All posts tagged "Neal Heaton"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: March 28

    For the second day in a row, we have two Pittsburgh Pirates trades and two players born on this date to talk about. Starting with the most recent trade first, the Pirates traded 25 year old pitcher, Brett Gideon to the Montreal Expos in exchange for veteran lefty starter, Neal Heaton. Heaton had...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1990

    After climbing the hill in 1988, the Pirates slipped badly in 1989. The club fell below the .500 mark again and was never closer than 10 off the pace after the All-Star break. The Pirates re-tooled slightly heading into 1990. Bobby Bonilla was moved from third base into right field. Former first...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: March 10

    On this date in 1992 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Neal Heaton to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for outfielder Kirk Gibson. Heaton was 32 at the time, he had played three years in Pittsburgh, two as a starting pitcher but he spent the 1991 season in the bullpen. He had...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: March 3

    Seven former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and just like yesterday, there is a player from the 2011 team. Starting with the newest player first, the list of former Pirates players includes: Matt Diaz (1978) outfielder for the 2011 Pirates. He was originally a 17th round draft pick of the Devil...

  • Analysis
    Live-blogging the early 1990’s Pirates

    The first batch of 2012 Annuals is currently on its way to Tim's doorstep, and should start shipping by the weekend. The section of the book that I enjoyed working on the most was easily the story of the early 1990's Pirates teams. Beginning with Syd Thrift's discovery of undrafted free agent...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: December 6

    Born on this date in 1950 was Tim Foli, who played shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1979 to 1981, then returned in 1985 to finish his career. Foli was drafted first overall in the 1968 amateur draft by the Mets and he made his major league debut in late 1970 with...

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