A few links on everyone's favorite 100-loss team...
A full video from Game 7 of the 1960 WORLD SERIES previously unknown to exist was found in Bing Crosby's wine cellar last December.
The former part-owner of the Pirates was too nervous to watch the game, so he and his wife flew to Paris and he listened on the radio. He hired a company to record Game 7 by kinescope, and the five-reel set is the only known complete copy of the game.
An agreement has been reached that will allow the MLB Network to broadcast the game in December, and a DVD hosted by Bob Costas will be sold in the future. I must say, this is an absolutely awesome story. [NY Times] *And yes, I know this was last week's news, but it got lost in the shuffle with Pitt/Miami, the Pens game and Steelers-Bucs. My bad.
The Pirates wrapped up their 2010 home slate on Sunday against Houston, and believe it or not, attendance was UP over 2009. The Pirates averaged 19,919 while drawing 1,613,399 in 81 home dates during 2010, up slightly from 1,577,853 in 2009.
The attendance for the final three-game series against Houston was 70,389. For a 100-loss team. Unreal. [ESPN]
PEDRO ALVAREZ was named the National League's Player of the Week for the period spanning September 20-26. During those six games, Alvarez collected a Major League-best 13 RBIs, while batting .417 with two homers, four doubles and four runs scored. He's the first Bucco to win the award since Ryan Doumit in June, 2008.
For the season, Alvarez is sitting at .249/.324/.449 with 14 HR and 58 RBI in 90 games for the Pirates. [PittsburghPirates.com]
RYAN DOUMIT sounded awestruck by the Pirates' fans' show of support of Sunday: