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This article is about the baseball team. For the National Hockey League team, see Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL). For the National Football League team (1933–1940), see Pittsburgh Steelers. For current information on this topic, see 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates season Pittsburgh Pirates Established 1882 Team Logo Cap Insignia Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 11, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Colors Black, Gold, White Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1887-1889) Allegheny (1882–1886) (Also referred to as "Infants" in 1890 and Pittsburg for a time) Other nicknames The Bucs, The Buccos, The Peg-Legs Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium (1970–2000) Forbes Field (1909–1970) Exposition Park (II) (1891–1909) Recreation Park (1884–1890) Exposition Park (I) (1882–1883) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1979 • 1971 • 1960 • 1925 1909 NL Pennants (9) 1979 • 1971 • 1960 • 1927 1925 • 1909 • 1903 • 1902 1901 Central Division titles (0) None East Division titles (9) 1992 • 1991 • 1990 • 1979 1975 • 1974 • 1972 • 1971 1970 Wild card berths (0) None Owner(s): Robert Nutting, others Manager: John Russell General Manager: Neal Huntington The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They play in the Central Division of the National League, and are five-time World Series Champions. The Pirates are also often referred to as the Bucs or sometimes the Buccos (derived from buccaneer). Contents [hide] 1 Franchise history 1.1 Pre-1900 1.2 1901–1945 1.3 1946-1969 1.4 1970–1979 and "The Family" 1.5 1980s and early 1990s: The Leyland era 1.6 1990s–2007: The McClatchy/Littlefield era 1.7 2007-present: New organizational management 2 Current roster 3 Players 3.1 Baseball Hall of Fame 3.2 Retired numbers 4 Franchise records 4.1 Won-loss records 4.2 First-in-MLB accomplishments 5 Minor league affiliations 6 Radio and television 7 Logos & Uniforms 8 Represented in other media 9 See also 10 References 11 External links  Franchise history Main article: History of the Pittsburgh Pirates  Pre-1900 Professional baseball has been played in the Pittsburgh area since 1876. The teams of the era were "independents", barnstorming throughout the region and not affiliated with any organized league, though they did have salaries and were run as a business organization. In 1882 the strongest team in the area joined the American Association as a founding member. Their various home fields in the 19th century were in a then-separate city called Allegheny City, across the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh. The team was listed as "Allegheny" in the standings, and was sometimes called the "Alleghenys" (not the "Alleghenies") in the same generic way that teams from Boston, New York, and Chicago were sometimes called the "Bostons", the "New Yorks", and the "Chicagos", in the sportswriting style of that era. After five mediocre seasons in the A.A., Pittsburgh became the first A.A. team to switch to the older National League in 1887. At this time, the team renamed itself the Pittsburgh Alleghenys, although Allegheny remained a separate city until it was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1907. At that time, owner-manager Horace Phillips sold the team to Dennis McKnight; Phillips stayed on as manager.
 In those early days, the club benefited three times from mergers with defunct clubs. The A.A. club picked up a number of players from a defunct Columbus, Ohio, team in 1885. The Alleghenys were severely crippled during the 1890, when nearly all of their stars jumped to the Pittsburgh Burghers of the Players' League. With a decimated roster, the team experienced what is still the worst season in franchise history, going 23-113 . The battle nearly ruined McKnight, and he was forced to return his franchise to the league. However, almost immediately after this, McKnight joined the backers of the Burghers as a minority owner, which then repurchased the Pittsburgh National League franchise and rechartered it under a different corporate name. They were thus able to legally recover the services of most of the players who had jumped to the upstart league a year earlier. The new owners also signed up several players from American Association teams. One of them was highly regarded second baseman Lou Bierbauer, who had previously played with the A.A.'s Philadelphia Athletics. The Athletics failed to include him on their reserve list, and the Alleghenys picked him up. This led to loud protests by the Athletics, and in an official complaint, an AA official claimed the Alleghenys' actions were "piratical." This incident (which is discussed at some length in The Beer and Whisky League, by David Nemec, 1994) quickly accelerated into a schism between the leagues that contributed to the demise of the A.A. Although the Alleghenys were never found guilty of wrongdoing, they made sport of being denounced for being "piratical" by renaming themselves "the Pirates" for the 1891 season. The nickname was first acknowledged on the team's uniforms in 1912. After the 1899, the Pirates made what is arguably the best player transaction in franchise history when they picked up nearly all of the star players from the Louisville Colonels. Louisville owner Barney Dreyfuss had been told that the Colonels were slated for elimination when the N.L. contracted from 12 to 8 teams. He secretly purchased a half-interest in the Pirates, then after the season sent nearly all of the Colonels' stars up the Ohio River to Pittsburgh. Since the transaction occurred before the Colonels officially folded, it was structured as a trade; the Pirates sent four relatively unknown players to Louisville. Despite their nickname, the Pirates at least waited until after the season to pull off this blockbuster trade. This is unlike what happened in 1899 to the Cleveland Spiders and, to a lesser extent, the Baltimore Orioles, who were also part of two-team ownerships. Dreyfuss later bought full control of the team and kept it until his death in 1932.  1901–1945 Bolstered by former Colonels shortstop Honus Wagner (who was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area) and player/manager Fred Clarke, the 1901–1903 Pirates completely dominated the National League, in part because they lost few star players to the rival American League. However, owing to injuries to their starting pitchers, they lost the first modern World Series ever played, in 1903 to Boston. Deacon Phillippe pitched five complete games, winning three of them, but it was not enough. With largely the same star players, the Pirates would continue to be a strong team over the next few years, and got their first World Series title in 1909, defeating the Detroit Tigers in seven games, the same year they opened Forbes Field. The Pirates originally played in Recreation, Union and Exposition Parks, all in what was then Allegheny City. Allegheny City was annexed by Pittsburgh in December, 1907. Accordingly, the Pirates did not play their first major league game in Pittsburgh until 1908—over 25 years after their founding. The decline of Honus Wagner, considered by many to be the greatest shortstop ever, led to a number of losing seasons, culminating in a disastrous 51-103 record in 1917; however, veteran outfielder Max Carey and young players Pie Traynor and Kiki Cuyler, along with a remarkably deep pitching staff, brought the Pirates back into the spotlight. The Pirates recovered from a 3-1 deficit to win the 1925 World Series over the Washington Senators, and reached the 1927 World Series before losing in a sweep to the New York Yankees, who at that time had built the most dominant team in baseball. The 1927 season was the first for the sharp-hitting combination of brothers Lloyd Waner and Paul Waner, who along with shortstop Arky Vaughan ensured that the Pirates had plenty of Hall of Fame-caliber position players through 1941. However, the Pirates' crushing defeats of 1927 and 1938 (they lost the pennant to the Chicago Cubs in the final days of the 1938 season) were tremendous setbacks.  