PNC Park History

  • PNC Park Inaugural Game

    PNC Park Inaugural Game
    The Pirates opened up their new stadium on April 9, 2001 against the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati first baseman and Pittsburgh native Sean Casey recorded the first hit in PNC Park history, a 2 run home run. Cincinnati won 8-2
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    PNC Park History

  • Pirates First Win at PNC Park

    Pirates First Win at PNC Park
    The Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 to pick up their first win at their new home.
  • First Home Run in the Allegheny River

    First Home Run in the Allegheny River
    Daryle Ward of the Houston Astros became the first, and only, player to hit a home run that landed in the Allegheny River on a fly ball. The ball traveled 463 feet to right field. Source: hittrackeronline.com
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  • PNC Park Hosts All Star Game

    PNC Park Hosts All Star Game
    The MLB All Star Game came to PNC Park for the first time on July 11, 2006. Texas Ranger Michael Young won the game for the American League in the top of the 9th with a 2 run triple off of Trevor Hoffman to cap off the comeback. Young picked up the MVP of the All Star Game. Photo Source: bleacherreport.com
  • Andrew McCutchen MLB Debut

    Andrew McCutchen MLB Debut
    Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen made his Major League debut on June 4, 2009 against the New York Mets. McCutchen picked up his first major league hit in his first at bat. Photo Source: post-gazette.com
  • Alvarez Walk Off Home Run

    Alvarez Walk Off Home Run
    Pirates rookie third baseman Pedro Alvarez hit his first career walk off home run in the bottom of the 10th against the Colorado Rockies. Photo Source: post-gazette.com
  • First No-Hitter

    First No-Hitter
    Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey threw the first no-hitter in PNC Park history on September 28, 2012. Cincinnati won 1-0.
  • Pirates Comeback vs. Cincinnati

    Pirates Comeback vs. Cincinnati
    The Pirates came back from a 5-0 deficit going in to the bottom of the 7th on April 14, 2013 to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 10-7. Michael McKenry hit 2 home runs, the second tying the game at 5 in the 8th. Starling Marte hit a go ahead 2 run home run in the bottom of the 8th. Photo Source: Post-Gazette.com