1987 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1987 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 106th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; and their 101st season in the National League. This was their 18th season at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pirates finished fifth in the National League East with a record of 80–82.

1987 Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates logo 2014.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record80–82 (.494)
Divisional place4th (tie)
Other information
Owner(s)Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s)Syd Thrift
Manager(s)Jim Leyland
Local televisionKDKA-TV
(Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders)
Pirates Cable Network
(Steve Blass, Mike Lange)
Local radioKDKA-AM
(Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker)
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Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 49–32 46–35
New York Mets 92 70 0.568 3 49–32 43–38
Montreal Expos 91 71 0.562 4 48–33 43–38
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 15 43–38 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 15 47–34 33–48
Chicago Cubs 76 85 0.472 18½ 40–40 36–45

Game logEdit

1987 Game Log: 80–82 (Home: 47–34; Away: 33–48)
April: 8–11 (Home: 6–7; Away: 2–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 7 @ Mets 2–3 Ojeda Patterson (0–1) Orosco 46,102 0–1
2 April 9 @ Mets 2–4 Walter Easley (0–1) Orosco 20,598 0–2
3 April 10 Cardinals 4–3 Robinson (1–0) LaPoint 52,119 1–2
4 April 11 Cardinals 3–6 Forsch Kipper (0–1) Worrell 6,720 1–3
5 April 12 Cardinals 7–4 Patterson (1–1) Tudor Robinson (1) 6,749 2–3
6 April 13 Cardinals 4–8 Cox Drabek (0–1) Horton 5,182 2–4
7 April 15 @ Cubs 3–1 (10) Robinson (2–0) Noles 5,369 3–4
8 April 16 @ Cubs 6–0 Kipper (1–1) Lynch 6,956 4–4
9 April 17 Phillies 2–6 (10) Bedrosian Jones (0–1) 10,105 4–5
10 April 18 Phillies 6–8 Tekulve Robinson (2–1) 19,361 4–6
11 April 19 Phillies 5–2 Drabek (1–1) Ruffin Robinson (2) 7,962 5–6
12 April 20 Mets 9–6 Easley (1–1) Myers 8,267 6–6
13 April 21 Mets 6–9 Ojeda Kipper (1–2) Orosco 13,368 6–7
14 April 22 Mets 7–8 Darling Patterson (1–2) Orosco 13,911 6–8
15 April 25 @ Phillies 2–3 Carman Drabek (1–2) Tekulve 18,553 6–9
16 April 26 @ Phillies 4–6 Ruffin Reuschel (0–1) Bedrosian 30,234 6–10
17 April 28 Dodgers 6–1 Kipper (2–2) Valenzuela Easley (1) 3,420 7–10
18 April 29 Dodgers 2–10 Welch Patterson (1–3) 4,668 7–11
19 April 30 Dodgers 5–4 Smiley (1–0) Hershiser Robinson (3) 7,114 8–11
May: 13–14 (Home: 8–6; Away: 5–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
20 May 1 Giants 4–2 Reuschel (1–1) Davis 10,651 9–11
21 May 2 Giants 1–0 Smiley (2–0) Downs Robinson (4) 14,736 10–11
22 May 4 @ Padres 5–9 Davis Patterson (1–4) McCullers 22,306 10–12
23 May 5 @ Padres 10–8 Walk (1–0) Show Robinson (5) 12,642 11–12
24 May 6 @ Dodgers 1–2 Hershiser Reuschel (1–2) 32,789 11–13
25 May 7 @ Dodgers 3–6 Honeycutt Kipper (2–3) Young 27,621 11–14
