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...

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...

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...

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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