Sunday, April 27, 2014

1963 Topps

1963 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates post another disappointing season finishing in eighth Place with a poor 74-88 record.


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1963 Topps
Card#
1963 TOPPS BUC BLASTERS BURGESS/CLEMENTE/SKINNER/STUART
18
1963 TOPPS DICK SCHOFIELD
34
1963 TOPPS BILL VIRDON
55
1963 TOPPS BOB VEALE
87
1963 TOPPS JOE GIBBON
101
1963 TOPPS JULIO GOTAY
122
1963 TOPPS PITTSBURGH PIRATES TEAM
151
1963 TOPPS JIM PAGLIARONI
159
1963 TOPPS 1963 ROOKIE STARS EGAN/NAVARRO/PERRY/SISK
169
1963 TOPPS VERN LAW
184
1963 TOPPS BOB SKINNER
215
1963 TOPPS 1963 ROOKIE STARS ALVIS/BAILEY/KRANEPOOL/OLIVA
228
1963 TOPPS HARVEY HADDIX
239
1963 TOPPS JOHNNY LOGAN
259
1963 TOPPS TOM STURDIVANT
281
1963 TOPPS 1963 ROOKIE STARS BUTTERS/DUSTAL/MOREHEAD/SCHNEIDER
299
1963 TOPPS EARL FRANCIS
303
1963 TOPPS BILL MAZEROSKI
323
1963 TOPPS DON SCHWALL
344
1963 TOPPS HOWIE GOSS
364
1963 TOPPS AL MCBEAN
387
1963 TOPPS 1963 ROOKIE STARS ELLIOT/KOSTRO/RUIZ/SIMPSON
407
1963 TOPPS ROY FACE
409
1963 TOPPS SMOKY BURGESS
425
1963 TOPPS BOB FRIEND
450
1963 TOPPS DONN CLENDENON
477
1963 TOPPS TED SAVAGE
508
1963 TOPPS BOB CLEMENTE
540
1963 TOPPS 1963 ROOKIE STARS LOPEZ/LOVRICH/PLASKETT/RATLIFF
549
1963 TOPPS 1963 ROOKIE STARS DAVIS/GOSGER/HERRNSTEIN/STARGELL
553
1963 TOPPS DANNY MURTAUGH
559
1963 TOPPS DON CARDWELL
575

This Week in Pittsburgh Pirates History - April 27-May 3

This week in Pittsburgh Pirates history - 


April 27

Wally Backman
1990      Pirates infielder Wally Backman becomes the first national leaguer to get six hits (6 for 6) in one game in 15 years.

2008      In a move which cost the team over $11 million, the Pirates release Matt Morris after the pitcher lasts only 1 2/3 innings against the Phillies in his previous start. The 33-year-old right-hander had compiled an 0-4 record with a 9.67 ERA in his five outings with Pittsburgh this season.

2010      With the help of a five-run ninth inning fueled by Ryan Doumit's grand slam and Ronny Cedeno's solo shot off Trevor Hoffman, the Pirates snap a 22-game losing streak in Milwaukee with a 7-3 comeback victory over the Brewers at Miller Park. The Brew Crew's hometown hex over the Bucs was the longest held by one team over another since the Browns / Orioles lost 27 consecutive contests to the Indians in Cleveland from 1952-54.


April 29

1934      Pittsburgh becomes the last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday. Benny Frey gets the victory when the Pirates beat Cincinnati at Forbes Field, 9-5.

2000      The Pirates and Reds combine to tie a major league record in Cincinnati's 6-5 victory by hitting a total of five sacrifice flies.


April 30

Jeff King
1887      The Pittsburgh Allegheneys (later to be known as the Pirates) play their first National League game, defeating the defending league champion Chicago White Stockings, 6-2, in front of nearly 10,000 fans at Recreation Park. Pittsburgh would go on to finish in sixth Place with a 55-69 record.

