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1971 Pittsburgh Pirates season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
1971 NL East Champions
1971 NL Champions
1971 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record97–65 (.599)
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 2
Bob Prince, Nellie King
Local radioKDKA–AM 1020
Bob Prince, Nellie King
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 90th season for the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; their 85th in the National League. It involved the Pirates finishing first in the National League East with a record of 97 wins and 65 losses. They defeated the San Francisco Giants three games to one in the National League Championship Series and beat the Baltimore Orioles four games to three in the World Series. The Pirates were managed by Danny Murtaugh, and played their first full season at Three Rivers Stadium, which had opened in July the year before.

Offseason

Regular season

In 1971, the Pirates became the first Major League Baseball team to field an all-black starting lineup.[6] Taking the field, on September 1, was Rennie Stennett, Gene Clines, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Manny Sanguillén, Dave Cash, Al Oliver, Jackie Hernández, and Dock Ellis.[7]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 97 65 0.599 52–28 45–37
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556 7 45–36 45–36
Chicago Cubs 83 79 0.512 14 44–37 39–42
New York Mets 83 79 0.512 14 44–37 39–42
Montreal Expos 71 90 0.441 25½ 36–44 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 0.414 30 34–47 33–48

Record vs. opponents


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


Detailed records

Game log

1971 Game Log: 97–65 (Home: 52–28; Away: 45–37)[8]
April: 12–10 (Home: 7–5; Away: 5–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 April 6 Phillies 4–2 Ellis (1–0) Short 39,712 1–0 W1
2 April 8 Phillies 2–0 Walker (1–0) Fryman 12,289 2–0 W2
3 April 9 @ Braves 8–2 Moose (1–0) Jarvis Giusti (1) 32,734 3–0 W3
4 April 10 @ Braves 4–5 (12) Upshaw Briles (0–1) 13,079 3–1 L1
5 April 11 @ Braves 1–3 Nash Ellis (1–1) 10,220 3–2 L2
6 April 12 @ Phillies 4–3 (11) Giusti (1–0) Selma 19,469 4–2 W1
7 April 13 @ Phillies 9–3 Briles (1–1) Short 14,934 5–2 W2
8 April 14 @ Phillies 5–6 Hoerner Grant (0–1) Selma 8,379 5–3 L1
9 April 16 @ Mets 0–1 Seaver Ellis (1–2) 18,491 5–4 L2
10 April 17 @ Mets 2–0 Blass (1–0) Koosman 23,305 6–4 W1
11 April 18 @ Mets 2–5 Gentry Walker (1–1) 6–5 L1
12 April 18 @ Mets 2–1 Johnson (1–0) McGraw 51,905 7–5 W1
13 April 20 Braves 0–2 Niekro Moose (1–1) 8,755 7–6 L1
14 April 21 Braves 10–2 Ellis (2–2) Nash 7,992 8–6 W1
15 April 22 Braves 7–4 Blass (2–0) Reed Giusti (2) 4,708 9–6 W2
16 April 23 Giants 0–2 Stone Walker (1–2) 12,350 9–7 L1
17 April 24 Giants 0–2 Bryant Johnson (1–1) 8,386 9–8 L2
18 April 25 Giants 6–2 Briles (2–1) Marichal Giusti (3) 16,553 10–8 W1
19 April 27 Dodgers 5–7 Vance Ellis (2–3) Mikkelsen 6,518 10–9 L1
20 April 28 Dodgers 7–5 Blass (3–0) O'Brien Giusti (4) 6,191 11–9 W1
21 April 29 Dodgers 1–2 Mikkelsen Giusti (1–1) 5,031 11–10 L1
22 April 30 Padres 5–3 Nelson (1–0) Kelley Grant (1) 5,944 12–10 W1