1946-1969 The post-World War II years were not kind to the Pirates, despite the presence of a genuine star in Ralph Kiner, who led the National League in home runs for seven consecutive seasons (1946 through 1952). But the team around Kiner placed in the first division only one time — in 1948 — and in 1952 compiled one of the worst records in major league history, winning 42 and losing 112 games (.273) and finishing 54½ games out of first place. In 1946, the long era of ownership by the Barney Dreyfuss family came to an end when a syndicate that included entertainer Bing Crosby bought the team. By 1950, Columbus, Ohio-based real estate tycoon John W. Galbreath emerged as majority owner, and his family would run the team for another 35 years and supervise its rise to the top of the NL. Galbreath's first major move, the hiring of Branch Rickey as general manager after the 1950 campaign, was initially a great disappointment to Pittsburgh fans. Rickey had invented the farm system with the Cardinals and broken the baseball color line with the Dodgers — and built dynasties at each club. But in Pittsburgh, he purged the Bucs' roster of its higher-salaried veterans (including Kiner in 1953) and flooded the team with young players. Many of those young players faltered; however, those who fulfilled Rickey's faith in them — pitchers Vern Law, Bob Friend and Elroy Face, shortstop Dick Groat, second baseman Bill Mazeroski, and especially outfielder Roberto Clemente, drafted from Brooklyn after his only minor league season (1954) — would form the nucleus of the Pirates' 1960 championship club. Moreover, Rickey put into place one of baseball's most successful farm and scouting systems that kept the team competitive into the late 1970s. But all this was not evident when Rickey retired due to ill health in 1955, with the Pirates still struggling to escape the NL basement. The postwar Pirates would have only one winning season until 1958, Danny Murtaugh's first full
season as their manager. Murtaugh is widely credited for inventing the concept of the closer by frequently playing pitcher Elroy Face late in close games. The 1960 team featured eight All-Stars, but was widely predicted to lose the World Series to a powerful New York Yankees team. In one of the most memorable World Series in history, the Pirates were defeated by more than ten runs in three games, won three close games, then recovered from a 7-4 deficit late in Game 7 to eventually win on a walk-off home run by Mazeroski, a second baseman better known for defensive wizardry. (The 1960 Pirates were the only team between 1945 and 2001 to have not succumbed to the so-called "Ex-Cubs Factor" in the postseason. They were also unique for winning a World Series on a home run, a feat duplicated by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993, though it should be noted that Joe Carter's home run came in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series--Mazeroski is the only Game 7 walk-off in World Series history.) The 1960s would continue with extremely solid defensive play by Mazeroski and the first Puerto Rican superstar, Roberto Clemente. Clemente was regarded as one of the game's best all-time hitters, and possessed a tremendous arm in right field. Although not the first black-Hispanic baseball player (an honor belonging to Minnie Miñoso), Clemente's charisma and leadership in humanitarian causes made him an icon across the continent. During his playing career, Clemente was vastly overlooked. Looking back, however, many consider Clemente to have been one of the greatest right fielders in baseball history. Even with Clemente, however, the Pirates struggled to post winning marks from 1961-64, and Murtaugh was replaced by Harry Walker in 1965. With Walker, a renowned batting coach, at the helm — and the hitting of Clemente, Matty Alou, Manny Mota and others — the Pirates fielded contending, 90-plus win teams in both 1965 and 1966. However, Pittsburgh had no answer for the pitching of the Dodgers and the Giants, and finished third each season. In 1967, they fell back to .500, and did not contend through the rest of the 1960s.  1970–1979 and "The Family" Slugger Willie Stargell became a fixture in the Pittsburgh lineup in the late 1960s, and the Pirates returned to prominence in 1970. Murtaugh returned as manager and the Pirates' home field, Forbes Field, was demolished in favor of the multi-purpose Three Rivers Stadium. In 1970, the Pirates won their first of five division titles over the next seven years, and won their fourth World Series in 1971 behind a .414 Series batting average by Clemente. They also thought they had a genuine superstar pitcher (historically rare for the Pirates) in Steve Blass, who pitched two masterful games in the World Series and had excellent seasons in 1968 and 1972. In 1971, the Pirates also became the first Major League Baseball team to field an all-black starting lineup. That lineup, on September 1, was Rennie Stennett, Gene Clines, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Manny Sanguillen, Dave Cash, Al Oliver, Jackie Hernandez, and Dock Ellis. Clemente died in a plane crash on December 31, 1972 while accompanying a shipment of relief supplies to the victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. He had reached the milestone of 3,000 career hits, a standup double, just a few months earlier, on September 30, 1972, in what would prove to be his last regular-season hit. The Baseball Hall of Fame waived its usual waiting requirement and inducted Clemente immediately. Pittsburgh would eventually erect a statue and name a bridge and park near the stadium after him. In 1973, Blass suffered a mysterious breakdown in his pitching abilities and posted an outrageous 9.85 ERA. To this day, pitchers who suddenly lose the ability to throw strikes are said to have "Steve Blass disease." Some speculated that the emotional shock of his friend Clemente's death contributed to his breakdown. He retired soon afterwards; he has since been one of the Pirates' radio and TV announcers for almost two decades. Stargell, speedy Omar Moreno and power-hitting but ostentatious and unpopular Dave Parker became the keystones of the mid-seventies Pirates as Chuck Tanner took over as manager in 1977 (following Danny Murtaugh's untimely death on December 2, 1976). Adopting the popular song "We Are Family" by the Philadelphia disco group Sister Sledge as their theme song, The 1979 Pirates cruised to the pennant. "We Are Family" was elevated from theme song to anthem status (and is still nearly synonymous with the '79 Bucs), with fans chanting "Fam-a-lee!" from the stands. The Pirates faced the Baltimore Orioles again in the World Series, which (like 1971) they won in seven
