1971 Pittsburgh Pirates stories in the SI Vault
On The Lam With The Three Rivers GangBy 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, 1971Right 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, 1971The 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, 1971Roberto 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, 2011A new bio of Roberto Clemente in graphic-novel form captures the Pirates' legend in striking style.