Originally posted on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 7/15/12
  • The Pirates are 48-37 at the All-Star Break which is 11 games above .500! This  is the first time since the 1992 season that they have been 10 or more games above .500.
  • 1992 was also the last time Bucs made the playoffs where the Braves beat us 4 games to 3 in the NLCS.
  • The Pirates are 1st in the NL Central for the first time since 1997.
  • If the winner of a baseball game was awarded to the team was the highest payroll, the Pirates would end up 26-136 this season, only beating the Royals, Astros, and Padres. If we played the Athletics, we would beat them as well. Our payroll this season is $63,431,999.

It has been 20 years since this team has had it’s time to shine, so let’s do it again this year Bucs!

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