You might not realize it, but the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of MLB’s most storied and traditional franchises.
They actually have a positive record of 10687-10647, good for a .501 W-L%.
Perhaps more importantly, they won nine pennants and five World Series championships.
The last of those titles came in 1979, but the 1925 team managed to win in a very difficult environment with the New York Yankees, the Philadelphia Athletics, the New York Giants, and other top squads.
The local NHL team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, is bringing us all back to 1925 with their new threads to honor that excellent squad.
“Honoring the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates with some fresh fits for Fenway,” the Penguins’ official account tweeted.
Honoring the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates with some fresh fits for Fenway 💯 pic.twitter.com/6uSX8Etc5g
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 2, 2023
The Penguins are leading the Eastern Conference Wild Card standings with 44 points, the same as the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers.
The Penguins have five Stanley Cups, the most recent ones being the consecutive wins they achieved in 2016 and 2017.
They are eager to return to their glory days.
As for the Pirates, they remain one of MLB’s worst teams, but at least they have developed a few talented players in recent seasons.
Bryan Reynolds is actually one of the most sought-after outfielders in the trade market, after most of the big names in free agency went off the board.
The Bucs, however, haven’t made the playoffs since 2015 and look at least a couple of years away.