We Are Family Throwback Sports T Shirts

We Are Family sports t shirts

Same old Pirates? NO! The Pittsburgh Pirates are back in the playoffs after 21 years of futility. They made the playoffs this year with a strong season where they were never more than four games out of first place. They never had a losing month, and this is their first winning season in those 21 years of disappointment.

Incidentally, or perhaps, prophetically, Roberto Clemente’s number was 21.

We Are Family sports t shirts

And now the Pirates have a chance to repeat their championship of 1979. Even though it’s a bit far off from round one of the playoffs, we’re hoping these throwback sports t-shirts from the “We are family” days will bring the Pirates luck. But do they even need it?

Before the season began, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said his goal was winning 95 games this season.
The Pirates won 94 in the regular season and won their 95th the other day against the Cincinnati Reds, the first playoff game in Pittsburgh since Game 5 of the 1992 NLCS.

Behind such players as NL MVP candidate Andrew McCutchen, who hit .317 with 21 home runs, 84 RBI, 27 stolen bases, a .404 on-base percentage and .508 slugging percentage, and Francisco Liriano, who was 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA.

To the most optimistic of Pirates fans, this all brings to mind the time the Pirates won a championship in 1979, behind Willie Stargell (.281, 32 HR, 82 RBI), Bruce Kison, John Candelaria and Dave Parker. That team won 98 games, also beating the Reds in the playoffs, who were then known as the Big Red Machine. In the World Series, they came back to win over the Baltimore Orioles after trailing three games to one.

The popular disco hit “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge was used as the team’s theme song that season, and the team wore the unique “pillbox” type hats that are so cool now.

Andrew McCutchen met the relatives of Clemente and Stargell recently, and said, “Meeting (Stargell’s) wife makes me feel like I’m meeting Willie.” Roberto’s son, Clemente, Jr. said of McCutcheon, “He is the hope, To watch him play is to have hope.”

But is hope enough? It was a magical season in 1979. Can it happen again? Can history repeat itself? Well, whether it does or doesn’t we’ve created the “We are family” t-shirt to honor that 1979 team, and hopefully, bring some mojo to the Pirates playoff run this season. “We Are Family!” V6WGBSFV3MBE

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