26 May 8 @ Giants 2–4 Downs Fisher (0–1) Garrelts 17,985 11–15
27 May 9 @ Giants 4–9 Hammaker Walk (1–1) 17,609 11–16
28 May 10 @ Giants 4–1 (11) Robinson (3–1) Garrelts 29,652 12–16
29 May 12 Padres 12–5 Reuschel (2–2) Hawkins 5,744 13–16
30 May 13 Padres 9–5 Walk (2–1) Lefferts Robinson (6) 7,916 14–16
31 May 14 Padres 10–3 Fisher (1–1) Show Smiley (1) 5,592 15–16
32 May 15 Braves 3–9 Assenmacher Pena (0–1) 18,137 15–17
33 May 16 Braves 8–10 Dedmon Smiley (2–1) Garber 16,939 15–18
34 May 17 Braves 6–5 Robinson (4–1) Olwine 26,469 16–18
35 May 18 Astros 1–4 Scott Kipper (2–4) 4,213 16–19
36 May 19 Astros 5–2 Smiley (3–1) Meads Robinson (7) 6,238 17–19
37 May 20 Astros 5–3 Taylor (1–0) Darwin Pena (1) 14,096 18–19
38 May 22 @ Reds 4–1 Reuschel (3–2) Robinson Smiley (2) 25,678 19–19
39 May 23 @ Reds 3–2 Kipper (3–4) Pacillo Robinson (8) 33,887 20–19
40 May 24 @ Reds 7–2 Fisher (2–1) Browning 30,082 21–19
41 May 25 @ Astros 2–7 Deshaies Taylor (1–1) 9,618 21–20
42 May 26 @ Astros 3–10 Meads Pena (0–2) 9,632 21–21
43 May 27 @ Astros 2–7 Lopez Robinson (4–3) Smith 14,863 21–22
44 May 29 Reds 6–13 Hoffman Kipper (3–5) 26,835 21–23
45 May 30 Reds 2–6 Gullickson Taylor (1–2) 28,853 21–24
46 May 31 Reds 2–5 Power Drabek (1–3) Franco 24,786 21–25
June: 13–17 (Home: 5–4; Away: 8–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
47 June 2 @ Braves 4–1 Reuschel (4–2) Mahler 8,890 22–25
48 June 3 @ Braves 4–1 Kipper (4–5) Palmer 5,368 23–25
49 June 4 @ Braves 3–8 Smith Fisher (2–2) Dedmon 6,460 23–26
50 June 5 @ Mets 1–5 Gooden Dunne (0–1) Orosco 51,402 23–27
51 June 6 @ Mets 2–4 Fernandez Drabek (1–4) McDowell 47,603 23–28
52 June 7 @ Mets 4–5 (10) McDowell Robinson (4–4) 23–29
53 June 7 @ Mets 10–9 Taylor (2–2) McDowell Robinson (9) 42,516 24–29
54 June 8 @ Expos 1–7 Heaton Fisher (2–3) 11,973 24–30
55 June 9 @ Expos 8–1 Dunne (1–1) Sorensen 13,132 25–30
56 June 10 @ Expos 3–4 (11) McClure Robinson (4–5) 10,134 25–31
57 June 12 Mets 2–10 Fernandez Reuschel (4–3) 27,465 25–32
58 June 13 Mets 4–3 Robinson (5–5) Myers 26,894 26–32
59 June 14 Mets 3–7 Sisk Fisher (2–4) 30,477 26–33
60 June 15 @ Cardinals 3–1 Dunne (2–1) Mathews 30,887 27–33
61 June 16 @ Cardinals 1–11 Dawley Drabek (1–5) Horton 27,048 27–34
62 June 17 @ Cardinals 4–1 Reuschel (5–3) Forsch 30,891 28–34
63 June 18 @ Cardinals 6–8 (10) Dawley Robinson (5–6) 35,264 28–35
64 June 19 @ Cubs 4–0 Fisher (3–4) Noles 33,529 29–35
65 June 20 @ Cubs 8–2 Dunne (3–1) Maddux 34,384 30–35
66 June 21 @ Cubs 3–6 Trout Drabek (1–6) Smith 33,418 30–36
67 June 22 @ Cubs 2–3 Moyer Reuschel (5–4) 27,064 30–37
68 June 23 Expos 2–8 Heaton Kipper (4–6) Parrett 9,276 30–38
69 June 24 Expos 9–6 Fisher (4–4) Fischer 21,564 31–38
70 June 25 Expos 2–7 Martinez Dunne (3–2) McGaffigan 10,836 31–39
71 June 26 Cubs 5–2 Jones (1–1) Maddux Robinson (10) 20,408 32–39
72 June 27 Cubs 7–0 Reuschel (6–4) Moyer 31,595 33–39
73 June 28 Cubs 6–2 Jones (2–1) Sutcliffe 25,304 34–39
74 June 29 @ Phillies 5–6 Jackson Jones (2–2) Bedrosian 34–40
