By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The City of Pittsburgh isn’t short on history and neither are its sports teams.READ MORE: South Side Residents Fed Up With Violence, But Weary On New Restrictions
Thursday marked our beloved Steelers’ 88th birthday and the team shared quite the relic on its Twitter account:
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) July 8, 2021READ MORE: State Police In Kittanning Searching For Arson Suspect Following Reported Domestic Incident
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.
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: Pittsburgh Police Investigate Shooting On Same Night South Side Traffic Pattern Began
Here’s to 88 years of Steelers history and many, many more.