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Pittsburgh Pirates: Willie to Barry to Nate

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

With the song "We Are Family" glaring from the speakers in Three Rivers Stadium, the Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 7-1, in Game Five of the 1979 World Series to extend the series. It would be two games later when the Pirates would go on to defeat the Orioles by winning the next two games in Baltimore.

Times were good for the Pirates, as they capped their second World Series Championship during the 70's (winning in 1971 against the Orioles). From 1969 to 1979, the Pirates were one of the best teams in baseball. They won 90 or more games six times during that span and only had one losing season (80-82 in '73)

When you are on top, there's no way to go but down. That is exactly what occurred in the mi...

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