1991 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1991 Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 98–64 (.605)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s) Larry Doughty
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television KDKA-TV
Jim Rooker
Kent Derdivanis
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
KBL
Jim Rooker
Kent Derdivanis
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
Local radio KDKA
Jim Rooker
Kent Derdivanis
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
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The 1991 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 110th in franchise history. For the second consecutive season, the Pirates won the National League East Division Title. During the season, John Smiley won 20 games - the last to do so for the Pirates in the 20th century.[2]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 0.605 52–32 46–32
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 14 52–32 32–46
Philadelphia Phillies 78 84 0.481 20 47–36 31–48
Chicago Cubs 77 83 0.481 20 46–37 31–46
New York Mets 77 84 0.478 20½ 40–42 37–42
Montreal Expos 71 90 0.441 26½ 33–35 38–55


Record vs. opponents

1991 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 6–6 11–7 13–5 7–11 5–7 9–3 5–7 9–3 11–7 9–9 9–3
Chicago 6–6 4–8 9–3 2–10 10–7 11–6 8–10 7–11 4–8 6–6 10–8
Cincinnati 7–11 8–4 9–9 6–12 6–6 5–7 9–3 2–10 8–10 10–8 4–8
Houston 5–13 3–9 9–9 8–10 2–10 7–5 7–5 4–8 6–12 9–9 5–7
Los Angeles 11–7 10–2 12–6 10–8 5–7 7–5 7–5 7–5 10–8 8–10 6–6
Montreal 7–5 7–10 6–6 10–2 7–5 4–14 4–14 6–12 6–6 7–5 7–11
New York 3–9 6–11 7–5 5–7 5–7 14–4 11–7 6–12 7–5 6–6 7–11
Philadelphia 7-5 10–8 3–9 5–7 5–7 14–4 7–11 6–12 9–3 6–6 6–12
Pittsburgh 3–9 11–7 10–2 8–4 5–7 12–6 12–6 12–6 7–5 7–5 11–7
San Diego 7–11 8–4 10–8 12–6 8–10 6–6 5–7 3–9 5–7 11–7 9–3
San Francisco 9–9 6–6 8–10 9–9 10–8 5–7 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 4–8
St. Louis 3–9 8–10 8–4 7–5 6–6 11–7 11–7 12–6 7–11 3–9 8–4


Game Log

1991 Game Log (98–64)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster

1991 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Opening Day starters

  • 1B – Gary Redus
  • SS – Jay Bell
  • CF – Andy Van Slyke
  • RF – Bobby Bonilla
  • LF – Barry Bonds
  • 3B – Jeff King
  •  C – Mike LaValliere
  • 2B – José Lind
  •  P – Doug Drabek

Awards and honors

1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Player stats

Batting
Pitching

National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 9: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Pittsburgh 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 X 5 8 1
W: Doug Drabek (1-0)   L: Tom Glavine (0-1)   S: Bob Walk (1)
HR: ATLDavid Justice (1)  PITAndy Van Slyke (1)
Pitchers: ATL – Glavine (6), Wohlers (1), Stanton (1)  PIT – Drabek (6), Walk (3)
Attendance: 57,347  Time: 2:51
Game 2

October 10: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
W: Steve Avery (1-0)   L: Zane Smith (0-1)   S: Alejandro Peña (1)
HR: ATL – None   PIT – None
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (813), Pena (2/3)  PIT – Z. Smith (7), Mason (1), Belinda (1)
Attendance: 57,533  Time: 2:46
Game 3

October 12: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 2
Atlanta 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 X 10 11 0
W: John Smoltz (1-0)   L: John Smiley (0-1)   S: Alejandro Peña (2)
HR: PIT – None  ATLGreg Olson (1), Ron Gant (1), Sid Bream (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Smiley (2), Landrum (1), Patterson (2), Kipper (2), Rodriguez (1)  ATL – Smoltz (613), Stanton (2/3), Wohlers (1/3), Pena (123)
Attendance: 50,905  Time: 3:21
Game 4

October 13: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 1
Atlanta 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
W: Stan Belinda (1-0)   L: Kent Mercker (0-1)   S: None
HR: PIT – None  ATL – None
Pitchers: PIT – Tomlin (6), Walk (2), Belinda (2)  ATL – Leibrant (623), Clancy (1/3), Stanton (2), Mercker (2/3), Wohlers (1/3)
Attendance: 51,109  Time: 3:43
Game 5

October 14: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
W: Zane Smith (1-1)   L: Tom Glavine (0-2)   S: Roger Mason (1)
HR: PIT – None  ATL – None
Pitchers: PIT – Z. Smith (723), Mason (113)  ATL – Glavine (8), Pena (1)
Attendance: 51,109  Time: 2:51
Game 6

October 16: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
W: Steve Avery (2-0)   L: Doug Drabek (1-1)   S: Alejandro Peña (3)
HR: ATL – None  PIT – None
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (8), Pena (1)  PIT – Drabek (9)
Attendance: 54,508  Time: 3:09
Game 7

October 17: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
W: John Smoltz (2-0)   L: John Smiley (0-2)   S: None
HR: ATLBrian Hunter (1)  PIT – None
Pitchers: ATL – Smoltz (9)  PIT – Smiley (2/3), Walk (413), Mason (2), Belinda (2)
Attendance: 46,932  Time: 3:04

Transactions

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association Terry Collins
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Marc Bombard
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League Stan Cliburn
A Augusta Pirates South Atlantic League Don Werner
Short-Season A Welland Pirates New York–Penn League Lee Driggers
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References

  1. From 1882-1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.98, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. Zane Smith page at Baseball Reference
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mark Huismann page at Baseball Reference
  5. Esteban Loaiza page at Baseball Reference
  6. Gary Varsho page at Baseball Reference
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  11. Mike York page at Baseball Reference