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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