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This Date in Pirates History: January 18

On this date in 1947 the Pittsburgh Pirates purchased all-star first baseman Hank Greenberg from the Detroit Tigers for $75,000.  He had led the AL in both homers and RBI’s in 1946 at the age of 35 but the Tigers put him on waivers anyway where he was picked up by the Pirates. Not only did the pay a high price for him but he was paid $100,000 for the season, the first player to...
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