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2007 Pittsburgh Pirates season
Pittsburgh Pirates
Established 1882

Team Logo

Cap Insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 11, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42
Name
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present)
  • Pittsburgh Innocents (1890)
  • Pittsburg Alleghenies (18821889)
(Also referred to as "Infants" in 1890)
Other nicknames
  • The Bucs, The Buccos
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (5) 1979 • 1971 • 1960 • 1925
1909
NL Pennants (9) 1979 • 1971 • 1960 • 1927
1925 • 1909 • 1903 • 1902
1901
Central Division titles (0) None
East Division titles (9) 1992 • 1991 • 1990 • 1979
1975 • 1974 • 1972 • 1971
1970
Wild card berths (0) None
Owner(s): Robert Nutting, Kevin McClatchy, others
Manager: Vacant
General Manager: Neal Huntington

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They play in the Central Division of the National League, and are five-time World Series Champions. The Pirates are also referred to as the Bucs (derived from buccaneer). NHL redirects here. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... NFL redirects here. ... The 1933 NFL season was the 14th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1940 NFL season was the 21th regular season of the National Football League. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Major league affiliations National League (Since 1887) Central Division (Since 1994) 2007 Uniform Location PNC Park (Since 2001) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Since 1882) 2007 Information Owner(s) Robert Nutting/Kevin McClatchy Manager(s) Jim Tracy Local television FSN Pittsburgh Local radio WPGB-FM The Pittsburgh Pirates 2007 season has the Pittsburgh... The following are the baseball events of the year 1882 throughout the world. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1887 throughout the world. ... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... William Adam Meyer (January 14, 1892 - March 31, 1957) was an American baseball player and manager. ... Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career (1956-72) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Harold Joseph Pie Traynor (November 11, 1899 - March 16, 1972) was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1920-37). ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman, was an American baseball player who played during the 1890s until the 1910s. ... Daniel Edward Murtaugh ( October 8, 1917 - December 2, 1976) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball best known for his leadership of the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1891 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1890 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1882 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1889 throughout the world. ... PNC Park is a baseball stadium located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... Three Rivers Stadium was a multi-purpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1970 through 2000. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... For other uses, see Forbes Field (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1909 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1891 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1909 throughout the world. ... Recreation Park is a defunct baseball park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where from 1884 to 1890 it served as the home field for the fledgling professional baseball team later known as the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1884 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1890 throughout the world. ... Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1882 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1883 throughout the world. ... Dates: October 10 – October 17 MVP: Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh) Television: ABC Announcers: Keith Jackson (Games 1-2; Games 6-7), Al Michaels (Games 3-5), Howard Cosell, and Don Drysdale (In 2006 a collectors edition DVD box set, featuring the complete telecasts of all seven games, was issued by... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... Robert Nutting is the Chairman of the Board and majority owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. ... Kevin S. McClatchy (born January 13, 1963 in Sacramento, CA) has been part-owner and General Partner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team since 1996. ... Neal Huntington (b. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the type of pirate. ...

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Franchise history

The following is a history of the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. ...

Name

The Pirates began as a charter member of the American Association (19th century) in 1882. Their various home fields in the 19th century were in a then-separate city called Allegheny City, across the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh. The team was listed as "Allegheny" in the standings, and was sometimes called the "Alleghenys" (not the "Alleghenies") in the same generic way that teams from Boston, New York, and Chicago were sometimes called the "Bostons", the "New Yorks", and the "Chicagos", in the sportswriting style of that era. The American Association (AA) was a baseball major league from 1882 to 1891. ... Allegheny was a city in western Pennsylvania, located on the north shore of the junction of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, across from Pittsburgh. ... The Allegheny River (historically, especially in New York state, also spelled Allegany River) is a principal tributary of the Ohio River, which it forms with the Monongahela River at the downtown Pittsburghs Golden Triangle point. The river is approximately 325 mi (523 km) long, in the U.S. states...


The Allegheny club transferred to the National League in 1887. By about 1890 the team had redesignated itself as "Pittsburgh", although Allegheny remained a separate city until it was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1907. For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ...


When the one-year player rebellion known as the Players' League dissolved after the 1890 season, most of the league's player contracts were assigned to National League and American Association clubs, mostly to their previous clubs provided they had been "reserved" by their former teams' owners. Highly regarded second baseman Lou Bierbauer, who had previously played with the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association, was awarded to the Pittsburgh team on the grounds that the Athletics had not reserved him. This led to loud complaints by the Athletics that the Pittsburgh club were "pirates". This incident (which is discussed at some length in The Beer and Whisky League, by David Nemec, 1994) quickly accelerated into a schism between the leagues that contributed to the demise of the A.A. The colorful epithet stuck with the Pittsburghers, and eventually became the club's official nickname. It was first acknowledged on the team's uniforms in 1912, but even by the 1903 World Series, "Pirates" was in common usage. The Players League, also known as The Brotherhood, was an attempt to establish a third major baseball league in 1890. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1890 throughout the world. ... The American Association (AA) was a baseball major league from 1882 to 1891. ... Louis W. Bierbauer (September 28, 1865 - January 31, 1926) of Erie, Pennsylvania, was considered a top-notch second baseman in Major League Baseball during the late 1880s and 1890s. ... For the baseball team that played in the National Association 1871-1875 and in the National League in 1876, see: Athletic of Philadelphia. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1912 throughout the world. ... 1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup) The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ...


Pre-1900

Professional Baseball started in Pittsburgh in 1876. The teams of the era were "independents", barnstorming throughout the region and not affiliated with any organized league, though they did have salaries and were run as a business organization[1]. In 1882 the baseball team in the city joined the American Association as a founding member. After five mediocre seasons in the A.A., Pittsburgh became the first A.A. team to switch to the older National League in 1887. Pittsburgh redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1876 throughout the world. ... The American Association (AA) was a baseball major league from 1882 to 1891. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1887 throughout the world. ...


In those early days, the club benefitted three times from mergers with defunct clubs. The A.A. club picked up a number of players from a defunct Columbus, Ohio, team in 1885. In 1890, they merged with the Players' League franchise in the city after that league folded. That same season the team experienced their worst season record in franchise history going 23-113 [2]. In 1900, the Pirates picked up several players from the defunct Louisville Colonels club, which shared an owner with Pittsburgh, when the N.L. contracted from 12 to 8 teams after the 1899 season. Despite their nickname, the Pirates at least waited until Louisville had folded, unlike what happened in 1899 to the Cleveland Spiders and, to a lesser extent, the Baltimore Orioles, who were also part of two-team ownerships. Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... The Columbus Buckeyes were a baseball team in the American Association from 1883 to 1884. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1885 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1890 throughout the world. ... The Players League, also known as The Brotherhood, was an attempt to establish a third major baseball league in 1890. ... The Pittsburgh Burghers were a baseball team in the Players League, a short-lived Major League that existed only for the 1890 season. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1900 throughout the world. ... The Louisville Colonels were a Major League Baseball team that played in the American Association throughout that leagues ten-year existence from 1882 until 1891, first as the Louisville Eclipse (1882- 1884) and later as the Louisville Colonels (1885 -1891). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1899 throughout the world. ... The Cleveland Spiders were a Major League Baseball team which played between 1887 and 1899 in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Baltimore Orioles were a 19th century American Association and National League team from 1882 to 1899. ...


1901–1945

Bolstered by former Colonels shortstop Honus Wagner (who was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area) and player/manager Fred Clarke, the 19011903 Pirates completely dominated the National League, in part because they lost few star players to the rival American League. However, owing to injuries to their starting pitchers, they lost the first modern World Series ever played, in 1903 to Boston. Deacon Phillippe pitched five complete games, winning three of them, but it was not enough. With largely the same star players, the Pirates would continue to be a strong team over the next few years, and got their first World Series title in 1909, defeating the Detroit Tigers in seven games, the same year they opened Forbes Field. Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman, was an American baseball player who played during the 1890s until the 1910s. ... Fred Clarke of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the West Side Grounds in 1903. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... Births June 19 - Lou Gehrig - Hall of Fame First baseman ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... 1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup) The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Charles Louis Deacon Phillippe (originally Phillippi) (May 23, 1872-March 30, 1952) was a turn-of-the-century pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... For other uses, see Forbes Field (disambiguation). ...


