Amid the rubble of a 19th straight losing season,there was a ray of hope for the Pirates. The 72 wins under first-year manager Clint Hurdle were 15 more than the year before and the most since 2004. The 4.04 team ERA ranked 17th, the club's highest finish in five seasons. Hurdle hopes to see his ballclub build on some of the positives from 2011.
To hear George Von Benko's interview with Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle