Card of the Day: 1983 Donruss Lee Lacy

Card of the Day
This is the first time that Lee Lacy has been featured in our Card of the Day series, which began 13 months ago. I’m a bit surprised that I haven’t had Lacy here yet, as he spent six years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he was a member of the…

The One Who Got Away: Claude Passeau

The One Who Got Away
After the 1935 season ended, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired veteran catcher Al Todd in exchange for catcher Earl Grace and pitcher Claude Passeau. The Pirates received decent production from Todd over three seasons before packaging him for catcher Ray Mueller. That second trade didn’t work out for the Pirates, but…

Game Rewind: Pittsburgh vs Brooklyn, May 22, 1891

Pirates Game Rewind
On May 22, 1891, the Pittsburgh Alleghenys/Pirates unveiled a new pitcher to the hometown fans. It was 21-year-old Scott Stratton, who went 34-14, 2.36 for the Louisville Colonels of the American Association in 1890. The American Association was considered the third best Major League at that time, but those were…