All posts tagged "Burleigh Grimes"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 18

    On a day that the great Roberto Clemente would’ve turned 78(more on him later), we have two trades to discuss, six other players born on this date(including another Pirates HOF player), and a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland. The Trades On this date in 1989, the Pirates traded outfielder Glenn Wilson...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 8

    Today we have five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including two pitchers for the 1987 team, as well another two pitchers who hold dubious team records. There are also two transactions of note, one involving a Hall of Fame pitcher. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 9

    On this date in 1930, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded away Hall of Fame pitcher, Burleigh Grimes, to the Boston Braves in exchange for veteran pitcher Percy Jones and cash. It was the second time they had traded away Grimes. The Pirates had reacquired Burleigh in February 1928 in a trade covered here....

  • Pirates History
    Welcome Back to Pittsburgh

    While writing about the nine player trade between the Oakland A’s and Pittsburgh Pirates from yesterday, I noticed two of the players sent to Oakland, returned to Pittsburgh to finish their career. Mitchell Page and Doug Bair were part of the trade that brought back Phil Garner and both finished their career...

  • 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. February 11

    On this date in 1928 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Vic Aldridge to the New York Giants in exchange for future Hall of Fame pitcher Burleigh Grimes. Aldridge was 34 at the time of the trade and had won 15 games for the Pirates in 1927, helping them to their fourth World...

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    This Date in Pirates History: January 9

    On this date in 1918 the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Robins(Dodgers, named Robins at the time for their manager Wilbert Robinson) hooked up for a five player deal that saw two future Hall of Famers change teams. The Pirates sent future HOF pitcher Burleigh Grimes along with fellow pitcher Al Mamaux and...

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