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 second in the National League in runs scored, first in homers and first in OPS. There was reason for optimism. Of the Opening Day...

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This Date in Pirates History: October 30

Born on this date in 1960 was Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Lee Tunnell, who played for the team from 1982-85. He was a 2nd round draft pick by the Pirates out of Baylor University in 1981 and he signed quickly. After a brief stay in the GCL, the Pirates moved him all the way up to AA where he started 12 games, going 5-5 4.44 in 71 innings. He was in AAA the next year going 12-9 3.46 in 27 starts before being called up by the Pirates in...

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Game 129 Recap: Bucs Toss Combined Shutout Against Brewers

Pittsburgh earned a split of the four game set with Milwaukee as four pitchers combined on a shutout. The Pirates only managed four safeties, but pushed across two runs to beat Shaun Marcum. Aaron Thompson threw 4-1/3 scoreless innings in his Major League Debut. The good stuff started in the first. Jose Tabata doubled leading off the inning. He was bunted to second by Josh Harrison. Andrew McCutchen’s fly ball scored him with...

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