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.
March 30, 2000 |
The Pittsburgh Pirates released lefthanded pitcher Pete Schourek yesterday, the team said. Schourek, who was entering the second season of a two-year contract for a guaranteed $4 million, was competing with rookie Jimmy Anderson for the fifth spot in the Pirates' rotation. In five games this spring, Schourek was 2-1 with a 5.40 earned run average, while Anderson was 3-1 with a 5.17 ERA. Padres. San Diego decided the future can wait, sending highly touted catcher Ben Davis back to the minor leagues.
June 19, 1990 |
It'll be interesting to see if any Pittsburgh players have made headway when the updated National League all-star voting list comes out today. The Pirates, you see, are baseball's version of Rodney Dangerfield. They might be No. 1 in the National League East, but they're an afterthought in all-star balloting. At last count, Bobby Bonilla, who is hitting .290 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI, is the highest Pittsburgh vote-getter and he is only fifth among NL outfielders. His outfield teammates, Andy Van Slyke and Barry Bonds, are next in sixth and 10th place, respectively.
December 11, 1988 |
Coach Len Carmichael's motto of P.H.D. may help Cinnaminson's basketball team improve in the National Division of the Olympic League. "Our motto this year is 'Pride, Hustle and Determination,' " Carmichael said. Starting only its second year in the Olympic Conference, the Pirates, who lost just two varsity players, will have to make up a lot of ground to catch division favorites Eastern and Bishop Eustace. "If we were horses, we would be the longshots," Carmichael said.
July 26, 1995 |
A violent collision in Pittsburgh's outfield had the Atlanta Braves in no mood to celebrate. Rightfielder Dave Clark and centerfielder Jacob Brumfield crashed into each other chasing a deep fly during the Braves' 3-1 win yesterday. Clark broke his left collarbone and Brumfield suffered cuts and bruises when they sprinted in pursuit of Jeff Blauser's fifth-inning drive into right- centerfield. Brumfield made a spectacular catch before crumbling to the turf. The game was stopped for 23 minutes as an ambulance was brought onto the field and both players were treated.
May 10, 1995 |
The Houston Astros had 16 hits and 13 RBI, a two-run homer and tied a National League record with four sacrifice flies. Yet they couldn't stop talking about . . . their pitching? Shane Reynolds ran his scoreless streak against Pittsburgh to 22 innings before tiring, and the visiting Astros survived a five-run seventh inning to beat the Pirates, 13-6, last night. Luis Gonzalez homered, doubled and drove in three runs as the Astros won their seventh in nine games. The Pirates are 1-6 at home and have lost five of six overall.
November 16, 1991 |
Cinnaminson midfielder Pete Rodriguez watched in horror yesterday as Northern Burlco's dangerous Mike Shaw controlled the ball about 30 yards from the Cinnaminson goal. When goalkeeper Anthony Mazzarelli moved out to challenge Shaw, the deft striker slid the ball past Mazzarelli to his right, directly toward the now- gaping net. By then, Rodriguez was sprinting toward the goal mouth. A few yards away from the trickling ball, he dived feet-first and managed to flick it away at the last possible instant.
January 9, 1986 |
As in a game of king-of-the-hill, the Catholic League South allows no rest for those at the top of the heap. Cardinal O'Hara was an upset victim to St. John Neumann, 64-57, Sunday, just two days after the O'Hara Lions themselves had surprised favorite Archbishop Carroll. The loss left O'Hara with a 1-1 divisional record (12-3 overall); the Pirates are also 1-1 (8-6). Asked whether the win over Carroll drained his team emotionally, O'Hara coach Buddy Gardler said, "I can't believe that.