All posts tagged "Dave Parker"

  • Injury Updates
    Huntington: Decision To Be Made on Karstens; McDonald and Morton Updates

    Pirates general manager Neal Huntington made a rare appearance in Charleston, W.Va. for Sunday's game between the Lexington Legends and the West Virginia Power and I (along with the Charleston Daily Mail's Derek Redd, who covers the Power in addition to Marshall University sports) got the chance to ask him a few...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 9

    On a day with two Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders, who each played eleven seasons with the team, getting their own personal bio, Julio Gotay ends up as the only other player born on this date, so he too gets his own article in the players section. We also have one minor trade to...

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates Right Fielder, Dave Parker

    Known as “The Cobra”, Dave Parker played right field for the Pirates from 1973 until 1983. Born on June 9, 1951, Parker was drafted by the Pirates in the 14th round of the 1970 amateur draft. The big 6″5 left-handed swinging outfielder had dropped in the draft due to a knee injury...

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates 200 Hit Seasons

    In the Pittsburgh Pirates history, they have had a player reach 200 hits in a single season 31 times. The most recent being Freddy Sanchez in 2006 and Jack Wilson in 2004. The first time it was accomplished was 1899 when third baseman Jimmy Williams had an amazing rookie season in which...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1983

    Continuing down memory lane with a look at the 82nd win in 1983. The 1982 Pirates were never in serious contention for the post-season. Althought they did play meaningful games in September, something that we have only been able to wish for recently. That 1982 team had a strong offense – ranking...

  • Analysis
    The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven by Aaron Skirboll

    I wanted to like this book. But ultimately I was let down. The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven by Aaron Skirboll is a book that has been practically begging to be written. Skirboll wrote it and did a credible job. However, he could've done a lot more...

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