• This Date in Pirates History: August 22

    Six former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including one that went on to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Five players are covered here, while later we will have a feature on Howie Camnitz, a three time twenty game winner for the Pirates, and a key to the 1909 World...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 21

    There have been seven former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, of which, we start of with the starting right fielder for the first team in franchise history to win a World Series title. We also have one trade of note and in his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 20

    We have three former Pittsburgh Pirates that were born on this date, including one that went on to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. There are also two trades of note and John Fredland recaps a win over the Reds from the 1983 season, in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Before I...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 19

    Three Pittsburgh Pirates trades of note occurred on this date and three former players were born on this date. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look back at a win over the Cubs that came during the 1958 season. The Transactions On this date in 1909, the Pirates traded...

  • Roberto Clemente: His First Day With the Pirates

    Many stories have been told about the great Roberto Clemente during the years, highlighting his great batting and amazing throwing arm, as well as his humanitarian efforts and tragic ending. In celebrating of his 78th birthday today, I thought I would go a different route, other than the usual bio I do...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 18

    On a day that the great Roberto Clemente would’ve turned 78(more on him later), we have two trades to discuss, six other players born on this date(including another Pirates HOF player), and a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland. The Trades On this date in 1989, the Pirates traded outfielder Glenn Wilson...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 17

    There have been four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including one that played just one inning of one game. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a doubleheader against the Reds from the 1990 season. Before we get to the former players, one current player has a birthday....

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 16

    A very busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays, ten in all, with some interesting(and tragic) stories among the group. John Fredland recaps a spectacular ending to a game from the Pirates’ first World Series winning team in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Rick Reed (1964) Pirates pitcher from 1988 until 1991. He was...

  • Doggie Miller, Longtime Pirates Catcher

    George “Doggie” Miller became the first player in Pittsburgh Pirates history to play ten seasons with the franchise, a feat that wasn’t equaled until 14 years after he last put on a Pirates uniform. Only two other catchers have spent at least ten seasons in a Pirates uniform, George Gibson and Manny...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 15

    On a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have two transactions that include Hall of Fame players and two pitchers that threw just one inning in their Pirates career. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland goes back to 1951 to recap a first for an all-time Pirate great. The Transactions...

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