1980 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1980 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 83–79 (.512)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Thomas Johnson (minority shareholder)
General manager(s) Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television KDKA-TV
Lanny Frattare, Dave Martin, Nellie Briles
Local radio KDKA
Lanny Frattare, Dave Martin
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The 1980 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 99th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 94th in the National League. The Pirates finished third in the National League East with a record of 83–79.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 91 71 0.562 49–32 42–39
Montreal Expos 90 72 0.556 1 51–29 39–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 79 0.512 8 47–34 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 74 88 0.457 17 41–40 33–48
New York Mets 70 90 0.438 20 37–42 33–48
Chicago Cubs 64 98 0.395 27 37–44 27–54

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1980 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 8–4 2–16 7–11 11–7 5–7 3–9 5–7 11–1 12–6 11–6 6–6
Chicago 4–8 7–5 1–11 5–7 6–12 10–8 5–13 8–10 4–8 5–7 9–9
Cincinnati 16–2 5–7 8–10 9–9 3–9 8–4 7–5 6–6 15–3–1 7–11 5–7
Houston 11–7 11–1 10–8 9–10 5–7 8–4 3–9 7–5 11–7 11–7 7–5
Los Angeles 7–11 7–5 9–9 10–9 11–1 7–5 6–6 6–6 9–9 13–5 7–5
Montreal 7–5 12–6 9–3 7–5 1–11 10–8 9–9 6–12 10–2 7–5 12–6
New York 9–3 8–10 4–8 4–8 5–7 8–10 6–12 10–8 1–11 3–9 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 13–5 5–7 9–3 6–6 9–9 12–6 7–11 8–4 6–6 9–9
Pittsburgh 1–11 10–8 6–6 5–7 6–6 12–6 8–10 11–7 6–6 8–4 10–8
San Diego 6–12 8–4 3–15–1 7–11 9–9 2–10 11–1 4–8 6–6 10–8 7–5
San Francisco 6–11 7–5 11–7 7–11 5–13 5–7 9–3 6–6 4–8 8–10 7–5
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 7–5 5–7 5–7 6–12 9–9 9–9 8–10 5–7 5–7


Game Log[edit]

1980 Game Log (83–79)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster[edit]

1980 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup[edit]

  • CF – Omar Moreno
  • SS – Tim Foli
  • RF – Dave Parker
  • 1B – Willie Stargell
  • LF – John Milner
  • 3B – Bill Madlock
  •  C – Ed Ott
  • 2B – Phil Garner
  •  P – Bert Blyleven

Player stats[edit]

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions[edit]

  • November 1, 1979 – Dock Ellis granted Free Agency.
  • November 1, 1979 – Bruce Kison granted Free Agency.
  • November 1, 1979 – Rennie Stennett granted Free Agency.
  • November 21, 1979 – Signed Andy Hassler as a free agent.
  • November 24, 1979 – Signed Cecilio Guante as an amateur free agent.
  • December 21, 1979 – Traded John Burden (minors) and Larry Littleton to the Cleveland Indians. Received Larry Andersen.
  • January 11, 1980 – Drafted Keith Creel in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1980 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.
  • January 11, 1980 – Drafted Tom Nieto in the 3rd round of the 1980 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.
  • January 11, 1980 – Drafted Bill Bathe in the 10th round of the 1980 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.
  • March 28, 1980 – Traded a player to be named later to the Atlanta Braves. Received Eddie Solomon. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Greg Field (minors) (April 25, 1980) to the Atlanta Braves to complete the trade.
  • April 1, 1980 – Traded a player to be named later and cash to the Seattle Mariners. Received Odell Jones. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Larry Andersen (October 29, 1980) to the Seattle Mariners to complete the trade.
  • April 5, 1980 – Signed Dale Mohorcic as a free agent.
  • April 10, 1980 – Signed Mickey Mahler as a free agent.
  • April 24, 1980 – Sold Dave Roberts to the Seattle Mariners.
  • May 16, 1980 – Signed Ramon Pena as an amateur free agent.
  • June 3, 1980 – Drafted Rick Renteria in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1980 amateur draft.
  • June 3, 1980 – Drafted Tim Burke in the 2nd round of the 1980 amateur draft.
  • June 3, 1980 – Drafted Joe Orsulak in the 6th round of the 1980 amateur draft. Player signed August 20, 1980.
  • June 10, 1980 – Sold Andy Hassler to the California Angels.
  • June 23, 1980 – Signed Trench Davis as an amateur free agent.
  • July 10, 1980 – Signed Rafael Belliard as an amateur free agent.
  • July 16, 1980 – Traded Jerry McDonald (minors) to the Atlanta Braves. Received Bob Beall.
  • August 5, 1980 – Traded Rick Lancellotti and Luis Salazar to the San Diego Padres. Received a player to be named later and Kurt Bevacqua. The San Diego Padres sent Mark Lee (August 12, 1980) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.
  • August 20, 1980 – Released Alberto Lois.
  • August 21, 1980 – Signed Ravelo Manzanillo as an amateur free agent.
  • September 1, 1980 – Signed Bernie Carbo as a free agent.
  • September 11, 1980 – Selected Jesse Jefferson off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • October 8, 1980 – Released Bernie Carbo.
  • October 10, 1980 – Released Jim Rooker.
  • October 21, 1980 – Released Gene Pentz.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Jim Mahoney
AA Buffalo Bisons Eastern League Steve Demeter
A Salem Pirates Carolina League Johnny Lipon
A Shelby Pirates South Atlantic League Joe Frisina
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. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 
  3. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 

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