History of Pittsburgh

The History Behind the Name: The Pirates
Feb 25, 2023
Perhaps a mocking nod to the accusations about plundering players, the Pittsburgh baseball team officially nicknamed themselves the Pirates for the 1981 season and, in a few decades, became a team that made two World Series appearances in the first decade of the 1900s. In 1912, the Pirates logo officially appeared on the team’s uniforms, cementing the “piratical” team as the celebrated Pittsburgh Pirates. 

The History Behind the Name: The Penguins
Jan 30, 2023
The history behind the Penguins franchise is intertwined with Pittsburgh hockey history as a whole. Influenced by financial crises, sports politics, and reconstruction projects, the Pittsburgh Penguins journey reminds us of the power of fan loyalty and Pittsburgh’s sports. The Pittsburgh hockey team is easily identified by its steel-proof marketing image: black and gold color scheme, the Igloo, the Iceburgh, and a name that originated with the fans.

Blog - History Behind the Logo: The Steelmark
Jan 14, 2023
Many Steelers fans have the emblem engraved into their memory, memorabilia lining their homes, and...

The History Behind the Name: The Steelers
Jan 11, 2023
The Pittsburgh Steelers. Known by their black and yellow and remembered for the Immaculate Reception, their Steel Curtain defense, and making history countless times. But why are they called the Steelers? Let's take a look at how football history blends with American history of the steel industry and its workers.

The History of "The Strip District" in Pittsburgh, Pa
Mar 12, 2020
“The Strip District,” a piece of Pittsburgh history that emulates the booming industrial economy that...

The Legacy of Andy Warhol in Pittsburgh
Oct 25, 2019
Andy Warhol’s name is well-known, even if people don’t know what for. And if those...