1980 Pittsburgh Pirates
LeagueNational League
DivisionEast
BallparkThree Rivers Stadium
CityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania[1]
Record83–79 (.512)
Divisional place3rd
OwnersJohn W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Thomas P. Johnson (minority shareholder)
General managersHarding "Pete" Peterson
ManagersChuck Tanner
TelevisionKDKA-TV
Lanny Frattare, Dave Martin, Nellie Briles
RadioKDKA
Lanny Frattare, Dave Martin
← 1979 Seasons 1981 →

The 1980 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 99th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 94th in the National League. After winning the World Series the previous year, the Pirates finished third in the National League East with a record of 83–79, eight games behind the World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies.

Regular season

Season standings

NL East
Team W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 91 71 .562 49‍–‍32 42‍–‍39
Montreal Expos 90 72 .556 1 51‍–‍29 39‍–‍43
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 79 .512 8 47‍–‍34 36‍–‍45
St. Louis Cardinals 74 88 .457 17 41‍–‍40 33‍–‍48
New York Mets 67 95 .414 24 38‍–‍44 29‍–‍51
Chicago Cubs 64 98 .395 27 37‍–‍44 27‍–‍54

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 8–4 2–16 7–11 11–7 5–7 3–9 5–7 11–1 12–6 11–6 6–6
Chicago 4–8 7–5 1–11 5–7 6–12 10–8 5–13 8–10 4–8 5–7 9–9
Cincinnati 16–2 5–7 8–10 9–9 3–9 8–4 7–5 6–6 15–3–1 7–11 5–7
Houston 11–7 11–1 10–8 9–10 5–7 8–4 3–9 7–5 11–7 11–7 7–5
Los Angeles 7–11 7–5 9–9 10–9 11–1 7–5 6–6 6–6 9–9 13–5 7–5
Montreal 7–5 12–6 9–3 7–5 1–11 10–8 9–9 6–12 10–2 7–5 12–6
New York 9–3 8–10 4–8 4–8 5–7 8–10 6–12 10–8 1–11 3–9 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 13–5 5–7 9–3 6–6 9–9 12–6 7–11 8–4 6–6 9–9
Pittsburgh 1–11 10–8 6–6 5–7 6–6 12–6 8–10 11–7 6–6 8–4 10–8
San Diego 6–12 8–4 3–15–1 7–11 9–9 2–10 11–1 4–8 6–6 10–8 7–5
San Francisco 6–11 7–5 11–7 7–11 5–13 5–7 9–3 6–6 4–8 8–10 7–5
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 7–5 5–7 5–7 6–12 9–9 9–9 8–10 5–7 5–7


