#Pittsburgh Pirates


Members of '71 champion Pirates recall 'joyous time' 50 years later

Dave Cash remembers the “moment in time” that took his breath away 50 years ago, as though it happened yesterday. On Sunday, Oct. 17, 1971, the Pittsburgh Pirates were clinging to a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning of the seventh game of the World Series at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. The defending champion Orioles were trying to mount a rally and had their best hitters coming to the plate.
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Sporting News

Remembering the '71 Pirates, 'the team that changed baseball'

Editor’s note: Sporting News senior writer and proud Pittsburgh native Mike DeCourcy was 11 in October 1971. The Sporting News was 85. The Pirates hadn’t been to a World Series in 11 years, and it would be almost 40 more before author Bruce Markusen would call Roberto Clemente and the ’71 Pittsburgh Pirates “the team that changed baseball.” Fielding a predominantly Black and Latino everyday lineup, that Pirates team beat the Orioles in seven games, winning the World Series 50 years ago this weekend.
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Pirates first full-time announcer nominated for Frick Award

The original full-time voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates may finally get his due in Cooperstown. Albert “Rosey” Rowswell was the voice of the Pirates from 1936-1954 and is among seven other legendary broadcasters nominated for the 2022 Ford D. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting. Joining Rowswell are Cubs...

Pirates 2021 season recaps: Infield

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to be going from hiding behind a collective rock known as the bottom of the MLB standings to an arrow pointing to a potential escape back to the spotlight over the next few seasons. Pittsburgh’s infield looks to be heading in a similar direction, at least...

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects Who Will Benefit From a Full 2022 Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates deep system has a ton of young prospects, many of which haven’t played a full season. Which prospects can benefit the most from a regular campaign?. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a ton of young talent. A lot of that talent has already gotten their fair share of minor league games in. Nick Gonzales played a mostly full season this season, Liover Peguero played a full season at High-A (with Gonzales) and rose up through the prospect rankings, and Oneil Cruz already had built up his prospect status, just to keep building this year.

Braves rub in 'The Slide' 29 years after the fact

You just had to go there, didn’t you Atlanta Braves?. On this day in 1992, the collective hearts of Pittsburghers were broken but someone who used to be one of their own, Sid Bream. With the Pirates in the lead 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th, the Braves had...

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Ji-Hwan Bae Impresses in AFL Debut

Highly touted Pittsburgh Pirates infield prospect Ji-Hwan Bae turned heads in the Arizona Fall League on Thursday when he impressed in his AFL debut. When he took over as general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates Ben Cherington inherited a minor league cupboard that was not as bare as many fans painted it to be. Since coming to Pittsburgh, Cherington has done nothing but flood the farm system. This has led to the Pittsburgh Pirates having one of the deepest, most talented farm systems in all of baseball.
Bleacher Report

Predicting 1 Trade for Every MLB Team During the 2021 Offseason

It's never too early to start looking ahead to the MLB offseason. This year's free-agent class is headlined by middle infielders Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Marcus Semien and Trevor Story, first baseman Freddie Freeman, third baseman Kris Bryant, right fielder Nick Castellanos and veteran pitchers Max Scherzer, Robbie Ray and Kevin Gausman.

10 possible candidates for new Cardinals manager

ST. LOUIS - After the St. Louis Cardinals shocked baseball and fired manager Mike Shildt over "philosophical differences," a very desired job to lead a talented team needs to be filled. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak says he doesn't want the process to last into mid-November, so things may happen quickly.
Columbia Missourian

Important influences last a lifetime

While biking on the MKT Trail recently, I got to thinking “who have been the major influences on me?”. In addition to family members, relatives, books, Boy Scouts and events, I have been blessed with a variety of people who shaped how I turned out. There have been hundreds of former classmates, students, neighbors, politicians, friends, colleagues, runners and casual acquaintances, but at least a dozen affected me in a such a way that I would be different if I had never met them. I’ve been a lucky guy.
NBC Sports

For Bell and Nats, an extension makes sense for both sides

Josh Bell went 2-for-4 on the final day of the regular season, pushing his batting average up to .261 for the year. It was the highest his average had been on any given day since going 1-for-3 in his Nationals debut, all the way back on April 12. The 2021...

Baseball history unpacked, October 15

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and deep dives into various narratives that expand over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along. Don’t be afraid to click the links for ‘inside baseball’ on the entries, which change from year to year as we re-examine the subjects.