Tag: Richie Zisk

Pittsburgh Pirates Farm System 1967: Building a Champion

Two weeks ago, I wrote an article covering the Pirates minor league system from 1962, going back fifty years to see where the Pirates stood with future major leaguers in their minor league system. This week, I’m going to fast forward five seasons and see where they stood in 1967. That season they had seven […]
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This Date in Pirates History: February 6

Plenty of star power among former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date but we start with the current player celebrating a birthday today. Pedro Alvarez turns 28 today. He was the first round draft pick of the Pirates in 2008, second overall. Pedro split his first season between high-A and AA, hitting .288 with 27 […]
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This Date in Pirates History: December 10

On this date in 1976 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded outfielder Richie Zisk and pitcher Silvio Martinez to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitchers Goose Gossage and Terry Forster. Martinez was a minor leaguer at the time while the other three were just one year away from free agency and by 1978 none of […]
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In Praise of Jason Thompson

I have a weird quest to acquire every regular issue baseball card for every Pirates player from 1952 to 1993. I'm way more than half way there, but my collection essentially starts in the early 1970s. I recently acquired a 1981 Topps Jason Thompson card, which got me thinking.
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