The story of the Pittsburgh Pirates goes back to the early days of Major League Baseball.
Pittsburgh was one of the very first United States cities to have a professional baseball
team. As far back as 1876 the city hosted a minor league team called the Alleghenies. After
disbanding in 1877, the Alleghenies joined the American Association in 1882. Pittsburgh had had
a League team since 1882 and officially joined the National League in and the Pittsburgh Pirates were established. This season, Pittsburgh Pirates
tickets are available as they continue their annual quest for a great season.
The competitive Pirates first played in a World Series in 1903. They actually won their first of
five World Series Championships in 1909. Honus Wagner who is considered to be one of the
greatest professional players was on that team. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for that first World Series
win would be quite a collector's item today. Probably the most famous Series the Pirates
have won was against the Yankees in 1960. The seven
game Series against the heavily favored Yankees was won in the ninth inning by the
unforgettable home run that Bill Mazeroski hit. Other notable Pirate players have been Roberto
Clemente and Willie Stargell. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets to see such Hall of Fame players have
always been available to the general public. A team such as the Pirates with a 136 year
legacy deserves fan support by buying Pittsburgh Pirates tickets.
The Pirates have always had great fan support throughout the club's numerous years. Even
as the team experienced various surges and declines periodically, Pirate supporters have stayed
loyal. This has been evidenced in steady sales of Pittsburgh Pirates tickets even in lean
years. Many individuals who have moved from Pittsburgh still consider themselves to be
loyal fans. The city takes great pride in its loyalty to the Pirates from business, the media,
and its residents. The Pirates enjoy the state-of-the-art PNC Park that is highly
respected as a Major Baseball League leader for style, fan comfort, and affordable
Pittsburgh Pirates tickets. The Pirates Franchise, The city of Pittsburgh, and the loyal fans
have partnered together to support the team. Pittsburgh's many global
business partners helped keep the Pirates from being sold and relocated during the franchise's
Before PNC Park became the home for the Pirates, Forbes Field and Three Rivers Stadium
served well as home fields. Three Rivers was open for 30 years and Forbes Field served the
Pirates for 61 years. Three prior stadiums served the city team for a total of 26 years. All
three of these ball parks always offered Pittsburgh Pirates tickets that
were easily obtainable.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are surging in 2012 and intend to finish as a strong contender. With
such a great history, fan support, and tremendous facilities the Pirates have proved
themselves to be a credit to Baseball. As a resident or when visiting the city, take advantage
of obtaining Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for an enjoyable experience.