1992 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1992 Major League Baseball season was the 111th season in the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates and their 106th in the National League. This was their 23rd season at Three Rivers Stadium. For the third consecutive season, the Pirates won the National League East Division Title with a record of 96–66. They were defeated four games to three by the Atlanta Braves in the 1992 National League Championship Series. The Pirates would not have another winning season again until 2013. Since this season, the Pirates have yet to win a division title.

1992 Pittsburgh Pirates
1992 NL East Champions
Pittsburgh Pirates logo 2014.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record96–66 (.593)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s)Ted Simmons
Manager(s)Jim Leyland
Local televisionKDKA-TV
KBL
Local radioKDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Kent Derdivanis, Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 0.593 53–28 43–38
Montreal Expos 87 75 0.537 9 43–38 44–37
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 13 45–36 38–43
Chicago Cubs 78 84 0.481 18 43–38 35–46
New York Mets 72 90 0.444 24 41–40 31–50
Philadelphia Phillies 70 92 0.432 26 41–40 29–52

Game logEdit

1992 Game Log (96–66)
April (15–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 6 Expos 2–0 Drabek Martinez Mason 48,800 1–0
2 April 8 Expos 4–2 Smith Gardner Belinda 7,075 2–0
3 April 9 Expos 3–8 Nabholz Walk 10,342 2–1
4 April 10 @ Phillies 3–2 Tomlin Abbott Belinda 21,019 3–1
5 April 11 @ Phillies 4–7 Ashby Drabek 24,967 3–2
6 April 12 @ Phillies 6–1 Smith Mulholland 32,624 4–2
7 April 14 Cubs 3–2 Walk Jackson Mason 14,963 5–2
8 April 15 Cubs 7–2 Tomlin Morgan 9,022 6–2
9 April 17 Phillies 7–4 Drabek Jones Belinda 16,417 7–2
10 April 18 Phillies 9–2 Smith Greene 23,411 8–2
11 April 19 Phillies 11–0 Patterson Cox 11,812 9–2
12 April 20 @ Expos 11–1 Tomlin Hill 12,351 10–2
13 April 21 @ Expos 8–7 Palacios Haney Mason 7,013 11–2
14 April 22 @ Expos 2–0 Drabek Martinez 8,421 12–2
15 April 23 @ Expos 3–6 Gardner Smith Wetteland 5,806 12–3
16 April 24 @ Cubs 3–2 Mason Scanlan Belinda 11,331 13–3
17 April 25 @ Cubs 1–0 Tomlin Maddux Belinda 26,892 14–3
18 April 26 @ Cubs 4–5 (10) McElroy Mason 24,403 14–4
19 April 28 @ Reds 2–3 Browning Drabek Charlton 24,202 14–5
20 April 29 @ Reds 4–0 Smith Belcher 20,307 15–5
May (11–17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
21 May 1 @ Astros 4–10 Harnisch Tomlin 16,355 15–6
22 May 2 @ Astros 6–0 Neagle Bowen 23,812 16–6
23 May 3 @ Astros 0–1 Osuna Mason Jones 8,739 16–7
24 May 4 Reds 12–5 Lamp Henry 16,343 17–7
25 May 5 Reds 5–2 Miller Belcher Belinda 9,103 18–7
26 May 6 Braves 4–3 (16) Patterson Rivera 18,686 19–7
27 May 7 Braves 2–4 Glavine Neagle Stanton 11,689 19–8
28 May 8 Astros 6–3 Belinda Osuna 22,351 20–8
29 May 9 Astros 3–0 Smith Kile 18,985 21–8
