Why are the Pittsburgh Pirates called the Bucs?
Credit:Kevin C. CoxGetty Images SportGetty Images
Q:

Why are the Pittsburgh Pirates called the Bucs?

A:

Quick Answer

The Pittsburgh Pirates are called the Bucs because it is a shortened version of "buccaneers," another word for pirates. The team is part of the National League of Major League Baseball and is based in Pittsburgh, Penn.

 Know More

Full Answer

The Bucs play home games at PNC Park, and the team has won the World Series five times and lost twice. The team became part of the National League in 1887 and competed in its first World Series in 1903. The first World Series win came in 1909. In 1960, the Bucs won the World Series with a home run for the first time in the championship's history.

Learn more about Baseball

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What does "w/" mean?

    A:

    The abbreviation "w/" is generally a shortened version of the word "with." Similarly, most people use either "w/o" or "w/out" to abbreviate the word "without."

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    What is Voodoo?

    A:

    The word "Voodoo" is an anglicized version of the Haitian Creole word "Vodou." Vodou is a traditional Haitian religious belief system that was born out of the blending of cultures that resulted from African slaves being forced to practice Catholicism by French slave owners in the Caribbean.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How many times is "prayer" mentioned in the Bible?

    A:

    There are about 650 different prayers in the Bible but it is very difficult to get an exact number of how many times that the word "prayer" is referenced or mentioned in the Bible as every version is worded slightly differently.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where is Pittsburgh?

    A:

    Pittsburgh is in western Pennsylvania, in the northeast region of the United States. It is about 32 miles due west of the western Pennsylvania-West Virginia state line, 70 miles north of the southern Pennsylvania-West Virginia state line, and 50 miles south-southeast of the Ohio state line.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore