All posts tagged "ed morris"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 18

    Six former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, one stands out above the rest. Before I get to the players, one Opening Day mention of note. On this date in 1886, Pittsburgh played it’s fifth opener in franchise history. The team was called the Alleghenys and that season would be their...

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates Twenty Game Winners

    In the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise, 62 times they have had a pitcher win 20 games in a season. The list includes many multiple names, including Ray Kremer who was featured today. He won exactly 20 games in both 1926 and 1930. Since 1930, there have been just eight 20...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: November 13

    On this date in 1947, Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher, Gene Garber was born. He was drafted by the Pirates in the 20th round of the 1965 amateur draft and he played for Pittsburgh from 1969-70,1972. Garber played a total of just 20 games in the majors with the Pirates before being traded...

  • Analysis
    A Look Back: First 10 Years in the NL

    1888 Alleghenys As mentioned here several times, the Pirates began play in the National League in 1887 after spending their first five seasons in the American Association. They compiled a record of 236-296 from 1882-1886 with their best season coming in 1886 when they went 80-57, good enough for 2nd in the...

  • Analysis
    Alleghenys Strike Gold

    The following is from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker, as part of his ongoing Pirates History feature. The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history. This week John looks at one of the best purchases...

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