As mentioned here several times, the Pirates began play in the National League in 1887 after spending their first five seasons in the American Association. They compiled a record of 236-296 from 1882-1886 with their best season coming in 1886 when they went 80-57, good enough for 2nd in the AA that year. In this article I will recap the first ten years in the National League, as they went from the Alleghenys to the Innocents (unofficially in 1890) to becoming the Pirates, as well as who helped them go and where they ended up from 1887-1896. I've highlighted all the past stories for more information on each player or season for your convenience.
First I'll start with the players they had who went on to the Hall of Fame.
Jake Beckley - Big power hitting 1b joined the...
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