Game log

1980 Game Log: 83–79 (Home: 47–34; Away: 36–44)
April: 11–5 (Home: 5–2; Away: 6–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 10 @ Cardinals 0–1 Vuckovich Blyleven (0–1) 42,867 0–1
2 April 11 @ Cardinals 4–3 Jackson (1–0) Hood 16,998 1–1
3 April 12 @ Cardinals 7–2 Bibby (1–0) Fulgham 15,662 2–1
4 April 13 @ Cardinals 3–0 Rooker (1–0) Martinez Jackson (1) 16,301 3–1
5 April 14 Cubs 5–4 (10) Tekulve (1–0) Sutter 44,088 4–1
6 April 17 Cardinals 9–12 Sykes Candelaria (0–1) 5,233 4–2
7 April 18 Cardinals 12–10 Jackson (2–0) Knowles Tekulve (1) 10,196 5–2
8 April 19 Cardinals 1–2 Fulgham Roberts (0–1) 12,642 5–3
9 April 20 Cardinals 6–3 Rooker (2–0) Vuckovich Tekulve (2) 35,567 6–3
10 April 21 @ Expos 7–1 Candelaria (1–1) Grimsley 10,327 7–3
11 April 22 @ Expos 5–3 Bibby (2–0) Sanderson Tekulve (3) 7,373 8–3
12 April 23 @ Expos 2–3 Rogers Blyleven (0–2) 8,161 8–4
13 April 25 @ Cubs 3–5 Reuschel Rooker (2–1) Sutter 7,714 8–5
14 April 26 @ Cubs 9–2 Candelaria (2–1) Lamp 32,992 9–5
15 April 29 Expos 5–4 (10) Solomon (1–0) Sosa 8,498 10–5
16 April 30 Expos 5–0 Bibby (3–0) Lee 8,545 11–5
May: 14–13 (Home: 8–6; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
17 May 1 Expos 2–1 (10) Tekulve (2–0) Fryman 8,426 12–5
18 May 2 Braves 1–6 Niekro Rooker (2–2) 11,476 12–6
19 May 3 Braves 1–3 (10) Hrabosky Jackson (2–1) 34,104 12–7
20 May 4 Braves 13–4 Bibby (4–0) Boggs 14,358 13–7
21 May 6 Dodgers 2–1 Tekulve (3–0) Howe 9,817 14–7
22 May 7 Dodgers 7–6 Tekulve (4–0) Hough 11,404 15–7
23 May 9 @ Padres 4–3 Tekulve (5–0) Fingers 34,078 16–7
24 May 10 @ Padres 9–5 Robinson (1–0) Rasmussen Romo (1) 18,168 17–7
25 May 11 @ Padres 0–5 Jones Candelaria (2–2) 22,522 17–8
26 May 13 @ Giants 0–5 Blue Blyleven (0–3) 13,798 17–9
27 May 14 @ Giants 3–2 Bibby (5–0) Knepper Tekulve (4) 8,734 18–9
28 May 15 @ Giants 3–2 (12) Romo (1–0) Griffin 7,781 19–9
29 May 16 @ Dodgers 6–8 Reuss Tekulve (5–1) Sutcliffe 47,929 19–10
30 May 17 @ Dodgers 1–3 Sutton Blyleven (0–4) Howe 50,082 19–11
31 May 18 @ Dodgers 0–2 Welch Bibby (5–1) Howe 49,867 19–12
32 May 21 Padres 4–3 Romo (2–0) Fingers 20–12
33 May 21 Padres 3–2 Jackson (3–1) Curtis Tekulve (5) 17,301 21–12
34 May 22 Padres 4–6 Shirley Tekulve (5–2) Fingers 12,496 21–13
35 May 23 Giants 5–4 (13) Jackson (4–1) Holland 9,619 22–13
36 May 24 Giants 9–10 (15) Griffin Scurry (0–1) 11,591 22–14
37 May 25 Giants 2–5 Blue Candelaria (2–3) 42,626 22–15
38 May 26 @ Phillies 6–7 Reed Tekulve (5–3) 45,394 22–16
39 May 27 @ Phillies 3–2 (13) Romo (3–0) Noles Tekulve (6) 35,989 23–16
40 May 28 @ Phillies 3–6 Lerch Robinson (1–1) Reed 30,209 23–17
41 May 29 @ Phillies 5–4 Solomon (2–0) Ruthven Romo (2) 30,630 24–17
42 May 30 Mets 1–5 (6) Zachry Candelaria (2–4) 17,101 24–18
43 May 31 Mets 5–0 Blyleven (1–4) Swan 13,901 25–18
June: 13–16 (Home: 7–3; Away: 6–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
44 June 1 Mets 13–3 Bibby (6–1) Falcone 49,626 26–18
