For the first time since May 4th, 1992, a Pittsburgh Pirate will be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Then, it was Barry Bonds:

Barry Bonds Sports Illustrated Cover May 1992

Now, it’s Jason Grilli:

Jason Grilli Sports Illustrated Cover

“The Strangest But Truest Story of the Summer | The Playoff-Bound Pirates and Their Sharknado Bullpen”

How cool is that? Be sure to pick up your copy of SI this week, hitting newsstands July 22nd.

You can also purchase the cover online HERE.

Photos via SI Vault & SI Classic Cover Collection

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  1. Patrick Young on July 17, 2013

    I still have that issue with Barry on it. Still in a sleeve. I thought for sure he would become the greatest player ever when i bought it. What a shame…

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