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  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 23

    Two former Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers born on this date, as well as one trade to recap. John Fredland goes back 93 years in his Jolly Roger Rewind to cover a big game from a future Hall of Famer. The Trade On this date in 1956, the Pirates traded second baseman Curt Roberts...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: November 4

    Born on this date in 1930 was long-time Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Dick Groat, who won the 1960 NL MVP. The Pirates signed him as an amateur free agent in June of 1952 out of Duke University and brought him right to the majors. He also played in the NBA that year as...

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