John Candelaria was selected by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 1972 Draft and went on to a successful 19-year career. "The Candy Man's" finest year was 1977 when he went 20-5 with a National League leading 2.34 ERA and played in the All-Stars. On August 9th, 1976, he tossed a no-hitter -- the sixth in Buc history -- at Three Rivers Stadium against the Dodgers.
The left-hander finished his career with a 177-122 record and a 3.33 ERA. In addition to playing with Pittsburgh, Candelaria also pitched with California, both New York teams, Montreal, Minnesota, Toronto, and Los Angeles. He retired after making 24 appearances with the Pirates in 1993.