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Pirates' Legend Kent Tekulve Signs Autographs in Morgantown

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Pittsburgh Pirates' legendary pitcher Kent Tekulve was in Morgantown Sunday signing autographs at a card show.

Tekulve spent 11 years of his career with the Bucs but also pitched for the Phillies and the Reds.

His best seasons were definitely as a Pirate. That includes three saves during the 1979 world series.

Currently "The Rubber Band Man" works for Root Sports, and the former All Star said this year he is living vicariously through the club.

Tekulve said the days of one dimensional wins are over.

"The club is two dimensional," said Tekulve. "There are going to be days where the pitchers may not pitch as great as they usually do, but the offense will score enough runs to cover up for them. So I think everything this year is pointing in the right direction."

Tekulve would not make predictions on a division title, but does believe the team will be in the hunt longer this season than last year.

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