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UnCategorized 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. The Pirates are also often referred to as the "Bucs" or sometimes the "Buccos" (derived from buccaneer, a synonym for pirate). The franchise joined the National League in its sixth season in 1887 and was .petitive from its early years, winning three National League titles from 1901 to 1903, playing in the very first World Series in 1903 and winning their first World Series in 1909 behind Honus Wagner. The Pirates have had many ups and downs during their long history, most famously winning the 1960 World Series on a walk-off home run by Bill Mazeroski, the only time that Game 7 of the World Series has ever ended with a home run. They also won the 1971 World Series behind Roberto Clemente and the 1979 World Series under the slogan "We Are Family", led by "Pops" Willie Stargell. Overall the Pirates have won five World Series and lost two. The five that the Pirates won were all seven-game Series. After a run of regular-season success in the early 1990s, the Pirates have struggled more recently, with 18 consecutive losing seasons to date, the longest in North American professional sports. At the same time, the promising 2011 season represents the latest point, weeks after the All Star break, that the Pirates have held first place in the NL Central standings since 1992. In the off season of 2010 Pirates hired a new manager Clint Hurdle. Hurdle was a part of the Colorado Rockies 2007 NL Pennant. On May 9, 2011, the Pirates defeated the Dodgers to bring the team’s W-L to .514, the first time over .500 in May since 2004. On July 8, the Pirates defeated the Cubs to enter the All-Star break above the .500 mark for the first time since 1992. The Pirates also sent three players to the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game with the selections of Kevin Correia, Joel Hanrahan and Andrew McCutchen. This marked the first time since 1990 that the team had three All-Stars on the National League team.On July 15, and again on July 18, the Pirates moved into first place of the NL Central. This marked the first two times that the Pirates were in first place this late in the season since 1997. Starting in late July rumblings of "America’s Team" began to surface. This was in part due to the record length of prior losing seasons and in part due to the no salary cap policy of MLB. People from different parts of the country were sympathetic towards the Pirates as they still had one of the lowest payrolls in baseball . Despite having some notable fans including former part-owner Bing Crosby and more recently Regis Philbin,the Pirates are considered by most to be a distant third in Pittsburgh behind the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins in popularity among Pittsburgh’s three major professional sports teams. Many surveys have backed up this finding as well.[57] However, due to their long history in Pittsburgh dating back to 1882, the team has retained a strong loyal following in the Pittsburgh region. While the team’s recent struggles .pared to Pittsburgh’s other two teams can be partly to blame (since the Pirates last World Series championship in 1979, the Steelers have won the Super Bowl and the Penguins the Stanley Cup three times each, including both in 2009), distractions off the field have also caused the team’s popularity to slip in the city. While the team was ranked first in Pittsburgh as recent as the late 1970’s,the Pittsburgh drug trials in 1985 and two relocation threats since are believed to have also seen the team’s popularity dipped.The team’s standing among fans has, however, improved since PNC Park opened in 2001. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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