Tag: Wilbur Cooper

This Date in Pirates History: August 25

Today in Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have two transactions of note, including one that brought the franchise it’s all-time winningest pitcher. We also have three players born on this date from three different era. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a victory from the last team in franchise history to win the World […]
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This Date in Pirates History: May 31

Just two former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and no major transactions, so it is a light day for Pirates history. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a special day on the mound for two Pirates pitchers, Wilbur Cooper and Al Mamaux. Kenny Lofton (1967) Center fielder for the 2003 Pirates. […]
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Pirates Pitchers with Strange Records

Every now and then, while doing the player bios for the “This Date” articles, I will find a pitcher who has a record one season that defies logic. He will either have a great record for a bad team or a bad record for a good team. I figured I’d take a look at the […]
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Pirates Pitchers Leading the League in Unenviable Stats

While talking to Tim today about Daniel Cabrera I noticed that Cabrera had at one point(or more in a couple cases) led the league in losses, earned runs allowed, wild pitches, walks and hit batters. I figured right away that has to be rare and unenviable at the same time. I assumed no Pittsburgh Pirates […]
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The Pirates 200 Win Club

If you read the This Date article from today, you would’ve saw the story about Wilbur Cooper, the only pitcher in the history of the Pirates franchise to win 200 games with the team. He is followed on the team’s all-time win list by Sam Leever and Babe Adams who each have 194 wins while […]
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This Date in Pirates History: February 24

Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players were born on this date. One of them being Honus Wagner, the greatest shortstop in baseball history and in my opinion, the greatest player in Pirates history. He got his own post last night that can be found here. One of the players from today gets overshadowed on this day […]
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This Date in Pirates History: October 27

Born on this date in 1922 was one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Ralph Kiner. The Pirates signed Kiner as an amateur free agent in 1941, but partly due to the war, he did not make his major league debut until the 1946 season. He would lead the National League […]
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