The Pirates originally played in Recreation, Union and Exposition Parks, all in what was then Allegheny City. Allegheny City was annexed by Pittsburgh in December, 1907. Accordingly, the Pirates did not play their first major league game in Pittsburgh until 1908—over 25 years after their founding.[3] Exposition Park is the name of more than one place: Exposition Park (Los Angeles) Exposition Park (Pittsburgh) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Allegheny was a city in western Pennsylvania, located on the north shore of the junction of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, across from Pittsburgh. ...


The decline of Honus Wagner, considered by many to be the greatest shortstop ever, led to a number of losing seasons, culminating in a disastrous 51-103 record in 1917; however, veteran outfielder Max Carey and young players Pie Traynor and Kiki Cuyler, along with a remarkably deep pitching staff, brought the Pirates back into the spotlight. The Pirates recovered from a 3-1 deficit to win the 1925 World Series over the Washington Senators, and reached the 1927 World Series before losing in a sweep to the New York Yankees, who at that time had built the most dominant team in baseball. The 1927 season was the first for the sharp-hitting combination of brothers Lloyd Waner and Paul Waner, who along with shortstop Arky Vaughan ensured that the Pirates had plenty of Hall of Fame-caliber position players through 1941. However, the Pirates' crushing defeats of 1927 and 1938 (they lost the pennant to the Chicago Cubs in the final days of the 1938 season) were tremendous setbacks. Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman, was an American baseball player who played during the 1890s until the 1910s. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1917 throughout the world. ... Max Carey baseball card, 1912 Max George Carey (January 11, 1890 - May 30, 1976) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who starred for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Harold Joseph Pie Traynor (November 11, 1899 - March 16, 1972) was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1920-37). ... Hazen Shirley Kiki Cuyler (b. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... In the 1927 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in four big games. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... April 12 - President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first ball in Washington D.C. as the Washington Senators lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-2. ... Lloyd James Waner (March 16, 1906 - July 22, 1982) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Joseph Floyd Arky Vaughan (March 9, 1912 _ August 30, 1952) was a Major League Baseball shortstop. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1941 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1938 throughout the world. ...


1946-1969

The post-World War II years were not kind to the Pirates, despite the presence of a genuine star in Ralph Kiner, who led the National League in home runs for seven consecutive seasons (1946 through 1952). But the team around Kiner placed in the first division only one time — in 1948 — and in 1952 compiled one of the worst records in major league history, winning 42 and losing 112 games (.273) and finishing 54½ games out of first place. In 1946, the long era of ownership by the Barney Dreyfuss family came to an end when a syndicate that included entertainer Bing Crosby bought the team. By 1950, Columbus, Ohio-based real estate tycoon John W. Galbreath emerged as majority owner, and his family would run the team for another 35 years and supervise its rise to the top of the NL. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ... Barney Dreyfuss (February 23, 1865 Freiburg, Germany as Bernhard Dreyfuss - February 5, 1932 New York, New York). ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1950 throughout the world. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... John W. Galbreath (August 10, 1897 - July 20, 1988) was an American building contractor, sportsman and philanthropist. ...


Galbreath's first major move, the hiring of Branch Rickey as general manager after the 1950 campaign, was initially a great disappointment to Pittsburgh fans. Rickey had invented the farm system with the Cardinals and broken the baseball color line with the Dodgers — and built dynasties at each club. But in Pittsburgh, he purged the Bucs' roster of its higher-salaried veterans (including Kiner in 1953) and flooded the team with young players. Many of those young players faltered; however, those who fulfilled Rickey's faith in them — pitchers Vern Law and Bob Friend, shortstop Dick Groat, second baseman Bill Mazeroski and especially outfielder Roberto Clemente, drafted from Brooklyn after his only minor league season (1954) — would form the nucleus of the Pirates' 1960 championship club. Moreover, Rickey put into place one of baseball's most successful farm and scouting systems that kept the team competitive into the late 1970s. But all this was not evident when Rickey retired due to ill health in 1955, with the Pirates still struggling to escape the NL basement. Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball executive best known for two things: breaking baseballs color barrier by signing the African-American player Jackie Robinson, and later drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente; and creating the framework to the modern... In Major League Baseball, the General Manager of a team typically controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the ballclub during contract discussions with players. ... The farm system is a slang term used in baseball to refer to the systematic control or ownership of minor league baseball clubs by major league teams, who move players from the lowest to the highest classification as they gain experience and enjoy success at each level. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... The baseball color line was the policy, unwritten for nearly its entire duration, which excluded African American baseball players from organized baseball in the United States before 1946. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Vernon Sanders Law (Born March 12, 1930 in Meridian, Idaho) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Robert Bartmess Friend (born November 24, 1930 in Lafayette, Indiana) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who pitched primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951-1965), joining the New York Yankees and New York Mets in his final season of 1966. ... Richard Morrow Groat (born November 4, 1930 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1952, 1955-62), St. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career (1956-72) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ...


The postwar Pirates would have only one winning season until 1958, Danny Murtaugh's first full season as their manager. Murtaugh is widely credited for inventing the concept of the closer by frequently playing pitcher Elroy Face late in close games. The 1960 team featured eight All-Stars, but was widely predicted to lose the World Series to a powerful New York Yankees team. In one of the most memorable World Series in history, the Pirates were defeated by more than ten runs in three games, won three close games, then recovered from a 7-4 deficit late in Game 7 to eventually win on a walk-off home run by Mazeroski, a second baseman better known for defensive wizardry. (The 1960 Pirates were the only team between 1945 and 2001 to have not succumbed to the so-called "Ex-Cubs Factor" in the postseason. They were also unique for winning a World Series on a home run, a feat duplicated by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993, though it should be noted that Joe Carter's home run came in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series--Mazeroski is the only Game 7 walk-off in World Series history.) The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Daniel Edward Murtaugh ( October 8, 1917 - December 2, 1976) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball best known for his leadership of the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... Mariano Rivera is the closing pitcher for the New York Yankees. ... Elroy Leon Face (born February 20, 1928 in Stephentown, New York) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1953, 1955-68), Detroit Tigers (1968) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... The Ex-Cubs Factor is a seemingly spurious correlation that is essentially a corollary to the Curse of the Billy Goat. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... Joe Carter is a member of the Toronto Blue Jayss Level of Excellence Joseph Christopher Carter (born March 7, 1960 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1983 to 1998, most famous for hitting a walk-off home run to... Dates October 16, 1993–October 23, 1993 MVP Paul Molitor (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Dave Phillips (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Tim McClelland (AL), Charlie Williams (NL), Mark Johnson (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL) The 1993 World Series was the second...


The 1960s would continue with extremely solid defensive play by Mazeroski and the first Puerto Rican superstar, Roberto Clemente. Clemente was regarded as one of the game's best all-time hitters, and possessed a tremendous arm in right field. Although not the first black-Hispanic baseball player (an honor belonging to Minnie Minoso), Clemente's charisma and leadership in humanitarian causes made him an icon across the continent. During his playing career, Clemente was vastly overlooked. Looking back, however, many consider Clemente to have been the greatest right fielder in baseball history. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... Minnie Miñoso [me-NYO-so] (b. ...


Even with Clemente, however, the Pirates struggled for the remainder of the decade, and Murtaugh was replaced by Harry Walker in 1965. Harry William Walker, known to baseball fans of the middle 20th century as Harry the Hat (October 22, 1918 – August 8, 1999) was an American baseball player, manager and coach {baseball)|coach]]. The member of a distinguished baseball family, Harry was the son of former Washington Senators pitcher Ewart “Dixie... The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world. ...


