All posts tagged "Tony Pena"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 4- Pena and Klinger

    With five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, a major trade in team history occurring and a game recap to do, we have split up today’s This Date article into two separate posts. The first one will cover the careers of two significant players in team history, Tony Pena and...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 1

    Two Pittsburgh Pirates trades to talk about and four former players born on this date. Starting with the biggest deal of the day, on this date in 1987, The Pirates traded catcher Tony Pena to the St Louis Cardinals in exchange for pitcher Mike Dunne, catcher Mike LaValliere and outfielder Andy Van...

  • 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 – 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...

  • Pirates History
    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...

  • 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...

  • Analysis
    Manager Notes: Samuel, Hurdle, Pena, Banister

    Some updates on a fairly quiet manager search... -It was expected that the Pirates would interview Juan Samuel, although Bill Brink of the Post Gazette reports that Samuel hasn't heard from the club, making it unlikely that he's a candidate. Could the Pirates interview Clint Hurdle? -John Perrotto had a string of...

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