If you are interested in trying your luck with Pittsburgh Pirates betting during the 2020 MLB season, the wait will be over soon. In the meantime, learn a few important things about the team, their previous success, baseball picks, MLB picks and MLB prediction today.
The season will kick off during March, and you have just enough time to create a perfect betting strategy. So, here is a chance to learn what might happen to the Pirates in the forthcoming MLB season and how to best bet on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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2019 was a turbulent season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. During their 138th season, the team got eliminated from the postseason quite interestingly. Apart from their loss to the Cubs on the 14th of September, the Pirates got their manager fired two weeks after that.
Apparently, he was blamed for the team’s lack of success during the last four seasons. To be precise, the focus was on the fact that the team didn’t manage to get to the playoffs in the past four seasons.
So, even if the past four seasons wasn’t that successful for the team, hopefully, the next season might come with more success. 2020 will be the team’s 139th season and two decades playing at PNC Park. Hopefully, we might see the team in the playoffs after four years.
In case the new general manager decides to rebuild the team and reshape the Pirates’ roster a lot of things might change. No one can guarantee it but there is hope for the PIrates fans out there. Even if it is too early to make some precisely targeted predictions, it is never too early to speculate.
According to the current odds to win the 2020 World Series, the Pirates are on the bottom part of the list. However, if some drastic changes prove to function in 2020, who knows, maybe they might even have a chance.
History of Pittsburgh Pirates
In order to place winning MLB lines, or MLB spreads, you could use a little history lesson on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Learning about the history of their success and how the team functions might help you create a better Pittsburgh Pirates betting plan. Stay tuned to learn a thing or two about the Pirates and how they got here.
This professional baseball team from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is competing in MLB. They are a part of NL, Central Divison from 1994. but they joined the National League in 1887. Moreover, the franchise was formed on October 15, 1881, under a different name.
Furthermore, the team’s nicknames are the “Bucs”. There is also the “Buccos” as a variant, but both these come from the term “buccaneer” which means pirate.
Since the formation of the team, the Pirates have been very successful. As Allegheny, they won 5 World Series championships, and they won 3 NL titles during their first years as NL members. Despite many ups and downs, this long-lasting franchise managed to build quite a successful history.
In 1960, the Pirates won the World Series, and they ended the Game 7 with a home run. Afterward, the team managed to win the World Series again in 1971 and 1979.
Later on, the Pittsburgh Pirates won 3 consecutive NL East Division titles, but what followed was the period full of failures. Finally, in 2013 the team qualified for the NL Wild Card. Then, the Pirates reached the playoffs in 2014 and 2015, but they lost in the Wild Card Game in both seasons. Finally, the overall win-loss count for the Pirates is 10,476 to 10,312.
There are three players found on the very top of the list of famous Pittsburgh Pirates players. These are Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, and Honus Wagner. Clemente was a right fielder who spent 18 seasons playing for the Pirates. During his career in MLB, he managed to reach the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Moreover, he was the first Caribbean and Latin American to do it. Apart from that, he was 12-time All-Star, NL MVP, 12-time Gold Glove Award winner, and so much more.
Stargell, whose nicknames in the late days was “Pops”, was a left fielder and first baseman. He spent all of the 21 seasons of his career with the Pirates in the MLB. In addition, he helped the team win 6 NL East Divison titles, 2 NL pennants, and 2 World Series championships. He was an NL, World Series, and the NL Championship Series MVP, and he was a 7-time All-star player.
Johannes “Honus” Wagner who was playing as a baseball shortstop, played for the Pirates for most of his career. He holds the record for most batting titles won in NL. His nickname was “The Flying Dutchman” due to his heritage and performance. He reached the Baseball Hall of Fame.