In the early 1900s, the Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the NL's most dominant teams, powered by super shortstop Honus Wagner. Wagner was to his time what Alex Rodriguez is to the contemporary MLB. The Pirates have won five World Series in 1909, 1925, 1960, 1971 and 1979. The put great teams together in the early 1990s as well, with Barry Bonds and Bobby Bonilla carrying the load.
The Pittsburgh Pirates Show They Aren?t Intimidated by the Cincinnati Reds
COMMENTARY | It's a drama that has its origins in a game from August 2012, a time when Cincinnati Red's closer Aroldis Chapman intentionally hit Andrew McCutchen with a 101 mph fastball to the arm. Beaning batters to make a statement is nothing new and is almost as old as the game itself. But there is definitely a wrong way to do it, and the Reds have excelled at it.Is Charlie Morton the Answer for the Pittsburgh Pirates? Pitching Rotation?
COMMENTARY | More than a year after going under the knife for Tommy John surgery, Pittsburgh Pirates' righty Charlie Morton might reclaim his roster spot in the big leagues after pitching some mediocre baseball in the minors.Pittsburgh Pirates Face Adversity Before the All-Star Break
The Pittsburgh Pirates have to be thinking that all they need to do is keep their heads above water until the All-Star break. The fear that another late-season collapse is impending can?t be weighing on their minds. The Bucs, who fell 4-1 to the Reds last night in the first game of a four-game set, have been fighting through adversity all year. Pitchers have been dropping like flies, each ...The Five Worst First-Round Busts Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates
COMMENTARY | By virtue of 20 consecutive losing seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates consistently have earned the right to pick near the start of the draft.Kentwood High catcher Reese McGuire signs with Pittsburgh Pirates
Recent Kentwood High School graduate Reese McGuire signed a professional contract Tuesday with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Team Report - PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Tensions have been high between Bucs and RedsPittsburgh Pirates to wand fans in wake of Boston
PITTSBURGH (AP) ? The Pittsburgh Pirates say they'll begin using metal detector wands to search fans as part of an overall effort to beef up security at PNC Park in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. Cincinnati Reds go deep on Pittsburgh Pirates in 4-1 win, plus more NL scores
Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier hit upper-deck homers off left-hander Francisco Liriano, and the Cincinnati Reds moved a season-high 15 games over .500 by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Monday night.Pittsburgh Pirates: What Did the Team Get with Their First Round Draft Picks?
COMMENTARY | Predicting success for any baseball draft pick is an exercise in futility, given their young age and unpolished skills coupled with the fact that Major League Baseball is the hardest professional sports league for amateurs to break in to.The Pittsburgh Pirates Are Halfway to Their First Winning Season in 20 Years
COMMENTARY | Let's not get too excited here. We're all aware of the late-season collapses the past two years, how the bottom fell out so fast and so hard that it left fans with a disgusting, bitter taste for the entire offseason. There are plenty of fans today who simply can't or won't root for the Pirates early in the season, given their propensity to break hearts at a moment's notice ...
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