July 31, 1994 |
The Pittsburgh Pirates' board of directors, expected to vote Wednesday on a new stadium lease, instead may put the team up for sale. The Pirates notified major-league baseball's ownership committee that they are discussing a possible sale to different groups, headed by Larry Lucchino, a former president of the Baltimore Orioles, and John J. Rigas, chairman of Adelphia Communications, a cable television company. Additionally, the KBL cable sports channel and Howard Baldwin, the owner of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, have told the city that they are interested in buying the team.
March 5, 2001 |
The Pittsburgh Pirates needed only 36 minutes Saturday to sell out their April 9 home opener against the Cincinnati Reds, the first regular-season game in PNC Park. They also sold out five other regular-season games, plus two exhibitions - a total of eight sellouts, more than they had in most seasons at Three Rivers Stadium. Also selling out were a June series against the Cleveland Indians and fireworks night promotions April 11 against Cincinnati and June 23 against Montreal.
June 15, 1989 |
The Pirates scored three runs in the seventh inning to take a 6-4 lead that held up in last night's game with the Phillies. And while we can't be sure, it's even money that former Pittsburgh pitcher- turned-broadcaster Jim Rooker didn't make the same mistake he made last week. Last Thursday when the Pirates scored 10 runs in the first inning against the Phillies, Rooker got a little cocky. "If we lose this game, I'll walk to Pittsburgh," Rooker said. By now everyone knows what happened.
October 14, 1991 |
"You've got to start wondering whether we're a bunch of gaggers or not. " - Pirates outfielder Andy Van Slyke, after Game 3 Yeah, people were beginning to wonder. And if the Pirates had lost again last night, if they had done another pratfall in front of a national television audience and tiptoed to the brink, one game away from being upset in the National League Championship Series for the second consecutive year, that quiet puzzlement would have become a roar. Even Pirates manager Jim Leyland expressed some concern before Game 4 started last night with his team trailing in the best-of-seven playoffs, two games to one. "Last year, everybody made a big point about how emotional we were.
January 9, 1986 |
There are several thousand video pirates in this city, sitting smugly in armchairs and watching illegal TV, contend attorneys for Home Box Office affiliates. They plan a counter raid today. At a press conference this morning at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel, officials of the entertainment cable franchises were to announce the second phase of a plan to crack down on those who get HBO signals for free and deprive affiliates of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Each of the video pirates identified through private surveillance will be sent a letter ordering them to take down their illicit microwave antenna receivers, said attorney Kelly Tillery, who is acting as local counsel for the region's affiliates, ACS Enterprises of Bensalem, Bucks County; Home Theatre Inc. of Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County; and Video Consultants Inc. of Wynnewood, Montgomery County.
June 25, 2012
At Citizens Bank Park. Monday at 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh LHP Erik Bedard (4-7, 4.13 ERA) vs. RHP Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.04) Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh RHP James McDonald (6-3, 2.19) vs. RHP Vance Worley (3-4, 2.78) Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh RHP A.J. Burnett (8-2, 3.24) vs. TBA Thursday at 1:05 p.m. Pitchers TBA
January 2, 1986 |
The La Salle Explorers nearly finished the Cherry Hill East (N.J.) tournament on a winning note Monday, but St. John Neumann's Rich Madison connected on a 6-foot jump shot with 2 seconds left in overtime and the Pirates defeated La Salle, 63-61, to capture fifth place. Leading by a score of 49-41 after three quarters, Neumann slumped in the final period and La Salle tied the score at 59-59 at the end of regulation by scoring 18 fourth-period points. However, Neumann netted 4 points in overtime, while the Explorers (4-6)
September 22, 2004 |
PITTSBURGH - A wild pitch by Pirates reliever Salomon Torres let the Cubs' Corey Patterson score the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as Chicago registered a 5-4 victory over Pittsburgh last night. The Cubs couldn't hold a 4-1 lead, with the Pirates tying it in the ninth on Jack Wilson's RBI single, but rallied to win their 10th in 13 games. The win kept Chicago, which got a two-run homer from Aramis Ramirez, in the thick of the wild-card race. Braves 5, Reds 4 ATLANTA - John Thomson (13-8)
May 3, 1997 |
First, Mark Johnson put Pittsburgh ahead with his bat. Then, his replacement preserved the lead with his glove. Johnson singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and new first baseman Kevin Young prevented a wild throw from allowing the tying run to score in the bottom half as the visiting Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, last night. With runners on first and third, Andruw Jones hit a liner to pitcher Rich Loiselle, whose throw was wide of the first-base bag. Young gloved the ball and beat Jeff Blauser to the bag, completing a game-ending doubleplay.
April 25, 1995 |
The video pirates went down without a fight. They didn't even try to defend themselves. Yesterday, Yosef Vaturi, his daughter Vivi and his son-in-law Shlomo Antecovich agreed to a stipulated trial - allowing documents, rather than witnesses, to be used as evidence. The three were then convicted by Municipal Judge Louis J. Presenza of illegally copying and reproducing taped movies. They were placed on six months' probation and each fined $1,000. Last November, Pennsylvania State Police, the district attorney's office and a representative of the Motion Picture Association of America raided three Fantasy Video stores and a Universal Video operated by the trio in Center City.