Long-time Pirates' hurler Bob Friend passed away on February 3, 2019 at age 88, in Pittsburgh.
He pitched for the Bucs from 1951 to 1965, and was a 3-time All-Star. He led the NL with 22 wins in 1958 (but also led with 19 losses in '59 and '61).
Friend was 18-12 during the Pirates' 1960 championship season, and made his final All-Star team that year.
He continued in the Pirates' starting rotation through his last season in Pittsburgh ('65) at age 34.
After the '65 season, he was traded to the Yankees for reliever Pete Mikkelsen, but by mid-1966 had crossed town to play for the Mets. He retired after that season.