All posts tagged "Dock Ellis"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 12

    Just one former Pittsburgh Pirates player born on this date and one transaction of note. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a doubleheader from 1970 with one very special pitching performance. The Trade On this date in 1946, the Pirates traded outfielder Johnny Barrett to the Boston...

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    This Date in Pirates History: April 6

    The most recent Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer was born on this date in 1951. Bert Blyleven pitched for the Pirates from 1978 until 1980. He began his major league career in 1970, as a 19 year old, by going 10-9 3.18 in 164 innings for the Minnesota Twins. At age 20...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates Farm System 1967: Building a Champion

    Two weeks ago, I wrote an article covering the Pirates minor league system from 1962, going back fifty years to see where the Pirates stood with future major leaguers in their minor league system. This week, I’m going to fast forward five seasons and see where they stood in 1967. That season...

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    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...

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    This Date in Pirates History: March 11

    Born on this date in 1945 was Dock Ellis, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1968 until 1975, then again in 1979. The Pirates signed him as an amateur free agent in January 1964 and sent him to Batavia of the New York-Penn league where he made 16 starts, going 6-7 3.20...

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    Trade History Between Pirates and Yankees

    It seems like recently the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates have been trade partners often but that wasn’t always the case between the two teams. During the early part of the Yankees existence, the franchise started as the Baltimore Orioles in 1901, the two teams almost never made a transaction of...

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    This Date in Pirates History: December 11

    On this date in 1975 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitchers Ken Brett, Dock Ellis and rookie second baseman Willie Randolph to the New York Yankees for pitcher Doc Medich. Ellis went 96-80 in eight seasons in Pittsburgh, he was 30 at the time of the trade and went just 8-9 with a...

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