This Date in Pirates History: December 30

On this date in 1943 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded catcher Babe Phelps to the Philadelphia Phillies for first baseman Babe Dahlgren. Phelps hit .284 in 95 games for the Pirates in 1942 but he did not play during the 1943 season. The Pirates also included cash in the deal. Dahlgren played for six different teams from 1940-43, hitting .287 with 50 walks and 56 RBI’s in 136 games in 1943. Phelps never did play a game for the...

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Nancy Zinni’s 2011 Indianapolis Indians Recap Part Two

Also check out Part One: The Hitters We had high hopes for the Indians’ pitchers in 2011.  This was the group of pitchers who won everything with the Altoona Curve in 2010 — Rudy Owens,  Jared Hughes, Justin Wilson, Tony Watson, Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, plus relievers Michael Dubee and Danny Moskos.  This was supposed to be a great pitching year for the Indians. Unfortunately, that’s not what really happened.  There...

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Indians End Their Season With Loss But Locke Strikes Out 6

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  2 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians wrapped up their 2011 season with a loss to the Bats at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY this afternoon.  The loss gives the Indians a final record of 76- 68, which is their best record in the past 5 seasons.  They also finished their season season against the Bats with a 12-10 record. Jeff Locke made the final start for the Tribe.  He began by...

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Five Run 10th Inning Gives Indians A Win

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Toledo Mud Hens  3 [ box ] A 5-run explosion by the Indians in the top of the 10th gave the Tribe a big win over the Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio tonight. The game was sent into extra innings after the Mud Hens tied the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the 7th.  The top of the 10th began with the first five Tribe batters  reaching base.  2B Jordy Mercer began by working a walk.  LF John Bowker...

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Three Hits For Presley And Two Scoreless Innings For Heilman In Tribe Loss

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  7,  Indianapolis Indians  6 [ box ] The Indians could not overcome a 4-run 6th inning by the Iron Pigs, as the Pigs won the final game of the season between these two teams at Victory Field tonight.  A 3-hit night by LF Alex Presley, and a pair of singles by 1B Matt Hague provided some offensive support for the Tribe, but it was not enough.  The newest member of the Tribe, reliever Aaron Heilman, made his...

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