2006 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2006 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s) Dave Littlefield
Manager(s) Jim Tracy
Local television FSN Pittsburgh
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
John Wehner
Local radio KDKA
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
John Wehner
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The 2006 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 125th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 120th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 67–95.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 83 78 0.516 49–31 34–47
Houston Astros 82 80 0.506 44–37 38–43
Cincinnati Reds 80 82 0.494 42–39 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 75 87 0.463 48–33 27–54
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 95 0.414 16½ 43–38 24–57
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 17½ 36–45 30–51

Notable transactions[edit]

  • July 31, 2006: Xavier Nady was traded by the New York Mets to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Roberto Hernandez and Óliver Pérez.[1]


2006 Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Opening day lineup[edit]

Game log[edit]

2006 Game Log[2]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

All-Star game[edit]

The 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 77th playing of the midseason exhibition baseball game between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 11, 2006 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. The contest was the fifth hosted by the city of Pittsburgh. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 3-2, thus awarding the AL champion (which was eventually the Detroit Tigers) home-field advantage in the 2006 World Series.



Awards and honors[edit]

2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

NL Batting Champion

  • Freddy Sanchez

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Trent Jewett
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Tim Leiper
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Gary Green
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Jeff Branson
Short-Season A Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Tom Prince
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Jeff Livesey