1993 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record75–87 (.463)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s)Ted Simmons
Cam Bonifay
Manager(s)Jim Leyland
Local televisionKDKA-TV
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Local radioKDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Kent Derdivanis, Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker)
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The 1993 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 112th in franchise history; the 107th in the National League. This was their 24th season at Three Rivers Stadium. This season saw the three-time defending National League East champions fall to 5th place in the division with a 75–87 record. In the offseason, the National League expanded to 14 teams and Barry Bonds left the Pirates and signed with the San Francisco Giants. This season was the first of the Pirates record setting twenty straight losing seasons.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 97 65 0.599 52–29 45–36
Montreal Expos 94 68 0.580 3 55–26 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 87 75 0.537 10 49–32 38–43
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 13 43–38 41–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 22 40–41 35–46
Florida Marlins 64 98 0.395 33 35–46 29–52
New York Mets 59 103 0.364 38 28–53 31–50

Game log

1993 Game Log: 75–87 (Home: 40–41; Away: 35–46)
April: 11–11 (Home: 5–6; Away: 6–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 6 Padres 9–4 Wakefield (1–0) Benes Candelaria (1) 44,103 1–0
2 April 8 Padres 5–4 Walk (1–0) Harris Belinda (1) 15,828 2–0
3 April 9 Giants 6–5 Minor (1–0) Beck Belinda (2) 22,718 3–0
4 April 10 Giants 5–12 Burba Cooke (0–1) 18,264 3–1
5 April 11 Giants 3–4 Burkett Wakefield (1–1) Beck 12,844 3–2
6 April 12 @ Padres 4–2 Otto (1–0) Harris Belinda (3) 46,192 4–2
7 April 13 @ Padres 6–4 Walk (2–0) Gomez Wagner (1) 11,493 5–2
8 April 14 @ Padres 11–7 Minor (2–0) Seminara 13,053 6–2
9 April 15 @ Padres 5–4 (13) Moeller (1–0) Hernandez Belinda (4) 15,821 7–2
10 April 16 @ Dodgers 4–7 Hershiser Wakefield (1–2) Gott 39,652 7–3
11 April 17 @ Dodgers 3–6 Martinez Otto (1–1) 46,034 7–4
12 April 18 @ Dodgers 4–6 Gross Walk (2–1) Wilson 37,949 7–5
13 April 20 Reds 0–5 Belcher Tomlin (0–1) 9,074 7–6
14 April 21 Reds 7–8 (12) Foster Candelaria (0–1) 16,796 7–7
15 April 22 Reds 5–4 Wakefield (2–2) Smiley 10,500 8–7
16 April 23 Astros 2–4 Swindell Neagle (0–1) Jones 13,487 8–8
17 April 24 Astros 4–8 Hernandez Candelaria (0–2) 19,498 8–9
18 April 25 Astros 7–2 Tomlin (1–1) Portugal 15,102 9–9
19 April 26 @ Braves 4–3 (11) Minor (3–0) McMichael Belinda (5) 47,324 10–9
20 April 27 @ Braves 6–2 (11) Wakefield (3–2) Stanton Wagner (2) 42,527 11–9
21 April 28 @ Reds 2–4 Pugh Otto (1–2) Reardon 23,603 11–10
22 April 30 @ Astros 2–11 Portugal Walk (2–2) Hernandez 31,867 11–11
May: 12–14 (Home: 7–7; Away: 5–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
23 May 1 @ Astros 3–7 Drabek Tomlin (1–2) 39,242 11–12
24 May 2 @ Astros 6–2 Cooke (1–1) Swindell 24,485 12–12
