The real "Killer B's" were Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonilla and Sid Bream. Jay Bell also got some mention but not initially. Plus, I think to be included among the real "Killer B's," a player had to have spent more than one year with the Pirates.
Wally Backman was in there too. Obviously there was no formal listing but the team did use this in promotional materials for the 1990 season. That's why Backman should be listed but not Steve Buechele.
Sid Bream was not a Killer B in Pittsburgh. He played for the Braves at the time.
In 1990 there was Barry Bonds, Jay Bell, Bobby Bonilla, Wally Backman, and Sid Bream as well as a pitcher named Stan Belinda. Not hard to see where the "Killer Bees" moniker came from.
In 1991 Backman and Bream were gone by way of Free Agency.
In 1992, Folks might be surprised to know that Bonilla had left also (to the Cubs in free agency I believe); leaving only Bonds and Bell and the Pitcher Belinda. Bream, then with the Braves, scored the winning run in the Championship Series to keep the Pirates from going to the World Series. That was the end of "those" winning Pirates and, due to the Pirates decision not to pay to retain superior free agents, it was their last winning season.
By 1993 only Jay Bell remained and that was the first of their 17 consecutive (and still counting) losing seasons -- the longest losing streak in American professional sports.
It is about the mystery of a serial killer/rapist in South Korea during the later 1980s and the early 1990s.
They were the Pirates from 1925-1930 in the NHL and then the Hornets from 1930-1967 in the AHL until they were added into the NHL in 1967 as the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Juvenile footwear sales slowed in the early 1990s
The median mutual fund owner was 46 and earned $50,000 per year in the early 1990s
Military threats were drastically reduced in the early 1990s because of the end of the Cold War. :)
The Pirates got their name from their early practice of picking up players from defunct teams in the 1900's and 1910's, most famous being Honus Wagner from Louisville. Hence, they "pirated" players.
in the early 1990s
One major focus of research and development in the early 1990s was the effort to produce mercury-free alkaline batteries.
An Australian rock group of the the early 1990s.
They were discontinued in the early 1990s.
Beginning in the early 1990s, many African nations joined the worldwide trend toward democracy.
Questions about environmental degradation and the toxicity of heavy metals challenged the inorganic pigment industry throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.
By the early 1990s, over 70 percent of all U.S. homes had both a washer and a dryer. In the late 1990s, 17 establishments operated in this industry
Early 1990s. Marketed in the UK from 1997.
Yes, but it wasn't until the early 1990s....
Not anymore but, it was till the very early 1990s
In NYS in the early 1990s, it was the racing authority.