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Pittsburgh Pirates replace the Jolly Roger

Team changes primary logo

By: WJAC Web Staff

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Wednesday that the team is dropping its main pirate logo, the Jolly Roger, as the face of the franchise.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported the Pirates have adopted the gold "P" emblem as their primary logo, replacing the Jolly Roger pirate. The team will continue to feature the Jolly Roger on jersey sleeves and continue to use the logo as part of the teams style guide.

It is the first time since the 1930s the pirate will not represent the team's primary logo, the P-G reported. Most of the team's retail apparel will feature the "P," rather than the pirate.

Pirates officials said this change has been in the works for years, with more merchandise emphasizing the "P."

The current version of the Jolly Roger has been used since 1997, but the original version dated back to 1936, the P-G reported.

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Edgar Snyder

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