All posts tagged "Jason Thompson"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 6

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Today we stray from the usual “youngest player first” format to shine the spotlight on one of the better Pirates pitchers from the 1930’s, Cy Blanton. John Fredland recaps one of the longest games in Pirates history in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Cy...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 4

    Four Pittsburgh Pirates trades to talk about and three players born on this date. With all the trades that occurred with these same players at other times during their Pirates careers, I included links to many past articles to save on time. Starting with the trade to get Manny Sanguillen back from...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 1

    Two Pittsburgh Pirates trades to talk about and four former players born on this date. Starting with the biggest deal of the day, on this date in 1987, The Pirates traded catcher Tony Pena to the St Louis Cardinals in exchange for pitcher Mike Dunne, catcher Mike LaValliere and outfielder Andy Van...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1983

    Continuing down memory lane with a look at the 82nd win in 1983. The 1982 Pirates were never in serious contention for the post-season. Althought they did play meaningful games in September, something that we have only been able to wish for recently. That 1982 team had a strong offense – ranking...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1982

    Continuing with the history of the joy of being above .500, let’s have a look at 1982. After winning it all in 1979 and fading down the stretch in 1980, the 1981 season was nothing short of disastrous both for baseball and the Pirates. The 1981 strike commenced with the Pirates in...

  • Analysis
    2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: Bullpen

    Black will move to the bullpen in 2011. Today we wrap up the 2011 Brdenton Marauders preview with a look at the bullpen.  So far we've covered the infielders, outfielders, and the starting pitchers.  When you get as low as A-ball, you're not going to have a lot of top bullpen prospects....

  • Analysis
    In Praise of Jason Thompson

    I have a weird quest to acquire every regular issue baseball card for every Pirates player from 1952 to 1993. I'm way more than half way there, but my collection essentially starts in the early 1970s. I recently acquired a 1981 Topps Jason Thompson card,...

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