Friday, January 17, 2014

1/16-17: Art Whitney, Hoops, Pink Hawley, Kip Wells...

Art Whitney, Hoops, Pink Hawley, Kip Wells...

  • January 16, 1858 - IF Art Whitney was born in Brockton, Massachusetts. Known for his glove, he played for the Alleghenys and Pirates from 1884-87, hitting .248 in Pittsburgh. 
  • January 16, 1960 - The Steelers beat the Pirates, 22-20 in overtime, in a benefit basketball game played at the Pitt Field House to help support Children's Hospital. Former Duke All-America and Buc shortstop Dick Groat led all scorers with 14 points in the 15 minute contest. 
  • January 17, 1895 - The Pirates traded P Red Ehret and cash to the St Louis Browns for P Pink Hawley. Hawley won 71 games for the Pirates in his three year (1895-97) stint with Pittsburgh, while Ehret would claim 35 victories for the remainder of his MLB career. 

  • January 17, 2006 - The Bucs signed RHP Kip Wells to a one-year, $4.15M contract, avoiding arbitration.

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