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Franchise History for the the Pittsburgh Pirates. A franchise is a perpetual entity that exists over time as a single entity, regardless of its location. The franchise section for the Major Leagues tracks a franchise through its evolution of relocations and name changes. Outside of a change of ballpark and ownership, a relocated franchise will often retain the majority of its players and often their front office.
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Franchise History - Pittsburgh Pirates

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  • YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2019Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1626993.42622.051425000StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprClint HurdlePNC Parkdnq
    2018Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1618279.50913.04714692693-1StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprClint HurdlePNC Parkdnq
    2017Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1627587.46317.04922668731-63StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprClint HurdlePNC Parkdnq
    2016Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1617883.48425.03818729758-29StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprClint HurdlePNC Parkdnq
    2015Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1629864.6052.0222697596101StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprClint HurdlePNC ParkLost NL Wild-Card Game (Cubs)
    2014Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1628874.5432.025968263151StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprClint HurdlePNC ParkLost NL Wild-Card Game (Giants)
    2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1629468.5803.023563457757StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprClint HurdlePNC ParkLost in 1st Round (Cardinals)
    2012Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1627983.48818.041017651674-23StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprClint HurdlePNC Parkdnq
    2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1627290.44424.041223610712-102StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprClint HurdlePNC Parkdnq
    2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral16257105.35234.061630587866-279StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJohn RussellPNC Parkdnq
    2009Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1616299.38528.561529636768-132StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJohn RussellPNC Parkdnq
    2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1626795.41430.561427735884-149StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJohn RussellPNC Parkdnq
    2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1626894.42017.061629724846-122StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJim TracyPNC Parkdnq
    2006Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1626795.41416.551527691797-106StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJim TracyPNC Parkdnq
    2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1626795.41433.061528680769-89StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Lloyd McClendon, Pete MackaninPNC Parkdnq
    2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1617289.44732.551120680744-64StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Lloyd McClendonPNC Parkdnq
    2003Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1627587.46313.041120753801-48StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Lloyd McClendonPNC Parkdnq
    2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1617289.44724.541322641730-89StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Lloyd McClendonPNC Parkdnq
    2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral16262100.38331.061630657858-201StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Lloyd McClendonPNC Parkdnq
    2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1626993.42626.051326793888-95StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Gene LamontThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1617883.48418.53714775782-7StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Gene LamontThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1998Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1626993.42633.061325650718-68StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Gene LamontThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1627983.4885.02815725760-35StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Gene LamontThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1627389.45115.051123776833-57StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LeylandThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1445886.40327.051426629736-107StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LeylandThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1145361.46513.031017466580-114StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LeylandThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1627587.46322.05919707806-99StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LeylandThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1629666.593-12369359598StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LeylandThree Rivers StadiumLost NLCS (Braves)
    1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1629864.605-111768632136StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LeylandThree Rivers StadiumLost NLCS (Braves)
    1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1629567.586-112733619114StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LeylandThree Rivers StadiumLost NLCS (Reds)
    1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1627488.45719.051020637680-43StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LeylandThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1608575.53115.0241065161635StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LeylandThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1987Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1628082.49415.04614723744-21StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LeylandThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1626498.39544.061226663700-37StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LeylandThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast16157104.35443.561226568708-140StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Chuck TannerThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1627587.46321.56101961556748StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Chuck TannerThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1983Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1628478.5196.0251165964811StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Chuck TannerThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1982Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1628478.5198.0471372469628StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Chuck TannerThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1981Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1024656.451-0920407425-18StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Chuck TannerThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1628379.5128.0361266664620StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Chuck TannerThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1629864.605-112775643132StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Chuck TannerThree Rivers StadiumWon World Series (Orioles)
