With O's in town, Bucs to honor 1979 champs

With O's in town, Bucs to honor 1979 champs

PITTSBURGH -- The appearance of the Baltimore Orioles in PNC Park will create a wave of nostalgia for the Pirates, who on Wednesday will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the team's last World Series championship.

A large contingent of players and other team personnel are expected to be on hand to trigger and share memories of that 1979 triumph over the Orioles in seven games.

Former players scheduled to attend include Dave Parker, Bill Madlock, Manny Sanguillen, Rennie Stennett, Phil Garner, Mike Easler, Tim Foli, Bruce Kison, Matt Alexander, Grant Jackson, Lee Lacy, Omar Moreno, Steve Nicosia, Ed Ott, Don Robinson, Jim Rooker and Kent Tekulve.

Also on hand for on-field pregame ceremonies will be coaches Al Monchak and Bob Skinner -- the left fielder on the '60 championship Bucs -- and long-time trainer Tony Bartirome.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.