Monday, February 17, 2014

2/16-17: Flying Dutchman, Negro League Stars, Nate McLouth...

Flying Dutchman, Negro League Stars, Nate McLouth...

  • February 16, 1952 - Carnegie’s Honus Wagner’s number 33 was retired following his retirement as a Bucco coach. Wagner spent 39 years with the team and was rewarded with a pension. Other retired Pirate numbers belong to Billy Meyer (1), Ralph Kiner (4), Willie Stargell (8), Bill Mazeroski (9), Pie Traynor (20), Roberto Clemente (21) and Danny Murtaugh (40).
  • February 16, 1996 - General Mills put out a Wheaties cereal box commemorating Negro League stars Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell to celebrate the league's 75th anniversary. All three played in Pittsburgh/Homestead at some point in their Hall of Fame careers.

  • February 17, 2009 - CF Nate McLouth signed a three-year, $15.75M contract with an option that bought out his arbitration years. It didn’t provide a lot of security - he was traded to Atlanta in June to clear the CF spot for Andrew McCutchen.

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