All posts tagged "Rick Rhoden"

  • 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
    This Date in Pirates History: April 7

    On this date in 1979 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Jerry Reuss to the Los Angeles Dodgers for pitcher Rick Rhoden. Reuss was a 29 year old starting pitcher with ten season in the majors, five with the Pirates, at the time of the trade. He had won 48 games between 1974-76,...

  • Pirates History
    Trade History Between Pirates and Yankees

    It seems like recently the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates have been trade partners often but that wasn’t always the case between the two teams. During the early part of the Yankees existence, the franchise started as the Baltimore Orioles in 1901, the two teams almost never made a transaction of...

  • 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...

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    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1983

    Continuing down memory lane with a look at the 82nd win in 1983. The 1982 Pirates were never in serious contention for the post-season. Althought they did play meaningful games in September, something that we have only been able to wish for recently. That 1982 team had a strong offense – ranking...

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    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1982

    Continuing with the history of the joy of being above .500, let’s have a look at 1982. After winning it all in 1979 and fading down the stretch in 1980, the 1981 season was nothing short of disastrous both for baseball and the Pirates. The 1981 strike commenced with the Pirates in...

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