Glenn's Pirates Page
Last Updated 18 February 2006
Thanks to all my friends for helping me with the
appearance and content of this web site. A special thanks to the
Pirate team offices for their assistance also. Glenn's Pirates
Page is a personal web page that I maintain to help record the
rich history of the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Team.
Here is some information I have collected on the Pirates:
Interesting Pirate Facts:
The Pirate Players:
The Pirate Team Records:
- Pirate Hall of Fame Members: Review
a short biography on each Pirate Hall of Famer, his lifetime
statistics, and a photo of him and his Cooperstown plaque.
- Other Pirate Greats: Here is a
list and short bio of great Pirate players through the years who haven't quite
made it to the Cooperstown Hall of Fame Page. There are 31
players who show up on the Pirates' Top 10 Records for hitting and
pitching, but are not in the Hall of Fame.
- The Near Great Pirate Players:
These are the players who you remember from your childhood; they were
everyday players for the Bucs who were around for many years, but
they'll never be considered for Cooperstown. These are the "Near
Greats", but we remember them fondly.
- An All-Time Pirate Line-Up: If
you want to see the fur fly among Bucco fans, have them try to
agree on an All-Time Line-up. I've provided a few
ideas here, but send me your own line-up cards too.
- The 2003 Scouting Report: Check out the top prospects,
as reported by various news sources, for the Bucs throughout the Minors.
Bucco Odds and Ends:
- Pirate Championships: Find out
why the Pirates were the team of the early 1900's, the 1970's,
and the early 1990's. You'll find a few Team Photos here too.
- The Best Pirate Moments of
All-Time: this is a personal list that I compiled. If you
have other great moments, then send them along.
- Pirate Uniforms through the
years: the history of the Bucco uniform and photos are
located here. This was a fun page for me to put together. Do
you know when the Bucs adopted Black & Gold as their team colors?
The answer is here and much, much more, including the new uniforms
Awards and Web Rings for Glenn's
- Bucco Books: here's a partial
list of books available on the Bucs to help you compile your
summer reading list.
- Bucco Victory Cries: all the
NL logos are here with a Bucco victory cry for each team. There
were many contributions for this page - Thanks!
- Gunnerisms: a page of Bob Prince
sayings and nicknames.
- A Tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame: A Pirates Perspective.
Use this page as a starting point for your own tour through Cooperstown. These are my
notes from my tour of the HoF in January 1999. If you look closely, Pirate displays
are all over the museum.
Quick Links |
Pirate Links |
General Baseball Links |
The Minors |
Pirate Fan's Pages, RealAudio, UseNet, E-mail, and Gift Stores |
Team Information |
Spring Training and Winter Ball |
Here are some Quick Links to answer some of the most
frequently asked questions about the Bucs.
- Stats: Here are the Current
Pirate stats at the team page.
- Rosters: The 40-man
roster is on the team's official web page.
- Boxscores: You can find boxscores many places; a few
sites are at ESPN, USA Today and Nando. See the
Pirate Links below for links to each
of these web sites.
Here are some commercial Baseball and Pirate links that I refer
to on a regular basis and are worth checking out:
- The Official
Pirates Home Page: Get the latest news, game reports, and press releases.
The Regular Season schedule and Promotions are
here; Stop by the Pirate shop and pick up a few
items, or get ticket information.
Nando: the Pirates Page: Game Summaries, box scores,
Pirate-specific news articles, and individual stats. Recent
news pictures; Roster information, attendance summaries.
They have an ESPN Pirates
Clubhouse Team Page that has quick updates on
the game in progress, plus links to some other team-specific info.
Scoreboard is also a source for previews, post-game box scores and Recaps;
their new Game Tracker provides near-real time game broadcasts.
Post-Gazette (Pirates page):
They also offer local headlines.
- Tribune-Review: Sports Page
(now known on the web as Pittsburgh Live or Pirates Live);
Here's what another local paper is saying about the Bucs.
Check the local headlines for additional news.
- Beaver County Times: beat writer John Perrotto covers the Bucs, their
minor leagues, and is a contributing writer to Baseball America.
get another local angle on the Bucs.
Today: They have a Pirates Page; They have a good daily
commentary on the Bucs (in season), plus box scores and more.
- Out of Town Newspaper
links can be found at Fantasy Sports's site.
You can read what the other team's paper is saying about the Bucs.
