An exclusive excerpt from John Feinstein’s book, “Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” which chronicles the lives of those trying to reach Major League Baseball.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates named outfielder Andrew Lambo their Minor League Player of the Year and Tyler Glasnow their Minor League Pitcher of the Year on Monday.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — On Saturday the Pirates one-upped their own recent waiver-wire deal for the Mets’ Marlon Byrd with yet another big-name trade in an effort to emphatically end a 20-year playoff drought.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — To make room for newcomers Marlon Byrd and John Buck, the Pirates have temporarily sent left-handed starting pitcher Jeff Locke and backup catcher Tony Sanchez down to Double-A Altoona, the team announced Wednesday evening.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Jameson Taillon owned the Richmond Flying Squirrels in his Double-A home debut, allowing just an infield single through six shutout innings, and the Altoona Curve earned a series victory over Richmond with a 7-0 rout at People’s Natural Gas Field Sunday.