1987 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1987 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 80–82 (.494)
Divisional place 4th (tie)
Other information
Owner(s) Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s) Syd Thrift
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television KDKA-TV
Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders
Pirates Cable Network
Steve Blass, Mike Lange
Local radio KDKA
Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker
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The 1987 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 106th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; and their 101st season in the National League. The Pirates finished fifth in the National League East with a record of 80–82.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 49–32 46–35
New York Mets 92 70 0.568 3 49–32 43–38
Montreal Expos 91 71 0.562 4 48–33 43–38
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 15 43–38 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 15 47–34 33–48
Chicago Cubs 76 85 0.472 18½ 40–40 36–45


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1987 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 6–5 8–10 8–10 6–12 3–9 7–5 7–5 7–5 6–12 8–10 3–9
Chicago 5–6 6–6 8–4 6–6 10–8 9–9 8–10 4–14 9–3 5–7 6–12
Cincinnati 10–8 6–6 13–5 10–8 6–6 7–5 5–7 4–8 12–6 7–11 4–8
Houston 10–8 4–8 5–13 12–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 5–7
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 8–10 6–12 3–9 6–6 2–10 6–6 11–7 10–8 3–9
Montreal 9–3 8–10 6–6 5–7 9–3 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–3 5–7 11–7
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 6–6 6–6 10–8 13–5 12–6 8–4 9–3 9–9
Philadelphia 5-7 10–8 7–5 6–6 10–2 8–10 5–13 11–7 8–4 2–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 5–7 14–4 8–4 6–6 6–6 7–11 6–12 7–11 8–4 6–6 7–11
San Diego 12–6 3–9 6–12 13–5 7–11 3–9 4–8 4–8 4–8 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 7–5 11–7 8–10 8–10 7–5 3–9 10–2 6–6 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 12–6 8–4 7–5 9–3 7–11 9–9 10–8 11–7 8–4 5–7


Game Log[edit]

1987 Game Log (80–82)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster[edit]

1987 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • CF – Barry Bonds
  •  C – Junior Ortiz
  • 2B – Johnny Ray
  • LF – Bobby Bonilla
  • RF – Andy Van Slyke
  • 3B – Jim Morrison
  • 1B – Sid Bream
  • SS – Rafael Belliard
  •  P – Bob Patterson

Player stats[edit]

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors[edit]

1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions[edit]

  • November 7, 1986 – Released U.L. Washington.
  • November 12, 1986 – Released Ray Krawczyk.
  • November 26, 1986 – Traded Pat Clements, Cecilio Guante and Rick Rhoden to the New York Yankees. Received Doug Drabek, Logan Easley and Brian Fisher.
  • December 4, 1986 – Signed Butch Davis as a free agent.
  • December 4, 1986 – Signed Vicente Palacios as a free agent.
  • December 4, 1986 – Signed Mark Ross as a free agent.
  • December 5, 1986 – Traded Rick Renteria to the Seattle Mariners. Received a player to be named later. The Seattle Mariners sent Bob Siegel (minors) (December 10, 1986) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.
  • December 8, 1986 – Cecil Espy drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1986 rule 5 draft.
  • December 8, 1986 – Vicente Palacios drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1986 rule 5 draft.
  • December 10, 1986 – Signed Houston Jimenez as a free agent.
  • December 20, 1986 – Released Lee Tunnell.
  • January 9, 1987 – Signed Carlos Garcia as an amateur free agent.
  • January 20, 1987 – Signed U.L. Washington as a free agent.
  • February 6, 1987 – Signed Lee Tunnell as a free agent.
  • February 9, 1987 – Signed Onix Concepción as a free agent.
  • March 22, 1987 – Purchased Dann Bilardello from the Montreal Expos.
  • March 27, 1987 – Traded Jim Winn to the Chicago White Sox. Received John Cangelosi.
  • March 31, 1987 – Released Mike Brown.
  • April 1, 1987 – Traded Tony Peña to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Mike Dunne, Mike LaValliere and Andy Van Slyke.
  • April 3, 1987 – The Milwaukee Brewers returned Vicente Palacios (earlier draft pick).
  • April 6, 1987 – Sold Lee Tunnell to the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • April 6, 1987 – Released Larry McWilliams.
  • May 19, 1987 – Purchased Paul Wilmet from the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • May 29, 1987 – Traded Bill Almon to the New York Mets. Received Scott Little and Al Pedrique.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Ben Shelton in the 2nd round of the 1987 amateur draft.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Brian Williams in the 3rd round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Wes Chamberlain in the 4th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1987.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Mickey Morandini in the 7th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Kurt Knudsen in the 8th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Steve Carter in the 17th round of the 1987 amateur draft.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Mike Fyhrie in the 19th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Bob Ayrault in the 26th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Paul Miller in the 53rd round of the 1987 amateur draft.
  • June 15, 1987 – Released Onix Concepción.
  • June 26, 1987 – Traded Pete Rice (minors) and Shawn Holman to the Detroit Tigers. Received Terry Harper.
  • July 23, 1987 – Sold Dann Bilardello to the Kansas City Royals.
  • July 31, 1987 – Traded Don Robinson to the San Francisco Giants. Received Mackey Sasser and $50,000.
  • August 3, 1987 – Selected Jim Gott off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.
  • August 7, 1987 – Traded Jim Morrison to the Detroit Tigers. Received a player to be named later and Darnell Coles. The Detroit Tigers sent Morris Madden (August 12, 1987) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.
  • August 21, 1987 – Traded Rick Reuschel to the San Francisco Giants. Received Scott Medvin and Jeff Robinson.
  • August 29, 1987 – Traded Johnny Ray to the California Angels. Received a player to be named later and Billie Merrifield (minors). The California Angels sent Miguel Garcia (September 3, 1987) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.
  • October 5, 1987 – Released U.L. Washington.
  • October 15, 1987 – Butch Davis granted Free Agency.
  • October 15, 1987 – Houston Jimenez granted Free Agency.
  • October 15, 1987 – Mark Ross granted Free Agency.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Dave Trembley
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League Steve Demeter
A Macon Pirates South Atlantic League Dennis Rogers
A-Short Season Watertown Pirates New York–Penn League Jeff Cox
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Harrisburg, Salem

References[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.