May: 17–9 (Home: 10–4; Away: 7–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
23 May 1 Padres 5–4 (11) Grant (1–1) Laxton 6,068 13–10 W2
24 May 2 Padres 5–1 Ellis (3–3) Arlin Giusti (5) 8,482 14–10 W3
25 May 4 @ Giants 10–2 Moose (2–1) Stone Grant (2) 8,263 15–10 W4
26 May 5 @ Giants 1–2 Marichal Walker (1–3) 5,212 15–11 L1
27 May 7 @ Dodgers 3–2 Johnson (2–1) Sutton Grant (3) 44,275 16–11 W1
28 May 8 @ Dodgers 5–3 Briles (3–1) Downing Giusti (6) 26,737 17–11 W2
29 May 9 @ Dodgers 11–5 Veale (1–0) Mikkelsen Grant (4) 26,349 18–11 W3
30 May 11 @ Padres 10–4 Ellis (4–3) Coombs Giusti (7) 4,440 19–11 W4
31 May 12 @ Padres 1–2 Roberts Walker (1–4) 4,292 19–12 L1
32 May 14 Mets 2–8 Koosman Johnson (2–2) 17,622 19–13 L2
33 May 15 Mets 5–9 Sadecki Blass (3–1) 22,042 19–14 L3
34 May 16 Mets 4–2 Ellis (5–3) Ryan Giusti (8) 18,968 20–14 W1
35 May 17 Expos 6–5 Grant (2–1) Marshall 6,431 21–14 W2
36 May 18 Expos 3–2 Johnson (3–2) Marshall 10,226 22–14 W3
37 May 19 @ Reds 6–1 Moose (3–1) Nolan Giusti (9) 11,109 23–14 W4
38 May 20 @ Reds 4–5 Wilcox Blass (3–2) Carroll 9,530 23–15 L1
39 May 21 @ Expos 6–2 (13) Grant (3–1) Reed 17,379 24–15 W1
40 May 22 @ Expos 2–5 Stoneman Walker (1–5) 18,814 24–16 L1
41 May 23 @ Expos 2–4 McAnally Johnson (3–3) Marshall 27,216 24–17 L2
42 May 25 Reds 4–7 Grimsley Moose (3–2) Gibbon 8,607 24–18 L3
43 May 26 Reds 2–0 Blass (4–2) Cloninger 7,369 25–18 W1
44 May 27 Reds 5–2 Ellis (6–3) Merritt 7,408 26–18 W2
45 May 28 Cubs 2–4 Pappas Walker (1–6) 12,776 26–19 L1
46 May 29 Cubs 9–4 Johnson (4–3) Hands Giusti (10) 12,336 27–19 W1
47 May 30 Cubs 10–0 Moose (4–2) Holtzman 14,643 28–19 W2
48 May 31 Cubs 6–0 Blass (5–2) Jenkins 19,589 29–19 W3
June: 20–10 (Home: 9–4; Away: 11–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
49 June 1 Cardinals 9–0 Ellis (7–3) Zachary 21,516 30–19 W4
50 June 2 Cardinals 10–1 Walker (2–6) Cleveland Veale (1) 9,612 31–19 W5
51 June 3 Cardinals 1–7 Carlton Johnson (4–4) 18,947 31–20 L1
52 June 4 Astros 3–2 Moose (5–2) Billingham Giusti (11) 14,025 32–20 W1
53 June 5 Astros 1–4 Dierker Blass (5–3) Gladding 23,793 32–21 L1
54 June 6 Astros 9–8 Ellis (8–3) Blasingame Veale (2) 23,051 33–21 W1
55 June 7 @ Cubs 11–6 Veale (2–0) Pappas Giusti (12) 16,478 34–21 W2
56 June 8 @ Cubs 0–1 (12) Holtzman Grant (3–2) 14,878 34–22 L1
57 June 9 @ Cubs 1–3 Jenkins Moose (5–3) 16,438 34–23 L2
58 June 10 @ Cardinals 3–1 Blass (6–3) Reuss 18,950 35–23 W1
59 June 11 @ Cardinals 11–4 Ellis (9–3) Cleveland Giusti (13) 27,308 36–23 W2
60 June 12 @ Cardinals 4–3 Grant (4–2) Arroyo 24,565 37–23 W3
61 June 13 @ Cardinals 8–4 Giusti (2–1) Carlton Hernández (1) 21,205 38–23 W4
62 June 14 @ Astros 4–5 Gladding Nelson (1–1) 11,655 38–24 L1
63 June 15 @ Astros 3–0 Blass (7–3) Dierker 16,307 39–24 W1
64 June 16 @ Astros 6–4 Ellis (10–3) Blasingame 16,098 40–24 W2
65 June 18 Expos 9–8 (11) Giusti (3–1) Raymond 26,644 41–24 W3
66 June 19 Expos 1–10 Morton Moose (5–4) 12,091 41–25 L1
67 June 20 Expos 7–1 Blass (8–3) Stoneman 42–25 W1
68 June 20 Expos 7–3 Briles (4–1) Britton Grant (5) 32,301 43–25 W2
69 June 21 Mets 6–0 Ellis (11–3) Koosman 19,751 44–25 W3
70 June 22 Mets 2–3 Williams Nelson (1–2) Frisella 27,578 44–26 L1
71 June 23 Mets 6–2 Walker (3–6) Gentry Grant (6) 31,225 45–26 W1
