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What’s happened since Side Bream slid home

The Pittsburgh Pirates have not played a postseason game since Oct. 14, 1992, when they lost Game Seven of the NLCS in Atlanta on a three-run rally by the Braves in the bottom of the ninth. Here’s some of the things that have happened in baseball since then:

• There have been 604 postseason games and every other team except Kansas City has hosted at least one. Twenty of the 30 teams have played in at least one World Series.

• The Yankees have played an MLB-high 166 postseason games. The Cleveland Indians — who did not play any from 1955 to 1994 — have played 68, including 34 at home.

• Five MLB teams were born (Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Tampa Bay, Washington) and all of them have played in the postseason. All except the Nationals have played in the World Series and two (Florida, Arizona) have won it.

• The Pirates have played 3,333 regular season games, posting a record of 1,468-1,865 (.440)

• Pittsburgh’s PNC Park became one of 21 new stadiums to open. The Pirates have played 1,051 games there (518-533, .493) but Wednesday will mark their first in the postseason.