14 Facts About Pittsburgh Pirates

1. The Pittsburgh Pirates originally selected eight players to go to the fall league.

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2. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a potential new shortstop on their club for 2019.

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3. The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded outfielder Jordan Luplow and infielder but don't expect to see either in Pittsburgh in the next four years.

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4. On February 18, 2016, the Pittsburgh Pirates unveiled a new throwback alternate uniform in the style of the 1979 team.

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5. On December 13, 2014, the Pittsburgh Pirates unveiled a new camo alternate jersey, which honors the soldiers in the Armed Forces.

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6. The Pittsburgh Pirates ditched the pullover style in favor of the traditional button-down style in 1991, one of the last teams to switch.

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7. Along with the San Francisco Giants, the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of two pre-expansion National League teams that completely changed their colors, although red returned as an "accent color" in 1997 and remained until 2009.

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8. The Pittsburgh Pirates have long had a radio network that has extended across four states.

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9. In 2007, the Pittsburgh Pirates chose to end the longest relationship between a team and a radio station in American professional sports.

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10. On September 21, 1963 the Pittsburgh Pirates were the first MLB team to have an African-American manager in Gene Baker, as he filled in for Danny Murtaugh.

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11. In 2013 the Pittsburgh Pirates became the seventh MLB team to reach 10,000 all-time wins.

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12. The Pittsburgh Pirates made the playoffs in both 2014 and 2015, losing in the Wild Card Game both times.

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13. The Pittsburgh Pirates have had many ups and downs during their long history, most famously winning the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees on a game-winning walk-off home run by Bill Mazeroski, the only time that Game 7 of the World Series has ever ended with a home run.

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14. The Pittsburgh Pirates are often referred to as the "Bucs" or the "Buccos".

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