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]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L GB Pct.
Chicago Cubs 88 74 -- .543
Houston Astros 87 75 1 .537
St. Louis Cardinals 85 77 3 .525
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 13 .463
Cincinnati Reds 69 93 19 .426
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 20 .420

Roster[edit]

2003 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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.[4]
  • 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.[5]
  • 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.[6]

Batting[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

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors[edit]

2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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]