The Pittsburgh Pirates are an American professional baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division. The team was founded as part of the American Association in 1881 under the name Pittsburgh Alleghenys, and joined the National League in 1887. The Pirates have won the World Series five times, in 1909, 1925, 1960, 1971, and 1979. They are often referred to as the "Bucs" or the "Buccos". The team has played its home games at PNC Park since 2001, a 39,000-seat stadium along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh's North Side. The Pirates have had notable players such as Honus Wagner, Roberto Clemente, and Barry Bonds. As of September 29, 2023, the Pirates have a record of 75-84 and are in 4th place in the NL Central division.