All posts tagged "pud galvin"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 14

    Plenty of trades in Pittsburgh Pirates history on this date, including two that involved Hall of Fame players and the same player getting traded in back-to-back years. We also have two birthdays and a rare hitting feat during the 1940’s in John Fredland’s, Jolly Roger Rewind. The Trades 1983: Marvell Wynne to...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 18

    Six former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, one stands out above the rest. Before I get to the players, one Opening Day mention of note. On this date in 1886, Pittsburgh played it’s fifth opener in franchise history. The team was called the Alleghenys and that season would be their...

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh’s First Minor League Team

    Since this site started as a minor league site (that has expanded to cover every aspect of the Pirates) and we try to give you as much minor league information as possible, why not make a history column about the first minor league team that actually played in the city of Pittsburgh....

  • Pirates History
    The Pirates and Acquiring Veteran Pitchers

    From a combination of my “This Date” article posted today about pitcher Jouett Meekin and my article about Tim Wakefield and what pitchers won the most games after the they left the Pirates, I decided to figure out which pitchers won the most games prior to putting on a Pirates uniform for...

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates: The First 25 Seasons

    The current day Pittsburgh Pirates franchise started in 1882 as a member of the American Association, a rival league to the National League and one that existed for ten seasons. The Pittsburgh Alleghenys were one of the teams that played in the leagues first season and they remained as a member of...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: December 25

    Born on this date in 1856 was James “Pud” Galvin, the winningest pitcher to ever suit up for the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise. He joined the team having already won 222 games by the age of 28 and by the time he retired following the 1893 season he would be the major league...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: November 13

    On this date in 1947, Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher, Gene Garber was born. He was drafted by the Pirates in the 20th round of the 1965 amateur draft and he played for Pittsburgh from 1969-70,1972. Garber played a total of just 20 games in the majors with the Pirates before being traded...

  • Analysis
    Ned Hanlon

    The following is from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker, as part of his ongoing Pirates History feature. The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history. This week John looks at Hall of Famer Ned Hanlon...

  • Analysis
    Alleghenys Strike Gold

    The following is from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker, as part of his ongoing Pirates History feature. The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history. This week John looks at one of the best purchases...

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