1974 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1974 Pittsburgh Pirates
1974 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Nellie King
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Nellie King
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The 1974 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 93rd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 88th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished first in the National League East with a record of 88–74. The Pirates were defeated three games to one by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1974 National League Championship Series.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 .543 --
St. Louis Cardinals 86 75 .534 1.5
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 .494 8
Montreal Expos 79 82 .491 8.5
New York Mets 71 91 .438 17
Chicago Cubs 66 96 .407 22

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1974 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 151 596 171 .287 7 68
LF Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 140 508 153 .301 25 96
CF Oliver, AlAl Oliver 147 617 198 .321 11 85
RF Zisk, RichieRichie Zisk 149 536 168 .313 17 100

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
Parker, DaveDave Parker 73 220 62 .282 4 29
Popovich, PaulPaul Popovich 59 83 18 .217 0 5
Ryan, MikeMike Ryan 15 30 3 .100 0 0
Maxvill, DalDal Maxvill 8 22 4 .182 0 0
Brinkman, ChuckChuck Brinkman 4 7 1 .143 0 1
Diloné, MiguelMiguel Diloné 12 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
Brett, KenKen Brett 27 191 13 19 3.90 96
Ellis, DockDock Ellis 26 176.2 12 9 3.16 91
Demery, LarryLarry Demery 19 95.1 6 6 4.25 51
Moose, BobBob Moose 7 35.2 1 5 7.57 15

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
Kison, BruceBruce Kison 40 129 9 8 3.49 71
Pizarro, JuanJuan Pizarro 7 24 1 1 1.88 7

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
Giusti, DaveDave Giusti 64 7 5 12 3.32 53
Hernández, RamónRamón Hernández 58 5 2 2 2.75 33
Minshall, JimJim Minshall 5 0 1 0 0.00 3
Jiménez, JuanJuan Jiménez 4 0 0 0 6.75 2
Blass, SteveSteve Blass 1 0 0 0 9.00 2

National League Championship Series[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Steve Demeter
AA Thetford Mines Pirates Eastern League Tim Murtaugh
A Salem Pirates Carolina League Johnny Lipon
A Charleston Pirates Western Carolinas League Larry Sherry
Short-Season A Niagara Falls Pirates New York-Penn League Ron Brand
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Thetford Mines, Salem

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
New York Mets
1973
NL East Championship Season
1974
Succeeded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1975