season with Waco, hitting .258 with 40 extra-base hits in 145 games. A large majority of the 1920 season was spent with Wichita Falls of the Texas League, where he hit .303 with 39 extra-base hits in 150 games. On August 20, 1920, under the recommendation of scout Don Curtis, the Pirates purchased Mokan and his teammate Jimmy Zinn from Wichita Falls. Both were said to be reporting to the Pirates after their minor league season ended, but only Zinn got into a game with the 1920 Pirates. Mokan spent the first two months of the 1921 season with the Pirates, hitting .269 in 19 games before being sent to the minors. He wasn’t actually sent down to Minneapolis of the American Association until July 27th, but he was sent to the hospital at the end of June that year due to stomach troubles and never returned to play until after he was optioned to the minors.
Mokan was back in 1922 and he batted .258 in 31 games, while seeing time again at all three outfield spots. He hit .262 with 16 runs scored and 17 RBIs in 50 games with the Pirates. His time in Pittsburgh ended when he was sold to the Philadelphia Phillies in July of 1922. Mokan remained there until his big league career ended in 1927. The Pirates actually tried to trade Mokan to Sioux City of the Western League for young outfielder Roy Elsh, but the Chicago White Sox said that they had a claim in on Elsh, so the Mokan deal was called off and he was sent to the Phillies instead. Mokan hit .252 with three homers in 47 games to finish out the 1922 season. In 1923, he hit .313 in 113 games, with career highs of 78 runs scored, 53 walks, ten homers and 23 doubles. In 1924, he batted .260 in 96 games, with 44 RBIs and 50 runs scored. Mokan played just 75 games in 1925, but he managed to hit a career best .330, with a .905 OPS that was his best single season best. He set a career high with 127 games played in 1926. That year he hit .303 with 68 runs scored, 33 extra-base hits and a career high 62 RBIs. In his final season in the majors, he batted .286 in 74 games, though lower power numbers brought him down to a .728 OPS. His career finished in the minors in 1928. Mokan batted .291 in 582 big league games, with 32 homers, 273 RBIs and 282 runs scored. He was considered a below average defensive player, who finished with a -5.8 dWAR.
Joe Kelly, 1914 outfielder. He spent six seasons in the minors before the Pirates acquired him from St Joseph of the Western League. Kelly debuted in Tulsa of the Class-D Oklahoma-Kansas League at 21 years old in 1908. He hit .302 with 25 extra-base hits in 65 games. The next year he hit .243 with 55 extra-base hits in 120 games with Pittsburg of the Class-C Western Association. He was in the same league in 1910, playing for Joplin, where he batted .300 with 38 extra-base hits in 115 games. He moved up two levels to St Joseph in 1911 and remained there for three seasons. Kelly hit .271 with 40 extra-base hits in 166 games in 1911. He followed that up with .287 average, 38 doubles and 15 triples in 168 games in 1912. In his last season before joining the Pirates, he hit .318 with 47 extra-base hits in 161 games. On June 23, 1913, the Pirates purchased Kelly and his teammate George Watson after manager Fred Clarke saw both players on a scouting trip. The Pirates tried to get Kelly for the 1913 season, but the club owner wouldn’t give him up because he was the manager and captain of the team.
Kelly joined the Pirates in the spring of 1914 and started 136 games in center field that season, showing great range, but also led all National League center fielders with 19 errors. Kelly hit .222 and stole 21 bases in 141 games during his only season with the Pirates. After the season, he was sold to Indianapolis of the American Association (minors). Kelly made it back to the majors in 1916 with the Chicago Cubs, who then traded him to the Boston Braves in 1917, where he played his final three big league seasons. He hit .254 with two homers in 54 games with the Cubs. With Boston, he batted .222 with 36 RBIs, 41 runs scored and 21 steals in 116 games in 1917. He saw a little less time during the shortened (due to war) 1918 season, hitting .232 with 12 steals and 20 runs scored in 47 games. He batted just .141 in 18 games in 1919, playing his final game on May 27th before going to the minors for the rest of his career. Kelly was a .224 hitter over 376 big league games, with six homers, 117 RBIs, 66 steals and 129 runs scored. He played pro ball until 1930, spending the 1920-25 seasons with San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League. During that final season in San Francisco, the team also had Paul and Lloyd Waner patrolling the outfield. Including his big league stats, Kelly had 3,200 hits as a pro.
Cy Neighbors, outfielder for the 1908 Pirates. He played left field during the final inning on April 29, 1908 and then never played in the majors again. Neighbors spent 14 seasons in the minors. In the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs on April 29, 1908, Fred Clarke sent in a pinch-hitter for himself, putting in backup catcher Paddy O’Connor. He singled home a run to make it 1-1, and then the Pirates took the lead on a Honus Wagner single. Without that hit from O’Connor, which was his first MLB hit, Neigbors wouldn’t have been used that day. When they came out on defense for the bottom of the ninth, Neighbors took Clarke’s position in left field and watched Lefty Leifield close out the game with two strikeouts and a grounder to second base. His debut/only game nearly flew under the radar when none of the local papers included him in the boxscore. Just a few papers around the U.S. on April 30th actually mentioned him by name. A short time later, Neighbors was sent to Kansas City, where he remained for the duration of the season. While his minor league stats aren’t complete, the known games (over 1,400) show that he was a .302 hitter in those games.
Neighbors debuted in pro ball in 1905 at 24 years old, splitting his first season between Duluth of the Class-D Northern League, and Toledo of the American Association, which was a Class-A League at the time. Neighbors batted .293 in 111 games that season. The 1906 season was spent with Burlington of the Class-D Iowa League, where he hit .320 in 121 games. He was back in A-Ball in 1907, where he hit .267 in 137 games for Memphis of Southern Association. The Pirates drafted him in the Rule 5 draft after the 1907 season, paying $1,000 to acquire his rights. He went to Spring Training with the Pirates in 1908 and made quite an impression early with his skills in another sport, showing off his billiards skills. The early scouting reports said that he had a strong arm and a fine eye at the plate. His Spring Training was immediately slowed by an infection/hospitalization he received from a laceration on his hand, which kept him out of action for a week. Neighbors made the Opening Day roster and accompanied the team on a trip to St Louis to start the season, but when that three-game series ended, five players went from St Louis to Pittsburgh, while the rest of the team went to Cincinnati for three games. He remained with the Pirates for ten days after his lone big league game before being released on May 9th. During his time in Pittsburgh, he was mostly referred to by his first name of Cecil, but Cy was an often used nickname. His bio online doesn’t have what hand he threw with listed, but there’s a photo of him in a Pirates uniform showing that he threw right-handed.
On this date in 1956, the Pirates drew 44,932 fans, the largest crowd in Forbes Field history. The Pirates lost 8-3 to the Dodgers, although the game was suspended due to rain in the ninth inning and finished the next day. The paper the next day said that between 8,000 and 10,000 fans were turned away at the gate and one fan died during the game. Here’s the boxscore.