1984 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1984 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Warner Communications
General manager(s) Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television KDKA-TV
Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders
HSE
Bob Prince, Steve Blass, Willie Stargell
Local radio KDKA
Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker
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The 1984 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 103rd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 98th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished sixth and last in the National League East with a record of 75–87.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 12, 1983: Bob Owchinko was purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from the Pittsburgh Pirates.[1]
  • December 19, 1983: Amos Otis was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[2]
  • January 17, 1984: 1984 Major League Baseball Draft (January)
    • Alex Cole was drafted by the Pirates in the 11th round, but did not sign.[3]
    • Jay Buhner was drafted by the Pirates in the 2nd round of the Secondary Phase. Player signed May 26, 1984.[4]
  • February 1, 1984: Joe Charboneau was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[5]
  • March 28, 1984: Dick Davis was released by the Pirates.[6]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Chicago Cubs 96 65 .596 0
New York Mets 90 72 .556 6.5
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 .519 12.5
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 .500 15.5
Montreal Expos 78 83 .484 18.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 .463 21.5


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1984 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 Peña, TonyTony Peña 147 546 156 .286 15 78
1B Thompson, JasonJason Thompson 154 543 138 .254 17 74
2B Ray, JohnnyJohnny Ray 155 555 173 .312 6 67
SS Berra, DaleDale Berra 136 450 100 .222 9 52
3B Madlock, BillBill Madlock 103 403 102 .253 4 44
LF Mazzilli, LeeLee Mazzilli 111 266 63 .237 4 21
CF Wynne, MarvellMarvell Wynne 154 653 174 .266 0 39
RF Frobel, DougDoug Frobel 126 276 56 .203 12 28

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
Otis, AmosAmos Otis 40 97 16 .165 0 10
González, DennyDenny González 26 82 15 .183 0 4
Lacy, LeeLee Lacy 138 474 152 .321 12 70
Morrison, JimJim Morrison 100 304 87 .286 11 45
Harper, BrianBrian Harper 46 112 29 .259 2 11
May, MiltMilt May 50 96 17 .177 1 8
Distefano, BennyBenny Distefano 45 78 13 .167 3 9
Orsulak, JoeJoe Orsulak 32 67 17 .254 0 3
Wotus, RonRon Wotus 27 55 12 .218 0 2
Vargas, EddieEddie Vargas 18 31 7 .226 0 2
Belliard, RafaelRafael Belliard 20 22 5 .227 0 0
Page, MitchellMitchell Page 16 12 4 .333 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tudor, JohnJohn Tudor 32 212 12 11 3.27 117
DeLeón, JoséJosé DeLeón 30 192.1 7 13 3.74 153
Rhoden, RickRick Rhoden 33 238.1 14 9 2.72 136
McWilliams, LarryLarry McWilliams 34 227.1 12 11 2.93 149
Candelaria, JohnJohn Candelaria 33 185.1 12 11 2.72 133

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Winn, JimJim Winn 9 18.2 1 0 3.86 11
Walk, BobBob Walk 2 10.1 1 1 2.61 10
Krawczyk, RayRay Krawczyk 4 5.1 0 0 3.38 3
Zaske, JeffJeff Zaske 3 5 0 0 0.00 2
Bielecki, MikeMike Bielecki 4 4.1 0 0 0.00 1
Green, ChrisChris Green 4 3 0 0 6.00 3
Pulido, AlfonsoAlfonso Pulido 1 2 0 0 9.00 2

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Robinson, DonDon Robinson 51 5 6 10 3.02 110
Scurry, RodRod Scurry 43 5 6 4 2.53 48
Tekulve, KentKent Tekulve 72 3 9 13 2.66 36
Tunnell, LeeLee Tunnell 26 1 7 1 5.27 51
Guante, CecilioCecilio Guante 27 2 3 2 2.61 30

Awards and honors[edit]

1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Tommy Sandt
AA Nashua Pirates Eastern League Bill Scripture
A Prince William Pirates Carolina League Johnny Lipon
A Macon Pirates South Atlantic League Joe Frisina
Short-Season A Watertown Pirates New York-Penn League Bill Bryk
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes[edit]

References[edit]