Pittsburgh Pirates Statistics Overview
The Pittsburgh Pirates were established in 1882 and now play their home games at PNC Park. They are a member of the National League Central Division. The Pirates have won five World Series Championships and nine National League Pennants. The franchise has qualified for the MLB playoffs on sixteen occasions and has an overall record of 9961-9857. The Pirates biggest rivals are the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Last Four MLB Seasons
2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds
To Win the World Series: +5000
To Win the National League: +2500
Cincinnati Reds 2011/2012 Betting Statistics
Straight Up: 79-83
Against the line: 85-76
Over vs Under: 69-84-9
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting History
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2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule
The Pittsburgh Pirates will play 162 games during the 2013 MLB schedule. The Pirates face a tough start to the season which includes a series against arch rivals the Philadelphia Phillies who have had their number in recent years. The Pirates have not had a winning season since 1992 which has affected Pittsburgh Pirates tickets sales.
Pittsburgh Pirates Franchise History:
The Pittsburgh Pirates were established in 1882 and joined the National League in 1887. It did not take long for the Pirates to find success with the franchise winning three straight National League Pennants from 1901 to 1903. In 1903 the Pirates played in the first ever World Series but lost to the Boston Americans (Red Sox) in eight games. Six years later the Pirates returned to the World Series but this time was victorious. After a brief period decline in the 1910s the Pirates returned to their winning ways in the 1925 World Series. The Pirates struggled through the 1940s and 1950s but in 1960 claimed their third World Series. The Pirates were competitive for the most of the 1960s but it was 1970 that started the most successful period in franchise history. The franchise won the 1971 and 1979 World Series Titles and won six division titles in the decade. Pittsburgh have failed to return to their lofty heights, appearing in the MLB playoffs just three times since their last World Series victory. Remarkably, the Pirates have not had a winning season since 1992 – the longest losing streak in MLB and American professional sporting history.
Pittsburgh Pirates Offensive Star: Andrew McCutchen
Andrew McCutchen was drafted in the first round of the 2005 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. McCutchen was highly regarded as a major league prospect during his time in the minor leagues and made his debut in the majors in 2009. The center fielder had an impressive rookie season and was named Baseball American Rookie of the Year. McCutchen maintained this stellar form in 2010 and was considered unlucky not be selected for the MLB All-Star game. He didn’t have to wait long to make his All-Star game debut as he was selected in 2011. 2012 was a career year for McCutchen who won the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award as well as being named National League Most Outstanding Player. Already a member of baseballs elite at just twenty-six years of age McCutchen has the potential to become the leading offensive player in Baseball.
Pittsburgh Pirates Defensive Star: A.J. Burnett
A.J. Burnett was selected in the eighth round of the 1995 MLB draft by the New York Mets. Burnett was traded to the Florida Marlins, before making his major league debut, and in 1999 was promoted to the main roster. Since 1999, Burnett has been one of the most consistent and durable pitchers in Major League Baseball. The thirty-six-year-old has played the Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates; winning World Series titles with the Marlins and the Yankees. Burnett is a prolific strikeout artist and in 2008 led the American League in the statistic. Burnett joined the Pirates in 2012 and played a large role in the franchise finishing the year with their best record since 1998. Despite his veteran status Burnett is the undisputed leader of the Pirates bullpen.
Pittsburgh Pirates Manager: Clint Hurdle
Clint Hurdle ended his playing career in 1987 and after several seasons as a coach was named Colorado Rockies manager in 2002. Hurdle was the most successful manager in Rockies history and led the franchise to their first ever World Series in 2007. After the Rockies poor start to the 2009 season he was fired but returning to managing with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011. The Pirates have improved significantly under Hurdle and in 2012 went extremely close to their first winning season since 1993. Hurdle is under immense pressure from loyal Pirates fans to finally end the franchises losing drought.
Cincinatti Reds - MLB Team StatisticsLeague: National
Ballpark: PNC Park
World Series Titles: 5 (1909, 1925, 1960, 1971, 1979)
League Pennants: 9 (1901, 1902, 1903, 1909, 1925, 1927, 1960, 1971, 1979)
Division Titles: 9 (1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1992)
Playoff Appearances: 16(1901, 1902, 1903, 1909, 1925, 1927, 1960, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1992)
Overall Record: 9961-9857
Biggest Rivals: Philadelphia Phillies
Manager: Clint Hurdle
General Manager: Neal Huntington
Legenday Players: Barry Bonds, Roberto Clemente, Arky Vaughan
Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule - MLB 2013