45 June 2 Phillies 9–3 Robinson (2–1) Lerch 19,990 27–18
46 June 3 Phillies 4–3 Jackson (5–1) McGraw 22,141 28–18
47 June 4 Phillies 3–4 Carlton Candelaria (2–5) 31,075 28–19
48 June 6 @ Mets 4–9 Hausman Blyleven (1–5) 18,352 28–20
49 June 7 @ Mets 5–6 (11) Allen Jackson (5–2) 13,509 28–21
50 June 8 @ Mets 4–6 Burris Romo (3–1) Glynn 28–22
51 June 8 @ Mets 3–0 Solomon (3–0) Bomback Tekulve (7) 29,329 29–22
52 June 10 @ Reds 5–3 Candelaria (3–5) Soto Tekulve (8) 26,648 30–22
53 June 11 @ Reds 2–3 Pastore Blyleven (1–6) 29,211 30–23
54 June 12 @ Reds 10–6 Bibby (7–1) LaCoss Romo (3) 31,557 31–23
55 June 13 Astros 5–3 Solomon (4–0) Niekro Tekulve (9) 31,854 32–23
56 June 14 Astros 3–7 Ryan Robinson (2–2) LaCorte 33,922 32–24
57 June 15 Astros 4–1 Candelaria (4–5) Forsch 49,541 33–24
58 June 16 Reds 5–3 Blyleven (2–6) Pastore Jackson (2) 19,940 34–24
59 June 17 Reds 3–4 Moskau Romo (3–2) 25,565 34–25
60 June 18 @ Braves 2–3 Garber Tekulve (5–4) 34–26
61 June 18 @ Braves 4–5 Camp Romo (3–3) Garber 17,154 34–27
62 June 19 @ Braves 3–4 Matula Robinson (2–3) Bradford 10,585 34–28
63 June 20 @ Astros 4–6 Forsch Candelaria (4–6) Sambito 35,955 34–29
64 June 21 @ Astros 2–4 Ruhle Blyleven (2–7) Sambito 45,867 34–30
65 June 22 @ Astros 2–1 Bibby (8–1) Niekro Jackson (3) 46,213 35–30
66 June 23 @ Cardinals 1–6 Kaat Solomon (4–1) 20,422 35–31
67 June 24 @ Cardinals 2–3 Sykes Rhoden (0–1) 21,858 35–32
68 June 25 @ Cardinals 1–4 Hood Candelaria (4–7) Seaman 26,102 35–33
69 June 27 @ Expos 6–4 Romo (4–3) Rogers Robinson (1) 44,232 36–33
70 June 28 @ Expos 4–3 Bibby (9–1) Lea Romo (4) 38,065 37–33
71 June 29 @ Expos 1–4 Palmer Solomon (4–2) Norman 46,186 37–34
72 June 30 Cardinals 5–4 Romo (5–3) Hood 16,591 38–34
July: 18–10 (Home: 10–4; Away: 8–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
73 July 1 Cardinals 3–2 (10) Jackson (6–2) Kaat 17,006 39–34
74 July 2 Cardinals 5–7 (11) Urrea Scurry (0–2) 15,250 39–35
75 July 3 Cubs 5–3 Bibby (10–1) Krukow Jackson (4) 14,062 40–35
76 July 4 Cubs 2–4 McGlothen Solomon (4–3) Sutter 40–36
77 July 4 Cubs 1–2 Capilla Robinson (2–4) Tidrow 24,668 40–37
78 July 5 Cubs 5–4 Candelaria (5–7) Hernandez Romo (5) 46,372 41–37
79 July 6 Cubs 5–4 (20) Bibby (11–1) Lamp 25,994 42–37
80 July 10 @ Mets 0–2 Zachry Candelaria (5–8) 21,540 42–38
81 July 11 @ Mets 4–2 Blyleven (3–7) Swan Tekulve (10) 30,907 43–38
82 July 12 @ Phillies 4–5 Saucier Tekulve (5–5) 53,254 43–39
83 July 13 @ Phillies 7–3 Robinson (3–4) Espinosa Tekulve (11) 48,132 44–39
84 July 14 @ Phillies 13–11 Jackson (7–2) Reed 44,245 45–39
85 July 15 Giants 5–2 Candelaria (6–8) Knepper Tekulve (12) 17,114 46–39
86 July 16 Giants 3–1 Blyleven (4–7) Whitson Jackson (5) 18,226 47–39
87 July 17 Giants 3–2 Tekulve (6–5) Holland 25,508 48–39
88 July 18 Dodgers 6–4 Rhoden (1–1) Welch Romo (6) 30,131 49–39
89 July 19 Dodgers 7–3 Solomon (5–3) Sutcliffe 28,731 50–39
90 July 20 Dodgers 2–4 Hooton Candelaria (6–9) Howe 50–40
91 July 20 Dodgers 8–7 Jackson (8–2) Castillo 41,932 51–40