1970–1979 and "The Family"

Slugger Willie Stargell became a fixture in the Pittsburgh lineup in the late 1960s, and the Pirates returned to prominence in 1970. Murtaugh returned as manager and the Pirates' home field, Forbes Field, was demolished in favor of the multi-purpose Three Rivers Stadium. In 1970, the Pirates won their first of five division titles over the next six years, and won their fourth World Series in 1971 behind a .414 Series batting average by Clemente. They also thought they had a genuine superstar pitcher (historically rare for the Pirates) in Steve Blass, who pitched two masterful games in the World Series and had excellent seasons in 1968 and 1972. Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... For other uses, see Forbes Field (disambiguation). ... Three Rivers Stadium was a multi-purpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1970 through 2000. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Steve Blass (born April 18, 1942 in Canaan, Connecticut) is a former Major League Baseball right handed pitcher and a current broadcast announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


In 1971, the Pirates also became the first Major League Baseball team to field an all-black starting lineup.[4] That lineup, on September 1, was Rennie Stennett, Gene Clines, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Manny Sanguillen, Dave Cash, Al Oliver, Jackie Hernandez, and Dock Ellis.[5] See also: 1970 in sports, other events of 1971, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rennie Stennett, born Renaldo Antonio Stennett Porte (April 5, 1951 in Colón, Panama), is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. ...   Eugene Anthony (Gene) Clines (born October 6, 1946 in San Pablo, California) is currently the hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Manuel De Jesus Sanguillen Magan, better known as Manny Sanguillen or Sangy (born March 21, 1944 in Colon, Panama), is a former catcher in Major League Baseball. ... Dave Cash (born June 11, 1948 in Utica, New York) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played in the National League for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1969-1973), Philadelphia Phillies (1974-1976), Montreal Expos (1977-1979) and San Diego Padres (1980). ... Albert Oliver, Jr. ... Jacinto (Zulueta) Jackie Hernandez (born on September 11, 1940 in Central Tinguaro, Cuba) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and third baseman from 1965 to 1973. ... Dock Phillip Ellis, Jr. ...


Clemente died in a plane crash on December 31, 1972 while accompanying a shipment of relief supplies to the victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. He had reached the milestone of 3,000 career hits, a standup double, just a few months earlier, on September 30, 1972, in what would prove to be his last regular-season hit. The Baseball Hall of Fame waived its usual waiting requirement and inducted Clemente immediately. Pittsburgh would eventually erect a statue and name a bridge and park near the stadium after him. In 1973, Blass suffered a mysterious breakdown in his pitching abilities and posted an outrageous 9.85 ERA. To this day, pitchers who suddenly lose the ability to throw strikes are said to have "Steve Blass disease." Some speculated that the emotional shock of his friend Clemente's death contributed to his breakdown. He retired soon afterwards; he has since been one of the Pirates' radio and TV announcers for almost two decades. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The Roberto Clemente Bridge is a 995-foot-long suspension bridge over the Allegheny River in the North Side area of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ...


Stargell, speedy Omar Moreno and power-hitting but ostentatious and unpopular Dave Parker became the keystones of the mid-seventies Pirates as Chuck Tanner took over as manager in 1977 (following Danny Murtaugh's untimely death on December 2, 1976). Omar Renan Moreno Quintero (born October 24, 1952, Puerto Armuelles, Panama) was a Major League Baseball outfielder from 1975-86. ... David Gene Parker (born June 9, 1951 in Calhoun, Missouri) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Charles William Tanner (Born July 4, 1929 in New Castle, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ...


Adopting the popular song "We Are Family" by the Philadelphia disco group Sister Sledge as their theme song, The 1979 Pirates cruised to the pennant. "We Are Family" was elevated from theme song to anthem status (and is still nearly synonymous with the '79 Bucs), with fans chanting "Fam-a-lee!" from the stands. The Pirates faced the Baltimore Orioles again in the World Series, which (like 1971) they won in seven games, on October 17, 1979. During the 1979 championship season, a Pirate player was designated as Most Valuable Player in every available category: All-Star Game MVP (Dave Parker), NL Championship Series MVP (Willie Stargell), World Series MVP (Willie Stargell), and National League MVP (Willie Stargell, shared with Keith Hernandez of the Cardinals). We Are Family was a hit dance single by Sister Sledge. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1972 and consisting of four singers, all of whom are sisters: Kim, Debbie, Joni, and Kathy Sledge. ... Dates: October 10 – October 17 MVP: Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh) Television: ABC Announcers: Keith Jackson (Games 1-2; Games 6-7), Al Michaels (Games 3-5), Howard Cosell, and Don Drysdale (In 2006 a collectors edition DVD box set, featuring the complete telecasts of all seven games, was issued by... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1979 throughout the world. ... Dates: October 10 – October 17 MVP: Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh) Television: ABC Announcers: Keith Jackson (Games 1-2; Games 6-7), Al Michaels (Games 3-5), Howard Cosell, and Don Drysdale (In 2006 a collectors edition DVD box set, featuring the complete telecasts of all seven games, was issued by... The name Dave Parker may refer to several notable individuals: Dave Parker, American baseball player Dave Parker, Canadian jazz musician with The Shuffle Demons Dave Parker, Samoan singer. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...


1980s and early 1990s: The Leyland era

Following was a period of decline until the Pirates were regarded as the worst team in baseball during the mid-1980s. Jim Leyland took over as manager, and the Pirates gradually climbed out of the cellar behind young and exciting players such as "outfield of dreams" Bobby Bonilla, Barry Bonds, and Andy Van Slyke; infielders Jay Bell, Sid Bream, and Jose Lind; and pitchers Doug Drabek and Stan Belinda. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... James Richard Leyland (born December 15, 1944, in Perrysburg, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball manager for the Detroit Tigers. ... Roberto Martin Antonio Bobby Bonilla (born February 23, 1963 in the Bronx, New York) is a former player in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 to 2001. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Andrew James Van Slyke (born December 21, 1960, in Utica, New York) is a retired American Major League Baseball outfielder, and the current first base coach for the Detroit Tigers. ... Jay Stuart Bell (b. ... Sidney Eugene Sid Bream (born August 3, 1960 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania) is an American former Major League Baseball player. ... José Lind Salgado, nicknamed Chico, (Born May 1, 1964 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player, and the current manager of the Atlantic Leagues Bridgeport Bluefish. ... Douglas Dean Drabek (born July 25, 1962 in Victoria, Texas) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Stanley Peter Belinda (Born August 6, 1966 in Huntingdon, PA) is a former Major League Baseball player. ...


As a rookie in 1982, Johnny Ray played in every game and was named the Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News. The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world. ... John Cornelius Ray (born March 1, 1957 in Chouteau, Oklahoma, USA) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who had a 10-year career from 1981 to 1990. ...


In 1988, the young team finished 85-75 and seemed ready to compete for a pennant. The Pirates would indeed win the division three straight times in 199092, but the 1989 season was a major setback, with injuries depleting the squad and leading to a 5th-place finish. Among the low points of the season was a game on June 8, 1989, where the Pirates became the first team in major-league history to score 10 runs in the first inning and nevertheless lose the game.[6] Pirates broadcaster (and former pitcher) Jim Rooker famously vowed that if the team blew the lead, he would walk home from Philadelphia—a vow he fulfilled after the season while raising money for charity.[7] This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Jim Rooker (1970s) Jim Rooker (born James Phillip Rooker on September 23, 1942 in Lakeview, Oregon) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and broadcaster. ... A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ...


The Pirates would win the first three division titles of the 1990s, but failed to advance to the World Series each time, the second two losing closely contested seven-game series to the Atlanta Braves. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston...

The 1990 National League Championship Series was played between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Reds coming out on top in the series 4-2. ... The 1991 National League Championship Series was played between the Atlanta Braves (94-68) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64), with the Braves coming out on top in the series 4-3. ... The 1992 National League Championship Series was played between the Atlanta Braves (98-64) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (95-66) from October 6 to October 14. ...

