- October 20, 1864 - UT John “Jocko” Fields was born in Cork, Ireland. Jocko played everything on the field, hitting .265 as a member of the Alleghenys (1887-89), the Burghers of the Players’ League (1889) and the Pirates in 1890.
- October 21, 1970 - RHP Marc Wilkins was born in Mansfield, Ohio. He spent his entire six season MLB career (1996-2001) as a Bucco reliever (he started two games as a rookie), putting up a line of 19-14-3/4.28 and appearing in 70 outings during 1997.&
- October 21, 1969 - RHP Dave Giusti and C Dave Ricketts came over from from St. Louis for 1B/OF Carl Taylor and OF Frank Vanzin. Giusti spent seven years in the Buc bullpen and earned 133 saves.
- October 21, 2013 - LHP Francisco Liriano (16-8. 3.02) was named the Sporting News “Comeback Player of the Year” for 2013. The runner up was RHP Mark Melancon, the Bucs set-up/closer arm, and third place went to OF Marlon Byrd, who the Pirates picked up from the NY Mets during the stretch run in late August.
Monday, October 21, 2013
10/20-21: Jocko, Marc Wilkins, Giusti & the Comeback Kids...
Jocko, Wilkins, Giusti, Expo Exhibition, Comeback Kids, Jughandle Johnny, The Possum, The Hat & Osik...