#134PiratesTrivia Answer 2/29/12

Tonight we asked…

…and the answer to tonight’s #134PiratesTrivia is…

Pitcher Babe Adams

Charles Benjamin “Babe” Adams was the oldest player to appear in a game for the Pirates. He was 44 years of age when he made his last appearance in 1926. Adams spent nearly his entire career with Pittsburgh. After his baseball career, he managed in the minors, farmed in Missouri, and worked as a reporter/foreign correspondent during World War II and the Korean War.

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Poll #6-How many wins will it take to win the Central?

#134PiratesTrivia Answer 2/27/12

Tonight we asked…

…and the answer to tonight’s #134PiratesTrivia is…

Second baseman Tony Womack

Womack led the National League with 58 stolen bases in 1998. He led the league three years in a row from 1997-1999. He swiped 60 bags with the Bucs in ’97, 58 in ’98, and then 72 in ’99 after he was dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Other Pirates to lead the NL in stolen bases: Honus Wagner, Max Carey, Kiki Cuyler, Lee Handley, Johnny Barrett, Frank Taveras, and Omar Moreno.

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Spring Training Update: Week 1

Sunday, February 19 – Saturday, February 25

Sunday 2-19
- Pitchers and catchers reported on Sunday and participated in their first workouts of the spring.

Manager Clint Hurdle talking with the pitchers and catchers before their workout

 – A.J. Burnett passed his physical and MLB approved of the deal, finally making it official.

Monday 2-20
- The Pirates placed Rule 5 pick Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list, clearing him off the 40-man roster. The move made room for RHP A.J. Burnett.

- Burnett threw his first bullpen session as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates:

- First overall draft pick Gerrit Cole also made his spring debut:

(Video by PG beat writer Michael Sanserino)

Tuesday 2-21
- A few notable pitchers that threw bullpen sessions on Tuesday: Joel Hanrahan, Erik Bedard, Evan Meek, James McDonald, etc.

- In addition to bullpens, pitchers also began working on bunting and fielding.

New Bucco SS

 Wednesday 2-22
- Notable pitchers that took part in bullpen sessions: A.J. Burnett, Jeff Karstens, Charlie Morton, Gerrit Cole, etc.

- Andrew McCutchen arrived at Pirate City and got some work in:

Thursday 2-23
– No bullpens scheduled, just drills and batting practice for pitchers/players.

- Team president Frank Coonelly arrived in Bradenton, but it’s been reported that he was charged with DUI after an arrest in December.

- More bad news came on Thursday for the Bucs: Ryan Braun won his appeal and will not be suspended. Even though we don’t play the Brewers in our first 50 games, it still makes a huge difference in the division.  

Friday 2-24
- First official full squad workout for all players.

- Pitchers threw live BP to hitters. Top match-up was the group featuring Joel Hanrahan and James McDonald throwing to Andrew McCutchen, Jose Tabata, and Alex Presley.

- Andrew McCutchen taking BP:

(Video by Kristy Robinson of Pirates Prospects)

Saturday 2-25
– More live BP, highlighted by Jeff Karstens, A.J. Burnett, Kevin Correia, Gerrit Cole, etc.

Bob Nutting addresses the team

- The Pirates added two games to their spring schedule. They’ll face the Twins in a ‘B’  game on March 10, as well as the Netherlands international team on March 12.

The Bucs kick off their exhibition schedule next Saturday at 1:00 vs. the Blue Jays in Dunedin. 40 days until Opening Day in Pittsburgh.

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#134PiratesTrivia Answer 2/24/12

Tonight we asked…

…and the answer to tonight’s #134PiratesTrivia is…

Pitcher Oliver Perez

Perez is the last Opening Day starter to also knock in an RBI when he did it in 2006 in a loss to the Brewers.  Could a Pirates starter knock in a run on Opening Day this year?

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