44 Persons involved with baseball team “Pittsburgh Pirates”

Arky Vaughan
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Floyd Vaughan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop, baseball team Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Barry Bonds
baseball, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Lamar Bonds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants. Controversy over alleged steroid usage - indicted. Charged with lying to a federal agent. Guilty of obstruction of justice, mistrial on other counts. Set a record 762 home runs, 73 in a single seasont.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bill Mazeroski
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
William Stanley Mazeroski
Nickname(s):
Maz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second baseman. Team Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bill McKechnie
baseball, coach, manager

Real/Birth Name:
William Boyd McKechnie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base, teams Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves, New York Yankees, Indianapolis Hoosiers/Newark Peppers, New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds. Manager, teams Newark Peppers, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves/Boston Bees, Cincinnati Reds.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bill Virdon
baseball, manager, coach

Real/Birth Name:
William Charles Virdon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89, 32 days before his 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates. As manager, teams Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Montreal Expos.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Shantz
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clayton Shantz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 6 inches (167.64 cm)

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Colt .45s, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cal Hubbard
football, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Calvin Hubbard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 14 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. NFL football teams New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Pirates. Later became an umpire in MLB. The only person in both national football and baseball halls.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chuck Klein
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Herbert Klein
Nickname(s):
Hoosier Hammer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right fielder. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs;.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Connie Mack
manager, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy
Nickname(s):
The Tall Tactician
Grand Old Man of Baseball.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 2 inches (187.96 cm)

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Catcher, teams Washington Nationals, Buffalo Bisons, Pittsburgh Pirates. Owner and manager of baseball team Philadelphia Athletics.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cookie Lavagetto
baseball, coach, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Arthur Lavagetto
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base. Teams Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Oaks.

Deacon Phillippe
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Louis Phillippe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Hoak
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Albert Hoak
Nickname(s):
Tiger
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Third Baseman, teams Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers, etc.

Fred Clarke
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Clifford Clarke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder / manager.Teams Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hank Greenberg
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Hyman Greenberg
Also Known As:
Henry Benjamin Greenberg
Nickname(s):
Hammerin' Hank
Hankus Pankus
The Hebrew Hammer
Bruggy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman. Teams Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Honus Wagner
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Johannes Peter Wagner
Nickname(s):
The Flying Dutchman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop for baseball team Pittsburgh Pirates. He hit .344 during his rookie year of 1897, and batted over .300 for 17 consecutive seasons, winning eight National League batting titles. Retired in 1917 with more hits, runs, RBIs, doubles, triples and steals than any NL player.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Garner
actor, singer, golf, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Edward Bumgarner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 6 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than James Garner by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series The Rockford Files, Bret Maverick. Golf pro at golf courses. Pitcher, minor league baseball for the team Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jim Leyland
baseball, manager, coach

Real/Birth Name:
James Richard Leyland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cach, team Chicago White Sox. Manager, teams Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers.

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Joe Cronin
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Edward Cronin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 35 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kiki Cuyler
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Hazen Shirley Cuyler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Team Pittsburgh Pirates. Nickname pronounced "Kigh-kigh" from Cuy in his last name.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kip Wells
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Kip Wells
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team Pittsburgh Pirates.

Kirk Gibson
baseball, manager, sports analyst, football

Real/Birth Name:
Kirk Harold Gibson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63, 20 days before his 64th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder (baseball) and All-American wide receiver in college football team Michigan State University. MLB teams Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates. Manager, baseball teams Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard (special)20 June 2008 as a member of team Los Angeles Dodgers.

Kitty Bransfield
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Bransfield
Nickname(s):
Kid
Kiddy
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

First base team Pittsburgh Pirates. Career ended 1911.

Mario Cuomo
governor, politician, lawyer, writer, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Mario Matthew Cuomo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Secretary of State of New York, lieutenant governor of New York 1979-1983. Governor of New York 1983-1995. Outfielder, team Pittsburgh Pirates.

Matty Alou
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Mateo Rojas Alou
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Felipe Alou by 3 years.
older brother of
Older than Jesús Alou by 3 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Taiheiyo Club Lions.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Maury Wills
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Morning Wills
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos. Manager team Seattle Mariners.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard (special)20 June 2008 as a member of team Los Angeles Dodgers.

Moisés Alou
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Moisés Rojas Alou Beltre
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Left fielder / right fielder. Teams Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets.

Pie Traynor
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Joseph Traynor
Nickname(s):
Pie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Pittsburgh Pirates, third base. Never drove a car. Fondness for eating pie - origin of his nickname.

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Pokey Reese
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Calvin Reese Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47, 33 days before his 48th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox.

Preacher Roe
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Elwin Charles Roe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher teams Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates. Admitted use of the spitball.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rabbit Maranville
baseball, manager, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Walter James Vincent Maranville
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Robins, St. Louis Cardinals. Known for his antics. Considered excellent at defensive play. Barbershop quartet tenor.

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Ralph Kiner
baseball, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph McPherran Kiner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder teams Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians. Announcer for the New York Mets.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Red Lucas
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Frederick Lucas
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for teams Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates. 114 lifetime pinch hits.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rip Sewell
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Truett Banks Sewell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher known for his blooper, or "eephus" pitch. Teams Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Roberto Clemente
baseball, accident, activist, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Roberto Walker Clemente
Also Known As:
Roberto Clemente (Walker)
Nickname(s):
Arriba
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Puerto Rican. Right field. Over 3,000 hits. Team Pittsburgh Pirates. Died in a plane crash helping deliver relief supplies to victims of an earthquake in Nicauraga.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rube Waddell
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
George Edward Waddell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Orphans, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns. Probably had a mental disorder such as autism or ADD. Would leave the dugout to follow fire trucks. Died of tuberculosis 1986.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Smoky Burgess
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Harrill Burgess
Nickname(s):
Smoky
Smokey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. MLB teams Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ted Kluszewski
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Bernard Kluszewski
Nickname(s):
Big Klu
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. teams Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Redlegs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tommy Helms
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Tommy Vann Helms
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second base. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox. Managed the Reds.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Vern Law
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Sanders Law
Nickname(s):
Deacon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Picher. Team Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Vic Janowicz
football

Real/Birth Name:
Victor Felix Janowicz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Ohio State University as halfback/punter. Team Washington Redskins. Baseball team Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Vince DiMaggio
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Paul DiMaggio
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Dom DiMaggio by 4 years.
older brother of
Older than Joe DiMaggio by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams Boston Bees, Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Vinegar Bend Mizell
baseball, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Wilmer David Mizell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets. A Republican, 1968 to 1974 representative for North Carolina's 5th Congressional District.

Willie Stargell
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Wilver Dornel Stargell
Also Known As:
Wilver Stargell
Nickname(s):
Pops
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Zane Grey
dentist, writer, western, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Zane Gray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Family changed last name to Grey after his birth. Zane is his mother's maiden name. Dropped first name Pearl. Book Riders of the Purple Sage. Played one game for team Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903. Many novels, made into movies, often western in style.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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