Category Archive: Articles.2018-TNP

Honus Wagner: Baseball's Prototypical Five-Tooler?

The highly regarded “five-tool” label is a relatively modern…

Roy Face's Incredible 1959 Season

In 1959, ace Pittsburgh Pirates fireman Roy Face set a major-league…

Moses YellowHorse, Pittsburgh Pirate

Moses YellowHorse was 23 years old when he made his major league…

Wagner for Sheriff: Honus Runs into the Coolidge Tax Cut

Honus Wagner, the greatest shortstop of all time, was a longtime…

Honus Wagner’s Short Stint as Pirates Skipper in a Forgettable Final Season

Honus Wagner served as the Pittsburgh Pirates' interim manager…

Honus Wagner, Spring Fever, and Two Three Stooges

A gloomy fact of film history is that more than half the movies…

Forbes Field: Ahead of Its Time in 1909

Many people regard Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field, home of the…

Turning the Pirates’ Ship

A poetic ode to the Pirates' rise to glory that culminated in…

From Bat to Baton: Josh Gibson, the Pittsburgh Opera, and The Summer King

Josh Gibson was one of the best players never to play in the…

Why Isn’t Sam Bankhead in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Since 1971, over 30 Negro Leagues players and executives have…

The Greatest Outfield in Baseball History

In 1966, the National League All-Star team fielded a lineup with…

The 1931 Homestead Grays: The Greatest Baseball Team of All Time

Most historians of an earlier generation would nominate the 1927…

Guy Bush: That Guy From Pittsburgh

During a professional baseball career of 18 seasons spread out…

The 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates: More Than the Murderers' Row Opponent

The 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates are generally remembered for losing…

A Dark, Rainy Game Seven: The Pirates Defeat the Big Train in the 1925 World Series

On Thursday, October 15, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington…

A View from the Bench: Baseball Litigation and the Steel City

Long before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court paved the way in 1966…

Cubs: Pirates' Biggest Rivals?

The common belief is that the Cardinals and Cubs are each other's…

The Pittsburgh Pirates Go to the Movies

Small-market teams often complain about the unfairness of baseball’s…

Ralph Kiner and Branch Rickey: Not a Happy Marriage

Branch Rickey assumed the duties of executive vice president…

From Sandlot to Center Stage: Pittsburgh Youth All-Star Games, 1944–59

Shortly after the invasion of Normandy in 1944, cities throughout…

The Annual Forbes Field Celebration: Pirates Fans Relive Mazeroski's Moment

On October 13, 1985, a Pittsburgh resident by the name of Saul…

Willie Stargell’s Pivotal Season: 1971

While 1971 will always be remembered most for Roberto Clemente’s…

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave: Mudcat Grant's Odyssey to Sing the National Anthem

On October 4, 1970, at newly opened Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh,…

Roberto Clemente and The Odd Couple: Two Different Stories

Unlike major leaguers from the Bambino to Turkey Mike, Roberto…

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