1996      In the Pirates' 10-7 victory over Cincinnati at Riverfront Stadium, Jeff King hit two homers in one inning for the second time in his career. The Pittsburgh first baseman joins Andre Dawson and Willie McCovey as the only major leaguers to have accomplished the rare feat twice.


May 1

Dock Ellis
1974      Using just five pitches, Pirates starter Dock Ellis, upset with his opponent's swagger, hits the first three Reds' batters he faces. After plunking Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Dan Driessen, the pitcher deliberately throws two pitches behind Tony Perez's head before walking the clean-up hitter, and then goes 0-2 on the next batter, Johnny Bench, before he is removed by Pittsburgh pilot Danny Murtaugh.

1980      In a game against the Montreal Expos at Three Rivers Stadium, Bill Madlock poked umpire Jerry Crawford in the face with his glove after being called out on strikes with the bases loaded. National League President Chub Feeney fined Madlock $5,000 and suspended him 15 games.  Madlock appealed the suspension and remained in uniform before finally serving the suspension on June 6, after National League umpires threatened to eject him from every game he tried to play in.


May 2

Honus Wagner
1909      Pirates' infielder Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in the nightcap of a twin bill against Chicago at Pittsburgh's Exposition Park. The Flying Dutchman's trio of thefts, three additional stolen bases, two walks, a batter hit by a pitch, two errors, and two hits all add up to a five-run first frame in the Bucs' eventual 6-0 victory and a sweep the twin bill.


May 3

1947      In a controversial move, Branch Rickey trades five Dodgers, including southerner Kirby Higby, to the Pirates for Al Gionfriddo and $100,000. Some believe 'the Mahatma' made the deal to send a message to the team about his commitment to breaking the color barrier and his support of Jackie Robinson, the first black to play in the major leagues this century.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Game Times Announced For Navy Football Games

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The Navy football team, coming off a 2013 campaign that saw the Mids finish with a 9-4 record, win the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualify for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, win a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeat Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year, will face a challenging 2014 schedule that features five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and three neutral site games in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.  Additionally, this year marks Navy’s final year as an independent as the Mids will join the American Athletic Conference in 2015.  Once again, all Navy home and neutral site games will be televised by CBS Sports or CBS Sports Network.

The Mids will play seven teams that were bowl eligible in 2013, including two of college football’s most storied programs, Ohio State and Notre Dame.

“This exceptional schedule is terrific for our fans to attend up to eight games within a 25 minute drive of Annapolis,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk.  “The base season ticket package covers our traditional home games in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, while the additional match-ups in NFL venues allow for optional purchasing opportunities for fans to be there for all the action, all fall long.  Navy football is Navy family and this is a great schedule for all to see the Midshipmen in some of the finest venues in the nation right in our backyard.”

“This will once again be an incredibly challenging schedule for our football team,” said Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalo.  “With seven teams on our schedule that were bowl eligible a year ago, our team will have to work extremely hard this off-season to accomplish all of our goals next year.  It’s also exciting to have eight games locally (five in Annapolis, two in Baltimore, one in Landover) as it will give the thousands of Navy fans in the area, and even those who are looking for a college team to root for and have never seen us play, an opportunity to come out and support this incredible group of young men.”

Navy will open up the 2014 campaign with a bang as it plays host to the Ohio State Buckeyes at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium onSaturday, Aug. 30 in a game that will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network at 12 noon.

Ohio State is coming off a 12-2 season and is 24-2 over the last two years under Urban Meyer.  This will be the second time in six years that Navy has opened up against Ohio State.  In 2009, Navy went into Columbus and nearly pulled off the upset before losing 31-27 on an intercepted two-point conversion that was returned for two points in the final minute.

The following week (Sept. 6), Navy will travel to future American Athletic Conference foe Temple (2-10 in 2013), as the two teams will tangle at Lincoln Financial Field.  The Mids are 10-0 all-time at Lincoln Financial (9-0 vs. Army, 1-0 vs. Temple). 

