John Dreker

  • Pirates History
    The 1909 World Series: Game Three

    On Monday October 11,1909 the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates met up at Bennett Park in Detroit for game three of the 1909 World Series. The Pirates had taken the opener behind the pitching of Babe Adams, while Detroit evened up the series in game two with Wild Bill Donovan on the mound...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 22

    Two former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date and the team has played two season openers on this date as well. Mickey Vernon(1918) Pinch hitter for the 1960 Pirates. He joined the Pirates as a first base coach for the 1960 season but ended up being used as a pinch hitter nine...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/22/12

    Altoona was rained out last night. The game will be made up on May 5th as part of a doubleheader. Just a note on the short-season leagues. The Dominican Summer League begins play on June 2nd, the Pirates will have two teams in that league this year. Both State College and the...

  • Pirates History
    Pirates VS Cardinals: Head-to-Head

    The Pittsburgh Pirates and St Louis Cardinals have been playing against each other for a very long time now. Every year since 1892 these two teams have met up against each other in regular season play and going back even further, the two franchises began together in 1882 in the American Association....

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    This Date in Pirates History: April 21

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, three very recent players and a fourth from the middle of last century. Starting with the youngest first: Ronny Paulino(1981) Catcher for the Pirates from 2005 until 2008. He was originally signed as an amateur free agent in late December of 1997. It...

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    Minor League Schedule: 4/21/12

    Indianapolis was rained out last night. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader when the two teams meet again on July 12th. A.J. Burnett was scheduled to make his fourth rehab start tonight in Altoona but instead the Pirates have recalled him to start in Pittsburgh. A full...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Cole Strikes Out Seven

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  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 20

    On this date in 1985, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded longtime reliever Kent Tekulve, to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for pitcher Al Holland and minor league pitcher Frankie Griffin. Tekulve was 38 years old and had pitched just three games for the Pirates in 1985, allowing seven runs in 3.1 innings. He...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/20/12

    Top prospect in the Pirates system, Gerrit Cole, gets the third start of his professional career tonight at home against Ft. Myers. The Pirates made a handful of minor league moves yesterday, including the promotion of Tim Alderson to AAA and the return of Stetson Allie to the West Virginia roster. A.J....

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 19

    On this date in 1979, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded shortstop Frank Taveras to the New York Mets for shortstop Tim Foli and minor league pitcher Greg Field. Foli was 28 years old and coming off a season in which he hit .257 with 27 RBI’s in 113 games for the Mets. As...

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