All posts tagged "Milt May"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 19

    Three Pittsburgh Pirates trades of note occurred on this date and three former players were born on this date. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look back at a win over the Cubs that came during the 1958 season. The Transactions On this date in 1909, the Pirates traded...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 1

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including a catcher for the 1971 World Series winning squad. ¬†John Fredland recaps a big day for “Pops”, during the 1970 season, in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Before I get to the former players, there is a former manager celebrating a birthday today....

  • 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....

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    This Date in Pirates History: October 31

    On this date in 1973 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded catcher Milt May to the Houston Astros in exchange for pitcher Jerry Reuss. May had been drafted by the Pirates in the 11th round of the amateur draft in 1968 and he made his major league debut on September 8, 1970. He was...

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