National League baseball team and also one of the oldest continuing franchises in the Major Leagues. Sometimes referred to as the Bucs, they played in the first World Series in 1903, which they lost to the Boston Red Sox. Prominent players for the Pirates have included the likes of Ralph Kiner, Willie Stargell, and the legendary Roberto Clemente. After playing for 30 years at the abysmal, astroturf abomination known as Three Rivers Stadium, the Pirates will be moving to a new ballpark for the 2001 season, which should revitalize interest in a once proud team, which has fallen on hard times in recent years.
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