2000 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2000 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 69–93 (.426)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s) Cam Bonifay
Manager(s) Gene Lamont
Local television WPGH-TV/WCWB-TV
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
Local radio KDKA
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
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The 2000 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 119th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 114th in the National League. This was the franchise's final season at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pirates finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 69–93.

Offseason

  • December 10, 1999: Dale Sveum was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[2]
  • December 13, 1999: Bruce Aven was traded by the Florida Marlins to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Brant Brown.[3]
  • January 19, 2000: Luis Sojo was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[4]
  • February 9, 2000: Josías Manzanillo was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[5]
  • February 23, 2000: Al Martin was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with cash to the San Diego Padres for John Vander Wal, Geraldo Padua (minors), and James Sak (minors).[6]

Regular season

Aerial view of Three Rivers Stadium, Its final year in 2000.

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 50–31 45–36
Cincinnati Reds 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 22 42–39 31–50
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 39–42 33–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 0.426 26 37–44 32–49
Chicago Cubs 65 97 0.401 30 38–43 27–54


Record vs. opponents

2000 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 3–6 5–4 2–5 7–6 4–5 6–1 7–6 4–5 4–5 2–7 8–1 7–2 9–4 6–7 5–4 6–9
Atlanta 6–3 4–5 2–5 5–4 6–6 5–4 7–2 6–3 6–7 7–6 8–5 5–2 8–1 6–3 3–4 11–7
Chicago 4–5 5–4 4–8 4–5 1–6 5–7 3–6 6–7 4–5 2–5 6–3 3–9 3–5 4–5 3–10 8–7
Cincinnati 5–2 5–2 8–4 6–3 3–6 7–5 4–5 5–8–1 6–3 5–4 3–4 7–6 4–5 3–6 7–6 7–8
Colorado 6–7 4–5 5–4 3–6 4–5 5–4 4–9 4–5 7–2 3–6 6–3 7–2 7–6 6–7 5–3 6–6
Florida 5–4 6–6 6–1 6–3 5–4 3–5 2–7 3–4 7–6 6–6 9–4 5–4 2–7 3–6 3–6 8–9
Houston 1–6 4–5 7–5 5–7 4–5 5–3 3–6 7–6 4–5 2–5 5–4 10–3 2–7 1–8 6–6 6–9
Los Angeles 6–7 2–7 6–3 5–4 9–4 7–2 6–3 3–4 5–3 4–5 5–4 4–5 8–5 7–5 3–6 6–9
Milwaukee 5–4 3–6 7–6 8–5–1 5–4 4–3 6–7 4–3 4–5 2–7 2–5 7–5 2–7 3–6 5–7 6–9
Montreal 5–4 7–6 5–4 3–6 2–7 6–7 5–4 3–5 5–4 3–9 5–7 3–4 3–6 3–6 2–5 7–11
New York 7–2 6–7 5–2 4–5 6–3 6–6 5–2 5–4 7–2 9–3 6–7 7–2 3–6 3–5 6–3 9–9
Philadelphia 1–8 5–8 3–6 4–3 3–6 4–9 4–5 4–5 5–2 7–5 7–6 3–6 2–5 2–7 2–7 9–9
Pittsburgh 2–7 2–5 9–3 6–7 2–7 4–5 3–10 5–4 5–7 4–3 2–7 6–3 7–2 2–6 4–8 6–9
San Diego 4–9 1–8 5–3 5–4 6–7 7–2 7–2 5–8 7–2 6–3 6–3 5–2 2–7 5–7 0–9 5–10
San Francisco 7–6 3–6 5–4 6–3 7–6 6–3 8–1 5–7 6–3 6–3 5–3 7–2 6–2 7–5 5–4 8–7
St. Louis 4–5 4–3 10–3 6–7 3–5 6–3 6–6 6–3 7–5 5–2 3–6 7–2 8–4 9–0 4–5 7–8

Game Log

2000 Game Log (69–93)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Transactions

  • August 6, 2000: Bruce Aven was sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.[3]
  • August 7, 2000: Luis Sojo was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the New York Yankees for Chris Spurling.[4]

Roster

2000 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day starters

  •  C – Kendall
  • SS – Meares
  • RF – Giles
  • 1B – Young
  • LF – Cordero
  • 3B – Ramirez
  • CF – Hermansen
  • 2B – Benjamin
  •  P – Schmidt

Player stats

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors

2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League Trent Jewett and Richie Hebner
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Marty Brown
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Tracy Woodson
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Jay Loviglio
Short-Season A Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Curtis Wilkerson
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References