75 June 29 @ Phillies 3–11 Bair Dunne (3–3) Ritchie 30,046 34–41
76 June 30 @ Phillies 4–6 Gross Drabek (1–7) Bedrosian 20,598 34–42
July: 11–15 (Home: 5–8; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
77 July 1 @ Phillies 4–11 Rawley Taylor (2–3) 19,977 34–43
78 July 3 Dodgers 6–0 Reuschel (7–4) Valenzuela 22,454 35–43
79 July 4 Dodgers 4–2 Kipper (5–6) Welch Robinson (11) 12,935 36–43
80 July 5 Dodgers 1–6 Hershiser Fisher (4–5) Young 13,438 36–44
81 July 6 Giants 5–7 Dravecky Dunne (3–4) Garrelts 36–45
82 July 6 Giants 4–7 LaCoss Drabek (1–8) Lefferts 11,204 36–46
83 July 7 Giants 6–4 (12) Gideon (1–0) Price 7,027 37–46
84 July 8 Giants 4–8 (14) Robinson Gideon (1–1) 10,868 37–47
85 July 10 Padres 6–5 (11) Robinson (7–6) Gossage 13,109 38–47
86 July 11 Padres 1–3 Grant Fisher (4–6) Davis 27,476 38–48
87 July 12 Padres 4–2 Dunne (4–4) Show Gideon (1) 13,276 39–48
88 July 16 @ Dodgers 0–7 Valenzuela Kipper (5–7) 32,845 39–49
89 July 17 @ Dodgers 2–3 (10) Young Robinson (7–7) 28,466 39–50
90 July 18 @ Dodgers 4–2 Drabek (2–8) Hershiser Jones (1) 34,864 40–50
91 July 19 @ Dodgers 7–2 Dunne (5–4) Honeycutt Smiley (3) 37,548 41–50
92 July 20 @ Giants 7–6 Fisher (5–6) LaCoss Robinson (12) 6,919 42–50
93 July 21 @ Giants 0–7 Dravecky Kipper (5–8) 8,382 42–51
94 July 22 @ Giants 4–0 Reuschel (8–4) Downs 14,472 43–51
95 July 23 @ Padres 1–2 Show Drabek (2–9) Gossage 14,911 43–52
96 July 24 @ Padres 3–2 Dunne (6–4) Jones Gideon (2) 17,136 44–52
97 July 25 @ Padres 9–3 Fisher (6–6) Hawkins 19,764 45–52
98 July 26 @ Padres 4–7 Whitson Kipper (5–9) 13,219 45–53
99 July 28 Phillies 2–5 Rawley Reuschel (8–5) 16,270 45–54
100 July 29 Phillies 3–4 Carman Drabek (2–10) Bedrosian 28,392 45–55
101 July 30 Phillies 0–1 Ruffin Smiley (3–2) Bedrosian 11,769 45–56
102 July 31 @ Cardinals 3–4 Dayley Jones (2–4) 38,757 45–57
August: 15–14 (Home: 13–4; Away: 2–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
103 August 1 @ Cardinals 6–7 (10) Worrell Jones (2–5) 47,106 45–58
104 August 2 @ Cardinals 1–9 Magrane Pena (0–3) 44,695 45–59
105 August 3 Cubs 6–4 Drabek (3–10) Maddux Gott (1) 7,281 46–59
106 August 4 Cubs 2–3 (11) Mason Gideon (1–2) 8,744 46–60
107 August 5 Cubs 10–0 Fisher (7–6) Moyer 7,726 47–60
108 August 6 Expos 3–6 Parrett Gott (0–1) Burke 7,755 47–61
109 August 7 Expos 9–3 Walk (3–1) Sebra Gideon (3) 22,075 48–61
110 August 8 Expos 5–2 Drabek (4–10) Smith Smiley (4) 18,285 49–61
111 August 9 Expos 4–3 Dunne (7–4) Parrett Gott (2) 18,829 50–61
112 August 10 Cardinals 0–6 Forsch Fisher (7–7) 11,445 50–62
113 August 11 Cardinals 5–6 Dayley Reuschel (8–6) Worrell 14,637 50–63
114 August 12 Cardinals 11–0 Walk (4–1) Magrane 15,186 51–63
115 August 13 @ Expos 7–9 McGaffigan Gideon (1–3) McClure 23,609 51–64
116 August 14 @ Expos 3–4 McClure Smiley (3–3) 20,501 51–65
117 August 15 @ Expos 3–6 Burke Fisher (7–8) 23,894 51–66
118 August 16 @ Expos 7–10 Parrett Gideon (1–4) 26,134 51–67
119 August 18 @ Reds 7–4 Walk (5–1) Murphy Gott (3) 29,385 52–67
120 August 19 @ Reds 10–9 Drabek (5–10) Browning 24,179 53–67
