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This Day in Pirate History - 10/29   
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2002

By 81omar_moreno

Born on this day in 1944 was Jim Bibby, a key member of the last Pirates team to win the World Series. Bibby went 12-4 that year during the regular season, pitched 10+ innings in the world series and started game 4 and 7 without a decision.

Bibby made his only all-star appearance the next season going 19-6. He finished 3rd in wins and in the NL Cy Young voting that year. Bibby finished his Pirates career in 1983 with a 50-32 overall record over 5 seasons.

Also born on this day way back in 1863 in Pittsburgh and a life long native, was former Pirates pitcher Mark "Fido" Baldwin. He was a 2-time, 20 game winner for the Bucs in his only 2 full seasons with the team.

To this day, he still ranks in the Bucs single season top-10 in innings (8th with 440 in '92 and 9th with 437 in '91), games started (5th, 53 in '92 and tied for 8th with 50 in '91) and 9th in strikeouts with 197 in '91.

He also holds the dubious all-time record of walks allowed in a single season with 227 in '91 and also 2nd on the same list with 194.

In September of 91 Baldwin won both games of a doubleheader over Brooklyn pitching a complete game in both games.

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