1966 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas P. Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s)Joe L. Brown
Manager(s)Harry Walker
Local televisionKDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Don Hoak
Local radioKDKA
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Don Hoak
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The 1966 Pittsburgh Pirates season involved the team's third-place finish in the National League at 92–70, three games behind the NL Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason

Regular season

Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente was the National League's Most Valuable Player for the 1966 season.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 53–28 42–39
San Francisco Giants 93 68 0.578 47–34 46–34
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 0.568 3 46–35 46–35
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 0.537 8 48–33 39–42
Atlanta Braves 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 12 43–38 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 0.475 18 46–33 30–51
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 45–36 27–54
New York Mets 66 95 0.410 28½ 32–49 34–46
Chicago Cubs 59 103 0.364 36 32–49 27–54


Record vs. opponents


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


Game log

1966 Game Log: 92–70 (Home: 46–35; Away: 46–35)
April: 10–5 (Home: 6–3; Away: 4–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 12 @ Braves 3–2 (13) Schwall (1–0) Cloninger 50,671 1–0
2 April 13 @ Braves 6–0 Law (1–0) Johnson 12,721 2–0
3 April 15 Cardinals 2–9 Gibson Cardwell (0–1) 32,231 2–1
4 April 16 Cardinals 5–3 Sisk Washburn Face 8,622 3–1
5 April 17 Cardinals 6–5 Fryman (1–0) Jackson 12,684 4–1
6 April 18 Reds 4–3 McBean (1–0) Jay Face (2) 7,527 5–1
7 April 19 Reds 7–3 Blass (1–0) Ellis 3,750 6–1
8 April 20 Reds 3–2 Face (1–0) Baldschun 8,654 7–1
9 April 21 Reds 2–1 Veale (1–0) Pappas 5,727 8–1
10 April 22 @ Cardinals 5–7 Washburn Mikkelsen (0–1) Aust 19,785 8–2
11 April 23 @ Cardinals 5–4 Mikkelsen (1–1) Woodeshick Face (3) 11,508 9–2
12 April 24 @ Cardinals 2–5 Sadecki Cardwell (0–2) Stallard 11,217 9–3
13 April 25 Phillies 0–5 Bunning Veale (1–1) 9,564 9–4
14 April 28 @ Cubs 9–6 (10) Face (2–0) Koonce Mikkelsen (1) 3,076 10–4
15 April 29 Mets 2–5 (11) Selma Walker (0–1) Sutherland 8,665 10–5
May: 14–15 (Home: 5–7; Away: 9–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
16 May 1 Mets 8–0 Veale (2–1) Fisher 29,433 11–5
17 May 3 @ Reds 5–4 (12) Face (3–0) Ellis 4,669 12–5
18 May 4 @ Reds 4–3 Blass (2–0) O'Toole Purkey (1) 4,019 13–5
19 May 5 @ Reds 6–10 Jay McBean (1–1) McCool 3,735 13–6
20 May 6 @ Phillies 7–8 (11) Knowles Face (3–1) 18,982 13–7
21 May 7 @ Phillies 3–7 Bunning Sisk (0–1) 7,006 13–8
22 May 8 @ Phillies 3–2 Veale (3–1) Herbert 8,411 14–8
23 May 10 Giants 1–2 (15) Linzy Purkey (0–1) Gibbon 6,750 14–9
24 May 11 Giants 1–6 Perry Schwall (1–1) 4,373 14–10
25 May 12 Giants 0–3 Marichal Veale (3–2) 5,343 14–11
26 May 13 Dodgers 4–3 Fryman (2–0) Regan 13,388 15–11
27 May 14 Dodgers 1–4 Koufax Blass (2–1) 11,602 15–12
28 May 15 Dodgers 1–3 Sutton Cardwell (0–3) Regan 16,205 15–13
29 May 17 Braves 5–2 Veale (4–2) Blasingame Face (4) 7,938 16–13
30 May 18 Braves 2–4 Johnson Law (1–1) 7,642 16–14
31 May 20 @ Dodgers 7–3 Mikkelsen (2–1) Sutton 33,484 17–14
32 May 21 @ Dodgers 4–5 (12) Perranoski Schwall (1–2) 34,839 17–15