121 August 20 @ Reds 3–5 Power Dunne (7–5) Franco 22,542 53–68
122 August 21 @ Braves 4–5 Smith Smiley (3–4) Olwine 15,783 53–69
123 August 22 @ Braves 3–10 Glavine Walk (5–2) 22,173 53–70
124 August 23 @ Braves 2–6 Palmer Bielecki (0–1) 10,699 53–71
125 August 24 Reds 5–4 Drabek (6–10) Browning Gott (4) 11,020 54–71
126 August 25 Reds 1–0 Dunne (8–5) Power 10,149 55–71
127 August 26 Reds 6–5 Robinson (8–7) Franco 13,722 56–71
128 August 28 Astros 4–2 Walk (6–2) Scott Gott (5) 11,917 57–71
129 August 29 Astros 8–2 Bielecki (1–1) Ryan 26,585 58–71
130 August 30 Astros 7–0 Drabek (7–10) Knepper 26,867 59–71
131 August 31 Braves 7–3 Dunne (9–5) Dedmon 4,930 60–71
September: 16–11 (Home: 6–5; Away: 10–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
132 September 1 Braves 0–4 Smith Fisher (7–9) 7,498 60–72
133 September 2 Braves 2–0 Walk (7–2) Glavine Gott (6) 6,259 61–72
134 September 4 @ Astros 0–2 Ryan Bielecki (1–2) Agosto 16,367 61–73
135 September 5 @ Astros 1–5 Knepper Drabek (7–11) 27,887 61–74
136 September 6 @ Astros 4–3 Dunne (10–5) Hernandez Gott (7) 25,374 62–74
137 September 7 @ Cubs 3–2 Fisher (8–9) Moyer Robinson (13) 21,745 63–74
138 September 8 @ Cubs 4–1 Palacios (1–0) Sutcliffe Gott (8) 8,331 64–74
139 September 9 @ Cubs 4–3 Robinson (9–7) Smith Gott (9) 8,054 65–74
140 September 11 @ Phillies 4–2 Drabek (8–11) Gross Gott (10) 20,085 66–74
141 September 12 @ Phillies 12–4 Dunne (11–5) Carman 15,440 67–74
142 September 13 @ Phillies 6–1 Fisher (9–9) Ruffin 12,610 68–74
143 September 14 Expos 4–6 (14) McGaffigan Gideon (1–5) Parrett 5,869 68–75
144 September 15 Expos 5–1 Bielecki (2–2) Heaton 5,852 69–75
145 September 16 Cardinals 5–8 Tudor Drabek (8–12) 15,323 69–76
146 September 17 Cardinals 1–0 Dunne (12–5) Mathews Gott (11) 5,640 70–76
147 September 18 Mets 10–9 Smiley (4–4) Myers Gott (12) 15,308 71–76
148 September 19 Mets 4–5 Aguilera Palacios (1–1) McDowell 20,933 71–77
149 September 20 Mets 9–8 (14) Smiley (5–4) Ojeda 19,122 72–77
150 September 21 @ Expos 5–2 Drabek (9–12) Sebra Robinson (14) 13,206 73–77
151 September 22 @ Expos 3–4 Perez Gott (0–2) Burke 16,407 73–78
152 September 23 @ Cardinals 2–0 Fisher (10–9) Mathews 30,235 74–78
153 September 24 @ Cardinals 2–3 Horton Robinson (9–8) 35,921 74–79
154 September 25 @ Mets 2–10 Fernandez Bielecki (2–3) 41,987 74–80
155 September 26 @ Mets 8–2 Drabek (10–12) Gooden 48,695 75–80
156 September 27 @ Mets 3–12 Ojeda Dunne (12–6) Orosco 48,588 75–81
157 September 30 Cubs 5–3 Fisher (11–9) Sutcliffe Robinson (15) 76–81
158 September 30 Cubs 8–10 Hall Smiley (5–5) 6,985 76–82
October: 4–0 (Home: 4–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
159 October 1 Cubs 12–3 Drabek (11–12) Sanderson 5,294 77–82
160 October 2 Phillies 6–4 Walk (8–2) Jackson Gott (13) 8,245 78–82
161 October 3 Phillies 10–5 Palacios (2–1) Gross 12,790 79–82
162 October 4 Phillies 4–2 Dunne (13–6) Bedrosian Robinson (16) 26,734 80–82
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponentsEdit


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 6–5 8–10 8–10 6–12 3–9 7–5 7–5 7–5 6–12 8–10 3–9
Chicago 5–6 6–6 8–4 6–6 10–8 9–9 8–10 4–14 9–3 5–7 6–12
Cincinnati 10–8 6–6 13–5 10–8 6–6 7–5 5–7 4–8 12–6 7–11 4–8
Houston 10–8 4–8 5–13 12–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 5–7
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 8–10 6–12 3–9 6–6 2–10 6–6 11–7 10–8 3–9
Montreal 9–3 8–10 6–6 5–7 9–3 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–3 5–7 11–7
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 6–6 6–6 10–8 13–5 12–6 8–4 9–3 9–9
Philadelphia 5-7 10–8 7–5 6–6 10–2 8–10 5–13 11–7 8–4 2–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 5–7 14–4 8–4 6–6 6–6 7–11 6–12 7–11 8–4 6–6 7–11
San Diego 12–6 3–9 6–12 13–5 7–11 3–9 4–8 4–8 4–8 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 7–5 11–7 8–10 8–10 7–5 3–9 10–2 6–6 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 12–6 8–4 7–5 9–3 7–11 9–9 10–8 11–7 8–4 5–7


Detailed recordsEdit

RosterEdit

1987 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineupEdit

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Barry Bonds CF
Junior Ortiz C
Johnny Ray 2B
Bobby Bonilla LF
Andy Van Slyke RF
Jim Morrison 3B
Sid Bream 1B
Rafael Belliard SS
Bob Patterson SP

