1966 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1966 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Harry Walker
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Don Hoak
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Don Hoak
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The 1966 Pittsburgh Pirates season involved the team's third-place finish in the National League at 92–70, three games behind the NL Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente was the National League's Most Valuable Player for the 1966 season.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 53–28 42–39
San Francisco Giants 93 68 0.578 47–34 46–34
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 0.568 3 46–35 46–35
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 0.537 8 48–33 39–42
Atlanta Braves 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 12 43–38 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 0.475 18 46–33 30–51
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 45–36 27–54
New York Mets 66 95 0.410 28½ 32–49 34–46
Chicago Cubs 59 103 0.364 36 32–49 27–54


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1966 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Atlanta 7–11 10–8 14–4–1 7–11 14–4 11–7 7–11 8–10 7–11
Chicago 11–7 6–12 5–13 8–10 8–10 5–13 6–12 6–12 4–14
Cincinnati 8–10 12–6 4–14 6–12 10–7 10–8 8–10 7–10 11–7
Houston 4–14–1 13–5 14–4 7–11 7–11 7–11 4–14 6–12 10–8
Los Angeles 11–7 10–8 12–6 11–7 12–6 11–7 9–9 9–9 10–8
New York 4–14 10–8 7–10 11–7 6–12 7–11 5–13 9–9 7–11
Philadelphia 7-11 13–5 8–10 11–7 7–11 11–7 10–8 10–8 10–8
Pittsburgh 11–7 12–6 10–8 14–4 9–9 13–5 8–10 7–11 8–10
San Francisco 10–8 12–6 10–7 12–6 9–9 9–9 8–10 11–7 12–6
St. Louis 11–7 14–4 7–11 8–10 8–10 11–7 8–10 10–8 6–12


Game log[edit]

1966 Game Log: 92–70 (Home: 46–35; Away: 46–35)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Matty Alou CF
Gene Alley SS
Roberto Clemente RF
Willie Stargell LF
Donn Clendenon 1B
Bill Mazeroski 2B
Bob Bailey 3B
Jim Pagliaroni C
Bob Veale SP

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Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1966 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Statistics[edit]

Batting
Pitching

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Larry Shepard
AA Asheville Tourists Southern League Harding "Pete" Peterson
A Raleigh Pirates Carolina League Joe Morgan
A Clinton Pirates Midwest League Frank Oceak
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Bob Clear
Rookie Salem Pirates Appalachian League George Detore

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Bill Virdon page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dave Roberts page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Jesse Gonder page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Matty Alou at "Baseball Almanac"
  6. ^ Pete Mikkelsen at "Baseball Almanac"
  7. ^ Del Unser page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ 1966 Opening Day lineup at "Baseball-Almanac"
  9. ^ Bob Purkey at "Baseball Almanac"
  10. ^ Richie Hebner at "Baseball Almanac"
  11. ^ Dave Cash at "Baseball Almanac"
  12. ^ Gene Clines at "Baseball Almanac"
  13. ^ Don Schwall at "Baseball Almanac"
  14. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Hitting Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 
  15. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Pitching Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 

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