All posts tagged "Jerry Reuss"

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    Pittsburgh Pirates Trade History: Houston Astros Edition

    With the trade of three prospects for Wandy Rodriguez, I thought we would take a look back at the trade history between the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates. The Astros came to be in 1962, born as the Houston Colt .45’s before changing their name to the Astros for the 1965 season....

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    This Date in Pirates History: June 19- Part Three

    Part three of Pittsburgh Pirates history on this busy day. Part one was the bio of star pitcher Bill Swift, who spent eight years in Pittsburgh during the 1930’s. Part two was dedicated to six more former Pirates players born on this date. Finally, in part three, we have three more players...

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    This Date in Pirates History: April 7

    On this date in 1979 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Jerry Reuss to the Los Angeles Dodgers for pitcher Rick Rhoden. Reuss was a 29 year old starting pitcher with ten season in the majors, five with the Pirates, at the time of the trade. He had won 48 games between 1974-76,...

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    This Date in Pirates History: October 31

    On this date in 1973 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded catcher Milt May to the Houston Astros in exchange for pitcher Jerry Reuss. May had been drafted by the Pirates in the 11th round of the amateur draft in 1968 and he made his major league debut on September 8, 1970. He was...

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