2003 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2003 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s) Dave Littlefield
Manager(s) Lloyd McClendon
Local television Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
Local radio KDKA
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
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The 2003 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 122nd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 117th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished fourth in the National League Central with a record of 75–87.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 25, 2002: Randall Simon was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later and Adrian Burnside (minors). The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Roberto Novoa (December 16, 2002) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.[1]
  • January 28, 2003: Jeff D'Amico was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[2]
  • March 14, 2003: Kenny Lofton signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Regular season[edit]

  • June 24, 2003 - Brad Wilkerson of the Montreal Expos hit for the cycle in a game against the Pirates.[3]

Season standings[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 88 74 0.543 44–37 44–37
Houston Astros 87 75 0.537 1 48–33 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 85 77 0.525 3 48–33 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 13 39–42 36–45
Cincinnati Reds 69 93 0.426 19 35–46 34–47
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 0.420 20 31–50 37–44


Game log[edit]

2003 Game Log
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster[edit]

2003 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Opening Day starters[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Statistics[edit]

Hitting
Pitching

Transactions[edit]

  • July 22, 2003: Brandon Lyon was traded by the Boston Red Sox with Anastacio Martinez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mike Gonzalez and Scott Sauerbeck.[6]
  • July 23, 2003: Kenny Lofton was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with Aramis Ramírez and cash to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later, Jose Hernandez, and Matt Bruback (minors). The Chicago Cubs sent Bobby Hill (August 15, 2003) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.
  • July 31, 2003: Freddy Sanchez was traded by the Boston Red Sox with Mike Gonzalez and cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Brandon Lyon, Jeff Suppan, and Anastacio Martinez.[7]
  • August 17, 2003: Randall Simon was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Chicago Cubs for Ray Sadler.[1]
  • August 26, 2003: Jason Bay was traded by the San Diego Padres with a player to be named later and Óliver Pérez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Brian Giles. The San Diego Padres sent Corey Stewart (minors) (October 2, 2003) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.[8]

Draft Picks[edit]

2003 Top 10 Rounds Draft Picks[9]
Rd # Player Pos DOB and Age School
1 8 Paul Maholm LHP (1982-06-25)June 25, 1982 (aged 20) Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
2 45 Tom Gorzelanny LHP (1982-07-12)July 12, 1982 (aged 20) University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
3 75 Steven Lerud C (1984-10-13)October 13, 1984 (aged 18) Galena High School (Reno, NV)
4 105 Kyle Pearson RHP (1984-10-08)October 8, 1984 (aged 18) A. Crawford Mosley High School (Lynn Haven, FL)
5 135 Craig Stansberry 3B (1982-03-08)March 8, 1982 (aged 21) Rice University (Houston, TX)
6 165 C.J. Smith 1B (1982-02-22)February 22, 1982 (aged 21) University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
7 195 Russ Johnson RHP (1973-01-06)January 6, 1973 (aged 30) Benjamin Russell High School (Alexander City, AL)
8 225 Sergio Silva RHP (1981-12-22)December 22, 1981 (aged 21) University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
9 255 Kent Wulf 2B (1985-04-26)April 26, 1985 (aged 18) Quartz Hill High School (Quartz Hill, CA)
10 285 John Peabody OF (1985-08-24)August 24, 1985 (aged 17) Rancho Bernardo High School (San Diego, CA)
Note
  • Age at time of draft.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League Trent Jewett
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Dale Sveum
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Dave Clark
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Tony Beasley
Short-Season A Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Andy Stewart
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Williamsport

References[edit]