1966 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1966 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Manager(s) Harry Walker
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Don Hoak
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Don Hoak
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The 1966 Pittsburgh Pirates season involved the team's third-place finish in the National League at 92-70, three games behind the NL Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente was the National League's Most Valuable Player for the 1966 season.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
San Francisco Giants 93 68 1.5 .578
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 3 .568
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 8 .537
Atlanta Braves 85 77 10 .525
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 12 .512
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 18 .475
Houston Astros 72 90 23 .444
New York Mets 66 95 28.5 .410
Chicago Cubs 59 103 36 .364

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1966 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

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 123 374 88 .235 11 49
1B Clendenon, DonnDonn Clendenon 155 571 171 .299 28 98
2B Mazeroski, BillBill Mazeroski 162 621 163 .262 16 82
3B Bailey, BobBob Bailey 126 380 106 .279 13 46
SS Alley, GeneGene Alley 147 579 173 .299 7 43
LF Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 140 485 153 .315 33 102
CF Alou, MattyMatty Alou 141 535 183 .342 2 27
RF Clemente, RobertoRoberto Clemente 154 638 202 .317 29 119

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
Pagán, JoséJosé Pagán 109 368 97 .264 4 54
Gonder, JesseJesse Gonder 59 160 36 .225 7 16
Roberts, DaveDave Roberts 14 16 2 .125 0 0
Bosch, DonDon Bosch 3 2 0 .000 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
Fryman, WoodieWoodie Fryman 36 181.2 12 9 3.81 105
Law, VernVern Law 31 177.2 12 8 4.05 88
Blass, SteveSteve Blass 34 155.2 11 7 3.87 76

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
Cardwell, DonDon Cardwell 32 101.2 6 6 4.60 60

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
Face, RoyRoy Face 54 6 6 18 2.70 67
Purkey, BobBob Purkey 10 0 1 1 1.37 5
Shellenback, JimJim Shellenback 2 0 0 0 9.00 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Larry Shepard
AA Asheville Tourists Southern League Harding "Pete" Peterson
A Raleigh Pirates Carolina League Joe Morgan
A Clinton Pirates Midwest League Frank Oceak
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Bob Clear
Rookie Salem Pirates Appalachian League George Detore

Notes[edit]

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