5 Reasons Pittsburgh Pirates Will Make Noise in NL Central

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5 Reasons Pittsburgh Pirates Will Make Noise in NL Central
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Buccos' fans hope the team is able to snap a 19-year losing streak in the Steel City.

For baseball fans everywhere, remembering a season where the Pirates finished with a winning record is quickly becoming impossible.

The last time the Pirates won more games than they lost in a regular season was 1992. 

Current Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, who still lives in Pittsburgh with his family during the offseason, managed the Pirates to a 96-66 record and an NL Central Championship.

Tim Wakefield, who retired from major league baseball at the age of 45 after last season, won the Rookie Pitcher of the Year award.

Barry Bonds hit 34 home runs and 103 RBIs in his seventh MLB season.

The Pirates played at Three Rivers Stadium—a venue they shared with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

George H.W. Bush, the nation's 41st president held office.

The U.S. military intervened in Somalia to end a bloody civil war.

Aladdin, Wayne's World and A Few Good Men were some of the year's most popular movies.

Nirvana and Pearl Jam were putting Seattle on the musical map.

Needless to say, it's been a while since the Pirates "raised the Jolly Roger" on an above .500 season.

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