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July 31, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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March 5, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
SPORTS
June 15, 1989 | By Tom Mahon, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
SPORTS
October 14, 1991 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
"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.
NEWS
January 9, 1986 | By ANN GERHART, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
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
NEWS
January 2, 1986 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
SPORTS
September 22, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
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)
SPORTS
May 3, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
April 25, 1995 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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July 26, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
PITTSBURGH - The eighth inning of Sunday's 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh offered a glaring example as to why the Phillies are running out of time in delaying the promotion of top prospects Nick Williams and J.P. Crawford. Trailing by a run, the Phillies had runners on first and second with one out. Shortstop Freddy Galvis popped up on four pitches and leftfielder Cody Asche struck out on three pitches. The rally was finished and another loss - the team's seventh in 10 games since the all-star break - was ultimately sealed.
SPORTS
July 25, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
PITTSBURGH - Aaron Nola's quick rise to the majors was built on the command of his pitches. His rapid success once he arrived was credited to that same attribute. And that is what made a 7-4 loss to the Pirates on Saturday afternoon more jarring as Nola's recent struggles resurfaced. The righthander was tagged for six runs in four innings. He lacked command and left too many pitches high in the zone. He threw just 46 of his 80 pitches for strikes. Nola issued two crushing walks in the fifth inning, leading to a two-run single that proved to be the final blow.
SPORTS
July 24, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
PITTSBURGH - Cameron Rupp walked to the mound in the eighth inning of a 4-0 win over the Pirates on Friday night and wrapped his arm around the young Phillies pitcher. Zach Eflin was a pitch away from ending the eighth inning at PNC Park and keeping his shutout alive. The 22-year-old needed to fire one more pitch past Josh Harrison and he would be on to the ninth. The two ended their chat and Rupp smacked Eflin on the back. Two pitches later, Eflin found strike three as he fired a 94-mph fastball past Harrison.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Maybe it was when the pirates stood behind Capt. Richard Phillips and all he could hear was the click, click, click of a gun not discharging. Or maybe when there was a bang, and he felt blood coming down his face. Somehow, Phillips, held hostage on a lifeboat with four Somali pirates who had previously boarded his 17,000-ton Merchant Marine vessel off the coast of Africa, found the strength and faith to remain calm. "The way I solved that was one of the most crucial parts of being a leader, and that's staying calm," Phillips told a group of more than 400 human-resource professionals at a daylong symposium Wednesday organized by the Philadelphia Society for Human Resource Management.
SPORTS
March 20, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryan Howard hit a grand slam and Maikel Franco hit a three-run homer on Friday as the Phillies rolled past Pittsburgh, 15-12, at Bright House Field. It was Howard's second straight day with a homer. Franco leads the majors with seven homers this spring. The Phillies scored nine runs in the fourth inning and six runs in the fifth. Peter Bourjos and Cameron Rupp each added homers. Charlie Morton allowed five runs in four innings. He struck out three batters and walked three.
NEWS
February 24, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, STAFF WRITER
Think it's odd that mob boss Angelo Bruno's home could become a historic landmark? "Celebrity" homes actually aren't uncommon on the list of about 11,000 addresses on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, but still not as widespread as some might assume. The homes of only two of Philadelphia's 99 mayors (Richardson Dilworth and Samuel Powel) are on the list as are those of a governor (Robert E. Pattison), and a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Prothonotary (Edward Burd/Ormiston Mansion)
SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, Staff Writer
If Jesse Biddle is to revive his career, the Germantown Friends product is at least headed to a haven for pitching reclamation projects. The Phillies on Wednesday traded the former first-round pick to Pittsburgh for Yoervis Medina, a 27-year-old reliever. Biddle, 24, had been designated for assignment last week. He will miss the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last October. As the Phillies stockpiled young pitchers, Biddle's value to his hometown organization was diminished.
SPORTS
November 25, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WESTERN Washington University canceled classes on Tuesday over alleged racial comments made toward students of color on social media. Hate speech is a serious issue, and university president Bruce Shepard said an investigation is rightfully underway. However, the catalyst of the alleged incident is nothing less than ridiculous. Apparently, some students of color are objecting that the school's mascot - a Viking - is too Eurocentric and should be changed to something more inclusive.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2015 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Avast, ye landlubbers! Keelhaul the mizzenmast, and take those scurvy doubloons and, uh, bury them someplace obscure, make a confusing map on crumbly paper, and then lose the map. Aaaaarrrrrr! We're just practicing our buccaneer-type lingo for Saturday's Pirate Day at Fort Mifflin , where a gang of freebooting corsairs will swoop in and battle with the fort's soldiers (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.), then pillage, loot, and - oh, wait, no. It says here they'll actually be helping visitors explore 18th-century history by, among other things, explaining the difference between a privateer and a pirate.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2015 | BY ANNIE PALMER, Daily News Staff Writer palmera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
PICTURE A grizzly, swashbuckling pirate who sails the high seas in search of ships to plunder. Now, add a yarmulke. Actually, Jewish pirates who ransacked Spanish ships in Caribbean waters during Colonial times wore more intimidating Cavalier-style hats. But make no mistake: There were Jewish pirates of the Caribbean. "They were pirates through and through," said Sahar Oz, director of programming for the Gershman Y, which hosts a talk about the Sephardic seafarers Thursday, in conjunction with a photo exhibit on Caribbean synagogues.
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