games, on October 17, 1979. During the 1979 championship season, a Pirate player was designated as Most Valuable Player in every available category: All-Star Game MVP (Dave Parker), NL Championship Series MVP (Willie Stargell), World Series MVP (Willie Stargell), and National League MVP (Willie Stargell, shared with Keith Hernandez of the Cardinals).  1980s and early 1990s: The Leyland era Following was a period of decline until the Pirates were regarded as the worst team in baseball during the mid-1980s. Jim Leyland took over as manager, and the Pirates gradually climbed out of the cellar behind mostly young and exciting players such as "outfield of dreams" Bobby Bonilla, Barry Bonds (also known as the "Killer B's" due to their prowess at the plate), and Andy Van Slyke; infielders Jay Bell, Steve Buechele, Mike LaValliere, Sid Bream, and Jose Lind; and pitchers Doug Drabek, John Smiley, and Stan Belinda. As a rookie in 1982, Johnny Ray played in every game and was named the Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News. In 1988, the young team finished 85-75 and seemed ready to compete for a pennant. However, the 1989 season was a major setback, with injuries depleting the squad and leading to a 5th-place finish. Among the low points of the season was a game on June 8, 1989, where the Pirates became the first team in major-league history to score 10 runs in the first inning and nevertheless lose the game. Pirates broadcaster (and former pitcher) Jim Rooker famously vowed that if the team blew the lead, he would walk home from Philadelphia—a vow he fulfilled after the season while raising money for charity. The Pirates would win the first three division titles of the 1990s, but failed to advance to the World Series each time, the second two losing closely contested seven-game series to the Atlanta Braves. Main articles: 1990 National League Championship Series, 1991 National League Championship Series, and 1992 National League Championship Series  1990s–2007: The McClatchy/Littlefield era After the 1992 season, manager Jim Leyland set out to rebuild the team, giving up several high-payroll players in favor of a younger crew. The Pirates have been unable to come up with a winning season since, accumulating a 16-year losing streak. The current losing season streak has tied the Philadelphia Phillies, who had losing seasons from 1933- 1948, the longest in any of the country's four major professional sports leagues.  The closest to a winning team was the 1997 "Freak Show" team, which finished second in the NL Central. It was eliminated during the season's final week, despite having a losing record and a payroll of only $9 million. The failure of the Pirates to compete in these years has been blamed on "small market syndrome": teams located in smaller cities such as Pittsburgh, Tampa, and Kansas City are at a competitive disadvantage against larger markets such as New York City and Boston without a salary cap or similar agreement, as exist in the country's other three major professional team sports, the NHL, NFL, and NBA. Questionable personnel decisions have also played a part, as the Pirates spent millions on players such as Derek Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, and Tony Armas, Jr. for little or no return. However, other small-market teams such as the Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics and Florida Marlins have been successful under similar economic constraints. Aerial view of Three Rivers Stadium, Its final year in 2000.In 2001, the Pirates opened a new stadium, PNC Park. Due to its simple concept and strategic usage of the Pittsburgh skyline, it is frequently regarded as currently the best park in baseball . General manager Dave Littlefield was installed July 13, 2001, midway through the 2001 season and began overhauling the team to comply with owner Kevin McClatchy's dictum to drastically reduce the payroll. Enigmatic but talented third baseman Aramis Ramírez was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2003 for a fairly minimal return under pressure to dump his $6 million salary for 2004, and he proceeded to become a star for the Cubs. Brian Giles was one of the National League's best hitters for several years, but he and his $9 million salary were also traded in 2003 to the San Diego Padres for youngsters Oliver Pérez, Jason Bay, and Cory Stewart. Pirate fans found this trade much more palatable in the short run, as Pérez led the majors in strikeouts per inning and Bay won the Rookie of the Year Award award in 2004, while Giles put up a subpar season by his standards. After the 2004 season, Jason Kendall went to the Oakland Athletics in a cross-exchange of high-salary players. Though this rash of trades has not been popular in Pittsburgh, it is generally accepted that it can mostly be attributed to the aforementioned "small market syndrome." Illustrating the Pirates' rebuilding efforts, at the close of the 2005 season, the team fielded the youngest roster in baseball, with an average age of 26.6. (The next youngest team was the Kansas City Royals, with an average age of 27.1.) During the course of the season, 14 players were called up from its Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians, 12 of whom made their first major league appearance. On September 6, manager Lloyd McClendon was fired after 5 losing seasons as manager. On October 11, Jim Tracy was hired as the new manager. The 2006 season got off to a slow start with the Pirates losing their first six games. Manager Jim Tracy earned his first win as the new Pirate's skipper on April 9 against the Cincinnati Reds. The Pirates hosted the All Star Game at PNC Park. The Pirates went into the game with a disastrous and disappointing 30-60 record. During the second half of the season, the Pirates made a successful turn around and finished the second half with a 37-35 record. This is the first time the Pirates have finished the second half of the season with a winning record since 1992. Third baseman Freddy Sanchez won the National League batting title for the 2006 season with an average of .344. 2007 was a year of transition for the Pirates. After 52 seasons with Newsradio 1020 KDKA AM, the Pirates switched their flagstation affiliate to WPGB FM Newstalk 104.7. In addition, Robert Nutting replaced McClatchy as majority owner, becoming the sixth majority owner in Pirates history. On July 6, 2007, Kevin McClatchy announced he is stepping down as the Pirates CEO at the end of the 2007 season. On September 7, 2007, Nutting fired general manager Dave Littlefield.  2007-present: New organizational management The Pittsburgh Pirates began to shape their organizational management as the fall of 2007 came. On September 13, Frank Coonelly, chief labor counsel for Major
League Baseball, was introduced as the team's new president. On September 25, 2007, the Pirates announced the hiring of Neal Huntington, formerly a scout in the Cleveland Indians organization, as the team's new general manager. On October 5, 2007, Jim Tracy was fired by the Pirates, leaving them with another search for a manager. Torey Lovullo had originally been named as a leading candidate for the position, but his name was gradually replaced by others in the minor league ranks, one being Ottawa Lynx manager John Russell, who eventually was named the new manager November 5, 2007. He had originally been the third base coach under previous manager Lloyd McClendon from 2003-2005 until he was fired by the previous General Manager Dave Littlefield. During the July trade dealine, the Pirates made several deals that sent several accomplished veterans to other franchises. However the Bucs received some highly rated prospects in return. On July 26, 2008, Pirates traded left fielder Xavier Nady and pitcher Dámaso Marté to the New York Yankees in return for Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf, Dan McCutchen, and Jeff Karstens. Tabata is dubbed as an enigmatic center fielder with huge potential but comes with equally large question marks. While Karstens has began his career with the Pirates at 2-0 and came within 4 outs of pitching the first perfect game in franchise history on August 6, 2008.  Then on July 31, Jason Bay was traded to the Boston Red Sox in a three team deal that sent Manny Ramírez to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Andy LaRoche and Bryan Morris to the Pirates from the Dodgers and Brandon Moss and Craig Hansen to the Pirates from the Red Sox. Accoding to Huntington, these are risky deals, to be sure. But he insists that there's a lot of upside if just two or three of the newly acquired players develops to their fullest.  