All posts tagged "Johnny Ray"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 29

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including one with a rich family history in baseball, and with the Pirates. We also have a trade of note, plus a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland, looking back on a near no-hitter from the 1995 season. The Transaction On this date...

  • Pirates History
    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....

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 3

    Two Pittsburgh Pirates trades and five former players born on this date, plus a special mention at the end. Starting with the 1986 trade on this date, the Pirates sent outfielder Marvell Wynne to the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitcher Bob Patterson. Wynne came up with the Pirates in June...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: March 1

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date including the first player in major league history to accomplish two very rare feats. We start off with one of my favorite players growing up, second baseman Johnny Ray, who was born on this date in 1957. He was originally a 12th round draft...

  • Pirates History
    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...

  • 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...

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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...

  • Analysis
    Game 15 Recap: Bucs Win See-Saw Battle

    McCutchen paced the Pirates offensive attack. Reds starter Edinson Volquez continued his first inning troubles. Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata started the game with consecutive home runs. Lyle Overbay walked and Neil Walker doubled. Volquez whiffed Pedro Alvarez before walking Garrett Jones. Chris Snyder walked to force in a run and Ronny...

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