    1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1618873.5471.5251068463747StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Chuck TannerThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1629666.5935.023773466569StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Chuck TannerThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1976Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1629270.5689.023470863078StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1975Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1619269.571-124712565147StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughThree Rivers StadiumLost NLCS (Reds)
    1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1628874.543-13775165794StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughThree Rivers StadiumLost NLCS (Dodgers)
    1973Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1628082.4942.5371370469311StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Bill Virdon, Danny MurtaughThree Rivers Stadiumdnq
    1972Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1559659.619-111691512179StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Bill VirdonThree Rivers StadiumLost NLCS (Reds)
    1971Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1629765.599-113788599189StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughThree Rivers StadiumWon World Series (Orioles)
    1970Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1628973.549-12572966465StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughThree Rivers StadiumLost NLCS (Reds)
    1969Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast1628874.54312.036972565273StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Larry Shepard, Alex GrammasForbes Fielddnq
    1968Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1628082.49417.0661258353251StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Larry ShepardForbes Fielddnq
    1967Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1628181.50020.56611679693-14StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Harry Walker, Danny MurtaughForbes Fielddnq
    1966Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1629270.5683.0334759641118StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Harry WalkerForbes Fielddnq
    1965Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1629072.5567.033667558095StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Harry WalkerForbes Fielddnq
    1964Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1628082.49413.0661166363627StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughForbes Fielddnq
    1963Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1627488.45725.08815567595-28StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughForbes Fielddnq
    1962Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1619368.5788.044570662680StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughForbes Fielddnq
    1961Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1547579.48718.0661069467519StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughForbes Fielddnq
    1960Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1549559.617-112734593141StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughForbes FieldWon World Series (Yankees)
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1959Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1547876.5069.0447651680-29StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughForbes Fielddnq
    1958Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548470.5458.022366260755StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Danny MurtaughForbes Fielddnq
    1957Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1546292.40333.07714586696-110StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Bobby Bragan, Danny MurtaughForbes Fielddnq
    1956Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1546688.42927.07713588653-65StRoOrg------------------Bobby BraganForbes Fielddnq
    1955Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1546094.39038.58814560767-207StRoOrg------------------Fred HaneyForbes Fielddnq
    1954Pittsburgh PiratesNL-15453101.34444.08815557845-288StRoOrg------------------Fred HaneyForbes Fielddnq
    1953Pittsburgh PiratesNL-15450104.32555.08816622887-265StRoOrg------------------Fred HaneyForbes Fielddnq
    1952Pittsburgh PiratesNL-15442112.27354.58816515793-278StRoOrg------------------Billy MeyerForbes Fielddnq
    1951Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1546490.41632.57713689845-156StRoOrg------------------Billy MeyerForbes Fielddnq
    1950Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1535796.37333.58815681857-176StRoOrg------------------Billy MeyerForbes Fielddnq
    1949Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1547183.46126.06611681765-84StRoOrg------------------Billy MeyerForbes Fielddnq
    1948Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548371.5398.54487067015StRoOrg------------------Billy MeyerForbes Fielddnq
    1947Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1546292.40332.07715744815-71StRoOrg------------------Billy Herman, Bill BurwellForbes Fielddnq
    1946Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1546391.40934.07714552668-116StRoOrg------------------Frankie Frisch, Spud DavisForbes Fielddnq
    1945Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548272.53216.044875368172StRoOrg------------------Frankie FrischForbes Fielddnq
    1944Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1539063.58814.522274366281StRoOrg------------------Frankie FrischForbes Fielddnq
    1943Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548074.51925.044866659868StRoOrg------------------Frankie FrischForbes Fielddnq
    1942Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1476681.44936.55510585632-47StRoOrg------------------Frankie FrischForbes Fielddnq
    1941Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548173.52619.044669064347StRoOrg------------------Frankie FrischForbes Fielddnq
    1940Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1547876.50622.544980978524StRoOrg------------------Frankie FrischForbes Fielddnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1939Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1536885.44428.56611666723-57StRoOrg------------------Pie TraynorForbes Fielddnq
    1938Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1508664.5732.022470763077StRoOrg------------------Pie TraynorForbes Fielddnq
    1937Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548668.55810.033670464757StRoOrg------------------Pie TraynorForbes Fielddnq
    1936Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548470.5458.044580471886StRoOrg------------------Pie TraynorForbes Fielddnq
    1935Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1538667.56213.544674364796StRoOrg------------------Pie TraynorForbes Fielddnq
    1934Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1507476.49319.555973571223StRoOrg------------------Pie Traynor, George GibsonForbes Fielddnq
    1933Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548767.5655.022466761948StRoOrg------------------George GibsonForbes Fielddnq
    1932Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548668.5584.0226701711-10StRoOrg------------------George GibsonForbes Fielddnq
