Jacob Hartmeyer Misses His Chance at the Majors

On June 18, 1888 the Pittsburgh Alleghenys headed to Zanesville, Ohio to play two exhibition games against the Zanesville Kickapoos of the Tri-State League. The Alleghenys were struggling at the time with a 14-26 record, losers of six straight. They were also on their way west to play the Chicago…

Card of the Day: 1959 Topps Bennie Daniels

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day is from a subset of the 1959 Topps set and it features Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Bennie Daniels. I have used 1959 Topps cards for this series three times, but this is the first one I’ve used in ten months. Even with three other examples, this…

Card of the Day: 1995 Donruss Kevin Young

Card of the Day
Kevin Young played first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1992 through 1995, then again from 1997 through 2003. He is with the Pirates still to this day, serving as a special assistant in the front office and he’s part of the broadcast team, serving his first year in that…