Bob Oldis

A catcher, Oldis played in 135 major league games between 1953-1963. He spent 1953-1955 with the Washington Senators. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 and 1961 and for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962-1963. He got into the most games during the last two seasons of his career, playing in 85 games for Philadelphia. […]

Don Robinson

Robinson won 109 big league games and saved another 57 during 15 seasons spent pitching in the majors. His best year as a starter may well have been his first season in the majors. Robinson came up in 1978 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and went 14-6. He finished third that year in the National League […]

Phil Garner

A three-time all star, Garner spent 16 seasons playing in the majors. He broke in with the Oakland A’s in 1973 and had his first all-star season in 1976. Oakland dealt him to the Pittsburgh Pirates the following year and Garner responded with what was probably the best offensive season of his career. He hit […]

Wally Westlake

An all star in 1951, Westlake belted 127 home runs during a 10-year stretch in the big leagues from 1947-1956. He came up with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1947 and played in 112 games, hitting .273 with 17 long balls for the Bucs that season. He remained a starting outfielder for Pittsburgh until his all-star […]

Bill Virdon

The 1955 Rookie of the Year, Virdon spent 11 years in the major leagues, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates through the 1965 season. He also appeared in six games for the 1968 Pirates, three years after his last major league appearance. Virdon’s first season was his best. In his only full […]

Frank Thomas (The Original One)

A three-time all star, Thomas blasted 286 home runs during 16 years in the majors. He arrived in the big leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1951 but saw action in just 45 games over the next two seasons. He was a starter for the Pirates in 1953 and he responded by hitting 30 home […]