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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pittsburgh Pirates

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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, in addition to the distinction of playing in the first modern World Series. The Pirates are also often referred to as the Bucs or sometimes the Buccos (derived from buccaneer).

First franchise to win a World Series on a home run (1960 World Series) in the decisive 7th game. The only other team to meet this feat is the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993, who accomplished it in the 6th game of the Series (non-decisive, i.e. there would have been another game had they lost this one). First ever Major League Baseball game broadcast on the radio, a game between the Pirates and the host Philadelphia Phillies aired August 5, 1921, on KDKA (AM) Pittsburgh. The Pirates won the game 8–5.

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Retired Numbers1, 4, 8, 9, 11, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42
Colors


  • Black, gold, white


              
Name


  • Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present)




  • Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1887–1889)

  • Allegheny (1882–1886)


(Also referred to as "Infants" in 1890 and Pittsburg for a time)
Other nicknames


  • The Bucs, The Buccos


Ballpark


  • PNC Park (2001–present)

  • Three Rivers Stadium (1970–2000)

  • Forbes Field (1909–1970)

  • Exposition Park (II) (1891–1909)

  • Recreation Park (1884–1890)

  • Exposition Park (I) (1882–1883)


Major league titles
World Series titles (5)1909 • 1925 • 1960 • 1971
1979
NL Pennants (9)1979 • 1971 • 1960 • 1927
1925 • 1909 • 1903 • 1902
1901
  
Central Division titles (0)None
East Division titles (9)1970 • 1971 • 1972 • 1974
1975 • 1979 • 1990 • 1991
1992