1990s–2007: The McClatchy/Littlefield era

After the 1992 season, manager Jim Leyland set out to rebuild the team, giving up several high-payroll players in favor of a younger crew. The Pirates have been unable to come up with a winning season since, accumulating a 15-year losing streak. The longest losing streak was set by the Philadelphia Phillies accounting for 16 seasons which lasted from 1933- 1948, the longest in any of the country's four major professional sports leagues. [8] The closest to a winning team was the 1997 "Freak Show" team, which finished second in the NL Central. It was eliminated during the season's final week, despite having a losing record and a payroll of only $9 million. The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


The failure of the Pirates to compete in these years has been blamed on "small market syndrome": teams located in smaller cities such as Pittsburgh, Tampa, and Kansas City are at a competitive disadvantage against larger markets such as New York City and Boston without a salary cap or similar agreement, as exist in the country's other three major professional team sports, the NHL, NFL, and NBA. Questionable personnel decisions have also played a part, as the Pirates have wasted millions on players such as Derek Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, and Tony Armas, Jr. for little or no return. However, other small-market teams such as the Oakland Athletics and Florida Marlins have been successful under similar economic constraints. Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “Boston” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NHL redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... Derek Bell can refer to different people: Derek Bell (1935-2002), the Irish musician and composer, long with the Chieftains. ... Jeromy Neal Burnitz (born April 15, 1969 in Westminster, California) is a former baseball player who was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Mets (1993-94, 2002-03), Cleveland Indians (1995-96), Milwaukee Brewers (1996-2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2003), Colorado Rockies (2004... Antonio José Armas (born April 29, 1978), better known as Tony Armas, Jr. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ...


In 2001, the Pirates opened a new stadium, PNC Park. Due to its simple concept and strategic usage of the Pittsburgh skyline, it is frequently regarded as currently the best park in baseball .[9]. The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... PNC Park is a baseball stadium located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ...


General manager Dave Littlefield was installed July 13, 2001, midway through the 2001 season and began overhauling the team to comply with owner Kevin McClatchy's dictum to drastically reduce the payroll. Enigmatic but talented third baseman Aramis Ramírez was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2003 for a fairly minimal return under pressure to dump his $6 million salary for 2004, and he proceeded to become a star for the Cubs. Brian Giles was one of the National League's best hitters for several years, but he and his $9 million salary were also traded in 2003 to the San Diego Padres for youngsters Oliver Pérez, Jason Bay, and Cory Stewart. Pirate fans found this trade much more palatable in the short run, as Pérez led the majors in strikeouts per inning and Bay won the Rookie of the Year Award award in 2004, while Giles put up a subpar season by his standards. After the 2004 season, Jason Kendall went to the Oakland Athletics in a cross-exchange of high-salary players. Though this rash of trades has not been popular in Pittsburgh, it is generally accepted that it can mostly be attributed to the aforementioned "small market syndrome." David Littlefield is a Major League Baseball executive. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... Kevin S. McClatchy (born January 13, 1963 in Sacramento, CA) has been part-owner and General Partner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team since 1996. ... Aramis Nin Ramírez (born June 25, 1978 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Chicago Cubs since 2003 and on November 12, 2006 signed a five year deal with the Cubs with an option for 2011. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Brian Stephen Giles (born January 21, 1971, in El Cajon, California) is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the San Diego Padres (2003–present). ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Oliver Pérez Martinez (born August 15, 1981) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Jason Raymond Bay (born September 20, 1978 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian baseball player, who plays left field for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... Inning is a town in the district of Erding in Bavaria in Germany. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Pittsburgh redirects here. ...


Illustrating the Pirates' rebuilding efforts, at the close of the 2005 season, the team fielded the youngest roster in baseball, with an average age of 26.6. (The next youngest team was the Kansas City Royals, with an average age of 27.1.) During the course of the season, 14 players were called up from its Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians, 12 of whom made their first major league appearance. On September 6, manager Lloyd McClendon was fired after 5 losing seasons as manager. On October 11, Jim Tracy was hired as the new manager. The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... League International League Division West Division Year founded 1902 Major League affiliation Pittsburgh Pirates Home ballpark Victory Field Previous home ballparks Perry Stadium City Indianapolis, Indiana Current uniform colors red, black Previous uniform colors Logo design A Native American design in red with white and black details with a black... Lloyd Glenn McClendon (born January 11, 1959 in Gary, Indiana) attended Gary Roosvelt High School, played Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs and is currently the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... You may have been looking for another Jim Tracy, a member of the Tennessee Senate. ...


The 2006 season got off to a slow start with the Pirates losing their first six games. Manager Jim Tracy earned his first win as the new Pirate's skipper on April 9 against the Cincinnati Reds. The Pirates hosted the All Star Game at PNC Park. The Pirates went into the game with a disastrous and disappointing 30-60 record. During the second half of the season, the Pirates made a successful turn around and finished the second half with a 37-35 record. This is the first time the Pirates have finished the second half of the season with a winning record since 1992. Third baseman Freddy Sanchez won the National League batting title for the 2006 season with an average of .344. The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... You may have been looking for another Jim Tracy, a member of the Tennessee Senate. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Date July 11, 2006 Venue PNC Park City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Managers American League - Ozzie Guillen (CWS) National League - Phil Garner (HOU) MVP Michael Young (TEX) Television FOX, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, with Ken Rosenthal on the field reporting Attendance 38,904 First pitch Chuck Tanner The 2006 Major League... PNC Park is a baseball stadium located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... Frederick Phillip (Freddy) Sanchez, Jr. ... The batting championship is awarded to the Major League Baseball player in each the American League and National League who has the highest batting average in a particular season. ...


2007 was a year of transition for the Pirates. After 52 seasons with Newsradio 1020 KDKA AM, the Pirates switched their flagstation affiliate to WPGB FM Newstalk 104.7. KDKA is a U.S. class A clear channel AM radio station located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that operates on 1020 kHz. ... WPGB is a talk radio station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


In addition, Robert Nutting replaced McClatchy as majority owner, becoming the sixth majority owner in Pirates history. On July 6, 2007, Kevin McClatchy announced he is stepping down as the Pirates CEO at the end of the 2007 season.[10] Robert Nutting is the Chairman of the Board and majority owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ...


On September 7, 2007, Nutting fired general manager Dave Littlefield.[11] On September 13, Frank Coonelly, chief labor counsel for Major League Baseball, was introduced as the team's new president.[12] On September 25, 2007, the Pirates announced the hiring of Neal Huntington, formerly a scout in the Cleveland Indians organization, as the team's new general manager.[13] On October 5, 2007, Jim Tracy was fired by the Pirates, leaving them with another search for a manager. Torey Lovullo has been named as a leading candidate for the position.[14] is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... David Littlefield is a Major League Baseball executive. ... Frank Coonelly is the president of the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Neal Huntington (b. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... You may have been looking for another Jim Tracy, a member of the Tennessee Senate. ... Salvatore Anthony Lovullo (born July 25, 1965, in Santa Monica, California) was a Major League Baseball infielder and current manager of the AAA Buffalo Bisons. ...


Franchise records

Won-loss records

The following are the baseball events of the year 1902 throughout the world. ... Fred Clarke of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the West Side Grounds in 1903. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1909 throughout the world. ... Fred Clarke of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the West Side Grounds in 1903. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1890 throughout the world. ... Guy Jackson Hecker (April 3, 1856 in Youngsville, Pennsylvania -December 3, 1938) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1917 throughout the world. ... James Joseph Nixey Callahan (March 18, 1874 - October 4, 1934) was an American pitcher and left fielder in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox; he also managed the White Sox, as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman, was an American baseball player who played during the 1890s until the 1910s. ... The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... William Adam Meyer (January 14, 1892 - March 31, 1957) was an American baseball player and manager. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Fred Girard Haney (April 25, 1898 - November 9, 1977) was an American third baseman, manager, [[coach {baseball)|coach]] and executive in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... Fred Girard Haney (April 25, 1898 - November 9, 1977) was an American third baseman, manager, [[coach {baseball)|coach]] and executive in Major League Baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Charles William Tanner (Born July 4, 1929 in New Castle, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... Lloyd Glenn McClendon (born January 11, 1959 in Gary, Indiana) attended Gary Roosvelt High School, played Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs and is currently the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

First-in-MLB accomplishments

In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. ... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... Dates October 16, 1993–October 23, 1993 MVP Paul Molitor (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Dave Phillips (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Tim McClelland (AL), Charlie Williams (NL), Mark Johnson (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL) The 1993 World Series was the second... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Fightin Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin... KDKA AM is a U.S. class A clear channel AM radio station located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that operates on 1020 kHz. ... Three Rivers Stadium was a multi-purpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1970 through 2000. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... Rennie Stennett, born Renaldo Antonio Stennett Porte (April 5, 1951 in Colón, Panama), is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. ...   Eugene Anthony (Gene) Clines (born October 6, 1946 in San Pablo, California) is currently the hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Manuel De Jesus Sanguillen Magan, better known as Manny Sanguillen or Sangy (born March 21, 1944 in Colon, Panama), is a former catcher in Major League Baseball. ... Dave Cash (born June 11, 1948 in Utica, New York) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played in the National League for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1969-1973), Philadelphia Phillies (1974-1976), Montreal Expos (1977-1979) and San Diego Padres (1980). ... Albert Oliver, Jr. ... Jacinto (Zulueta) Jackie Hernandez (born on September 11, 1940 in Central Tinguaro, Cuba) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and third baseman from 1965 to 1973. ... Dock Phillip Ellis, Jr. ... Extra innings is the procedure by which a tie is broken in the sport of baseball. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Francisco Cordova (b. ... Ricardo Rincón (born April 13, 1970) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... In baseball, a pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. ...

