The Altoona Four: What Has Happened?

When the season ended last year, Altoona had what many Pirates fans considered a strong rotation full of four prospects who would all start the year for Indianapolis in 2011. It looked as if at this point in the season, we would be making decisions on where at least two pitchers would fit into our major league rotation, with the other two possibly not far behind. A not so funny thing happened on the way to that point. Rudy Owens,...

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The Honus Wagner Trade
Jun19

The Honus Wagner Trade

In 1899 the Louisville Colonels of the National League were in danger of folding. The National League was looking to scale down to 8 teams. At the same time, their team owner Barney Dreyfuss had purchased a half interest in the Pittsburgh Pirates team, realizing that his Louisville team was likely to be one of the teams trimmed from the NL. In doing so he was able to turn the Pirates into a powerhouse for most of the next decade....

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Minor League Schedule: 6/19/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Bradenton is currently on their All-Star break. They don’t play again until Monday when the FSL team records will reset to 0-0 for the 2nd half. West Virginia begins their all-star break following today’s game. Their next game will be Thursday in Hickory. The VSL team has off today, they are currently a 1/2...

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Pirates Sign Two Draft Picks

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pirates have agreed to terms with 2011 32nd round draft pick David Jagoditsh. He is a 6′ 7″ 230 right-handed pitcher out of Pima CC, the same school that produced current Pirates farmhand Donald Veal. Jagoditsh pitched just two innings this season and didn’t play at all until mid-season getting in just 6 games total. He will likely report to the GCL and pitch in relief due to...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/18/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Indianapolis will play a day-night doubleheader today to make up for the postponed game on Thursday. Altoona will play a traditional doubleheader due to a prior rainout. Bradenton is currently on their All-Star break. They don’t play again until Monday when the FSL team records will reset to 0-0 for the 2nd half....

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