Found August 29, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including one with a rich family history in baseball, and with the Pirates. We also have a trade of note, plus a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland, looking back on a near no-hitter from the 1995 season. The Transaction On this date in 1987, the Pirates traded second baseman Johnny Ray to the Angels for two minor leaguers, Bill Merrifield and Miguel Garcia. Ray played seven years in Pittsburgh, winning a Silver Slugger award and finishing second in the 1982 NL Rookie of the Year voting. In 931 games, he hit .286 with 391 RBI’s and 414 runs scored. In 1987, the thirty year old Ray was hitting .273 with 54 RBI’s through 123 games. Twice while in Pittsburgh, he led the NL in doubles. After the deal, Ray played in California until 1990, making his only All-Star appearance during the 1988 season, where he hit .306 with 83 RBI’s and 75 runs scored. Garcia played three seasons with the Pirates, but he played just 13 games total. ...
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