25 May 4 Braves 2–3 Glavine Wakefield (3–3) Stanton 11,516 12–13
26 May 5 Braves 4–1 Walk (3–2) Maddux Belinda (6) 16,034 13–13
27 May 7 Expos 0–1 Nabholz Tomlin (1–3) Wetteland 30,984 13–14
28 May 8 Expos 10–9 (10) Belinda (1–0) Bottenfield 33,739 14–14
29 May 9 Expos 6–5 (11) Minor (4–0) Barnes 17,714 15–14
30 May 10 @ Phillies 1–5 Jackson Walk (3–3) 29,712 15–15
31 May 11 @ Phillies 8–4 Wagner (1–0) Davis 32,871 16–15
32 May 12 @ Phillies 1–4 Greene Tomlin (1–4) 24,906 16–16
33 May 14 @ Cubs 2–3 Harkey Cooke (1–2) Myers 27,637 16–17
34 May 15 @ Cubs 5–14 Guzman Wakefield (3–4) 39,706 16–18
35 May 16 @ Cubs 5–3 Walk (4–3) Hibbard Belinda (7) 38,623 17–18
36 May 17 @ Mets 9–4 Tomlin (2–4) Gooden 18,724 18–18
37 May 18 @ Mets 10–8 Otto (2–2) Schourek Belinda (8) 18,973 19–18
38 May 19 @ Mets 4–6 (10) Franco Minor (4–1) 19,112 19–19
39 May 21 Cardinals 8–10 (11) Lancaster Wagner (1–1) Perez 22,800 19–20
40 May 22 Cardinals 4–2 Walk (5–3) Osborne Belinda (9) 26,012 20–20
41 May 23 Cardinals 3–4 (10) Smith Minor (4–2) Perez 35,249 20–21
42 May 25 Marlins 2–0 Cooke (2–2) Hough 14,595 21–21
43 May 26 Marlins 4–5 Hammond Wagner (1–2) Harvey 23,267 21–22
44 May 27 Marlins 13–8 Walk (6–3) Bowen 17,245 22–22
45 May 28 Dodgers 2–7 Astacio Tomlin (2–5) 18,532 22–23
46 May 29 Dodgers 1–6 Martinez Otto (2–3) 27,664 22–24
47 May 30 Dodgers 5–3 Cooke (3–2) Gross Belinda (10) 28,569 23–24
48 May 31 @ Rockies 2–6 Reynoso Wakefield (3–5) 47,665 23–25
June: 14–14 (Home: 9–3; Away: 5–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
49 June 1 @ Rockies 8–6 Walk (7–3) Smith 45,752 24–25
50 June 2 @ Rockies 5–3 Petkovsek (1–0) Parrett Belinda (11) 50,122 25–25
51 June 3 @ Giants 2–1 Neagle (1–1) Brummett Minor (1) 15,804 26–25
52 June 4 @ Giants 3–2 Cooke (4–2) Brantley Belinda (12) 15,725 27–25
53 June 5 @ Giants 2–3 Wilson Wakefield (3–6) Beck 23,990 27–26
54 June 6 @ Giants 1–7 Swift Walk (7–4) 40,594 27–27
55 June 8 Rockies 1–4 Ruffin Wagner (1–3) Shepherd 16,722 27–28
56 June 9 Rockies 4–1 Neagle (2–1) Blair Belinda (13) 30,625 28–28
57 June 10 @ Marlins 3–4 Turner Otto (2–4) Harvey 34,091 28–29
58 June 11 @ Marlins 3–11 Aquino Wakefield (3–7) 42,835 28–30
59 June 12 @ Marlins 2–5 Hammond Walk (7–5) Harvey 43,294 28–31
60 June 13 @ Marlins 2–5 Bowen Minor (4–3) Harvey 42,945 28–32
61 June 14 @ Cardinals 3–8 Osborne Neagle (2–2) Perez 26,683 28–33
62 June 15 @ Cardinals 3–6 Tewksbury Cooke (4–3) Smith 36,084 28–34
63 June 16 @ Cardinals 2–3 Magrane Smith (0–1) Smith 36,746 28–35
64 June 17 Mets 6–2 Walk (8–5) Gooden 20,324 29–35
65 June 18 Mets 5–2 Wagner (2–3) Young 21,521 30–35
66 June 19 Mets 8–3 Toliver (1–0) Tanana Minor (2) 24,199 31–35
67 June 20 Mets 3–2 Belinda (2–0) Saberhagen 14,180 32–35
68 June 21 Cubs 1–5 Bautista Smith (0–2) 18,476 32–36
69 June 22 Cubs 7–2 Walk (9–5) Wendell 22,773 33–36
70 June 23 Cubs 9–4 Wagner (3–3) Boskie Belinda (14) 16,423 34–36
71 June 25 Phillies 6–8 DeLeon Candelaria (0–3) Williams 21,173 34–37
72 June 26 Phillies 4–2 Cooke (5–3) Schilling 39,439 35–37
