1977 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1977 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record96–66 (.593)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas P. Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s)Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s)Chuck Tanner
Local televisionKDKA-TV
Milo Hamilton, Lanny Frattare
Local radioKDKA
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 Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 0.623 60–21 41–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 0.593 5 58–23 38–43
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 18 52–31 31–48
Chicago Cubs 81 81 0.500 20 46–35 35–46
Montreal Expos 75 87 0.463 26 38–43 37–44
New York Mets 64 98 0.395 37 35–44 29–54

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


Game log[edit]

1977 Game Log: 95–66 (Home: 57–23; Away: 38–43)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

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 Phil Garner 153 585 152 .260 17 77
RF Dave 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
Willie Stargell 63 186 51 .274 13 35
Mario Mendoza 70 81 16 .198 0 4
Jim Fregosi 36 56 16 .286 3 16
Ed Kirkpatrick 21 28 4 .143 1 4
Tommy Helms 15 12 0 .000 0 0
Mike 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
John Candelaria 33 230.2 20 5 2.34 133
Jerry 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
Odell Jones 34 108 3 7 5.08 66
Larry Demery 39 90.1 6 5 5.08 35
Terry Forster 33 87.1 6 4 4.43 58
Ed 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
Goose Gossage 72 11 9 26 1.62 151
Kent Tekulve 72 10 1 7 3.06 59
Grant Jackson 49 5 3 4 3.86 41
Al Holland 2 0 0 0 7.71 1
Dave Pagan 1 0 0 0 0.00 4
Mario 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
A-Short Season Niagara Falls Pirates New York–Penn League Luther Quinn
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Chuck Tanner page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rich Gossage page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Rick Langford page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Sandomir, Richard (March 8, 1998). "Long Before Murdoch, There Was Ted Turner". The New York Times. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  6. ^ Wayne Tolleson page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Jim Fregosi page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Dave Pagan page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/frobedo01.shtm

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