1994 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1994 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 53–61 (.465)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s) Cam Bonifay
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television KDKA-TV
KBL
Local radio KDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Lanny Frattare, Bob Walk)
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The 1994 Pittsburgh Pirates season was their 113th season; the 108th in the National League. The Pirates finished the shortened season third in the National League Central with a record of 53–61. They played their home games and also hosted the 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Three Rivers Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

  • January 5, 1994: Gary Varsho was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[2]
  • March 28, 1994: Gary Varsho was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[2]
  • March 29, 1994: Gary Varsho was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[2]

Regular season[edit]

The Pirates had scored 466 runs (4.09 per game) and allowed 580 runs (5.09 per game) with a 53-61 record by Friday, August 12, 1994, when the MLB Players' Strike began.[3] Pittsburgh struggled offensively during the season, finishing 28th in runs scored (466), runs batted in (435), home runs (80, tied with the Philadelphia Phillies), total bases (1,485) and slugging percentage (.384).[4] They were shut out 11 times in 114 games, the most in the Majors. One highlight of the season was their 4-0 shutout of the best team in baseball, the Montreal Expos, at Three Rivers Stadium on Thursday, August 11, just one day prior to the Strike.[3] Zane Smith picked up the win for the Pirates.[5]

Season standings[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579 37–22 29–26
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 ½ 37–22 29–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 13 32–29 21–32
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 13 23–33 30–28
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 16½ 20–39 29–25


Division leaders W L Pct.
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509


Wild card team W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.597
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 212
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 1212
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 1312
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 1412
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 15
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 1612
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.444 1712
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 1812
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 2212

Game log[edit]

1994 Game Log: 53–61 (Home: 32–29; Away: 21–32)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1994 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 4–2 5–5 8–2 8–4 3–3 6–0 4–5 5–4 6–3 3–9 6–1 5–1 5–7
Chicago 2–4 5–7 6–6 4–5 4–8 3–3 2–4 1–4 1–6 5–5 6–3 5–4 5–5
Cincinnati 5–5 7–5 4–4 7–5 4–6 3–6 4–2 2–4 4–2 9–3 8–2 7–2 2–2–1
Colorado 2–8 6–6 4–4 3–9 5–5 4–6 4–2 5–1 2–4 2–3 5–5 3–7 8–4
Florida 4–8 5–4 5–7 9–3 2–4 3–3 2–7 6–4 4–6 1–6 5–1 2–4 3–7
Houston 3–3 8–4 6–4 5–5 4–2 1–8 2–4 3–3 5–1 8–4 5–5 8–2 8–4
Los Angeles 0–6 3–3 6–3 6–4 3–3 8–1 3–9 6–6 7–5 3–3 6–4 5–5 2–4
Montreal 5–4 4–2 2–4 2–4 7–2 4–2 9–3 4–3 5–4 8–2 12–0 5–7 7–3
New York 4–5 4–1 4–2 1–5 4–6 3–3 6–6 3–4 4–6 4–5 6–6 6–6 6–3
Philadelphia 3-6 6–1 2–4 4–2 6–4 1–5 5–7 4–5 6–4 5–4 4–8 4–8 4–3
Pittsburgh 9–3 5–5 3–9 3–2 6–1 4–8 3–3 2–8 5–4 4–5 3–3 1–5 5–5
San Diego 1–6 3–6 2–8 5–5 1–5 5–5 4–6 0–12 6–6 8–4 3–3 5–2 4–2
San Francisco 1–5 4–5 2–7 7–3 4–2 2–8 5–5 7–5 6–6 8–4 5–1 2–5 2–4
St. Louis 7–5 5–5 2–2–1 4–8 7–3 4–8 4–2 3–7 3–6 3–4 5–5 2–4 4–2


Detailed records[edit]

Roster[edit]

1994 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Carlos García 2B
Jay Bell SS
Andy Van Slyke CF
Jeff King 3B
Orlando Merced RF
Brian Hunter 1B
Al Martin LF
Don Slaught C
Zane Smith SP

Player stats[edit]

Batting
Pitching

All-Star game[edit]

The 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 65th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 12, 1994 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 8-7 in 10 innings. It was the National League's first win since 1987.

Awards and honors[edit]

1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Notable transactions[edit]

  • August 31, 1994: Aramis Ramírez was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent.[8]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association Doc Edwards
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Bobby Meacham
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League Trent Jewett
A Augusta Greenjackets South Atlantic League Scott Little
A-Short Season Welland Pirates New York–Penn League Jeff Banister
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References[edit]