1974 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1974 Pittsburgh Pirates
1974 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 88–74 (.543)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Nellie King
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Nellie King
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The 1974 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 93rd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 88th in the National League. The Pirates finished first in the National League East with a record of 88–74. The Pirates were defeated three games to one by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1974 National League Championship Series.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 0.543 52–29 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 86 75 0.534 44–37 42–38
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 8 46–35 34–47
Montreal Expos 79 82 0.491 42–38 37–44
New York Mets 71 91 0.438 17 36–45 35–46
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 22 32–49 34–47

Record vs. opponents

1974 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 4–8 7–11–1 6–12 8–10 9–3 8–4 8–4 4–8 17–1 8–10 9–3
Chicago 8–4 5–7 4–8 2–10 5–13 8–10 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 5–13
Cincinnati 11–7–1 7–5 14–4 6–12 6–6 9–3 8–4 8–4 12–6 11–7 6–6
Houston 12–6 8–4 4–14 5–13 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 8–4
Los Angeles 10–8 10–2 12–6 13–5 8–4 5–7 6–6 4–8 16–2 12–6 6–6
Montreal 3–9 13–5 6–6 6–6 4–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 6–6 4–8 8–9
New York 4–8 10–8 3–9 6–6 7–5 9–9 7–11 7–11 6–6 6–6 6–12
Philadelphia 4-8 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 7–11 11–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 9–9
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 4–8 7–5 8–4 9–9 11–7 8–10 9–3 8–4 7–11
San Diego 1–17 6–6 6–12 7–11 2–16 6–6 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 5–7
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 7–11 8–10 6–12 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 7–11 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 13–5 6–6 4–8 6–6 9–8 12–6 9–9 11–7 7–5 6–6


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1974 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 151 596 171 .287 7 68
LF Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 140 508 153 .301 25 96
CF Oliver, AlAl Oliver 147 617 198 .321 11 85
RF Zisk, RichieRichie Zisk 149 536 168 .313 17 100

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
Parker, DaveDave Parker 73 220 62 .282 4 29
Popovich, PaulPaul Popovich 59 83 18 .217 0 5
Ryan, MikeMike Ryan 15 30 3 .100 0 0
Maxvill, DalDal Maxvill 8 22 4 .182 0 0
Brinkman, ChuckChuck Brinkman 4 7 1 .143 0 1
Diloné, MiguelMiguel Diloné 12 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
Brett, KenKen Brett 27 191 13 19 3.90 96
Ellis, DockDock Ellis 26 176.2 12 9 3.16 91
Demery, LarryLarry Demery 19 95.1 6 6 4.25 51
Moose, BobBob Moose 7 35.2 1 5 7.57 15

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
Kison, BruceBruce Kison 40 129 9 8 3.49 71
Pizarro, JuanJuan Pizarro 7 24 1 1 1.88 7

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
Giusti, DaveDave Giusti 64 7 5 12 3.32 53
Hernández, RamónRamón Hernández 58 5 2 2 2.75 33
Minshall, JimJim Minshall 5 0 1 0 0.00 3
Jiménez, JuanJuan Jiménez 4 0 0 0 6.75 2
Blass, SteveSteve Blass 1 0 0 0 9.00 2

National League Championship Series

Awards and honors

1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Steve Demeter
AA Thetford Mines Pirates Eastern League Tim Murtaugh
A Salem Pirates Carolina League Johnny Lipon
A Charleston Pirates Western Carolinas League Larry Sherry
Short-Season A Niagara Falls Pirates New York-Penn League Ron Brand
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Thetford Mines, Salem

Notes

References