2003 Pittsburgh Pirates season

2003 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 75–87 (.463)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s) Dave Littlefield
Manager(s) Lloyd McClendon
Local television Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh
Local radio KDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Lanny Frattare, Bob Walk)
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The 2003 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 122nd season of the franchise; the 117th in the National League. This was their third season at PNC Park. The Pirates finished fourth in the National League Central with a record of 75–87.

Offseason

  • November 25, 2002: Randall Simon was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later and Adrian Burnside (minors). The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Roberto Novoa (December 16, 2002) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.[2]
  • January 28, 2003: Jeff D'Amico was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[3]
  • March 14, 2003: Kenny Lofton signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Regular season

  • June 24, 2003 – Brad Wilkerson of the Montreal Expos hit for the cycle in a game against the Pirates.[4]

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 8874 0.543 44–37 44–37
Houston Astros 8775 0.537 1 48–33 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 8577 0.525 3 48–33 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 7587 0.463 13 39–42 36–45
Cincinnati Reds 6993 0.426 19 35–46 34–47
Milwaukee Brewers 6894 0.420 20 31–50 37–44

Game log

2003 Game Log (75–87)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents

2003 National League Records

Source:
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona2–52–47–210–92–55–110–93–34–24–24–23–39–105–143–311–4
Atlanta5–24–23–36–09–105–14–24–212–711–89–107–26–12–44–210–5
Chicago4–22–410–73–34–29–72–410–63–35–11–510–84–24–28–99–9
Cincinnati2–73–37–104–22–45–122–48–102–42–45–45–113–33–39–77-5
Colorado 9–100–63–32–44–22–47–125–13–42–52–43–612–77–124–29–6
Florida5–210–92–44–22–41–52–57–213–612–713–62–45–11–53–39–6
Houston1–51–57–912–54–25-14–29–83–32–42–410–63–32–411–711–7
Los Angeles 9–102–44–24–212–75–22–44–24–23–32–55–18–116–134–211–7
Milwaukee3–32–46–1010–81–52–78–92–40–66–34–210–75–11–53–135–7
Montreal2–47–123–34–24–36-133–32–46–014–58–113–34–27–01–59–9
New York2–48–111–54–25–27–124–23–33–65–147–124–23–34–21–55–10
Philadelphia2-410–95–14–54–26–134–25–22–411–812–72–44–33–34–28–7
Pittsburgh3–32–78–1011–56–34–26–101–57–103–32–44–24–22–47–105–7
San Diego10–91–62–43–37–121–53–311–81–52–43–33–42–45–142–48–10
San Francisco14–54–22–43–312–75–14–213–65–10–72–43–34–214–55–110–8
St. Louis3–32–49–87–92–43-37–112–413–35–15–12–410–74–21–510–8

Detailed records

Roster

2003 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
NamePosition
Kenny LoftonCF
Jason KendallC
Brian GilesLF
Aramis Ramírez3B
Randall Simon1B
Reggie SandersRF
Pokey Reese2B
Jack WilsonSS
Kris BensonSP

Awards and honors

2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Statistics

Hitting
Pitching

Transactions

  • July 22, 2003: Brandon Lyon was traded by the Boston Red Sox with Anastacio Martinez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mike Gonzalez and Scott Sauerbeck.[7]
  • July 23, 2003: Kenny Lofton was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with Aramis Ramírez and cash to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later, Jose Hernandez, and Matt Bruback (minors). The Chicago Cubs sent Bobby Hill (August 15, 2003) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.
  • July 31, 2003: Freddy Sanchez was traded by the Boston Red Sox with Mike Gonzalez and cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Brandon Lyon, Jeff Suppan, and Anastacio Martinez.[8]
  • August 17, 2003: Randall Simon was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Chicago Cubs for Ray Sadler.[2]
  • August 26, 2003: Jason Bay was traded by the San Diego Padres with a player to be named later and Óliver Pérez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Brian Giles. The San Diego Padres sent Corey Stewart (minors) (October 2, 2003) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.[9]

Draft picks

2003 Top 10 Rounds Draft Picks[10]
Rd # Player Pos DOB and Age School
18Paul MaholmLHPJune 25, 1982 (aged 20)Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, Mississippi)
245Tom GorzelannyLHPJuly 12, 1982 (aged 20)University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas)
375Steven LerudCOctober 13, 1984 (aged 18)Galena High School (Reno, Nevada)
4105Kyle PearsonRHPOctober 8, 1984 (aged 18)A. Crawford Mosley High School (Lynn Haven, Florida)
5135Craig Stansberry3BMarch 8, 1982 (aged 21)Rice University (Houston, Texas)
6165C.J. Smith1BFebruary 22, 1982 (aged 21)University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida)
7195Russ JohnsonRHPJanuary 6, 1973 (aged 30)Benjamin Russell High School (Alexander City, AL)
8225Sergio SilvaRHPDecember 22, 1981 (aged 21)University of the Pacific (Stockton, California)
9255Kent Wulf2BApril 26, 1985 (aged 18)Quartz Hill High School (Quartz Hill, California)
10285John PeabodyOFAugust 24, 1985 (aged 17)Rancho Bernardo High School (San Diego, California)
Note
  • Age at time of draft.

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League Trent Jewett
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Dale Sveum
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Dave Clark
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Tony Beasley
A-Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Andy Stewart
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke
Rookie DSL Pirates Dominican Summer League Ramon Zapata

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Williamsport, DSL Pirates

References

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