Card of the Day: 1960 Topps Jim Umbricht

Card of the Day
Pitcher Jim Umbricht, who was born on this date in 1930, pitched for the 1960 World Series winning Pittsburgh Pirates. He also has his uniform number retired by the Houston Astros, which is one of the most unfortunate jersey retirements in baseball. Other players have had their number retired after…

Card of the Day: 1963 Topps Willie Stargell

Card of the Day
Today marks the 59th anniversary of Willie Stargell’s Major League debut. He pinch-hit in the tenth inning and struck out with the winning run on second base. The Pittsburgh Pirates ended up winning that game on the next batter, as Smoky Burgess hit a walk-off homer. That wasn’t the debut…

Card of the Day: 1949 Bowman Fritz Ostermueller

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day features Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Fritz Ostermueller. The card was produced shortly after he retired at 41 years old, ending his 15-year big league career. He finished that big league career with the Pirates, joining the team during the 1944 season, and staying around until the…

Card of the Day: 2016 Topps Heritage Gregory Polanco

Card of the Day
If you have followed our This Date in Pittsburgh Pirates History articles, you have probably realized that only former players get bios. I have been expanding the bios for every other player for nearly a full year now so everybody has their 2+ paragraphs of fame, from the one-game players…