The last time the Pirates were in the playoffs...
When the Pittsburgh Pirates take the field Tuesday night for a Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Reds, it will be the franchise's first postseason appearance since 1992. Take a look back at what was popular in 1992 and what's changed in the last 21 years.
Marisa Tomei (pictured) won Best Supporting Actress for her role in "My Cousin Vinny" at the Academy Awards. Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" won Best Picture and Al Pacino won Best Actor for his work in "Scent of a Woman." |
Johnny Carson (pictured) retired from The Tonight Show after 30 years at the helm. A notable TV debut occurred in April when "Barney" first appeared on PBS. the Cartoon Network was also launched. |
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton (pictured) was born on June 10, 1992. Other famous birthdays that year include Bryce Harper (Oct. 16), Miley Ray Cyrus (Nov. 23), Selena Gomez (July 22), Taylor Lautner (Feb. 11), Kyrie Irving (March 23). |
Billionaire Ross Perot made the presidential election very interesting by running as an independent. But in the end, Bill Clinton (pictured) defeated Perot and incumbent George H. W. Bush to win the presidency. |
Eric Clapton (pictured) won the Grammy for Song of the Year with "Tears In Heaven", an emotional dirge written for his late son. Other notable releases include "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred and "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot. |
Endeavour was NASA's fifth -- and final -- space shuttle to be placed into service. |
Disney's "Aladdin" was one of the most popular movie debuts of the year. Other notable films included "Home Alone 2", "Batman Returns", "A Few Good Men" and "Reservoir Dogs." |
Microsoft, led by Chairman Bill Gates (pictured), released Windows 3.1 and debuted Microsoft Works. Microsoft is currently working toward rolling out Windows 9. |
Racial tension reared its head in California when a lengthy and destructive wave of riots broke out in Los Angeles in April. |