The Pirates are hoping to use their new young talent and combine them with their developed players like Matt Capps, Freddy Sanchez, and Nate McLouth and create a solid foundation for team.  Current roster Pittsburgh Pirates roster view • talk • edit Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other Pitchers Starting rotation 57 Zach Duke 36 Jeff Karstens 28 Paul Maholm 49 Ross Ohlendorf 45 Ian Snell Bullpen 46 Jimmy Barthmaier 54 Denny Bautista 48 T. J. Beam 61 Sean Burnett 43 Jesse Chavez 35 Jason Davis 34 John Grabow 38 Craig Hansen 56 Marino Salas 58 Rómulo Sánchez 30 Tyler Yates Closer 55 Matt Capps Catchers 37 Raúl Chávez 6 Robinzon Díaz 41 Ryan Doumit 26 Ronny Paulino Infielders 10 Brian Bixler 63 Luis Cruz 5 Chris Gomez 25 Adam LaRoche 15 Andy LaRoche 16 Doug Mientkiewicz 31 Luis Rivas 12 Freddy Sanchez 2 Jack Wilson Outfielders 13 Nate McLouth 18 Jason Michaels 3 Nyjer Morgan 39 Brandon Moss 51 Steve Pearce Pitchers 53 Ronald Belisario 50 David Davidson 64 Yoslan Herrera 47 John Van Benschoten Infielders -- Pedro Alvarez Manager 7 John Russell Coaches 86 Heberto Andrade (bullpen catcher) 23 Jeff Andrews (pitching) 29 Tony Beasley (third base) 60 Luis Dorante (bullpen) 17 Lou Frazier (first base) 59 Don Long (hitting) 14 Gary Varsho (bench) 60-day disabled list 32 Phil Dumatrait 24 Tom Gorzelanny † 15-day disabled list * Suspended list # Bereavement list Roster updated 2008-09-24 Transactions • Depth Chart  Players  Baseball Hall of Fame Jake Beckley (1888–1889, 1891–1896) Jim Bunning (1968–1969) Max Carey (1910–1926) Jack Chesbro (1899–1902) Fred Clarke (Player/Manager, 1900–1915) Roberto Clemente (1955–1972) Joe Cronin (1926–1927) Kiki Cuyler (1921–1927) Barney Dreyfuss (Owner, 1900-1932) Frankie Frisch (Manager, 1940–1946) Pud Galvin (1887–1889, 1891–1892) Rich Gossage (1977) Hank Greenberg (1947) Burleigh Grimes (1916–1917, 1928–1929, 1934) Ned Hanlon (1889, 1891) Billy Herman (1947) Waite Hoyt (1933–1937) Joe Kelley (1891–1892) George Kelly (1917) Ralph Kiner (1946–1953) Chuck Klein (1939) Freddie Lindstrom (1933–1934) Al Lopez (1940–1946) Connie Mack (1894–1896) Heinie Manush (1938–1939) Rabbit Maranville (1921–1924) Bill Mazeroski (1956–1972) Bill McKechnie (1907, 1910–1912, 1918, 1920; Manager, 1922–1926) Bob Prince (Announcer, 1948–1975) Branch Rickey (Executive, 1950-1955) Billy Southworth (1918-1920) Willie Stargell (1962–1982) Casey Stengel (1918–1919) Pie Traynor (1920–1934; Player/Manager, 1934–1939) Dazzy Vance (1915) Arky Vaughan (1932–1941) Rube Waddell (1900–1901) Honus Wagner (1900–1917; Manager, 1917) Lloyd Waner (1927–1941, 1944–1945) Paul Waner (1926–1940) Vic Willis (1906–1909)  Retired numbers 1 Billy Meyer, Manager, 1948–1952 (Retired 1954) 4 Ralph Kiner, OF, 1946–1953 (Retired 1987) 8 Willie Stargell, OF-1B, 1962–1982; Coach, 1985 (Retired 1982) 9 Bill Mazeroski, 2B, 1956–1972; Coach, 1973 (Retired 1987) 11 Paul Waner, OF, 1926–1940 (Retired 2007) 20 Pie Traynor, 3B, 1920–1934; Manager, 1934–1939 (Retired 1972) 21 Roberto Clemente, OF, 1955–1972 (Retired 1973) 33 Honus Wagner, SS, 1900–1917; Manager, 1917; Coach, 1933–1951 (This was his number only as a coach) (Retired 1956) 40 Danny Murtaugh, IF, 1948–1951; Coach, 1956–1957; Manager, 1957–1964, 1967, 1970–1973, 1973–1976 (Retired 1977) 42 Jackie Robinson, retired throughout Major League Baseball (Retired 1997)  Franchise records  Won-loss records 100 Wins in a Season 1902 (103-36), Fred Clarke 1909 (110-42), Fred Clarke 100 Losses in a Season 1890 (23-113), Guy Hecker 1917 (51-103), Jim Callahan and Honus Wagner 1952 (42-112), Billy Meyer 1953 (50-104), Fred Haney 1954 (53–101), Fred Haney 1985 (57-104), Chuck Tanner 2001 (62-100), Lloyd McClendon  First-in-MLB accomplishments First franchise to win a World Series on a home run (1960 World Series) in the decisive 7th game. The only other team to meet this feat is the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993, who accomplished it in the 6th game of the Series (non-decisive, i.e. there would have been another game had they lost this one). First ever Major League Baseball game broadcast on the radio, a game between the Pirates and the host Philadelphia Phillies aired August 5, 1921, on KDKA-AM Pittsburgh. The Pirates won the game 8-5. During the 1953 season, the Pirates became the first team to permanently adopt batting helmets on both offense and defense. These helmets resembled a primitive fiberglass “miner’s cap”. This was the mandate of general manager Branch Rickey, who also owned stock in the company producing the helmets. Under Rickey’s orders, all Pirate players had to wear the helmets both at bat and in the field. The helmets became a permanent feature for all Pirate hitters, but within a few weeks the team began to abandon their use of helmets in the field, partly because of their awkwardly heavy feel. Once the Pirates discarded the helmets on defense, the trend disappeared from the game. The first World Series night game was played in Three Rivers Stadium on October 13, 1971 — eleven years to the day since Mazeroski's walk-off homer brought the Pirates their last World Series title in 1960. In this case, however, it was Game 4 between the Pirates and the Baltimore Orioles, rather than a decisive Game 7. Apparently, good things happen for the Pirates on this date, as they knotted the '71 Series at two games apiece on their way to their fourth title. The first all-black lineup in MLB history took the field on September 1, 1971. The lineup was Rennie Stennett, Gene Clines, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Manny Sanguillen, Dave Cash, Al Oliver, Jackie Hernandez, and Dock Ellis. The first combined extra inning no-hitter in MLB history took place at Three Rivers Stadium on July 12,
1997. Francisco Cordova (9 innings) and Ricardo Rincon (1 inning) combined to no-hit the Houston Astros, 3-0 in 10 innings. Pinch-hitter Mark Smith's three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning sealed the victory and the no-hitter for the Pirates. It remains the only such no-hitter to date. The Pirates have not had a winning season since 1992. They currently have 16 consecutive losing seasons. If they finish with a losing record in 2009, they will break the record held by the Philadelphia Phillies of 16 consecutive losing seasons.  Minor league affiliations AAA: Indianapolis Indians, International League AA: Altoona Curve, Eastern League Advanced A: Lynchburg Hillcats, Carolina League A: West Virginia Power, South Atlantic League Short A: State College Spikes, New York-Penn League Rookie: Gulf Coast Pirates, Gulf Coast League Rookie: VSL Pirates, Venezuelan Summer League Rookie: DSL Pirates, Dominican Summer League  Radio and television The Pirates have chosen to end the longest relationship between a team and a radio station in American professional sports. KDKA first broadcast the Pirates on August 5, 1921; with Westinghouse foreman Harold Arlin behind the mic. Broadcasts ended in 1924, but returned in 1936. Except for a few years on WWSW in the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Pirates were on KDKA for 61 years. KDKA's 50,000-watt clear channel enabled Pirates fans across the eastern half of North America at night to hear the games. That changed for the 2007 season, when the Pirates moved to FM talk radio station WPGB. The Pirates cited the desire to reach more people in the 25-54 age bracket coveted by advertisers. The acquisition of the rights means that Clear Channel Communications holds the rights to every major sports team in Pittsburgh. The Pirates have long had a radio network that has extended across four states. Stations for the 2007 season include Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland radio broadcasters. Games are televised on FSN Pittsburgh, the Pirates' cable television outlet since 1986. There has been no over-the-air coverage of the Pirates since 2002, when some games were on WCWB. KDKA-TV aired Pirates games for 38 years (1957-1994). Games aired on WPXI from 1995-96 and on WPGH-TV and WCWB from 1997-2002. Announcers Lanny Frattare, Greg Brown, Bob Walk, John Wehner, and Steve Blass shuttle between the radio and TV booths.  