Pittsburgh’s Games Over .500

After a rough first week of the season, Pittsburgh’s been the 2nd best team in baseball (tied with the Yankees) from April 8th onward, going 24-12, just 0.5 games back of St Louis during that time. Now after last night, the Pirates are 8 games over .500 on the season.

To put that in some context, here’s a list of the highest above .500 the Pirates have gotten in the years since they won the ’79 World Series (33 seasons), showing the latest date in each season that the team reached their peak that season.

Peak Games Over .500 Date
16 Aug 08, 2012
7 Jul 19, 2011
2 Apr 18, 2010
4 Apr 26, 2009
1 Apr 14, 2008
3 Apr 04, 2007
Never over .500 in 2006
Never over .500 in 2005
2 Apr 18, 2004
4 Apr 11, 2003
7 Apr 21, 2002
Never over .500 in 2001
Never over .500 in 2000
5 Jun 4, 1999
2 Apr 12, 1998
4 May 9, 1997
3 Apr 6, 1996
Never over .500 in 1995
3 May 11, 1994
5 Apr 15, 1993
32 Sep 29, 1992
34 Oct 06, 1991
29 Oct 02, 1990
Never over .500 in 1989
18 Jul 21, 1988
2 May 24, 1987
4 Apr 20, 1986
Never over .500 in 1985
1 Apr 08, 1984
9 Sep 24, 1983
10 Sep 19, 1982
4 Jun 07, 1981
17 Aug 17, 1980