September 24, 1955: Bob Friend clinches NL ERA title for last-place Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates suffered through a miserable 1955 season,…

July 18, 1957: Luis Arroyo's final victory for Pittsburgh

Anyone old enough to recall the spectacular 1961 major-league…

May 1, 1958: Frank Thomas has a big day for Pirates

The game on Thursday, May 1, 1958, pitting the Pirates against…

May 26, 1959: Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th

Marcia Haddix was at home — on a Clark County, Ohio, farm —…

April 15, 1961: Bob Friend bests Don Drysdale in a record-setting game

Possibly the most intriguing thing about baseball is its unpredictability.…

July 22, 1964: Mazeroski, Lynch, and Stargell lead Pirates' rout of Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates bombed the St. Louis Cardinals before…

June 1, 1965: Pirates' Bob Veale strikes out 16 in shutout of Phillies

In 1965, the Pirates made an impressive second-half run at the…

October 2, 1966: Pirates' Matty Alou claims the 1966 NL batting title

After the 1965 season Bill Virdon retired from the Pirates. Virdon…

September 20, 1969: Bob Moose throws a no-hitter against the Amazin' Mets

A mood of nervous, anxious excitement permeated Shea Stadium…

June 12, 1970: Pirates' Dock Ellis throws a no-hitter

On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis pitched one of the greatest games…

August 14, 1971: Bob Gibson fires his first no-hitter for Cardinals

Bob Gibson thought he was running out of time. At 35 years of…

September 1, 1971: Pirates field first all-Black lineup in baseball history

Willie Stargell, left, hugs his Pittsburgh Pirates teammate…

October 17, 1971: Blass, Clemente lead Pirates to victory in World Series Game 7

It was the culmination of the 1971 baseball season. Game Seven…

September 30, 1972: Roberto Clemente collects 3,000th career hit in final at-bat

As the 1972 season entered its last week, Pittsburgh’s 38-year-old…

April 6, 1973: Something's missing: No Clemente in right field for Pirates

“You kept looking in right field, and he wasn’t there,”…

June 13, 1973: Pirates' Steve Blass loses control

Steve Blass was arguably the best pitcher on the Pittsburgh Pirates…

September 16, 1975: Rennie Stennett leads Pirates rout with a record seven hits

While pulling on his gray Pittsburgh road uniform in the visitors’…