By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The City of Pittsburgh isn’t short on history and neither are its sports teams.READ MORE: North Hills School District Students To Learn Online On Wednesday Due To Bus Driver Shortage
Thursday marked our beloved Steelers’ 88th birthday and the team shared quite the relic on its Twitter account:
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) July 8, 2021
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.READ MORE: McDonald's Workers Across Country To Walk Off Job On Tuesday After Sexual Assault Of 14-Year-Old Girl At Bethel Park Store
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.MORE NEWS: Report: Pittsburgh Has A Lot Of Candy Stores But Not Many Trick-Or-Treaters
Here’s to 88 years of Steelers history and many, many more.