Classic Photos of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Honus Wagner was a member of the first class at Cooperstown and winner of eight NL batting titles, but his accomplishments with the Pirates in the early 20th century have been overshadowed somewhat by his famous baseball card. The T206 card, which Wagner demanded be discontinued after not wanting to be associated with the tobacco company that made it, sold for $2.8 million in 2007.
During his 20-year career, Carey led the league in stolen bases ten times and finished with 738 swipes.
At the time of his retirement in 1935, shortstop Rabbit Maranville had played in a record 23 seasons in the National League, a mark which wasn't broken until 1986 by Pete Rose.
Paul and Lloyd Waner
Brother outfielders Paul "Big Poison" Waner and Lloyd "Little Poison" Waner pose for a portrait prior to a game against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds.
Pie Traynor and Honus Wagner
Manager Pie Traynor speaks with Pirates legend Honus Wagner before a game in Pittsburgh.
Ralph Kiner hits a single during a game against the Boston Red Sox in Pittsburgh. Though injuries forced his retirement from active play after 10 seasons, Kiner's tremendous slugging outpaced nearly all of his National League contemporaries between the years 1946 and 1954.
Ralph Kiner and<br> Elizabeth Taylor
Ralph Kiner and Elizabeth Taylor arrive together for a Hollywood movie premiere. Kiner also dated actress Janet Leigh during his playing days.
The Pirates' dugout celebrates as Dale Long hit his seventh home run in seven consecutive games against the Phillies on May 26, 1956.
Dick Groat holds a bat commemorating his .325 batting average that won him the 1960 NL batting title. He cracked a single in four at-bats against the Brewers to edge Dodger Norm Larker for the crown.
After a furious eighth-inning comeback by the Pirates, the Yankees tied Game 7 of the 1960 World Series 9-9. Bill Mazeroski then did what no one had ever done before, hitting a walk-off home run to win the title for Pittsburgh. He'd be elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001.
Second baseman Bill Mazeroski was a seven-time all-star and eight-time Gold Glove winner.
Clemente swings at a pitch in the Astrodome just one year after it opened.
Roberto Clemente gets loose before the Pirates take on the Cardinals in 1968.
Clemente already had an NL MVP award and a World Series title to his credit.
Danny Murtaugh, who managed the team to the 1960 and 1971 World Series titles, did not have the same problem with tobacco as Wagner did. Here he gets a mouth-full of chew before a game against the Astros.
Clemente poses with his sons (left to right) Luis, Roberto Jr. and Enrique on Pirates' Family Day before a game against the Cubs.
A dapper Willie Stargell sits at his locker at Three Rivers Stadium.
Willie Stargell and Willie Stargell Jr.
A year before the Pirates adopted the "We are Family" moniker, Stargell sits in the dugout with his 10-year-old son during an exhibition game against the Phillies.
Kent Tekulve, Bruce Kison and Willie Stargell
Relief pitcher Kent Tekulve, left, and starter Bruce Kison, second from left, try to embrace Stargell after he hit his 32nd home run of the year against the Cubs to wrap up the NL East title for the Pirates in 1979. The pinstripe unis would be retired after that season.
Willie Stargell warms up during the first game of the 1979 World Series. His eighth-inning solo home run wasn't enough to win Game 1, but his two-run blast in the deciding Game 7 gave the Pirates their fifth and most recent World Series.
Before managing the Astros into the 2005 World Series, Phil Garner was part of the "We Are Family" Pirates of 1979. The infielder chats with teammates during the World Series against the Orioles.
Willie Stargell and Terry Bradshaw
In 1979, SI named Pittsburgh superstars Stargell and Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw as Sportsmen of the Year after both led their respective teams to league championships.
Dave Parker has time for a quick cigarette in the dugout before a spring training game in 1980.
Barry Bonds waits on deck for his original club during the 1991 season. The Pirates went on to lose the NLCS to the Braves in seven games.
Barry Bonds and Bobby Bonilla
Bonds and Bonilla combined for 216 RBI and finished second and third in NL MVP voting, respectively, behind the Braves' Terry Pendleton.
The Pirates' counter to the Philly Phanatic, the Pirate Parrot comes from Treasure Island. The Parrot is seen here during a spring training game in 2003.
Jason Bay, who went to two All-Star games as a Pirate, does his best Baywatch impression at PNC Park in 2006.
Dave Parker never got close to the Hall of Fame in the voting process, despite winning the 1978 NL MVP award, two World Series and three Gold Glove awards. He opened a Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits franchise in Forest Park, Ohio.
Rising star Andrew McCutchen continues to be the Pirates top player with his combination of power and speed.
Jose Tabata takes a bite of some healthy food prepared by team chef Anthony Palatucci.