2012 Pittsburgh Pirates season

2012 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Record 79–83 (.488)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Robert Nutting
General manager(s) Neal Huntington
Manager(s) Clint Hurdle
Local television Root Sports Pittsburgh
Local radio KDKA-FM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Bob Walk, John Wehner)
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The 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the franchise's 126th season as a member of the National League, their 131st season overall, and their 12th season at PNC Park. Despite being 67–54 on August 19, the Pirates finished the season 79–83. This set a record for the longest losing season streak in all of North American professional sports history at 20.

The Pirates played just six extra inning games during the season, the fewest of any MLB team in 2012.[2]

Game log

2012 Game Log: 79–83 (Home: 45–36; Away: 34–47)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

Season standings

NL Central standings

National League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 9765 0.599 50–31 47–34
St. Louis Cardinals 8874 0.543 9 50–31 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 8379 0.512 14 49–32 34–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 7983 0.488 18 45–36 34–47
Chicago Cubs 61101 0.377 36 38–43 23–58
Houston Astros 55107 0.340 42 35–46 20–61

NL Wild Card

Division leaders W L Pct.
Washington Nationals 9864 0.605
Cincinnati Reds 9765 0.599
San Francisco Giants 9468 0.580
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 9468 0.580 +6
St. Louis Cardinals 8874 0.543
Los Angeles Dodgers 8676 0.531 2
Milwaukee Brewers 8379 0.512 5
Arizona Diamondbacks 8181 0.500 7
Philadelphia Phillies 8181 0.500 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 7983 0.488 9
San Diego Padres 7686 0.469 12
New York Mets 7488 0.457 14
Miami Marlins 6993 0.426 19
Colorado Rockies 6498 0.395 24
Chicago Cubs 61101 0.377 27
Houston Astros 55107 0.340 33

Record vs. opponents

2012 National League Records

Source: MLB Standings Grid
Los Angeles6–123–34–24–210–84–24–21–64–35–26–111–78-106–54–26–9
New York4–36–122–42–62–52–43–412–42–310–85–24–34–44–34–148–7
San Diego11–73–43–32–610–85–37–111–54–33–43–45–16–123–32–38–7
San Francisco9–94–36–13–414–48–110–82–54–24–44–23–312–63–31–57–8
St. Louis5–11–510–77–65–211–45–65–29–63–43–47–83–33–33–48–7

Detailed records


2012 Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitchers Catchers





Opening day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Alex PresleyLF
José TábataRF
Andrew McCutchenCF
Neil Walker2B
Garrett Jones1B
Rod BarajasC
Pedro Álvarez3B
Clint BarmesSS
Érik BédardSP

Notable achievements


2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Golden Glove Awards

  • Andrew McCutchen, OF [4]

Silver Slugger Award

  • Andrew McCutchen, OF

NL Player of the Month

  • Andrew McCutchen (June)[5] and (July)[6]

NL Player of the Week







Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Dean Treanor
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League P. J. Forbes
A Bradenton Marauders Florida State League Carlos García
A West Virginia Power South Atlantic League Rick Sofield
A-Short Season State College Spikes New York–Penn League Dave Turgeon
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Tom Prince
Rookie DSL Pirates 1 Dominican Summer League Gerardo Alvarez
Rookie DSL Pirates 2 Dominican Summer League Larry Sutton



  1. From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
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