1987 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1987 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s) Syd Thrift
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television KDKA-TV
Lanny Frattare
Jim Rooker
John Sanders
Pirates Cable Network
Steve Blass
Mike Lange
Local radio KDKA
Jim Rooker
Lanny Frattare
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 .586 --
New York Mets 92 70 .568 3
Montreal Expos 91 71 .562 4
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 .494 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 .494 15
Chicago Cubs 76 85 .472 18.5

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1987 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Mike LaValliere 121 340 102 .300 1 46
1B Sid Bream 149 516 142 .275 13 65
2B Johnny Ray 123 472 129 .273 5 54
3B Bobby Bonilla 141 466 140 .300 15 77
SS Al Pedrique 88 246 74 .301 1 27
LF Barry Bonds 150 551 144 .261 25 59
CF Andy Van Slyke 157 564 165 .293 21 82
RF R. J. Reynolds 117 335 87 .260 7 51

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jim Morrison 96 348 92 .264 9 46
Mike Diaz 103 241 58 .241 16 48
Darnell Coles 40 119 27 .227 6 24
Mackey Sasser 12 23 5 .217 0 2
U L Washington 10 10 3 .300 0 0
Houston Jiménez 5 6 0 .000 0 0
John Cangelosi 104 182 50 .275 4 18
Rafael Belliard 81 203 42 .207 1 15
Junior Ortiz 75 192 52 .271 1 22
José Lind 35 143 46 .322 0 11
Félix Fermín 23 68 17 .250 0 4
Terry Harper 36 66 19 .288 1 7
Bill Almon 19 20 4 .200 0 1
Sam Khalifa 5 17 3 .176 0 2
Tom Prince 4 9 2 .222 1 2
Denny Gonzalez 5 7 0 .000 0 0
Tommy Gregg 10 8 2 .250 0 0
Butch Davis 7 7 1 .143 0 0
Onix Concepcion 1 1 1 1.000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doug Drabek 29 176.1 11 12 3.88 120
Rick Reuschel 25 177 8 6 2.75 80
Mike Dunne 23 163.1 13 6 3.03 72
Bob Kipper 24 110.2 5 9 5.94 83
Brian Fisher 37 185.1 11 9 4.52 117

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dorn Taylor 14 53.1 2 3 5.74 37
Mike Bielecki 8 45.2 2 3 4.73 25
Bob Patterson 15 43 1 4 6.70 27
Brett Gideon 29 36.2 1 5 4.66 31
Vicente Palacios 6 29.1 2 1 4.30 13
Jeff Robinson 18 26.2 2 1 3.04 19
Logan Easley 17 26.1 1 1 5.47 21
Hipólito Peña 16 25.2 0 3 4.56 16
Dave Johnson 5 6.1 0 0 9.95 4
Tim Drummond 6 6 0 0 4.50 5
Mark Ross 1 1 0 0 9.00 0
Miguel Garcia 1 .2 0 0 0.00 0

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Don Robinson 42 6 6 12 3.86 53
Jim Gott 25 0 2 13 1.45 27
Bob Walk 39 8 2 0 3.31 78
John Smiley 63 5 5 4 5.76 58
Barry Jones 32 2 4 1 5.61 28

Awards and honors[edit]

1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Dave Trembley
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League Steve Demeter
A Macon Pirates South Atlantic League Dennis Rogers
Short-Season A Watertown Pirates New York-Penn League Jeff Cox
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Harrisburg, Salem

References[edit]