Tag: Al Holland

This Date in Pirates History: August 16

A very busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays, ten in all, with some interesting(and tragic) stories among the group. John Fredland recaps a spectacular ending to a game from the Pirates’ first World Series winning team in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Rick Reed (1964) Pirates pitcher from 1988 until 1991. He was signed by the […]
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This Date in Pirates History: August 2

We have two former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, both young pitchers for playoff teams, the first and last(prior to the current run) playoff teams in franchise history. We also have a major trade to talk about, as well as a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland, dealing with the tight pennant race from […]
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This Date in Pirates History: June 28

Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus a trade that brought over a key part to the 1979 World Series run. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps the last game played at Forbes Field. The first game at Forbes was covered here. The Trade On this date in 1979, the […]
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This Date in Pirates History: April 20

On this date in 1985, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded longtime reliever Kent Tekulve, to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for pitcher Al Holland and minor league pitcher Frankie Griffin. Tekulve was 38 years old and had pitched just three games for the Pirates in 1985, allowing seven runs in 3.1 innings. He had pitched well […]
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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 futility and hopelessness […]
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