History of the Innocents

Although the Pittsburgh Pirates got their start as the Pittsburgh Alleghenies in 1876, they were later renamed the Innocents in 1890.  The funny thing is that this could still be their name today except for their dubious acquisition of a player from the Philadelphia Athletics in 1891 through alleged piratical tactics.  Hence, some started calling them the Pirates and the name stuck.  As far as my opinion on the charges against them in 1891?  I think they’re innocent.



2 thoughts on “History of the Innocents

  1. There is a difference between there and their.

    Posted by Doug Kelley | June 21, 2019, 7:46 pm
  2. Thanks for stopping by Doug, and catching my typo. It has been fixed.

    Posted by G | June 22, 2019, 1:37 pm

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