Pittsburgh is among the only cities that have pro teams that wear the same colors. Each professional sports team, the Major League Baseball (MLB) Pittsburgh Pirates, National Football League (NF) Pittsburgh Steelers, and National Hockey League (NHL) Pittsburgh Penguins, from the Pennsylvania city has the same official team colors of black and gold. The color scheme is in reference to Pittsburgh’s black and gold city flag. However, only the Pittsburgh Steelers have always been black and gold. The Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team colors were red and blue from 1887 to 1947, while the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team colors have ranged from blue and gold to red and gold from the 1920s until 1980.
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