• This Date in Pirates History: September 6

    Today is a popular date for former Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays, nine players have been born on this date, including a player who was replaced by one Hall of Famer, then replaced another. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a bad break for the 1960 Pirates. Frank Brooks (1978) Pitcher for...

  • This Date in Pirates History: September 5

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players were born on this date, including a star pitcher for the 1909 World Series winning team and one that played for the franchise during it’s American Association days. If you missed it from earlier, Pirates all-time great Bill Mazeroski, got his own article on this here, his...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Great, Bill Mazeroski

    On October 13,1960, Bill Mazeroski hit his famous World Series winning, walk-off homer. Not only was it the greatest single moment in Pittsburgh Pirates history, it ranks up there as the single greatest moment in baseball history. His Pirates career was far from just one moment, Maz played 2,163 regular season games...

  • This Date in Pirates History: September 4

         On a slow day for Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have two players born on this date and one very minor trade, though it involved a player with an interesting career. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a strong major league debut for a Pirates pitcher from the 1982...

  • This Date in Pirates History: September 3

    We have five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including one that can be considered the best of the worst. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a walk-off win from the 1978 season. Matt Capps (1980) Reliever for the Pirates from 2005 until 2009. He was a seventh...

  • This Date in Pirates History: September 2

    Today in Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have four former players born on this date, plus one transaction of note. Two of the players from today were members of the 1971 World Series winning team. In John Fredland’s Jolly Roger Rewind, he takes a look back at a game from the 1997 season,...

  • This Date in Pirates History: September 1

    There have been five former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, including a player that did not endear himself to the team in his only major league inning. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a 1965 doubleheader against the Dodgers, who went with their two future Hall...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 31

    On a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have eight birthdays plus a quick look at some trades of note. John Fredland recaps the last game in a Pittsburgh uniform for a legendary Pirates reliever, in his Jolly Roger Rewind. The Trades On this date in 2011, the Pirate sent outfielder...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Great: Kiki Cuyler

    On September 29,1921 in the second game of a doubleheader against the St Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates put a new right fielder into their lineup and batted him in the cleanup spot. That first game for Hazen “Kiki” Cuyler, turned out to be his only game that season for the Pirates....

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 30

    We have four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus two trades made during the Pirates run of NL East pennants from the early 1990’s. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps an offensive battle between the 1951 Pirates and the team that went on to the World Series,...

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