Posted by: DAFrizzi on Apr 17, 2012
21-3K FOLLOWING CLEMENTE'S 3000 HITS
PIRATES OPEN HOME STAND
PITTSBURGH - The World Champion Pirates begin the first home stand of 1972 with a two game series against the Chicago Cubs.
The Bucs' home opener will begin Tuesday night. Bob Moose (11-7) will face seventeen game winner Milt Pappas in game one. Dock Ellis will make his second start of the season against 24 game winner Ferguson Jenkins.
The Pirates split the two game opening series in New York. Roberto Clemente was hitless in seven at bats. He needs 118 safeties to get 3,00 career hits.