The Pittsburgh Steelers changed their name from the Pittsburgh Pirates to The Pittsburgh Steelers in 1940
1933: Founded, as Pittsburgh Pirates1940: Name Change, Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers got they're name from the steel workers who worked in the factories of Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were originally known as Pittsburgh Pirates. But later changed their name because Pittsburgh was and still is a big steel industry city.
The Steelers had their current name twice in their history.Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1939)Pittsburgh Steelers (1940-1942)Phil-Pitt "Steagles" (1943)Card-Pitt (1944)Pittsburgh Steelers (1945-present)
The Pirates became the Steelers in 1940.
The Steelers were first named the Pittsburgh Pirates and in 1940 they were renamed the Steelers.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's NFL football team name is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
From 1933-1939 the Steelers were named the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Steelers mascot is named Steely McBeam.