    1931Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1547579.48726.0559636691-55StRoOrg------------------Jewel EnsForbes Fielddnq
    1930Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548074.51912.0559891928-37StRoOrg------------------Jewel EnsForbes Fielddnq
    1929Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1538865.57510.5223904779125StRoOrg------------------Donie Bush, Jewel EnsForbes Fielddnq
    1928Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1528567.5599.0446837704133StRoOrg------------------Donie BushForbes Fielddnq
    1927Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1549460.610-112817659158StRoOrg------------------Donie BushForbes FieldLost World Series (Yankees)
    1926Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1538469.5494.533676968683StRoOrg------------------Bill McKechnieForbes Fielddnq
    1925Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1539558.621-112912715197StRoOrg------------------Bill McKechnieForbes FieldWon World Series (Senators)
    1924Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1539063.5883.0334724582142StRoOrg------------------Bill McKechnieForbes Fielddnq
    1923Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548767.5658.533478669690StRoOrg------------------Bill McKechnieForbes Fielddnq
    1922Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548569.5528.0446865736129StRoOrg------------------Bill McKechnie, George GibsonForbes Fielddnq
    1921Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1539063.5884.022469259597StRoOrg------------------George GibsonForbes Fielddnq
    1920Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1547975.51314.0447530552-22StRoOrg------------------George GibsonForbes Fielddnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1919Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1397168.51124.54484724666StRoOrg------------------Hugo BedzekForbes Fielddnq
    1918Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1256560.52017.044746641155StRoOrg------------------Hugo BedzekForbes Fielddnq
    1917Pittsburgh PiratesNL-15451103.33147.08816464595-131StRoOrg------------------Hugo Bedzek, Nixey Callahan, Honus WagnerForbes Fielddnq
    1916Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1546589.42229.06613484586-102StRoOrg------------------Nixey CallahanForbes Fielddnq
    1915Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1547381.47418.055955752037StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeForbes Fielddnq
    1914Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1546985.44825.57714503540-37StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeForbes Fielddnq
    1913Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1497871.52321.544867358588StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeForbes Fielddnq
    1912Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1519358.61610.0223751565186StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeForbes Fielddnq
    1911Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1548569.55214.5335744561183StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeForbes Fielddnq
    1910Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1538667.56217.533565557679StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeForbes Fielddnq
    1909Pittsburgh PiratesNL-15211042.724-111701448253StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeForbes FieldWon World Series (Tigers)
    1908Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1549856.6361.0232585470115StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeExposition Parkdnq
    1907Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1549163.59117.0224634514120StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeExposition Parkdnq
    1906Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1539360.60823.5334622464158StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeExposition Parkdnq
    1905Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1539657.6279.0222692569123StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeExposition Parkdnq
    1904Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1538766.56919.044867558788StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeExposition Parkdnq
    1903Pittsburgh PiratesNL-1409149.650-112793625168StRoOrg------------------Fred ClarkeExposition ParkLost World Series (Pilgrims)
    1902Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-14210336.741-111774440334StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    1901Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1409049.647-111777534243StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    1900Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1407960.5684.5222733612121StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1899Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1557673.51025.577783476569StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    1898Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1527276.48629.5888634694-60StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    1897Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1356071.45832.5888676835-159StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    1896Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1316663.51224.066678774146StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    1895Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1357161.53817.077781178724StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    1894Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1336565.50025.0777955972-17StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    1893Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1318148.6285.0222970766204StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    1892Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1558073.52323.56668027966StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    1891Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1375580.40730.5888679744-65StRoOrg---------------------Exposition Parkdnq
    1890Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-13823113.16966.58885971235-638StRoOrg---------------------Recreation parkdnq
    1889Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1346171.46225.0555726804-78StRoOrg---------------------Recreation parkdnq
    1888Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1386668.49319.5666534580-46StRoOrg---------------------Recreation parkdnq
    1887Pittsburgh AlleghenysNL-1255569.44424.0666621750-129StRoOrg---------------------Recreation parkdnq
    1886Pittsburgh AlleghenysAA-1408057.58412.0220810647163StRoOrg------------------Horace Phillips---dnq
    1885Pittsburgh AlleghenysAA-1115655.50522.53305475398StRoOrg------------------Horace Phillips---dnq
    1884Pittsburgh AlleghenysAA-1103078.27845.511110406725-319StRoOrg------------------Joe Battin, Denny McKnight, Bob Ferguson, Horace Phillips, George Creamer---dnq
    1883Pittsburgh AlleghenysAA-983167.31635.0770525728-203StRoOrg------------------Al Pratt, Ormond Butler, Joe Battin---dnq
    1882Pittsburgh AlleghenysAA-793939.50015.044042841810StRoOrg------------------Al Pratt---dnq
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league GP Games Played. Usually refers to a team WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) DR Entered game as defensive replacement Off Offensive Lineups by Game Def Defensive Lineups by Game Pit Pitches Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.