Sunday, March 16, 2014

3/16: Patsy, Little Poison, Pie and Abraham...

Patsy, Little Poison, Pie and Abraham... 
  • 1865 - OF Patrick “Patsy” Donovan was born in Queenstown, Ireland. He played for the Pirates from 1892-99, hitting .307, and spent 17 years in the big leagues with a lifetime .301 BA. Patsy put up six consecutive .300+ seasons and served as player-manager from 1897-99.

 Patsy Donovan - Out of the Ballpark series

  • 1906 - OF Lloyd “Little Poison” Waner was born in Harrah, Oklahoma. The Hall-of-Fame OF had a .319 BA over 17 seasons with Pittsburgh. 
  • 1972 - Pie Traynor, enshrined in Cooperstown, died at age 72. The 3B played 17 years for the Pirates with a .320 BA and had a second career as the "Who Can?- Ameri-can" spokesman. 
  • 1976 - IF Abraham Nunez was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The utility man - he played SS, 2B and 3B - spent eight seasons (1997 - 2004) with Pittsburgh and hit .238.

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