All posts tagged "Erskine Mayer"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 1

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus we have one trade to cover. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a classic battle from the 1916 season. The Trade On this date in 1921, the Pirates traded pitcher Elmer Ponder to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for outfielder...

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

    On this date in 1948 the Pittsburgh Pirates purchased third baseman Eddie Bockman from the Cleveland Indians. He had started his career in the minors in 1939 but before he could make his major league debut he spent three years serving in the military during WWII. When he returned he played briefly...

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