72 June 25 @ Phillies 14–4 Blass (9–3) Bunning 38,736 46–26 W2
73 June 26 @ Phillies 11–9 Ellis (12–3) Short Giusti (14) 24,965 47–26 W3
74 June 27 @ Phillies 4–8 Fryman Johnson (4–5) Hoerner 47–27 L1
75 June 27 @ Phillies 10–9 Veale (3–0) Hoerner Giusti (15) 37,062 48–27 W1
76 June 28 @ Cardinals 11–5 Moose (6–4) Reuss Grant (7) 15,024 49–27 W2
77 June 29 @ Cardinals 3–8 Cleveland Walker (3–7) 14,586 49–28 L1
78 June 30 @ Mets 0–4 Ryan Blass (9–4) Frisella 50,399 49–29 L2
July: 18–10 (Home: 11–3; Away: 7–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
79 July 1 @ Mets 3–0 Ellis (13–3) Koosman Giusti (16) 26,650 50–29 W1
80 July 2 @ Cubs 5–1 Moose (7–4) Jenkins 28,919 51–29 W2
81 July 3 @ Cubs 1–3 Pappas Johnson (4–6) 31,422 51–30 L1
82 July 4 @ Cubs 7–9 Regan Giusti (3–2) Newman 30,401 51–31 L2
83 July 5 @ Cubs 6–2 Blass (10–4) Holtzman 37,734 52–31 W1
84 July 6 Reds 5–2 Ellis (14–3) McGlothlin Giusti (17) 23,321 53–31 W2
85 July 7 Reds 9–3 Johnson (5–6) Nolan 23,873 54–31 W3
86 July 8 Reds 7–1 Kison (1–0) Gullett Giusti (18) 22,534 55–31 W4
87 July 9 Braves 11–2 Briles (5–1) Nash 29,678 56–31 W5
88 July 10 Braves 5–4 Grant (5–2) Niekro Giusti (19) 18,955 57–31 W6
42nd All-Star Game in Detroit, Michigan
89 July 15 Padres 4–3 (17) Nelson (2–2) Coombs 17,405 58–31 W7
90 July 16 Padres 2–1 Johnson (6–6) Arlin 33,736 59–31 W8
91 July 17 Padres 9–2 Ellis (15–3) Norman 14,278 60–31 W9
92 July 18 Dodgers 3–2 Giusti (4–2) Downing 61–31 W10
93 July 18 Dodgers 7–1 Walker (4–7) Singer 48,230 62–31 W11
94 July 19 Dodgers 4–10 Osteen Briles (5–2) 17,437 62–32 L1
95 July 20 Giants 11–7 Veale (4–0) Carrithers Giusti (20) 29,865 63–32 W1
96 July 21 Giants 4–8 Johnson Giusti (4–3) Hamilton 35,145 63–33 L1
97 July 22 Giants 7–8 (10) Johnson Moose (7–5) 33,185 63–34 L2
98 July 23 @ Padres 4–0 Kison (2–0) Kirby 10,133 64–34 W1
99 July 24 @ Padres 4–3 Blass (11–4) Roberts Giusti (21) 3,114 65–34 W2
100 July 25 @ Padres 1–2 Norman Johnson (6–7) 65–35 L1
101 July 25 @ Padres 0–2 Arlin Moose (7–6) 10,342 65–36 L2
102 July 27 @ Dodgers 5–8 Alexander Ellis (15–4) Mikkelsen 26,564 65–37 L3
103 July 28 @ Dodgers 4–0 Walker (5–7) Singer 30,798 66–37 W1
104 July 29 @ Dodgers 8–5 Veale (5–0) Osteen Giusti (22) 23,590 67–37 W2
105 July 30 @ Giants 2–5 Perry Kison (2–1) 10,088 67–38 L1
106 July 31 @ Giants 11–15 McMahon Giusti (4–4) Hamilton 18,834 67–39 L2
August: 14–17 (Home: 6–9; Away: 8–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
107 August 1 @ Giants 7–11 Johnson Kison (2–2) McMahon 67–40 L3
108 August 1 @ Giants 3–8 Reberger Ellis (15–5) Carrithers 33,301 67–41 L4
109 August 3 @ Expos 10–6 Veale (6–0) Morton Giusti (23) 18,137 68–41 W1
110 August 4 @ Expos 3–4 (11) Marshall Grant (5–3) 17,481 68–42 L1
111 August 5 @ Expos 7–2 Kison (3–2) Strohmayer 21,233 69–42 W1
112 August 6 Phillies 2–3 Wilson Ellis (15–6) 21,323 69–43 L1
113 August 7 Phillies 3–5 Wise Moose (7–7) Wilson 29,565 69–44 L2
114[permanent dead link] August 8 Phillies 2–3 Fryman Blass (11–5) Hoerner 69–45 L3
115[permanent dead link] August 8 Phillies 4–0 Johnson (7–7) Short 31,448 70–45 W1
116 August 10 Cubs 1–2 Pizarro Kison (3–3) 21,789 70–46 L1
117 August 11 Cubs 3–2 Ellis (16–6) Regan 24,147 71–46 W1
118 August 12 Cardinals 2–3 Carlton Walker (5–8) 21,805 71–47 L1