The Mids will be back on the road the following week (Sept. 13) as they travel to San Marcos, Texas to take on the Bobcats of Texas State (6-6 in 2013).  It will be Navy’s first trip to San Marcos.

The Mids will play their first game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 20 when Navy plays host to one of the Big Ten’s newest members, Rutgers, in a 3:30 PM contest that will be televised live by CBS Sports Network. 

The Scarlet Knights were 6-7 a year ago and played in the Pinstripe Bowl against Notre Dame. 

Navy will be looking for payback the following week as it plays host to Western Kentucky on Saturday, Sept. 27 in a 3:30 PMcontest that will be televised live by CBS Sports Network. 

The Hilltoppers are coming off an 8-4 campaign, including a 19-7 victory over Navy in a game that starting quarterback Keenan Reynolds was knocked out of in the second quarter on a helmet-to-helmet hit.

Navy travels to Colorado Springs on Saturday, Oct. 4 to take on Air Force in the first game of the round-robin competition between Navy, Air Force and Army for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy.  The game is scheduled to kick at 1:30 PM in Colorado Springs (3:30 in Annapolis) and will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network.

Navy defeated Air Force last year, 28-10, in Annapolis and will look to beat Air Force for the 10th time in the last 12 meetings. Air Force finished 2-10 a year ago.

Navy returns home to face VMI on Oct. 11 in a 3:30 PM game that will be televised by CBS Sports Network and then, after a week off, will welcome San Jose State on Oct. 25 in a rematch of one of the best games in all of college football a year ago. 

The Spartans, who finished 6-6 on the year including an upset of undefeated Fresno State in the season finale, lost to Navy a year ago, 58-52, in triple overtime as Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for an NCAA-record (for a quarterback) seven rushing touchdowns, including the game-winning 25-yard touchdown run.  The San Jose State game will kick at 1:00 PM and will be televised by CBS Sports Network.

The following week the Mids will take the short trip down Route 50 to take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (9-4) at FedExField in Landover, Md.  in a game that will be televised by CBS Sports.  Game time is still to be announced.

Last year, Notre Dame outlasted Navy, 38-34, in a game that featured an incredible nine lead changes.  This will be the first meeting between Navy and Notre Dame at FedExField since 1998.

After another off-week, the Mids return to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to face a Georgia Southern team (Nov. 15) that will be in its first full year as a Football Bowl Subdivision team.  Last year, as a transitional FBS squad, the Eagles went 7-4 including a 26-20 upset victory over Florida in The Swamp.  CBS Sports Network will televise the game starting at 3:30 PM.

After a third off-week in six weeks, the Mids will return to the gridiron on Friday, Nov. 28 to take on South Alabama (6-6) in Mobile, Ala.  It will be Navy’s first trip to Mobile to play the Jaguars. No game time has been set as of yet for the South Alabama game.

Navy will have a fourth off-week after the South Alabama game before playing Service Academy rival Army at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium.  The game will be televised by CBS Sports and will kick at 3 PM.

Navy will be going for a record 13th win in a row against its biggest rival.  It will be the first Army-Navy game in Baltimore since 2007 when the Mids beat the Black Knights, 38-3.  Army head coach Jeff Monken was an assistant at Navy for that game.

Season tickets are currently on sale at navysports.com or by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY. The direct link to the ticket info page is here:  http://bit.ly/LNw2FX

Single game tickets are also available to Admiral’s Row members only.  To become a member of Admiral’s Row go here:  http://bit.ly/1lFSSSA

With six wins in 2014, the Mids will appear in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.  A date has not yet been set for the bowl game.

