Team Logo. The Shelby Pirates were a team in the South Atlantic League. They were the Low-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1981 they changed their name to the Shelby Mets. Retrieved from "https://prosportsteams.fandom.com/wiki/Shelby_Pirates?oldid=10256" Categories: Former SAL Teams Teams in North Carolina Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.