1985 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1985 Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates draft Barry Bonds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Warner Communications
General manager(s) Harding "Pete" Peterson
Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television KDKA-TV
Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders, Steve Blass
Local radio KDKA
Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, Bob Prince (select games until death on June 10)
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The 1985 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 104th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 99th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished sixth and last in the National League East with a record of 57–104, 43½ games behind the NL Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason[edit]

The team was beset during the offseason with the triple threat of its longtime owner taking bids for the debt laden franchise, rumors of a possible relocation to cities such as Tampa, Denver and New Orleans and the expanding Pittsburgh drug trials.[1]

Off season transactions included:

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day Starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Cardinals 101 61 .623 --
New York Mets 98 64 .605 3
Montreal Expos 84 77 .522 16.5
Chicago Cubs 77 84 .478 23.5
Philadelphia Phillies 75 87 .463 26
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 104 .354 43.5

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1985 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: 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 Tony Peña 147 546 136 .249 10 59
1B Jason Thompson 123 402 97 .241 12 61
2B Johnny Ray 154 594 163 .274 7 70
3B Bill Madlock 110 399 100 .251 10 41
SS Sammy Khalifa 95 320 76 .238 2 31
LF Steve Kemp 92 236 59 .250 2 21
CF Marvell Wynne 103 337 69 .205 2 18
RF George Hendrick 69 256 59 .230 2 25

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Joe Orsulak 121 397 119 .300 0 21
Bill Almon 88 244 66 .270 6 29
Jim Morrison 92 244 62 .254 4 22
Mike Brown 57 205 68 .332 5 33
R. J. Reynolds 31 130 40 .308 3 17
Denny González 35 124 28 .226 4 12
Lee Mazzilli 92 117 33 .282 1 9
Sixto Lezcano 72 116 24 .207 3 9
Doug Frobel 53 109 22 .202 0 7
Sid Bream 26 95 27 .284 3 15
Junior Ortiz 23 72 21 .292 1 5
Johnnie LeMaster 22 58 9 .155 1 6
Tim Foli 19 37 7 .189 0 2
Rafael Belliard 17 20 4 .200 0 1
Trench Davis 2 7 1 .143 0 0
Scott Loucks 4 7 2 .286 0 1
Jerry Dybzinski 5 4 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rick Rhoden 35 213.1 10 15 4.47 128
Rick Reuschel 26 194.0 14 8 2.27 138
José DeLeón 25 162.2 2 19 4.70 149
Lee Tunnell 23 132.1 4 10 4.01 74
Larry McWilliams 19 126.1 7 9 4.70 52
Bob Walk 9 58.2 2 3 3.68 40
Mike Bielecki 12 45.2 2 3 4.53 22

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Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Winn 30 75.2 3 6 5.23 22
Pat Clements 27 34.1 0 2 3.67 17
Bob Kipper 5 24.2 1 2 5.11 13
Ray Krawczyk 8 8.1 0 2 14.04 9
Kent Tekulve 3 3.1 0 0 16.20 4
Dave Tomlin 1 1.0 0 0 0.00 0

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
John Candelaria 37 2 4 9 3.64 47
Cecilio Guante 63 4 6 5 2.72 92
Al Holland 38 1 3 4 3.38 47
Don Robinson 44 5 11 3 3.87 42
Rod Scurry 30 0 1 2 3.21 28

Awards and honors[edit]

1985 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 Johnny Lipon
A Prince William Pirates Carolina League Ed Ott
A Macon Pirates South Atlantic League Mike Quade
Short-Season A Watertown Pirates New York-Penn League Woody Hunt
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References[edit]