42 Pittsburgh Pirates Trivia Questions To See If You Bleed Black And Gold

It’s easy to love the Yankees for their pinstripes, it’s convenient to root for the Red Sox for their Green Monster, and it’s typical to admire the Mariners. But some teams are harder to love–they’re teams that put fans through the wringer, that give them all the highs and lows of Major League Baseball, that break their hearts but still keep them hoping. The Pittsburgh Pirates are one such team.

Although the Pirates have been in a slump the last few years, that’s no reason not to brush up on your Bucs knowledge–you know, for the moment when they make it into the playoffs (it’ll be soon, we’re sure). 

Whether you’re a Pittsburgh yinzer who wants to make sure you’re a hometown hero or just an MLB junkie looking to test your knowledge, these Pirates trivia questions and answers are for you.

Once you’re done with this Pirates trivia quiz, try out our San Diego Padres quiz or San Francisco Giants trivia.

How many home runs did the Pittsburgh Pirates hit in the 2022 MLB regular season?





Who is a catcher on the 2023 Pittsburgh Pirates team?

Silvino Bracho

Javier Assad

Alex Claudio

Jason Delay

What was the first season that the Pittsburgh Pirates led the National League in home runs?





Which of these seasons did the Pirates reach the postseason?





How many home runs did Bryan Reynolds hit in 2022?

37 Home Runs

27 Home Runs

47 Home Runs

17 Home Runs

What trend was broken in the 1971 World Series when the Pirates beat the Orioles in Game 7?

Baltimore Victory In Night Games

Extra-Inning Victory

Victory By The Home Team

Victory By Shutout

In which category had Willie Stargell not set the team record when he retired from the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Career RBI’s

Career Home Runs

Career Walks

Single-Season Home Runs

What place did the Pirates finish in their division in 2022?





What was the original name for the Roberto Clemente Award?

Pete Rose Award

Yogi Berra Award

Commissioner’s Award

Good Samaritan Award

Which Alou won a batting title with the Pittsburgh Pirates?





Which of these seasons did the Pirates complete with a winning record?





What was the Pittsburgh Pirates’ win-loss record for the 2022 MLB season?

101 Wins 61 Losses

50 Wins 112 Losses

83 Wins 79 Losses

62 Wins 100 Losses

Who was the MVP of the 1979 World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Darrell Porter

Bucky Dent

Willie Stargell

Pete Rose

What does Oscar Marin do for the 2023 Pittsburgh Pirates?

Pitching Coach


Strength & Conditioning Coach

Radio Announcer

Who is a first base coach for the 2023 Pittsburgh Pirates?

Oscar Charleston

DJ MacLeay

Tarrik Brock

Buck Showalter

What position does Rich Hill play for the 2023 Pittsburgh Pirates?


Left Field


Second Base

How many World Series did Danny Murtaugh win managing the Pittsburgh Pirates?





Who went 8-2 with a 1.82 ERA for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2005?

Zach Duke

Kip Wells

Oliver Perez

Paul Maholm

How many home ballparks had the Pittsburgh Pirates played in before the opening of PNC Park in 2001?





What pitcher gave up Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th hit?

Don Sutton

Steve Carlton

Hoyt Wilhelm

Jon Matlack

Who won the 2006 Roberto Clemente Award given to the MVP of the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Jason Bay

Adam LaRoche

Freddy Sanchez

Zach Duke

How many wins did the Pittsburgh Pirates have in the 2022 MLB season?

72 Wins

42 Wins

62 Wins

82 Wins

How many seasons did Barry Bonds play for the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Four Seasons

Twelve Seasons

Twenty Seasons

Seven Seasons

Who was the last Pittsburgh Pirate to lead the National League in home runs in the 20th century?

Bobby Bonilla

Willie Stargell

Dave Parker

Barry Bonds

Which Pittsburgh Pirate was one of the five original inductees into baseball’s Hall of Fame?

Honus Wagner

Jack Chesbro

Ty Cobb

Christy Mathewson

How high is the Clemente Wall at PNC Park in Pittsburgh?

21 Feet

201 Feet

50 Feet

30 Feet

Who was the first Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher to win the Cy Young Award?

Steve Blass

Vernon Law

Dock Ellis

Doug Drabek

Who was the last Pittsburgh Pirate to lead NL starting pitchers in ERA in the 20th century?

Preacher Roe

Bob Friend

Rube Waddell

John Candelaria

To whom did Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente give his Silver Bat for his first batting title?

Danny Murtaugh

Jackie Robinson

Bob Prince

Branch Rickey

Who played for the Pirates from 1946–1953?

Harmon Killebrew

Bobby Bonilla

Ralph Kiner

Willie Stargell

How many National League East Division Titles did the Pittsburgh Pirates win in the 1970s?





On August 4, 1969, Willie Stargell became the first player to hit a home run out of which stadium?

Jarry Park

Dodger Stadium

Shea Stadium

Forbes Field

What nickname are the Pittsburgh Pirates known by?





Who replaced Roberto Clemente as the Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder in 1973?

Dave Parker

Willie Stargell

Richie Hebner

Richie Zisk

Who is the statue at PNC Park wearing a No. 8 jersey?

Willie Stargell

Ralph Kiner

Honus Wagner

Barry Bonds

Who was the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates when PNC Park opened in 2001?

Jim Tracy

Gene Lamont

Lloyd McClendon

Jim Leyland

Which Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop won a Gold Glove Award in 1993?

Frank Taveras

Rafael Belliard

Barry Larkin

Jay Bell

Who led the 2022 Pirates in home runs hit?

Jack Suwinsk

Oneil Cruz

Bryan Reynolds

Michael Chavis

Where have the Pirates held Spring Training since 1969?

Phoenix, Arizona

Miami Beach, Florida

Bradenton, Florida

Clearwater, Florida

A baseball card featuring which Pittsburgh Pirate sold for $2.3 million in February 2007?

Bill Mazerowski

Honus Wagner

Roberto Clemente

Barry Bonds

How many home runs did Barry Bonds hit as a Pittsburgh Pirate before he joined the Giants?





Which son of a Hall of Famer was an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1977-1984?

Dale Berra

Ed Ott

Bob Boone

Barry Bonds

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