Quick facts

Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The American Association (AA) was a baseball major league from 1882 to 1891. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Pirate Parrot, the mascot for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... The Buccaneer was a secondary mascot used by the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball club during their 1995 season. ... Births June 19 - Lou Gehrig - Hall of Fame First baseman ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1909 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1925 throughout the world. ... April 12 - President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first ball in Washington D.C. as the Washington Senators lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-2. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1974 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1979 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Robert Nutting is the Chairman of the Board and majority owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. ... Frank Coonelly is the president of the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... The characters N/A (sometimes n/a) are an abbreviation that is mainly used in information tables. ... Neal Huntington (b. ... FSN Pittsburgh (sometimes referred to as Fox Sports Pittsburgh), is a cable channel controlled by Fox Sports Net. ... WPGB is a hot talk radio station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... McKechnie Field is a baseball field located in Bradenton, Florida. ... Bradenton is a city located in Manatee County, Florida. ...

Players

Baseball Hall of Famers

Jacob Peter Beckley (August 4, 1867 - June 25, 1918), nicknamed Eagle Eye, was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century. ... James Paul David Jim Bunning (born October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky) is an American politician who was a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1971. ... Max Carey baseball card, 1912 Max George Carey (January 11, 1890 - May 30, 1976) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who starred for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Jack Chesbro on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... Fred Clarke of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the West Side Grounds in 1903. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Joe Cronin Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 – September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ... Hazen Shirley Kiki Cuyler (b. ... Francis Frankie Frisch (September 9, 1898 - March 12, 1973), nicknamed the Fordham Flash, was an American Major League Baseball player of the early 20th century. ... Pud Galvin baseball card, 1887 James Francis Pud Galvin (December 25, 1856 – March 7, 1902), an American professional baseball pitcher, was Major League Baseballs first 300-game winner. ... Henry Benjamin Hank Greenberg (January 1, 1911, New York, New York – September 4, 1986), nicknamed Hammerin Hank, was an American professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s. ... Burleigh Arland Grimes (August 18, 1893 - December 6, 1985) was an American professional baseball player, and the last pitcher officially permitted to throw the spitball. ... Ned Hanlon baseball card, center field (c. ... William Jennings Bryan Herman (July 7, 1909 - September 5, 1992) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Waite Charles Hoyt (September 9, 1899 – August 25, 1984) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, one of the dominant pitchers of the 1920s. ... Joe Kelley baseball card, 1909 Joseph James Kelley (December 9, 1871 – August 14, 1943) was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who starred in the outfield of the powerful Baltimore Oriole teams of the 1890s. ... George Lucas Kelly (September 10, 1895 - October 13, 1984), nicknamed Highpockets, was a Major League Baseball player known for his solid all-round hitting and slick fielding at first base. ... Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... Charles Herbert Klein (October 7, 1904 - March 28, 1958) was a Major League Baseball player who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1928-33, 1936-39, 1940-44), Chicago Cubs (1934-36) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1939). ... Frederick Charles Lindstrom (November 21, 1905 - October 4, 1981), born Frederick Charles Lindstrom, was a Major League Baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s. ... Alfonso Ramon Lopez (August 20, 1908 – October 30, 2005) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball and the son of immigrants from Asturias, Spain who went to Cuba, then settled in Tampas Spanish-speaking Ybor City section. ... Connie Mack baseball card, 1910 Cornelius Alexander Mack (December 22, 1862 – February 8, 1956), born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. ... Henry Emmett Manush (July 20, 1901 - May 12, 1971) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Rabbit Maranville Walter James Vincent Maranville (November 11, 1891 - January 5, 1954), better known as Rabbit Maranville, was a Major League Baseball shortstop. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career (1956-72) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Bill McKechnie baseball card, 1912 William Boyd McKechnie (August 7, 1886 - October 29, 1965) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Robert F. Prince (July 1, 1916 - June 10, 1985) was an American radio and television sportscaster and commentator best known for his 28-year stint as the voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball club, with whom he earned the nickname “The Gunner” and became a Pittsburgh icon. ... Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball executive best known for two things: breaking baseballs color barrier by signing the African-American player Jackie Robinson, and later drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente; and creating the framework to the modern... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (July 30, 1890 - September 29, 1975), nicknamed The Old Professor, was an American baseball player and manager from the early 1910s into the 1960s. ... Harold Joseph Pie Traynor (November 11, 1899 - March 16, 1972) was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1920-37). ... Clarence Arthur Dazzy Vance (March 4, 1891 - February 16, 1961) was a star Major League Baseball pitcher during the 1920s. ... Joseph Floyd Arky Vaughan (March 9, 1912 _ August 30, 1952) was a Major League Baseball shortstop. ... George Edward Waddell (October 13, 1876 - April 1, 1914) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman, was an American baseball player who played during the 1890s until the 1910s. ... Lloyd James Waner (March 16, 1906 - July 22, 1982) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Vic Willis baseball card, 1909 Victor Gazaway Willis (April 12, 1876 - August 3, 1947) was a Major League Baseball player. ...

Retired numbers

  • 1 Billy Meyer, Manager, 1948–1952 (Retired 1954)
  • 4 Ralph Kiner, OF, 1946–1953 (Retired 1987)
  • 8 Willie Stargell, OF-1B, 1962–1982; Coach, 1985 (Retired 1982)
  • 9 Bill Mazeroski, 2B, 1956–1972; Coach, 1973 (Retired 1987)
  • 11 Paul Waner, OF, 1926–1940 (Retired 2007)
  • 20 Pie Traynor, 3B, 1920–1934; Manager, 1934–1939 (Retired 1972)
  • 21 Roberto Clemente, OF, 1955–1972 (Retired 1973)
  • 33 Honus Wagner, SS, 1900–1917; Manager, 1917; Coach, 1933–1951 (This was his number only as a coach) (Retired 1956)
  • 40 Danny Murtaugh, IF, 1948–1951; Coach, 1956–1957; Manager, 1957–1964, 1967, 1970–1973, 1973–1976 (Retired 1977)
  • 42 Jackie Robinson, retired throughout Major League Baseball (Retired 1997)

William Adam Meyer (January 14, 1892 - March 31, 1957) was an American baseball player and manager. ... Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career (1956-72) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Harold Joseph Pie Traynor (November 11, 1899 - March 16, 1972) was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1920-37). ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman, was an American baseball player who played during the 1890s until the 1910s. ... Daniel Edward Murtaugh ( October 8, 1917 - December 2, 1976) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball best known for his leadership of the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ...

