Friday, February 28, 2014

2/28: Jud, Double Trouble, Drug Trials, A-Ram, Jack Wilson...

Jud, Double Trouble, Drug Trials, A-Ram, Jack Wilson...

  • 1897 - IF Ernest Judson (Jud or Boojum) Wilson was born in Remington, Virginia. Jud played for the Homestead Grays (1931-1932, 1940-1945) and had a brief stop with the Pittsburgh Crawfords in 1932. The Grays’ captain and Hall of Fame infielder compiled a .351 lifetime BA. 
  • 1903 - Pirate owner Barney Dreyfuss and James Potter led a syndicate to buy the Phillies from John Rogers and AJ Reach for $170,000. It took another seven years before owning more than one team was prohibited by baseball. 
  • 1986 - Commissioner Peter Ueberroth gave seven players who were admitted drug users, including Pirates Dave Parker and Dale Berra, a choice of a year's suspension without pay or heavy fines (10% of their salary) and career-long drug testing‚ along with 100 hours of drug-related community service as a result of the Pittsburgh Cocaine trial. 

  • 2002 - The team agreed to terms with 3B Aramis Ramirez on a back loaded, three-year contract extension through 2004 for $9.5M. The Bucs traded him to Chicago in mid-2003 before the big money fell due. 
  • 2006 - The team agreed to terms with SS Jack Wilson on a three-year, $20M contract extension through the 2009 season with an $8.4M club option for 2010.

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