#FTFTrivia Answer 2/14/13

Tonight we asked…

and the answer to tonight’s #FTFTrivia is…

Willie Stargell

In a late-May of 1968 game against the Cubs at Wrigley, where anything can happen, Pops crushed three bombs, doubled off the ivy wall, and singled to collect a total of 15 bases.  He led the offensive charge and drove in more runs than the Cubs even scored.  The Pirates won the game by a score of 13-6.

Stargell’s 15 total bases were brought up a few times throughout the 2012 season when Pedro Alvarez had a few games with two home runs and an extra base hit, but Pops’ record still stands going into 2013.

Congratulations to tonight’s winners: @RobertBit, @Zach_Morrison1, @johnlucas18, @fdawg30, @baseballfan4746, and @yarpirates.

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

Go Bucs

Bucs Bits: Pirates News and Notes 11/7/12

Bob Nutting (right) announced yesterday that the front office will stay intact despite recent criticism. Click HERE to see a video interview with him from WTAE (they disabled embedding of the video so it cannot be placed here).

– The Pirates signed outfielder Darren Ford and infielder Jared Goedert to minor league deals. Ford, 27, has hit .268 in 771 minor league games. Goedert, also 27 years of age, hit .311 for the Double-A Akron Aeros and Triple-A Columbus Clippers last season.

– Michael McKenry will be at the PNC Park Team Store tomorrow from 4:00 to 5:00 pm for a “Social Media Meet & Greet.” The first 50 guests will receive PirateFest tickets!

– Jeremy Guthrie, one of the Pirates’ starting pitching targets, is apparently seeking a 3 year, $34 million contract.

– Willie Stargell’s commemorative stamp (below) was a top-seller.