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.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Continuing to Build on Their 2012 Base in 2013
The Pittsburgh Pirates appear to be meaningfully ahead of where they were in 2012, a year in which they were contenders for about a month and a half on either side of the All-Star Game before a late-season collapse took them into loss territory. That's because the Bucs' surge into positive territory started about a month earlier, around April 20th instead of May 20th. Therefore, they stand to do ...Quarter Poll: Analyzing the Pittsburgh Pirates' Hot Start to the Season
COMMENTARY | The Pittsburgh Pirates have reached the quarter point in a marathon season and find themselves only three wins behind the major league lead. The team has compiled a 23-17 record only a month and a half into the season, a record that is still only good enough to find them in third place in the National League Central.Team Report - PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Mercer gaining confidenceWhat Are the Pittsburgh Pirates Getting with Francisco Liriano?
COMMENTARY | Francisco Liriano will take the mound Saturday for the first time this season when the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Mets in New York City. His arrival in the big leagues is a welcomed sight for a starting pitching rotation with its share of injuries and disappointments, but should fans be excited for what Liriano brings to the table? Is he going to stick in the rotation and fill a ...Tossing Up Zeros: The Pittsburgh Pirates Excel at Blanking Opponents
COMMENTARY | Jeff Locke held the Houston Astros scoreless through seven innings Sunday, just long enough for Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli to come in and shut the door like they have so many times this season. It was a masterful performance for the young pup of the rotation, even if it was against the worst team in baseball. The feat marks the third time this season Locke has held opponents ...Is Clint Hurdle Mismanaging the Pittsburgh Pirates? Bullpen?
COMMENTARY | The Pittsburgh Pirates indisputably had one of the best bullpens in baseball during the first month of the season, a good thing considering the starting pitchers' inability to go deep into games. In fact, the Buccos' starters are some of the worst in the league in eating innings, which in turn puts added stress on the limited arms in the bullpen.Liriano dominates as Pirates edge Cubs 1-0
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Francisco Liriano's fastball is going where he wants it to. The Pittsburgh Pirates are following suit.Liriano stays perfect since return to Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Francisco Liriano's fastball is going where he wants it to. The Pittsburgh Pirates are following suit.Andrew McCutchen interviews Anthony Bourdain, talks ballpark grub and guilty food pleasures
Andrew McCutchen is more than a star outfielder and face of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also, apparently, is a budding TV host. McCutchen is starring in a new series called "All Stars With Andrew McCutchen" ? it debuted Tuesday on ? Continue reading ?LATEST NEWS
Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider hits a grand slam off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Shawn Camp during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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