All posts tagged "Ralph Kiner"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 18

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including two that were born on the same exact day and one of them played just one major league game. Also included on this list are two players that were traded for each other. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a...

  • Pirates History
    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...

  • Pirates History
    The Date in Pirates History: June 4- Part Two

    On a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have part two of today’s article. Part one, which can be read here, covers two of the better Pirates players born on this date, catcher Tony Pena and pitcher Bob Klinger. In this article, we have one major trade, three birthdays and a...

  • Pirates History
    Pirates Home Run Leaders Through the Years

    Most Pittsburgh Pirates fans can tell you the team’s all-time home run leader is Willie Stargell with 475. A lot of them could tell you whose record he broke as well, Ralph Kiner with 301. Prior to that is where it gets cloudy. I thought for today, why not go all the...

  • Pirates History
    Ten Oldest Living Former Pittsburgh Pirates

    Being a big fan of the history of the game I think it is always fun to look for links to the past. With that in mind, I thought I would list the ten oldest living former Pittsburgh Pirates players with a brief note about each player. Starting with the oldest player...

  • 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...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 111 Recap: Karstens Bombed as Streak Reaches 8

    I didn’t think when this game began that I’d be researching the last time Jeff Karstens gave up nine earned runs in a game. I also didn’t think about how many Pirates hitters bounced into three double plays in a single game. But really, I should’ve known better. Karstens performance this year...

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