The following is part of a new feature to the site from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker. The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history. This week John recaps the first Opening Day for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys, the first professional team to play in Pittsburgh.
I mentioned in an earlier article about the first game in NL history played by our current Pittsburgh Pirates, so I figured I'd post about that game this week. The Alleghenys had played well their last season in the American Association in 1886 finishing second and for the most part,they were the same team that made up the first Pittsburgh team in the NL the following year. Eleven players returned for the 1887 season, which at...
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