1989 Pittsburgh Pirates: A Detour On The Road To Success

Jim Leyland took over a Pittsburgh Pirates franchise that had collapsed in 1985 with a 57-win season. Over the next three years, Leyland led the Pirates on progressive improvement. They won 64 games in 1986. In 1987, the Buccos nearly got to .500 with 80 wins. 1988 saw Pittsburgh jump all the way to 88 […]