1991 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1991 Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s) Larry Doughty
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television KDKA-TV
Jim Rooker
Kent Derdivanis
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
KBL
Jim Rooker
Kent Derdivanis
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
Local radio KDKA
Jim Rooker
Kent Derdivanis
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
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The 1991 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 110th in franchise history. For the second consecutive season, the Pirates won the National League East Division Title. During the season, John Smiley won 20 games - the last to do so for the Pirates in the 20th century.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 .605 0
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 .519 14.0
Philadelphia Phillies 78 84 .481 20.0
Chicago Cubs 77 83 .481 20.0
New York Mets 77 84 .478 20.5
Montreal Expos 71 90 .441 26.5

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1991 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 108 336 97 .289 3 41
1B Orlando Merced 120 411 113 .275 10 50
2B José Lind 150 502 133 .265 3 54
3B Jeff King 33 109 26 .239 4 18
SS Jay Bell 157 608 164 .270 16 67
LF Barry Bonds 153 510 149 .292 25 116
CF Andy Van Slyke 138 491 130 .265 17 83
RF Bobby Bonilla 157 577 174 .302 18 100

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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Zane Smith 35 228 16 10 3.20 120
John Smiley 33 207.2 20 8 3.08 129
Paul Miller 1 5 0 0 5.40 2

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mark Huismann 5 0 0 0 7.20 5

National League Championship Series[edit]

Game 1[edit]

October 9: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Pittsburgh 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 X 5 8 1
W: Doug Drabek (1-0)   L: Tom Glavine (0-1)   S: Bob Walk (1)
HR: ATLDavid Justice (1)  PITAndy Van Slyke (1)
Pitchers: ATL – Glavine (6), Wohlers (1), Stanton (1)  PIT – Drabek (6), Walk (3)
Attendance: 57,347  Time: 2:51

Game 2[edit]

October 10: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
W: Steve Avery (1-0)   L: Zane Smith (0-1)   S: Alejandro Peña (1)
HR: ATL – None   PIT – None
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (813), Pena (2/3)  PIT – Z. Smith (7), Mason (1), Belinda (1)
Attendance: 57,533  Time: 2:46

Game 3[edit]

October 12: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 2
Atlanta 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 X 10 11 0
W: John Smoltz (1-0)   L: John Smiley (0-1)   S: Alejandro Peña (2)
HR: PIT – None  ATLGreg Olson (1), Ron Gant (1), Sid Bream (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Smiley (2), Landrum (1), Patterson (2), Kipper (2), Rodriguez (1)  ATL – Smoltz (613), Stanton (2/3), Wohlers (1/3), Pena (123)
Attendance: 50,905  Time: 3:21

Game 4[edit]

October 13: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 1
Atlanta 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
W: Stan Belinda (1-0)   L: Kent Mercker (0-1)   S: None
HR: PIT – None  ATL – None
Pitchers: PIT – Tomlin (6), Walk (2), Belinda (2)  ATL – Leibrant (623), Clancy (1/3), Stanton (2), Mercker (2/3), Wohlers (1/3)
Attendance: 51,109  Time: 3:43

Game 5[edit]

October 14: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
W: Zane Smith (1-1)   L: Tom Glavine (0-2)   S: Roger Mason (1)
HR: PIT – None  ATL – None
Pitchers: PIT – Z. Smith (723), Mason (113)  ATL – Glavine (8), Pena (1)
Attendance: 51,109  Time: 2:51

Game 6[edit]

October 16: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
W: Steve Avery (2-0)   L: Doug Drabek (1-1)   S: Alejandro Peña (3)
HR: ATL – None  PIT – None
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (8), Pena (1)  PIT – Drabek (9)
Attendance: 54,508  Time: 3:09

Game 7[edit]

October 17: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
W: John Smoltz (2-0)   L: John Smiley (0-2)   S: None
HR: ATLBrian Hunter (1)  PIT – None
Pitchers: ATL – Smoltz (9)  PIT – Smiley (2/3), Walk (413), Mason (2), Belinda (2)
Attendance: 46,932  Time: 3:04

Awards and honors[edit]

1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association Terry Collins
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Marc Bombard
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League Stan Cliburn
A Augusta Pirates South Atlantic League Don Werner
Short-Season A Welland Pirates New York–Penn League Lee Driggers
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References[edit]

Preceded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1990
NL East Championship Season
1991
Succeeded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1992