Other notables

Charles Benjamin Babe Adams (May 18, 1882 _ July 27, 1968) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1906 to 1926, almost entirely with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Leonard Eugene Alley (born July 10, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played his entire career for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1963-73). ... Mateo Rojas Matty Alou (born December 22, 1938 in Haina, Dominican Republic) was a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Richard William (Dick) Bartell (November 22, 1907 - August 4, 1995) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... David Russell Gus Bell, Jr. ... Jay Stuart Bell (b. ... Clarence Howeth Ginger Beaumont (July 23, 1876 - April 10, 1956) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who spent most of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1899-1906) and Boston Braves (1907-09). ... Steve Blass (born April 18, 1942 in Canaan, Connecticut) is a former Major League Baseball right handed pitcher and a current broadcast announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... {{Mlbretired bert[1] |bgcolor1=#c6011f |bgcolor2=#072764 |textcolor1=white |textcolor2=white |name=Bert Blyleven |position=Starting pitcher |bats=Right |throws=Right |birthdate=April 6, 1951 ) |debutdate=June 5 |debutyear=1970 |debutteam=Minnesota Twins |finaldate=October 4 |finalyear=1992 |finalteam=California Angels |stat1label=Wins |stat1value=287 |stat2label=ERA |stat2value=3. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Roberto Martin Antonio Bobby Bonilla (born February 23, 1963 in the Bronx, New York) is a former player in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 to 2001. ... Forrest Harrill Smokey Burgess (February 6, 1927 - September 15, 1991) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who became known for his ability as a pinch hitter. ... Owen Joseph Bush (October 8, 1887 - March 28, 1972) was a 16-season Major League Baseball player in the American League for the Detroit Tigers (1908-1921) and the Washington Senators (1921-1923). ... Howie Camnitz card - 1911 Gold Borders (T205) Samuel Howard (Howie) Camnitz (August 22, 1881 - March 2, 1960) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1904, 1906-1913[start]) and Philadelphia Phillies (1913[end]) in the National League and for the Pittsburgh Rebels (1914... John Robert Candelaria (born November 6, 1953 in New York, New York), nicknamed The Candy Man, was a left-handed pitcher who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, and Los Angeles Dodgers between 1975-1993. ... Cliff Chambers (January 10, 1922 in Portland, Oregon), was a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1948-1953. ... Donn Alvin Clendenon (July 15, 1935 – September 17, 2005) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Arley Wilbur Cooper (February 24, 1892 - August 7, 1973) was a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher, who is one of the Top 100 winning pitchers of all time as of 2005. ... Adam Anthony Comorosky (December 9, 1905 - March 2, 1951) was an American former Major League Baseball player. ... Francisco Córdova (born April 26, 1972 in Veracruz, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Mexico ) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1996-2000. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Douglas Dean Drabek (born July 25, 1962 in Victoria, Texas) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Bob Elliott can refer to different people: Bob Elliott: a comedian (Bob and Ray) Bob Elliott: a MLB All-Star This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Dock Phillip Ellis, Jr. ... Elroy Leon Face (born February 20, 1928 in Stephentown, New York) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1953, 1955-68), Detroit Tigers (1968) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... Robert Bartmess Friend (born November 24, 1930 in Lafayette, Indiana) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who pitched primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951-1965), joining the New York Yankees and New York Mets in his final season of 1966. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... Philip Mason Garner (born April 30, 1949, in Jefferson City, Tennessee) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants from 1973 to 1988. ... George C. Gibson (July 22, 1880 - January 25, 1967) was a Canadian catcher and manager in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Richard Morrow Groat (born November 4, 1930 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1952, 1955-62), St. ... Brian Stephen Giles (born January 21, 1971, in El Cajon, California) is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the San Diego Padres (2003–present). ... Dave Giusti (born November 27, 1939, Seneca Falls, New York) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1962 to 1977. ... Richard Michael Goose Gossage (born July 5, 1951, in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Charlie Grimm (August 28, 1898 - November 15, 1983), was a popular major league baseball first baseman and manager, sometime radio broadcaster, and generally a goodwill ambassador for baseball. ... Pitcher Harvey Haddix on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card Harvey Haddix, Jr. ... Richard Joseph Hebner (born November 26, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who had an 18-year career from 1968 to 1985. ... Claude Raymond Hendrix (born April 13, 1889 - March 22, 1944) born in Olathe, Kansas, is a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1911-13), Chicago Chi-Feds/Chicago Whales (1914-15) and Chicago Cubs (1916-20). ... Don Hoak (1950s) Donald Albert (Don) Hoak (born February 5, 1928 in Roulette, Pennsylvania - died October 9, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball player. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...   Bruce Eugene Kison (born February 18, 1950 in Pasco, Washington) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1971-1979), California Angels (1980-1984) and Boston Red Sox (1985). ... Ronald Lee Kline (March 9, 1932-June 22, 2002) was a former professional baseball player. ... Theodore Bernard (Big Klu) Kluszewski (born September 10, 1924 — died March 29, 1988), was a Major League first baseman from 1947 to 1961. ... Ray Wiz Kremer (March 23, 1893 - February 8, 1965) was a former professional baseball player. ... Leondaus Lee Lacy (born April 10, 1948 in Longview, Texas), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a utility man from 1972-1987. ... Michael Eugene Mike LaValliere (born August 18, 1960 in Charlotte, North Carolina), nicknamed Spanky, is a former catcher in Major League Baseball whose 11-year career included tenures in both the National and American Leagues. ... Vernon Sanders Law (Born March 12, 1930 in Meridian, Idaho) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Thomas Tommy William Leach (November 4, 1877 - September 29, 1969) was a Major League Baseball player in the late 19th and early 20th century. ... Samuel Leever ( December 23, 1871 - May 19, 1953), nicknamed The Goshen Schoolmaster, was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Albert Peter Lefty Leifield (September 5, 1883 in Trenton, Illinois - October 10, 1970 in Alexandria, Virginia), is a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1905-1920. ... James Richard Leyland (born December 15, 1944, in Perrysburg, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball manager for the Detroit Tigers. ... José Lind Salgado, nicknamed Chico, (Born May 1, 1964 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player, and the current manager of the Atlantic Leagues Bridgeport Bluefish. ... Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays with the Cleveland Indians. ... Dale Long in his rookie season - Topps baseball card - 1955 Series, #127 Richard Dale Long (February 6, 1926 - January 27, 1991) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Nicholas Maddox (November 9, 1886 in Govanstown, Maryland - November 27, 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), was a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1907-1910. ... Bill Madlock, Jr. ... Albert Leon Mamaux (May 30, 1894 - January 2, 1963) was a professional baseball player and manager. ... Alvin ONeal McBean (born May 15, 1938, in Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands) is a retired professional baseball player who played 10 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, and Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. ... John Phalen (Stuffy) McInnis (September 19, 1890 - February 16, 1960) was a first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Mario Mendoza (born December 26, 1950 in Chihuahua, Mexico) is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1974-78), Seattle Mariners (1979-80) and Texas Rangers (1981-82). ... Bob The Moose Is a popular fictional moose. ... Raúl Ramón Mondesí Avelino (born March 12, 1971 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball. ... Omar Renan Moreno Quintero (born October 24, 1952, Puerto Armuelles, Panama) was a Major League Baseball outfielder from 1975-86. ... Manny Mota (born Manuel Rafael Mota Geronimo on February 18, 1938 in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic) was a Major League Baseball Outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and most notably the Los Angeles Dodgers, best known for his pinch hitting. ... Daniel Francis OConnell (January 21, 1927 - October 2, 1969) born in Paterson, New Jersey was an Infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1950 and 1953), Milwaukee Braves (1954-57), New York Giants/San Francisco Giants (1957-59) and Washington Senators (1961-62). ... Albert Oliver, Jr. ... The name Dave Parker may refer to several notable individuals: Dave Parker, American baseball player Dave Parker, Canadian jazz musician with The Shuffle Demons Dave Parker, Samoan singer. ... Antonio Francisco Peña Padilla, widely known as Tony Peña [PAY-nyah] (born June 4, 1957 in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. ... Charles Louis Deacon Phillippe (originally Phillippi) (May 23, 1872-March 30, 1952) was a turn-of-the-century pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Aramis Nin Ramírez (born June 25, 1978 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Chicago Cubs since 2003 and on November 12, 2006 signed a five year deal with the Cubs with an option for 2011. ... John Cornelius Ray (born March 1, 1957 in Chouteau, Oklahoma, USA) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who had a 10-year career from 1981 to 1990. ... Richard Alan Rhoden (born May 16, 1953 Boynton Beach, FL - ) was a pitcher with a 16 year career from 1974 to 1989. ... Ricardo Rincón (born April 13, 1970) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the St. ... 1973 Topps baseball card #250 Manuel De Jesus Sanguillen Magan, better known as Manny Sanguillen or Sangy (born March 21, 1944 in Colon, Panama), is a former catcher in Major League Baseball. ... Jason David Schmidt (born January 29, 1973 in Lewiston, Idaho) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the San Francisco Giants. ... Truett Banks Rip Sewell (May 11, 1907 – 1989) was a professional baseball pitcher, known to be one of the greatest junk pitchers. ... Robert Clayton Shantz, Morgan and Brads great uncle, (born September 26, 1925 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (1949-1954), Kansas City Athletics (1955-1956), New York Yankees (1957-1960), Pittsburgh Pirates (1961), Houston Colt . ... Robert Ralph Skinner (born October 3, 1931, La Jolla, California) is a scout for the Houston Astros and a former outfielder-first baseman, manager and coach in American Major League Baseball who has spent over 50 years in the game. ... John Smiley (born March 17, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for four teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians in a 12 year career from 1986 to 1997. ... Hal Smith can refer to a number of different people. ... William Harrison Southworth (March 9, 1893 - November 15, 1969) was an American right fielder, center fielder and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Rennie Stennett, born Renaldo Antonio Stennett Porte (April 5, 1951 in Colón, Panama), is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Richard Lee Stuart (November 7, 1932 - December 15, 2002) was a Major League Baseball first baseman from 1958 to 1969. ... August Richard Gus Suhr (January 3, 1906 - January 15, 2004) was a Major League Baseball first baseman. ... Jesse Tannehill was a Deadball Era left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Highlanders, Boston Red Sox and Pilgrims, and the Washington Senators. ... Charles William Tanner (Born July 4, 1929 in New Castle, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Frank Taveras (born December 24, 1949 in Las Matas De Santa Cruz, Dominican Republic), is a former professional baseball player who played short stop in the Major Leagues from 1971-1982. ... Kenton Charles Tekulve (born March 5, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was an American baseball player from 1974 to 1989 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds. ... Frank Joseph Thomas (born June 11, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951-58), Cincinnati Reds (1959), Chicago Cubs (1960-61), Milwaukee Braves (1961), New York Mets (1962-64), Philadelphia Phillies (1964-65), Houston Astros (1965), Milwaukee... Luis Tiant (born November 23, 1940? in Marianao, Cuba) (then part of Havana Province, born Luis Clemente Tiant Vega, is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1964-1969), Minnesota Twins (1970), Boston Red Sox (1971-1978), New York Yankees (1979... Andrew James Van Slyke (born December 21, 1960, in Utica, New York) is a retired American Major League Baseball outfielder, and the current first base coach for the Detroit Tigers. ... Robert Andrew Veale (born October 28, 1935 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former left-handed starting pitcher mostly, although he was used in relief as well, in Major League Baseball. ... Mickey Vernon, playing for Washington James Barton Vernon (Mickey) (born April 22, 1918 in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Washington Senators (1939-1948, 1950-1955) for the majority of his career, plus 4 other teams: the Cleveland Indians (1949-1950, 1958), the Boston... William Charles Virdon (born June 9, 1931) is a retired American baseball player, manager and coach. ... Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ... Fred Dixie Walker (September 24, 1910 - May 17, 1982) was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1931, 1933-36), Chicago White Sox (1936-37), Detroit Tigers (1938-39), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939-47) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1948-49). ... Harry William Walker, known to baseball fans of the middle 20th century as Harry the Hat (October 22, 1918 – August 8, 1999) was an American baseball player, manager and coach {baseball)|coach]]. The member of a distinguished baseball family, Harry was the son of former Washington Senators pitcher Ewart “Dixie... Maurice Morning Maury Wills (born October 2, 1932 in Washington, DC) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitting batter who played most prominently with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959-66, 1969-72), and also with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1967-68) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and writer. ... Richard Walter Zisk (born February 6, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York) was a Major League Baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, and Seattle Mariners from 1971 to 1983. ...

