The steel industry.
Pittsburgh is a major steel-producing city, so the name is a nod to local industry. The team was originally named the Pirates but changed to the Steelers in 1940.
The Steelers were first named the Pittsburgh Pirates and in 1940 they were renamed the Steelers.
From 1933-1939 the Steelers were named the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Gary Anderson was named the Steelers' MVP in 1983.
Art Rooney founded the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 8, 1933. In 1940 the team was re-named the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Eberle Schultz played the guard position on the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1941-1942.
The Pittsburgh Steelers ( then named the Pittsburgh Pirates ) first game was on September 20, 1933. They lost 23 - 2 to the NY Giants.
Click on the link below to see the Steelers all-time roster.
There is no listing of a player by that name on the Steelers all-time roster.
There is no player named William Crosby on the Steelers all-time roster.
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