• This Date in Pirates History: July 6

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Today we stray from the usual “youngest player first” format to shine the spotlight on one of the better Pirates pitchers from the 1930’s, Cy Blanton. John Fredland recaps one of the longest games in Pirates history in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Cy...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 5

    There have been four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, two pitchers and two outfielders. The list includes a Hall of Famer, a player from the first team to win the World Series in franchise history, and a player for the team with the best record in club history. John...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 4

    The nation’s birthday is also a popular day for Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays. We have seven former players, one current player and one manager. We also have one trade to mention as well as a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland that looks back 110 years ago. The Transaction On this date in...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 3

    Today’s group of four former Pittsburgh Pirates players that were born on this date includes a six time All-Star, who played his first two games with the Pirates. It also has a player who was traded to Pittsburgh for a Hall of Famer, a pitcher for the 1927 team that went to...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 2

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, which includes two recent players, the father of another former Pirates player and two guys who were members of the first Pittsburgh team in NL history. We also have one transaction involving a player of note and in his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland...

  • Changing Pirates History Part Two: Frank Barrett

    A month ago today, I found a discrepancy in the stats for Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harry Gardner. He was credited with three extra runs and two less outs during his only game in 1912, a game that happened to be his last career game. Today, while writing the bio for Frank Barrett,...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 1

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus we have one trade to cover. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a classic battle from the 1916 season. The Trade On this date in 1921, the Pirates traded pitcher Elmer Ponder to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for outfielder...

  • The 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates Season: Part Three

    The Pittsburgh Pirates opened up their 1910 season strong, hoping to defend their World Series title. Things quickly went downhill as the weather played havoc with their schedule, postponing games at a pace of nearly once every two games. Their 16-9 record turned into 23-22 by the middle of June and many...

  • This Date in Pirates History: June 30

    On a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have three trades and six former players born on this date. John Fredland covers a well-pitched game by Jon Lieber from 15 years ago, in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Before we start with all that, we have one current Pirates player celebrating a...

  • This Date in Pirates History: June 29

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays on this date, plus a trade of pitchers from 51 years ago. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a tough loss in extra innings during the 1988 season. The Trade On this date in 1961, the Pirates traded pitcher Tom Cheney to the Washington Senators...

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