30 May 10 Astros 4–6 (10) Jones Mason 21,154 21–9
31 May 12 @ Braves 2–4 Glavine Tomlin Freeman 38,949 21–10
32 May 13 @ Braves 11–10 Belinda Pena 24,872 22–10
33 May 14 @ Braves 4–3 Palacios Smoltz Mason 32,303 23–10
34 May 15 Padres 2–9 Lefferts Neagle 20,232 23–11
35 May 16 Padres 9–10 Rodriguez Walk Myers 34,474 23–12
36 May 17 Padres 5–6 Benes Tomlin Myers 16,580 23–13
37 May 19 @ Giants 2–7 Wilson Drabek Righetti 12,995 23–14
38 May 20 @ Giants 1–3 Black Smith Brantley 15,554 23–15
39 May 21 @ Giants 0–1 Burkett Walk Jackson 14,708 23–16
40 May 22 @ Dodgers 6–4 Tomlin Candiotti 33,888 24–16
41 May 23 @ Dodgers 4–5 Wilson Belinda 39,910 24–17
42 May 24 @ Dodgers 2–4 Gross Drabek McDowell 36,407 24–18
43 May 25 @ Padres 6–7 Lefferts Smith Myers 18,546 24–19
44 May 26 @ Padres 3–6 (10) Scott Lamp 11,709 24–20
45 May 27 @ Padres 7–8 Myers Belinda 16,338 24–21
46 May 29 Giants 13–3 Palacios Wilson Patterson 23,421 25–21
47 May 30 Giants 3–2 (10) Neagle Brantley 10,266 26–21
48 May 31 Giants 3–5 Black Smith Brantley 29,451 26–22
June (17–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
49 June 1 Dodgers 6–8 Gott Neagle Candelaria 12,346 26–23
50 June 2 Dodgers 1–0 Tomlin Candiotti Mason 18,644 27–23
51 June 3 Dodgers 6–5 Gleaton Martinez Belinda 11,736 28–23
52 June 4 Mets 7–2 Drabek Gooden Patterson 24,907 29–23
53 June 5 Mets 5–4 (10) Belinda Innis 23,957 30–23
54 June 6 Mets 1–15 Fernandez Neagle 32,138 30–24
55 June 7 Mets 3–0 Tomlin Schourek 33,451 31–24
56 June 8 @ Phillies 0–7 Schilling Palacios 21,040 31–25
57 June 9 @ Phillies 5–3 Drabek Hartley Neagle 29,138 32–25
58 June 10 @ Phillies 2–1 (12) Patterson Jones Mason 25,112 33–25
59 June 12 @ Mets 3–2 Tomlin Fernandez Patterson 38,976 34–25
60 June 13 @ Mets 3–2 Robinson Whitehurst Belinda 39,009 35–25
61 June 14 @ Mets 5–4 Neagle Innis Belinda 43,527 36–25
62 June 15 Phillies 1–4 Mulholland Smith 23,581 36–26
63 June 16 Phillies 6–5 (12) Patterson Brantley 18,548 37–26
64 June 17 Phillies 8–2 Tomlin Robinson 24,854 38–26
65 June 18 Expos 0–4 Nabholz Palacios Fassero 20,512 38–27
66 June 19 Expos 1–2 Hill Drabek Wetteland 22,091 38–28
67 June 20 Expos 3–4 Gardner Smith Wetteland 31,614 38–29
68 June 21 Expos 5–4 Robinson Martinez Belinda 20,138 39–29
69 June 22 Cardinals 5–2 Tomlin Osborne Walk 20,831 40–29
70 June 23 Cardinals 6–4 Mason Worrell Patterson 11,408 41–29
71 June 24 Cardinals 1–4 Tewksbury Drabek 22,096 41–30
72 June 26 @ Expos 2–6 Martinez Smith Rojas 23,014 41–31
73 June 27 @ Expos 12–4 Robinson Gardner Belinda 20,146 42–31
74 June 28 @ Expos 0–9 Barnes Tomlin 24,793 42–32
75 June 29 @ Cardinals 1–3 Tewksbury Cole 38,381 42–33
76 June 30 @ Cardinals 2–0 Drabek Cormier 32,252 43–33
July (12–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
77 July 1 @ Cardinals 1–0 Smith Clark 40,042 44–33
78 July 2 Reds 1–2 Rijo Robinson Charlton 19,445 44–34
79 July 3 Reds 3–7 Belcher Tomlin 29,870 44–35
