1968 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1968 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) Larry Shepard
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Nellie King
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Nellie King
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The 1968 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 87th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 82nd in the National League. The Pirates finished sixth in the league standings with a record of 80–82.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 47–34 50–31
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 9 42–39 46–35
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 13 47–34 37–44
Cincinnati Reds 83 79 0.512 14 40–41 43–38
Atlanta Braves 81 81 0.500 16 41–40 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 17 40–41 40–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 0.469 21 41–40 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 0.469 21 38–43 38–43
New York Mets 73 89 0.451 24 32–49 41–40
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 25 42–39 30–51


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1968 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 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–9 12–6–1 11–7 6–12 9–9 5–13
Chicago 10–8 7–11 10–8 12–6 8–10 9–9 10–8 9–9–1 9–9
Cincinnati 8–10 11–7 9–9 9–9 10–8 11–7 10–8–1 8–10 7–11
Houston 7–11 8–10 9–9 11–7 10–8 9–9 5–13 8–10 5–13
Los Angeles 9–9 6–12 9–9 7–11 7–11 10–8 10–8 9–9 9–9
New York 6–12–1 10–8 8–10 8–10 11–7 8–10 9–9 7–11 6–12
Philadelphia 7–11 9–9 7–11 9–9 8–10 10–8 9–9 9–9 8–10
Pittsburgh 12–6 8–10 8–10–1 13–5 8–10 9–9 9–9 7–11 6–12
San Francisco 9–9 9–9–1 10–8 10–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 11–7 10–8
St. Louis 13–5 9–9 11–7 13–5 9–9 12–6 10–8 12–6 8–10


Game log[edit]

1968 Game Log: 80–82 (Home: 40–41; Away: 40–41)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Maury Wills 3B
Gene Alley SS
Roberto Clemente RF
Willie Stargell LF
Donn Clendenon 1B
Bill Mazeroski 2B
Matty Alou CF
Jerry May C
Jim Bunning SP

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Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1968 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 Johnny Pesky
AA York Pirates Eastern League Joe Morgan
A Salem Rebels Carolina League Don Hoak
A Clinton Pilots Midwest League Bob Clear
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Frank Oceak
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Buddy Pritchard

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Billy O'Dell at "Baseball Almanac"
  3. ^ Larry Shepard
  4. ^ Dennis Ribant page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Chuck Hiller at "Baseball Almanac"
  6. ^ Bill Short at "Baseball Almanac"
  7. ^ Ron Kline at "Baseball Almanac"
  8. ^ Jim Pagliaroni at "Baseball Almanac"
  9. ^ Woodie Fryman page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Frank Taveras
  11. ^ Tom Dettore page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ 1968 Opening Day lineup at "Baseball-Almanac"
  13. ^ Milt May at "Baseball Almanac"
  14. ^ Bruce Kison at "Baseball Almanac"
  15. ^ Juan Pizarro at "Baseball Almanac"
  16. ^ a b Bill Virdon page at Baseball Reference
  17. ^ Bill Henry at "Baseball Almanac"
  18. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Hitting Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 
  19. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Pitching Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 

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