Pittsburgh Pirates players have won a ton of awards throughout the franchise’s history, so who has the most awards at each of position?
It’s award season in Major League Baseball. Gold Gloves have already been handed out and will soon hand out the Sluggers. But now we’re moving on to the big awards. The MVP, the Cy Young, the Rookie of the Year, and the Manager of the Year. The awards that get the most attention, the highest honors, the ones that everyone is excited to see the winner of.
The Pittsburgh Pirates might not have any finalists for any of the big awards, but they watched Jacob Stallings outpace both Yadier Molina and JT Realmuto for the Gold Glove, and Bryan Reynolds just missed out on a Silver Slugger. But throughout the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates they have had a ton of awards won.
Today, I want to put together a team of the players with the most hardware at every position. By hardware, I mean anything the player took home a trophy for. Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, MVP, Cy Young, Hank Aaron award, you name it. If it’s sitting in that player’s trophy case right now, it’s considered hardware (minus World Series Rings). But I’m also considering just what they received as Pirates players, so Barry Bonds’s 5 other MVP awars won’t be taken into cosnideration.
Given that, what does a team with the most awards at each position look like?