All posts tagged "Bert Blyleven"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 6

    The most recent Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer was born on this date in 1951. Bert Blyleven pitched for the Pirates from 1978 until 1980. He began his major league career in 1970, as a 19 year old, by going 10-9 3.18 in 164 innings for the Minnesota Twins. At age 20...

  • Pirates History
    The Pirates and Acquiring Veteran Pitchers

    From a combination of my “This Date” article posted today about pitcher Jouett Meekin and my article about Tim Wakefield and what pitchers won the most games after the they left the Pirates, I decided to figure out which pitchers won the most games prior to putting on a Pirates uniform for...

  • Pirates History
    Tim Wakefield and Former Pirates Pitchers

    With Tim Wakefield announcing his retirement I thought I’d go through the unfortunate list for Pirates fans, of pitchers with the most wins after leaving the Pittsburgh Pirates, just to show where he ranks on that list. I included 11 players just to show the top 10 while he was with the...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: December 9

    On this date in 1980 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Bert Blyleven and catcher Manny Sanguillen to the Cleveland Indians for catcher Gary Alexander and pitchers Victor Cruz, Bob Owchinko and Rafael Vasquez. Blyleven was the key piece to the deal, he was unhappy in Pittsburgh, where he went 34-28 over three...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: December 8

    There have been so many trades on this date in Pittsburgh Pirates history that I decided, instead of concentrating on one specific one and skipping some due to time, I would cut down the summaries and include them all, while posting links to old articles for more information wherever applicable. The biggest...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 101 Recap: Braves Win on Blown Call at Home

    They will be talking about this one for a long, long time. The game itself was long. The game featured many, many blown chances. Ultimately, the game ended on a blown call. Home plate umpire Jerry Meals called Julio Lugo safe on a tag play at home in the 19th inning. He...

  • Analysis
    Downfall of the Fam-A-Lee Redux

    I have been absent for almost a month. Gone and perhaps forgotten? Hopefully not. 2009 got off to a weird start as my family and I came home on the night of January 1, 2009 and found our house under some water. So, some new flooring and a burnt out furnace motor...

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