1968 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1968 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Manager(s) Larry Shepard
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Nellie King
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Nellie King
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 -- .599
San Francisco Giants 88 74 9 .543
Chicago Cubs 84 78 13 .519
Cincinnati Reds 83 79 14 .512
Atlanta Braves 81 81 16 .500
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 17 .494
Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 21 .469
Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 21 .469
New York Mets 73 89 24 .451
Houston Astros 72 90 25 .444

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

  • July 15, 1968: Bill Virdon was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[4]
  • August 13, 1968: Bill Virdon was released by the Pirates.[4]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1968 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 May, JerryJerry May 137 416 91 .219 1 33
1B Clendenon, DonnDonn Clendenon 158 584 150 .257 17 87
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
Virdon, BillBill Virdon 6 3 1 .333 1 2

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
Blass, SteveSteve Blass 33 220.1 18 6 2.12 132
Bunning, JimJim Bunning 27 160 4 14 3.88 95

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
Wickersham, DaveDave Wickersham 11 1 0 1 3.48 9

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Johnny Pesky
AA York Pirates Eastern League Joe Morgan
A Salem Rebels Carolina League Don Hoak
A Clinton Pilots Midwest League Bob Clear
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Frank Oceak
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Buddy Pritchard

Notes[edit]

References[edit]