1969 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1969 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Larry Shepard
Alex Grammas
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Nellie King
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Nellie King
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The 1969 Pittsburgh Pirates season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Pirates finishing in third place in the newly established National League East, twelve games behind the eventual World Series champion New York Mets. The Pirates were managed by Larry Shepard, and played their home games at Forbes Field, which was in its final full season of operation, before moving into their new facility in the middle of the following season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • August 6, 1969: Willie Stargell hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 100 62 .617 --
Chicago Cubs 92 70 .568 8
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 .543 12
St. Louis Cardinals 87 75 .537 13
Philadelphia Phillies 63 99 .389 37
Montreal Expos 52 110 .321 48

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1969 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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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 Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 129 459 139 .303 5 57
1B Oliver, AlAl Oliver 129 463 132 .285 17 70
2B Mazeroski, BillBill Mazeroski 67 227 52 .229 3 25
3B
SS

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
Martínez, JoséJosé Martínez 77 168 45 .268 1 16

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 38 210 16 10 4.46 147

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
Belinsky, BoBo Belinsky 8 17.2 0 3 4.58 15

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
Hartenstein, ChuckChuck Hartenstein 56 5 4 10 3.95 44
Brosseau, FrankFrank Brosseau 2 0 0 0 10.80 2

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Don Hoak
AA York Pirates Eastern League Joe Morgan
A Salem Rebels Carolina League Chuck Hiller
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Frank Oceak
Short-Season A Geneva Pirates New York-Penn League Bob Clear
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Buddy Pritchard

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: York

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