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.
September 4, 2003 |
Desperate to beat Pittsburgh, the Florida Marlins handed the ball to Josh Beckett. And the righthander did the rest. Beckett pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and drove in a run as the Marlins remained tied with the Phillies for the National League wild-card lead after a 3-0 victory over the visiting Pirates last night. Beckett (7-7) won for just the second time in seven starts, allowing three hits over 7 2/3 innings. He retired 13 of his first 14 batters before giving up a one-out double to Carlos Rivera in the fifth.
January 17, 1992 |
THE PIRATES OF DARK WATER Ch. 6 / Saturday, 10:30 a.m. We've never met any pirates or pirate-seekers firsthand, but we'd be surprised if they sported Malibu-esque tans and ponytails like Ren, the hero of this animated series. We were confused about what was going on, but the gist seems to be that there are good and bad guys, and some black, oozy stuff called "dark water" that signals when the bad guys are near. (Could this be an environmental message? We weren't sure.) In one unbelievable episode, a compass that points to a treasure gets stuck in the tooth of a baby leviathan.
June 29, 2012 |
The show inside Citizens Bank Park on Thursday afternoon featured two acts: A horror, and a tragedy. If you missed the first 20 minutes, you missed the first act. If you left early, you missed the second one, the cruel one. Starter Kyle Kendrick quickly dug himself into a hole. He then scraped deeper. And deeper. He gave up five runs after facing six batters, and the Pirates resisted a late Phillies comeback to win, 5-4, and split the four-game series. "We were playing catch-up with them all day," manager Charlie Manuel said, "but we couldn't get to them.