All posts tagged "John Vander Wal"

  • 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
    This Date in Pirates History: April 29

    Two former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and two games of note. The first game from 1934, was the first Sunday game ever played by the Pirates in the city of Pittsburgh. The second game is from contributor, John Fredland, who takes a look at an early season game from...

  • Analysis
    A decade ago: Spending money to make money

    A lost talent It is late February and spring training games are about to begin. It is a wonderful time of the year, a time for “Player X is in the best shape of his life” stories and reports on bullpen sessions and rundown drills. And, most importantly, optimism reigns supreme in...

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