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Bill Mazeroski Stats & Facts

Bill Mazeroski Stats & Facts Bill Mazeroski Essentials Positions:Bats: R Throws: RWeight: 183Born: Year: 1936 in Wheeling, WV USADied: in ,Debut: 7/7/1956Last Game: 10/4/1972Hall of Fame: Inducted as a Player in 2001 by...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1925

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1925 World Series – Pittsburgh Pirates NL over Washington Nationals (AL) AL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1927

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1927 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Pittsburgh Pirates NL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1903

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1903 World Series – Boston Red Sox AL over Pittsburgh Pirates NL 5 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1909

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1909 World Series – Pittsburgh Pirates NL over Detriot Tigers AL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Major League Season Recap 1971

Major League Season Recap 1971 World Series – Pittsburgh Pirates NL over Baltimore Orioles AL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Roberto Clemente Babe Ruth Award – Roberto Clemente ALCS Baltimore Orioles over...

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The Pirates win first post season game since 1992

2013 – The Pirates win the National League Wild Card Game, 6 – 2, over the Reds thanks to a pair of home runs by Russell Martin and one by Marlon Byrd to back the pitching of Francisco Liriano, who needs only 27 pitches to retire the Reds in order in the first three innings to set the tone for the game. It is the Pirates’ first postseason win since the 1992 NLCS.

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Chris Jakubauskas is struck in the head by a vicious line drive off the bat of Houston’s Lance Berkman

Pirates starter Chris Jakubauskas, after just a dozen pitches into his first appearance of the year, is struck in the head by a vicious line drive off the bat of Houston’s Lance Berkman. The 31 year-old right-hander, who leaves the field on a stretcher in obvious distress, will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a concussion and head contusion after being hospitalized overnight.

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Taylor Buchholz gets his first big league win and The Astros’ all-time franchise record climbs above .500 for the first time since early 1962. 

2006 – Taylor Buchholz gets his first big league win, blanking the Pirates, 3-0. Buchholz has a one-hitter with one out to go before an error and a single causes Manager Phil Garner to bring Brad Lidge in to get the final out. Craig Biggio scores all three runs using a single, a double and a homer. The Astros’ all-time franchise record climbs above .500 for the first time since early 1962. 

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The Padres trade starting pitcher Oliver Perez, along with prospect Jason Bay, to the Pirates for outfielder Brian Giles. The Canadian-born Bay will be selected as the National League’s Rookie of the Year next season.

The Padres trade starting pitcher Oliver Perez, along with prospect Jason Bay, to the Pirates for outfielder Brian Giles. The Canadian-born Bay will be selected as the National League’s Rookie of the Year next season.

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Dependent on passing a physical, free agent Kenny Lofton agrees to a one-year pact to play with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. Lofton will start in center field, moving Brian Giles to left field with LF Reggie Sanders going to right.

Dependent on passing a physical, free agent Kenny Lofton agrees to a one-year pact to play with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. Lofton will start in center field, moving Brian Giles to left field with LF Reggie Sanders going to right.

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Pittsburgh Pirates release Tim Wakefield, who posted an 8-1 record in 1993 and was named the National League rookie pitcher of the year

The Pittsburgh Pirates release Tim Wakefield, who posted an 8-1 record in 1993 and was named the National League rookie pitcher of the year. The knuckleballer started the 1994 opener, but spent most of the season with the Buffalo Bisons of the International League, going 5-15, and was shelled in his only start this spring. Wakefield will be picked up by the Boston Red Sox and will revive his career there.

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Mickey Morandini complete an unassisted triple play, The triple killing is the first in the National League since 1927

Phillies’ second baseman Mickey Morandini catches Jeff King’s line drive, steps on second doubling up Andy Van Slyke, and tags Barry Bonds to complete an unassisted triple play in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium. The triple killing is the first in the National League since 1927 when Cubs’ shortstop Jimmy Cooney accomplished the rare feat in a contest against the Pirates.

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Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds easily wins the 1990 N L Most Valuable Player Award

Being named first on 23 of 24 of the writer’s ballots cast by the writers with the other first-place vote cast for teammate Bobby Bonilla, Pirates’ outfielder Barry Bonds (.301, 23, 114) easily wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award. The future all-time home run king will win an unprecedented seven MVPs, five while playing with the Giants.

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Jim Rooker walks back to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia after the Phillies comeback from 10-0 deficient

1989 – The Pittsburgh Pirates send 16 batters to the plate in the 1st inning against the Philadelphia Phillies, taking a 10 – 0 lead in Pittsburgh’s best inning since September 1942) on ten hits, including a three-run home run by Barry Bonds. Pittsburgh leaves the bases loaded. Announcer Jim Rooker crows that if the Pirates lose this game, he’ll walk back to Pittsburgh. Von Hayes and Steve Jeltz answer Rooker with a pair of home runs each and ten RBI. After six innings the game is 11 – 10. The Phillies explode for five runs in the 8th to make the final, 15 – 11. Rooker will make good on his promise after the season, when he conducts a charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, raising money for a children’s hospital.

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On a frigid Sunday afternoon, Rick Sutcliffe adds to the wind chill, striking out 11 batters in the Cubs’ 8-3 win over Pittsburgh. Despite a temperature of 33 degrees, along with a stiff breeze making it feel like eight above, 11,387 fans brave the elements to watch the right-hander’s complete-game effort at Wrigley Field.

On a frigid Sunday afternoon, Rick Sutcliffe adds to the wind chill, striking out 11 batters in the Cubs’ 8-3 win over Pittsburgh. Despite a temperature of 33 degrees, along with a stiff breeze making it feel like eight above, 11,387 fans brave the elements to watch the right-hander’s complete-game effort at Wrigley Field.

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1The Pittsburgh Pirates acquiring shortstop Jay Bell from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for fellow shortstop Felix Fermin

1989 – The Pittsburgh Pirates make one of their better trades in recent memory, acquiring shortstop Jay Bell from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for fellow shortstop Felix Fermin. Bell will serve as the Pirates’ starting shortstop for the next eight seasons, twice leading the National League in fielding percentage.

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The Angels trade two minor leaguers for Pittsburgh 2B Johnny Ray, and the A’s send minor league P Tim Belcher to the Dodgers for P Rick Honeycutt. Honeycutt (2-12), loser of his last 11 games with the Dodgers, will drop two more with the A’s before beating the Indians on September 22nd.

The Angels trade two minor leaguers for Pittsburgh 2B Johnny Ray, and the A’s send minor league P Tim Belcher to the Dodgers for P Rick Honeycutt. Honeycutt (2-12), loser of his last 11 games with the Dodgers, will drop two more with the A’s before beating the Indians on September 22nd.

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The Pirates trade Tony Pena, three-time Gold Glove catcher, to the Cardinals in exchange for three players

The Pirates trade Tony Pena, three-time Gold Glove catcher, to the Cardinals in exchange for three youngsters, Mike LaValliere, Mike Dunne, and Andy Van Slyke, who thinks the deal is an April Fool’s Day joke. The former Pittsburgh backstop cries at a news conference with Bucs’ skipper Jim Leyland announces the swap with the Redbirds.

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