• This Date in Pirates History: February 12

    There have been eight former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, among them two very recent ones. Chris Snyder (1981) spent two seasons with the Pirates after coming over in the five player deal the Pirates made at the 2010 trading deadline with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Pirates gave up DJ...

  • This Date in Pirates History. February 11

    On this date in 1928 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Vic Aldridge to the New York Giants in exchange for future Hall of Fame pitcher Burleigh Grimes. Aldridge was 34 at the time of the trade and had won 15 games for the Pirates in 1927, helping them to their fourth World...

  • This Date in Pirates History: February 10

    There are ten former Pittsburgh Pirates who have been born on this date, two that were in the organization in 2014 that are briefly mentioned at the bottom. I will start with the three most recent ones. Luis Cruz (1984) played shortstop and second base for the 2008-09 Pirates. He came to the...

  • This Date in Pirates History: February 9

    There have been seven former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, one being a recent player who, as Pirates fans, we don’t need to rehash the career of, so I’ll just mention that Aki Iwamura turns 35 today. As for the other players, starting with the youngest first, we have the following...

  • This Date in Pirates History: February 8

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Starting with Felix Pie, who played for the 2013 Pirates. Pie was signed to a minor league deal during the off-season and was called up to the Pirates in late August. He played 27 games, so he was used often, though he started...

  • This Date in Pirates History: February 7

    On this date in Pittsburgh Pirates history, two teammates from the 2001-02 Pirates celebrate birthdays. Starting off with Adrian Brown (1974) who was a 48th round draft pick by Pittsburgh in the 1992 amateur draft that played for the team from 1997 until 2002. As a low draft pick he worked his...

  • This Date in Pirates History: February 6

    Plenty of star power among former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date but we start with the current player celebrating a birthday today. Pedro Alvarez turns 27 today. He was the first round draft pick of the Pirates in 2008, second overall. Pedro split his first season between high-A and AA, hitting...

  • This Date in Pirates History: February 5

    Born on this date in 1928 was Don Hoak, third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1959 until 1962. He spent seven seasons in the minors for the Dodgers before he got his first shot at the big leagues in 1954 then ended up spending the next 11 seasons in the majors...

  • This Date in Pirates History: February 4

    On this date in Pittsburgh Pirates history six former players have been born. Starting with one of the newest former player first, relief pitcher Dan Plesac was born on this date in 1962. He was a lefty reliever with nine years experience already when the Pirates signed him as a free agent...

  • This Date in Pirates History: February 3

    On this date in 1975 former Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Billy Herman was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran’s Committee. He is joined that year by manager Bucky Harris, Cleveland Indians star Earl Averill, Negro Leaguer Judy Johnson and also Pirates outfielder Ralph Kiner, who was elected...

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