All posts tagged "Pie Traynor"

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    Pittsburgh Pirates in the All-Star Game

    On the eve of the 2012 All-Star game in Kansas City, where the Pirates will be represented by Andrew McCutchen and Joel Hanrahan, each making their second appearance, I decided to take a look back at how some of the team’s All-Star players have done in the mid-season classic. I consider Honus...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates Run Scored: A Milestone Number

    When Andrew McCutchen homered last Sunday in the top of the fifth inning against the Brewers, it scored James McDonald, with what turned out to be the 88,888th run in franchise history. Just five other teams have reached that mark, led by the Cubs franchise, which began six years prior to the...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates 200 Hit Seasons

    In the Pittsburgh Pirates history, they have had a player reach 200 hits in a single season 31 times. The most recent being Freddy Sanchez in 2006 and Jack Wilson in 2004. The first time it was accomplished was 1899 when third baseman Jimmy Williams had an amazing rookie season in which...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training: 90 Years Ago Today

    Last week I took at look at what was going on in the Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training camp of 1937, going back exactly 75 years to the day. I figured I’d give it another try this weekend, this time going back to this date in 1922, exactly 90 years to the day....

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    Pirates Spring Training: 75 Years Ago Today

    The 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates finished the season with a record of 84-70, that put them in fourth place in the NL but just eight games behind the first place New York Giants. With the help of an old newspaper, I thought it would be interesting to see just what the talk was...

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    Ten for Ten

    The Pittsburgh Pirates all-time top ten list for hits has something you won’t see everyday. 1. Roberto Clemente 3000 2. Honus Wagner 2967 3. Paul Waner 2868 4t. Max Carey 2416 4t. Pie Traynor 2416 6. Lloyd Waner 2317 7. Willie Stargell 2232 8. Bill Mazeroski 2016 9. Arky Vaughan 1709 10....

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    This Date in Pirates History: February 27

    On this date in 1948, Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pie Traynor is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He narrowly missed getting elected in 1947, falling two votes shy of the minimum 75% of the votes required to gain entrance into the Hall. Traynor played his entire career with the...

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    This Date in Pirates History: November 11

    Born on this date in 1898 was one of the greatest Pittsburgh Pirates players of all-time, Hall of Fame thirdbaseman, Harold “Pie” Traynor. He has the 9th highest average in team history, hitting .320 over his 17 seasons in the majors, all spent in Pittsburgh. He is seventh in team history in...

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