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A Life Well Spent: Honoring the Late Pirate Bill Virdon



Tuesday afternoon, everyone in the baseball community was saddened due to the death of long-time Pirate Bill Virdon at the age of 90. Although Virdon began his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, he finished out the last 11 years as a Pirate. Even after his playing days were done, Virdon continued to be in the game of baseball as a manager for several teams, including our very own Pittsburgh Pirates from in 72 and 73.

When the Pirates, along with the Pittsburgh media, heard of his passing, several heartfelt messages were sent out via social media. Below are just a few of the tweets sent out.

We here at Pittsburgh Baseball Now are saddened that such a revered man in the baseball world is now gone. At the age of 90, Mr. Virdon has seen both the pretty and the ugly things in life. When men like Virdon pass, it gets you thinking about appreciating life and who’s in it. So as we mourn Mr. Virdon’s death, let’s take the time to appreciate our life and who we chose to include in it.

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