About PITTSBURGH ASSOCIATES
These Pirates have been plundering baseball booty for a long time. Pittsburgh Baseball Club owns and operates the Pittsburgh Pirates, one of the oldest and more storied franchises in Major League Baseball. The club joined the National League in 1887 as the Pittsburgh Alleghenies (renamed in 1891) and has won nine NL pennants and five World Series championships, its last in 1979. Pittsburgh's roster has included such stars as Bill Madlock, Willie Stargell, and Kent Tekulve. The team plays host at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. Chairman Bob Nutting bought majority control of the Bucs in 2007.