While glancing at the Win Expectancy chart for last night’s Yankees-Rangers game, I realized that FanGraphs also has these charts for historical games. I’m pretty sure I already knew that, but for whatever reason I had never taken the time to sift through some older games. Here is a look at some of my all-time favorite Pirates games.
5/6/1988 – San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
This is my first vivid Pirates memory, a game that occurred about a month after my 4th birthday. It was Richard Caliguiri day at Three Rivers Stadium, as the Pirates honored the Pittsburgh mayor who had passed away earlier in the day. It was a pretty quiet game, with each team posting a run in the 1st inning. The score remained 1-1 until the bottom of the 12th inning, when Sid Bream stepped to the plate and lifted a three-run home run to right-center field.
5/28/1990 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
On a rainy Memorial Day, bench clearing confrontations and multiple ejections overshado...
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