Found November 16, 2011 on Pirates Prospects:
On this date in 1950 the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Dale Long and George Metkovich in the rule V draft. Long was selected from the New York Yankees organization while Metkovich was taken from Oakland in the Pacific Coast League. Long lasted just ten games in 1951 with the Pirates before he was put on waivers, where he was selected by the St Louis Browns. He lasted all of 34 games before the Browns released him, returning him to the Yankees. Long played three years in the minors, returning to the Pirates organization in 1953. He was back in the majors in 1955 with Pittsburgh and hit .291 with a league leading 13 triples to go along with 16 homers and 79 RBI’s. He led the Pirates in RBI’s and even garnered some MVP attention despite playing for a last place team, finishing 19th in the voting.   Long hit 44 homers in 296 games for the Pirates In 1956 Long set a still standing record by homering in eight straight ballgames from May 19 – May 28. He finished the year with 27 homers and 9...
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