With the baseball season in full swing, it’s time to stock up on this year’s must-have Bucs gear!
Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the crew, however, chances are you already have a few pieces of gear lying around already—and some of it might be the very same stuff that everyone else has.
This year, stand out at PNC Park and show off your Pittsburgh pride with some speciality Bucs gear inspired by our team’s glory days.
Pittsburgh’s Baseball Traditions
Founded as part of the American Association in 1881, our Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the oldest major-league baseball teams in America. By the start of the 1900s, the Bucs were one of the greatest baseball teams in the country, winning three NL titles from 1901 to 1903 and finally winning the World Series in 1909.
The Buc’s success didn’t stop there, however: In addition to decades of great games, the Bucs would also win the World Series against the New York Yankees in 1960, which was famously the only World Series game to win on a home run. Plus, even after losing Forbes Field in 1970, the Bucs would head into one of their most successful decades, winning the World Series in 1971 and again in 1979!
Though some difficult competition has posed a challenge to the team in recent years, we think the Bucs are ready for a comeback—and maybe some gear from the glory days can help forget a century of new ones ahead.
7 Essential Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Gear
Though players and seasons come and go, the Buc’s legacy is forever! Show your pride and respect for our team and our city with one of these vintage-inspired pieces of Pirates baseball gear.
1. 70s All Stars T-Shirt
Of all the decades in Bucs history, the 1970s were one of the greatest: Apart from two World Series wins in 1971 and 1979, the team also won the NL East title for more than half of the decade. With our vintage-inspired 70s All Stars T-Shirt, you can pay respect to this incredible decade and the legendary players who made it a reality.
2. Play at the Plate T-Shirt
Though Pittsburgh pride is larger than any baseball stadium, sometimes it’s good to be subtle—especially if you find yourself in Cincinnati. Featuring a Steel City home plate brandished with crossed baseball bats, our ultra-soft Play at the Plate T-Shirt has a textured look that only adds to the vintage charm.
3. Steel City Gold Snapback Hat
Whether you’re rooting for Pittsburgh or rooting for our shop (we’re happy with either), our Steel City Snapback is a great way to do it. With a wide brim to keep you shaded, this branded Pittsburgh baseball cap will help you stay comfortable and stylish on and off the field.
4. Comeback Kid T-Shirt
Celebrate Pittsburgh’s spirit of reinvention and perseverance with the Comeback Kid T-Shirt. Featuring our shop’s ever-determined Comeback Kid mascot dressed in Bucs yellow, modern Pittsburghers and old-school Yinzers alike will appreciate this vintage-inspired homage to our city’s spirit.
5. Forbes Field T-Shirt
Though we haven’t played at Forbes Field since 1970, you can still pay homage to our team’s illustrious past with our Forbes Field t-shirt. Featuring a classic aerial view of “The House of Thrills” on a heathered grey background, we can guarantee that the fabric is much softer than the infield dirt that gave Forbes Field its legendary nickname.
6. Roberto Clemente Line Up T-Shirt
Every Bucs fan has heard of the legendary Roberto Clemente: Apart from playing 18 of the team’s most successful seasons, the Puerto Rican Clemente was also heavily involved in charity work for Latin American and Caribbean during the off-season. In 1972, Clemente tragically died
in a plane crash en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Featuring a vintage silhouette emblazoned against crossing baseball bats, this officially licensed Roberto Clemente t-shirt is a must-have for any Bucs superfan.
7. Pierogies T-Shirt
While we may not win every World Series, we’ll always have The Great Pierogi Race! Celebrate this hilarious and beloved tradition with four of our most intrepid racers on this very unique Pirates baseball shirt. Plus, even if you are just here for the pierogies (and who could blame you?), this shirt is for you!
Shop Steel City Brand
From legendary baseball to the steel that built America, there’s plenty of reasons to be proud of Pittsburgh. That’s why we founded Steel City, the premier shop for all Pittsburgh-related apparel and accessories.
For more great Bucs gear and other Pittsburgh-themed apparel, check out our product line or call us at 412-932-2589!