Art and Dan Rooney in their Wheeling Stogies uniforms, 1925.
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Two men wearing baseball uniforms for the Wheeling Stogies Wheeling, West Virginia, and holding bats pose for this baseball card. Art Rooney is on the left, Dan is on the right.

A talented athlete, Art Rooney played baseball with brother Dan for the Middle-Atlantic League's Wheeling Stogies in the early 1920s. A great baseball fan, Rooney, after purchasing a franchise in the National Football League in 1936, named his team the Pirates. He would rename them the Steelers in 1940.

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