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1971 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
1971 NL East Champions
1971 NL Champions
1971 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1882)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
    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 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Pirates finishing first in the National League East with a record of 97 wins and 65 losses. They defeated the San Francisco Giants three games to one in the National League Championship Series and beat the Baltimore Orioles four games to three in the World Series. The Pirates were managed by Danny Murtaugh, and played their first full season at Three Rivers Stadium, which had opened in July the year before.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    In 1971, the Pirates became the first Major League Baseball team to field an all-black starting lineup.[2] That lineup, which took the field on September 1, was Rennie Stennett, Gene Clines, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Manny Sanguillén, Dave Cash, Al Oliver, Jackie Hernández, and Dock Ellis.[3]

    Season standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    Pittsburgh Pirates 97 65 .599 --
    St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 .556 7
    Chicago Cubs 83 79 .512 14
    New York Mets 83 79 .512 14
    Montreal Expos 71 90 .441 25.5
    Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 .414 30

    Opening Day lineup

    Roster

    1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Game log

    1971 Game Log (97–65)[4]
    Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
    Bold = Pirates team member

    Postseason game log

    1971 Postseason Game Log (7–4)[4]
    Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
    Bold = Pirates team member

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

    Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 138 533 60 170 .319 7 81 6
    1B Robertson, BobBob Robertson 131 469 65 127 .271 26 72 1
    2B Cash, DaveDave Cash 123 478 79 138 .289 2 34 13
    3B Hebner, RichieRichie Hebner 112 388 50 105 .271 17 67 2
    SS Alley, GeneGene Alley 114 348 38 79 .227 6 28 9
    CF Oliver, AlAl Oliver 143 529 69 149 .282 14 64 4
    LF Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 141 511 104 151 .295 48 125 0
    RF Clemente, RobertoRoberto Clemente 132 522 82 178 .341 13 86 1

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    Davalillo, VicVic Davalillo 99 295 48 84 .285 1 33 10
    Clines, GeneGene Clines 97 273 52 84 .308 1 24 15
    Hernández, JackieJackie Hernández 88 233 30 48 .206 3 26 0
    Mazeroski, BillBill Mazeroski 70 193 17 49 .254 1 16 0
    Pagán, JoséJosé Pagán 57 158 16 38 .241 5 15 0
    May, MiltMilt May 49 126 15 35 .278 6 25 0
    Stennett, RennieRennie Stennett 50 153 24 54 .353 1 15 1
    Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands 28 25 4 5 .200 1 5 0
    Zisk, RichieRichie Zisk 7 15 2 3 .200 1 2 0
    Taylor, CarlCarl Taylor 7 12 1 2 .167 0 0 0
    Lanier, RimpRimp Lanier 6 4 0 0 .000 0 0 0
    Taveras, FrankFrank Taveras 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
    Ellis, DockDock Ellis 31 226.2 19 9 3.06 63 137
    Blass, SteveSteve Blass 33 240 15 8 2.85 68 136
    Johnson, BobBob Johnson 31 174.2 9 10 3.45 55 101
    Walker, LukeLuke Walker 28 159.2 10 8 3.55 53 86

    Other pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
    Moose, BobBob Moose 30 140 11 7 4.11 35 68
    Briles, NelsonNelson Briles 37 136 8 4 3.04 35 76
    Kison, BruceBruce Kison 18 95.1 6 5 3.40 36 60

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
    Giusti, DaveDave Giusti 58 86 5 6 30 2.93 31 55
    Grant, MudcatMudcat Grant 42 75 5 3 7 3.60 28 22
    Veale, BobBob Veale 37 46.1 6 0 2 6.99 24 40
    Nelson, JimJim Nelson 17 34.2 2 2 0 2.34 25 11
    Miller, BobBob Miller 16 28 1 2 3 1.29 13 13
    Hernández, RamónRamón Hernández 10 12.1 0 1 4 0.73 2 7
    Lamb, JohnJohn Lamb 2 4.1 0 0 0 0.00 1 1
    Brosseau, FrankFrank Brosseau 1 2 20 0 0 0.00 0 0

    Postseason

    National League Championship Series

    The Pittsburgh Pirates won the series over the San Francisco Giants, 3–1

    Game Score Date Location Attendance
    1 Pittsburgh – 4, San Francisco – 5 October 2 Candlestick Park 40,977
    2 Pittsburgh – 9, San Francisco – 4 October 3 Candlestick Park 42,562
    3 San Francisco – 1, Pittsburgh – 2 October 5 Three Rivers Stadium 38,322
    4 San Francisco – 5, Pittsburgh – 9 October 6 Three Rivers Stadium 35,487

    World Series

    Main article: 1971 World Series

    Composite box

    1971 World Series (4–3): Pittsburgh Pirates (N.L.) over Baltimore Orioles (A.L.)

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
    Pittsburgh Pirates 3 6 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 0 23 56 3
    Baltimore Orioles 3 2 3 3 7 2 2 1 0 1 24 45 9
    Total Attendance: 351,091   Average Attendance: 50,156
    Winning Player’s Share: – $18,165,   Losing Player’s Share – $13,906 *Includes Playoffs and World Series

    Awards and honors

    League leaders

    All-Stars

    1971 Major League Baseball All-Star Game[10]

    Farm system

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    Notes

    References

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