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Bullpen Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Zachary Thomas (Zach) Duke (born April 19, 1983 in Clifton, Texas) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Thomas Stephen Gorzelanny (born July 12, 1982 in Evergreen Park, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Paul Gurner Maholm (born on June 25, 1982 in Greenwood, Mississippi) is a lefthanded pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Matthew Christian Morris (born August 9, 1974 in Middletown, New York) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ian Dante Snell (born October 30, 1981 in Dover, Delaware) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

† 15-day disabled list
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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Bryan Bullington (b. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Matthew Dicus Capps (born September 3, 1983 in Douglasville, Georgia) is a baseball relief pitcher who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... David Lawrence Davidson (born April 23, 1984 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada) is a minor league pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who is currently on their 40-man roster. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Phillip Anthony Dumatrait (born July 12, 1981 in Bakersfield, California) is an American Major League Baseball player in the Cincinnati Reds organization. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... John William Grabow is a left-handed relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Dámaso Sabinon Marté (born February 14, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Franquelis Antonio Osoria (born September 12, 1981, in Santiago, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Juan Pérez (3 September 1978– ) is a baseball player currently in the New York Mets farm system. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Rómulo Ignacio Sánchez (born April 28, 1984 in Carora, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Salomon Ramirez Torres (born March 11, 1972 in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a pitcher currently with the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... John Wesley Van Benschoten (Born April 14, 1980 in San Diego, California) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Shane Youman (born October 11, 1979, in New Iberia, Louisiana) is a Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Catchers

Infielders Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Ronny Paulino was born on April 21, 1981 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. ...

Outfielders Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... José Antonio Bautista (born October 19, 1980, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball infielder/outfielder and right-handed batter who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... José Castillo [cas-TEEL-lyo] (born March 19, 1982 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball second baseman who made his debut on April 7, 2004 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... César David Izturis (IPA pronunciation: ) (born February 10, 1980 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... David Adam LaRoche (born November 6, 1979 in Orange County, California), is a Major League Baseball player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Steve Pearce (born April 13, 1983 in Lakeland, Florida) is a professional baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Joshua Lee Phelps (born May 12, 1978, in Anchorage, Alaska) is a first baseman/designated hitter in the New York Yankees organization. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Frederick Phillip (Freddy) Sanchez, Jr. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jack Eugene Wilson (born December 29, 1977 in Westlake Village, California) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who has played with the Pittsburgh Pirates since 2001. ...

Pitchers

Infielders Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jason Raymond Bay (born September 20, 1978 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian baseball player, who plays left field for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nathan Richard McLouth (Born October 28, 1981 in Muskegon, MI) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nyjer Jamid Morgan (first name pronounced NIGH-juhr)...Left his home in California at the age of 16 to play four years of junior hockey in Canada, including a stint playing at the major junior level with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Xavier Nady Xavier Clifford Nady (born November 14, 1978 in Carmel, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder with the New York Mets. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kevin DeShawn Thompson (born September 18, 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a Minor League outfielder for the New York Yankees. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jonah James Bayliss (born August 13, 1980, in North Adams, Massachusetts) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sean Burnett was a pitcher from Wellington High School in Wellington Florida. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Brian Alan Rogers (born July 17, 1982 in Dallas, Texas) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Josh Sharpless (January 1, 1981 in Beaver, Pennsylvania - ) is a right-handed relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

Manager
  • Currently vacant

Coaches Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Brad Eldred, nicknamed BIG COUNTRY, is a rookie first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

  • 48 Flag of the United States Vacant (pitching)
  •  7 Flag of the United States Vacant (third base)
  • 17 Flag of the United States Vacanct (bullpen)
  • 15 Flag of the United States Jim Lett (bench)
  • 30 Flag of the United States Vacant (hitting)
  • 31 Flag of the United States Vacant (first base)


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Suspended list Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ryan Matthew Doumit (born April 3, 1981, in Moses Lake, Washington) is a Major League Baseball catcher/First baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Christopher Ellis Duffy (born April 20, 1980 in Brattleboro, Vermont) is a Major League Baseball player who plays outfield for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

