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This Day in Sports History: May 9

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, May 9 is a day in which an emotional NBA playoff...

10 Greatest Home Runs in World Series History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 years 7 months ago
This year’s World Series has already seen history made when it comes to the home run. In Game 2 on Wednesday night, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers combined for eight home runs, the most ever in a World Series game. Of the 13 total run scored, only three were not courtesy of a home run.   And while George Springer’s two-run home run in top of the 11th inning proved...

5 MLB Teams on the Rise in 2017

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 years 2 months ago
Spring training is winding down, and rosters are being finalized. As each of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs prepares to leave sunny Arizona or Florida, we take a look at five clubs capable of putting poor past results behind them. Expect these clubs to be on the rise in 2017.   Tampa Bay Rays Following a competitive 2015 and led by a strong starting rotation, underrated position...

Pittsburgh Pirates: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 2 months ago
A  magical three-season run of postseason appearances ended with a thud last year. The Pirates went 78–83, finishing 25 games behind the eventual World Series champion Chicago Cubs in the National League Central. In 2015, the Pirates won 98 games, one more than the Cubs.   ROTATION Righthander Gerrit Cole is the ace of a young rotation, and questions surround the 26-year-old...

Road Trip: The best things to do in Pittsburgh

By Nathan Rush, 3 years 9 months ago
Pittsburgh is one of the country’s great professional sports cities — with the NHL’s Stanley Cup-champion Penguins, the NFL’s Steelers and MLB’s Pirates. But there is so much to do in Pittsburgh when you’re not rooting for one of the black-and-yellow championship contenders.   Old School Open 24 hours, seven days a week, the original Primanti Bros. (...

NL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

By Jake Rose, 4 years 7 months ago
It's a shame that the Cubs and Pirates are only playing a one game, winner-take-all Wild Card matchup instead of the seven-game series this NL Central rivalry deserves. But make no mistake, this game is going to be must-watch television.  The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs are simply the victims of being in the best division in baseball, probably ever. For the first...

Pittsburgh Pirates Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

By Charlie Miller, 4 years 10 months ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let...

Pirates' McCutchen leaves after HBP on elbow

By The Sports Network, 4 years 11 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pirates All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen exited Saturday's game against the Braves after taking a pitch off his left elbow. A 91-mph Julio Teheran fastball struck the 2013 NL MVP directly on the elbow and forced McCutchen back to the locker room for observation. McCutchen came into the game hitting .295 with a .382 on-base percentage and nine...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 4 years 11 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a steal of home and an RBI as the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on the Atlanta Braves early and earned an 8-4 victory on Saturday. Pedro Alvarez, Francisco Cervelli and Jordy Mercer all drove in two runs, and Charlie Morton (6-1) stayed unbeaten at home with six-plus effective innings at a wet PNC Park....