As I mentioned earlier in the week, today's game will be the third time the Pittsburgh Pirates have played a home game not in Pittsburgh. That's not technically true, just easier to say than explaining that where the Pirates originally played was actually called Allegheny City before becoming part of Pittsburgh in 1907. If you want to be 100% accurate, the Alleghenys/Pirates didn't play a game in Pittsburgh until that merger/reorganization in 1907. Actually, 100% accuracy would note that the Pirates had about five different names between 1890-95, but I digress.
Ignoring that brief history lesson, let's focus on the two times the Alleghenys played a home game outside of Pittsburgh/Allegheny City in their history. In 1890, the Alleghenys were even worse than this year's Bristol Pirates. T...
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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.