John Dreker

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 13

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Also,I take a look back at an interesting pitching match-up on this date from 120 years ago. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland talks about a tough loss from twenty-eight years ago today. Jack Shepard (1931) Catcher for the Pirates from 1953...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/13/12

    Bradenton is off today. They resume their schedule Monday night on the road against St Lucie, the team with the best record in the Florida State League. All three starters going today are left-handed pitchers. All three games today are early afternoon starts. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 12

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including an infielder who played eight seasons for the Pirates and one who played just eight games. John Fredland, in his Jolly Roger Rewind, covers a memorable Pirates game from the 1955 season that saw Pittsburgh come up on the wrong end of history....

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/12/12

    Top prospect Gerrit Cole, gets his seventh professional start tonight. Rated number one overall in our 2012 Prospect Guide, Cole is ranked ninth overall in the Florida State League in WHIP(1.07) and he’s 11th overall in strikeouts despite the fact his 28 innings pitched rank him tied for 45th in the league....

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates VS Cy Young

    If you’re anything like me with baseball history, some numbers just instantly bring baseball players to mind because of historic stats. If I see 7:14 or 7:55 on a clock, I always think of Aaron or Ruth. My dad was a big Mickey Mantle fan, so 5:36 always stands out for him....

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 11

    We have five Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including teammates from the 1990 squad that were born on the exact same day. Earlier this morning, we had a special feature on Rip Sewell, one of the best pitchers in team history, which can be read here. The other four players...

  • Pirates History
    Pirates Pitching Great, Rip Sewell

    Truett “Rip” Sewell was born on May 11,1907 in Decatur,Alabama. He came from a family with plenty of baseball tradition. His cousin is Hall of Fame infielder Joe Sewell. Joe also had two brothers who played in the majors,Tommy, who played for the 1927 Cubs and Luke, who played twenty seasons in...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/11/12

    Just a note on when the short-season teams begin their play. The two teams from the Dominican Summer League will begin their 72 game schedule on June 2nd. The State College Spikes will begin their 76 game schedule on June 18th. The Gulf Coast League Pirates will begin their 60 game schedule...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 10

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including the one with the most plate appearances in team history without collecting a base hit. Also we have one trade of note to mention. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland goes back to a long chilly night, 46 years ago at...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/10/12

    West Virginia was off yesterday. They begin a seven game homestand tonight. Indianapolis has a morning start time today. Yesterday, Altoona completed the suspended game from Tuesday night first, then played their regularly scheduled game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (19-13) VS Lehigh Valley (17-15)...

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