Tag: Lastings Milledge

This Date in Pirates History: June 30

On a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have three trades and six former players born on this date. John Fredland covers a well-pitched game by Jon Lieber from 15 years ago, in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Before we start with all that, we have one current Pirates player celebrating a birthday and he […]
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This Date in Pirates History: April 5

On this date in 1975, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Wayne Simpson to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for outfielder Bill Robinson. Simpson, a 26 year old starting pitcher, played four seasons in the majors(1970-73) prior to the trade, going a combined 29-19 4.08 in 88 games, 79 as a starter. He was an all-star […]
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Winter Leagues 12/6 — Marte Triples Twice; Crotta Joins Lara

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  3,  Estrellas de Oriente  2 CF Starling Marte led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a triple into left field, then scored on an RBI single for Los Leones’ walk-off win.   Marte also tripled in […]
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Winter Leagues 12/3 — Win For Singh, Save For...

Winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends on Saturday, including Australian games from Saturday morning….   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Estrellas de Oriente  7,  Tigres del Licey  5 Five runs in the 8th inning gave the come-from-behind win to Los Estrellas.  Los Tigres scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st, aided by a wild […]
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Winter Leagues 12/2 — Marte Continues Hitting, Homer For Milledge

Pirates’ players and friends in Friday’s winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Gigantes del Cibao  6,  Leones del Escogido  3 RF Starling Marte continued his happy return to the playing field after missing some time with muscle strain.  Today he went 2-for-4 with a double and a single.  That’s 5-for-15 in the past three games […]
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Winter Leagues 12/1– Unearned Runs From Martis And Ascanio

The Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues have the day off on Thursday, but the Venezuelans were busy, and the Australians had some early games going:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas de Zulia  7,  Tiburones de La Guaira   1 New Pirate Shairon Martis lost his second game of the season, but it was not entirely his fault.  […]
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Winter Leagues 11/30 — Fox’s Walk-Off RBI, Many Other Hits

Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  13,  Gigantes del Cibao  4 Los Toros bulldozed Los Gigantes, beginning with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Three consecutive singles opened the game and drove in the first run.  After a throwing error, another single drove […]
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Winter Leagues 11/20

Back from a few days away, and ready to check back in with the Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action…  Thanks to Tim for filling in this week!   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  6,  Aguilas del Zulia  1 CF Corey Wimberly continued his hot Venezuelan League start with 2 hits for 2 […]
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Winter Leagues 11/13

Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action for Sunday; the Australians are off again until later in the week.   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Leones de Ponce  5,  Indios de Mayaguez  4 Los Indios posted 4 runs in the 2nd inning, but Ponce came from behind for the win.  Ponce had scored one run in […]
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Winter Leagues 11/12– Farrell’s Walk-Off RBI Double

Saturday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  5,  Leones del Caracas  4 Caracas was playing catch-up for the whole game.  In the top of the 9th, down by 2 runs, Los Leones loaded the bases with two singles and a walk.  A wild pitch allowed the runner […]
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