Tuesday, January 29, 2013

This Day In Pirate History

We thought we'd add something new for you guys to eyeball, a brief "This day in Bucco history" post. Let us know what you think.
  • January 29, 1949 - The Pirates purchased RHP Murry Dickson from the Cardinals for $125,000. During his five-year stay in Pittsburgh, he went 66-85 with a 3.83 ERA and a 20-win season in 1951.
  • January 29, 1961 - OF Max Carey was voted into the Hall of Fame by the veterans committee and inducted on July 24th. In 17 seasons with Pittsburgh, he collected 2,400+ hits, batted .287 and stole 688 bases.
  • January 29, 1967 - GM Branch Rickey and OF Lloyd Waner were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Special Veterans Committee and were inducted on July 23rd.
  • January 29, 1971 - The Pirates traded OF Matty Alou and P George Brunet to the Cardinals for OF Vic Davalillo and P Nellie Briles.

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