  • Currently vacant

Minor league affiliations

League International League Division West Division Year founded 1902 Major League affiliation Pittsburgh Pirates Home ballpark Victory Field Previous home ballparks Perry Stadium City Indianapolis, Indiana Current uniform colors red, black Previous uniform colors Logo design A Native American design in red with white and black details with a black... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... The Altoona Curve are a minor league baseball team based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, named after nearby Horseshoe Curve. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... The Lynchburg Hillcats are a minor league baseball team in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... The Carolina League is a minor league baseball affiliation which operates in the South Atlantic region of the United States. ... Pittsburgh Pirates National League AAA Indianapolis Indians AA Altoona Curve A Lynchburg Hillcats Hickory Crawdads Williamsport Crosscutters R Bradenton Pirates The Hickory Crawdads are a Minor League Baseball team in Hickory, North Carolina, USA. They are a Class A team in the South Atlantic League, and have been a farm... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... League New York-Penn League Division Pinckney Division Year founded 1988 Major League affiliation Pittsburgh Pirates Home ballpark Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Previous home ballparks Skylands Park City University Park, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors navy blue, gold, yellow, cardinal red Previous uniform colors navy blue, red Logo design The... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Bradenton Pirates are a minor league baseball team in Bradenton, Florida. ... The Gulf Coast League is a minor league baseball league which operates in Florida. ... [ [ Image:VSL.gif|experiencia del ninguna de párrafo jugadores de poca o del liga del una de liga venezolana del verano es del la del derecha del la ] ] . en Venezuela de Aragua y Carabobo de los estados de los los del en del funciona del liga del la. ... The Dominican Summer League is a branch of affiliated minor league baseball which is played in the Dominican Republic. ...

Radio and television

The Pirates have chosen to end the longest relationship between a team and a radio station in American professional sports. KDKA first broadcast the Pirates on August 5, 1921; with Westinghouse foreman Harold Arlin behind the mic. Broadcasts ended in 1924, but returned in 1936. Except for a few years on WWSW in the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Pirates were on KDKA for 61 years. KDKA's 50,000-watt clear channel enabled Pirates fans across the eastern half of North America at night to hear the games. A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... In professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, athletes receive payment for their performance. ... KDKA is a U.S. class A clear channel AM radio station located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that operates on 1020 kHz. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Westinghouse logo (designed by Paul Rand) The Westinghouse Electric Company, headquartered in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is an organization founded by George Westinghouse in 1886. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... WBGG is a sports radio station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ...


That changed for the 2007 season, when the Pirates moved to FM talk radio station WPGB. The Pirates cited the desire to reach more people in the 25-54 age bracket coveted by advertisers. The acquisition of the rights means that Clear Channel Communications holds the rights to every major sports team in Pittsburgh. The Pirates have long had a radio network that has extended across four states. Stations for the 2007 season include Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland radio broadcasters. [4] The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... WPGB is a talk radio station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ...


Games are televised on Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh. There has been no over-the-air coverage of the Pirates since 2001, when some games were on WCWB. Also in the past games were shown on KDKA-TV, WPXI, and WPGH. Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... WPMY-TV is an affiliate of My Network TV in the Pittsburgh market. ... KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. ... WPXI Channel 11 is the NBC television affiliate based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... WPGH-TV is an television station bordcasting in the Pittsburgh area. ...


Announcers Lanny Frattare, Greg Brown, Bob Walk, John Wehner, and Steve Blass shuttle between the radio and TV booths. Lanny Fratare born March 23, 1948 in Rochester, NY, is a Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster. ... Greg Brown is currently an announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Fox Sports Pittsburgh and radio. ... Robert Vernon (Bob) Walk (Born November 26, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... John Paul Wehner (born June 29, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former outfielder and third baseman in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Steve Blass (born April 18, 1942 in Canaan, Connecticut) is a former Major League Baseball right handed pitcher and a current broadcast announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...


Logos & Uniforms

The Pirates have had many uniforms and logo changes over the years, with the only consistency being the "P" on the team's cap. It was adopted in the mid-1940's. Aside from style changes in the cap itself, the "P" logo has remained since.


The Pirates have long been innovators in baseball uniforms. In 1948, the team broke away from the patriotic "Red, White, & Blue" color scheme when they adopted the current black & gold color scheme, to match that of the colors of the Flag of Pittsburgh and, to a lesser extent at the time, the colors of the then-relatively unknown Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. While they weren't the first baseball team to do this, they were one of the first to do this permanently. Along with the San Francisco Giants, the Bucs are one of two pre-expansion National League teams that completely changed their colors, although red returned as an "accent color" in 1997 and remains today. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Steelers redirects here. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ...


In the late 1950's, the team adopted sleeveless jerseys. While not an innovation by the team (that honor goes to the Cincinnati Reds), the Pirates did help to popularize the look. The team brought back the vested jerseys in 2001, a style it has retained since, although the away jerseys said "Pittsburgh" in script instead of "Pirates." Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine...


To coincide with the move into Three Rivers Stadium in 1970, the team introduced pullover spandex uniforms, the first such team in baseball, and a look that would quickly be adopted by most other teams by the end of the decade. The Bucs ditched the pullover style in favor of the traditional button-down style in 1991, one of the last teams to switch. Three Rivers Stadium was a multi-purpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1970 through 2000. ... Example of spandex Spandex or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity (stretchability). ...


The Bucs were also innovators in third jerseys. Even though it would be the Oakland A's that would beat them to having such jerseys, the Pirates had four different uniform styles by the late 1970's, and would actually rotate (and sometimes mix, with painful results) the styles daily. A third jersey or alternate jersey is a sports teams alternate design for the previously established other two jerseys, the home and away outfits. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...


In 1976, the National League celebrated its 100th anniversary. To coincide with it, all NL teams wore old-style hats compete with horizontal pinstripes. After the season, the Pirates were the only team to adopt the hats permanently, and kept the hat through the 1986 season, which would be Barry Bonds rookie season with the team. The hats remain popular items in the throwback market. For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... Pin striping on a motorcycle fuel tank. ... // Template:1986 NL East standings 1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game 1986 Pittsburgh Pirates team page at Baseball Reference 1986 Pittsburgh Pirates team page at www. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Throwback uniforms and jerseys are one-time or limited-time variations on a sports teams uniforms styled to resemble uniforms from that teams past. ...


See also

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ DeValeria, Dennis and Jeanne Burke, Honus Wagner: A Biography. Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995, p.177
  4. ^ John Perrotto. "Baseball Plog", Beaver County Times, August 14, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Honoring First All-Minority Lineup", New York Times, Sept 17, 2006, p. Sports p. 2. 
  6. ^ "Royals make history with loss after 10 first-inning runs", Associated Press, Aug. 24, 2006. 
  7. ^ Paul Meyer. "The 10-run trail", August 27, 2006. 
  8. ^ Dejan Kovacevic. "Nutting becomes Pirates' principal owner", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 13, 2007. 
  9. ^ Jim Caple. "Pittsburgh's gem rates the best", ESPN Page2. 
  10. ^ Dejan Kovacevic. "Pirates' McClatchy to step down as CEO later this year", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 6, 2007. 
  11. ^ Dejan Kovacevic. "Pirates fire GM Littlefield; interim replacement is Graham", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 7, 2007. 
  12. ^ Paul Meyer. "Pirates to make it official today: Coonelly is club's new president", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 16, 2007. 
  13. ^ Paul Meyer. "Pirates hire Huntington as general manager", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 26, 2007. 
  14. ^ http://www.timesonline.com/site/printerFriendly.cfm?brd=2305&dept_id=478568&newsid=18893313
  15. ^ John Perrotto. "Baseball Plog", Beaver County Times, August 14, 2006. 
  16. ^ "Honoring First All-Minority Lineup", New York Times, Sept 17, 2006, p. Sports p. 2. 
  17. ^ Sporting News description and assertion of first combined extra-innings no hitter; Box score via Baseball Reference
  18. ^ [3]
  • Markusen, Bruce. The Team That Changed Baseball: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates. [5]. Yardley: Westholme Publishing. 2005. ISBN 1-59416-030-9
  • McCollister, John (1998). The Bucs!: The Story of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lenexa: Addax Publishing Group. ISBN 1-886110-40-9. 
  • Nemec, David (2004). The Beer and Whisky League : The Illustrated History of the American Association—Baseball's Renegade Major League. Guilford: The Lyons Press. ISBN 1-59228-188-5. 

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