119 August 13 Cardinals 0–2 Reuss Blass (11–6) 31,563 71–48 L2
120 August 14 Cardinals 0–11 Gibson Johnson (7–8) 30,678 71–49 L3
121 August 15 Cardinals 4–6 Linzy Miller (0–1) Drabowsky 49,329 71–50 L4
122 August 16 Astros 8–3 Ellis (17–6) Billingham Giusti (24) 12,664 72–50 W1
123 August 17 Astros 5–6 Blasingame Miller (0–2) Ray 16,694 72–51 L1
124 August 18 Astros 3–2 Miller (1–2) Lemaster 29,670 73–51 W1
125 August 19 @ Reds 5–1 Johnson (8–8) McGlothlin 20,611 74–51 W2
126 August 20 @ Reds 0–6 Grimsley Kison (3–4) 26,452 74–52 L1
127 August 21 @ Reds 3–6 Merritt Ellis (17–7) 27,427 74–53 L2
128 August 22 @ Reds 3–6 Nolan Briles (5–3) 31,431 74–54 L3
129 August 23 @ Braves 4–3 Blass (12–6) Niekro Giusti (25) 75–54 W1
130 August 23 @ Braves 15–4 Moose (8–7) Kelley Briles (1) 16,163 76–54 W2
131 August 24 @ Braves 5–15 McQueen Johnson (8–9) Upshaw 8,478 76–55 L1
132 August 25 @ Braves 13–6 Moose (9–7) Jarvis Miller (1) 8,365 77–55 W1
133 August 27 @ Astros 7–3 Ellis (18–7) Billingham Giusti (26) 14,933 78–55 W2
134 August 28 @ Astros 0–4 Wilson Blass (12–7) 25,619 78–56 L1
135 August 29 @ Astros 5–2 Johnson (9–9) Blasingame Giusti (27) 15,723 79–56 W1
136 August 30 Phillies 6–4 Walker (6–8) Wilson Giusti (28) 13,399 80–56 W2
137 August 31 Phillies 7–5 Kison (4–4) Hoerner Miller (2) 16,179 81–56 W3
September: 16–9 (Home: 9–3; Away: 7–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
138 September 1 Phillies 10–7 Walker (7–8) Brandon 11,278 82–56 W4
139 September 3 Expos 4–6 Britton Giusti (4–5) Marshall 17,951 82–57 L1
140 September 4 Expos 7–6 (11) Giusti (5–5) Marshall 11,302 83–57 W1
141 September 5 Expos 8–2 Kison (5–4) Stoneman Hernández (2) 15,897 84–57 W2
142 September 6 Cubs 4–1 Briles (6–3) Pizarro 39,236 85–57 W3
143 September 6 Cubs 10–5 Walker (8–8) Holtzman Moose (1) 39,236 86–57 W4
144 September 8 Cubs 10–1 Blass (13–7) Pappas 15,937 87–57 W5
145 September 10 @ Expos 2–3 (11) Strohmayer Giusti (5–6) 21,529 87–58 L1
146 September 11 @ Expos 1–4 McAnally Kison (5–5) 18,376 87–59 L2
147 September 12 @ Expos 4–0 Briles (7–3) Renko 16,770 88–59 W1
148 September 13 @ Cubs 5–1 Blass (14–7) Pappas 6,477 89–59 W2
149 September 14 @ Cubs 4–3 Moose (10–7) Jenkins 9,706 90–59 W3
150 September 15 Cardinals 4–1 Ellis (19–7) Carlton Hernández (3) 21,751 91–59 W4
151 September 16 Cardinals 6–1 Walker (9–8) Reuss Hernández (4) 18,127 92–59 W5
152 September 17 Mets 0–3 Gentry Briles (7–4) 23,421 92–60 L1
153 September 18 Mets 4–0 Blass (15–7) Sadecki 20,470 93–60 W1
154 September 19 Mets 2–5 Williams Johnson (9–10) Frisella 40,337 93–61 L1
155 September 21 @ Cardinals 4–6 Drabowsky Ellis (19–8) 13,348 93–62 L2
156 September 22 @ Cardinals 5–1 Walker (10–8) Gibson Giusti (29) 14,845 94–62 W1
157 September 23 @ Cardinals 5–0 Briles (8–4) Cleveland 10,918 95–62 W2
158 September 24 @ Mets 3–2 Kison (6–5) Koosman Miller (3) 35,936 96–62 W3
159 September 25 @ Mets 1–2 (15) Frisella Hernández (0–1) 29,295 96–63 L1
160 September 26 @ Mets 1–3 Seaver Blass (15–8) 30,519 96–64 L2
161 September 28 @ Phillies 3–6 Wise Ellis (19–9) 14,582 96–65 L3
162 September 30 @ Phillies 4–3 Moose (11–7) Champion Giusti (30) 14,157 97–65 W1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

