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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 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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Major League Season Recap 1979

Major League Season Recap 1979 World Series – Pittsburgh Pirates NL over Baltimore Orioles AL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Willie Stargell Babe Ruth Award – Willie Stargell 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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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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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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Pirates acquire Mike Easler

On April 4, 1977, the Pittsburgh Pirates make a seemingly minor trade that will pay major dividends. The Bucs acquire outfielder Mike Easler from the California Angels for minor league pitcher Randy Sealy. Easler will contribute mightily to the Pirates’ World Championship in 1979.

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Chuck Tanner signs a three-year deal to manage the A’s

Chuck Tanner signs a three-year deal to manage the A’s. After compiling an 87-74 (.540) record to finish in second place, Oakland will release the New Castle, PA native from his contract, allowing him to manage the Pirates in exchange for catcher Manny Sanguillen and $100,000 from Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh Pirates get Bill Robinson from Phillies

On April 5, 1975, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquire outfielder Bill Robinson from the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Wayne Simpson. The journeyman outfielder, a disappointment during his early years with the New York Yankees, will develop into a key player for the Pirates and will help them win the World Championship in 1979, when he hits 24 home runs…

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Pittsburgh Pirates great Roberto Clemente is inducted into the Hall of Fame in a special election

1973 – Four months after his death, Pittsburgh Pirates great Roberto Clemente is inducted into the Hall of Fame in a special election. The Pirates outfielder was tragically killed when a cargo plane crashes during a relief effort to bring supplies to victims of the Nicaraguan earthquake on New Years Eve.

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