All posts tagged "Bobby Bonilla"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 23

    In a busy day for trades as we near the trading deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made four trades of note on this date. We also have three players to cover, including a star center fielder for the best three year stretch of Pirates teams in franchise history. In his Jolly Roger...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 3

    Today’s group of four former Pittsburgh Pirates players that were born on this date includes a six time All-Star, who played his first two games with the Pirates. It also has a player who was traded to Pittsburgh for a Hall of Famer, a pitcher for the 1927 team that went to...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1990

    After climbing the hill in 1988, the Pirates slipped badly in 1989. The club fell below the .500 mark again and was never closer than 10 off the pace after the All-Star break. The Pirates re-tooled slightly heading into 1990. Bobby Bonilla was moved from third base into right field. Former first...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: February 23

    On this date in 2000, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded outfielder Al Martin for two minor leaguers and John Vander Wal. Neither of the two minor leaguers the Pirates got made the majors. James Sak was a 26 year old reliever who had just pitched in AAA for the first time in 1999....

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1988

    After being as close to a perpetual contender as any team in the National League East, the Pirates went through what was to my teenage eyes the worst three years imaginable. 1984, 1985 and 1986 saw the Pirates finish dead last each season. Back then, I thought that three year stretch of...

  • Analysis
    Classic Pirates memories, Win Expectancy style

    While glancing at the Win Expectancy chart for last night’s Yankees-Rangers game, I realized that FanGraphs also has these charts for historical games. Although I already knew that, I had never taken the time to sift through some older games. Here is a look at...

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