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Former nicknames include the “White & Blue,” “Villagers,” and in the case of the baseball team,“The Alerts” prior to 1931 when Seton Hall adopted its current title “Pirates." The nickname "Pirates" came from a Worcester (MA) sportswriter who during a Seton Hall-Holy Cross baseball game noted that the Setonia Nine played like “…a bunch of Pirates…” The nickname caught on and was popularized from that point forward.

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