Tag: Glenn Wilson

This Date in Pirates History: August 18

On a day that the great Roberto Clemente would’ve turned 78(more on him later), we have two trades to discuss, six other players born on this date(including another Pirates HOF player), and a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland. The Trades On this date in 1989, the Pirates traded outfielder Glenn Wilson to the Astros […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Trade History: Houston Astros Edition

With the trade of three prospects for Wandy Rodriguez, I thought we would take a look back at the trade history between the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates. The Astros came to be in 1962, born as the Houston Colt .45’s before changing their name to the Astros for the 1965 season. The two teams […]
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This Date in Pirates History: July 22

A busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history today, with six birthdays, two trades and a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland. Earlier in the day, we covered one of the players born today in his own article, longtime Pirates catcher/manager, George Gibson. That article can be read here. The Trades On this date in 2009, […]
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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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This Date in Pirates History: December 22

Born on this date in 1938 was all-star outfielder Matty Alou, who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1966 to 1970. The Pirates acquired Alou from the San Francisco Giants on December 1, 1965 for Ozzie Virgil and Joe Gibbon in a trade that was covered here. Matty had been in the majors with the […]
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