Pirates Claim Matt Pagnozzi

The Pirates have announced they claimed catcher Matt Pagnozzi off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. To make room for Pagnozzi on the 40 man roster, Steven Pearce was transferred to the 60 day disabled list.  The 28 year old Pagnozzi had played seven games this season for the Rockies hitting .286 in 21 AB’s.  He also batted .275 in 54 AAA games this year. Matt made his major league debut in 2009 with the St Louis Cardinals and...

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Pirates Cut Ties with Venezuelan Summer League

The Pittsburgh Pirates will no longer lease their academy in Venezuela according to Jennifer Langosch, thus ending their affiliation in the Venezuela Summer League. Starting next season they will have two teams in the Dominican Summer League.  There will be no change in the amount of players they sign as the Dominican Academy is big enough to handle two full 35 man rosters. All of the players currently under contract in the VSL will...

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1903 World Series: Game One

The 1903 Pittsburgh Pirates finished up their season schedule on September 26th winning the National League pennant by 6.5 games with a 91-49 record. The Boston Americans were busy winning the American League title by 14.5 games, going 91-47 and wrapping up their schedule on September 28th. The two teams agreed to meet in a post-season series which is now known as the first modern World Series. The clubs matched up well based on...

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Minor League Schedule: 9/5/11

Today’s probable starters: Jeff Locke, Phillip Irwin and Porfirio Lopez

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1903 World Series: The Comparisons

The 1903 Pittsburgh Pirates won the National League crown by 6.5 games over the New York Giants. In the American League the Boston Americans won the AL crown by 14.5 games over the Philadelphia Athletics. The Pirates owner, Barney Dreyfuss publicly challenged the Americans owner Henry Killilea to a post-season series and the two teams agreed to meet in what is now known as the first modern day World Series. There were prior...

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