1966 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1966 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Harry Walker
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Don Hoak
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Don Hoak
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The 1966 Pittsburgh Pirates season involved the team's third-place finish in the National League at 92–70, three games behind the NL Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason

Regular season

Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente was the National League's Most Valuable Player for the 1966 season.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 9567 0.586 53–28 42–39
San Francisco Giants 9368 0.578 47–34 46–34
Pittsburgh Pirates 9270 0.568 3 46–35 46–35
Philadelphia Phillies 8775 0.537 8 48–33 39–42
Atlanta Braves 8577 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 8379 0.512 12 43–38 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 7684 0.475 18 46–33 30–51
Houston Astros 7290 0.444 23 45–36 27–54
New York Mets 6695 0.410 28½ 32–49 34–46
Chicago Cubs 59103 0.364 36 32–49 27–54

Record vs. opponents

1966 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Atlanta 7–1110–814–4–17–1114–411–77–118–107–11
Chicago 11–76–125–138–108–105–136–126–124–14
Cincinnati 8–1012–64–146–1210–710–88–107–1011–7
Houston 4–14–113–514–47–117–117–114–146–1210–8
Los Angeles 11–710–812–611–712–611–79–99–910–8
New York 4–1410–87–1011–76–127–115–139–97–11
Philadelphia 7-1113–58–1011–77–1111–710–810–810–8
Pittsburgh 11–712–610–814–49–913–58–107–118–10
San Francisco 10–812–610–712–69–99–98–1011–712–6
St. Louis 11–714–47–118–108–1011–78–1010–86–12

Game log

1966 Game Log: 92–70 (Home: 46–35; Away: 46–35)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
NamePosition
Matty AlouCF
Gene AlleySS
Roberto ClementeRF
Willie StargellLF
Donn Clendenon1B
Bill Mazeroski2B
Bob Bailey3B
Jim PagliaroniC
Bob VealeSP

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Notable transactions

Roster

1966 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Statistics

Batting
Pitching

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Larry Shepard
AA Asheville Tourists Southern League Harding "Pete" Peterson
A Raleigh Pirates Carolina League Joe Morgan
A Clinton Pirates Midwest League Frank Oceak
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Bob Clear
Rookie Salem Pirates Appalachian League George Detore

Notes

References

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