Tag: Bob Friend

Pirates Leaders With Zero…

While writing about the Pirates farm system in 1967 yesterday, I saw John Lamb and his 47 games pitched in the majors without a victory. That was the Pirates record for most games pitched without a win until Pat Clements came along and pitched 92 games without picking up a win. That got me thinking […]
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Pirates Pitchers with Strange Records

Every now and then, while doing the player bios for the “This Date” articles, I will find a pitcher who has a record one season that defies logic. He will either have a great record for a bad team or a bad record for a good team. I figured I’d take a look at the […]
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Pirates Pitchers Leading the League in Unenviable Stats

While talking to Tim today about Daniel Cabrera I noticed that Cabrera had at one point(or more in a couple cases) led the league in losses, earned runs allowed, wild pitches, walks and hit batters. I figured right away that has to be rare and unenviable at the same time. I assumed no Pittsburgh Pirates […]
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Can You Spare a Win?

Today’s “This Date” article had a bio for former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jim Hughey, who had a career record of 29-80. That record gave him a career winning % of .266 with over 100 career decisions. So that got me thinking of which pitchers during their Pirates career had the worst winning percentages. Of course, […]
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Trade History Between Pirates and Yankees

It seems like recently the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates have been trade partners often but that wasn’t always the case between the two teams. During the early part of the Yankees existence, the franchise started as the Baltimore Orioles in 1901, the two teams almost never made a transaction of any kind. The […]
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This Date in Pirates History: December 10

On this date in 1976 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded outfielder Richie Zisk and pitcher Silvio Martinez to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitchers Goose Gossage and Terry Forster. Martinez was a minor leaguer at the time while the other three were just one year away from free agency and by 1978 none of […]
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