Tag: Bob Kipper

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: July 8

Seven former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, among them a pitcher who failed to retire the only two batters he faced and a two game player, who was part of the first brother combo in franchise history. We also have two players from the 1991 team that won the NL East. Before we […]
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A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1990

After climbing the hill in 1988, the Pirates slipped badly in 1989. The club fell below the .500 mark again and was never closer than 10 off the pace after the All-Star break. The Pirates re-tooled slightly heading into 1990. Bobby Bonilla was moved from third base into right field. Former first round pick Jeff […]
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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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Game 161 Recap: Fielder Hits Three Homers

Prince Fielder hit three homers and drove in five runs. Starters Ross Ohlendorf and Randy Wolf weren’t particularly effective. Each left the game before it was decided and wound up with a no decision. Fielder’s last homer was a two run shot that broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh. The small lead the Pirates […]
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