Top five Pittsburgh Pirates moments from the 2015 regular season

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Oct 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett (34) reacts to the crowd as he takes a curtain call after being removed from the game against the Cincinnati Reds during the seventh inning at PNC Park. This was the final regular season start of Burnett

3.) AJ Burnett chosen to first All-Star game in final year

One of the best stories of the 2015 campaign was the first half dominance shown by 38-year old veteran pitcher AJ Burnett. After leaving the Pirates after the 2013 season to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, Burnett returned to the Pirates this season, signing a one-year deal and making it clear that this was to be his final season. Prior to the 2015 All-Star break, Burnett went 7-3 with a 2.11 ERA in 18 starts. He also showed that he didn’t lose touch of his strikeout pitch, compiling 100 strikeouts in 119.1 innings. After 17 Major League seasons, Burnett was voted to his first career All-Star game, enjoying the festivities with some of the best players in baseball as well as his two young sons. In his three seasons as a Pittsburgh Pirate, Burnett has been a constant fan favorite. This specific moment is one of my favorites from 2015. It is a special moment surrounding a special player who Pirates fans will not forget

Our number two moment for the 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates energized the team for the second half, and may have been the catalyst for their surge to the second best record in baseball.

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