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50: The Pirates were the first team in the Majors to 50 wins. The franchise has only accomplished that twice -- 1921 and1960, when the club won its third World Series.

"There's really nothing better than going out and representing your country." -- Hurdle, on his friend and Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma being named the head coach of the United States Olympic hockey team for the 2014 Games.

Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for
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