33 May 22 @ Dodgers 4–0 Veale (5–2) Osteen 30,826 18–15
34 May 23 @ Dodgers 2–3 Koufax Mikkelsen (2–2) 24,188 18–16
35 May 24 @ Giants 2–5 Perry Law (1–2) Linzy 14,158 18–17
36 May 25 @ Giants 3–2 Schwall (2–2) Shaw Face (5) 9,663 19–17
37 May 26 @ Astros 3–2 Blass (3–1) Farrell Mikkelsen (2) 14,440 20–17
38 May 27 @ Astros 6–0 Veale (6–2) Latman Mikkelsen (3) 18,104 21–17
39 May 28 @ Astros 1–2 Giusti Cardwell (0–4) Raymond 13,235 21–18
40 May 28 @ Astros 5–2 Fryman (3–0) Roberts 30,383 22–18
41 May 29 @ Astros 2–3 (11) Raymond Face (3–2) 25,404 22–19
42 May 30 Cubs 3–2 Mikkelsen (3–2) Ellsworth 23–19
43 May 30 Cubs 5–3 McBean (2–1) Connors Face (6) 15,327 24–19
44 May 31 Cubs 1–2 Broglio Veale (6–3) 3,825 24–20
June: 19–9 (Home: 11–4; Away: 8–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
45 June 1 @ Mets 3–1 Cardwell (1–4) Ribant McBean (1) 11,795 25–20
46 June 2 @ Mets 5–0 Law (2–2) Gardner 11,785 26–20
47 June 3 Astros 7–2 Fryman (4–0) Dierker 11,263 27–20
48 June 4 Astros 9–6 Schwall (3–2) Raymond Mikkelsen (4) 6,946 28–20
49 June 5 Astros 10–5 Mikkelsen (4–2) Bruce 27,370 29–20
50 June 7 Cardinals 9–1 Cardwell (2–4) Gibson 12,418 30–20
51 June 8 Cardinals 5–11 Dennis Law (2–3) 9,624 30–21
52 June 9 Cardinals 2–4 Jackson Fryman (4–1) 11,232 30–22
53 June 10 Braves 2–8 Johnson Veale (6–4) Olivo 15,177 30–23
54 June 11 Braves 5–3 Blass (4–1) Umbach Face (7) 8,763 31–23
55 June 12 Braves 11–8 Sisk (1–1) Carroll Face (8) 14,520 32–23
56 June 13 Reds 5–4 Mikkelsen (5–2) McCool 10,862 33–23
57 June 14 Reds 0–3 Maloney Fryman (4–2) 11,655 33–24
58 June 15 @ Cardinals 0–1 Gibson Veale (6–5) 21,652 33–25
59 June 16 @ Cardinals 2–1 Blass (5–1) Briles Face (9) 16,877 34–25
60 June 17 @ Braves 4–2 Cardwell (3–4) Carroll Fryman (1) 17,704 35–25
61 June 18 @ Braves 9–6 Law (3–3) Blasingame Face (10) 21,083 36–25
62 June 19 @ Braves 2–1 (11) Veale (7–5) Abernathy 17,229 37–25
63 June 21 @ Reds 8–11 Nottebart Fryman (4–3) McCool 7,665 37–26
64 June 22 @ Reds 3–4 Maloney Mikkelsen (5–3) 7,843 37–27
65 June 23 @ Reds 3–5 Pappas Cardwell (3–5) Nottebart 6,039 37–28
66 June 24 @ Phillies 3–1 Veale (8–5) Bunning 26,791 38–28
67 June 25 @ Phillies 7–8 Culp Mikkelsen (5–4) Craig 23,160 38–29
68 June 26 @ Phillies 2–0 Fryman (5–3) Jackson 18,734 39–29
69 June 27 Astros 8–5 Blass (6–1) Bruce Face (11) 11,679 40–29
70 June 28 Astros 4–3 Veale (9–5) Giusti 11,713 41–29
71 June 29 Astros 6–5 O'Dell (1–0) Owens 12,500 42–29
72 June 30 Astros 9–0 Law (4–3) Roberts 15,183 43–29
July: 17–14 (Home: 8–6; Away: 9–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
73 July 1 @ Mets 12–0 Fryman (6–3) Fisher 24,056 44–29
74 July 2 @ Mets 3–4 Ribant Blass (6–2) Hamilton 14,379 44–30
75 July 3 @ Mets 8–7 Veale (10–5) Rusteck Face (12) 45–30
76 July 3 @ Mets 8–9 Gardner McBean (2–2) Hamilton 28,296 45–31
77 July 4 @ Cubs 7–5 Law (5–3) Hands Face (13) 46–31
78 July 4 @ Cubs 4–6 (8) Lee Cardwell (3–6) Hendley 23,164 46–32
79 July 5 @ Cubs 6–0 Fryman (7–3) Faul 6,183 47–32
80 July 6 @ Cubs 10–5 Blass (7–2) Ellsworth Mikkelsen (5) 6,483 48–32
81 July 7 @ Cubs 4–5 Hoeft Mikkelsen (5–5) Hendley 7,063 48–33
82 July 8 Mets 10–2 Law (6–3) Shaw 49–33
83 July 8 Mets 9–2 Sisk (2–1) Fisher O'Dell (1) 32,440 50–33
84 July 9 Mets 6–3 Fryman (8–3) Hepler 13,309 51–33
85 July 10 Mets 9–4 Face (4–2) Shaw 26,150 52–33
86 July 14 Cubs 10–4 Veale (11–5) Ellsworth 11,692 53–33
87 July 15 Cubs 4–5 Roberts Law (6–4) 15,488 53–34
