your baseball knowledge of the
Pirates. Get up to bat in this
Alan's FANatical About Baseball
Trivia quiz. "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
Pittsburgh became the first A.A. team to switch to the older
National League in 1887. At this time, what did the team
2) In 1900,
who did the Pittsburgh Pirates pickup in a trade from the
3) When did
the Pirates win their first World Series?
Pirates originally played in Recreation, Union and Exposition
Parks, all in what was then Allegheny
City. When did the Pirates play their first
major league game in Pittsburgh?
ever Major League Baseball game broadcast on the radio, a game
between the Pirates and the host Philadelphia Phillies aired
August 5, 1921, on KDKA (AM) Pittsburgh. The Pirates won
the game 8-5.
6) Who was NOT
a nucleus of the Pirates' 1960 championship club?
7) Who was
the slugger that became a fixture in the Pittsburgh lineup in
the late 1960s?
died in a plane crash on December
31, 1972 while accompanying a shipment of relief
supplies to the victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. He had
reached the milestone of 3,000 career hits, a standup double,
just a few months earlier, on September
30, 1972, in what would prove to be his last
the popular song by the Philadelphia disco group Sister Sledge
as their theme song, the 1979 Pirates held off the Montreal
Expos to claim the pennant. The song was elevated from theme
song to anthem status (and is still nearly synonymous with the
'79 Pirates. What was the song?
Win it All"
All the Bases"
As a rookie in 1982, who played in every game and was named
the Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News?