The Pittsburgh Pirates have had many ups and downs in their long career. Dating all the way back to the 1876, today the Pittsburgh Pirates play in the Central Division of the National League. The Pittsburgh Pirates are also known as the Bucs or the Buccus. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 5 time World Series Champions, and have the distinction of playing in the first modern World Series. But recent times have been hard for Pittsburgh Pirates, as they’ve set a record as the only franchise in professional sports history to record 17 straight losing seasons. But with the fans squarely behind them, the Pittsburgh Pirates will surely rise to the occasion once again.