• This Date in Pirates History: August 29

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including one with a rich family history in baseball, and with the Pirates. We also have a trade of note, plus a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland, looking back on a near no-hitter from the 1995 season. The Transaction On this date...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 28

    There have been five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, two were involved in major trades in the franchise’s early history. We also have two trades of note, as well as a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland, one that covers a game from the World Series winning 1925 season....

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 27

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Among them the brother of one of the all-time great pitchers, another who had two brothers that played in the majors and then a pitcher who had one forgettable outing while with the Pirates. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a...

  • The 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates

    After winning their first World Series title in 1909, the Pirates could manage just a third place finish the following year. Led by the hitting of Honus Wagner, the managing and play of Fred Clarke, and a strong pitching staff, Pittsburgh still won 86 games against just 67 defeats. The offense that...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 26

    We have two former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, infielders from different eras. We also have one trade of note and a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland, dealing with the 1992 season and a pair of knuckleball pitchers squaring off. Before we get into everything else, we have one current...

  • The 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates Season: Part Five

    Through August 1st of the 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates season, the defending World Series champs had gone 50-36, putting them in third place. The Giants had a half game lead on the Pirates, but they trailed the Cubs by a full seven games, with just over two months left in the season. Pittsburgh...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 25

    Today in Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have two transactions of note, including one that brought the franchise it’s all-time winningest pitcher. We also have three players born on this date from three different era. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a victory from the last team in franchise history to...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 24

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players have been born on this date, one of them went on to later manage the team. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a game that turned the 1987 season around, allowing the Pirates to finish on a strong note. Before we get to the former...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 23

    Just one former Pittsburgh Pirates player born on this date, and no major transactions, so we go with two game recaps today. In the first, we go back to 1907 for a no-hitter by one of the better pitchers in Pirates history. Then in his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a...

  • Pirates Pitching Great, Howie Camnitz

    In 1909, the Pittsburgh Pirates won their first World Series title. While Babe Adams was the hero of the World Series, winning three games, Howie Camnitz helped get them there with one of the best pitching seasons in franchise history.   Born on August 22,1881, Howie began his pro baseball career in...

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