Pittsburgh Pirates: Forgotten All-Stars From the 20 Years of Losing
By Noah Wright
For 20 straight seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates did not have a winning season. But they still had at least one All-Star in each of those 20 seasons. Many of which have become forgotten to time.
From 1993 to 2012, the Pittsburgh Pirates did not have a single winning season. Despite having some pretty awful teams in those 20 seasons, the team still had a National League All-Star in each of these seasons. This is due to the MLB requiring each team to have at least one representative in the MLB All-Star Game each summer.
Now, you probably remember players such as Jason Bay, Andy Van Slyke and Jason Kendall making the all-star games during their tenures with the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, there are many that were forgotten because of just how bad the Pirates’ were, or maybe they didn’t deserve to go to the All-Star Game at all.
Having forgettable All-Stars is commonplace in baseball. Each and every season there are players in the All-Star Game that probably should not be there, or are deserving but are forgotten due to being on a bad team.
Today, let’s go over five of those kinds of all-stars from the Pirates 20 year losing streak.