• This Date in Pirates History: August 14

    A light day in Pittsburgh Pirates history for transactions and birth dates. We have a first baseman from the early 20th century being released and two first baseman born on this date, including the one that played the position during the first NL game in franchise history. John Fredland recaps and excellent...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 13 – The Transactions

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made two minor trades of note on this date, not enough to warrant their own article separate from the one posted earlier this morning. On August 13,1926 though, they changed the face of the franchise, just ten months after winning their second World Series title. John Fredland has...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 13 – The Players

    With eight former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, and a few transactions of note, including a huge change in Pirates history on one particular date, we will break today’s article up into two separate pieces. The first deals strictly with the players. Later today, we will have the transactions, as...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 12

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, all were born in the 19th century. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a dramatic extra innings win from the 1991 season. Before I get to the former players, there is one current Pirates player to mention, although he is currently...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 11

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including the man who held the single season AB record for 33 years. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a big comeback by the Pirates from the 1979 season. Al Pedrique (1960) Shortstop for the 1987-88 Pirates. He was signed by...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 10

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including a player who was around for just one game, and a shortstop for the first team in franchise history to win an NL pennant. We also have one trade of note and John Fredland, in his Jolly Roger Rewind, takes a look...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 9

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus we have a transaction of note, that involved a future Hall of Fame manager. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a Pirates no-hitter from 36 years ago. The Trade On this date in 1919, the Pirates traded outfielder Casey Stengel...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 8

    Today we have five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including two pitchers for the 1987 team, as well another two pitchers who hold dubious team records. There are also two transactions of note, one involving a Hall of Fame pitcher. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a...

  • Sign of the Times: Baseball in 1890

    Back on February 29th, I posted a “This Date” article called “Which Date in Pirates History?” which briefly mentioned all of the players in franchise history that don’t have an exact known birth date. Some are missing just the day of the month, some missing the month and four of the players...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 7 Part Two

    Earlier in the day we covered seven former Pirates players born on this date. That article can be read here. In part two we have Hall of Fame manager Bill McKechnie, who also played with the Pirates. There are also five transactions of note, including the signing of a Pirates legend, plus...

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