All posts tagged "Jim Morrison"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 7 Part Two

    Earlier in the day we covered seven former Pirates players born on this date. That article can be read here. In part two we have Hall of Fame manager Bill McKechnie, who also played with the Pirates. There are also five transactions of note, including the signing of a Pirates legend, plus...

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    This Date in Pirates History: June 14

    Plenty of trades in Pittsburgh Pirates history on this date, including two that involved Hall of Fame players and the same player getting traded in back-to-back years. We also have two birthdays and a rare hitting feat during the 1940’s in John Fredland’s, Jolly Roger Rewind. The Trades 1983: Marvell Wynne to...

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    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1988

    After being as close to a perpetual contender as any team in the National League East, the Pirates went through what was to my teenage eyes the worst three years imaginable. 1984, 1985 and 1986 saw the Pirates finish dead last each season. Back then, I thought that three year stretch of...

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    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...

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