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Pittsburgh Pirates: Celebrate 1909 Pennant in Exciting Fashion

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

One hundred years ago this fall, the Pittsburgh Pirates, now a symbol of baseball gone awry, beat the Detroit Tigers in the World Series.

Tomorrow, amid a weekend series with those same Tigers, the Pirates will celebrate their historic first title in an almost unique fashion as they "turn back the clock" at PNC Park.

Both teams will be clad in their 1909 uniforms, the giant electronic scoreboard will be turned off in favor of a traditional one, the booming music will be silenced, and PA announcements will be kept to a minimum. 

In addition, the mascots and perigees will take a day off.

The goal is to make this Sunday's game very much the way it would have been when Honus Wager famously s...

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