May 10, 1882: Pittsburgh hosts its first major-league game

The charter Allegheny club of the fledgling American Association…

April 22, 1891: The storm after the rain: Cubs get best of Pirates on Opening Day

Surely, preparation would not be an issue for Pittsburgh’s…

September 20, 1907: Nick Maddox tosses first no-hitter in Pirates' history

From Pittsburgh’s inaugural season in the National League,…

June 29, 1909: Pirates bid farewell to Exposition Park in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Pirates came home from a six-game road trip to…

June 30, 1909: Forbes Field, Pirates' house of thrills, celebrates Opening Day

It was a brilliant day for a ballgame. The skies were clear and…

July 3, 1910: Pirates' Chief Wilson hits for the cycle

On July 3, 1910, the reigning world champion Pittsburgh Pirates…

August 22, 1912: Honus Wagner hits for the cycle, but Pirates fall to Giants

Before a sold-out and boisterous Forbes Field crowdi , future…

October 2, 1920: Reds, Pirates split three games in the last major-league tripleheader

 “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!”…

June 30, 1921: Pirates' Moses 'Chief' Yellow Horse defeats Reds' Adolfo Luque

All major-league franchises have had their share of noteworthy…

June 20, 1925: Cuyler, Carey, and Co. steamroll Brooklyn on Father's Day

Promoted as a Father’s Day game because Sunday ball still ran…

June 19, 1934: Pie Traynor replaces George Gibson as Pirates manager

 When Pie Traynor reached the major leagues1 as a 21-year-old…

April 27, 1938: Arky Vaughan slams Cubs, edges Cubs

The Pittsburgh Pirates began the 1938 season on a hot streak.…

May 4, 1938: Lloyd Waner’s big game with 4 hits, 5 RBIs lifts Pirates

The 1938 season was a good one for the Pittsburgh Pirates: a…

May 30, 1939: Johnny Rizzo sets Pirates record with nine RBIs in a game

Jason Bay of the Pittsburgh Pirates had eight RBIs in a game…

August 27, 1949: Tiny Bonham's last game

The Pittsburgh Pirates were firmly entrenched in sixth place…

September 23, 1951: Murry Dickson wins 20th game for seventh-place Pirates

After competing for the 1948 National League pennant before finishing…

June 6, 1952: Murry Dickson and the Bucs shave 'The Barber'

On paper the game appeared to be a mismatch between teams on…