• Pittsburgh Pirates Catching Great, George Gibson

    George Gibson was a durable catcher for the Pirates from 1905 until 1916, a stellar defensive player that handled a Pirates pitching staff full of star hurlers for twelve seasons. Born on July 22,1880 in London,Ontario,Canada, Gibson made it to the majors on the strength of his defense, though he turned himself...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 21

    We have two former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and one trade from nine years ago to discuss. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers another game from the improbable 1997 season. The Trade On this date in 2003, the Pirates traded closer Mike Williams to the Philadelphia Phillies...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 20

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date including one of the lesser known Hall of Famers in team history. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland goes back ten years ago to take a look at a huge day from an unlikely source. John Lamb (1946) Pitcher for the 1970-71...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 19

    On a busy date for former Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays, we have eight players to cover, two of them born on the same exact day, 147 years ago. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a rare Pirates victory over one of the greatest pitchers ever. Brian Smith (1972)...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 18

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including two that were born on the same exact day and one of them played just one major league game. Also included on this list are two players that were traded for each other. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 17

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus we have one trade of note. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a very long game that was played 98 years ago, with two great pitching performances. The Trade On this date in 1998 the Pirates traded...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 16

    On a slow day for Pittsburgh Pirates birth dates and transactions, we have just one player to talk about and one minor trade. The transaction and the player have a nice tie in to each other though, so it worked out well. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 15

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date including one of just twenty players to hit over 100 homers in a Pirates uniform. We also have a player who was an unlikely hero for a Pirates World Series team and another who was a key member of another title winner in...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 14

    Six former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date including one of the better pitchers from the franchise’s early years. John Fredland tackles a doubleheader between the Reds and Pirates from the 1974 season in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Jesse Tannehill (1874) Pitcher for the Pirates from 1897 until 1902. He made...

  • This Date in Pirates History: July 13

    Today is a busy day of birthdays for former Pittsburgh Pirates, seven in all. We start with a player who spent eight seasons in a Pirates uniform, playing more games with the team than the other six players combined. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a come-from-behind...

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