2006 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 2006 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 125th season of the franchise; the 120th in the National League. This was their sixth season at PNC Park. The Pirates finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 67–95.

2006 Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates logo 2014.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–95 (.414)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s)Dave Littlefield
Manager(s)Jim Tracy
Local televisionFSN Pittsburgh
Local radioKDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Lanny Frattare, Bob Walk, John Wehner)
< Previous season     Next season >

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 83 78 0.516 49–31 34–47
Houston Astros 82 80 0.506 44–37 38–43
Cincinnati Reds 80 82 0.494 42–39 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 75 87 0.463 48–33 27–54
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 95 0.414 16½ 43–38 24–57
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 17½ 36–45 30–51


Game logEdit

2006 game log (67–95)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member      Source: baseball-reference.com[2]

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2006 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 6–1 4–2 4–2 12–7 2–4 4–5 8–10 3–3 1–6 1–5 5–1 9–10 8–11 4–3 1–5 4–11
Atlanta 1–6 6–1 4–3 3–3 11–8 3–4 3–3 2–4 7–11 7–11 3–3 7–2 3–4 4–2 10–8 5–10
Chicago 2–4 1–6 10–9 2–4 2–4 7–8 4–2 8–8 3–3 2–5 6–9 0–7 2–4 11–8 2–4 4–11
Cincinnati 2–4 3–4 9–10 5–1 4–2 10–5 0–6 9–10 3–4 2–4 9–7 2–4 2–5 9–6 5–1 6-9
Colorado 7–12 3–3 4–2 1–5 3–3 4–2 4–15 2–4 1–5 3–4 3–3 10–9 10–8 2–7 8–0 11–4
Florida 4–2 8–11 4–2 2–4 3–3 3–4 1–5 7–0 8–11 6–13 5–2 3–3 3–3 1–5 11–7 9–9
Houston 5–4 4–3 8–7 5–10 2–4 4-3 3–3 10–5 2–4 2–4 13–3 3–3 1–5 9–7 4–4 7–11
Los Angeles 10–8 3–3 2–4 6–0 15–4 5–1 3–3 4–2 3–4 4–3 6–4 5–13 13–6 0–7 4–2 5–10
Milwaukee 3–3 4–2 8–8 10–9 4–2 0–7 5–10 2–4 3–3 5–1 7–9 4–3 6–3 7–9 1–5 6–9
New York 6–1 11–7 3–3 4–3 5–1 11–8 4–2 4–3 3–3 11–8 5–4 5–2 3–3 4–2 12–6 6–9
Philadelphia 5-1 11–7 5–2 4–2 4–3 13–6 4–2 3–4 1–5 8–11 3–3 2–4 5–1 3–3 9–10 5–13
Pittsburgh 1–5 3–3 9–6 7–9 3–3 2–5 3–13 4–6 9–7 4–5 3–3 1–5 6–1 6–9 3–3 3–12
San Diego 10–9 2–7 7–0 4–2 9–10 3–3 3–3 13–5 3–4 2–5 4–2 5–1 7–12 4–2 5–1 7–8
San Francisco 11–8 4–3 4–2 5–2 8–10 3–3 5–1 6–13 3–6 3–3 1–5 1–6 12–7 1–4 1–5 8–7
St. Louis 3–4 2–4 8–11 6–9 7–2 5-1 7–9 7–0 9–7 2–4 3–3 9–6 2–4 4–1 4–3 5–10
Washington 5–1 8–10 4–2 1–5 0–8 7-11 4–4 2–4 5–1 6–12 10–9 3–3 1–5 5–1 3–4 7–11


Detailed recordsEdit

RosterEdit

2006 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineupEdit

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Chris Duffy CF
Jack Wilson SS
Sean Casey 1B
Jason Bay LF
Joe Randa 3B
Jeromy Burnitz RF
José Castillo 2B
Humberto Cota C
Óliver Pérez SP

All-Star gameEdit

The 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 77th playing of the midseason exhibition baseball game between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 11, 2006 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. The contest was the fifth hosted by the city of Pittsburgh. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 3-2, thus awarding the AL champion (which was eventually the Detroit Tigers) home-field advantage in the 2006 World Series.

StatisticsEdit

Hitting
Pitching

Awards and honorsEdit

2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

NL Batting Champion

  • Freddy Sanchez

TransactionsEdit

  • July 31, 2006: Xavier Nady was traded by the New York Mets to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Roberto Hernandez and Óliver Pérez.[5]

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Trent Jewett
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Tim Leiper
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Gary Green
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Jeff Branson
A-Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Tom Prince
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Jeff Livesey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ "2006 Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule and Results". Baseball-Reference.com.
  3. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  4. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  5. ^ Xavier Nady Statistics and History – Baseball-Reference.com