Friday, February 7, 2014

2/7: Joe Lonnett, Adrian Brown, Humberto Cota...

Joe Lonnett, Adrian Brown, Humberto Cota...

  • 1927 - Joe Lonnett was born in Beaver Falls. A long time bud of Chuck Tanner, he came to Pittsburgh with him from the AL and was a member of the Pirates staff from 1977-84, serving as the third base coach for the Bucs during the 1979 World Championship season. 
  • 1974 - OF Adrian Brown was born in McComb, Mississippi. A 48th round draft pick in 1992, he beat the odds by having a nine year MLB career, the first six (1997 - 2002) with the Pirates as a reserve. He hit .258 during his Pittsburgh stay. 
  • 1979 - C Humberto Cota was born in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. Cota was the Pirate back-up catcher for his entire MLB career of seven seasons (2001-07) with a .233 lifetime BA after coming over from Tampa Bay as part of the Jose Guillen deal.. 

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