Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 5 Shortstops in Franchise History

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PHOENIX – JULY 25: Jack Wilson #2 of the Pittsburgh Pirates prepares to bat during the major league baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 25, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a deep history. While one of the best players in the history of the game came from the Bucs’ shortstop position, who are the five best shortstops in franchise history?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the richest and most storied histories in the sport of professional baseball. In that history, they have plenty of interesting players. Ones who have gone to Cooperstown, or ones that have just flown by under the radar. Regardless, they’ve had some great players at all nine positions on the baseball diamond.

One of the team’s strongest positions in history has been the shortstop position. So, today, let’s go over some of the best shortstops in the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Before we get into it, I want to make a few things clear about my qualification. A player who has more time with the Pirates will be weighed more heavily than one with fewer games/plate appearances in a Bucs’ uniform. I am also taking into account how well their era and league adjusted stats stack up against each other.

So, without further ado, let’s get started with number 5 on the list!

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