80 July 4 Reds 2–5 Swindell Cole 21,507 44–36
81 July 5 Reds 1–2 Menendez Drabek Charlton 24,369 44–37
82 July 6 Astros 1–0 Smith Jones Belinda 15,358 45–37
83 July 7 Astros 5–3 Walk Boever 19,164 46–37
84 July 8 Astros 2–3 Jones Patterson 22,551 46–38
85 July 9 @ Reds 2–5 Bankhead Mason Charlton 32,681 46–39
86 July 10 @ Reds 4–0 Drabek Hammond 42,438 47–39
87 July 11 @ Reds 9–3 Smith Brown 44,367 48–39
88 July 12 @ Reds 7–6 (10) Patterson Belcher Belinda 35,120 49–39
89 July 16 Cubs 2–1 Drabek Boskie Belinda 30,504 50–39
90 July 17 Cubs 1–2 Maddux Tomlin Scanlan 24,037 50–40
91 July 18 Cubs 4–0 Walk Morgan Patterson 32,908 51–40
92 July 19 Cubs 2–4 Scanlan Neagle 32,304 51–41
93 July 20 @ Astros 8–11 Blair Mason Jones 12,112 51–42
94 July 21 @ Astros 3–4 (12) Jones Mason 13,836 51–43
95 July 22 @ Astros 10–7 (13) Belinda Blair Patterson 13,194 52–43
96 July 24 @ Braves 3–4 Glavine Walk Pena 44,965 52–44
97 July 25 @ Braves 0–1 Leibrandt Jackson Mercker 44,567 52–45
98 July 26 @ Braves 5–4 Belinda Wohlers 43,714 53–45
99 July 27 @ Cubs 2–3 Maddux Drabek Robinson 34,990 53–46
100 July 28 @ Cubs 1–11 Morgan Tomlin 35,187 53–47
101 July 29 @ Cubs 4–6 (11) Assenmacher Belinda 36,554 53–48
102 July 30 Cardinals 4–0 Jackson Clark Patterson 18,295 54–48
103 July 31 Cardinals 3–2 Wakefield DeLeon 20,299 55–48
August (19–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
104 August 1 Cardinals 4–1 Drabek Olivares 30,577 56–48
105 August 2 Cardinals 2–1 Walk Smith 28,309 57–48
106 August 4 Mets 3–2 (12) Walk Filer 28,211 58–48
107 August 5 Mets 6–2 Wakefield Schourek 30,009 59–48
108 August 6 @ Cardinals 3–2 (13) Mason Smith Neagle 32,001 60–48
109 August 7 @ Cardinals 5–1 Tomlin Cormier 37,518 61–48
110 August 8 @ Cardinals 2–1 Walk Tewksbury Belinda 44,094 62–48
111 August 9 @ Cardinals 7–5 Mason Clark Walk 40,444 63–48
112 August 10 @ Mets 4–2 (16) Cooke Guetterman 25,387 64–48
113 August 11 @ Mets 0–2 Hillman Drabek Franco 20,488 64–49
114 August 12 @ Mets 7–6 (10) Neagle Franco Patterson 29,559 65–49
115 August 14 Braves 0–15 Glavine Smith 38,595 65–50
116 August 15 Braves 5–7 Avery Jackson Pena 38,808 65–51
117 August 16 Braves 4–2 Wakefield Smoltz 35,199 66–51
118 August 17 Braves 4–5 (10) Freeman Patterson Pena 38,062 66–52
119 August 18 Padres 5–1 Tomlin Benes 21,453 67–52
120 August 19 Padres 3–2 Walk Deshaies Cox 34,696 68–52
121 August 20 Padres 7–1 Jackson Lefferts 30,384 69–52
122 August 21 @ Giants 5–6 Burkett Wakefield Beck 16,767 69–53
123 August 22 @ Giants 9–2 Drabek Oliveras 30,568 70–53
124 August 23 @ Giants 2–5 Black Tomlin 32,129 70–54
125 August 24 @ Dodgers 4–5 Gott Neagle Candelaria 21,991 70–55
126 August 25 @ Dodgers 10–3 Cox Martinez 24,170 71–55
127 August 26 @ Dodgers 2–0 Wakefield Candiotti 25,006 72–55
128 August 28 @ Padres 6–11 Maddux Drabek 15,916 72–56
129 August 29 @ Padres 3–2 Tomlin Harris Mason 24,965 73–56
130 August 30 @ Padres 6–3 Walk Deshaies 18,617 74–56
