Bucco Blast from the past: Bonds’ 100th Career HR

Each week, we’ll feature a great “Bucco Blast” from the Pirates’ past… in .GIF form.

December 8th was the 21st anniversary of Barry Bonds signing a six-year, $43.75 million contract with the San Francisco Giants. With that, here’s a GIF of his 100th career home run back in July of 1990:

Barry  Bonds 100th HR0001

Bonds hit 176 bombs with the Buccos, then went on to crush 586 more with the Giants for a grand total of 762*.

111 days until Opening Day.

Go Bucs

Previous Editions:
Nov. 18th – Roberto Clemente’s Game 7 HR
Nov. 25th – Willie Stargell‘s Game 7 HR
Dec. 3rdMichael McKenry‘s first in the big leagues

Grilli graces cover of Sports Illustrated

For the first time since May 4th, 1992, a Pittsburgh Pirate will be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Then, it was Barry Bonds:

Barry Bonds Sports Illustrated Cover May 1992

Now, it’s Jason Grilli:

Jason Grilli Sports Illustrated Cover

“The Strangest But Truest Story of the Summer | The Playoff-Bound Pirates and Their Sharknado Bullpen”

How cool is that? Be sure to pick up your copy of SI this week, hitting newsstands July 22nd.

You can also purchase the cover online HERE.

Photos via SI Vault & SI Classic Cover Collection

#FTFTrivia Answer 11/1/12

Tonight we asked…

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and the answer to tonight’s #FTFTrivia is…

16 players.

Starting with Maz in 1959 and continuing with Cutch in 2012, there have been 16 total Pirates to bring home the hardware. Many of them won the award more than once. Here is the list of those who were awarded for their stellar defense:

1. Bill Mazeroski
2. Harvey Haddix
3. Bobby Shantz
4. Roberto Clemente
5. Bill Virdon
6. Gene Alley
7. Dave Parker
8. Tony Peña
9. Rick Reuschel
10. Mike LaValliere
11. Andy Van Slyke
12. Barry Bonds
13. Jose Lind
14. Jay Bell
15. Nate McLouth
16. Andrew McCutchen

Congratulations to tonight’s winner: @matt_hursh.

Thanks to all who participated, and tune in next time for another edition of #FTFTrivia.

Go Bucs