Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Three

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their third week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman continues to tear the cover off the ball, hitting for a .385/.474/.662 line in 65 at-bats this season.  Grossman went 8-for-17 this week, with two homers in two games, both leading off the first inning.  He also added six walks this week. Grossman is tied for the league lead in homers with five on the...

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This Date in Pirates History: October 23

Born on this date in 1931 was former Pirates pitcher, and Hall of Famer, Jim Bunning. He joined the Pirates in December of 1967 as part of a four for one trade with the Philadelphia Phillies, with Woodie Fryman, Don Money, Bill Laxton and Harold Clem leaving Pittsburgh. At the time, Bunning was 36 and coming off a season in which he led the NL in innings pitched, games pitched, shutouts and strikeouts. He had just a 17-15 record but...

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The 1904 Pirates: Part One

Last week we saw how the Pirates prepared themselves for the 1904 season and they definitely started the season with some questions among their starting rotation. The team had a rough spring training, the weather was bad and when they reported to St Louis for opening day on April 15th it quickly became evident that they were behind schedule in their preparations for the season. They had early injury problems including Sam Leever...

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AFL Recap 10/22: Another Big Day for Grossman

Yesterday, Robbie Grossman went 0-for-3 in the Arizona Fall League, which was only his second game without a hit in 15 games this year.  The 0-for-3 day also broke his streak of six straight games with multiple hits.  Grossman got back on track today, leading Mesa to a 9-2 win with a big day out of the leadoff spot.  Playing as the designated hitter, Grossman went 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs, two RBIs, and a stolen base. He led...

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Team USA Falls To Mexico

Mexico  3,  USA  2 Team USA fell just short in Saturday’s game against Mexico in the Pan Am tournament.  After three scoreless innings, the US scored a run in the top of the 4th, when RF Brett Carroll (Red Sox) bounced into a double play, scoring 2B Joe Thurston (Marlins) from third base.  Mexico answered with a 2-run homer in the bottom of the inning.  Mexico also scored a run in the 5th.  All three Mexican run came off USA...

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