All posts tagged "Kenny Lofton"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 23

    In a busy day for trades as we near the trading deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made four trades of note on this date. We also have three players to cover, including a star center fielder for the best three year stretch of Pirates teams in franchise history. In his Jolly Roger...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 31

    Just two former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and no major transactions, so it is a light day for Pirates history. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a special day on the mound for two Pirates pitchers, Wilbur Cooper and Al Mamaux. Kenny Lofton (1967) Center fielder for...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: March 14

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and one signing of note. On this date in 2003 the Pirates signed center fielder Kenny Lofton to a one year contract. He was coming off a season in which he hit .261 with 72 walks and 29 stolen bases, but the Pirates...

  • 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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