By Samantha Russo — 03/07/2011
The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t seen a winning season in over a decade. But, manager Clint Hurdle is no stranger to rebuilding a team that’s struggling. Four years ago Hurdle led Colorado to its first National League pennant in franchise history. The Rockies went on to play in the World Series that season but lost to the Boston Red Sox. Also that year, the team compiled the highest single-season fielding percentage in Major League history. Hurdle’s efforts in Colorado earned him a third place spot for the National League Manager-of-the-Year award.