All posts tagged "Jack Chesbro"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 5

    Just two former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, although one of them went on to the Hall of Fame. It has also been a big date for draft picks in team history as noted below. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a big game for the Pirates’ Bill...

  • 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...

  • Pirates History
    Tim Wakefield and Former Pirates Pitchers

    With Tim Wakefield announcing his retirement I thought I’d go through the unfortunate list for Pirates fans, of pitchers with the most wins after leaving the Pittsburgh Pirates, just to show where he ranks on that list. I included 11 players just to show the top 10 while he was with the...

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates: The First 25 Seasons

    The current day Pittsburgh Pirates franchise started in 1882 as a member of the American Association, a rival league to the National League and one that existed for ten seasons. The Pittsburgh Alleghenys were one of the teams that played in the leagues first season and they remained as a member of...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: December 8

    There have been so many trades on this date in Pittsburgh Pirates history that I decided, instead of concentrating on one specific one and skipping some due to time, I would cut down the summaries and include them all, while posting links to old articles for more information wherever applicable. The biggest...

  • Analysis
    1901 Pirates Season: Part Two

    Wagner led the team with a .353 average. I left off last week with the Pirates protecting a small lead as the month of June came to a close. The Pirates opened July at Philadelphia with a three game lead over the Phillies as well as Brooklyn and St. Louis, while the...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Build For a Pennant Run in 1901

    When you're writing about something that happened 110 years ago it's hard to surprise anyone with the information, especially when you're dealing with baseball standings. Last week I left off with the 1900 team and how they fared after the Honus Wagner trade put in the building blocks for a great run...

  • Analysis
    The 1900 Pittsburgh Pirates

    While the Honus Wagner trade obviously added a lot of talent, and the 1899 Pirates had a winning record (76-73), they were still the 7th best team in league coming into the 1900 National League season. Also three of the teams that were worse than the Pirates in 1899 were cut from...

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