Sixty-nine wins

Good morning. It is August 8th, 2013.

With last night's win, the Pirates are 69-44. Since 1992, the Pirates failed to win 69 games in the following seasons*: 1994, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

That's nine total seasons. There is more work to be done.

*The strike shortened 1994 and 1995. The '94 Pirates were on pace for 75 wins, but the '95 Pirates were terrible and only on pace for 65 wins.

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.