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1987 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1987 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1882)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Pittsburgh Associates
    General manager(s) Syd Thrift
    Manager(s) Jim Leyland
    Local television KDKA-TV
    Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders
    Pirates Cable Network
    Steve Blass, Mike Lange
    Local radio KDKA
    Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker
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    The 1987 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 106th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 101st in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished fifth in the National League East with a record of 80–82.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Opening Day starters

    Season standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 .586 --
    New York Mets 92 70 .568 3
    Montreal Expos 91 71 .562 4
    Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 .494 15
    Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 .494 15
    Chicago Cubs 76 85 .472 18.5

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1987 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 Mike LaValliere 121 340 102 .300 1 46
    1B Sid Bream 149 516 142 .275 13 65
    2B Johnny Ray 123 472 129 .273 5 54
    3B Bobby Bonilla 141 466 140 .300 15 77
    SS Al Pedrique 88 246 74 .301 1 27
    LF Barry Bonds 150 551 144 .261 25 59
    CF Andy Van Slyke 157 564 165 .293 21 82
    RF R. J. Reynolds 117 335 87 .260 7 51

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Jim Morrison 96 348 92 .264 9 46
    Mike Diaz 103 241 58 .241 16 48
    Darnell Coles 40 119 27 .227 6 24
    Mackey Sasser 12 23 5 .217 0 2
    U L Washington 10 10 3 .300 0 0
    Houston Jiménez 5 6 0 .000 0 0
    John Cangelosi 104 182 50 .275 4 18
    Rafael Belliard 81 203 42 .207 1 15
    Junior Ortiz 75 192 52 .271 1 22
    José Lind 35 143 46 .322 0 11
    Félix Fermín 23 68 17 .250 0 4
    Terry Harper 36 66 19 .288 1 7
    Bill Almon 19 20 4 .200 0 1
    Sam Khalifa 5 17 3 .176 0 2
    Tom Prince 4 9 2 .222 1 2
    Denny Gonzalez 5 7 0 .000 0 0
    Tommy Gregg 10 8 2 .250 0 0
    Butch Davis 7 7 1 .143 0 0
    Onix Concepcion 1 1 1 1.000 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Doug Drabek 29 176.1 11 12 3.88 120
    Rick Reuschel 25 177 8 6 2.75 80
    Mike Dunne 23 163.1 13 6 3.03 72
    Bob Kipper 24 110.2 5 9 5.94 83
    Brian Fisher 37 185.1 11 9 4.52 117

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Dorn Taylor 14 53.1 2 3 5.74 37
    Mike Bielecki 8 45.2 2 3 4.73 25
    Bob Patterson 15 43 1 4 6.70 27
    Brett Gideon 29 36.2 1 5 4.66 31
    Vicente Palacios 6 29.1 2 1 4.30 13
    Jeff Robinson 18 26.2 2 1 3.04 19
    Logan Easley 17 26.1 1 1 5.47 21
    Hipólito Peña 16 25.2 0 3 4.56 16
    Dave Johnson 5 6.1 0 0 9.95 4
    Tim Drummond 6 6 0 0 4.50 5
    Mark Ross 1 1 0 0 9.00 0
    Miguel Garcia 1 .2 0 0 0.00 0

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Don Robinson 42 6 6 12 3.86 53
    Jim Gott 25 0 2 13 1.45 27
    Bob Walk 39 8 2 0 3.31 78
    John Smiley 63 5 5 4 5.76 58
    Barry Jones 32 2 4 1 5.61 28

    Awards and honors

    1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Harrisburg, Salem

    References