- Pittsburgh was dropped by the Yankees yesterday 4-0 as CC Sabathia went seven frames. The Bucs helped him early, ending the first four innings on DPs, two being of the ol' strike 'em out, throw 'em out variety as the base running continues to be spotty in the preseason. Edinson Volquez had a couple of rough innings to start, then pitched three scoreless frames and finished by retiring 12 of the last 13 Bronx Bombers he faced. He kinda reminds us of James McDonald - good stuff for stretches, but bitten by a couple of costly frames where his focus isn't there.
- The Pirates face the Phils and AJ today at 1:05 PM, with Stolmy Pimentel taking the hill for Pittsburgh at McKechnie Field. Lineups later...
- In Pirate history today, RF Jimmy Sebring was born in Liberty, PA, near Willamsport. He played for Pittsburgh from 1902-04, hitting .261. In 1903, he became the first MLB player to homer in a World Series game and hit .333 against Boston in that first WS. The talented OF’er had a rift with the team over different personal incidents and was traded. He then skipped to a couple of outlaw teams, and his promising career was sidetracked. Sebring was on the comeback trail when he passed away in 1910 at the age of 27.
Jimmy Sebring - Fleer 2003 Fall Classic series