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Pittsburgh Pirates

Test your baseball knowledge of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FANatical About Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) Pittsburgh became the first A.A. team to switch to the older National League in 1887.  At this time, what did the team renamed itself?

  • Pittsburgh Carmel

  • Pittsburgh Alleghenys

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

2) In 1900, who did the Pittsburgh Pirates pickup in a trade from the Louisville Colonels?

  • Miles Standish

  • Honus Wagner

  • Bill Stargell

3) When did the Pirates win their first World Series?

  • 1909

  • 1929

  • 1949

4) The Pirates originally played in Recreation, Union and Exposition Parks, all in what was then Allegheny CityWhen did the Pirates play their first major league game in Pittsburgh?

  • 1900

  • 1908

  • 1918

5) First ever Major League Baseball game broadcast on the radio, a game between the Pirates and the host Philadelphia Phillies aired August 5, 1921, on KDKA (AM) Pittsburgh.  The Pirates won the game 8-5.

  • True or False?

6) Who was NOT a nucleus of the Pirates' 1960 championship club?

  • Bill Mazeroski

  • Roberto Clemente

  • Mark Reynolds

7) Who was the slugger that became a fixture in the Pittsburgh lineup in the late 1960s?

  • Jim Mayberry

  • Tom Knotts

  • Willie Stargell

8) Clemente died in a plane crash on December 31, 1972 while accompanying a shipment of relief supplies to the victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. He had reached the milestone of 3,000 career hits, a standup double, just a few months earlier, on September 30, 1972, in what would prove to be his last regular-season hit.

  • True or False?

9) Adopting the popular song by the Philadelphia disco group Sister Sledge as their theme song, the 1979 Pirates held off the Montreal Expos to claim the pennant. The song was elevated from theme song to anthem status (and is still nearly synonymous with the '79 Pirates.  What was the song?

  • "We'll Win it All"

  • "Hitting All the Bases"

  • "We Are Family"

10) As a rookie in 1982, who played in every game and was named the Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News?

  • Johnny Ray

  • Ed Norton

  • Jerry Toout


Pittsburgh Pirates

  1. Pittsburgh Alleghenys
  2. Honus Wagner
  3. 1909
  4. 1908
  5. True
  6. Mark Reynolds
  7. Willie Stargell
  8. True
  9. "We Are Family"
  10. Johnny Ray

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