Date
Opponent
Location
Time
TV
August 30
Ohio State 
Baltimore, MD        
Noon
CBS SN
September 6
Temple
Philadelphia, PA
TBA
TBA
September 13
Texas State
San Marcos, TX
TBA
TBA
September 20
Rutgers
Annapolis, MD
3:30
CBS SN
September 27
Western Kentucky
Annapolis, MD
3:30
CBS SN
October 4
Air Force
Colorado Springs, CO
3:30
CBS SN
October 11
VMI
Annapolis, MD
3:30
CBS SN
October 25
Sam Jose State
Annapolis, MD
1:00
CBS SN
November 1
Notre Dame
Landover, MD
TBA
TBA
November 15
Georgia Southern
Annapolis, MD
3:30
CBS SN
November 28
South Alabama
Mobile, AL
TBA
TBA
December 13
Army
Baltimore, MD
3:00
CBS

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The 500 Home Run Club

Albert Pujols became just the 26th player in Major League Baseball to hit 500 career home runs when he hit two home runs last night.

Currently the Pittsburgh Pirates only have one player on this list - Barry Bonds. Bonds is also the home run leader with 762 long balls. Below are the players in the 500 Home Run Club and the date that they hit their 500th home run.

August 11, 1929 - Babe Ruth (714)
September 24, 1940 - Jimmie Foxx (534)
August 1, 1945 - Mel Ott (511)
June 17, 1960 - Ted Williams (521)
September 13, 1965 - Willie Mays (660)
May 14, 1967 - Mickey Mantle (536)
July 14, 1967 - Eddie Mathews (512)
July 4, 1968 - Hank Aaron (755)
May 12, 1970 - Ernie Banks (512)
August 8, 1971 - Harmon Killebrew (573)
September 13, 1971 - Frank Robinson (586)
June 30, 1978 - Willie McCovey (521)
September 17, 1984 - Reggie Jackson (563)
April 18, 1987 - Mike Schmidt (548)
September 6, 1996 - Eddie Murray (504)
August 5, 1999 - Mark McGwire (583)
April 17, 2001 - Barry Bonds (762)
April 4, 2003 - Sammy Sosa (609)
May 11, 2003 - Rafael Palmeiro (569)
June 20, 2004 - Ken Griffey Jr. (630)
June 28, 2007 - Frank Thomas (521)
August 8, 2007 - Alex Rodriguez (654)
September 16, 2007 - Jim Thome (612)
May 31, 2008 - Manny Ramirez (555)
April 17, 2009 - Gary Sheffield (509)
April 22, 2014 - Albert Pujols (500)

Monday, April 21, 2014

D5 Track






PIAA District 5 Track and Field


Welcome to the PIAA District 5 Track and Field webpage. This page is devoted to the athletes, coaches and fans and contains information of a historical and informational nature.

Congratulations to the Bedford Boys and Girls, the 2016 District 5 Track and Field Team Champions. 


District 5 Track History - updated July 1, 2017

District 5 Meet Records - updated May 10, 2017



This Years Track & Field Championships are scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 3 PM at Panther Community Stadium on the campus of Northern Bedford High School. Look for Qualifying Standards, Time Schedules, and other meet information on this website as the information becomes available.

Coaches Reminder - For any questions, E-mail Jeff Batzel, District 5 Chairman at jbatzel@nbcsd.org.

2017 DISTRICT 5 QUALIFYING STANDARDS
BOYSGIRLS
10011.9413.94
20024.6429.14
40055.7467.34
8002:15.242:44.24
16005:08.246:20.24
320011:35.2414:20.24
110HH/100H18.1418.74
300H46.0455.84
4 x 100 RelayNoneNone
4 x 400 RelayNoneNone
4 x 800 RelayNoneNone
HJ5-64-6
PV10-07-3
LJ18-514-4
TJ37-430-3
SHOT37-627-6
DISCUS106-081-6
JAVELIN129-086-0

UPDATED 5/12/17   

*Note: Times are FAT.  Hand held times must be converted by adding 0.24 for all track events.
All times must be converted to FAT equivalents for District entries/seeding.

Thus a female running a 13.8 hand held time in the 100 would NOT qualify as it would convert to 14.04.


PIAA Qualifying Standards - Click the link and then select "Handbook Section III - Rules and Regulations" and follow the PDF file to page 36 of that handbook section for the State Qualifying standards.