Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Baseball History – National League Central
Playing home baseball games out of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia The Pittsburgh Pirates are a member of The National League Central. The Pirates from the start were successful. They were established in 1881 but there was another Pittsburg baseball team prior, The Pittsburgh Burghers.
In 1887 The Pirates switched to the National League, which they currently play out of. During The 1800’s Horace Phillips bet on The Pittsburgh Pirates big time by purchasing and managing the team. Dennis McKnight eventually came along and bet on the Pittsburg Pirates and won. He included Phillips in the deal for him to stay on as manager.
The Pirates playing in the first World Series, which took place in 1903, however they did not win the World Series until 1909. Prior to these accomplishments The Pirates had won several pennants.
The pirates have played out of The Forbes Field from the years of 1909 to 1970. One of the most dominant baseball players in the early 1900’s was Honus Wagner, he contributed to the World Series of 1909. However the Pirates were not unstoppable, by 1920, Honus Wagner began to decline. Luckily The Pirates had some other great baseball players, which held them afloat. The baseball players included Max Carey, Pie Traynor, and Kiki Cuyler.
The Pirates got their MLB Baseball betting game together in the late twenties are started to play dynamic baseball. The sports bettors who bet on The Pittsburg Pirates to win the World Series must have been rewarded well.. They won The World Series in the 1927 MLB Baseball Season.
The pirates began to have some hard times as most baseball clubs did during the World War. Many of their players went of the fight for their country. After the War Ralph Kiner came into the pictures, he was an impeccable baseball player. He played for the Pirates for the MLB Baseball betting years 1946-1952. Even though the Pirates had Kiner, they continuously had losing seasons with him on the team.
Finally some businessmen big a big bet on the Pittsburg Pirates by purchasing the team. Amongst the new owners were Frank McKinney, and John W. Galbreath. This was the first time the team exchanged hands in almost forty years. New management was brought in and new, fresh, young, and aggressive baseball players were recruited.
The Pirates went to win the 1960 World Series as well and the 1970 and 1979 World Series as well. The Pirates have played baseball in a total of seven World Series to date. They have won five and were defeated in two.