1996 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record73–89 (.451)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s)Cam Bonifay
Manager(s)Jim Leyland
Local televisionWPXI
Prime Sports KBL
Local radioKDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Lanny Frattare, Bob Walk)
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The 1996 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 115th season of the franchise; the 110th in the National League. This was their 27th season at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pirates finished fifth and last in the National League Central with a record of 73–89.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543 48–33 40–41
Houston Astros 82 80 0.506 6 48–33 34–47
Cincinnati Reds 81 81 0.500 7 46–35 35–46
Chicago Cubs 76 86 0.469 12 43–38 33–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 73 89 0.451 15 36–44 37–45

Game log

1996 Game Log: 73–89 (Home: 36–44; Away: 37–45)
April: 12–14 (Home: 4–7; Away: 8–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 @ Marlins 4–0 Wagner (1–0) Brown 41,815 1–0
2 April 2 @ Marlins 4–1 Christiansen (1–0) Pena Miceli (1) 20,243 2–0
3 April 4 @ Marlins 2–6 Leiter Ericks (0–1) 19,008 2–1
4 April 5 @ Mets 7–5 Smith (1–0) Mlicki 16,088 3–1
5 April 6 @ Mets 5–0 Darwin (1–0) Clark 20,756 4–1
6 April 8 Phillies 3–6 Fernandez Neagle (0–1) 41,416 4–2
7 April 10 Phillies 6–7 Grace Christiansen (1–1) Bottalico 7,075 4–3
8 April 11 Expos 5–6 (11) Rojas Cordova (0–1) Veres 8,084 4–4
9 April 12 Expos 3–13 Rueter Darwin (1–1) 13,087 4–5
10 April 13 Expos 9–3 Wagner (2–0) Fassero 13,834 5–5
11 April 14 Expos 5–2 Neagle (1–1) Martinez 12,797 6–5
12 April 15 @ Cardinals 4–6 Benes Ericks (0–2) Honeycutt 18,731 6–6
13 April 16 @ Cardinals 13–3 Smith (2–0) Benes Lieber (1) 21,349 7–6
14 April 17 @ Cardinals 1–6 Osborne Darwin (1–2) 23,074 7–7
15 April 18 @ Cardinals 6–2 Wagner (3–0) Stottlemyre 25,700 8–7
16 April 19 @ Expos 1–2 Manuel Plesac (0–1) 13,256 8–8
17 April 20 @ Expos 2–11 Martinez Ericks (0–3) 14,022 8–9
18 April 21 @ Expos 4–9 Veres Christiansen (1–2) 11,361 8–10
19 April 22 @ Phillies 9–3 Darwin (2–2) Mulholland 17,604 9–10
20 April 23 @ Phillies 2–6 Springer Wagner (3–1) Ryan 19,254 9–11
21 April 24 Marlins 6–3 Neagle (2–1) Rapp 9,812 10–11
22 April 25 Marlins 1–4 Leiter Hope (0–1) Nen 8,315 10–12
23 April 26 Mets 10–6 Christiansen (2–2) Isringhausen 13,185 11–12
24 April 27 Mets 4–7 Mlicki Miceli (0–1) Franco 16,698 11–13
25 April 28 Mets 5–7 Jones Wagner (3–2) Franco 27,706 11–14
26 April 30 @ Reds 10–7 Neagle (3–1) Smiley Cordova (1) 16,243 12–14
May: 9–18 (Home: 6–11; Away: 3–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
27 May 1 @ Reds 4–3 Hope (1–1) Burba Plesac (1) 18,197 13–14
28 May 3 Dodgers 1–10 Park Darwin (2–3) 18,268 13–15
29 May 4 Dodgers 7–2 Wagner (4–2) Candiotti 20,321 14–15
30 May 5 Dodgers 4–2 Neagle (4–1) Valdez Plesac (2) 19,206 15–15
31 May 6 Dodgers 4–8 Nomo Hope (1–2) Radinsky 9,415 15–16
32 May 8 Padres 4–5 Tewksbury May (0–1) Hoffman 15–17
33 May 8 Padres 4–3 Christiansen (3–2) Sanders Cordova (2) 8,508 16–17
34 May 9 Padres 1–7 Ashby Wagner (4–3) 10,863 16–18
35 May 10 Giants 4–5 (10) DeLucia Cordova (0–2) Beck 17,611 16–19
