This Date in Pirates History: January 1

Born on this date in 1911 was Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1947. He missed nearly five seasons due to World War II but the 36 year old Greenberg still led the American League in homers with 44 and RBI’s with 127 his first full season back in baseball in 1946. The Pirates purchased him from the Detroit Tigers for $75,000 in January of 1947 and then signed him to a $100,000...

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This Date in Pirates History: November 12

Born on this date in 1983 is current Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher, Charlie Morton. He has pitched three seasons for the Pirates since coming over to Pittsburgh in the Nate McLouth trade on June 3, 2009. Prior to the trade he had gone 4-8 6.15 in 15 starts with the Atlanta Braves in 2008. Following the trade, Morton was thrown into the Pirates starting rotation where he went 5-9 4.55 in 18 starts, finishing his season with a...

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