All posts tagged "Dale Long"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 1

    Busy day for former Pittsburgh Pirates/Alleghenys birthdays. We have seven players in all to cover today, plus a trade to breakdown. Before I start into all of that information, I want to wish a happy 57th birthday to Pirates pitching coach, Ray Searage. He has spent ten seasons coaching in the Pirates...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: February 6

    Plenty of star power among former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date but we start with the current player celebrating a birthday today. Pedro Alvarez turns 27 today. He was the first round draft pick of the Pirates in 2008, second overall. Pedro split his first season between high-A and AA, hitting...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: November 16

    On this date in 1950 the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Dale Long and George Metkovich in the rule V draft. Long was selected from the New York Yankees organization, while Metkovich was taken from Oakland in the Pacific Coast League. Long lasted just ten games in 1951 with the Pirates before he was...

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