Sunday, December 21, 2014

This Week in Pittsburgh Pirates History - December 21-27

This week in Pittsburgh Pirates history -

December 21

1959 Topps Dick Groat
1959      After Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh rejects the A's offer to deal Roger Maris for shortstop Dick Groat, Pittsburgh obtains Gino Cimoli along with Tom Cheney from the Cardinals for right-hander Ron Kline. Maris, who is dealt to the Yankees, will enjoy the first of his two consecutive MVP years in New York, but Groat will play a key role for the World Champion Bucs next season, and he also will be named the most valuable player of his league.

December 22

1982      Lee Mazzilli is traded for the third time this season. The Yankees, who obtained the Brooklyn native from the Rangers in August for Bucky Dent, deal the first baseman/outfielder to the Pirates for Tim Burke and three minor leaguers.

December 26

1964      Jeff King, an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates was born.

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