A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1988

After being as close to a perpetual contender as any team in the National League East, the Pirates went through what was to my teenage eyes the worst three years imaginable. 1984, 1985 and 1986 saw the Pirates finish dead last each season. Back then, I thought that three year stretch of futility and hopelessness was the worst the team would ever experience. As Bob Seger once penned, ‘Wish I didn’t know now what I...

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This Date in Pirates History: November 11

Born on this date in 1898 was one of the greatest Pittsburgh Pirates players of all-time, Hall of Fame thirdbaseman, Harold “Pie” Traynor. He has the 9th highest average in team history, hitting .320 over his 17 seasons in the majors, all spent in Pittsburgh. He is seventh in team history in games played(1941) and at-bats(7559), sixth all-time in runs scored(1183) and doubles (371), fifth in total bases (3289) and fourth...

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