Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets
About Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Both the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates have a number of records to their name. Every baseball fan is aware of the Cubs 108 year World Series Championship drought that came to an end in 2016. The Pirates on the other hand, played 20 consecutive losing seasons from 1993 to 2012, making it the longest losing streak in North American professional sports history. This streak came to an end in 2013. The Cubs have won three World Series Championships, while the Pirates have won five. The two have also squared off in the post-season as recently as 2015 when the Cubs defeated the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game.
Cubs vs. Pirates - Memorable Games and Moments
The longest game ever played between the two was on July 6, 1980 at the Three Rivers Stadium. The score was level at 4-4 till the bottom of the 20th inning. However, Ed Ott scored in the end and the Pirates won 5-4. The game lasted for 5 hours and 31 minutes. The longest winning streak that the Cubs have had over the Pirates is of 10 games, while the Pirates longest winning streak over the Cubs is of 11 games. Staying with statistical records, 24 runs are the most Cubs have scored against the Pirates in one game, while the Pirates have scored 22 runs against the Cubs in a single game.
Homer in the Gloamin’ –This is perhaps that one event in the history of these two teams, which eclipses all other moments. Roamin’ In The Gloamin’, a popular song was used in the lead paragraph of the Associated Press (AP) story written by Earl Hilligan to refer to one of the most famous walk-off home runs in the history of the MLB. The home run was hit by a Cub, Gabby Hartnett, in 1938.
The Cubs and the Pirates – Head to Head
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In addition to three World Series Championships, the Chicago Cubs have won 17 NL Pennants, 4 Central Division titles and 2 East Division titles. The Pittsburgh Pirates on the other hand have five World Series Championships, 9 NL Pennants and 9 East Division titles.
Hall of Famers
The Cubs and the Pirates are two of the oldest teams in the MLB and therefore boast a long list of star players. Some of the famous Cubs are Mordecai Brown, Gabby Hartnett, Hack Wilson, Billy Williams and Ernie Banks. And for the Pirates, Roberto Clemente, Fred Clarke, Max Carey and Ralph Kiner are just some of the players who’ve made the Pittsburgh ball club what it is today.
See the Cubs and Pirates in Action this Season
The Cubs are the defending World Series Champions and would like to win their fourth this season. The Pirates, on the other hand, would like to make the playoffs this season, something they missed in 2016. During the upcoming MLB season, expect exciting games between these two teams. If you want the see the two play in-person then get Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets now. If you are interested in attending a specific game, then do take a look at the team’s MLB schedule. To get the most out of your money, do not forget to consult Wrigley Field’s and PNC Park’s seating charts. Cheap Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are available here.