• This Date in Pirates History: October 8

    On this date in 1917 long-time Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh was born. He started his baseball career as a player, spending nine seasons in the majors between 1941 and 1951. He made his debut with the Phillies as a 23 year old 2B and led the league in stolen bases despite hitting...

  • This Date in Pirates History: October 7

    On this date in 1903 the Pittsburgh Pirates lost game five of the World Series to the Boston Americans by an 11-2 score. The pitcher for the Pirates that game was William “Brickyard” Kennedy, who was celebrating his 36th birthday that same day. Kennedy had spent just one season in a Pirates...

  • This Date in Pirates History: October 6

    Today on Pirates Prospects we start a new feature called This Date in Pirates History where we will cover either an important event from that specific date or highlight a player born on that date. Today we start with Gene Clines who was born on this date in 1946. He was drafted...

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