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    They ended their only season in the BAA in 1946 – 1947 with a record of 15–45, finishing in fifth and last place in the Western Division and worst overall in the league. According to Nate Silver and Reuben Fischer-Baum, applying the Elo rating system, this was, through 2017, the worst season ever by a professional basketball team in a major league.

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The Pittsburgh Ironmen were a charter member of the Basketball Association of America (a forerunner of the National Basketball Association). The team was based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and played at Duquesne Gardens.

Established
1946

City
Pittsburgh

League History
1946 - 1947 / Basketball Association of America

Team History
1946 - 1947 / Pittsburgh Ironmen

Nickname
Ironmen - Pittsburgh is known as the Steelers City, but before the football team became Steelers their was the Ironmen in the 40's.

Championship
NBA Championships  0
BAA Championship 0

Arena
1946 - 1947 / Duquesne Gardens

Owner
1946 – 1947 / Unknown

Retired Number

*Blue is this team’s history

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