All-time Pittsburgh Pirates

Apr 22, 2009

Face of the Franchise:
roberto-clemente
Roberto Clemente
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Manager: Danny Murtaugh

C – Manny Sanguillen
1B – Willie Stargell
2B – Bill Mazeroski
3B – Pie Traynor
SS – Honus Wagner
OF – Roberto Clemente
OF – Paul Waner
OF – Max Carey
DH – Ralph Kiner
Bench:  1B Gus Suhr, OF Lloyd Waner, OF Dave Parker, Util Tommy Leach

SP – Wilbur Cooper
SP – Babe Adams
SP – Sam Leever
SP – Deacon Phillippe
SP – Bob Friend
P – Rip Sewell
P – John Candelaria
P – Jesse Tannehill
P – Ray Kremer
P – Doug Drabek
RP – Kent Tekulve
RP – Roy Face

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. David Funk
    April 22nd, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    This is a solid team, and would give more all-times trouble than people think. This was also my grandfather’s favorite team, and he was a big time Clemente fan. Sadly, he died in February, so I’m actually kind of behind them to do well despite their losing ways in the last several years.

    The Waner brothers(Big Poison and Little Poison) were fairly popular in Oklahoma because they were born there.

    Nice post again!

  2. LestersLegends
    April 22nd, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    Yeah, this is a solid team. More Offensively than D. Tough time picking between Clemente and Wagner for the face of the franchise.

  3. Frank
    April 23rd, 2009 at 5:54 am #

    What really strikes me about this list is the number of old-timers, thus the lack of players from more recent times … just an observation.

    Sam Leever is from a town not far from me. On time I made a quick trip through the cemetery looking for his grave – no luck that time – but will find in the future.

    Good to see Dave Parker get some props!

    Hey David .. I’m not sure about the lack of D on this team: Wagner, Maz, and Waner up the middle and a gun in right. I’m not sure, but I think Traynor was also a good defensive player.

    As always, well done sir … I’ve enjoyed this series!

  4. LestersLegends
    April 23rd, 2009 at 6:55 am #

    They have not been competitive really since Bonds left town. Had he not, he would be no this team. No doubt.

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