Composite Box

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 R H E
Opponents 79 60 80 54 56 60 83 70 49 1 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 599 1,426 156
Pittsburgh 105 66 88 93 84 94 101 86 60 0 4 0 5 0 1 1 1 788 1,555 133

Notable transactions

Roster

1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
9 Bill Mazeroski 2B
20 Richie Hebner 3B
21 Roberto Clemente RF
35 Manny Sanguillén C
7 Bob Robertson 1B
8 Willie Stargell LF
16 Al Oliver CF
2 Jackie Hernández SS
17 Dock Ellis SP

[12]

Postseason

Postseason game log

1971 Postseason Game Log (7–4)
1971 NL Championship Series: vs. San Francisco Giants (3–1)[13]
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1[permanent dead link] October 2 @ Giants 4–5 Perry (1–0) Blass (0–1) 40,977 SFG 1–0
2[permanent dead link] October 3 @ Giants 9–4 Ellis (1–0) Cumberland (0–1) 42,562 Tied 1–1
3 October 5 Giants 2–1 Johnson (1–0) Marichal (0–1) 38,222 PIT 2–1
4 October 6 Giants 9–5 Kison (1–0) Perry (1–1) 35,487 PIT 3–1
1971 World Series: vs. Baltimore Orioles (4–3)[14]
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1 October 9 @ Orioles 3–5 McNally (2–0) Ellis (1–1) 53,229 BAL 1–0
October 10 @ Orioles Postponed (rain) BAL 1–0
2 October 11 @ Orioles 3–11 Palmer (2–0) Johnson (1–1) Hall (1) 53,239 BAL 2–0
3 October 12 Orioles 5–1 Blass (1–1) Cuellar (1–1) 50,403 BAL 2–1
4 October 13 Orioles 4–3 Kison (2–0) Watt (0–1) Giusti (1) 51,378 Tied 2–2
5 October 14 Orioles 4–0 Briles (1–0) McNally (2–1) 51,377 PIT 3–2
6 October 16 @ Orioles 2–3 (10) McNally (3–1) Miller (0–1) 44,174 Tied 3–3
7 October 17 @ Orioles 2–1 Blass (2–1) Cuellar (1–2) 47,291 PIT 4–3
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

National League Championship Series

The Pittsburgh Pirates won the series over the San Francisco Giants, 3–1

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Pittsburgh – 4, San Francisco – 5 October 2 Candlestick Park 40,977
2 Pittsburgh – 9, San Francisco – 4 October 3 Candlestick Park 42,562
3 San Francisco – 1, Pittsburgh – 2 October 5 Three Rivers Stadium 38,322
4 San Francisco – 5, Pittsburgh – 9 October 6 Three Rivers Stadium 35,487

