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2021 Pittsburgh Pirates Make Team History

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Yesterdays game against the Dodgers was somewhat historic for the Pirates. Never in the near century and a half of existence have they used 56 players in a season. Monday night Yosi Tsutsugo became the 56th player used for the Pirates in 2021. Mind you; this is August; the season still has over a month left of baseball to go. With September call-ups being different this year, I’m sure the number won’t rise exponentially, but it will still rise in September.

Just to have some fun, let’s list every name, and for even more fun, we will do it in alphabetical order.

Anthony Alford OF
Tyler Anderson SP
Anthony Banda RP
David Bednar RP
Steven Brault SP
JT Brubaker SP
Trevor Cahill SP
Rodolfo Castro INF
Will Craig 1B
Austin Davis RP
Chase DeJong SP
Wilmer Difo INF/OF
Phillip Evans INF/OF
Michael Feliz RP
(Pause to take a breath)
Dustin Fowler OF
Adam Frazier 2B
Todd Frazier INF
Ben Gamel LF
Erik Gonzalez INF
Geoff Hartlieb RP
Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
Clay Holmes RP
Sam Howard RP
Kyle Keller RP
Mitch Keller SP
Max Kranick S
Chad Kuhl SP
Nick Mears RP
Colin Moran 1B
Kevin Newman SS
John Nogowski 1B
Jared Oliva OF
Luis Oviedo RP
Hunter Owen INF
Hoy Park INF/OF
Michael Perez C
Dillon Peters SP
Gregory Polanco RF
Cody Ponce SP/RP
Sean Poppen RP
Bryan Reynolds OF
Richard Rodriguez RP
Chasen Shreve RP
Shea Spitzbarth RP
Jacob Stallings C
Troy Stokes Jr. OF
Chris Stratton RP
Ka’ai Tom OF
Yoshi Tsutsugo INF/OF
Cole Tucker INF/OF
Duane Underwood Jr. RP
Ildemaro Vargas INF
Bryse Wilson SP
Miguel Yajure SP

That’s a lot of names to trot out on the diamond. In terms of just starting pitchers alone, the Pirates have sent out 11. So if you’re a Pirates fan and you want to impress some friends, say that the 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates made team history. You will also get major brownie points if you name all 56 players.

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