Found October 04, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
A season that was once filled with so much hope ended like it always has for the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1993 -- with a record under .500. The Pirates finished 79-83. While that marked their top win total since they also had 79 victories in 1999, it also extended the franchise's streak of losing seasons to 20, the major North American professional sports record for futility. After beating the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 8, the Pirates were 63-47. The talk in the clubhouse and among fans wasn't whether the Pirates would break their streak of losing seasons but if they would get to the postseason. Alas, everything went awry as the Pirates collapsed. They went 16-36 the rest of the way. "Nobody saw this coming," first baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones said. "Everybody is pretty ticked off." Having the most wins in 13 years provided little consolation for Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, who figures to finish high in the National League Mos...
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