Pittsburgh Pirates

From Fake Baseball Reference
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh pirates.png
Established in 2017
Names
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (2017-present)
Other Nicknames
The Bucs, The Buccos, The Black and Gold
Ballpark
General Manager
MLR Titles
Paper Cup titles (0) None
National League Pennants (0) None
East Division titles (0) None
Wild card berths (0) None

The Pittsburgh Pirates are an American professional fake baseball franchise based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are in Major League Redditball's National League, and are one of the twelve inaugural teams in the league. They were created by Ext1nct_Nova.

The Pittsburgh Pirate's first selection in team history was catcher, Gare Doctor, who, for a brief period, was also the general manager of the team after Ext1nct_Nova's departure after Session 2. The Pirates current general manager is Timothy "Pops" Moyer who took over in Session 7 of Season 1.


Season 1[edit]

The Pirates finished with an impressive 5-2 record at the end of the expansion shortened season 1. Despite finishing tied for first with 3 other teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates were left out of the playoffs. The team was led by Ricky Steele and Johnny Hopkins on offense, leading to Johnny Hopkins winning the silver slugger award for being the top-hitting 3rd baseman in the National League. On the pitching side, Darth Vader led the Pittsburgh Pirates and finished in third place for Cy Young voting.

After two sessions in season one, the Pirates GM went missing after a hike in the Allegheny Mountains. Gare Doctor had to quickly take over the GM spot until a replacement was found. The Pirates played to an impressive 3-1 record under Doctor before Timothy "Pops" Moyer came in to take the reigns for the last session of season one.

In an alcohol fueled rage, Ricky Steele flew off the handle when his stellar hitting duties and his umping duties became too much for him to handle. His umping techniques were called into question which led to Steele lashing out and retiring from the league, despite being a candidate for NL MVP. The team has not heard from him since but it is rumored that Steele and Doctor get together from time to time for a beer and Dungeons and Dragons.

Season 1 Roster (2017)[edit]

The final roster the Pirates fielded in Session 7 of Season 1.

Pitchers
Starter Closer
Starters Darth Vader Bartholomew Crumblepuff


Position Players
Position Starter Backup
Catcher Gare Doctor Mike Anderson
First Baseman Jameson Poe Jethro Jammer
Second Baseman Splash Nelson --
Third Baseman Johnny Hopkins --
Shortstop Lance Lummox --
Left fielder Ricky Steele Albie Smith
Center fielder Jimmy Johns --
Right fielder Baxter Payne Rory Nipponsteer

Season 2[edit]

Season 2 Roster (2017 - 2018)[edit]

The final roster the Pirates fielded after the expansion draft.

Pitchers
Starter Closer
Starters Darth Vader Bartholomew Crumblepuff


Position Players
Position Starter Backup Backup
Catcher Gare Doctor Mike Anderson --
First Baseman Emer Bock -- --
Second Baseman Splash Nelson Rusty DeMico --
Third Baseman Johnny Hopkins Junior Biggins --
Shortstop Lance Lummox -- --
Left fielder Diligent Moose -- --
Center fielder Jimmy Johns Ashton Westenburg Joey Bagpipes
Right fielder Baxter Payne -- --


Minor League Roster (2018)[edit]

Minor League Players
Position Player Name
Catcher Moose McCracken
Second Baseman Buckeye Logan, II
Right Fielder Tom Brazy