Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83

...the 1955 season, his power quickly became apparent. He hit 44 homers that season, including three against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Aug. 4. His five grand slams that year established a major league record that stood for more than 30 years before Don...

Braves: Evaluating Markakis, Aoki for team needs

...rotation out of spring training. The 35-year-old had a 6.75 ERA with 20 strikeouts to eight walks in 26.2 innings for the Pirates last season. The ERA was inflated by an astounding 10 home runs allowed, resulting in a 26 percent HR/FB ratio. After...

Big plays propel Gators past Pirates in Birmingham Bowl

...Carden was 34 of 66 for 427 yards for the Pirates (8-5), but Hargreaves' pick with...didn't think it would be this close," Pirates coach Ruffin McNeill said."We had opportunities...before giving it back to Carden and the Pirates' high-powered offense at their 42...

Armstrong State women overcome deficit to beat Georgia Regents

...half, tied for their second-largest lead this season.The Pirates responded with a 16-3 run to take their first lead with 8...two 3-point chances to tie in the closing seconds, and the Pirates (7-7, 5-2) made their necessary free throws to seal...


...in the 2002 first-year player draft.? Ex-Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Gaby Sanchez will join the Rakuten Eagles, of Japan's...the 2015 season.Sanchez was not offered a contract by the Pirates and has agreed to a one-year contract with the Eagles, the...

Strong second half pushes Georgia Regents past Armstrong State

...down," Wright-Nelson said. "In the second half, we wanted to be sure we came out with more energy. It was fun."Armstrong State's (4-9, 2-5) Cole Fountain led the Pirates with 18 points, and Shaquiell Mitchell added 11.

Georgia Regents basketball team returns to Augusta for rare home game

...points in the final 19 seconds to send the game into overtime.Georgia Regents plays a rare home game this month against the Pirates (4-8, 2-4) ? the Jaguars play six of their next seven on the road. Metress said he wants his team to continue to...

Braves Notes: Adding relievers has different benefits

...million in 2016, followed by a $3 million option or $250K buyout. Grilli earned a 4.00 ERA in 54 innings between the Pirates and Angels last season, so he's seen as a bounce-back candidate despite being 38 years old. His fastball velocity held...

Pirates rally past Braves, clinch playoff spot

...he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a...Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.The Pirates' win combined with Milwaukee's loss...of no worse than an NL wild card. The Pirates wrapped up their berth exactly one year...

Shane Carden helps Pirates outlast Hokies

...seconds left to lead the Pirates to a 28-21 upset of the...427 yards in carrying the Pirates to their first victory over...breath, one mind, one Pirate ... that's what that hug was about."The Pirates nearly squandered a three-touchdown...