88 July 16 Cubs 1–4 Hands Fryman (8–4) Jenkins 9,764 53–35
89 July 17 Giants 7–4 Blass (8–2) Herbel Mikkelsen (6) 54–35
90 July 17 Giants 7–1 Sisk (3–1) Priddy 35,184 55–35
91 July 18 Giants 2–3 Perry Veale (11–6) McDaniel 33,908 55–36
92 July 20 @ Dodgers 8–5 Cardwell (4–6) Brewer McBean (2) 39,545 56–36
93 July 21 @ Dodgers 3–4 (10) Regan Face (4–3) 35,586 56–37
94 July 22 @ Astros 2–5 Dierker Blass (8–3) 28,942 56–38
95 July 23 @ Astros 4–3 McBean (3–2) Raymond Mikkelsen (7) 43,825 57–38
96 July 24 @ Astros 11–6 Cardwell (5–6) Taylor Face (14) 34,556 58–38
97 July 25 @ Giants 1–2 Marichal Fryman (8–5) 22,191 58–39
98 July 26 @ Giants 3–8 Perry Blass (8–4) McDaniel 21,786 58–40
99 July 27 @ Giants 5–3 Mikkelsen (6–5) Linzy Face (15) 22,154 59–40
100 July 29 Phillies 5–3 O'Dell (2–0) Short Face (16) 25,358 60–40
101 July 30 Phillies 1–4 Jackson Fryman (8–6) 15,804 60–41
102 July 31 Phillies 1–8 Bunning Law (6–5) 60–42
103 July 31 Phillies 5–6 (10) Verbanic Face (4–4) Herbert 28,947 60–43
August: 18–12 (Home: 11–6; Away: 7–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
104 August 1 Dodgers 1–5 Regan Sisk (3–2) 27,398 60–44
105 August 2 Dodgers 6–5 Mikkelsen (7–5) Perranoski McBean (3) 12,886 61–44
106 August 3 Dodgers 3–1 Veale (12–6) Sutton 21,952 62–44
107 August 4 Dodgers 8–1 Law (7–5) Osteen 22,529 63–44
108 August 5 Reds 3–4 Pappas Mikkelsen (7–6) McCool 20,064 63–45
109 August 6 Reds 9–3 Sisk (4–2) O'Toole 11,401 64–45
110 August 7 Reds 7–9 Nottebart Veale (12–7) McCool 18,470 64–46
111 August 9 Mets 2–1 Fryman (9–6) Ribant Mikkelsen (8) 12,847 65–46
112 August 10 Mets 10–4 Law (8–5) Shaw O'Dell (2) 15,008 66–46
113 August 11 Mets 7–5 Face (5–4) Gardner 12,381 67–46
114 August 12 @ Reds 14–11 (13) Sisk (5–2) McCool 25,477 68–46
115 August 13 @ Reds 0–11 (5) Maloney Fryman (9–7) 9,003 68–47
116 August 14 @ Reds 4–2 Mikkelsen (8–6) Nottebart 19,767 69–47
117 August 16 @ Mets 3–0 (7) Sisk (6–2) McGraw 23,953 70–47
118 August 17 @ Mets 7–8 Hepler McBean (3–3) Friend 32,461 70–48
119 August 18 @ Mets 5–9 Gardner Fryman (9–8) Terry 26,829 70–49
120 August 19 @ Cubs 3–4 (11) Hendley Face (5–5) 11,092 70–50
121 August 20 @ Cubs 3–2 Sisk (7–2) Hands Mikkelsen (9) 14,446 71–50
122 August 21 @ Cubs 8–1 Veale (13–7) Roberts 15,944 72–50
123 August 22 Phillies 6–5 Cardwell (6–6) Buhl Mikkelsen (10) 15,119 73–50
124 August 23 Phillies 4–5 Short O'Dell (2–1) 25,504 73–51
125 August 24 Phillies 6–4 Law (9–5) Jackson 19,899 74–51
126 August 25 Phillies 1–4 Bunning Veale (13–8) 25,658 74–52
127 August 26 @ Cardinals 7–4 Fryman (10–8) Jackson Mikkelsen (11) 43,951 75–52
128 August 27 @ Cardinals 1–5 Gibson Blass (8–5) 30,457 75–53
129 August 28 @ Cardinals 2–3 Washburn Law (9–6) Briles 75–54
130 August 28 @ Cardinals 5–1 O'Dell (3–1) Carlton Mikkelsen (12) 46,211 76–54
131 August 29 Astros 0–2 Cuellar Veale (13–9) 13,011 76–55
132 August 30 Astros 8–2 Fryman (11–8) Giusti Mikkelsen (13) 11,564 77–55
133 August 31 Dodgers 4–3 Blass (9–5) Drysdale O'Dell (3) 31,036 78–55
September: 14–12 (Home: 5–6; Away: 9–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
134 September 1 Dodgers 3–4 (10) Sutton Law (9–7) Perranoski 26,761 78–56
135 September 2 Cubs 7–3 Veale (14–9) Jenkins Cardwell (1) 13,677 79–56
136 September 3 Cubs 9–1 Sisk (8–2) Holtzman 10,891 80–56
137 September 4 Cubs 8–5 McBean (4–3) Church Face (17) 12,899 81–56
138 September 5 Braves 13–5 Law (10–7) Kelley 82–56
139 September 5 Braves 5–7 Cloninger Blass (9–6) 30,747 82–57
