Tag: Matty Alou

Pittsburgh Pirates 200 Hit Seasons

In the Pittsburgh Pirates history, they have had a player reach 200 hits in a single season 31 times. The most recent being Freddy Sanchez in 2006 and Jack Wilson in 2004. The first time it was accomplished was 1899 when third baseman Jimmy Williams had an amazing rookie season in which he collected 220 […]
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This Date in Pirates History: January 29

On this date in 1971 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded outfielder Matty Alou along with pitcher George Brunet to the Cardinals in exchange for outfielder Vic Davalillo and pitcher Nelson Briles. Alou was the big piece in the deal, he hit .327 over five seasons with the Pirates, winning a batting title in 1966 and leading […]
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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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This Date in Pirates History: December 1

On this date in 1966 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded 3B/LF Bob Bailey and shortstop Gene Micheal to the Los Angeles Dodgers for all-star shortstop Maury Wills. Bailey started his career with the Pirates in 1962 and hit .257 with four straight seasons of double figure home run totals. Michael was 28 at the time of […]
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