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 just .219 and playing only 85 games. He was a regular for the 1942-43 seasons but like many players from that era, he missed time due to serving his country...

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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 uniform, signing in January 1903 as a free agent. He had compiled a 178-153 record up to that point over 11 seasons, ten of them with...

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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 by the Pirates in the 6th round of the 1966 amateur draft. He signed ten days later, and the 19 year old Clines reported to the Salem Rebels of the Appalachian...

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