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No. 54: Pittsburgh Pirates

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 6, 2012, 5:53 PM ET
By Doug Mittler | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 70 Title track: 109 Ownership: 116 Coaching: 71 Players: 90 Fan relations: 89 Affordability: 18 Stadium experience: 3 Bang for the buck: 4

Decades ago, U. of Oklahoma president George Lynn Cross quipped that he wanted "to build a University of which the football team could be proud." You might apply that same principle to Pittsburgh Pirates fans, who finally have a team worthy of their home digs. This is the 12th season at PNC Park, and it's hasn't lost any of its luster. ...

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