League Baseball: This is the "Official MLB" site for photos, stories and
- Sportsline (CBS)
has a Pirates page. They are an excellent source for a one page game summary
(line score, recap, and box score) off of their
Stats (sortable), Schedule, and Season game-by-game log.
- MLB Insider
(Inside Pitch). A weekly wrap-up on the team. It is updated weekly (on Friday).
Sporting News: has a Pirates Page with regular updates (on Friday), a TRS
seating diagram and more.
Network: Pirate-specific news articles, in addition to individual stats, an injury report
Their best team information is in the
Directory": Ground Rules for TRS, Coaching history, and a list of Retired Numbers,
Hall of Famers, award winners, and season-by-season records.
Check out their in depth
game previews on the Scoreboard; it includes a pitcher's report card,
matchup, lineup, injuries,
weather, and odds.
- Twin Killing,
The Bill Mazeroski Story; a web site by the author. The
site opens with an animated .gif of Maz turning the pivot at second,
includes a .wav file of a call of his Series-ending homer in '60, and
includes quotes, pictures and bios of the 23 players and coaches
interviewed in person for the book.
Skilton's Baseball Links has just about everything you could
want: stat sites, MLB teams, the Minors, College baseball,
International baseball, collectibles, newsgroups and more. This
is the best site to start your search for any web sites connected
with baseball. Glenn's Pirates Page was selected as the baseball link
of the week at John Skilton's Baseball Links July 6 - 12, 1997.
Hall of Fame: Here is your ticket to the Cooperstown Museum.
Phone Number: 607-547-7200.
Horn is a monthly wrap-up from Cooperstown. I have put together a
short summary of the Rules for Hall of Fame
Elections. It should answer most of your questions.
Sports Page: Read the Baseball Headline Stories. Includes game
summaries, Standing, Stats etc... The have a CNN/SI Pirates
Page with stats and several other team-specific info. CNN also lists
rosters from each year to help in your historical research. The also have a CNN
Scoreboard to check on games in progress, even minor league scores
at the lowest level.
- Card Collectors
Company: They have a reprint of the famous Honus Wagner card, plus
a book devoted to each team. The advertisers said, "This book
has pictures of all the regular issue cards made by TOPPS from
1952 thru 1986." It is advertised at $4. I received my copy and
it was well worth the cost. Each year has a couple paragraph summary of
the team and the team leaders. It has 1 1/4" by 1 3/4" reproductions of
the player baseball cards for each year. It sure brought back a lot of
memories for me.
- Black & Gold Autographed
Sports Memorabilia: Pirates, Steeler, and Penguin items.
- Point Four
Sports: has a page dedicated to Forbes Field Memorabilia. Build It yourself books,
posters, prints, note cards and more.
Here are a few general baseball links:
Weekly from USA Today
has changed its name and format in 2002 to Sports Weekly (on news stands or by subscription).
America Online: You'll find the top stories from Baseball
America here - the top publication for minor league news and notes.
- Total Baseball:
MLB's official reference book is now on-line. Look up player
lifetime stats, team histories, Records, Awards, Post Season
- Sean Lahman's Baseball
Archive: individual records, team records, attendance archives,
award winners, and much more. A site packed with info. Pirate fan Gene Carney
produces Notes from the Shadows of Cooperstown;
it's a bi-weekly trip down the path of everything baseball.
- Ballparks, by Munsey &
Suppes; they have put together a collection of information on all
current Major League Parks, plus information on some old Classic
parks (including Forbes Field) and the scoop on the future parks.
Prospectus Online: regular updates from Clay Davenport, Gary Huckabay
- Baseball Reference: Stats and commentary.
- Baseball Library: get day-by-day results for
every team, every season from 1900 through 2000.
- Retrosheet: the web source for boxscores
of long-past games
- Pure Baseball:
News, Views, and Depth Charts.
- SABR: the Society for American Baseball Research. The local
Pittsburgh area Forbes Field Chapter has added
a web site.
Marasco has a page devoted to the Negro Leagues. He
has written an account of the first game at Pittsburgh's Greenlee
Field (plus much more).
- Louisville Slugger
Museum: the bat that Honus swung.
Wide Web of Sports: Look for several links to individual team web sites.
Search for Baseball Pages: Look here for links
to MLB, Minors, College teams, Fantasy Leagues and more.
News Group FAQ: From UseNet News Groups.
