• This Date in Pirates History: August 7 Part One

    In part one of today’s Pittsburgh Pirates history, we cover seven former players that were born on this date. Later on, we will cover a Hall of Famer who played for the Pirates, as well as recap some trades of note and we will have another installment of John Fredland’s, Jolly Roger...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 6

    There have been seven former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, including two that played on teams that won World Series titles. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a tough loss by the Pirates during the 1988 seasons. Stan Belinda (1966) Relief pitcher for the Pirates from 1989 until 1993....

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 5

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date and one transaction of note, a trade that involves a player who was traded earlier in his career for one of the players born on this date. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a doubleheader sweep over the Reds that occurred 35...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 4

    Today is a busy date in Pittsburgh Pirates history, eight former players born on this date and one transaction of note. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a game from 1958 with a big performance from “The Great One”. The Transaction On this date in 1917, the Pirates made the...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 3

    There have been five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, three of them played for the 1987 team. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a strong pitching performance from Doug Drabek, that came during the 1990 season. Kevin Elster (1964) Shortstop for the 1997 Pirates....

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 2

    We have two former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, both young pitchers for playoff teams, the first and last(prior to the current run) playoff teams in franchise history. We also have a major trade to talk about, as well as a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland, dealing with the tight...

  • This Date in Pirates History: August 1

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including a catcher for the 1971 World Series winning squad. ¬†John Fredland recaps a big day for “Pops”, during the 1970 season, in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Before I get to the former players, there is a former manager celebrating a birthday today....

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 31

    A busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history that includes seven birthdays and 17 trades of note, all listed below. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps the major league debut of Tim Wakefield, twenty years ago today. The Players J.J. Furmaniak (1979) Middle infielder for the 2005 Pirates. He was originally...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 30

    Getting close to the trading deadline, not only is today busy due to trades, we also have seven Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. John Fredland covers a game from the 1909 season, the first World Series winners in team history. Before I start in on the players, one non-player of...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 29

    Four trades, five players and a game recap on a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history. Two trades involved shortstop Jack Wilson, while the other one included two veteran All-Star type players on the downside of their careers. Jon Fredland takes a look back at a game from the 1915 season in...

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