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1998 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 69-93 .426
Rank: 6th in National League Central
Run Differential: 650-718 -68
Roster Continuity 71.18% 3/28
Manager(s): Gene Lamont
General Manager: Cam Bonifay
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Three Rivers Stadium
Payroll: $ 13,752,000 29/30
Attendance: 1,560,950 24/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Clint Johnston (#15) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Rick Renick
Bullpen Coach: Spin Williams
Third Base Coach: Jack Lind

#1 Draft Picks

Mark Smith (#9), Todd Van Poppel (#14), Jason Kendall (#23), Jermaine Allensworth (#34)
National League Central Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1998 Pittsburgh Pirates season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    46Jermaine AllensworthCF6-0190R-R261996PIT: 1993-1-34MLB--
    62Steve BieserCF-LF5-10170L-R301997PHI: 1989-32-820MLB--
    13Adrian BrownCF-RF6-0185B-R241997PIT: 1992-48-1351MLB--
    19Emil BrownCF-LF6-2193R-R231997OAK: 1994-6-149MLB--
    41Jason ChristiansenP6-5241R-L281995Not draftedMLB--
    6Lou CollierSS-LF5-10182R-R241997PIT: 1992-31-875MLB--
    67Francisco CordovaP6-1197R-R261996Not draftedMLB--
    71Elmer DessensP6-0187R-R261996Not draftedMLB--
    14Freddy Garcia3B-LF6-2190R-R251995Not draftedMLB--
    11Jose GuillenRF-LF5-11195R-R221997Not draftedMLB--
    18Jason KendallC6-0195R-R241996PIT: 1992-1-23MLB-Retired
    27Tim LakerC6-3200R-R281992MON: 1988-6-154MLB--
    48Sean LawrenceP6-4215L-L271998PIT: 1992-6-175MLB--
    47Jon LieberP6-3225L-R281994KCA: 1992-2-44MLB--
    34Esteban LoaizaP6-3210R-R261995Not draftedMLB--
    51Rich LoiselleP6-5253R-R261996SDN: 1991-38-991MLB--
    28Al MartinLF6-2214L-L301992ATL: 1985-8-198MLB--
    36Javier MartinezP6-2235R-R211998CHN: 1994-3-78MLB--
    30Manny MartinezCF6-2169R-R271996Not draftedMLB--
    53Jeff McCurryP6-6220R-R281995PIT: 1990-14-376MLB--
    10Abraham NunezSS-2B5-11185B-R221997Not draftedMLB--
    15Keith OsikC6-0192R-R291996PIT: 1990-24-641MLB--
    38Chris PetersP6-1170L-L261996PIT: 1993-37-1046MLB--
    2Kevin PolcovichSS5-9182R-R281997PIT: 1992-30-847MLB--
    16Aramis Ramirez3B6-1219R-R201998UDFAMLB-Retired
    73Ricardo RinconP5-10187L-L281997Not draftedMLB--
    31Chance Sanford3B-2B5-10175L-R261998PIT: 1992-27-763MLB--
    22Jason SchmidtP6-5213R-R251995ATL: 1991-8-205MLB--
    56Jose SilvaP6-5235R-R241996TOR: 1991-6-172MLB--
    25Mark SmithLF-RF6-3235R-R281994BAL: 1991-1-9MLB--
    17Doug Strange3B-2B6-1188B-R341989DET: 1985-7-184MLB--
    49Jeff TabakaP6-2201R-L341994MON: 1986-2-43MLB--
    57Todd Van PoppelP6-5210R-R261991OAK: 1990-1-14MLB--
    12Turner WardRF-CF6-2204B-R331990NYA: 1986-18-470MLB--
    35Marc WilkinsP5-11212R-R271996PIT: 1992-47-1323MLB--
    64Mike WilliamsP6-2204R-R291992PHI: 1990-14-374MLB--
    5Tony WomackSS-2B5-9159L-R281993PIT: 1991-7-201MLB--
    29Kevin Young1B6-3222R-R291992PIT: 1990-7-187MLB--

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