- Baseball Immortals: by Lee Sinins;
examines the alltime greats of the game, and a few who have been excluded from Cooperstown.
The Minors: You can get a quick update from Pirateball on their
Bucco Farm Game Reports
Page. Russ Steele provides some quick
links to Baseball America's stats for each Bucco farm team and provides a window with
Wilbur Miller's Scouting Report.
- Pacific Coast
League: Check out the Pirates Class AAA
team, The Nashville Sounds (at their official
site - see the player profiles). Follow the Sounds on Windows Media Player at
stats can be found at Pirateball (among other sites).
provides links for box scores. ESPN also provides Sounds
and pitching stats.
Check the local paper, The Tennessean for
articles in season.
Minor League Baseball Sounds
Web Site provides some information on the team.
The Sounds have been affiliated with the Bucs since 1998.
The current agreement extends through the 2004 season.
- Eastern League: Check out the Pirates Class AA team, The
Altoona Curve. Altoona was awarded
a new franchise for the 1999 season. The Curve games are on Real Audio at
Curve Stats are available at
Pirateball. ESPN provides
a Curve schedule with box score links.
The local newspaper, the Cambria News,
might provide some Curve coverage.
The Curve is named in honor of the famed "Horseshoe Curve" in the railroad tracks five miles
from the city of Altoona. The
Minor League Baseball Curve
Web Site provides some information on the team.
The Curve has been affiliated with the Bucs since the 1999 season.
The current agreement extends through the 2006 season.
- Carolina League: Check out the Pirates Class A(+) team, The
The HillCats are broadcast on WBRG
radio, 1050 AM, or try
today's opponent's web site
for a web feed of the broadcast.
HillCat Stats are available at
Pirateball. USA Today offers HillCat
Stats as well as box
scores. The Lynchburg News
& Advance carries HillCat articles.
The HillCats have been affiliated with the Bucs since 1995.
The current agreement extends through the 2008 season.
- South Atlantic League: Check out the Pirates Class A
team, the Hickory Crawdads
- a new affiliate for the Bucs in 1999.
The Crawdad games are on Windows Media Player at
WMNC Radio (FM 92.1).
Hickory Stats are available at
USA Today provides Sally League
Stats, as well as box
The Crawdads have been affiliated with the Bucs since the 1999 season.
The current agreement extends through the 2002 season.
- New York-Penn League: Check out the Pirates new Short Season Class A(-)
team the Williamsport
Check out daily stories, in season, at the Daily Item.
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette carries
Crosscutter stories also.
FanLink also provides a Williamsport team site.
Williamsport has been affiliated with the Bucs since 1999.
The current agreement extends through the 2004 season.
The NY-Penn League starts in mid-June
and features advanced rookies and some newly drafted college players.
USA Today has
scores, and is a source for
and pitching stats.
- Rookie League: Gulf Coast
League: Pirates; here's a photo of the Bucs Spring Training
complex in Bradenton. Follow the Bucs newest prospects at USA today:
stats are available. The Bradenton Herald has a
web site; it might have some GCL Pirate news in season.
The Bucs also maintain working relationships with several
- Hyundai Unicorns:
of the 8-team Korean
Baseball Association; they have trained at Bradenton since 1993,
but the Bucs signed a working agreement in 1998 to exchange players and coaching/scouting
information. Two Korean pitchers and a coach were in the Bucs system for 1998.
Financial problems in Korea have put this relationship on hold.
Summer League (Rookie): Santo Domingo Pirates.
- Venezuela Summer League:
The Bucs co-sponsored a team (Montalban) with the Rockies and Twins in 1998.
In 1999, look at Chivacoa for Pirate players and coaches (along with some Devil Ray rookies).
General Minor League Sites:
- Minor League Baseball: Formerly, National
Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, a good starting
point for info on any of the Minors.
- Pirateball: provides
a weekly summary of the minor league stats (updated twice a week).
Nando's Minor League Site: Nando has expanded their coverage to include
all minor league levels.
Today: this is a great site for updates from around the
minors. Box scores, standings, league leaders and more from each level.
for in-game line scores.
- Baseball America has
a listing for all of yesterday's box scores.
- ESPN: has a good Minor
League Scoreboard for the high minors; it has line scores on games in
progress and box scores after the game.
- CNN/SI: has a Minor League
Scoreboard for teams through out the organization.
