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Game 7: Pirates 5 Tigers 4

It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque afternoon at PNC Park than this one: Josh Harrison hit the first pitch in the bottom of the first over the fence, Gerrit Cole kept the Tigers off balance for six innings with a fastball that averaged 97 mph and a ton of swinging strikes on his off-speed pitches (PitchFX says that he threw 22 sliders/curves (though I guess one of those might...
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Home Opener wrap-up: That was fun

Pirates home openers have gone pretty well lately. Last year’s ended on a home run (by Neil Walker). This year’s started with a home run (by Josh Harrison). Mix in some absolutely spectacular weather and an optimistic, sold-out crowd that made for yet another wonderful scene on the North Shore…and it really doesn’t get any better. For a while it looked like the Pirates would...
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Pirates sign Josh Harrison to extension that surprises literally everyone

At noon today I was frantically trying to finish up some lab work and working on getting ready for my four hours of recitation this afternoon when this came across my Twitter feed. I blinked, I scrolled back to see if I missed something, I hit refresh to see if it was a mistake, and then the confirmation tweets rolled in. One day into the 2015 season, one year after Josh Harrison...
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Josh Harrison signs extension

BREAKING: The Pirates have signed 2014 All Star @jhay_da_man to a 4-year deal with club options for 2019 & 2020. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 8, 2015 Harrison’s deal $27.3 million guaranteed, total $50.3 million possible w/option years, per two sources. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) April 8, 2015 Harrison breakdown: $1 mil bonus, ...
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Pirates extend Josh Harrison

Last season was Josh Harrison’s fourth season in the majors though just his first full season. It was also the best season of his entire career at any level. In 550 plate appearances he hit 315/347/490 (.365 wOBA, 137 wRC+) with 13 home runs and 18 stolen bases. He also played 3B, 2B, SS, LF, and RF.  Today the Pirates rewarded Harrison with a 4 year extension worth $27.3 million...
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Pirates sign Josh Harrison to four-year extension

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a four-year extension with All-Star third baseman Josh Harrison that could make him up to $50 million. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports first reported the deal between Harrison and Pirates. Harrison deal 4 yrs just over $27M could reach 50M. Good job @irates, @MSMsports — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 8, 2015 […]
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WATCH: Josh Harrison beats rundown with crazy baserunning

Here is a GIF of the botched rundown/blown call by the umpires #Mets — #ImWithTowels (@MetsKevin11) June 28, 2014 Pirates outfielder Josh Harrison is one hell of a baserunner. On Friday’s game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets, Harrison displayed one of the most amazing base running plays you’ll ever see. In the 10th inning of a tie game...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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