What's New on Glenn's Pirates Page?
Last Updated 20 July 2003
Despite what you may read in the popular media, the future looks bright
for the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise.
CEO Kevin McClatchy has provided clear leadership in the ownership group;
it is a trait which had been missing from Pirates baseball for over a decade.
Fan attendance is on the rise in Pittsburgh (the team set a season ticket record in 2001),
so local interest in the team is showing up at the turnstile. New GM Dave Littlefield is
putting new emphesis on scouting and developing players.
With the opening of PNC Park (April 2001), a new baseball-only venue (and the best ballpark
in MLB), Bill Mazeroski's induction into the Hall of Fame in 2001, and another
exciting baseball season dawning this spring, there is ample reason
for excitement for the Pittsburgh franchise.
If you are a regular visitor to my page, this might be a good
stopping point on your way in. If you haven't been here for
awhile, this should help to get you caught up. If you are new to
my page, then go back to the main Pirates page and dive in with
I'll describe the navigation to these pages instead of providing
a link; I want you to be able to find them again whenever they
leave the "What's New" Page.
20 July 2003:
There has been some modern day Pirates who have worked themselves onto
some of the franchise's "all time leader" lists. Jason Kendall and Kevin Young have played
more games at catcher and first base then most others who have worn the Pirate uniform.
Brian Giles and Young have moved up the all time home run lsit. Mike Williams is only behind
Kent Tekeulve (and Elroy Face) in all time saves. Young was released, and Williams traded this
season. The All Star list has also been updated.
26 Jan 2002:
I put together a small Scouting Report Page for 2002. Look for a link near the top
of my main Pirate page. The 2002 report provides links to various scouting reports on the
Bucs and their prospects. I also re-engineered a 2001 version of the report.
A few links are updated or new. Baseball Weekly and the Beaver County Times have
a new look. I added a link to the Panamanian Winter League. The Red Devils from Mexico City
are no longer affiliated with the Bucs, so I removed the link to their team site. I added a
link to "Baseball LIbrary" in the General Baseball Links section of the main Pirates page.
Links for 2002 schedules (Regular season and Spring training) were updated.
Other content updates: the uniforms page added the US flags that were worn on the
back collar of the jersey and on the left side of the caps after Sept 11. The Victory Cries
page was updated (but I'll need to add some info for our AL West opponents later this year).
I updated some of the team all-time records: Mike Williams has climbed the saves ladder to
third place in franchise history; Jason Kendall is 4th all-time in the games caught for the Bucs;
Kevin Young has entered the top 10 list in Pirate home runs, and Brian Giles is knocking on
the door of the Top 10 list.
What's next? an update to the PNC Park info on the Fun Facts about Pgh's Ballparks page
(and hopefully a trip to spring training).
14 Oct 2001:
I updated the Arizona Fall League info on the main Pirates page (in the Spring/Winter
6 May 2001:
These are the same Pirate web pages that I started at nps.navy.mil in 1995 and have been
at primenet.com for the past 4 1/2 years. I have some work to do to get everything
transferred, but I'll try to do a little at a time. I need to update the ballparks page to
reflect that PNC Park is now a reality, and TRS has passed into the history books.
6 March 2001:
I moved Bill Mazeroski's bio from the "Pirate Greats" to the "Hall of Famers" Page.
More on PNC Park and the new uniforms for 2001 is coming. I updated my link to the
new official Pirates web page
Beat 'em Bucs
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