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Pirates' new alternate jerseys evoke 'We Are Family' championship team

| Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, 2:24 p.m.

The Pirates still are a family, 37 years after one of the most popular teams in franchise history won the World Series.

On Thursday, the team revealed new alternate uniforms for Sunday games based on ones the team wore in the 1979 world championship season with the legendary “We Are Family” group led by Willie Stargell, Dave Parker and Bert Blyleven.

The uniforms include gold pullover jerseys, black pillbox caps with three gold stripes and beltless pants with gold and black piping.

“The 1979 uniforms have always been wildly popular with our fans and we believe this is the right complement to our existing uniform collection,” team president Frank Coonelly said in a news release. “Every season, we strive for ways to pay tribute to the great teams of our past. This is a unique opportunity for the organization to recognize the 1979 World Series champions.”

The new jerseys and caps will go on sale Friday at PNC Park and McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla.

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Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen models the team's new Sunday alternate uniform, based on ones worn by the franchise's famed 'We Are Family' world championship team in 1979.
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Willie Stargell's team photo from 1979.
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