How times have changed since the Pirates' ‘Streak' started

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PITTSBURGH (AP) (AP)ong> - The Pittsburgh Pirates won the National League East for the third straight year in 1992. It remains the last time the Pirates finished the season with a winning record, the longest stretch of futility in North American professional sports history.

Pittsburgh, locked in a battle for the National League Central title with Cincinnati and St. Louis, should break "The Streak" next month, and could make the postseason.

Here's a snapshot of life in 1992:

— Cost of a gallon of gas: $1.12.

— Highest grossing movie: "Aladdin," $217 million.

— No. 1 song: "End of the Road" by Boys II Men.

— Cost of a gallon of milk: $2.78.

— Barry Bonds career home run total: 176.

— Highest paid baseball player: Bobby Bonilla, $6.2 million.

— Median Household Income: $30,636.

— Cellphone subscribers: 11 million.