1963 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1963 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Claude Haring
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The 1963 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 82nd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 77th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished eighth in the National League with a record of 74–88.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On April 8, Pete Rose made his major league debut for the Cincinnati Reds in a game against the Pirates. He had three at bats without a hit.[2]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 -- .611
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 6 .574
San Francisco Giants 88 74 11 .543
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 12 .537
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 13 .531
Milwaukee Braves 84 78 15 .519
Chicago Cubs 82 80 17 .506
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 25 .457
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 33 .407
New York Mets 51 111 48 .315

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1963 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Pagliaroni, JimJim Pagliaroni 92 252 58 .230 11 26
1B Clendenon, DonnDonn Clendenon 154 563 155 .275 15 57
2B
3B
SS
LF
CF
RF

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Gotay, JulioJulio Gotay 4 2 1 .500 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cardwell, DonDon Cardwell 33 213.2 13 15 3.07 112

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Butters, TomTom Butters 6 0 0 0 4.41 11

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Larry Shepard
AA Asheville Tourists Sally League Ray Hathaway
A Reno Silver Sox California League Tom Saffell
A Kinston Eagles Carolina League Harding "Pete" Peterson
A Batavia Pirates New York-Penn League Buddy Hancken
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Bob Clear
Rookie Kingsport Pirates Appalachian League Al Kubski

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Batavia

Notes[edit]

References[edit]