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The best baseball players born on Jan. 3

@oapostrophesd
January 2, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Jan. 3:

Revisiting Roberto Clemente's best moments

December 31, 2022

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of Roberto Clemente, we present this article that was originally published on Dec. 31, 2021.

The best baseball players born on Oct. 3

October 3, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 3:

The best baseball players born on Sept. 29

September 29, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 29: 1) Ed Morris (1862) Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Morris grew up in California and was one of

The best baseball players born on Sept. 28

September 28, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 28.

Facts & figures on every Allegheny River HR

@justdelossantos
September 7, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- The shortest distance from PNC Park’s home plate to the Allegheny River, according to the Pirates, is 456 feet -- straight down the right-field line. That proximity to the water has created a tantalizing target for left-handed power hitters over the years, no different than the “splash hits”

The top Bucs Draft pick from every season

@JakeCrouseMLB
August 3, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- How have the Pirates fared with their first selection in past Drafts? Here is a list of the Pirates’ top pick in each year’s Draft since it began in 1965.

Pirates’ top players with a case for the Hall

February 2, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates’ greatest players have a place in Cooperstown. Honus Wagner was part of the Hall of Fame’s first class. The Hall waived its mandatory five-year waiting period to elect Roberto Clemente in 1973, less than a year after his tragic death. Willie Stargell, Paul Waner, Arky Vaughan,

The best baseball players born on Sept. 23

January 24, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 23:

The best baseball players born on Oct. 5

January 17, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 5: 1) Claude Ritchey (1873) Ritchey, know as “Little All Right” due to his stature, played 13 years

The best baseball players born on Jan. 12

@oapostrophesd
January 12, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Jan. 12.

The best baseball players born on Oct. 9

January 11, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 9: 1) Joe Sewell (1898) Sewell, the first of two Hall of Famers on this list, found his

Here's the Bucs' all-time single-season team

December 1, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- What would the Pirates’ dream lineup look like? You’re probably thinking about an infield of Willie Stargell, Bill Mazeroski, Honus Wagner and Pie Traynor playing in front of an outfield of Ralph Kiner, Max Carey and Roberto Clemente. If you’ve got room for a designated hitter, maybe you

10 biggest trades in Pirates history

December 1, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates' long history of trades runs the gamut from amazing to appalling, from deals that set up World Series champions to swaps that set them back for several seasons. No matter the immediate reaction, most trades wind up falling somewhere in the middle. But everyone remembers the

Bucs position players with the best seasons

December 1, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- Whether you prefer the early 1900s greatness of Honus Wagner, the early ‘90s dominance of Barry Bonds, the graceful excellence of Roberto Clemente or the powerful presences of Ralph Kiner and Willie Stargell, there’s no doubt that the Pirates have had some historically great position players take the

Best Pirates of all time, by uniform number

December 1, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- For some players, names and numbers are interchangeable in conversation. You can’t see “21” in Pittsburgh’s black and gold without thinking of Roberto Clemente. No. 8? That’s Willie Stargell. Bill Mazeroski is No. 9, and there will never be another in Pittsburgh. But what about all the other

Pirates all-time retired numbers

December 1, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates have retired the numbers of seven of their players, all Hall of Famers. The standard is high to be immortalized by the Pirates, but the long history of black-and-gold baseball features some of the game's all-time greats. Stroll around the perimeter of beautiful PNC Park, and

How the Pittsburgh Pirates got their name

December 1, 2021

PITTSBURGH – What’s in a team nickname? For some sports franchises, the origin is obvious and needs no explaining. “Phillies” is short for “Philadelphians,” an easily understood name for the baseball team on the other side of Pennsylvania. Other names, like the Pittsburgh Penguins, were the result of a selection

10 players you forgot were once Pirates

December 1, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- For the most part, the most famous players to wear a Pirates uniform are known for their time in Pittsburgh. When you think about Roberto Clemente or Willie Stargell or Bill Mazeroski or Honus Wagner, you identify them as Pirates. Dave Parker, Barry Bonds and Andrew McCutchen played

The best Pirates pitching season of every era

December 1, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- There are no pitchers in the Hall of Fame wearing a Pirates cap, and Pittsburgh has only featured two National League Cy Young Award winners: Vern Law in 1960 and Doug Drabek in 1990. But that doesn’t mean the club's history is devoid of quality pitchers who have

Best Opening Day moments in Pirates history

@JakeCrouseMLB
March 31, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- Opening Day is one of the most special days of the year, and it has helped create some special moments. With a long history, the Pirates have had their fair share of Opening Day memories, even though more have come on the road than at home. Here is

The 5 best seasons in Pirates history

@JakeCrouseMLB
February 22, 2021

With nearly a century and a half of Major League history, the Pirates are not lacking in incredible seasons. Some were defined by their postseason result, some by their regular-season body of work and some by both. One was defined by a crushing streak it broke. Many of them were

Ranking Bucs' best homegrown Draft talent

@JakeCrouseMLB
February 15, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates have a lot to look forward to this July, as they hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. But a first-round talent is not a certainty to be an impact player. It could be someone taken in the double-digit rounds that ends

Pirates have long history with LECOM Park

@JakeCrouseMLB
February 12, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- As is tradition, the Pirates shipped out their equipment truck to LECOM Park for Spring Training this week. But this tradition goes a little bit further back than for other teams. What is today called LECOM Park in Bradenton, Fla., has existed for 98 years, wearing many names

The history of the Pittsburgh Pierogy Race

@JakeCrouseMLB
February 5, 2021

In the midst of a 20-year streak of losing seasons, the Pirates found a durable winner. The year is 1999, and it’s the seventh year in the two-decade period of struggles. The scoreboard at Three Rivers Stadium was often in the visiting team’s favor. But for a couple of minutes,