Once upon a time, Pittsburgh didn’t trade away all of its good players.

Pittsburgh Pirates traded away two of the team's superstar pitchers in the same month. Many ex-Pirates play in the major league playoff games, but not for Pittsburgh's team. 

And, there used to be more places to play. The field is not present anymore. 

Ballfield above the J&L Mill on the South Side

Ballfield above the J&L Mill on the South Side.

Baseball team from the South Side.

Baseball team from the South Side.

About the author 

Mark Rauterkus

Swim, SKWIM and Water Polo coach and publisher in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a nonprofit advocate organization and webmaster to the International Swim Coaches Association. Head varsity and middle-school swim coach for The Ellis School. Former candidate for public office on multiple occasions.

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