Here are some personal Pirates pages by fellow fans:
Greek's Pirate Page: This is the source for pictures
of Pirates from today and yester-year. Do you have a favorite
Pirate player? There is a good chance you'll find his picture
here. You will find several links to specific pictures on
Cecil's page throughout my Pirates Pages. Thanks Cecil for your
contribution to my Pirates Page.
- Matthew K. Blair:
he has a Clemente page and has listed several Pirate teams of their
respective decades. He has added a Pirates Hall of Fame Page which is very good.
Emeigh's Baseball Page: offers some unique research information on
Situational Offense, Bequeathed Runners, Run Scoring Patterns and several
good baseball links too.
- Erik Johnson's
Pirates Replay Page: look here for a simulation season that matches some of the
great Pirate teams of all time against each other in head-to-head competition.
- Rory Regan's Pirates History Page:
Rory digs back to the history of the franchise and its best players of each era.
The website is dedicated to Pirates pitcher Babe Adams.
- Caleb's Pittsburgh Pirates Page is back
with a collection of music files of famous Pirate/baseball songs from "Beat 'em Bucs" to
"CenterField". Plus, Caleb has notes from numerous ballparks he has visited.
- We're rootin' for the Pirates:
Scott Salvatore released this song in 2000 as a tribute to the Bucco franchise.
- Pirate Stats: by Justin Kubatko.
Career leaders, and year-by-year Pirate leaders in every category.
Pittsburgh Pirates Web Ring: here is a list of the fan pages registered
in the Pirates Web Ring.
- Unofficial Pirate Message Board:
stop by to see what Pirate fans are talking about, or leave a message. This board replaced
Eric Sokol's old site.
- MLBfans.net - Pirates Message Board: another
On UseNet News Groups: Look for alt.sports.baseball.pitt-pirates
The Pirates Fan-based E-mail List:
Subscribe or search
the archives of "the list" at the web interface. Or, send an e-mail message to:
with body: subscribe pirates Your Name
You will receive a message back prompting you to confirm your
You will be added to a list of around 150 Pirate
fans who trade stories, stats, ideas, questions, answers, and
opinions about the Bucs from across the country. This is a friendly list
and a great forum for the intelligent exchange of ideas about the Pirates.
It is an informal email discussion group which discusses
issues relevant to the Pittsburgh Pirates. List volume is about 10-30
messages daily. One fan said, "I truly enjoy
the insightful, informed, and passionate discussions that abound on
this list." Another person said. "I think you just threw a
life-preserver to a drowning Burghball fan."
Once subscribed, you can send mail to the whole list at: pirates@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM
The Bucs have joined most of the other MLB teams in offering their game
broadcasts via Real Audio at broadcast.com. Now you can hear the home team announcers
(with pre-game and post game shows), and you can even listen to rebroadcasts on demand.
MLB Broadcast page
Get a Free Real Audio
Some sources for Pirate gifts? Try:
Pirate Outfitters: 412-325-4465
Pirate Clubhouse Shop: (412) 325-4465
Online clubhouse store
Cooperstown Collection: Pirate Caps from various eras.
These other places might be more collectable/card shops:
Diamond Jim's 724-728-5468
Sports World Specialties: 412-232-3343
For Pirates Tickets: 1-800-BUY-BUCS; 1-877-893-BUCS
- In Pittsburgh: 412-321-BUCS
For the Pirates Media Relations Office: 1-412-323-5031
Write to the Pirates at: PNC Park at North Shore: 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412-323-5000; Fax: 412-323-9133
For The Pirate Clubhouse Shop (at PNC Park): (412) 325-4465
For information on the Pirate Alumni Association:
To obtain a Pirates Pocket Schedule: Pick them up at the
ballpark, Pirate ticket outlets, or send a SASE to Pirate Schedule, at the
club's address above.
- Contact them at 412-325-4704
Let's Go Bucs (A New Pirate Generation): the popular pre-game music at PNC Park is requested
by several Pirate fans. Here's
a link to the song.
Why am I such a Pittsburgh Pirates Fan?
Baseball America has
box scores, standings, and League Leaders.
USA Today provides a good
starting point for winter league stats.
The Pirates have numerous players participating in off-season baseball in various leagues:
Skilton provides links to numerous individual team sites.
