Pittsburgh Pirates announce 2024 Hall of Fame inductees

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The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Barry Bonds, Jim Leyland and Manny Sanguillen will comprise the 2024 class of inductees into the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame. The club launched the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame in 2022 to recognize former players and managers who have made a significant impact on the franchise, the game of baseball and the Pittsburgh community.

“As an organization, we are proud to add three significant members to the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame,” said Pirates Chairman, Bob Nutting. “Included in this year’s class is a two-time MVP award-winner in Barry, a two-time Manager-of-the-Year award-winner in Jim and a two-time World Series champion with the Pirates in Manny. All three inductees are very deserving of this prestigious recognition. We look forward to celebrating their induction with our fans and sharing their stories with generations to come.”

Bonds, Leyland and Sanguillen will join the inaugural class of 19 members who were inducted into the Pirates Hall of Fame in 2022, along with the four inductees from 2023. This year’s class will be honored as part of a special pre-game ceremony on the field prior to the game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, August 24.

For more information on this year’s inductees, as well as each of the other 23 members of the Pirates Hall of Fame, please visit www.pirates.com/halloffame.

2024 Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame Class:

Barry Bonds – The only two-time MVP award-winner in Pirates history (1990 and 1992); was runnerup in 1991…Won three Rawlings Gold Glove awards and two Silver Slugger awards in his seven years with the Pirates…Was selected to the N.L. All-Star team in 1990 and 1992…Led the league in OPS in 1990 (.970), 1991 (.924) and 1992 (1.080)…Ranks fifth on the Pirates all-time home run list (176) behind Willie Stargell, Ralph Kiner, Roberto Clemente and Andrew McCutchen…Ranks sixth on the club’s all-time stolen base list (251)…Is the only player in team history with at least 175 home runs and 200 stolen bases.

Jim Leyland – Managed the Pirates for 11 seasons from 1986-1996…Ranks third in team history with 851 managerial wins, trailing only Fred Clarke (1422) and Danny Murtaugh (1115)…Led the Pirates to three straight division championships from 1990-1992…Was named N.L. Manager-of-the-Year twice during his time in a Pittsburgh uniform (1990 and 1992)…Will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 21.

Manny Sanguillen – Considered to be one of the best catchers in Major League Baseball during the early 1970’s…Was a two-time World Series champion with the Pirates (1971 and 1979) and a three-time All-Star (1971, 1972 and 1975)…Hit .325 in 1970 and finished third in the N.L. batting race…Produced the fourth-highest batting average (.316) in the National League during the three-year span from 1969-1971…Ranks third among Pirates catchers in all-time games caught (1037).

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