92 July 22 @ Padres 4–3 Bibby (12–1) Lucas Tekulve (13) 17,504 52–40
93 July 23 @ Padres 2–3 Fingers Romo (5–4) 14,608 52–41
94 July 24 @ Padres 7–1 Blyleven (5–7) Shirley 15,746 53–41
95 July 25 @ Giants 5–1 Candelaria (7–9) Knepper 22,830 54–41
96 July 26 @ Giants 3–4 (10) Minton Jackson (8–3) 28,566 54–42
97 July 27 @ Giants 6–4 Bibby (13–1) Bordley Tekulve (14) 31,186 55–42
98 July 28 @ Dodgers 6–4 Rhoden (2–1) Welch Tekulve (15) 46,973 56–42
99 July 29 @ Dodgers 2–10 Hooton Blyleven (5–8) 47,013 56–43
100 July 30 @ Dodgers 0–3 Reuss Candelaria (7–10) 50,308 56–44
August: 14–17 (Home: 8–13; Away: 6–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
101 August 1 Padres 0–1 Mura Bibby (13–2) Fingers 22,304 56–45
102 August 3 Padres 2–5 Curtis Rhoden (2–2) 56–46
103 August 3 Padres 1–4 Shirley Robinson (3–5) Fingers 20,517 56–47
104 August 5 @ Cubs 3–11 Reuschel Candelaria (7–11) 22,939 56–48
105 August 6 @ Cubs 9–7 Tekulve (7–5) Tidrow Romo (7) 57–48
106 August 6 @ Cubs 2–0 Blyleven (6–8) Capilla Jackson (6) 24,305 58–48
107 August 7 @ Cubs 11–3 Solomon (6–3) Hernandez 28,364 59–48
108 August 8 Phillies 6–5 Tekulve (8–5) McGraw Romo (8) 30,354 60–48
109 August 9 Phillies 4–1 Candelaria (8–11) Espinosa Tekulve (16) 39,984 61–48
110 August 10 Phillies 7–1 Bibby (14–2) Lerch 62–48
111 August 10 Phillies 4–1 Robinson (4–5) Larson Tekulve (17) 37,323 63–48
112 August 11 Mets 2–1 (6) Solomon (7–3) Jackson 13,790 64–48
113 August 12 Mets 1–3 Burris Rhoden (2–3) Allen 18,754 64–49
114 August 13 Mets 3–5 Hausman Candelaria (8–12) Reardon 19,514 64–50
115 August 15 Expos 7–3 Bibby (15–2) Rogers Tekulve (18) 29,721 65–50
116 August 16 Expos 5–0 Blyleven (7–8) Sanderson 32,390 66–50
117 August 17 Expos 5–1 Rhoden (3–3) Norman 67–50
118 August 17 Expos 2–4 Gullickson Robinson (4–6) Fryman 49,412 67–51
119 August 19 @ Astros 2–5 Ryan Candelaria (8–13) Sambito 39,415 67–52
120 August 20 @ Astros 1–5 Ruhle Bibby (15–3) Smith 32,112 67–53
121 August 21 @ Astros 5–12 Sambito Blyleven (7–9) 33,884 67–54
122 August 22 @ Reds 4–2 Robinson (5–6) Moskau Tekulve (19) 37,936 68–54
123 August 23 @ Reds 2–1 Rhoden (4–3) Pastore Jackson (7) 43,482 69–54
124 August 24 @ Reds 5–2 Candelaria (9–13) LaCoss 37,072 70–54
125 August 25 Braves 6–8 Hanna Bibby (15–4) Bradford 15,657 70–55
126 August 26 Braves 2–4 (10) Garber Tekulve (8–6) 14,695 70–56
127 August 27 Braves 4–7 Matula Robinson (5–7) Hrabosky 12,363 70–57
128 August 28 Reds 0–4 Moskau Rhoden (4–4) 17,406 70–58
129 August 29 Reds 7–8 Soto Tekulve (8–7) Hume 41,494 70–59
130 August 30 Reds 3–5 Seaver Bibby (15–5) 24,493 70–60
131 August 31 Reds 4–5 LaCoss Blyleven (7–10) Soto 21,774 70–61
September: 10–17 (Home: 7–5; Away: 3–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
132 September 1 Astros 4–10 Smith Robinson (5–8) 70–62
133 September 1 Astros 7–5 Rhoden (5–4) Pladson Jackson (8) 26,374 71–62
134 September 3 Astros 10–4 Candelaria (10–13) Andujar Romo (9) 18,502 72–62
