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1968 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1968 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Forbes Field (since 1909)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1887)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
    Manager(s) Larry Shepard
    Local television KDKA-TV
    Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Nellie King
    Local radio KDKA
    Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Nellie King
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    The 1968 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 87th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 82nd in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished sixth in the National League with a record of 80–82.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 -- .599
    San Francisco Giants 88 74 9 .543
    Chicago Cubs 84 78 13 .519
    Cincinnati Reds 83 79 14 .512
    Atlanta Braves 81 81 16 .500
    Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 17 .494
    Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 21 .469
    Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 21 .469
    New York Mets 73 89 24 .451
    Houston Astros 72 90 25 .444

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    • July 15, 1968: Bill Virdon was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[4]
    • August 13, 1968: Bill Virdon was released by the Pirates.[4]

    Draft picks

    Roster

    1968 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 May, JerryJerry May 137 416 91 .219 1 33
    1B Clendenon, DonnDonn Clendenon 158 584 150 .257 17 87
    2B
    3B
    SS
    LF
    CF
    RF

    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
    Virdon, BillBill Virdon 6 3 1 .333 1 2

    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
    Blass, SteveSteve Blass 33 220.1 18 6 2.12 132
    Bunning, JimJim Bunning 27 160 4 14 3.88 95

    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

    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
    Wickersham, DaveDave Wickersham 11 1 0 1 3.48 9

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    Notes

    References


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