Logos & Uniforms 1888 Alleghenys Logo 1908-1909 Logo 1922 Logo 1933-1935 Logo 1936-1947 Logo 1948-1959 Logo 1960-1967 Logo 1968–1986 Logo 1987-1996 Logo 1997-Present Logo 1997-Present Alternate Logo The Pirates have had many uniforms and logo changes over the years, with the only consistency being the "P" on the team's cap. It was adopted in the mid-1940s. Aside from style changes in the cap itself, the "P" logo has remained since. The Pirates have long been innovators in baseball uniforms. In 1948, the team broke away from the patriotic "Red, White, & Blue" color scheme when they adopted the current black & gold color scheme, to match that of the colors of the Flag of Pittsburgh and, to a lesser extent at the time, the colors of the then-relatively unknown Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. While they weren't the first baseball team to do this, they were one of the first to do this permanently. Along with the San Francisco Giants, the Bucs are one of two pre-expansion National League teams that completely changed their colors, although red returned as an "accent color" in 1997 and remains today. In the late 1950s, the team adopted sleeveless jerseys. While not an innovation by the team (that honor goes to the Cincinnati Reds), the Pirates did help to popularize the look. The team brought back the vested jerseys in 2001, a style it has retained since, although the away jerseys said "Pittsburgh" in script instead of "Pirates." To coincide with the move into Three Rivers Stadium in 1970, the team introduced pullover spandex uniforms, the first such team in baseball, and a look that would quickly be adopted by most other teams by the end of the decade. The Bucs ditched the pullover style in favor of the traditional button-down style in 1991, one of the last teams to switch. The Bucs were also innovators in third jerseys. Even though it would be the Oakland A's that would beat them to having such jerseys, the Pirates, by 1977 had different uniform styles that included two different caps, two different undershirts, three different jerseys and three different pairs of trousers. They would actually rotate (and sometimes mix, with painful results) these styles daily until returning to the basic white and gray uniform ensemble in 1985. In 1976, the National League celebrated its 100th anniversary. To coincide with it, certain NL teams wore old-style pillbox hats complete with horizontal pinstripes. After the season, the Pirates were the only team to adopt the hats permanently, (alternating between a black hat and a gold hat for several seasons until keeping the black hat in 1985) and kept the hat through the 1986 season, which would be Barry Bonds rookie season with the team. The hats, which recall the team's last World Series championship season (1979), remain popular items in the throwback market.  Represented in other media The Pirates are the team managed by Aloysius X. "Guffy" McGovern in the 1951 film Angels in the Outfield starring Janet Leigh and Paul Douglas. In the 1968 film The Odd Couple the Pirates are playing the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in one scene. In the 1984 film The Natural the Pirates are the team opposing the fictional New York Knights in the film's climax. At the end of the 1992 film The Babe the Pirates are the team in the climax at Forbes Field (where Babe Ruth hit his final career home runs). In the 1993 film Rookie of the Year, there is a scene featuring former Pirates stars Barry Bonds and Bobby Bonilla striking out. The yet to be released 2008 film Chasing 3000 features two brothers travelling to
Pittsburgh to see Roberto Clemente get his 3,000th base hit in 1972. This is the first film that focuses on the team since 1951's Angels in the Outfield.  See also [show]v • d • ePittsburgh Pirates Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Franchise History • Seasons • Records • Awards • Players • Managers and Owners • Broadcasters • All articles Ballparks Exposition Park • Recreation Park • Exposition Park • Forbes Field • Three Rivers Stadium • PNC Park Culture Pirate Parrot • Great Pierogi Race • Lore • Drug Scandal • We Are Family Important Figures Roberto Clemente • Willie Stargell • Max Carey • Honus Wagner • Chuck Tanner • Fred Clarke • Ralph Kiner • Pie Traynor • Bob Friend • Paul Waner • Danny Murtaugh • Lloyd Waner • Arky Vaughan • Roy Face • Bill Mazeroski • Vern Law • Dick Groat • Al Oliver • Dave Parker • Barry Bonds • Jason Kendall • Jack Wilson • Jason Bay • Freddy Sanchez • Bob Prince Retired Numbers 1 • 4 • 8 • 9 • 11 • 20 • 21 • 33 • 40 • 42 Minors AAA: Indianapolis Indians • AA: Altoona Curve • A: Lynchburg Hillcats • West Virginia Power • State College Spikes • Rookie: Gulf Coast Pirates • Dominican League World Series Championships (5) 1909 • 1925 • 1960 • 1971 • 1979 League Pennants American Association: none • National League: 1901 • 1902 • 1903 • 1909 • 1925 • 1927 • 1960 • 1971 • 1979 Division Titles East: 1970 • 1971 • 1972 • 1974 • 1975 • 1979 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • Central: none • Wild Card: none [show] Seasons (128) 1880s 1880 • 1882 • 1882 • 1883 • 1884 • 1885 • 1886 • 1887 • 1888 • 1889 1890s 1890 • 1891 • 1892 • 1893 • 1894 • 1895 • 1896 • 1897 • 1898 • 1899 1900s 1900 • 1901 • 1902 • 1903 • 1904 • 1905 • 1906 • 1907 • 1908 • 1909 1910s 1910 • 1911 • 1912 • 1913 • 1914 • 1915 • 1916 • 1917 • 1918 • 1919 1920s 1920 • 1921 • 1922 • 1923 • 1924 • 1925 • 1926 • 1927 • 1928 • 1929 1930s 1930 • 1931 • 1932 • 1933 • 1934 • 1935 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 1940s 1940 • 1941 • 1942 • 1943 • 1944 • 1945 • 1946 • 1947 • 1948 • 1949 1950s 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1954 • 1955 • 1956 • 1957 • 1958 • 1959 1960s 1960 • 1961 • 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 1970s 1970 • 1971 • 1972 • 1973 • 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 1980s 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 1990s 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 2000s 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009  References ^ Pittsburgh Pirates | BaseballLibrary.com ^ a b Pirates official team history, part 1 ^ a b c Purdy, Dennis (2006). The Team-by-Team Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball. New York City: Workman. ISBN 0761139435. ^ St. Louis trumps Pirates' rally, 4-3 ^ Why is our baseball team called the Pirates? Pittsburgh City Paper, August 14, 2003. ^ DeValeria, Dennis and Jeanne Burke, Honus Wagner: A Biography. Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995, p.177 ^ John Perrotto (August 14, 2006). "Baseball Plog", Beaver County Times. ^ a b "Honoring First All-Minority Lineup", New York Times (September 17, 2006), p. Sports p. 2. ^ "Royals make history with loss after 10 first-inning runs", Associated Press (August 24, 2006). ^ Paul Meyer (August 27, 2006). "The 10-run trail". ^ Dejan Kovacevic (January 13, 2007). "Nutting becomes Pirates' principal owner", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. ^ Jim Caple. "Pittsburgh's gem rates the best", ESPN Page2. ^ Dejan Kovacevic (July 6, 2007). "Pirates' McClatchy to step
