Wednesday, March 5, 2014

3/5: Teke, Foxy and Cutch...

Teke, Foxy and Cutch...

  • 1947 - RHP Kent Tekulve was born in Cincinnati. The rubber armed reliever pitched 12 years for the Pirates (1974-85) with a record of 70-61-158/2.68, and appeared in 90 games twice, making 722 Pittsburgh outings for 1,017-1/3 IP. He saved three of the four wins against the Orioles in the 1979 World Series. He and Mike Marshall are the only pitchers to make 90 appearances three times during their career. Teke is now a Root Sports analyst. 
  • 1996 - “Foxy” Ned Hanlon was selected to the Hall of Fame. He played and managed for the Alleghenys, Burghers and Pirates (1889-91) but his glory years were as skipper of the Baltimore Orioles and Brooklyn Superbas. Noted as a keen tactician, he came up with innovations still in play today such as the hit-and-run, double steal and “Baltimore chop.” He was inducted on August 4th. 

 Topps 1983 series

  • 2012 - Andrew McCutchen signed a team-friendly six-year, $51.5 M contract extension with the Pirates, with a $14.75M option for 2018. 

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