Playing in the Central Division of the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball franchise based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1881 as Pittsburgh Allegheny, the franchise joined the National League in 1887 in its eighth season, eventually changing their name in 1912 to the present day Pittsburgh Pirates. Playing in several stadiums in their long existence, the Pirates now call PNC Park home.
Finding success from the beginning, the Pirates saw three NL titles from 1901 to 1903 and a World Series win in 1909 behind famed slugger Honus Wagner; four more World Series titles were earned, along with nine NL Pennants and three Wild Card berths. These great accomplishments are credited to the incredible players that have wotn the Pirates black and gold, including Roberto Clemente, Bill Mazeroski and Willie Stargell. Now on the hunt for their next World Series victory, the Pirates are stack full of the future MLB legends like Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte.
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-World Series Wins: 1090, 1925, 1960, 1971, 1979
-Retired Numbers: Billy Meyer (1), Ralph Kiner (4), Willie Stargell (8), Bill Mazeroski (9), Paul Waner (9), Pie Traynor (20), Roberto Clemente (21), Honus Wagner (33), Danny Murtaugh (40)
-Current Stars: Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte
Most popular Pittsburgh Pirates players: Gerrit Cole
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