1992 Pittsburgh Pirates season
|1992 Pittsburgh Pirates
1992 NL East Champions
|Major league affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Ted Simmons|
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The 1992 Pittsburgh Pirates season saw the Pirates finish first in the National League East with a record of 96 wins and 66 losses. It was the third consecutive division title for the team. The Pirates once again fell short in the postseason, losing a riveting seven-game National League Championship Series to the Atlanta Braves. As of September 15, 2012 it is the team's most recent winning season.
- November 11, 1991: Al Martin was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.
- January 3, 1992: Mike LaValliere was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.
- March 10, 1992: Neal Heaton was traded by the Pirates to the Kansas City Royals for Kirk Gibson.
- March 11, 1992: Dennis Lamp was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.
- March 17, 1992: John Smiley was traded by the Pirates to the Minnesota Twins for Denny Neagle and Midre Cummings.
Regular season 
Season standings 
|St. Louis Cardinals||83||79||.512||13|
|New York Mets||72||90||.444||24|
Notable transactions 
- May 5, 1992: Kirk Gibson was released by the Pirates.
- June 10, 1992: Jeff Robinson was selected off waivers by the Pirates from the Texas Rangers.
- June 11, 1992: Dennis Lamp was released by the Pirates.
- June 19, 1992: Danny Cox was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.
- July 4, 1992: Tony Mitchell (minors) was traded by the Pirates to the Cleveland Indians for Alex Cole.
- July 25, 1992: Jeff Robinson was released by the Pirates.
- July 31, 1992: Pitcher Tim Wakefield called up from AAA Buffalo.
Draft picks 
- June 1, 1992: Jason Kendall was drafted by the Pirates in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1992 Major League Baseball Draft. Player signed June 16, 1992.
- June 1, 1992: Chance Sanford was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 27th round of the 1992 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1992.
|1992 Pittsburgh Pirates|
Player stats 
Starters by position 
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|CF||Andy Van Slyke||154||614||199||.324||14||89|
Other batters 
Starting pitchers 
Other pitchers 
Relief pitchers 
National League Championship Series 
Game 1 
|W: John Smoltz (1-0) L: Doug Drabek (0-1) S: None|
|HR: PIT – José Lind (1) ATL – Jeff Blauser (1)|
|Pitchers: PIT – Drabek (4⅔), Patterson (1⅓), Neagle (1), Cox (1) ATL – Smoltz (8), Stanton (1)|
|Attendance: 51,971 Time: 3:20|
Game 2 
|W: Steve Avery (1-0) L: Danny Jackson (0-1) S: None|
|HR: PIT – none ATL – Ron Gant (1)|
|Pitchers: PIT – Jackson (1⅔), Mason (1/3), Walk (2⅔), Tomlin (1⅓), Neagle (2/3), Patterson (1/3), Belinda (1) ATL – Avery (6⅓), Freeman (1/3), Stanton (1/3), Wohlers (1), Reardon (1)|
|Attendance: 51,975 Time: 3:20|
Game 3 
|W: Tim Wakefield (1-0) L: Tom Glavine (0-1) S: None|
|HR: ATL – Sid Bream (1), Ron Gant (2) PIT – Don Slaught (1)|
|Pitchers: ATL – Glavine (6⅓), Stanton (2/3), Wohlers (1) PIT – Wakefield (9)|
|Attendance: 56,610 Time: 2:37|
Game 4 
|W: John Smoltz (2-0) L: Doug Drabek (0-2) S: Jeff Reardon (1)|
|HR: ATL – none PIT – none|
|Pitchers: ATL – Smoltz (6⅓), Stanton (1⅔), Reardon (1) PIT – Drabek (4⅓), Tomlin (1⅓), Cox (1/3), Mason (3)|
|Attendance: 57,164 Time: 3:10|
Game 5 
|W: Bob Walk (1-0) L: Steve Avery (1-1) S: none|
|HR: ATL – none PIT – none|
|Pitchers: ATL – Avery (1/3), P. Smith (3⅔), Leibrandt (1⅔), Freeman (1⅓), Mercker (1) PIT – Walk (9)|
|Attendance: 52,929 Time: 2:52|
Game 6 
|W: Tim Wakefield (2-0) L: Tom Glavine (0-2) S: none|
|HR: PIT – Barry Bonds (1), Jay Bell (1), Lloyd McClendon (1) ATL – David Justice (1,2)|
|Pitchers: PIT – Wakefield (9) ATL – Glavine (1+), Leibrandt (3), Freeman (2), Mercker (2) Wohlers (1)|
|Attendance: 51,975 Time: 2:50|
Game 7 
|W: Jeff Reardon (1-0) L: Doug Drabek (0-3) S: none|
|HR: PIT – none ATL – none|
|Pitchers: PIT – Drabek (8), Belinda (2/3) ATL – Smoltz (6), Stanton (2/3), P. Smith (0), Avery (1⅓), Reardon (1)|
|Attendance: 51,975 Time: 3:22|
Awards and honors 
- Barry Bonds, OF, National League Most Valuable Player Award
- Jim Leyland, National League Manager of the Year Award
- Randy Tomlin, National League Pitcher of the Month, June
- Tim Wakefield, National League Rookie Pitcher of the Year
Farm system 
- Al Martin page at Baseball Reference
- "Mike LaValliere Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-reference.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
- "Kirk Gibson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-reference.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
- "Dennis Lamp Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-reference.com. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
- John Smiley page at Baseball Reference
- Jeff Robinson page at Baseball Reference
- "Danny Cox Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-reference.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
- Alex Cole page at Baseball Reference
- Jason Kendall page at Baseball Reference
- 1992 Pittsburgh Pirates team page at Baseball Reference
- 1992 Pittsburgh Pirates team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.
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