73 June 27 Phillies 4–3 (10) Belinda (3–0) Williams 27,824 36–37
74 June 28 @ Expos 9–5 (10) Wakefield (4–7) Scott 17,185 37–37
75 June 29 @ Expos 2–9 Nabholz Wagner (3–4) 14,023 37–38
76 June 30 @ Expos 1–9 Gardiner Neagle (2–3) Fassero 15,734 37–39
July: 10–18 (Home: 5–8; Away: 5–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
77 July 1 @ Expos 5–7 Rojas Cooke (5–4) Wetteland 13,174 37–40
78 July 2 @ Reds 10–9 Otto (3–4) Ayala Belinda (15) 38–40
79 July 2 @ Reds 1–9 Pugh Wakefield (4–8) 32,681 38–41
80 July 3 @ Reds 3–5 Luebbers Walk (9–6) Dibble 34,771 38–42
81 July 4 @ Reds 2–7 Browning Wagner (3–5) Spradlin 28,046 38–43
82 July 5 @ Reds 4–6 Belcher Neagle (2–4) Dibble 27,851 38–44
83 July 6 @ Astros 10–3 Ballard (1–0) Harnisch 17,582 39–44
84 July 7 @ Astros 5–2 Wagner (4–5) Portugal Belinda (16) 24,682 40–44
85 July 8 @ Astros 4–10 Kile Smith (0–3) 19,999 40–45
86 July 9 Reds 4–1 Walk (10–6) Browning Belinda (17) 21,016 41–45
87 July 10 Reds 7–10 Service Wagner (4–6) Dibble 30,805 41–46
88 July 11 Reds 3–2 Minor (5–3) Reardon 22,772 42–46
89 July 15 @ Braves 0–4 Glavine Tomlin (2–6) 49,046 42–47
90 July 16 @ Braves 2–3 Maddux Cooke (5–5) Stanton 48,539 42–48
91 July 17 @ Braves 4–3 Wagner (5–6) Smoltz Belinda (18) 48,665 43–48
92 July 18 @ Braves 0–2 Avery Smith (0–4) Stanton 49,003 43–49
93 July 19 Astros 2–4 Harnisch Walk (10–7) Jones 14,068 43–50
94 July 20 Astros 2–1 Tomlin (3–6) Drabek 18,008 44–50
95 July 21 Astros 3–5 Kile Cooke (5–6) Jones 28,227 44–51
96 July 22 Braves 8–7 Minor (6–3) Howell 19,108 45–51
97 July 23 Braves 2–6 Avery Belinda (3–1) 37,506 45–52
98 July 24 Braves 6–11 Bedrosian Walk (10–8) 33,347 45–53
99 July 25 Braves 1–13 Glavine Tomlin (3–7) 29,386 45–54
100 July 27 Expos 6–8 Scott Johnston (0–1) Wetteland 14,128 45–55
101 July 28 Expos 3–2 Petkovsek (2–0) Shaw 13,470 46–55
102 July 29 Expos 2–3 (11) Wetteland Minor (6–4) Heredia 18,823 46–56
103 July 30 @ Phillies 4–2 Walk (11–8) Rivera Belinda (19) 47,406 47–56
104 July 31 @ Phillies 2–10 Jackson Tomlin (3–8) 48,171 47–57
August: 15–13 (Home: 7–8; Away: 8–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
105 August 1 @ Phillies 4–5 Mason Cooke (5–7) Williams 46,693 47–58
106 August 2 @ Cubs 10–12 Scanlan Minor (6–5) Myers 31,402 47–59
107 August 3 @ Cubs 7–3 Smith (1–4) Hibbard 25,698 48–59
108 August 4 @ Cubs 6–5 Ballard (2–0) Boskie Neagle (1) 33,775 49–59
109 August 5 @ Cubs 5–2 Tomlin (4–8) Morgan Dewey (1) 31,639 50–59
110 August 7 @ Mets 2–1 Cooke (6–7) Gooden Dewey (2) 51–59
111 August 7 @ Mets 8–10 Maddux Neagle (2–5) Young 27,904 51–60
112 August 8 @ Mets 3–2 Smith (2–4) Tanana 27,231 52–60
113 August 9 Cardinals 3–7 Watson Walk (11–9) 16,465 52–61
114 August 10 Cardinals 2–4 Arocha Johnston (0–2) Smith 12,531 52–62
115 August 11 Cardinals 8–6 Dewey (1–0) Burns 35,288 53–62
116 August 12 Cardinals 5–4 (11) Johnston (1–2) Burns 12,730 54–62
117 August 13 Marlins 8–3 Smith (3–4) Hough 27,767 55–62
118 August 14 Marlins 3–8 Bowen Walk (11–10) Harvey 29,003 55–63
119 August 15 Marlins 4–3 (11) Minor (7–5) Aquino 22,665 56–63
