Since 1887 is a blog dedicated to the rich baseball tradition and historic role of Pittsburgh in the annals of our national game. From Wagner to Charleston to Gibson to the Waners to Vaughn to Kiner to Maz to The Great One to Pops all the way to today, Pittsburgh deep down has always been a baseball town. Since 1887 is named after the year professional baseball was born in Pittsburgh. Our mission is celebrate the past while, analyzing the present and pondering the future. That's a fancy way of saying we love to talk baseball, especially Pirates baseball above all things. But don't be suprised if we occasionally post things non-Pirates related from of note from the world of baseball. Follow us on twitter, facebook & tumblr.
While more recently known as a football and hockey town, the city of bridges has a rich baseball tradition. Pittsburgh played in the first World Series and can lay claim to some of the greatest players and teams who have ever graced the diamond. From Honus Wagner to Josh Gibson to Ralph Kiner to Roberto Clemente to Willie Stargell and many others, Pittsburgh boasts a sizable delegation in Cooperstown. The Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays baseball clubs have left an indelible imprint on the history of our national game. This site is an ongoing salute to Pittsburgh baseball yesterday, today and tomorrow.