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Topic - Willie Stargell
Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series.
Seven new All-Stars and still no Yasiel Puig.
The last time the Pittsburgh Pirates had five All-Stars, there was no designated hitter, baseballs were made of horsehide and the major leagues had 24 teams.
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
I was on 12 All-Star rosters, most as a legit All-Star deserving of the honor of representing the National League as one of that year's best players.
Only twice in the past 49 years has a major leaguer produced a game-ending RBI in the 13th inning on Friday the 13th.
Andrew Neft stood with his family in the Black and Gold Forever store in the heart of Pittsburgh's Strip District _ looking to see what Steelers jersey or Penguins gear he might add to his collection _ when he spotted six Pirates shirts hanging high up on the wall, nearly out of view.
For Chuck Tanner, it was all about family, in so many ways.
Joe L. Brown, the general manager whose shrewd trading and expert rebuilding of the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system resulted in two World Series championships, died after an extended illness. He was 91.