September (21–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
131 September 1 Giants 5–3 Jackson Burkett Mason 20,930 75–56
132 September 2 Giants 3–2 Wakefield Black Patterson 13,099 76–56
133 September 3 Giants 9–3 Drabek Brantley 9,057 77–56
134 September 4 Dodgers 6–5 Patterson Gott 30,341 78–56
135 September 5 Dodgers 6–1 Walk Hershiser 41,420 79–56
136 September 6 Dodgers 5–7 Candiotti Cox Howell 20,362 79–57
137 September 7 Cubs 5–6 (11) Assenmacher Belinda Scanlan 21,663 79–58
138 September 8 Cubs 5–2 Drabek Boskie 7,720 80–58
139 September 9 Cubs 13–8 Cox Robinson 10,853 81–58
140 September 11 @ Phillies 2–5 Rivera Walk Williams 20,168 81–59
141 September 12 @ Phillies 9–7 Belinda Williams 22,857 82–59
142 September 13 @ Phillies 3–6 Mulholland Patterson 35,842 82–60
143 September 14 @ Cardinals 5–4 (10) Drabek Smith Belinda 19,470 83–60
144 September 15 @ Cardinals 4–2 Wagner Clark Cox 20,992 84–60
145 September 16 Expos 3–6 Nabholz Walk Wetteland 37,436 84–61
146 September 17 Expos 3–2 (13) Cox Bottenfield 20,802 85–61
147 September 18 Phillies 5–2 (6) Wakefield Mulholland 20,387 86–61
148 September 19 Phillies 3–0 Drabek Greene 25,497 87–61
149 September 20 Phillies 3–2 (13) Mason Shepherd 21,652 88–61
150 September 21 Cardinals 3–0 Cooke Magrane 13,345 89–61
151 September 22 Cardinals 4–5 Cormier Jackson Smith 8,222 89–62
152 September 23 @ Expos 1–5 (14) Fassero Mason 30,552 89–63
153 September 24 @ Expos 9–3 Drabek Krueger 33,493 90–63
154 September 25 Mets 3–2 Tomlin Fernandez Cox 22,291 91–63
155 September 26 Mets 19–2 Walk Hillman 25,886 92–63
156 September 27 Mets 4–2 Jackson Schourek Belinda 31,217 93–63
157 September 28 @ Cubs 10–3 Wakefield Bullinger 9,603 94–63
158 September 29 @ Cubs 3–0 Wagner Castillo Belinda 18,759 95–63
159 September 30 @ Cubs 0–6 Maddux Tomlin 11,547 95–64
October (1–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
160 October 2 @ Mets 3–6 Schourek Drabek Jones 10,183 95–65
161 October 3 @ Mets 1–2 Gooden Jackson 13,549 95–66
162 October 4 @ Mets 2–0 Wakefield Saberhagen Cooke 14,274 96–66
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1992 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 10–2 9–9 13–5 12–6 4–8 7–5 6–6 7–5 13–5 11–7 6–6
Chicago 2–10 5–7 8–4 6–6 7–11 9–9 9–9 8–10 5–7 8–4 11–7
Cincinnati 9–9 7–5 10–8 11–7 5–7 7–5 7–5 6–6 11–7 10–8 7–5
Houston 5–13 4–8 8–10 13–5 8–4 5–7 8–4 6–6 7–11 12–6 5–7
Los Angeles 6–12 6–6 7–11 5–13 4–8 5–7 5–7 5–7 9–9 7–11 4–8
Montreal 8–4 11–7 7–5 4–8 8–4 12–6 9–9 9–9 8–4 5–7 6–12
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 7–5 7–5 6–12 6–12 4–14 4–8 10–2 9–9
Philadelphia 6-6 9–9 5–7 4–8 7–5 9–9 12–6 5–13 3–9 3–9 7–11
Pittsburgh 5–7 10–8 6–6 6–6 7–5 9–9 14–4 13–5 5–7 6–6 15–3
San Diego 5–13 7–5 7–11 11–7 9–9 4–8 8–4 9–3 7–5 11–7 4–8
San Francisco 7–11 4–8 8–10 6–12 11–7 7–5 2–10 9–3 6–6 7–11 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 7–11 5–7 7–5 8–4 12–6 9–9 11–7 3–15 8–4 7–5


