1977 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1977 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General manager(s) Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television KDKA-TV
Milo Hamilton, Lanny Frattare
Local radio KDKA
Milo Hamilton, Lanny Frattare
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The 1977 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 96th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; their 91st in the National League. The Pirates finished second in the National League East with a record of 96–66.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 .623 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 .593 5
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 18
Chicago Cubs 81 81 .500 20
Montreal Expos 75 87 .463 26
New York Mets 64 98 .395 37

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1977 National League Records

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


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1977 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
3B Garner, PhilPhil Garner 153 585 152 .260 17 77
RF Parker, DaveDave Parker 159 637 215 .338 21 88

Other batters[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
Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 63 186 51 .274 13 35
Mendoza, MarioMario Mendoza 70 81 16 .198 0 4
Fregosi, JimJim Fregosi 36 56 16 .286 3 16
Kirkpatrick, EdEd Kirkpatrick 21 28 4 .143 1 4
Helms, TommyTommy Helms 15 12 0 .000 0 0
Edwards, MikeMike Edwards 7 6 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Candelaria, JohnJohn Candelaria 33 230.2 20 5 2.34 133
Reuss, JerryJerry Reuss 33 208 10 13 4.11 116

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jones, OdellOdell Jones 34 108 3 7 5.08 66
Demery, LarryLarry Demery 39 90.1 6 5 5.08 35
Forster, TerryTerry Forster 33 87.1 6 4 4.43 58
Whitson, EdEd Whitson 5 15.2 1 0 3.45 10

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Gossage, GooseGoose Gossage 72 11 9 26 1.62 151
Tekulve, KentKent Tekulve 72 10 1 7 3.06 59
Jackson, GrantGrant Jackson 49 5 3 4 3.86 41
Holland, AlAl Holland 2 0 0 0 7.71 1
Pagan, DaveDave Pagan 1 0 0 0 0.00 4
Mendoza, MarioMario Mendoza 1 0 0 0 13.50 0

Awards and honors[edit]

1977 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Tim Murtaugh and Johnny Lipon
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Johnny Lipon and Tim Murtaugh
A Salem Pirates Carolina League Steve Demeter
A Charleston Patriots Western Carolinas League Jim Mahoney
Short-Season A Niagara Falls Pirates New York-Penn League Luther Quinn
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes[edit]

References[edit]