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

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

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…

July 18, 1957: Luis Arroyo’s final victory for Pittsburgh

Anyone old enough to recall the spectacular 1961 major-league…

April 15, 1961: Bob Friend bests Don Drysdale in a record-setting game

Possibly the most intriguing thing about baseball is its unpredictability.…

September 1, 1971: Pirates field first all-Black lineup in baseball history

Willie Stargell, left, hugs his Pittsburgh Pirates teammate…

October 17, 1971: Blass, Clemente lead Pirates to victory in World Series Game 7

It was the culmination of the 1971 baseball season. Game Seven…

June 13, 1973: Pirates’ Steve Blass loses control

Steve Blass was arguably the best pitcher on the Pittsburgh Pirates…

September 16, 1975: Rennie Stennett leads Pirates rout with a record seven hits

While pulling on his gray Pittsburgh road uniform in the visitors’…

May 19, 1981: Jim Bibby’s near no-hitter

On the evening of Tuesday, May 19, 1981, a scant crowd of 5,514…

September 25, 1985: Rick Reuschel inspires struggling Bucs with strong finish

In late February 1985, Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Pete…

July 26, 2011: Braves beat Pirates in 19th inning on a controversial call

When a team goes through a two-decade slide like the one the…

September 9, 2013: Pittsburgh Pirates finally end 20-year losing drought

Despite the promise of the previous two seasons, by 2013 Pirates…

April 26, 2016: Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen hits three home runs at Coors Field

It was a chilly spring evening at Coors Field. The Pirates were…