John Dreker

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 11

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including the man who held the single season AB record for 33 years. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a big comeback by the Pirates from the 1979 season. Al Pedrique (1960) Shortstop for the 1987-88 Pirates. He was signed by...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 8/11/12

    Luis Heredia will get the start tonight for State College. He ranks eighth in the NY-Penn League in ERA and his 1.04 WHIP ranks tenth in the league. Indianapolis has an eight game lead in their division with 23 games left in the season. They play the second place team(Columbus) today, the...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Gerrit Cole and Casey Sadler Pitch Shutout Ball

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  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 10

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including a player who was around for just one game, and a shortstop for the first team in franchise history to win an NL pennant. We also have one trade of note and John Fredland, in his Jolly Roger Rewind, takes a look...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 8/10/12

    Gerrit Cole will get the start tonight for Altoona. He ranks third among all Pirates minor league pitchers in strikeouts behind Justin Wilson and Jeff Locke. Cole’s 103.2 innings ranks 11th in the organization and his overall ERA of 3.04 trails only Jeff Locke(2.66) and Phil Irwin(2.87) among pitchers who have thrown...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 9

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus we have a transaction of note, that involved a future Hall of Fame manager. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a Pirates no-hitter from 36 years ago. The Trade On this date in 1919, the Pirates traded outfielder Casey Stengel...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 8/9/12

    Jameson Taillon will make the start for Bradenton tonight. He is eighth in the Florida State League in both innings pitched and strikeouts, while ranking third with his 1.15 WHIP. Altoona broke an eight game losing streak last night. Both DSL teams were rained out yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 8

    Today we have five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including two pitchers for the 1987 team, as well another two pitchers who hold dubious team records. There are also two transactions of note, one involving a Hall of Fame pitcher. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 8/8/12

    West Virginia was off yesterday. Indianapolis has an early afternoon game with Jeff Locke scheduled to pitch. *** See update from this morning on Locke below*** He has the third best ERA in the International League. He is also fourth in the league in strikeouts and tenth, with his 1.22 WHIP. The...

  • Pirates History
    Sign of the Times: Baseball in 1890

    Back on February 29th, I posted a “This Date” article called “Which Date in Pirates History?” which briefly mentioned all of the players in franchise history that don’t have an exact known birth date. Some are missing just the day of the month, some missing the month and four of the players...

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