Card of the Day: 1992 Topps Jim Leyland

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day subject has nothing to do with the history from this date, though I’m sure you could find a connection if you went through boxscores from the 1986-96 seasons. This is the first appearance here for manager Jim Leyland. He led the Pirates to an 851-863…

Card of the Day: 1902 W600 Jack Chesbro

Card of the Day
I have read quite a few times that the Pittsburgh Pirates don’t have any franchise type pitchers in their history. No one like Roberto Clemente, Honus Wagner, Willie Stargell, Paul Waner, Arky Vaughan etc, who are among the all-time greats, and they are know as being Pirates first. The thinking…

Card of the Day: 1940 Play Ball Bob Klinger

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day is the fourth time that we are featuring Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Bob Klinger here. He played for the Pirates during the 1938-43 seasons, went off to wartime service for two years, then was part of the team briefly in 1946, without getting into a game.…

Card of the Day: 2006 Fleer Tradition Nate McLouth

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day is both a first-time player and a first-time set.  We have not looked at the 2006 Fleer Tradition set yet. We also haven’t looked at Nate McLouth yet either. The Pittsburgh Pirates traded him to the Atlanta Braves on this date in 2009. I’ll admit…