1986 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1986 Pittsburgh Pirates
Barry Bonds' Rookie Season
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s) Syd Thrift
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television KDKA-TV
John Sanders, Alan Cutler, Steve Blass
Pirates Cable Network
Steve Blass, Mike Lange
Local radio KDKA
Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker
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The 1986 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 105th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 100th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished sixth and last in the National League East with a record of 64–98. This was also the rookie season of left fielder Barry Bonds, who led the Pirates with 36 stolen bases and finished second on the club with 16 home runs.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • May 30, 1986: The Pirates recalled Barry Bonds from the Triple A Hawaii Islanders. At the time of the callup, Bonds was hitting .311, with 7 Home Runs, 37 RBIs and 16 stolen bases at Triple A.

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 108 54 .667 --
Philadelphia Phillies 86 75 .534 21.5
St. Louis Cardinals 79 82 .491 28.5
Montreal Expos 78 83 .484 29.5
Chicago Cubs 70 90 .438 37
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 98 .395 44

Notable transactions[edit]

Draft Picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1986 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
CF Barry Bonds 113 413 92 .223 16 48

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mike Diaz 97 209 56 .268 12 36
Bobby Bonilla 63 192 46 .240 1 17
Lee Mazzilli 61 93 21 .226 1 8
Rick Renteria 10 12 3 .250 0 1
Rubén Rodríguez 2 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Stan Fansler 5 24 0 3 3.75 13

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
José DeLeón 9 16.1 1 3 8.27 11

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Hipólito Peña 10 0 3 1 8.64 6

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Barry Bonds, Led all rookies in home runs (16)

1986 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 Dennis Rogers
A Prince William Pirates Carolina League Rocky Bridges
A Macon Pirates South Atlantic League Mike Quade
Short-Season A Watertown Pirates New York-Penn League Ed Ott
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

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