- 1886 - The NL officially admitted the Pittsburgh Alleghenys, who jumped from the American Association. The Alleghenys made a reported profit of $160,000 in 1886 and finished second in the AA, making the decision an easy one for the NL. They soon became the Pirates.
- 1924 - 1B Glenn “Rocky” Nelson was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. He got a cup of coffee with Pittsburgh in 1951 and then platooned with Dick Stuart from 1959-61. He hit .270 as a Pirate, and in the 1960 World Series went 3-for-9 with a Game Seven homer and two RBI.
Topps Series 1960
- 1997 - The Pirates lost P Jason Johnson to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays along with P Clint Sodowsky and 3B Joe Randa to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the expansion draft.
- 1998 - The Bucs sent LHP Ricardo Rincon to the Tribe for OF Brian Giles. In five campaigns with the Pirates, Giles would put up a line of .308/.426/.591 with 165 HR and 426 RBI and was twice named to the All-Star team.