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Could Pirates See First .500 Season in 17 Years?

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

1992—A familiar year in the Steel City. No, not just because the Penguins defeated the Blackhawks in four games to win the Stanley Cup, but because it was the last time the Pirates finished a season above .500.

The 1992 Pittsburgh Pirates went 96-66 finishing first in the National League East, a 25-year old Tim Wakefield was making his debut in the majors, and Barry Bonds was noticeably thinner.

Seventeen years later, the Bucs are still in shambles, but things are looking up.

The average age of this team is 26.4, putting them just below the Marlins team who currently lead the Majors with the youngest talent in the league at an average age of 26.2.

With a pair of southpaws leading the wa...

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