down as CEO later this year", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. ^ Dejan Kovacevic (September 7, 2007). "Pirates fire GM Littlefield; interim replacement is Graham", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. ^ Paul Meyer (September 16, 2007). "Pirates to make it official today: Coonelly is club's new president", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. ^ Paul Meyer (September 26, 2007). "Pirates hire Huntington as general manager", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. ^ http://www.timesonline.com/site/printerFriendly.cfm?brd=2305&dept_id=478568&newsid=18893313 ^ Associated Press (November 6, 2007). "Former Pirates third-base coach succeeds Tracy as manager", ESPN. ^ http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribunereview/sports/pirates/archive/s_581488.html ^ http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribunereview/sports/pirates/archive/s_580843.html ^ Oakland A's Fan Coalition - Athletics baseball enthusiasts dedicated to watching a winner ^ John Perrotto (August 14, 2006). "Baseball Plog", Beaver County Times. ^ Sporting News description and assertion of first combined extra-innings no hitter; Box score via Baseball Reference ^ Pirates Radio Network | pirates.com: Schedule Markusen, Bruce. The Team That Changed Baseball: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates. . Yardley: Westholme Publishing. 2005. ISBN 1-59416-030-9 McCollister, John (1998). The Bucs!: The Story of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lenexa: Addax Publishing Group. ISBN 1-886110-40-9. Nemec, David (2004). The Beer and Whisky League : The Illustrated History of the American Association—Baseball's Renegade Major League. Guilford: The Lyons Press. ISBN 1-59228-188-5.  External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates Official Website Preceded by Chicago Cubs 1907 and 1908 Washington Senators 1924 Los Angeles Dodgers 1959 Baltimore Orioles 1970 New York Yankees 1977 and 1978 World Series Champions Pittsburgh Pirates 1909 1925 1960 1971 1979 Succeeded by Philadelphia Athletics 1910 and 1911 St. Louis Cardinals 1926 New York Yankees 1961 and 1962 Oakland Athletics 1972, 1973 and 1974 Philadelphia Phillies 1980 Preceded by Brooklyn Superbas 1900 New York Giants 1921, 1922, 1923, and 1924 St. Louis Cardinals 1926 Los Angeles Dodgers 1959 Cincinnati Reds 1970 Los Angeles Dodgers 1978 National League Champions Pittsburgh Pirates 1901, 1902, and 1903 1925 1927 1960 1971 1979 Succeeded by New York Giants 1905 St. Louis Cardinals 1926 St. Louis Cardinals 1928 Cincinnati Reds 1961 Cincinnati Reds 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 1980 Preceded by New York Mets 1969 New York Mets 1973 Philadelphia Phillies 1976, 1977, and 1978 Chicago Cubs 1989 National League Eastern Division Champions Pittsburgh Pirates 1970, 1971, and 1972 1974 and 1975 1979 1990, 1991, and 1992 Succeeded by New York Mets 1973 Philadelphia Phillies 1976, 1977, and 1978 Philadelphia Phillies 1980 Philadelphia Phillies 1993 [show]v • d • ePittsburgh Pirates franchise AAA AA A Rookie Indianapolis Indians Altoona Curve Lynchburg Hillcats West Virginia Power State College Spikes Gulf Coast Pirates VSL Pirates [show]v • d • eMajor League Baseball (2008) AL East Central West Baltimore Orioles Chicago White Sox Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians Oakland Athletics New York Yankees Detroit Tigers Seattle Mariners Tampa Bay Rays Kansas City Royals Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays Minnesota Twins NL East Central West Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Arizona Diamondbacks Florida Marlins Cincinnati Reds Colorado Rockies New York Mets Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers Philadelphia Phillies Milwaukee Brewers San Diego Padres Washington Nationals Pittsburgh Pirates San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Post-Season: World Series · ALCS · NLCS · ALDS · NLDS All-Star Game · World Baseball Classic · Baseball awards · Hall of Fame · MLBPA · TV contracts Baseball year-by-year · Minor leagues · Negro leagues · All-American Girls Professional Baseball League · Federal League · History of baseball [show]World Series Championship Navigation Boxes [show]v • d • ePittsburgh Pirates 1909 World Series roster Ed Abbaticchio | Bill Abstein | Babe Adams | Bobby Byrne | Howie Camnitz | Fred Clarke | George Gibson | Ham Hyatt | Tommy Leach | Lefty Leifield | Nick Maddox | Dots Miller | Paddy O'Connor | Deacon Phillippe | Honus Wagner | Vic Willis | Chief Wilson Manager Fred Clarke [show]v • d • ePittsburgh Pirates 1925 World Series roster Babe Adams | Vic Aldridge | Clyde Barnhart | Carson Bigbee | Max Carey | Kiki Cuyler | Johnny Gooch | George Grantham | Ray Kremer | Stuffy McInnis | Lee Meadows | Eddie Moore | Johnny Morrison | Red Oldham | Earl Smith | Pie Traynor | Glenn Wright | Emil Yde Manager Bill McKechnie [show]v • d • ePittsburgh Pirates 1960 World Series roster 16 - Gene Baker | 6 -
Smoky Burgess | 48 - Tom Cheney | 23 - Joe Christopher | 20 - Gino Cimoli | 21 - Roberto Clemente | 26 - Roy Face | 19 - Bob Friend | 22 - Joe Gibbon | 35 - Fred Green | 24 - Dick Groat | 31 - Harvey Haddix | 12 - Don Hoak | 29 - Clem Labine | 32 - Vern Law | 9 - Bill Mazeroski | 30 - Wilmer Mizell | 14 - Rocky Nelson | 2 - Bob Oldis | 11 - Ducky Schofield | 4 - Bob Skinner | 5 - Hal Smith | 7 - Dick Stuart | 18 - Bill Virdon | 39 - George Witt Manager 40 - Danny Murtaugh [show]v • d • ePittsburgh Pirates 1971 World Series roster 2 Jackie Hernandez | 4 Charlie Sands | 7 Bob Robertson | 8 Willie Stargell | 9 Bill Mazeroski | 11 José Pagán | 14 Gene Alley | 15 Gene Clines | 16 Al Oliver | 17 Dock Ellis | 18 Vic Davalillo | 20 Richie Hebner | 21 Roberto Clemente | 23 Luke Walker | 25 Bruce Kison | 27 Bob Johnson | 28 Steve Blass | 29 Milt May | 30 Dave Cash | 31 Dave Giusti | 32 Bob Miller | 34 Nelson Briles | 35 Manny Sanguillén | 38 Bob Moose | 39 Bob Veale Manager 40 Danny Murtaugh [show]v • d • ePittsburgh Pirates 1979 World Series roster 3 Phil Garner | 5 Bill Madlock | 6 Rennie Stennett | 8 Willie Stargell | 10 Tim Foli | 14 Ed Ott | 15 Enrique Romo | 16 Steve Nicosia | 17 Lee Lacy | 18 Omar Moreno | 19 Jim Rooker | 22 Bert Blyleven | 23 Grant Jackson | 24 Mike Easler | 25 Bruce Kison | 26 Jim Bibby | 27 Kent Tekulve | 28 Bill Robinson | 34 John Milner | 35 Manny Sanguillén | 36 Matt Alexander | 39 Dave Parker | 43 Don Robinson | 45 John Candelaria Manager 7 Chuck Tanner [show]v • d • eSports teams based in Pennsylvania Baseball MLB: Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates; IL: Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees; EL: Altoona Curve, Erie SeaWolves, Harrisburg Senators, Reading Phillies; NYPL: State College Spikes, Williamsport Crosscutters; ALPB: Lancaster Barnstormers, York Revolution; FL: Washington Wild Things Basketball NBA: Philadelphia 76ers; D-League: Erie BayHawks; CBA: Pittsburgh Xplosion; PBL: Reading Railers; ABA: Philadelphia Sounds Football NFL: Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers; IWFL: Pittsburgh Passion; NWFA: Erie Illusion; AFL: Philadelphia Soul; af2: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers; AIFA: Erie RiverRats, Harrisburg Stampede, Reading Express; NAFL: Central Penn Piranha, Lancaster Lightning, Pittsburgh Colts Hockey NHL: Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins; AHL: Hershey Bears, Philadelphia Phantoms, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins; ECHL: Johnstown Chiefs, Reading Royals; MAHL: Indiana Ice Miners, Pittsburgh Iron; OHL: Erie Otters Lacrosse MLL: Philadelphia Barrage; NLL: Philadelphia Wings Soccer MLS: Philadelphia; WPS: Philadelphia; USL II: Harrisburg City Islanders, Pittsburgh Riverhounds; NPSL: Lancaster Inferno, Pennsylvania Stoners; PDL: Reading Rage; WPSL: Lancaster Inferno, Northampton Laurels FC, Philadelphia Liberty FC, Steel City Sparks Softball NPF: Philadelphia Force Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_Pirates" Categories: Major League Baseball teams | Baseball teams in Pennsylvania | Sports in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Sports clubs established in 1882 | Pittsburgh Pirates
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2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament! List of NCAA Division 1 Teams & Coaches at 227!
