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The Fall and Rise of the Pittsburgh Pirates: 100 Moments From The Streak

The Fall and Rise of the Pittsburgh Pirates: 100 Moments From The Streak

With the Pirates winning game 82 tonight, I wanted to do something to recap the 20 years of losing. I thought about doing a chart recapping the high and low points since 1992 with a line graph. That led to me gathering any key moments during the losing streak. I looked through every single season and looked at every key moment during the streak. Some of the moments led to the current winning team. Some of the older moments were big reasons why the Pirates lost for so long. Some moments were insignificant in the long-term, and sometimes even in the short-term, but became legend during the streak.

I documented them all, and originally was going to go with a straight list of events. Then the Pirates lost last Wednesday, so I decided to expand with a few thoughts. They kept losing, and I kept expanding my thoughts, leading to a much longer article than I anticipated. But the result is that I feel I've captured almost every key moment, big and small, during the losing streak. There might...

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