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Pittsburgh Pirates Information

The first time the name Pittsburgh Pirates was acknowledged on the team's jerseys was in 1912, but the name had been around long before. With the help of Honus Wagner (considered by many to be the best shortstop to ever play the game) the Pirates went to their first World Series in 1903, ultimately losing to the Boston Red Sox.

The team won its first World Series title in 1909, only to begin a streak of no success that culminated in a horrible 51-win 1918 season. With the combination of veteran outfielder Max Carey and youngsters like Pie Traynor and Kiki Cuyler, the Pirates won the 1925 World Series and made it once again to the Fall Classic in 1927. It was not until 1960 that the Pirates once again put together a good team. The team featured eight All-Stars, and won the World Series that year in dramatic fashion against the New York Yankees.

The 1960's were highlighted by the emergence of outstanding hitter and right fielder Roberto Clemente and the great defensive second b