• This Date in Pirates History: November 7

    Born on this date in 1932 was Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Dick Stuart, who played for the team from 1958-62. He was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1951 and as a 19 year old in 1952 he hit .313 with 31 homers for Billings, a class C...

  • This Date in Pirates History: November 6

    Born on this date in 1953 was a longtime pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, John Candelaria. He was a big 6’7″ lefty taken in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft by the Pirates. He shot through the minors quickly for his age, going 28-11 before getting called on June 8,1975...

  • This Date in Pirates History: November 5

    Going to go a little different today and go with all transactions on this date, starting with the one that brought the Pittsburgh Pirates their last manager to win a World Series title. On this date in 1976 the Pirates traded catcher Manny Sanguillen to the Oakland A’s in exchange for Chuck...

  • This Date in Pirates History: November 4

    Born on this date in 1930 was long-time Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Dick Groat, who won the 1960 NL MVP. The Pirates signed him as an amateur free agent in June of 1952 out of Duke University and brought him right to the majors. He also played in the NBA that year as...

  • This Date in Pirates History: November 3

    On this date in 1856 one of the winningest pitchers to ever put on a Pittsburgh uniform was born. Jim McCormick only played one season in Pittsburgh, for the 1887 Alleghenys, but only three pitchers who have won more career games than him, have also put on a Pirates uniform. Those pitchers...

  • This Date in Pirates History: November 2

    We covered Gary Redus yesterday, today just happens to be the birthday of the man he platooned with in Pittsburgh for a time. Born on this date in 1966 was Orlando Merced, first baseman/outfielder for the Pirates from 1990-96. Merced was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates in 1985...

  • This Date in Pirates History: November 1

    Born on this date in in 1956 was Gary Redus, who played five years for the Pittsburgh Pirates, including all three NL East pennant winning seasons in the early 90’s. Redus got his career off to an amazing start, hitting .462 in 68 games with Billings of the Pioneer League in 1978...

  • This Date in Pirates History: October 31

    On this date in 1973 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded catcher Milt May to the Houston Astros in exchange for pitcher Jerry Reuss. May had been drafted by the Pirates in the 11th round of the amateur draft in 1968 and he made his major league debut on September 8, 1970. He was...

  • This Date in Pirates History: October 30

    Born on this date in 1960 was Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Lee Tunnell, who played for the team from 1982-85. He was a 2nd round draft pick by the Pirates out of Baylor University in 1981 and he signed quickly. After a brief stay in the GCL, the Pirates moved him all the...

  • This Date in Pirates History: October 29

    Born on this date in 1944 was Pirates pitcher Jim Bibby, who was with the team from 1978-1983. Prior to joining Pittsburgh, Bibby had just a 60-69 career record at the age of 33 but he turned that record around while in a Pirates uniform. He was signed as a free agent...

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