11 Reasons Why The Pirate Parrot Is The Best Mascot In Major League Baseball

First introduced in 1979, the Pirate Parrot has had a storied history with the Pirates franchise. Now, with the Pirates poised to overcome their two decades-long slump, let’s look back on what makes the Parrot the MVP of baseball mascots.

1. In His Rookie Season, The Pirates Won the World Series

2. He Comes from a Good Family

3. From this Contraption, Hot Dogs are Shot

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4. He Gets Around

5. Kids Love Him

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6. He’s Basically a Member of the Team

Perhaps too much so in 1985.

7. That Face!

8. He Always Keeps It Classy

9. He Has Great Friends

10. He Has Proper National Anthem Etiquette

11. Two Words: Spongebob Pajamas

Raise The Jolly Roger!

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