By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The City of Pittsburgh isn’t short on history and neither are its sports teams.

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Thursday marked our beloved Steelers’ 88th birthday and the team shared quite the relic on its Twitter account:

A team photo from July 8, 1933, showing the “Pittsburgh Pirates Professional Football Squad” marked the beginning of the team here in the steel city.

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While the name “Pirates” wouldn’t stick – at least not in football – one name did remain.


In the far left of the picture, the man behind it all could be seen in his suit; Art Rooney Sr., The Chief, in his early 30s, poised to make history.

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Here’s to 88 years of Steelers history and many, many more.