Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are a professional baseball team that plays in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates are a member of the Central division in the National League (NL). Founded in 1882, the team was originally known as the Allegheny and then the Pittsburgh Allegheny. They did not change their name to the Pirates until 1891. The team has won nine NL Pennants and five World Series titles but none of either since 1979. The Pirates won nine division titles as a member of the NL East but since the founding of the NL Central in 1994, the Pirates have not won a division title. The team has clinched Wild Card berths in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

The Pirates play their home games at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The team has done many things with PNC Park to honor MLB Hall of Famer and 15 time All-Star Roberto Clemente who died in a plane crash while still a member of the Pirates in 1972. One of the most famous monuments to Clemente was the renaming of the Sixth Street Bridge in his honor. The bridge can be seen behind centerfield in the open air stadium. Along with Clemente, the Pirates have 12 other players inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame including Ralph Kiner, Willie Stargell, and Honus Wagner.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Head Coach: Derek Shelton

League: MLB

Conference: National League

Division: NL Central