When Baseball Players Were Tough…
In 1978 the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Dave Parker donned a goalie mask after fracturing his jaw and cheekbone in a collision.
“I’m not going to shy away from talking about a championship. I really don’t care what people think. In 2002, I had kids in my neighborhood getting beat up wearing Rockies jerseys. Those kids don’t get beat up wearing Rockies jerseys anymore.
I’m going to be upfront. I’m proud to be a Pirate. We’re not going to back down from anybody. We’re going to show up, and we’re going to play. Our focus is going to be on a commitment of excellence that is unique and that is real. We’re going to hold ourselves to a very high degree of accountability and responsibility.”
- Clint Hurdle, November 15, 2010
(July 23, 2011 photo by Gene J. Puskar/AP)
“The Pirates are What We’re All About”
first in a series of photos of old Honus Wagner making love to the camera
this is Honus putting the groupie game on smash, pace chaunceybillups.blogspot.com.
fact: in 1925, “Pirate” and “Senator” were both derogatory slang for “big dork”
Opening Day, Forbes Field (ca. late 1950s)
photo by George Silk