America East Conference Albany - Will Brown Binghamton - Kevin Broadus Boston University - Dennis Wolff Hartford - Dan Leibovitz Maine - Ted Woodward New Hampshire - Bill Herrion Stony Brook - Steve Pikiell UMBC - Randy Monroe Vermont - Mike Lonergan 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! America East Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference Charlotte - Bobby Lutz Dayton - Brian Gregory Duquesne - Ron Everhart Fordham - Dereck Whittenburg George Washington - Karl Hobbs La Salle - John Giannini Rhode Island - Jim Baron Richmond - Chris Mooney St. Bonaventure - Mark Schmidt Saint Joseph's - Phil Martelli Saint Louis - Rick Majerus Temple - Fran Dunphy UMass - Derek Kellogg Xavier - Sean Miller 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic 10 Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference Boston College - Al Skinner Clemson - Oliver Purnell Duke - Mike Krzyzewski Florida State - Leonard Hamilton Georgia Tech - Paul Hewitt Maryland - Gary Williams Miami (Florida) - Frank Haith North Carolina - Roy Williams North Carolina State - Sidney Lowe Virginia - Dave Leitao Virginia Tech - Seth Greenberg Wake Forest - Dino Gaudio 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference Belmont - Rick Byrd Campbell - Robbie Laing East Tennessee State - Murry Bartow Florida Gulf Coast - Dave Balza Jacksonville - Cliff Warren Kennesaw State - Tony Ingle Lipscomb - Scott Sanderson Mercer - Bob Hoffman North Florida - Matt Kilcullen Stetson - Derek Waugh USC Upstate - Eddie Payne 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic Sun Conference
Big 12 Conference Baylor - Scott Drew Colorado - Jeff Bzdelik Iowa State - Greg McDermott Kansas - Bill Self Kansas State - Frank Martin Missouri - Mike Anderson Nebraska - Doc Sadler Oklahoma - Jeff Capel III Oklahoma State - Travis Ford Texas - Rick Barnes Texas A&M - Mark Turgeon Texas Tech - Pat Knight 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big 12 Conference
Big East Conference Cincinnati - Mick Cronin Connecticut - Jim Calhoun DePaul - Jerry Wainwright Georgetown - John Thompson III Louisville - Rick Pitino Marquette - Buzz Williams Notre Dame - Mike Brey Pittsburgh - Jamie Dixon Providence - Keno Davis Rutgers - Fred Hill St. John's - Norm Roberts Seton Hall - Bobby Gonzalez South Florida - Stan Heath Syracuse - Jim Boeheim Villanova - Jay Wright West Virginia - Bobby Huggins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big East Conference
Big Sky Conference Eastern Washington - Kirk Earlywine Idaho State - Joe O'Brien Montana - Wayne Tinkle Montana State - Brad Huse Northern Arizona - Mike Adras Northern Colorado - Tad Boyle Portland State - Ken Bone Sacramento State - Brian Katz Weber State - Randy Rahe 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big Sky Conference
Big South Conference Charleston Southern - Barclay Radebaugh Coastal Carolina - Cliff Ellis Gardner-Webb - Rick Scruggs High Point - Bart Lundy Liberty - Ritchie McKay Presbyterian - Gregg Nibert Radford - Brad Greenberg UNC-Asheville - Eddie Biedenbach VMI - Duggar Baucom Winthrop - Randy Peele 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big South Conference
Big Ten Conference Illinois - Bruce Weber Indiana - Tom Crean Iowa - Todd Lickliter Michigan - John Beilein Michigan State - Tom Izzo Minnesota - Tubby Smith Northwestern - Bill Carmody Ohio State - Thad Matta Penn State - Ed DeChellis Purdue - Matt Painter Wisconsin - Bo Ryan 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big Ten Conference
Big West Conference Cal Poly - Kevin Bromley Cal State Fullerton - Bob Burton Cal State Northridge - Bobby Braswell Long Beach State - Dan Monson Pacific - Bob Thomason UC Davis - Gary Stewart UC Irvine - Pat Douglass UC Riverside - Jim Wooldridge UC Santa Barbara - Bob Williams 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big West Conference
Colonial Athletic Association Delaware - Monte Ross Drexel - Bruiser Flint George Mason - Jim Larranaga Georgia State - Rod Barnes Hofstra - Tom Pecora James Madison - Matt Brady Northeastern - Bill Coen Old Dominion - Blaine Taylor Towson - Pat Kennedy UNC-Wilmington - Benny Moss Virginia Commonwealth - Anthony Grant William & Mary - Tony Shaver 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Colonial Athletic Association
Conference USA East Carolina - Mack McCarthy Houston - Tom Penders Marshall - Donnie Jones Memphis - John Calipari Rice - Ben Braun Southern Methodist - Matt Doherty Southern Mississippi - Larry Eustachy Tulane - Dave Dickerson Tulsa - Doug Wojcik UAB - Mike Davis UCF - Kirk Speraw UTEP - Tony Barbee 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Conference USA
Horizon League - Butler - Brad Stevens Cleveland State - Gary Waters Detroit - Ray McCallum Loyola (Chicago) - Jim Whitesell UIC - Jimmy Collins UW-Green Bay - Tod Kowalczyk UW-Milwaukee - Rob Jeter Valparaiso - Homer Drew Wright State - Brad Brownell Youngstown State - Jerry Slocum 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Horizon League
Independents Bryant - Tim O'Shea Cal State Bakersfield - Keith Brown Chicago State - Benjy Taylor Houston Baptist - Ron Cottrell Longwood - Mike Gillian New Jersey Institute of Technology - Jim Engles North Carolina Central - Henry Dickerson Savannah State - Horace Broadnax SIU-Edwardsville - Lennox Forrester Texas-Pan American - Tom Schuberth Utah Valley - Dick Hunsaker 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! NCAA Division I independent schools (basketball)
Ivy League Brown - Jesse Agel Columbia - Joe Jones Cornell - Steve Donahue Dartmouth - Terry Dunn Harvard - Tommy Amaker Penn - Glen Miller Princeton - Sydney Johnson Yale - James Jones 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Ivy League
