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The 1974 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 93rd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 88th in the National League. The Pirates finished first in the National League East with a record of 88–74. The Pirates were defeated three games to one by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1974 National League Championship Series.

1974 Pittsburgh Pirates
1974 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record88–74 (.543)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas P. Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s)Joe L. Brown
Manager(s)Danny Murtaugh
Local televisionKDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Nellie King
Local radioKDKA
Bob Prince, Nellie King
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 0.543 52–29 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 86 75 0.534 44–37 42–38
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 8 46–35 34–47
Montreal Expos 79 82 0.491 42–38 37–44
New York Mets 71 91 0.438 17 36–45 35–46
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 22 32–49 34–47

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1974 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 4–8 7–11–1 6–12 8–10 9–3 8–4 8–4 4–8 17–1 8–10 9–3
Chicago 8–4 5–7 4–8 2–10 5–13 8–10 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 5–13
Cincinnati 11–7–1 7–5 14–4 6–12 6–6 9–3 8–4 8–4 12–6 11–7 6–6
Houston 12–6 8–4 4–14 5–13 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 8–4
Los Angeles 10–8 10–2 12–6 13–5 8–4 5–7 6–6 4–8 16–2 12–6 6–6
Montreal 3–9 13–5 6–6 6–6 4–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 6–6 4–8 8–9
New York 4–8 10–8 3–9 6–6 7–5 9–9 7–11 7–11 6–6 6–6 6–12
Philadelphia 4-8 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 7–11 11–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 9–9
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 4–8 7–5 8–4 9–9 11–7 8–10 9–3 8–4 7–11
San Diego 1–17 6–6 6–12 7–11 2–16 6–6 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 5–7
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 7–11 8–10 6–12 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 7–11 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 13–5 6–6 4–8 6–6 9–8 12–6 9–9 11–7 7–5 6–6


Game logEdit

1974 Game Log: 88–74 (Home: 52–29; Away: 35–45)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineupEdit

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Rennie Stennett 2B
Richie Hebner 3B
Al Oliver CF
Willie Stargell LF
Richie Zisk RF
Dave Parker 1B
Manny Sanguillén C
Dal Maxvill SS
Jerry Reuss SP

[12]

Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1974 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Manny Sanguillén 151 596 171 .287 7 68
1B Bob Robertson 91 236 54 .229 16 48
2B Rennie Stennett 157 673 196 .291 7 56
SS Frank Taveras 126 333 82 .246 0 26
3B Richie Hebner 146 550 160 .291 18 68
LF Willie Stargell 140 508 153 .301 25 96
CF Al Oliver 147 617 198 .321 11 85
RF Richie Zisk 149 536 168 .313 17 100

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Ed Kirkpatrick 116 271 67 .247 6 38
Gene Clines 107 276 62 .225 0 14
Dave Parker 73 220 62 .282 4 29
Mario Mendoza 91 163 36 .221 0 15
Paul Popovich 59 83 18 .217 0 5
Art Howe 29 74 18 .243 1 5
Mike Ryan 15 30 3 .100 0 0
Dal Maxvill 8 22 4 .182 0 0
Dave Augustine 18 22 4 .182 0 0
Chuck Brinkman 4 7 1 .143 0 1
Ken Macha 5 5 3 .600 0 1
Ed Ott 7 5 0 .000 0 0
Miguel Diloné 12 2 0 .000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Rooker 33 262.2 15 11 2.78 139
Jerry Reuss 35 260 16 11 3.50 105
Ken Brett 27 191 13 19 3.90 96
Dock Ellis 26 176.2 12 9 3.16 91
Larry Demery 19 95.1 6 6 4.25 51
Bob Moose 7 35.2 1 5 7.57 15

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bruce Kison 40 129 9 8 3.49 71
Juan Pizarro 7 24 1 1 1.88 7

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dave Giusti 64 7 5 12 3.32 53
Ramón Hernández 58 5 2 2 2.75 33
John Morlan 39 0 3 0 4.29 38
Daryl Patterson 14 2 1 1 7.29 8
Kent Tekulve 8 1 1 0 6.00 6
Jim Minshall 5 0 1 0 0.00 3
Juan Jiménez 4 0 0 0 6.75 2
Jim Sadowski 4 0 1 0 6.00 1
Steve Blass 1 0 0 0 9.00 2

National League Championship SeriesEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Ken Brett at Baseball Almanac
  3. ^ Jerry Reuss at Baseball Almanac
  4. ^ Nelson Briles at Baseball Almanac
  5. ^ Luke Walker at Baseball Almanac
  6. ^ Bob Johnson at Baseball Almanac
  7. ^ Fred Breining at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ a b John Lamb at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Jackie Hernandez at Baseball Almanac
  10. ^ Silvio Martínez at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Paul Popovich at Baseball Almanac
  12. ^ 1974 Opening Day lineup at "Baseball-Almanac"
  13. ^ Dal Maxvill at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Rod Scurry at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Ed Whitson at Baseball Almanac
  16. ^ Mike Edwards at Baseball Reference
  17. ^ Kurt Bevacqua at Baseball Almanac
  18. ^ Chuck Brinkman at Baseball Reference
  19. ^ Juan Pizarro at Baseball Almanac

ReferencesEdit

  • 1974 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Reference
  • 1974 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.