Editor's note: 2018 The National Pastime

By Cecilia M. Tan

This article was published in the 2018 The National Pastime.

A note from the editor of The National Pastime. SABRen, welcome to “The Burgh,” home to some truly significant episodes in baseball history, being not only the home to the great Negro Leagues teams the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords, but to a major-league team who came by their name honestly — no pun intended — for what others called the “piratical” practice of poaching players. The articles in this volume are arranged roughly chronologically, starting from the opening of Forbes Field in 1909 and carrying through to . . .

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