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Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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The Resume

    (1887- )
    Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Known as the Pittsburgh Allghenies (1887-88), Pittsburgh Pirates (1889- )
    Five World Series Championships (1909, 25, 60, 71, 79)
    Former and current Pirates include Honus Wagner, Fred Clarke, Cliff Chambers, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Barry Bonds, Bryan Giles
    Eight retired numbers include Billy Meyer's #1, Ralph Kiner's #4, Willie Stargell's #8, Bill Mazeroski's #9, Pie Traynor's #20, Roberto Clemente's #21, Honus Wagner's #33 and Danny Murtaugh's #40

Why they might be annoying:

    Babe Ruth hit his last three home runs against them (1935).
    They waited for 7 years after Jackie Robinson made his debut to feature a black player of their own (1954).
    They lost their first game at Three Rivers Stadium 3-2 against the Cincinnati Reds.
    They allowed Barry Bonds to leave the team.

Why they might not be annoying:

    They won their first game 6-2 against the Chicago White Sox.
    They were the first team to use a tarp to cover the infield during rain delays.
    They beat the Detroit Tigers, led by Ty Cobb, in game 7 of the 1909 World Series.
    They won their second World Series in a game 7 against the Washington Senators (1925).
    Roberto Clemente was made the everyday starting right fielder at the age of 20 (1955).
    Jesse Owens was a guest speaker at the ceremony for the opening of Three Rivers Stadium (1968).
    They featured what was considered the first all-minority lineup in MLB history (1971).
    Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash while he was on his way to an earthquake relief mission in Nicaragua.
    They won their fifth World Series in a game 7 against Baltimore.
    Barry Bonds became the second major leaguer to hit a minimum of 30 home runs and steal a minimum of 50 bases in the same season (1990).

Credit: His Name is Robert

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 35 Votes: 5.71% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 78 Votes: 47.44% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 71 Votes: 45.07% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 54 Votes: 64.81% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 42 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 31 Votes: 51.61% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 105 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 209 Votes: 64.59% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 252 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 306 Votes: 50.33% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 55 Votes: 41.82% Annoying