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This Date in Pirates History: August 4

Today is a busy date in Pittsburgh Pirates history, eight former players born on this date and one transaction of note. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a game from 1958 with a big performance from “The Great One”. The Transaction On this date in 1917, the Pirates made the unfortunate decision of […]
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This Date in Pirates History: July 25

We have four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus on trade of note that involved a Hall of Fame player leaving Pittsburgh. Earlier this morning, we covered the Pirates career of Doug Drabek, the last Cy Young Award winner in team history. That article can be read here. John Fredland has his […]
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Pirates Home Run Leaders Through the Years

Most Pittsburgh Pirates fans can tell you the team’s all-time home run leader is Willie Stargell with 475. A lot of them could tell you whose record he broke as well, Ralph Kiner with 301. Prior to that is where it gets cloudy. I thought for today, why not go all the way back to […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates: The First 25 Seasons

The current day Pittsburgh Pirates franchise started in 1882 as a member of the American Association, a rival league to the National League and one that existed for ten seasons. The Pittsburgh Alleghenys were one of the teams that played in the leagues first season and they remained as a member of the AA until […]
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Alleghenys Strike Gold

The following is from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker, as part of his ongoing Pirates History feature. The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history. This week John looks at one of the best purchases the Pirates have […]
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