120 August 17 Giants 10–3 Cooke (7–7) Burkett 29,222 57–63
121 August 18 Giants 6–9 Wilson Smith (3–5) 23,314 57–64
122 August 19 Giants 3–6 Hickerson Walk (11–11) Beck 20,151 57–65
123 August 20 @ Padres 7–6 Petkovsek (3–0) Davis Dewey (3) 17,888 58–65
124 August 22 @ Padres 10–5 Cooke (8–7) Benes 10,492 59–65
125 August 23 @ Dodgers 1–6 Hershiser Smith (3–6) 38,739 59–66
126 August 24 @ Dodgers 4–13 Gross Walk (11–12) 36,133 59–67
127 August 25 @ Dodgers 2–1 (12) Neagle (3–5) Gott 33,914 60–67
128 August 27 Padres 6–10 Benes Cooke (8–8) Hoffman 21,048 60–68
129 August 28 Padres 3–5 Sanders Smith (3–7) Harris 28,972 60–69
130 August 29 Padres 7–4 Walk (12–12) Ashby Dewey (4) 61–69
131 August 29 Padres 0–11 Brocail Hope (0–1) 21,636 61–70
132 August 31 Dodgers 6–2 Johnston (2–2) Gross 16,291 62–70
September: 12–15 (Home: 7–9; Away: 5–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
133 September 1 Dodgers 5–1 Cooke (9–8) Candiotti 20,778 63–70
134 September 2 Dodgers 0–4 Astacio Ballard (2–1) 14,165 63–71
135 September 3 @ Rockies 6–7 Holmes Dewey (1–1) 51,512 63–72
136 September 4 @ Rockies 4–10 Painter Wakefield (4–9) 56,113 63–73
137 September 5 @ Rockies 1–4 Ruffin Walk (12–13) Holmes 54,034 63–74
138 September 6 @ Giants 1–4 Sanderson Wagner (5–7) Beck 25,276 63–75
139 September 7 @ Giants 4–3 Menendez (1–0) Jackson Dewey (5) 17,314 64–75
140 September 9 Rockies 7–10 (12) Wayne Johnston (2–3) 10,016 64–76
141 September 10 Rockies 8–9 (11) Moore Minor (7–6) Holmes 15,335 64–77
142 September 11 Rockies 2–3 Bottenfield Wakefield (4–10) Ruffin 21,649 64–78
143 September 12 Rockies 4–3 Menendez (2–0) Munoz 21,032 65–78
144 September 14 @ Marlins 1–0 (6) Wagner (6–7) Hammond 28,497 66–78
145 September 15 @ Marlins 8–1 Cooke (10–8) Hough 28,788 67–78
146 September 16 @ Marlins 10–0 Ballard (3–1) Weathers 26,730 68–78
147 September 17 @ Cardinals 2–1 Minor (8–6) Urbani Dewey (6) 28,625 69–78
148 September 18 @ Cardinals 1–8 Cormier Wakefield (4–11) 32,268 69–79
149 September 19 @ Cardinals 6–7 Perez Dewey (1–2) 31,631 69–80
150 September 20 Mets 6–2 Wagner (7–7) Hillman Johnston (1) 9,069 70–80
151 September 21 Mets 3–4 Telgheder Cooke (10–9) Maddux 9,263 70–81
152 September 22 Mets 5–6 (10) Franco Johnston (2–4) 10,031 70–82
153 September 24 Cubs 3–8 Hibbard Walk (12–14) Bullinger 16,312 70–83
154 September 26 Cubs 5–1 Wagner (8–7) Trachsel 71–83
155 September 26 Cubs 1–0 Wakefield (5–11) Morgan 26,872 72–83
156 September 27 Phillies 4–6 Rivera Cooke (10–10) Williams 15,847 72–84
157 September 28 Phillies 7–10 Thigpen Robertson (0–1) 17,386 72–85
158 September 29 Phillies 9–1 Walk (13–14) Foster Johnston (2) 21,159 73–85
159 September 30 Phillies 5–0 Wakefield (6–11) Greene 10,448 74–85
October: 1–2 (Home: 0–0; Away: 1–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
160 October 1 @ Expos 3–6 Heredia Wagner (8–8) Wetteland 14,148 74–86
161 October 2 @ Expos 4–2 Ballard (4–1) Henry Dewey (7) 16,126 75–86
162 October 3 @ Expos 1–3 Boucher Hope (0–2) Wetteland 26,277 75–87
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents

1993 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 7–5 10–3 13–0 7–5 8–5 8–5 7–5 9–3 6–6 7–5 9–4 7–6 6–6
Chicago 5–7 7–5 8–4 6–7 4–8 7–5 5–8–1 8–5 7–6 5–8 8–4 6–6 8–5
Cincinnati 3–10 5–7 9–4 7–5 6–7 5–8 4–8 6–6 4–8 8–4 9–4 2–11 5–7
Colorado 0–13 4–8 4–9 7–5 11–2 7–6 3–9 6–6 3–9 8–4 6–7 3–10 5–7
Florida 5–7 7–6 5–7 5–7 3–9 5–7 5–8 4–9 4–9 6–7 7–5 4–8 4–9
Houston 5–8 8–4 7–6 2–11 9–3 9–4 5–7 11–1 5–7 7–5 8–5 3–10 6–6
Los Angeles 5–8 5–7 8–5 6–7 7–5 4–9 6–6 8–4 2–10 8–4 9–4 7–6 6–6
Montreal 5–7 8–5–1 8–4 9–3 8–5 7–5 6–6 9–4 6–7 8–5 10–2 3–9 7–6
New York 3–9 5–8 6–6 6–6 9–4 1–11 4–8 4–9 3–10 4–9 5–7 4–8 5–8
Philadelphia 6-6 6–7 8–4 9–3 9–4 7–5 10–2 7–6 10–3 7–6 6–6 4–8 8–5
Pittsburgh 5–7 8–5 4–8 4–8 7–6 5–7 4–8 5–8 9–4 6–7 9–3 5–7 4–9
San Diego 4–9 4–8 4–9 7–6 5–7 5–8 4–9 2–10 7–5 6–6 3–9 3–10 7–5
San Francisco 6–7 6–6 11–2 10–3 8–4 10–3 6–7 9–3 8–4 8–4 7–5 10–3 4–8
St. Louis 6–6 5–8 7–5 7–5 9–4 6–6 6–6 6–7 8–5 5–8 9–4 5–7 8–4


Detailed records

Roster

1993 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Al Martin LF
Jay Bell SS
Andy Van Slyke CF
Jeff King 3B
Orlando Merced RF
Kevin Young 1B
Mike LaValliere C
Carlos García 2B
Tim Wakefield SP

Player stats

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors

1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Notable transactions

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association Doc Edwards
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Spin Williams and John Wockenfuss
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League Scott Little
A Augusta Pirates South Atlantic League Trent Jewett
A-Short Season Welland Pirates New York–Penn League Larry Smith
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Alex Cole at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/masonro01.shtml
  4. ^ Gary Varsho at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Dave Otto at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ a b John Candelaria at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Elmer Dessens at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  9. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  10. ^ Mike LaValliere at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Stan Belinda at Baseball Reference