1971 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
1971 NL East Champions
1971 NL Champions
1971 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 97–65 (.599)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV 2
Bob Prince, Nellie King
Local radio KDKA–AM 1020
Bob Prince, Nellie King
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 90th season for the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; their 85th in the National League. 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.[7] 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.[8]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 9765 0.599 52–28 45–37
St. Louis Cardinals 9072 0.556 7 45–36 45–36
Chicago Cubs 8379 0.512 14 44–37 39–42
New York Mets 8379 0.512 14 44–37 39–42
Montreal Expos 7190 0.441 25½ 36–44 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 6795 0.414 30 34–47 33–48

Record vs. opponents

1971 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–79–99–99–97–57–58–44–811–77–116–6
Chicago 7–56–65–78–48–1011–711–76–129–33–99–9
Cincinnati 9–96–65–137–117–58–45–75–710–89–98–4
Houston 9–97–513–58–104–85–78–44–810–89–92–10
Los Angeles 9–94–811–710–88–45–77–54–813–512–66–6
Montreal 5–710–85–78–44–89–96–127–116–57–54–14
New York 5–77–114–87–57–59–913–510–87–54–810–8
Philadelphia 4-87–112–103–95–76–105–136–124–86–67–11
Pittsburgh 8–412–67–58–48–411–78–1012–69–33–911–7
San Diego 7–113–98–108–105–135–65–78–43–95–134–8
San Francisco 11–79–39–99–96–125–78–46–69–313–55–7
St. Louis 6–69–94–810–26–614–48–1011–77–118–47–5

Detailed records

Game log

Composite Box

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 R H E
Opponents 796080 545660 837049 122 101 21 5991426156
Pittsburgh 1056688 938494 1018660 040 501 11 7881555133

Notable transactions

Roster

1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
NamePosition
Bill Mazeroski2B
Richie Hebner3B
Roberto ClementeRF
Manny SanguillénC
Bob Robertson1B
Willie StargellLF
Al OliverCF
Jackie HernándezSS
Dock EllisSP

[13]

Postseason

Postseason game log

National League Championship Series

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

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1Pittsburgh – 4, San Francisco – 5October 2Candlestick Park40,977
2Pittsburgh – 9, San Francisco – 4October 3Candlestick Park42,562
3San Francisco – 1, Pittsburgh – 2October 5Three Rivers Stadium38,322
4San Francisco – 5, Pittsburgh – 9October 6Three Rivers Stadium35,487

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 363 111 440 0 23563
Baltimore Orioles 323 372 210 1 24459
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

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
CManny Sanguillén13853361170.3197816
1BBob Robertson13146965127.27126721
2BDave Cash12347879138.28923413
3BRichie Hebner11238850105.27117672
SSGene Alley1143483879.2276289
CFAl Oliver14352969149.28214644
LFWillie Stargell141511104151.295481250
RFRoberto Clemente13252282178.34113861

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
Vic Davalillo992954884.28513310
Gene Clines972735284.30812415
Jackie Hernández882333048.2063260
Bill Mazeroski701931749.2541160
José Pagán571581638.2415150
Milt May491261535.2786250
Rennie Stennett501532454.3531151
Charlie Sands282545.200150
Richie Zisk71523.200120
Carl Taylor71212.167000
Rimp Lanier6400.000000
Frank Taveras1000.000000

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
Dock Ellis31226.21993.0663137
Steve Blass332401582.8568136
Bob Johnson31174.29103.4555101
Luke Walker28159.21083.555386

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
Bob Moose301401174.113568
Nelson Briles37136843.043576
Bruce Kison1895.1653.403660

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
Dave Giusti588656302.933155
Mudcat Grant42755373.602822
Bob Veale3746.16026.992440
Jim Nelson1734.22202.342511
Bob Miller16281231.291313
Ramón Hernández1012.10140.7327
John Lamb24.10000.0011
Frank Brosseau120000.0000

Awards and honors

League leaders

All-Stars

1971 Major League Baseball All-Star Game[21]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Joe Morgan
AA Waterbury Pirates Eastern League Red Davis
A Salem Rebels Carolina League Tim Murtaugh
A Monroe Pirates Western Carolinas League Tom Saffell
A-Short Season Niagara Falls Pirates New York–Penn League Chuck Cottier and Dick Cole
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Ed Napoleon

Notes

  1. From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. Charlie Sands at Baseball Almanace
  3. Joe Gibbon at Baseball Almanace
  4. Bob Johnson at Baseball Almanace
  5. Nelson Briles at Baseball Almanace
  6. Ramón Hernández at Baseball Reference
  7. John Perrotto (August 14, 2006). "Baseball Plog". The Beaver County Times.
  8. "Honoring First All-Minority Lineup". The New York Times. September 17, 2006. p. Sports p. 2.
  9. "1971 Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule & Results". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  10. Craig Reynolds at "Baseball Almanac"
  11. Bob Miller at Baseball Almanac
  12. Mudcat Grant at Baseball Almanac
  13. 1971 Opening Day lineup at "Baseball-Almanac"
  14. "1971 National League Championship Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  15. "1971 World Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  16. Babe Ruth Award winners at Baseball Reference
  17. World Series MVP Award winners at Baseball Reference
  18. Gold Glove Award winners at Baseball Reference
  19. 1971 Batting leaders at Baseball Reference
  20. 1971 Pitching Leaders at Baseball Reference
  21. 1971 All-Star Game at Baseball Reference

References

  • 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Reference
  • 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 
  • Markusen, Bruce (2009). The Team That Changed Baseball: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates. Yardley, Pennsylvania: Westholme Publishing. ISBN 978-1-59416-089-9. 
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