Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus two trades and a game of note. The Trades On this date in 1939, the Pirates traded first baseman Gus Suhr to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for pitcher Max Butcher. Suhr played ten years for Pittsburgh and ranks near the...
The Pittsburgh Pirates (1-2) are taking on the Milwaukee Brewers (1-2) in the home opener at PNC Park. It's game one of a three-game series, with Steven Brault making his season debut against right-handed pitcher Adrian Houser. Chad Kuhl is expected to follow Brault tonight. Gregory Polanco returns tonight and is in the starting lineup (which is why I'm posting...
It was a big day for Expos' fans, as it featured the return to Montreal of Rusty Staub, who'd been reacquired from Detroit.  It was a bigger day for the Pirates, as they not only stopped a four-game losing streak, they swept a doubleheader to pull within half a game of the first-place Expos.  The Bucs rode a big...
In this installment of The One Who Got Away, we are taking a look at a key member of the Chicago Cubs 1906-08 National League title run, at a time that the Pittsburgh Pirates were also a strong contender each year. Lefty Jack Pfiester had an ERA well under 2.00 during that three-year stretch, but he could have been...
When I started this site in 2009 it took less than a month from the idea to the launch of the site. Had I known this would be my job a decade later, I might have put more thought into that launch, trying to project out what the site could become. It's not that rushing the site prevented anything, but...
Only two former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, but we have a major transaction from over 100 years ago. The Transaction On this date in 1916, the Pirates purchased the contract of 21-year-old Carson Bigbee from the Tacoma Tigers of the Northwestern League. At the time of the deal, he was batting ,340 through 111 games in his first...
The Pittsburgh Pirates (0-2) are on the road this afternoon to take on the St Louis Cardinals (2-0) in game three of their three-game series. The Pirates will send out Mitch Keller for his season debut, while the Cardinals will counter with right-handed pitcher Dakota Hudson. The Pirates dropped a 9-1 decision on Saturday afternoon. Here's the lineup for the...
Cincinnati completed a three-game sweep of the Pirates at TRS, winning 9-7.  The loss was the Bucs' fourth straight following a nine-game winning streak.  They lost the season series to the Reds, eight games to four, including seven of the last eight. Both starters, Manny Sarmiento for the Reds and Dave Roberts for the Pirates, had a rough time.  Things...
From 1970 until 1983, Kellogg's put out their own set on baseball cards that came inside specially marked boxes of their cereal products. You were also able to buy them directly from the company. The sizes of the set varied from year-to-year, but they always had somewhere close to 60-70 cards each year. This is the first Kellogg's card...
Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including a pair of teammates from the 1949 team. We also have a recent trade of note. The Trade On this date in 2008, the Pirates acquired outfielder Jose Tabata and pitchers, Jeff Karstens, Daniel McCutchen and Ross Ohlendorf from...

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