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Five Fun Facts About The Pittsburgh Pirates

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 12, 2014

The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of baseball’s oldest franchises. They have had their ups and owns over the years, but loyal fans of the team know they will be there year in and year out to catch all the action on the field. Here is a look at five fun facts about this legendary baseball team.

Willie Stargell on the Road!

The visiting field Willie Stargell hit more of his career home runs in than any other during his career was Wrigley Field in Chicago where he hit a total of 32 home runs.

Base Stealers

The first three Pittsburgh Pirates to steal 400 or more bases for the team were Honus Wagner, Max Carey, and Omar Moreno.

166 & 9

Slugger Dave Parker hit 166 of his 339 career home runs while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also hit nine career home runs in games against the Pirates.

An All-Star Game Triple

The first Pittsburgh Pirates player to hit a triple in an All-Star Game was Vince DiMaggio in 1943.

Who’s On First?

From 2009 to 2014, a span of six years, the Pittsburgh Pirates had six different opening day first basemen: Adam LaRoche, Jeff Clement, Lyle Overbay, Garrett Jones, Gaby Sanchez, and Travis Ishikawa.

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