World Series

Composite box

1971 World Series (4–3): Pittsburgh Pirates (N.L.) over Baltimore Orioles (A.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Pittsburgh Pirates 3 6 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 0 23 56 3
Baltimore Orioles 3 2 3 3 7 2 2 1 0 1 24 45 9
Total attendance: 351,091   Average attendance: 50,156
Winning player's share: $18,165   Losing player's share: $13,906

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Manny Sanguillén 138 533 61 170 .319 7 81 6
1B Bob Robertson 131 469 65 127 .271 26 72 1
2B Dave Cash 123 478 79 138 .289 2 34 13
3B Richie Hebner 112 388 50 105 .271 17 67 2
SS Gene Alley 114 348 38 79 .227 6 28 9
CF Al Oliver 143 529 69 149 .282 14 64 4
LF Willie Stargell 141 511 104 151 .295 48 125 0
RF Roberto Clemente 132 522 82 178 .341 13 86 1

Other batters

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

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Vic Davalillo 99 295 48 84 .285 1 33 10
Gene Clines 97 273 52 84 .308 1 24 15
Jackie Hernández 88 233 30 48 .206 3 26 0
Bill Mazeroski 70 193 17 49 .254 1 16 0
José Pagán 57 158 16 38 .241 5 15 0
Milt May 49 126 15 35 .278 6 25 0
Rennie Stennett 50 153 24 54 .353 1 15 1
Charlie Sands 28 25 4 5 .200 1 5 0
Richie Zisk 7 15 2 3 .200 1 2 0
Carl Taylor 7 12 1 2 .167 0 0 0
Rimp Lanier 6 4 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Frank Taveras 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
Dock Ellis 31 226.2 19 9 3.06 63 137
Steve Blass 33 240 15 8 2.85 68 136
Bob Johnson 31 174.2 9 10 3.45 55 101
Luke Walker 28 159.2 10 8 3.55 53 86

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
Bob Moose 30 140 11 7 4.11 35 68
Nelson Briles 37 136 8 4 3.04 35 76
Bruce Kison 18 95.1 6 5 3.40 36 60

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Dave Giusti 58 86 5 6 30 2.93 31 55
Mudcat Grant 42 75 5 3 7 3.60 28 22
Bob Veale 37 46.1 6 0 2 6.99 24 40
Jim Nelson 17 34.2 2 2 0 2.34 25 11
Bob Miller 16 28 1 2 3 1.29 13 13
Ramón Hernández 10 12.1 0 1 4 0.73 2 7
John Lamb 2 4.1 0 0 0 0.00 1 1
Frank Brosseau 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

Awards and honors

League leaders

All-Stars

1971 Major League Baseball All-Star Game[20]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Joe Morgan
AA Waterbury Pirates Eastern League Red Davis
A Salem Rebels Carolina League Tim Murtaugh
A Monroe Pirates Western Carolinas League Tom Saffell
A-Short Season Niagara Falls Pirates New York–Penn League Chuck Cottier and Dick Cole
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Ed Napoleon

Notes

  1. ^ From 1882 to 1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which was annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.

Sources

  • 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.
  • Markusen, Bruce (2009). The Team That Changed Baseball: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates. Yardley, Pennsylvania: Westholme Publishing. ISBN 978-1-59416-089-9.

References

  1. ^ Charlie Sands at Baseball Almanace
  2. ^ Joe Gibbon at Baseball Almanace
  3. ^ Bob Johnson at Baseball Almanace
  4. ^ Nelson Briles at Baseball Almanace
  5. ^ Ramón Hernández at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ John Perrotto (August 14, 2006). "Baseball Plog". The Beaver County Times.
  7. ^ "Honoring First All-Minority Lineup". The New York Times. September 17, 2006. p. Sports p. 2.
  8. ^ "1971 Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule & Results". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Craig Reynolds at Baseball Almanac
  10. ^ Bob Miller at Baseball Almanac
  11. ^ Mudcat Grant at Baseball Almanac
  12. ^ 1971 Opening Day lineup at Baseball Almanac
  13. ^ "1971 National League Championship Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  14. ^ "1971 World Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  15. ^ Babe Ruth Award winners at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ World Series MVP Award winners at Baseball Reference
  17. ^ Gold Glove Award winners at Baseball Reference
  18. ^ 1971 Batting leaders at Baseball Reference
  19. ^ 1971 Pitching Leaders at Baseball Reference
  20. ^ 1971 All-Star Game at Baseball Reference

Further reading

External links

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