36 May 11 Giants 7–12 VanLandingham Hope (1–3) 16,591 16–20
37 May 12 Giants 2–7 Watson Smith (2–1) 17,132 16–21
38 May 13 @ Braves 3–9 Glavine Darwin (2–4) 28,583 16–22
39 May 14 @ Braves 3–7 Smoltz Wagner (4–4) 28,175 16–23
40 May 15 @ Braves 3–0 Neagle (5–1) Avery 30,917 17–23
41 May 17 @ Astros 2–4 Reynolds Lieber (0–1) Jones 22,882 17–24
42 May 18 @ Astros 2–1 (11) Cordova (1–2) Young Plesac (3) 21,010 18–24
43 May 19 @ Astros 3–4 Jones Lieber (0–2) 18,815 18–25
44 May 20 @ Rockies 7–10 Reynoso Neagle (5–2) 48,042 18–26
45 May 21 @ Rockies 10–12 Holmes Christiansen (3–3) Ruffin 48,037 18–27
46 May 22 @ Rockies 3–6 Ritz Smith (2–2) Ruffin 48,044 18–28
47 May 24 Braves 3–5 Smoltz Darwin (2–5) Wohlers 20,238 18–29
48 May 25 Braves 6–2 Neagle (6–2) Avery 29,273 19–29
49 May 26 Braves 3–6 (13) Wade Miceli (0–2) Bielecki 33,085 19–30
50 May 27 Astros 3–5 Kile Smith (2–3) 8,906 19–31
51 May 28 Astros 6–5 Miceli (1–2) Swindell Cordova (3) 7,182 20–31
52 May 29 Astros 4–7 Morman Darwin (2–6) Jones 11,679 20–32
53 May 31 Rockies 8–4 Neagle (7–2) Reynoso Cordova (4) 26,640 21–32
June: 15–12 (Home: 5–5; Away: 10–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
54 June 1 Rockies 0–2 Ritz Wagner (4–5) Ruffin 15,633 21–33
55 June 2 Rockies 5–2 Smith (3–3) Holmes Cordova (5) 26,745 22–33
56 June 3 Rockies 7–2 Ruebel (1–0) Farmer 8,120 23–33
57 June 4 @ Dodgers 3–0 Darwin (3–6) Nomo Cordova (6) 29,576 24–33
58 June 5 @ Dodgers 7–3 Wilkins (1–0) Astacio Cordova (7) 32,161 25–33
59 June 6 @ Dodgers 3–8 Candiotti Miceli (1–3) 26,664 25–34
60 June 7 @ Padres 10–0 Smith (4–3) Bergman 20,312 26–34
61 June 8 @ Padres 9–8 (14) Cordova (2–2) Blair 41,378 27–34
62 June 9 @ Padres 6–0 Darwin (4–6) Tewksbury 30,932 28–34
63 June 10 @ Giants 5–4 Morel (1–0) DeLucia Cordova (8) 10,026 29–34
64 June 11 @ Giants 7–2 Neagle (8–2) Fernandez 11,530 30–34
65 June 13 Marlins 3–4 Perez Cordova (2–3) Nen 15,083 30–35
66 June 14 Marlins 5–4 Plesac (1–1) Nen 26,494 31–35
67 June 15 Marlins 12–8 Darwin (5–6) Rapp 15,596 32–35
68 June 16 Marlins 2–4 Brown Neagle (8–3) Nen 28,120 32–36
69 June 17 Mets 6–7 (10) Mlicki Cordova (2–4) Franco 11,002 32–37
70 June 19 Mets 6–5 Plesac (2–1) Isringhausen 33–37
71 June 19 Mets 3–5 Mlicki Cordova (2–5) Franco 20,108 33–38
72 June 21 @ Marlins 0–4 Brown Darwin (5–7) 20,442 33–39
73 June 22 @ Marlins 4–1 (10) Plesac (3–1) Perez 26,666 34–39
74 June 23 @ Marlins 5–3 Lieber (1–2) Rapp Cordova (9) 20,769 35–39
75 June 24 @ Expos 3–11 Martinez Dessens (0–1) 23,736 35–40
76 June 25 @ Expos 2–8 Rueter Smith (4–4) Scott 12,776 35–41
77 June 26 @ Expos 3–1 Darwin (6–7) Cormier Cordova (10) 12,846 36–41
78 June 28 @ Cardinals 1–6 Osborne Neagle (8–4) 34,490 36–42
79 June 29 @ Cardinals 5–6 Honeycutt Miceli (1–4) 34,426 36–43
80 June 30 @ Cardinals 3–10 Stottlemyre Smith (4–5) 38,901 36–44
July: 12–15 (Home: 10–7; Away: 2–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
81 July 1 Cubs 4–1 Darwin (7–7) Navarro Plesac (4) 15,910 37–44
82 July 2 Cubs 7–15 Telemaco Wagner (4–6) 13,241 37–45
83 July 3 Cubs 3–2 Neagle (9–4) Castillo Plesac (5) 22,157 38–45
84 July 4 Cardinals 1–7 Benes Dessens (0–2) 23,321 38–46
85 July 5 Cardinals 4–7 Stottlemyre Smith (4–6) Fossas 18,759 38–47
86 July 6 Cardinals 5–9 Benes Darwin (7–8) 19,144 38–48