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Canisius - Tom Parrotta Fairfield - Ed Cooley Iona - Kevin Willard Loyola (Maryland) - Jimmy Patsos Manhattan - Barry Rohrssen Marist - Chuck Martin Niagara - Joe Mihalich Rider - Tommy Dempsey St. Peter's - John Dunne Siena - Fran McCaffery 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference Akron – Keith Dambrot Ball State – Billy Taylor Bowling Green – Louis Orr Buffalo – Reggie Witherspoon Central Michigan – Ernie Ziegler Eastern Michigan – Charles Ramsey Kent State – Geno Ford Miami – Charlie Coles Northern Illinois – Ricardo Patton Ohio – John Groce Toledo – Gene Cross Western Michigan – Steve Hawkins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-American Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bethune-Cookman - Clifford Reed Coppin State - Ron Mitchell Delaware State - Greg Jackson Florida A&M - Mike Gillespie Hampton - Kevin Nickelberry Howard - Gil Jackson Maryland-Eastern Shore - Meredith Smith Morgan State - Todd Bozeman Norfolk State - Anthony Evans North Carolina A&T - Jerry Eaves South Carolina State - Tim Carter Winston-Salem State - Bobby Collins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference Bradley - Jim Les Creighton - Dana Altman Drake - Mark Phelps Evansville - Marty Simmons Illinois State - Tim Jankovich Indiana State - Kevin McKenna Missouri State - Cuonzo Martin Northern Iowa - Ben Jacobson Southern Illinois - Chris Lowery Wichita State - Gregg Marshall 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Missouri Valley Conference
Mountain West Conference Air Force - Jeff Reynolds Brigham Young - Dave Rose Colorado State - Tim Miles New Mexico - Steve Alford San Diego State - Steve Fisher Texas Christian - Neil Dougherty UNLV - Lon Kruger Utah - Jim Boylen Wyoming - Heath Schroyer 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mountain West Conference
Northeast Conference Central Connecticut State - Howie Dickenman Fairleigh Dickinson - Tom Green LIU-Brooklyn - Jim Ferry Monmouth - Dave Calloway Mount St. Mary's - Milan Brown Quinnipiac - Tom Moore Robert Morris - Mike Rice Jr. Sacred Heart - Dave Bike St. Francis (PA) - Don Friday St. Francis (NY) - Brian Nash Wagner - Mike Deane 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Northeast Conference
Ohio Valley Conference Austin Peay - Dave Loos Eastern Illinois - Mike Miller Eastern Kentucky - Jeff Neubauer Jacksonville State - James Green Morehead State - Donnie Tyndall Murray State - Billy Kennedy Southeast Missouri - Zac Roman Tennessee-Martin - Bret Campbell Tennessee State - Cy Alexander Tennessee Tech - Mike Sutton 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Ohio Valley Conference
Pacific-10 Conference Arizona - Russ Pennell Arizona State - Herb Sendek California - Mike Montgomery Oregon - Ernie Kent Oregon State - Craig Robinson Stanford - Johnny Dawkins UCLA - Ben Howland USC - Tim Floyd Washington - Lorenzo Romar Washington State - Tony Bennett 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Pacific-10 Conference
Patriot League American - Jeff Jones Army - Jim Crews Bucknell - Dave Paulsen Colgate - Emmett Davis Holy Cross - Ralph Willard Lafayette - Fran O'Hanlon Lehigh - Brett Reed Navy - Billy Lange 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Patriot League
Southeastern Conference Alabama - Philip Pearson Arkansas - John Pelphrey Auburn - Jeff Lebo Florida - Billy Donovan Georgia - Pete Herrmann Kentucky - Billy Gillispie LSU - Trent Johnson Mississippi - Andy Kennedy Mississippi State - Rick Stansbury South Carolina - Darrin Horn Tennessee - Bruce Pearl Vanderbilt - Kevin Stallings 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southeastern Conference
Southern Conference Appalachian State - Houston Fancher Chattanooga - John Shulman The Citadel - Ed Conroy College of Charleston - Bobby Cremins Davidson - Bob McKillop Elon - Ernie Nestor Furman - Jeff Jackson Georgia Southern - Jeff Price Samford - Jimmy Tillette UNC-Greensboro - Mike Dement Western Carolina - Larry Hunter Wofford - Mike Young 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southern Conference
Southland Conference Central Arkansas - Rand Chappell Lamar - Steve Roccaforte McNeese State - Dave Simmons Nicholls State - J. P. Piper Northwestern State - Mike McConathy Sam Houston State - Bob Marlin Southeastern Louisiana - Jim Yarbrough Stephen F. Austin - Danny Kaspar Texas A&M-Corpus Christi - Perry Clark Texas-Arlington - Scott Cross Texas-San Antonio - Brooks Thompson Texas State - Doug Davalos 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southland Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference Alabama A&M - L. Vann Pettaway Alabama State - Lewis Jackson Alcorn State - Samuel West Arkansas-Pine Bluff - George Ivory Grambling State - Larry Wright Jackson State - Tevester Anderson Mississippi Valley State - Sean Woods Prairie View A&M - Byron Rimm II Southern - Rob Spivery Texas Southern - Tony Harvey 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southwestern Athletic Conference
The Summit League Centenary - Greg Gary IPFW - Dane Fife IUPUI - Ron Hunter North Dakota State - Saul Phillips Oakland - Greg Kampe Oral Roberts - Scott Sutton South Dakota State - Scott Nagy Southern Utah - Roger Reid UMKC - Matt Brown Western Illinois - Derek Thomas 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! The Summit League
Sun Belt Conference Arkansas-Little Rock - Steve Shields Arkansas State - Dickey Nutt Denver - Joe Scott Florida Atlantic - Mike Jarvis Florida International - Sergio Rouco Louisiana-Lafayette - Robert Lee Louisiana-Monroe - Orlando Early Middle Tennessee - Kermit Davis New Orleans - Joe Pasternack North Texas - Johnny Jones South Alabama - Ronnie Arrow Troy - Don Maestri Western Kentucky - Ken McDonald 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Sun Belt Conference
West Coast Conference Gonzaga - Mark Few Loyola Marymount - Rodney Tention Pepperdine - Vance Walberg Portland - Eric Reveno Saint Mary's - Randy Bennett San Diego - Bill Grier San Francisco - Rex Walters Santa Clara - Kerry Keating 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! West Coast Conference
Western Athletic Conference Boise State - Greg Graham Fresno State - Steve Cleveland Hawai?i - Bob Nash Idaho - Don Verlin Louisiana Tech - Kerry Rupp Nevada - Mark Fox New Mexico State - Marvin Menzies San Jose State - George Nessman Utah State - Stew Morrill 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Western Athletic Conference
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