The two teams have met more than any other two franchises in history - 2,333 times through 2008
 The Cubs' Record versus Franchise
Regular Season: 1025-1100 (.482)
2000's: 95-66 (.590)
1990's: 63-76 (.453)
1980's: 81-95 (.460)
1970's: 66-111 (.373)
1960's: 78-110 (.415)
1950's: 114-106 (.518)
1940's: 104-116 (.472)
1930's: 120-100 (.545)
1920's: 95-125 (.432)
1910's: 118-95 (.554)
1900's: 91-100 (.476)
Playoffs: Have Never Met
At Wrigley Field:
At West Side Grounds:
At PNC Park:
At Three Rivers Stadium:
At Forbes Field:
 Transactions Involving the Chicago Cubs
(Format is players sent to Cubs followed by players received by this franchise in reverse chronological order)
July 30th: Traded LHP John Grabow and LHP Tom Gorzelanny for INF Josh Harrison(minors), RHP Kevin Hart and RHP Jose Ascanio.
May: Cubs received INF Anderson Machado(minors) for future considerations.
December 11th: LHP Donald Veal was selected by the Pirates in the Rule 5 draft.
July 19: Purchased SS Cesar Izturis from the Cubs.
July 31: Traded OF Matt Lawton for OF Jody Gerut and cash.
August 17: Traded 1B Randall Simon for OF Ray Sadler.
July 23: Traded CF Kenny Lofton, 3B Aramis Ramirez and cash for RHP Matt Bruback, INF Jose Hernandez and 2B Bobby Hill.
July 31: Traded CF Chad Hermansen for CF Darren Lewis.
August 10: Selected CF Gary Matthews Jr. off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
December 14: Traded RHP Jon Lieber for 1B/OF Brant Brown.
December 15: Lost LHP Danny Young to Chicago Cubs in minor league portion of Rule 5 draft
September 10: RHP Ramon Morel selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
September 1: Received SS Shawon Dunston as part of conditional deal.
November 20: RHP Marc Pisciotta selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
September 1: Sent C Mark Parent as part of conditional deal.
March 29: Traded OF Scott Bullett for RHP Travis Willis (minors).
October 11: Selected C Mark Parent off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
July 11: Traded 3B Steve Buechele for LHP Danny Jackson.
March 29: Traded OF Steve Carter for OF Gary Varsho.
September 7: Traded a player to be named later for OF Lloyd McClendon. On September 28, 1990 Pirates sent LHP Mike Pomeranz(minors) to the Cubs to complete the deal.
September 1: Traded RHP Randy Kramer for RHP Greg Kallevig (minors).
March 31: Traded RHP Mike Bielecki for LHP Mike Curtis (minors).
September 8: Sold LHP Ramon Hernandez to the Cubs.
April 1: Traded RHP Tom Dettore and cash for 2B/SS Paul Popovich.
Before 1974 Season: Purchased INF Tony LaRussa from the Cubs.
January 15: Traded LF Manny Jimenez for OF Joe Campbell and RHP Chuck Hartenstein.
August 4: RHP Pete Mikkelsen selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
December 9: Traded SS Roberto Pena and cash for SS Andre Rodgers.
December 2: Lost OF Byron Browne to Chicago Cubs in first year draft.
November 30: Lost 1B/3B Harry Bright to Chicago Cubs in Rule 5 draft.
June 13: Selected RHP Bob Porterfield off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
May 6: Sold 1B/OF Paul Smith to the Chicago Cubs.
May 1: Traded 1B Dale Long and OF Lee Walls for 2B Gene Baker and 1B Fondy.
June 24: Cubs returned 1B Gabe Gabler to Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.
May 13: Pirates received 1B Gabe Gabler as part of conditional deal.
Before 1956 season: OF Lou Johnson sent to Chicago Cubs in an unknown transaction.
November 27: Lost 3B George Freese to Chicago Cubs in minor league draft.
June 14: Traded OF Hal Rice for OF Luis Marquez.
May 19: C Walker Cooper selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
June 4: Traded C Joe Garagiola, OF Ralph Kiner, OF/1B George "Catfish" Metkovich and LHP Howie Pollet for OF Bob Addis, C Toby Atwell, 3B George Freese, OF Gene Hermanski, LHP Bob Schultz, 1B/OF Preston Ward and $150,000.
December 3: Traded C Clyde McCullough for RHP Dick Manville and $25,000.
June 6: RHP Bob Muncrief selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
December 8: Traded 2B/3B/SS Frankie Gustine and RHP Cal McLish for LHP Cliff Chambers and C Clyde McCullough.
January 25: Purchased RHP Hi Bithorn from the Cubs.
Before 1947 season: RHP Ben Wade sent to Cubs from Pirates.
June 23: RHP Ray Starr selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
November 7: Drafted C Greek George from Chicago Cubs in minor league draft.
march 25: Purchased Ripper Collins from the Cubs.
November 22: Traded LHP Larry French and 3B/OF Freddie Lindstrom for RHP Guy Bush, OF Babe Herman and RHP Jim Weaver.
May 29: Traded C Rollie Hemsley for C Earl Grace and cash.
August 24: Sold LHP Jesse Petty to the Cubs.
November 28: Traded OF Kiki Cuyler for 2B/3B/SS Sparky Adams and OF Pete Scott.
October 27: Traded LHP Wilbur Cooper, 1B Charlie Grimm and SS Rabbit Maranville for RHP Vic Aldridge, 2B/1B George Grantham and 1B Al Niehaus.
July 1: Traded RHP Elmer Ponder for OFDave Robertson.
December 1920: Sold SS/2B Zeb Terry to the Cubs.
Before 1919 season: Purchased 1B Vic Saier from the Cubs..
July 7: Purchased INF/OF Harry Wolfe from the Cubs.
Aug 29: Traded 2B Otto Knabe and C Art Wilson for C William Fischer and OF Frank Schulte.
June 1916: Purchased 2B/SS/3B Alex McCarthy from the Cubs.
January 1916:: Purchased OF Joe Schultz from the Cubs.
September 5: Sold 2B/SS/3B Alex McCarthy to the Cubs.
July 29: Selected OF Mike Mitchell off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
May 30: Traded OF/3B Tommy Leach and LHP Lefty Leifield for RHP King Cole and OF/INF Solly Hofman.
April 20: Purchased 2B Bobby Lowe from the Cubs.
April 2: Sold LHP Rube Waddell to the Cubs.
March 9: Sold RHP Bert Cunningham to the Cubs.
December 12: Sold OF Jack McCarthy to the Cubs.
July 4: Purchased 2B Harry Truby from the Cubs.
June 26: Traded RHP Bert Abbey for RHP Ad Gumbert.
May 21: Purchased 3B/SS Tom Burns from the Cubs.
January 15: Purchased OF Billy Sunday from the Cubs.
April 21: Traded OF/LHP George Van Haltren and $2,000 for RHP Jim McCormick.
November 24: Purchased OF Abner Dalrymple from the Cubs.
 Players that Played for Both Major League Franchises
260 players including 111 pitchers have played for both the Cubs and Pirates major league franchises.
 External Links
Baseball Reference Team History 
- ↑ Baker, Jim. "Prospectus Matchups". February 2008. Baseball Prospectus. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=7120
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