87 July 7 Cardinals 8–2 Lieber (2–2) Morgan 16,255 39–48
88 July 11 @ Reds 5–3 Neagle (10–4) Smiley Plesac (6) 24,670 40–48
89 July 12 @ Reds 2–5 Portugal Darwin (7–9) Brantley 27,708 40–49
90 July 13 @ Reds 0–3 Jarvis Lieber (2–3) 32,119 40–50
91 July 14 @ Reds 6–7 Burba Wagner (4–7) Brantley 26,619 40–51
92 July 15 @ Cubs 2–12 Castillo Miceli (1–5) 32,119 40–52
93 July 16 @ Cubs 10–5 Neagle (11–4) Navarro 26,502 41–52
94 July 18 Reds 8–3 Lieber (3–3) Jarvis 12,669 42–52
95 July 19 Reds 3–11 Burba Wagner (4–8) 17,153 42–53
96 July 20 Reds 3–9 Salkeld Miceli (1–6) 26,378 42–54
97 July 21 Reds 6–4 Neagle (12–4) Smiley Plesac (7) 23,117 43–54
98 July 23 Expos 5–1 Lieber (4–3) Martinez 10,292 44–54
99 July 24 Expos 5–4 Ericks (1–3) Rojas 19,219 45–54
100 July 25 Phillies 6–4 Miceli (2–6) Springer Cordova (11) 12,163 46–54
101 July 26 Phillies 7–4 Ericks (2–3) Bottalico Plesac (8) 17,239 47–54
102 July 27 Phillies 1–2 Mulholland Parris (0–1) 23,121 47–55
103 July 28 Phillies 12–8 Ericks (3–3) Borland 15,189 48–55
104 July 29 @ Mets 0–5 Harnisch Peters (0–1) 15,680 48–56
105 July 30 @ Mets 4–5 Isringhausen Cordova (2–6) Franco 48–57
106 July 30 @ Mets 3–4 (12) Franco Lieber (4–4) 18,378 48–58
107 July 31 @ Mets 2–3 (10) Dipoto Plesac (3–2) 15,787 48–59
August: 8–20 (Home: 3–10; Away: 5–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
108 August 1 @ Mets 13–9 Morel (2–0) Mlicki Ericks (1) 20,327 49–59
109 August 2 @ Phillies 8–3 Wilkins (2–0) Blazier 24,505 50–59
110 August 3 @ Phillies 6–7 Bottalico Plesac (3–3) 22,690 50–60
111 August 4 @ Phillies 2–4 Williams Miceli (2–7) Ryan 25,498 50–61
112 August 5 @ Phillies 0–3 Schilling Neagle (12–5) 20,337 50–62
113 August 6 Dodgers 1–3 Astacio Parris (0–2) Worrell 11,824 50–63
114 August 7 Dodgers 12–2 Lieber (5–4) Martinez Wilkins (1) 12,232 51–63
115 August 8 Padres 3–12 Sanders Peters (0–2) 8,388 51–64
116 August 9 Padres 1–4 Valenzuela Miceli (2–8) Hoffman 30,066 51–65
117 August 10 Padres 2–6 Veras Plesac (3–4) 21,902 51–66
118 August 11 Padres 5–7 Bergman Parris (0–3) Hoffman 27,227 51–67
119 August 13 Giants 10–12 Dewey Plesac (3–5) Beck 11,378 51–68
120 August 14 Giants 4–3 Peters (1–2) Estes Ericks (2) 20,340 52–68
121 August 16 @ Braves 4–5 Smoltz Neagle (12–6) Wohlers 39,210 52–69
122 August 17 @ Braves 1–7 Bielecki Ruebel (1–1) 49,024 52–70
123 August 18 @ Braves 1–2 (14) Borowski Cordova (2–7) 31,587 52–71
124 August 19 @ Astros 1–2 (13) Morman Morel (2–1) 15,067 52–72
125 August 20 @ Astros 4–9 Wall Miceli (2–9) Hernandez 19,866 52–73
126 August 21 @ Astros 5–2 Neagle (13–6) Hampton Ericks (3) 13,357 53–73
127 August 22 @ Astros 8–6 Wilkins (3–0) Wagner Ericks (4) 14,899 54–73
128 August 23 @ Rockies 5–3 Lieber (6–4) Ritz Cordova (12) 48,038 55–73
129 August 24 @ Rockies 3–9 Thompson Peters (1–3) 48,014 55–74
130 August 25 @ Rockies 9–13 Munoz Wilkins (3–1) 48,139 55–75
131 August 27 Braves 3–2 Neagle (14–6) Smoltz Plesac (9) 14,603 56–75
132 August 28 Braves 4–9 Wade Loaiza (0–1) 14,591 56–76
133 August 29 Braves 1–5 Maddux Lieber (6–5) Wohlers 12,101 56–77
134 August 30 Astros 0–10 Wall Peters (1–4) 24,619 56–78
135 August 31 Astros 4–5 Hernandez Ericks (3–4) Hudek 27,559 56–79
September: 17–10 (Home: 8–4; Away: 9–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
