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BRIAN GILES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Today in Tribe History: November 18, 1998

Cleveland and Pittsburgh pair up on a swap, as the Indians send young outfielder Brian Giles to the Pirates for reliever Ricardo Rincon. Giles, who had spent parts of four seasons in the Tribe outfield, would explode onto the scene at Three Rivers Stadium, slugging four consecutive 30+ home run seasons, including a career-high 39 in 1999 while batting .315. He repeated his stellar...
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Orange, Shaved, and Underrated

Mention Brian Giles to a San Diegan, and there’s a good chance you’ll get a look/comment of disgust in response. Perhaps it’s in response to domestic violence allegations in his final season, which I’d agree is an appropriate response. However, there’s a serious misconception in San Diego about Brian Giles, with many fans believing Giles was an inadequate performer (or...
Via Padres Public
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: January 20

Born on this date in 1971 was outfielder Brian Giles who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1999 until 2003. He was an amateur draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 1989 and it took until 1995 for him to make his major league debut. He played four seasons in Cleveland, hitting .284 with 39 homers in 299 games before they traded him to the Pirates on November 18, 1998 in exchange...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: November 18

On this date in 1998 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Ricardo Rincon to the Cleveland Indians for outfielder Brian Giles. The trade was a one-sided win for the Pirates as Giles was an all-star outfielder and Rincon was a lefty reliever, who pitched 207 games for the Indians but only amassed 154.1 innings over four seasons and his last two years there his ERA was well over 4...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss
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