• This Date in Pirates History: July 28

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including two pitchers from the worst team in franchise history, that were born on the exact same day. We also have two trades to discuss, as well as a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland, with a great comeback against the Astros. The...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 27

    Only two former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and they played with the team nearly 100 years apart from each other. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers an important doubleheader from the last World Series champs in team history. Enrique Wilson (1973) Infielder for the 2000-01 Pirates. He...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 26

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including a pair of teammates from the 1949 team. We also have a recent trade of note and John Fredland recaps a big game from a Pirates great, that happened against Pittsburgh after the player left the team. The Trade On this date...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Trade History: Houston Astros Edition

    With the trade of three prospects for Wandy Rodriguez, I thought we would take a look back at the trade history between the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates. The Astros came to be in 1962, born as the Houston Colt .45’s before changing their name to the Astros for the 1965 season....

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 25

    We have four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus on trade of note that involved a Hall of Fame player leaving Pittsburgh. Earlier this morning, we covered the Pirates career of Doug Drabek, the last Cy Young Award winner in team history. That article can be read here. John...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher, Doug Drabek

    From 1987 until 1992, Doug Drabek was a workhorse in the Pirates rotation, averaging 33 starts and 227 innings pitched per season over his six years in Pittsburgh. He remains to this day, the last Pirates pitcher to win the Cy Young Award. Born on July 25,1962 in Victoria, Texas, the 6″1...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 24

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Earlier in the day, we covered one of the better outfielders in team history, the all-time home run king, Barry Bonds.  That article can be read here. In this article we have the three other players as well as a Jolly Roger Rewind...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder, Barry Bonds

    For seven seasons, Barry Bonds roamed the outfield for Pittsburgh, helping the team to three playoff appearances, while collecting two(should’ve been three) MVP awards along the way. Born on July 24,1964, Barry Lamar Bonds was the son of longtime baseball player Bobby Bonds, a three-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner, and a...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 23

    In a busy day for trades as we near the trading deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made four trades of note on this date. We also have three players to cover, including a star center fielder for the best three year stretch of Pirates teams in franchise history. In his Jolly Roger...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 22

    A busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history today, with six birthdays, two trades and a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland. Earlier in the day, we covered one of the players born today in his own article, longtime Pirates catcher/manager, George Gibson. That article can be read here. The Trades On this...

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