Did you know that this team, who became the modern day Pittsburgh Pirates in 1891 (click for their managers) was once the Pittsburgh Allegheneys of the American Association (click the link for their managers)?
How did they become the Pirates? The following quote is from the official website, "The A's and their American Association brethren immediately accused Pittsburgh of 'pirating' (Lou) Bierbauer away from them. Pittsburgh kept the player and the nickname and became known as the Pirates thereafter."
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