The Pirates will finish this season with the second-highest attendance in club history. The 106,233 taking in the weekend series against the Reds boosted the season total to 2,040,567, and the club will surpass the Three Rivers Stadium attendances for 1990 (2.065 million) and 1991 (2.049 million). No. 1 is safe: 2.464 million in PNC Park's first season, in 2001.
Pirates pitchers fanned 226 batters during September -- the highest haul for any one month in club history. But Pittsburgh's own batters struck out even more times during the month: 237.
On Aug. 6, the Braves (63-46) and the Pirates (62-46) had virtually identical records. Since, the Braves went 30-20 and clinched a playoff berth, to the Bucs' 15-36.