140 September 6 Braves 1–4 Jarvis Veale (14–10) Ritchie 10,792 82–58
141 September 7 Braves 3–8 Johnson Sisk (8–3) 12,100 82–59
142 September 9 Cardinals 3–2 (12) Face (6–5) Briles 19,676 83–59
143 September 10 Cardinals 5–6 Gibson Mikkelsen (8–7) Woodeshick 13,535 83–60
144 September 11 Cardinals 3–4 Hughes Veale (14–11) 17,859 83–61
145 September 13 @ Astros 9–3 Sisk (9–3) Giusti Face (18) 17,872 84–61
146 September 15 @ Dodgers 3–5 Drysdale Law (10–8) Regan 50,559 84–62
147 September 16 @ Dodgers 1–5 Koufax Veale (14–12) 54,510 84–63
148 September 17 @ Dodgers 9–5 Law (11–8) Miller O'Dell (4) 44,330 85–63
149 September 18 @ Giants 3–1 Fryman (12–8) Perry 41,981 86–63
150 September 19 @ Giants 6–1 (11) Mikkelsen (9–7) Linzy 12,871 87–63
151 September 20 @ Giants 6–0 Law (12–8) Herbel 30,187 88–63
152 September 21 @ Giants 5–6 Marichal Face (6–6) 15,338 88–64
153 September 22 @ Braves 1–14 Jarvis Fryman (12–9) 11,004 88–65
154 September 23 @ Braves 3–0 Veale (15–12) Schwall 21,238 89–65
155 September 24 @ Braves 8–6 Blass (10–6) Olivo Mikkelsen (14) 20,054 90–65
156 September 25 @ Braves 2–6 Kelley Sisk (9–4) Carroll 28,372 90–66
157 September 26 @ Phillies 4–5 (11) Bunning O'Dell (3–2) 8,289 90–67
158 September 28 @ Phillies 2–1 Blass (11–6) Bunning Sisk (1) 91–67
159 September 28 @ Phillies 4–2 Veale (16–12) Jackson 7,213 92–67
October: 0–3 (Home: 0–3; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
160 October 1 Giants 4–5 Marichal Mikkelsen (9–8) 92–68
161 October 1 Giants 0–2 Bolin Sisk (9–5) 18,928 92–69
162 October 2 Giants 3–7 (11) McDaniel Blass (11–7) 33,827 92–70
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
18 Matty Alou CF
14 Gene Alley SS
21 Roberto Clemente RF
8 Willie Stargell LF
17 Donn Clendenon 1B
9 Bill Mazeroski 2B
7 Bob Bailey 3B
10 Jim Pagliaroni C
39 Bob Veale SP

[8]

Notable transactions

Roster

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Infielders

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Manager

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Statistics

Batting
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See also: Minor league baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Larry Shepard
AA Asheville Tourists Southern League Harding "Pete" Peterson
A Raleigh Pirates Carolina League Joe Morgan
A Clinton Pirates Midwest League Frank Oceak
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Bob Clear
Rookie Salem Pirates Appalachian League George Detore

Notes

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Side in 1907.
  2. ^ Bill Virdon page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dave Roberts page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Jesse Gonder page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Matty Alou at "Baseball Almanac"
  6. ^ Pete Mikkelsen at "Baseball Almanac"
  7. ^ Del Unser page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ 1966 Opening Day lineup at "Baseball-Almanac"
  9. ^ Bob Purkey at "Baseball Almanac"
  10. ^ Richie Hebner at "Baseball Almanac"
  11. ^ Dave Cash at "Baseball Almanac"
  12. ^ Gene Clines at "Baseball Almanac"
  13. ^ Don Schwall at "Baseball Almanac"
  14. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Hitting Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  15. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Pitching Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2016.

References