9 Pirates you totally forgot wore Jaromir Jagr's number

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Hoy Park's tenure with the Pittsburgh Pirates was brief but left a lasting impression on fans -- and not for good reasons. Acquired from the New York Yankees in a trade that sent Clay Holmes to the Bronx, Park quickly found himself in the ranks of the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians at first. He would also wear #68.

After about a week, he would be promoted to the major leagues on July 31. Park wasted no time making an impact. The following day, against the Philadelphia Phillies, he notched his first major league hit with a double, showcasing his potential to fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Just over a week later, on Aug. 10, Park achieved another milestone by blasting his first major league home run off St. Louis Cardinals' starter J. A. Happ. Overall, Park did not make much of an impact for the big lague club. He played in 68 (familiar number) total games between 2022 and 2023 and hit a meager .201 with a .648 OPS. That next offseason, the Bucs would trade Park to the Boston Red Sox, ending his tenure with the team.

Despite the setback, Park's ability to play multiple positions earned him a spot in the Atlanta Braves organization. then landed him with the Oakland A's for the 2024 season. While his time with the Pirates may have been short-lived, Park's impact resonates as a reminder of the fleeting yet impactful nature of baseball careers.