All posts tagged "Rabbit Maranville"

  • Pirates History
    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....

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: January 23

    On this date in 1921 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded infielder Walter Barbare, outfielders Billy Southworth and Fred Nicholson, along with $15,000 to the Boston Braves in exchange for shortstop Rabbit Maranville. It was a lot to give up for one player, Southworth was an everyday outfielder who hit .284, Nicholson batted .360...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    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...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: October 27

    Born on this date in 1922 was one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history, Pirates outfielder Ralph Kiner. They signed Kiner as an amateur free agent in 1941, but partly due to the war, he did not make his major league debut until the 1946 season. He would lead the NL...

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