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Slow starts a troubling trend for Pirates

Slow starts a troubling trend for Pirates

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Pittsburgh Pirates — one of the most unsuccessful teams in sports until recent years — are officially stuck in mediocrity. From 1993-2012, the Pirates suffered an unprecedented 20 consecutive losing seasons. The streak marked the longest of any professional team in the United States’ fo...

Bell helps propel Bucs into position for run at a division crown

Bell helps propel Bucs into position for run at a division crown

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

By surging into the All-Star break as one of the hottest teams in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates positioned themselves to make a run at an elusive National League Central Division title during the second half of the season. After a nightmarish slump saw the Pirates lose 13 of 15 games and fall a ...

Kang’s return forces Hurdle to make tough decisions with crowded infield

Kang’s return forces Hurdle to make tough decisions with crowded infield

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Some players in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ already deep infield might have trouble staying relevant with the triumphant return of multi-talened infielder Jung-ho Kang. Professional sports teams are always searching for ways to add depth to their rosters. This is especially true in baseball, where teams...

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