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Pittsburgh Pirates

Fast Facts About The Bucs

Batting Average (.259)

On-Base Percentage (.330)

Slugging Percentage (.404)

Brief History

The Pittsburgh pirates were originally known as the Pittsburgh Alleghenys. Lou Bierbauer signed with the team after the Philadelphia Athletics forgot to add him to the reserve list. Philadelphia called Pittsburgh's actions "piratical." The nickname stuck and in 1912 they were officially named the Pirates.

MLB Firsts

First MLB game broadcast on the radio (August 5, 1921)

First World Series night game (October 13, 1971)

First MLB team to have 20 consecutive losing seasons

Season Leaders

Home Runs Andrew McCutchen (25)

Hits Andrew McCutchen (172)

Wins Edinson Volquez

Strikeouts Francisco Liriano (175)

2015 Prediction

3rd in the Central