1979 Pittsburgh Pirates: Don't Ever Take Sides Against The Family…Ever

The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates were a franchise on a good run. They won World Series titles in 1960 and 1971. And since the expansion and realignment of 1969, they had been the pre-eminent power in the old NL East, winning five division titles from 1970-75. Even though the Philadelphia Phillies won the division each year from 1976-78, the Pirates were still on everyone’s radar and in 1979 they came back with the biggest of splashes behind a team whose cohesiveness was captured by their rallying to the song “We Are Family.”