All posts tagged "Roberto Clemente"

  • Morning Report
    Morning Report: Remembering Roberto

    Today would have been the 80th birthday of the great Roberto Clemente. Back in 2012 on the...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 23

    Just one former Pittsburgh Pirates player born on this date, and no major transactions, so we go with two game recaps today. In the first, we go back to 1907 for a no-hitter by one of the better pitchers in Pirates history. Then in his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a...

  • Pirates History
    Roberto Clemente: His First Day With the Pirates

    Many stories have been told about the great Roberto Clemente during the years, highlighting his great batting and amazing throwing arm, as well as his humanitarian efforts and tragic ending. In celebrating of his 78th birthday today, I thought I would go a different route, other than the usual bio I do...

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates in the All-Star Game

    On the eve of the 2012 All-Star game in Kansas City, where the Pirates will be represented by Andrew McCutchen and Joel Hanrahan, each making their second appearance, I decided to take a look back at how some of the team’s All-Star players have done in the mid-season classic. I consider Honus...

  • 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
    Pittsburgh Pirates 200 Hit Seasons

    In the Pittsburgh Pirates history, they have had a player reach 200 hits in a single season 31 times. The most recent being Freddy Sanchez in 2006 and Jack Wilson in 2004. The first time it was accomplished was 1899 when third baseman Jimmy Williams had an amazing rookie season in which...

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training: 45 Years Ago, Today.

    Last week I took a look back exactly 90 years ago to Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training on March 17, 1922. The week prior on March 10th, I went back exactly 75 years ago. Today, I’m going back to a more recent era to see what was going on with the Pittsburgh Pirates...

  • Pirates History
    Ten for Ten

    The Pittsburgh Pirates all-time top ten list for hits has something you won’t see everyday. 1. Roberto Clemente 3000 2. Honus Wagner 2967 3. Paul Waner 2868 4t. Max Carey 2416 4t. Pie Traynor 2416 6. Lloyd Waner 2317 7. Willie Stargell 2232 8. Bill Mazeroski 2016 9. Arky Vaughan 1709 10....

  • Pirates History
    McCutchen’s Contract Length in Historical Perspective

    As we have just found out, Andrew McCutchen signed a contract with Pittsburgh Pirates that potentially could keep him in the black and gold for ten total seasons(or hopefully more) if his option year is picked up. You may be wondering, especially with all the turnover in players over the last generation,...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: December 31

    Before I get into the birthdays for today(there are no trades to mention) I have to mention the tragic passing of a legendary Pittsburgh Pirates player on this date in 1972 when the great Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash en route to Nicaragua to deliver relief aid after the country...

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