1971 Pittsburgh Pirates stories in the SI Vault

On The Lam With The Three Rivers Gang By Roy Blount, August 02, 1971 A melting-pot mob of cheerful rapscallions, Pittsburgh is escaping from the rest of the National League East. The Pirates were reminded last week, however, that they still can get cut off at the Bay.

It's That Time Again By WIlliam Leggett, August 30, 1971 Right on schedule, pennant madness has struck the National League where Pittsburgh and San Francisco fans are in agony watching the Cubs, Cards and Dodgers threaten once-comfortable leads.

A Birdbath For The Pirates By Ron Fimrite, October 18, 1971 The Bucs were keelhauled and hung out to dry as the Orioles, in their most relentless fashion, ran off to a two-game Series lead.

Some Kind Of A Comeback By William Leggett, October 25, 1971 Roberto Clemente and a no-name crew of pitchers Pirated away a World Series that mighty Baltimore had all but banked.

Images Of Greatness By Alex Belth, April 18, 2011 A new bio of Roberto Clemente in graphic-novel form captures the Pirates' legend in striking style.

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