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1981 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 46-56 .451
Rank: th in National League East
Run Differential: 407-425 -18
Roster Continuity 87.51% 3/26
Manager(s): Chuck Tanner
General Manager: Hardy Peterson
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 541,789 23/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jim Winn (#14) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

#1 Draft Picks

Tim Foli (#1), Rod Scurry (#11), Dale Berra (#20), Rick Rhoden (#20), Steve Nicosia (#24)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
5943.578--
6048.5563.0
5948.5512.5
4656.45113.0
4162.39818.5
3865.36921.5
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1981 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11981-04-09L 5-6 MON
    21981-04-12W 3-2 MON
    31981-04-13L 1-5 @PHI
    41981-04-15L 3-4 @PHI
    51981-04-16L 3-5 @PHI
    61981-04-17W 4-3 @HOU
    71981-04-18W 6-3 @HOU
    81981-04-19W 2-0 @HOU
    91981-04-22W 2-2 NYN
    101981-04-25L 1-5 SLN
    111981-04-26L 2-3 SLN
    121981-04-28W 8-0 @NYN
    131981-04-29W 10-0 @NYN
    141981-04-30W 7-4 @NYN
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    151981-05-01L 3-5 HOU
    161981-05-02W 5-4 HOU
    171981-05-03L 1-3 HOU
    181981-05-06L 8-9 @CIN
    191981-05-07W 3-1 @CIN
    201981-05-07W 7-1 @CIN
    211981-05-08L 4-5 @SLN
    221981-05-09L 0-13 @SLN
    231981-05-10W 8-2 @SLN
    241981-05-11L 2-3 @ATL
    251981-05-12L 0-2 @ATL
    261981-05-13W 7-5 @ATL
    271981-05-15L 1-4 CIN
    281981-05-16L 0-4 CIN
    291981-05-17L 3-4 CIN
    301981-05-19W 5-0 ATL
    311981-05-20W 6-1 ATL
    321981-05-22W 3-1 PHI
    331981-05-23L 4-6 PHI
    341981-05-24W 7-1 PHI
    351981-05-25L 9-10 @CHN
    361981-05-26W 6-4 @CHN
    371981-05-27W 3-2 @CHN
    381981-05-28W 9-4 @CHN
    391981-05-29L 2-3 @MON
    401981-05-30W 3-2 @MON
    411981-05-31L 1-5 @MON
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    421981-06-02W 16-3 CHN
    431981-06-03W 3-2 CHN
    441981-06-04W 5-4 CHN
    451981-06-05L 3-5 SFN
    461981-06-06W 7-6 SFN
    471981-06-07W 3-2 SFN
    481981-06-09L 4-7 SDN
    491981-06-10L 2-3 SDN
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    501981-08-10L 1-3 @MON
    511981-08-11W 6-3 @MON
    521981-08-12L 2-3 MON
    531981-08-13L 2-7 MON
    541981-08-15L 3-4 @CHN
    551981-08-16W 4-3 @CHN
    561981-08-16L 4-6 @CHN
    571981-08-17L 1-5 SFN
    581981-08-18L 2-4 SFN
    591981-08-19W 7-3 SFN
    601981-08-21W 4-2 SDN
    611981-08-21W 3-2 SDN
    621981-08-22L 6-7 SDN
    631981-08-23W 5-2 SDN
    641981-08-24L 0-3 LAN
    651981-08-25L 7-9 LAN
    661981-08-26L 6-16 LAN
    671981-08-27L 4-5 @SFN
    681981-08-28L 1-5 @SFN
    691981-08-29L 3-8 @SFN
    701981-08-30L 0-5 @SFN
    711981-08-31W 5-4 @LAN
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    721981-09-01L 2-3 @LAN
    731981-09-02L 2-6 @LAN
    741981-09-03W 7-3 @SDN
    751981-09-04L 4-5 @SDN
    761981-09-05W 2-1 @SDN
    771981-09-06W 9-5 @SDN
    781981-09-07W 2-1 NYN
    791981-09-07W 5-4 NYN
    801981-09-08L 1-3 NYN
    811981-09-09L 3-5 NYN
    821981-09-11L 0-8 PHI
    831981-09-12W 6-2 PHI
    841981-09-13W 3-2 PHI
    851981-09-15W 8-2 @CHN
    861981-09-18W 7-6 @PHI
    871981-09-19L 2-8 @PHI
    881981-09-20L 4-5 @PHI
    891981-09-21L 3-4 @NYN
    901981-09-22W 5-3 @NYN
    911981-09-23L 2-3 @MON
    921981-09-24L 1-7 @MON
    931981-09-25W 5-4 @SLN
    941981-09-26L 3-5 @SLN
    951981-09-27L 5-7 @SLN
    961981-09-28W 4-0 CHN
    971981-09-28L 1-3 CHN
    981981-09-29W 10-6 CHN
    991981-09-30L 2-3 MON
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1001981-10-01L 2-5 MON
    1011981-10-02W 8-7 SLN
    1021981-10-03L 3-8 SLN
    1031981-10-04L 0-4 SLN
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    47-56
    Tony Pena 54
    Steve Nicosia 49
    Jason Thompson 65
    Bill Robinson 15
    Willie Stargell 9
    Gary Alexander 6
    John Milner 4
    Willie Montanez 4
    Phil Garner 50
    Johnny Ray 25
    Dale Berra 14
    Vance Law 13
    Kurt Bevacqua 1
    Bill Madlock 77
    Dale Berra 26
    Tim Foli 78
    Dale Berra 21
    Vance Law 4
    Mike Easler 67
    Lee Lacy 21
    John Milner 7
    Gary Alexander 7
    Bill Robinson 1
    Omar Moreno 103
    Dave Parker 59
    Lee Lacy 25
    Mike Easler 15
    Bill Robinson 4


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