Stadium Guide by Baseball Tripper
The very first game of the Pittsburgh Pirates dates back to April 15, 1876 which was played at Union Field. The Pirates were originally called The Alleghenys because of the Allegheny River that runs through Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Baseball in the city was returned in 1882 for good when Pittsburgh reformed and joined the American Association. Famous Hall of Famers have also played for the team like: Honus Wagner, Fred Clarke and Rube Waddell who all played key roles with winnings in 1901,1902,1903 and winning a World Championship in 1909. During the 1909 season they announced the turn of an exciting era. The team had started playing at a new field also known as Forbes Field. This field would be the home of the team for the next six decades and would hold many once in a lifetime memories. Then in 1970 they made another turn for their home field to Three Rivers Stadium which would also hold many beautiful memories. The team is also referred to as the “Bucs” or the “Buccos” because the name buccaneer is a synonym for the word pirate.
The new and improved home of the Pirates is also known as PNC Park which has been the team’s home since 2001. After a couple years of edicore baseball the Pirates received several star players from the Louisville Colonels. In the early 1900s the Pirates were easily one of the best baseball teams in the country. With all these new star players on the team they were pretty hard to beat. With these great players being traded from other stunner teams the original players from the Pirates wanted to try harder because they realized how good they were becoming. The team winning more games also meant more fans were coming to watch their games and see how the team was developing.