The commemorative stamp of Pirates great Willie Stargell was formally dedicated in pre-game ceremonies at PNC Park prior to Saturday night's game. The late slugger's widow, Margaret, joined in the ceremony along with United States Postal Service representatives -- Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe, Western PA Acting District Manager Robert Cintron, Pittsburgh Postmaster Joe Meimann -- and Pirates club president Frank Coonelly.
Andrew McCutchen (22 homers) and Pedro Alvarez (20) went into Saturday night's game as the first pair of Pirates with 20-plus homers 92 games into a season, and they also form only the second tandem in club history to reach 20 prior to game No. 100. In 1979, Bill Robinson clocked his 20th in No. 90, and seven games later Willie Stargell got his 20th. While Robinson hit only four more that season, Stargell ended it with 32.