No, they were not. However the Pittsburgh Steelers football team was known as the Pirates from 1933-1939.
When the Steelers were founded in 1933, they were known as the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Before they were called Pittsburgh pirates. Now the baseball team in Pittsburgh is called The Pittsburgh Pirates
They were originally called the Pirates, but because of all of the steel mills, the name was changed to Steelers.
When Pittsburgh joined the NFL in 1933, they were called the Pittsburgh Pirates. The name was changed to Steelers in 1940.AnswerDuring WWII they also formed a team the with the Eagles for one season and were called the Steagles. Pittsburgh Steelers won the 2008-2009 superbowl...i myself live in Cleveland and are the biggest steelers fan...
The Pittsburgh Pirates was the original name of the Steelers franchise. They were called the Pirates from when they were founded in 1933 up until the end of the 1939 season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers play at Heinz Field.
They stole a player from another team. Were labeled pirates for stealing player
The Steelers were founded by Art Rooney Sr. on July 8, 1933. They were called the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1933-1939, the Steelers from 1940-1942, Phil-Pitt "Steagles" in 1943, Card-Pitt in 1944 and then they kept the Steelers name from 1945 to the present.
Pittsburgh was once home to the largest collection of steel mills and foundaries in the US. There where mills stretching east almost to Johnstown, east to Weirton and Wheeling, WV and north to Beaver Falls. Pittsburgh was called Steeltown USA by those in the area.The Steelers used to be called the Pittsburgh Pirates. But then, since Pittsburgh has so many Steel Factories, and Pittsburgh is known for making steel. The steel factory decided to sponsor the Pittsburgh team if they would change there name to the Steelers. There logo, or symbol is also the symbol for the Pittsburgh Steel Factories.
Yes it is, that's why their football team is called the Pittsburgh Steelers