135 September 5 @ Braves 4–7 Camp Tekulve (8–8) 29,610 72–63
136 September 6 @ Braves 2–3 Niekro Blyleven (7–11) Garber 17,821 72–64
137 September 7 @ Braves 5–6 Bradford Tekulve (8–9) Camp 19,762 72–65
138 September 8 @ Phillies 2–6 McGraw Romo (5–5) 40,576 72–66
139 September 9 @ Phillies 4–5 (14) Brusstar Lee (0–1) 43,333 72–67
140 September 10 @ Cardinals 7–6 Bibby (16–5) Hood Romo (10) 10,300 73–67
141 September 11 @ Cardinals 2–1 Blyleven (8–11) Martin 7,521 74–67
142 September 12 @ Expos 0–1 Sanderson Rhoden (5–5) 36,992 74–68
143 September 13 @ Expos 4–0 Robinson (6–8) Rogers 51,305 75–68
144 September 14 @ Expos 0–4 Gullickson Candelaria (10–14) 56,137 75–69
145 September 16 Phillies 3–2 Bibby (17–5) Ruthven Tekulve (20) 22,239 76–69
146 September 17 Phillies 4–5 (11) McGraw Tekulve (8–10) Lyle 23,650 76–70
147 September 19 Mets 4–3 Rhoden (6–5) Lynch 17,593 77–70
148 September 20 Mets 6–9 (11) Allen Tekulve (8–11) Miller 22,084 77–71
149 September 21 Mets 9–4 Candelaria (11–14) Burris 20,320 78–71
150 September 22 Expos 4–2 Bibby (18–5) Sanderson Tekulve (21) 18,416 79–71
151 September 23 Expos 1–7 Rogers Blyleven (8–12) 26,729 79–72
152 September 24 Cardinals 6–3 Rhoden (7–5) Martin Jackson (9) 4,297 80–72
153 September 25 Cardinals 2–10 Kaat Robinson (6–9) 6,805 80–73
154 September 26 @ Cubs 8–9 Caudill Tekulve (8–12) 3,941 80–74
155 September 27 @ Cubs 0–2 Martz Bibby (18–6) Tidrow 15,565 80–75
156 September 28 @ Cubs 2–3 Krukow Blyleven (8–13) Caudill 10,305 80–76
157 September 29 ="@ "Mets 4–5 (10) Reardon Jackson (8–4) 1,787 80–77
158 September 30 @ Mets 2–3 Falcone Robinson (6–10) 1,754 80–78
October: 3–1 (Home: 2–1; Away: 1–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
159 October 1 @ Mets 10–5 Bibby (19–6) Burris Romo (11) 2,392 81–78
160 October 3 Cubs 3–1 Jefferson (1–0) Reuschel Candelaria (1) 5,270 82–78
161 October 4 Cubs 0–6 McGlothen Perez (0–1) 2,717 82–79
162 October 5 Cubs 1–0 Robinson (7–10) Capilla 20,588 83–79
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster

1980 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
18 Omar Moreno CF
10 Tim Foli SS
39 Dave Parker RF
8 Willie Stargell 1B
34 John Milner LF
5 Bill Madlock 3B
14 Ed Ott C
3 Phil Garner 2B
22 Bert Blyleven P

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Player stats

Batting

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

Pitching

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

Awards and honors

All-Stars

1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Jim Mahoney
AA Buffalo Bisons Eastern League Steve Demeter
A Salem Pirates Carolina League Johnny Lipon
A Shelby Pirates South Atlantic League Joe Frisina
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Side in 1907.
  2. ^ SLN/SLN198004100.shtml 1980 Opening Day Lineup at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  4. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.

References