Player statsEdit

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honorsEdit

1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

TransactionsEdit

  • November 7, 1986 – Released U.L. Washington.
  • November 12, 1986 – Released Ray Krawczyk.
  • November 26, 1986 – Traded Pat Clements, Cecilio Guante and Rick Rhoden to the New York Yankees. Received Doug Drabek, Logan Easley and Brian Fisher.
  • December 4, 1986 – Signed Butch Davis as a free agent.
  • December 4, 1986 – Signed Vicente Palacios as a free agent.
  • December 4, 1986 – Signed Mark Ross as a free agent.
  • December 5, 1986 – Traded Rick Renteria to the Seattle Mariners. Received a player to be named later. The Seattle Mariners sent Bob Siegel (minors) (December 10, 1986) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.
  • December 8, 1986 – Cecil Espy drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1986 rule 5 draft.
  • December 8, 1986 – Vicente Palacios drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1986 rule 5 draft.
  • December 10, 1986 – Signed Houston Jimenez as a free agent.
  • December 20, 1986 – Released Lee Tunnell.
  • January 9, 1987 – Signed Carlos Garcia as an amateur free agent.
  • January 20, 1987 – Signed U.L. Washington as a free agent.
  • February 6, 1987 – Signed Lee Tunnell as a free agent.
  • February 9, 1987 – Signed Onix Concepción as a free agent.
  • March 22, 1987 – Purchased Dann Bilardello from the Montreal Expos.
  • March 27, 1987 – Traded Jim Winn to the Chicago White Sox. Received John Cangelosi.
  • March 31, 1987 – Released Mike Brown.
  • April 1, 1987 – Traded Tony Peña to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Mike Dunne, Mike LaValliere and Andy Van Slyke.
  • April 3, 1987 – The Milwaukee Brewers returned Vicente Palacios (earlier draft pick).
  • April 6, 1987 – Sold Lee Tunnell to the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • April 6, 1987 – Released Larry McWilliams.
  • May 19, 1987 – Purchased Paul Wilmet from the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • May 29, 1987 – Traded Bill Almon to the New York Mets. Received Scott Little and Al Pedrique.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Ben Shelton in the 2nd round of the 1987 amateur draft.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Brian Williams in the 3rd round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Wes Chamberlain in the 4th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1987.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Mickey Morandini in the 7th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Kurt Knudsen in the 8th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Steve Carter in the 17th round of the 1987 amateur draft.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Mike Fyhrie in the 19th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Bob Ayrault in the 26th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1987 – Drafted Paul Miller in the 53rd round of the 1987 amateur draft.
  • June 15, 1987 – Released Onix Concepción.
  • June 26, 1987 – Traded Pete Rice (minors) and Shawn Holman to the Detroit Tigers. Received Terry Harper.
  • July 23, 1987 – Sold Dann Bilardello to the Kansas City Royals.
  • July 31, 1987 – Traded Don Robinson to the San Francisco Giants. Received Mackey Sasser and $50,000.
  • August 3, 1987 – Selected Jim Gott off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.
  • August 7, 1987 – Traded Jim Morrison to the Detroit Tigers. Received a player to be named later and Darnell Coles. The Detroit Tigers sent Morris Madden (August 12, 1987) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.
  • August 21, 1987 – Traded Rick Reuschel to the San Francisco Giants. Received Scott Medvin and Jeff Robinson.
  • August 29, 1987 – Traded Johnny Ray to the California Angels. Received a player to be named later and Billie Merrifield (minors). The California Angels sent Miguel Garcia (September 3, 1987) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.
  • October 5, 1987 – Released U.L. Washington.
  • October 15, 1987 – Butch Davis granted Free Agency.
  • October 15, 1987 – Houston Jimenez granted Free Agency.
  • October 15, 1987 – Mark Ross granted Free Agency.

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Dave Trembley
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League Steve Demeter
A Macon Pirates South Atlantic League Dennis Rogers
A-Short Season Watertown Pirates New York–Penn League Jeff Cox
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Harrisburg, Salem

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  3. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.