pittsburgh pirates ALL-TIME TEAM

A 28-player roster for the Bucs.

The Pirates are one of the oldest franchises in the National League, with a tradition that dates back to the 19th century. The franchise was one of the league’s most successful in the early 1900s, capturing three pennants in succession starting in 1901, and adding another in 1909.

Twelcive different batters have won 26 total batting titles for the Pirates, the most for any NL team. In general, the Bucs have been known for their offensive firepower more than great pitching staffs. Their All-Time Team boasts six batting champs and a pair of home run champions.

THE INFIELD

STARTERS

Jason KENDALL
CATCHER
Willie STARGELL
FIRST BASE
Bill MAZEROSKI
SECOND BASE
Honus WAGNER
SHORTSTOP
Pie TRAYNOR
THIRD BASE

RESERVES

Tony PENA
CATCHER
Jay BELL
2B / SS
Arky VAUGHAN
SHORTSTOP
Bill MADLOCK
3B / 1B

LINEUP

1. BONDS
2. CLEMENTE
3. P. WANER (DH)
4. STARGELL
5. WAGNER
6. McCUTCHEN
7. KENDALL
8. TRAYNOR
9. MAZEROSKI

THE OUTFIELD

STARTERS

Barry BONDS
LEFT FIELD
Andrew McCUTCHEN
CENTER FIELD
Roberto CLEMENTE
RIGHT FIELD

RESERVES

Fred CLARKE
LEFT FIELD
Ralph KINER
LEFT FIELD
Paul WANER
RIGHT FIELD
Dave PARKER
RIGHT FIELD

THE PITCHING STAFF

Only two Pirate hurlers have won the Cy Young Award: thirty years apart (Vern Law in 1960, and Doug Drabek in 1990). Neither of those pitchers did enough to make this All-Time Team.

The Pirates have failed to produce excellent pitchers for the most part, usually building around hitting, speed, and defense. Their All-Time Team pitching staff consists of three starters who made their fame before World War I. The bullpen is talented and well-balanced, with three pitchers who appeared on the team during the successful 1970s.

STARTERS

Babe ADAMS
STARTER
Wilbur COOPER
STARTER
John CANDELARIA
STARTER
Sam LEEVER
STARTER
Bob FRIEND
STARTER

RELIEVERS

Kent TEKULVE
CLOSER
Bob VEALE
LH RELIEVER
Roy FACE
RH RELIEVER
Dave GIUSTI
RH RELIEVER
Grant JACKSON
LH RELIEVER
Mark MELANCON
RH RELIEVER