1966 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1966 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Harry Walker
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Don Hoak
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Don Hoak
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The 1966 Pittsburgh Pirates season involved the team's third-place finish in the National League at 92–70, three games behind the NL Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason

Regular season

Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente was the National League's Most Valuable Player for the 1966 season.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 53–28 42–39
San Francisco Giants 93 68 0.578 47–34 46–34
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 0.568 3 46–35 46–35
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 0.537 8 48–33 39–42
Atlanta Braves 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 12 43–38 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 0.475 18 46–33 30–51
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 45–36 27–54
New York Mets 66 95 0.410 28½ 32–49 34–46
Chicago Cubs 59 103 0.364 36 32–49 27–54


Record vs. opponents

1966 National League Records

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


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1966 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
C Pagliaroni, JimJim Pagliaroni 123 374 88 .235 11 49
1B Clendenon, DonnDonn Clendenon 155 571 171 .299 28 98
2B Mazeroski, BillBill Mazeroski 162 621 163 .262 16 82
3B Bailey, BobBob Bailey 126 380 106 .279 13 46
SS Alley, GeneGene Alley 147 579 173 .299 7 43
LF Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 140 485 153 .315 33 102
CF Alou, MattyMatty Alou 141 535 183 .342 2 27
RF Clemente, RobertoRoberto Clemente 154 638 202 .317 29 119

Other batters

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
Pagán, JoséJosé Pagán 109 368 97 .264 4 54
Gonder, JesseJesse Gonder 59 160 36 .225 7 16
Roberts, DaveDave Roberts 14 16 2 .125 0 0
Bosch, DonDon Bosch 3 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fryman, WoodieWoodie Fryman 36 181.2 12 9 3.81 105
Law, VernVern Law 31 177.2 12 8 4.05 88
Blass, SteveSteve Blass 34 155.2 11 7 3.87 76

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cardwell, DonDon Cardwell 32 101.2 6 6 4.60 60

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Face, RoyRoy Face 54 6 6 18 2.70 67
Purkey, BobBob Purkey 10 0 1 1 1.37 5
Shellenback, JimJim Shellenback 2 0 0 0 9.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Larry Shepard
AA Asheville Tourists Southern League Harding "Pete" Peterson
A Raleigh Pirates Carolina League Joe Morgan
A Clinton Pirates Midwest League Frank Oceak
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Bob Clear
Rookie Salem Pirates Appalachian League George Detore

Notes

References