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Much has been made of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching philosophy to utilize the fastball, particularly in an era where the rest of the league is reducing their reliance on fastballs, in favor of more breaking pitches. 1,410 more words

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"Old Bowlegs"

After Honus Wagner’s death in 1955, Chester L. Smith, sports editor for The Pittsburgh Press said:

“As long as there are two baseball fans left alive, …

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: All-Star Game

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates.

Last night’s All-Star Game was a microcosm of Major League Baseball today.  269 more words

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Will the All-Star Break hurt the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Winners of eight of their last nine, there is no team that went into the all star break hotter than the Pittsburgh Pirates.

One week prior to all thirty clubs taking a hiatus in play, Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neil Huntington spoke to the media about the current state of his club and what their intentions were at the deadline. 687 more words

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Pittsburgh Pirates Stock Report: July 8-14

Welcome to a much more optimistic edition of Pirates Breakdown’s Stock Report, at least compared to last week’s review of the team. In a week when the Pirates faced two tough clubs in Washington and Milwaukee, the team was able to win seven of their games including a doubleheader against the Brewers on Saturday. 543 more words

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Will we see Kevin Newman next?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a handful of prospects who many are expecting to be called up sooner rather than later. Since Austin Meadows’ first stint in Pittsburgh was cut short, lets look into who we could be seeing next. 663 more words

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: The Home Run Derby

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates.

In the past, the Home Run Derby was a long, grueling, four hour event.  225 more words

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