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Interactive: Pirates futility timeline

Relive some Pirates history as they approach a record 17th-straight losing season

Updated: May 22, 2009, 12:34 PM ET
By Ted Bauer | ESPN The Magazine
It's been a rough few years for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Make that a rough 16 years. In the latest issue of The Mag, Luke Cyphers tries to figure out how a major league ball club could be mired in mediocrity for so long. Here, in this interactive timeline, we take a look at a few of the Pirates hits from the early nineties and their numerous misses thereafter. Click away on the graph points, Doug Drabek fans, for futility quantified.