All posts tagged "John Grabow"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 30

    Getting close to the trading deadline, not only is today busy due to trades, we also have seven Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. John Fredland covers a game from the 1909 season, the first World Series winners in team history. Before I start in on the players, one non-player of...

  • Pirates History
    Hitless Seasons

    While writing the bio for today’s “This Date” article on Albert Hall, I noticed a very interesting fact on him that I mentioned, he played in the majors each year from 1981-83 without collecting a base hit. I figured that had to be a very rare occurrence for a positional player, no...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: November 4

    Born on this date in 1930 was long-time Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Dick Groat, who won the 1960 NL MVP. The Pirates signed him as an amateur free agent in June of 1952 out of Duke University and brought him right to the majors. He also played in the NBA that year as...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 90 Recap: Maholm, McCutchen Lead Bucs Into Break

    Paul Maholm pitched into the eighth and allowed just one run while Andrew McCutchen paced the offense with a three run homer and a total of five runs driven in. The Pirates cruise into the All-Star break with a 47-43 record. Ramon Ortiz scuffled all day and it started in the first...

  • Analysis
    Game 50 Recap: Maholm Tosses a Shutout

    Maholm finally got some run support. The Pirates offense woke up to support their longest tenured starting pitcher. The Pirates clobbered four homers and Maholm continued to pitch effectively in throwing a complete game three hit shutout. Randy Wells faced off against Maholm and through the first three frames, the clubs combined...

  • Analysis
    Thoughts on the Grabow/Gorzelanny trade

    I was disappointed when I heard the details of this trade. I still have hope for Tom Gorzelanny's future, and I think the Pirates sold low on him. I guess it is possible that his arm is still toast from Jim Tracy's days as skipper, but his numbers have been solid in...

  • Analysis
    Grabow and Gorzelanny dealt to Cubs

    Dejan is reporting that a trade sending John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny to the Cubs is nearly complete. There are no further details, but I would hope to receive a pretty nice return. Grabow will likely end up as a Type A free agent this offseason, which could potentially net a valuable...

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