136 September 1 Astros 9–5 Wainhouse (1–0) Darwin 14,144 57–79
137 September 2 Rockies 3–8 Ritz Loaiza (0–2) 9,513 57–80
138 September 4 Rockies 5–2 Lieber (7–5) Thompson Plesac (10) 10,081 58–80
139 September 6 @ Dodgers 1–2 Osuna Wilkins (3–2) Worrell 41,509 58–81
140 September 7 @ Dodgers 3–4 Nomo Schmidt (0–1) Worrell 50,862 58–82
141 September 8 @ Dodgers 4–1 Plesac (4–5) Dreifort Ericks (5) 33,922 59–82
142 September 9 @ Padres 5–6 Hermanson Wilkins (3–3) Hoffman 15,727 59–83
143 September 10 @ Padres 5–6 Hoffman Boever (0–1) 15,694 59–84
144 September 11 @ Padres 7–8 Bochtler Ericks (3–5) 33,771 59–85
145 September 12 @ Giants 10–4 Schmidt (1–1) Dewey Boever (1) 8,214 60–85
146 September 13 @ Giants 9–0 Loaiza (1–2) VanLandingham 9,888 61–85
147 September 14 @ Giants 7–5 (12) Ericks (4–5) Hook Boever (2) 15,685 62–85
148 September 15 @ Giants 4–1 Lieber (8–5) Rueter Ruebel (1) 63–85
149 September 15 @ Giants 11–9 (10) Wilkins (4–3) Poole 21,998 64–85
150 September 17 Reds 5–3 Cordova (3–7) Smiley Ericks (6) 7,551 65–85
151 September 18 Reds 5–3 Schmidt (2–1) Morgan Plesac (11) 7,924 66–85
152 September 19 Reds 6–4 Peters (2–4) Pugh Ericks (7) 10,188 67–85
153 September 20 Cubs 6–4 Lieber (9–5) Foster Ericks (8) 19,285 68–85
154 September 21 Cubs 8–3 Loiselle (1–0) Swartzbaugh 23,619 69–85
155 September 22 Cubs 11–3 (8) Cordova (4–7) Castillo 27,472 70–85
156 September 23 Cubs 3–4 Trachsel Schmidt (2–2) Patterson 7,684 70–86
157 September 24 Cardinals 1–7 Benes Loaiza (1–3) 8,611 70–87
158 September 25 Cardinals 7–8 (11) Bailey Miceli (2–10) Mathews 20,022 70–88
159 September 27 @ Cubs 7–4 (10) Plesac (5–5) Wendell 71–88
160 September 27 @ Cubs 9–10 Adams Boever (0–2) 18,757 71–89
161 September 28 @ Cubs 8–7 (10) Plesac (6–5) Wendell 29,729 72–89
162 September 29 @ Cubs 8–3 Loaiza (2–3) Navarro 26,873 73–89
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents


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


Detailed records

Roster

1996 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
11 Mike Kingery CF
28 Al Martin LF
6 Orlando Merced RF
7 Jeff King 1B
17 Charlie Hayes 3B
3 Jay Bell SS
13 Carlos García 2B
18 Jason Kendall C
43 Paul Wagner SP

Player stats

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors

1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League Trent Jewett
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Marc Hill
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Jeff Banister
A Augusta Greenjackets South Atlantic League Jay Loviglio
A-Short Season Erie SeaWolves New York–Penn League Jeff Richardson
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. ^ a b Charlie Hayes at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dale Sveum at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Danny Darwin at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Zane Smith at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  7. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  8. ^ Joe Boever at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jacob Brumfield at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Kris Benson at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Jason Schmidt at Baseball Reference