Detailed recordsEdit

RosterEdit

1992 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineupEdit

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Kirk Gibson RF
Jay Bell SS
Andy Van Slyke CF
Barry Bonds LF
Orlando Merced 1B
Steve Buechele 3B
Mike LaValliere C
José Lind 2B
Doug Drabek SP

Player statsEdit

Batting
Pitching

National League Championship SeriesEdit

Game 1Edit

October 6: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1
Atlanta 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 X 5 8 0
W: John Smoltz (1-0) L: Doug Drabek (0-1) S: None
HR: PITJosé Lind (1) ATLJeff Blauser (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Drabek (423), Patterson (113), Neagle (1), Cox (1) ATL – Smoltz (8), Stanton (1)
Attendance: 51,971  Time: 3:20

Game 2Edit

October 7: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 7 0
Atlanta 0 4 0 0 4 0 5 0 X 13 14 0
W: Steve Avery (1-0) L: Danny Jackson (0-1) S: None
HR: PIT – none ATLRon Gant (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Jackson (123), Mason (1/3), Walk (223), Tomlin (113), Neagle (2/3), Patterson (1/3), Belinda (1) ATL – Avery (613), Freeman (1/3), Stanton (1/3), Wohlers (1), Reardon (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 3:20

Game 3Edit

October 9: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 X 3 8 1
W: Tim Wakefield (1-0) L: Tom Glavine (0-1) S: None
HR: ATLSid Bream (1), Ron Gant (2) PITDon Slaught (1)
Pitchers: ATL – Glavine (613), Stanton (2/3), Wohlers (1) PIT – Wakefield (9)
Attendance: 56,610  Time: 2:37

Game 4Edit

October 10: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 11 1
Pittsburgh 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 1
W: John Smoltz (2-0) L: Doug Drabek (0-2) S: Jeff Reardon (1)
HR: ATL – none PIT – none
Pitchers: ATL – Smoltz (613), Stanton (123), Reardon (1) PIT – Drabek (413), Tomlin (113), Cox (1/3), Mason (3)
Attendance: 57,164  Time: 3:10

Game 5Edit

October 11: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0
Pittsburgh 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 X 7 13 0
W: Bob Walk (1-0) L: Steve Avery (1-1) S: none
HR: ATL – none PIT – none
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (1/3), P. Smith (323), Leibrandt (123), Freeman (113), Mercker (1) PIT – Walk (9)
Attendance: 52,929  Time: 2:52

Game 6Edit

October 13: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 8 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 13 13 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 9 1
W: Tim Wakefield (2-0) L: Tom Glavine (0-2) S: none
HR: PITBarry Bonds (1), Jay Bell (1), Lloyd McClendon (1) ATLDavid Justice (1,2)
Pitchers: PIT – Wakefield (9) ATL – Glavine (1+), Leibrandt (3), Freeman (2), Mercker (2) Wohlers (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 2:50

Game 7Edit

October 14: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 0
W: Jeff Reardon (1-0) L: Doug Drabek (0-3) S: none
HR: PIT – none ATL – none
Pitchers: PIT – Drabek (8), Belinda (2/3) ATL – Smoltz (6), Stanton (2/3), P. Smith (0), Avery (113), Reardon (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 3:22

Awards and honorsEdit

1992 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Notable transactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association Marc Bombard
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Don Werner
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League John Wockenfuss
A Augusta Pirates South Atlantic League Scott Little
A-Short Season Welland Pirates New York–Penn League Trent Jewett
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Al Martin page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Mike LaValliere Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Kirk Gibson Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Dennis Lamp Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on September 16, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2008.
  6. ^ John Smiley page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  8. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  9. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  10. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  11. ^ a b Jeff Robinson page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ "Danny Cox Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2008.
  13. ^ Alex Cole page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Jason Kendall page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sanfoch01.shtml

External linksEdit