All posts tagged "Larry McWilliams"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 30

    On a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have three trades and six former players born on this date. John Fredland covers a well-pitched game by Jon Lieber from 15 years ago, in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Before we start with all that, we have one current Pirates player celebrating a...

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    This Date in Pirates History: February 10

    There are ten former Pittsburgh Pirates who have been born on this date, two that were in the organization in 2014 that are briefly mentioned at the bottom. I will start with the three most recent ones. Luis Cruz (1984) played shortstop and second base for the 2008-09 Pirates. He came to the...

  • 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...

  • Pirates History
    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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