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1972 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 96-59 .619
Rank: 1st in National League East
Run Differential: 691-512 + 179
Roster Continuity 94.50% 1/24
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Joe Brown
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 1,427,460 7/24
Playoffs: Lost NLCS (Reds)
Top Draft Pick: Dwayne Peltier (#23) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Dave Ricketts
First Base Coach: Don Leppert
Hitting Coach: Joe Morgan
Pitching Coach: Don Osborn
Third Base Coach: Frank Oceak

#1 Draft Picks

Richie Hebner (#15)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9659.619--
8570.54811.0
8373.53213.5
7581.48121.5
7086.44926.5
5997.37837.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
16Al OliverOF25   56588176
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89243444541713.312.352.437789.126.182.3181.2947.1247612
35Manny SanguillenC28   52055155
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711221380110610.298.322.404726.106.144.3081.8174.3210547
8Willie Stargell1B32   49575145
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1121165129215077.293.373.558931.265.396.3291.9815.0276569
3Richie Hebner3B24   42763128
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7200525467078.300.378.508886.208.330.3021.0422.5217492
30Dave Cash2B24   42558120
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3099223101327.282.316.374690.092.144.2981.41141.7159452
21Roberto ClementeOF37   37868118
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60002949070615.312.356.479835.167.243.3321.6937.8181413
6Rennie Stennett2B-OF21   37043106
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3043943210016.286.307.376683.089.116.3184.78123.3139381
18Vic DavalilloOF35   36859117
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28141264436513.318.367.413780.095.201.3521.6992.0152403
14Gene AlleySS31   3473086
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36433852010316.248.321.320641.072.184.2831.37115.7111389
15Gene ClinesOF25   31152104
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017126164721327.334.369.421790.087.158.3912.94--131334
7Bob Robertson1B25   3062559
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4111418432044.193.291.346637.154.288.2202.0525.5106354
2Jackie HernandezSS31   1761233
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140094301104.188.227.256483.068.119.2424.78176.045186
29Milt MayC21   1391239
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001400101302023.281.325.353678.072.144.3051.30--49151
11Jose Pagan3B37   1271132
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80051710311.252.284.394678.142.181.2693.4042.350137
28Steve BlassP30   82815
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00300222001201.183.202.207409.024.049.25011.00--1796
38Bob MooseP24   71712
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061072510610.169.250.197447.028.141.2553.57--1486
34Nelson BrilesP28   70611
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0040023200510.157.178.171349.014.043.28216.00--1278
9Bill Mazeroski2B35   64312
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003003501322.188.217.250467.063.109.1971.67--1672
17Dock EllisP27   5969
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00010012200100.153.167.153320.000.017.24322.00--961
25Bruce KisonP22   53310
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090012700200.189.204.302506.113.132.38527.00--1656
22Richie ZiskOF23   3747
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0040071000001.189.318.270588.081.270.2591.43--1044
27Bob JohnsonP29   3525
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0020011600101.143.167.171338.029.057.26316.00--637
23Luke WalkerP28   2402
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00000011200100.083.120.083203.000.042.16712.00--226
36Ramon HernandezP31   1212
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000000300000.167.167.250417.083.083.222----312
31Dave GiustiP32   10000000000400100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----011
12Chuck Goggin2B26   702
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0000001100000.286.375.286661.000.143.3331.00--28
32Bob MillerP33   4000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
10Frank TaverasSS22   3000000001100001.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.00--04
37Fernando Gonzalez3B22   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
12Gene GarberP24   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
4Charlie Sands24   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
39Bob VealeP36   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19245490691150525147110654493040487125695250110.274.321.397718.123.200.3062.1649.921805996
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
28Steve Blass30   1982.48333211200249.2227806918841176141.248.170.653.024.211.39
38Bob Moose24   13102.9131306311226.0213847311471446141.158.480.441.875.733.06
34Nelson Briles28   14113.0828279210195.2185836714431202011.168.490.641.975.512.79
17Dock Ellis27   1572.7125254100163.11566049633962031.168.610.331.825.302.91
25Bruce Kison22   973.2632186153152.0123615511691028191.267.280.654.096.041.48
27Bob Johnson29   442.9531111063115.29840381446793041.247.601.093.576.131.72
23Luke Walker28   463.392612205292.2984135434482001.429.480.393.294.651.41
31Dave Giusti32   741.9254000442274.2591816320543001.057.080.362.406.482.70
36Ramon Hernandez31   501.6753000311470.0501413322471031.036.430.392.836.042.14
32Bob Miller33   522.673600018354.1541916324180011.449.000.504.003.000.75
39Bob Veale36   006.005000309.010760761001.8910.000.007.006.000.86
12Gene Garber24   007.504000106.17553330001.6710.504.504.504.501.00
39Jim McKee25   100.002000105.02000140000.603.600.001.807.204.00
Batting Totals96592.81360155399116481414128251244290433838343291.218.160.572.765.331.94
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Manny SanguillenC12811297215094.9886.15
Milt MayC332851792132.9856.32
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Stargell1B101832881401596.9849.96
Bob Robertson1B8953150260457.9939.52
Vic Davalillo1B829192021.0006.52
Al Oliver1B322210031.0008.59
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave Cash2B97873260342581.9926.21
Rennie Stennett2B49425129162742.9776.16
Bill Mazeroski2B15107293917.9865.72
Chuck Goggin2B1904001.0004.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Richie Hebner3B121104176210917.9692.47
Jose Pagan3B32250253773.8992.23
Bob Robertson3B119562022.9292.46
Gene Alley3B4901001.0001.00
Jackie Hernandez3B4402001.0004.29
Bill Mazeroski3B31304001.0002.77
Fernando Gonzalez3B110110.5009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gene AlleySS1148871813391688.9705.28
Jackie HernandezSS684961101802234.9295.26
Rennie StennettSS6205912.9336.27
Frank TaverasSS41022011.0003.60
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al OliverOF1381223332451.9852.47
Vic DavalilloOF96761181440.9792.19
Roberto ClementeOF948121995021.0002.26
Gene ClinesOF83626131760.9581.98
Rennie StennettOF4128063221.9702.09
Willie StargellOF3226750120.9621.72
Bob RobertsonOF2316835210.9741.98
Richie ZiskOF128414110.9371.61
Jose PaganOF2620001.0003.00
Manny SanguillenOF21430001.0001.93
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave GiustiP547411510.9411.94
Ramon HernandezP5370311001.0001.80
Bob MillerP36542811.9091.66
Steve BlassP33249154626.9682.20
Bruce KisonP3215291512.9601.42
Bob JohnsonP311156711.9291.02
Bob MooseP31226203321.9642.11
Nelson BrilesP28195112611.9741.71
Luke WalkerP269231333.8421.56
Dock EllisP251631615021.0001.71
Bob VealeP590010.0000.00
Gene GarberP4611001.0002.95
Jim McKeeP250000.0000.00


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