Winter League Stats and Box Scores:
- Florida Instructional League: was reinstituted in 1997 for the
Pirates. Mid-September through October; this league is for 40 players who are young players
or those switching positions. This league is at Pirate City, Bradenton Florida.
Arizona Fall League:
an elite league that started play in 1992; the Bucs generally send 6 (or 7) players each season.
This league is for major league rookies down to top prospects at the AA-level. One Class A player
with outstanding ability could go also. 44 games; generally early Oct-to-mid-Nov with
an additional championship game.
Bucco players in the 2002 AFL with the Phoenix Desert Dogs are:
Pitchers Adrian Burnside (repeating from 2001), Mike Gonzalez (another repeat), and Chris Spurling. Catcher J.R. House
(repeats), and outfielders J.J. Davis and Shawn Garrett round out the Pirate prospects. Pitcher Dan Carrasco will be part of the
"taxi squad". Pitching Coach Scott Lovecamp will be in the AFL for the Phoenix team.
Phoenix hosts prospects from: Twins, Indians, Mets, A's, and Pirates.
Recaps are at MLB's web site. The Pirates web site promises
You may find some brief game summaries and line scores at
HQ may provide some additional info. USA
Today provides daily box scores and stats.
- California Fall League: this
prospect league was shut down after the 1999 season.
This league replaced the now defunct
Maryland Fall Baseball League (1998), and Hawaiian Baseball League (1993-1997).
- Caribbean Baseball Confederation: Generally, Oct-Feb.
The Dominican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan and Mexican League champions compete
in the Caribbean World Series, which is held annually in early February. Countries rotate
hosting the event.
For 1999, Players with at least 520 At Bats or 180 innings pitched during the regular
season are prevented from
playing winter ball (by the new MLB-winterball agreement). This might affect some of the
popular Caribbean major leaguers from playing for their home team.
Playball provides some overview info on these leagues.
Try the translation service at Alta Vista.
It has been hard to find web information on some of these leagues (most sites are in Spanish),
but here are a few widely gathered pieces of info:
- Dominican Baseball League:
The Dominican Winter League is made up of six teams:
Estrellas, Aguilas, Nordeste Chickens (formerly the
Azucareros (2 teams were shut down for '98-'99 due to
damage from Hurricane Georges, with one still closed in '99-'00). In '99-'00,
Aramis Ramirez and Emil Brown
are on the Licey roster; Abraham Nunez is playing second base, Rob Mackowiak is playing LF,
and Craid Wilson is playing 1B with
Escogido. Aguilas has Wilson Guzman on the pitching staff.
These six teams play a 48-game Regular season, that lasts from late October to late
December. They have a 4-team, 18-game semi-final
round robin playoff starting in January; this determines the two
finalists for a best-of-seven DR champion. Check one of the local papers,
Ultima Hora, for details.
- Mexican Pacific League: 68 games; October 15 to December 30.
Jason Boyd is pitching for Hermosillo. Humberto Cota is with Mochis, and Manuel Bernal is
pitching for Obregon.
This is an 8-team league. See
for box scores and stats.
- Venezuelan League: 62 games.
Leones del Caracas,
Navegantes del Magallanes, and other teams make
up this 8-team, 2-division league; mid-Oct to late-Dec.
See the El-Nacional
newspaper for details. Or, stop by the Beisbol site
of El Universal, a Venezuelan newspaper. It has the
rosters and stats for all the Venezuelan teams (en espanol, senor).
- Puerto Rico: 50 games; November 3 to early-January.
Ponce De Leones: en espanol;
Arecibo Lobos have an unofficial
site in English (but the team moved to Bayamon in 1999); it might help you to start exploring the PR league.
The San Juan Senators are moving in 2000 to their own ballpark in Carolina (near the airport)
and may be renamed. The Senators had shared Hiram Bithorn Stadium with Santurce.
This is a 6-team league. For '99-'00, Ivan Cruz, Alex Hernandez, Carlos Alvarado, Carlos Rivera,
and Darryl Brinkley are with Ponce. Pirate free agent signee Wil Cordero joined the Mayaguez
roster for the PR Final series.
See the El Nuevo Dia newspaper for
daily coverage. A 16-game round robin, with 4 teams, determines the 2 finalists for the best
of nine championship series in late-January. Check out my report from a
2000 trip to Hiram Bithorn Stadium.
- Panamanian League
Is there something here you like, that needs to be changed,
or would you like to see something that is not included?
Send me an