All posts tagged "Rick Reuschel"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 21

    There have been seven former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, of which, we start of with the starting right fielder for the first team in franchise history to win a World Series title. We also have one trade of note and in his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 16

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Two of them were very good starting pitchers from the 1980’s while the other two were not only teammates on the 1991 team, but they also shared the same birthday. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland talks about a surprisingly good start...

  • Pirates History
    Pirates Pitchers with Strange Records

    Every now and then, while doing the player bios for the “This Date” articles, I will find a pitcher who has a record one season that defies logic. He will either have a great record for a bad team or a bad record for a good team. I figured I’d take a...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1988

    After being as close to a perpetual contender as any team in the National League East, the Pirates went through what was to my teenage eyes the worst three years imaginable. 1984, 1985 and 1986 saw the Pirates finish dead last each season. Back then, I thought that three year stretch of...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win -1980

    Though there were excellent signs of improvement in 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates are not close to contention. Next year, though, we might reasonably expect them to return to mediocrity. That’s right: I’m expecting 82 wins next year. The Pirates inability to even achieve mediocrity has been well documented. The current streak of...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 101 Recap: Braves Win on Blown Call at Home

    They will be talking about this one for a long, long time. The game itself was long. The game featured many, many blown chances. Ultimately, the game ended on a blown call. Home plate umpire Jerry Meals called Julio Lugo safe on a tag play at home in the 19th inning. He...

  • Analysis
    In Praise of Jason Thompson

    I have a weird quest to acquire every regular issue baseball card for every Pirates player from 1952 to 1993. I'm way more than half way there, but my collection essentially starts in the early 1970s. I recently acquired a 1981 Topps Jason Thompson card,...

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