Pittsburgh Pirates Details
The Pirates joined the National League in 1887 and played in the first-ever World Series in 1903. They lost in eight games to the Boston Americans in a best-of-nine series. But the Pirates bounced back quickly and won their first World Series in 1909. Legendary shortstop Honus Wagner was the cornerstone of those early Pirates teams. Wagner was one of the first five inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He received as many votes as Babe Ruth and finished seven votes behind Ty Cobb.
In total, the Pirates have won five World Series titles. Their most recent came in 1979, in a Game 7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The Pirates were considered underdogs in the series and were the last team to win a World Series Game 7 on the road until the 2014 San Francisco Giants did it in their World Series win over the Royals. Willie Stargell, who hit for a .400 batting average in the series, was the series MVP. He also hit seven extra-base hits, tying a World Series record. Stargell is now a member of the hall of fame, and his #8 is retired by the Pirates.
The Pirates have had some successful periods after their World Series win. They had a run of three consecutive division titles from 1990-1992 but have not won their division since they moved to the NL Central in 1994. From 2013-2015, after a 20 year absence, the Pirates qualified for the playoffs in a wild card spot. They played in the NLDS in 2013 but lost the Wild Card Game in 2014 and 2015.
In 2017, the Pirates finished fourth in the NL Central and missed the playoffs. The team appears to be moving towards rebuilding: they traded pitcher Gerrit Cole to the Astros for a group of young players during the offseason. They also traded popular outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants. McCutchen led the Pirates in home runs in 2017.
The Pirates’ home field is PNC Park, which opened in 2001.
How to buy Pittsburgh Pirates tickets
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When do Pirates playoff tickets go on sale?
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Pittsburgh Pirates schedule
For a list of upcoming Pirates games, feel free to browse the game listings above, or visit our Pirates Schedule page for Pirates game results, scores, the team record, and future games. The 2018 Pirates regular season runs from March 29, 2018 to September 30, 2018.
How much do Pirates tickets cost?
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When do the Pirates play the Phillies?
This 2018 season, dates for Pirates vs. Phillies games are scheduled for July 6th, 7th, and 8th at PNC park and April 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd at Citizens Bank Park.
Pittsburgh Pirates Top Matchups
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a number of exciting matchups this season, see below for their top rivalries.