This Date in Pirates History: December 28

On this date in 1957 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded first baseman Dee Fondy to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for first baseman Ted Kluszewski. Fondy was veteran the Pirates had acquired from the Cubs during the 1957 season. At age 32 he hit .313 in 95 games for Pittsburgh to finish out his only season with the team. He wasn’t the typical corner infielder, he had more speed and less power than you would normally see at that...

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This Date in Pirates History: October 13

On this date in 1960 the Pirates won game seven of the World Series at Forbes Field by a 10-9 score over the New York Yankees on a walk-off home run from Bill Mazeroski. The win gave the Pirates their third World Series title overallĀ and first one in 35 years. The Pirates took an early 2-0 lead in the game on a home run by Rocky Nelson in the 1st inning. In the 2nd, Bill Virdon added 2 more runs with a single that scored Don Hoak and...

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