2000 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record69–93 (.426)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s)Cam Bonifay
Manager(s)Gene Lamont
Local televisionWPGH-TV & WCWB-TV
Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh
Local radioKDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Lanny Frattare, Bob Walk)
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The 2000 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 119th season of the franchise; the 114th in the National League. This was their 31st and final season at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pirates finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 69–93.

Offseason

Regular season

Aerial view of Three Rivers Stadium, Its final year in 2000.
Aerial view of Three Rivers Stadium, Its final year in 2000.

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 50–31 45–36
Cincinnati Reds 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 22 42–39 31–50
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 39–42 33–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 0.426 26 37–44 32–49
Chicago Cubs 65 97 0.401 30 38–43 27–54

Game log

2000 Game Log (69–93)
April (9–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 4 Astros 2–5 Reynolds Schmidt (0–1) Wagner 54,399 0–1
2 April 5 Astros 2–11 Lima Benson (0–1) 12,208 0–2
3 April 6 Astros 10–1 Cordova (1–0) Holt 11,860 1–2
4 April 7 @ Diamondbacks 7–2 Christiansen (1–0) Reynoso 32,536 2–2
5 April 8 @ Diamondbacks 5–6 Swindell Christiansen (1–1) 33,298 2–3
6 April 9 @ Diamondbacks 0–1 Johnson Schmidt (0–2) 34,204 2–4
7 April 11 Expos 3–7 Vazquez Benson (0–2) Kline 11,335 2–5
8 April 12 Expos 6–4 Silva (1–0) Batista Williams (1) 10,290 3–5
9 April 13 Expos 4–3 Silva (2–0) Urbina 11,162 4–5
10 April 14 Mets 5–8 (12) Franco Silva (2–1) 20,725 4–6
11 April 15 Mets 2–0 Anderson (1–0) Rusch Williams (2) 19,592 5–6
12 April 16 Mets 9–12 Mahomes Peters (0–1) Benitez 20,724 5–7
13 April 18 @ Marlins 5–12 Penny Cordova (1–1) 9,494 5–8
14 April 19 @ Marlins 5–1 Ritchie (1–0) Fernandez 10,911 6–8
15 April 20 @ Marlins 2–3 (14) Darensbourg Williams (0–1) 9,396 6–9
16 April 21 @ Braves 2–6 Mulholland Garcia (0–1) 33,790 6–10
17 April 22 @ Braves 2–4 Chen Benson (0–3) Rocker 41,389 6–11
18 April 23 @ Braves 3–5 Maddux Cordova (1–2) Rocker 29,463 6–12
19 April 25 Padres 4–3 (11) Sauerbeck (1–0) Almanzar 12,295 7–12
20 April 26 Padres 9–8 Williams (1–1) Whisenant 13,765 8–12
21 April 27 Padres 4–12 Clement Parra (0–1) 15,459 8–13
22 April 28 Reds 2–1 Benson (1–3) Harnisch Williams (3) 25,557 9–13
23 April 29 Reds 5–6 Williamson Christiansen (1–2) Graves 28,731 9–14
24 April 30 Reds 2–6 Bell Ritchie (1–1) Williamson 29,728 9–15
May (14–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
25 May 2 @ Cardinals 10–7 Wallace (1–0) Slocumb 38,588 10–15
26 May 3 @ Cardinals 8–2 Benson (2–3) Hentgen 32,270 11–15
27 May 4 @ Cardinals 0–5 Stephenson Cordova (1–3) 45,994 11–16
28 May 5 @ Cubs 4–2 Ritchie (2–1) Tapani Williams (4) 26,689 12–16
29 May 6 @ Cubs 11–9 Wallace (2–0) Farnsworth Williams (5) 38,957 13–16
30 May 7 @ Cubs 11–3 Schmidt (1–2) Wood 38,307 14–16
31 May 9 Mets 0–2 Hampton Benson (2–4) Benitez 14,015 14–17
32 May 10 Mets 13–9 Silva (3–1) Cook 13,711 15–17
33 May 11 Mets 2–3 Leiter Anderson (1–1) 16,264 15–18
34 May 12 Brewers 1–6 Haynes Schmidt (1–3) 18,524 15–19
35 May 13 Brewers 11–8 Sauerbeck (2–0) Acevedo Williams (6) 26,682 16–19
36 May 14 Brewers 3–0 Benson (3–4) D'Amico Christiansen (1) 19,657 17–19
37 May 16 @ Reds 2–6 Bell Ritchie (2–2) 26,271 17–20
38 May 17 @ Reds 9–6 Silva (4–1) Sullivan 23,193 18–20
39 May 18 @ Reds 3–4 (10) Graves Garcia (0–2) 26,252 18–21
40 May 19 Cardinals 13–1 Benson (4–4) Ankiel 24,281 19–21
41 May 20 Cardinals 4–19 Hentgen Cordova (1–4) 36,331 19–22
42 May 21 Cardinals 5–7 Benes Ritchie (2–3) Veres 33,034 19–23
43 May 23 @ Diamondbacks 1–6 Anderson Anderson (1–2) 31,726 19–24
44 May 24 @ Diamondbacks 5–6 Stottlemyre Schmidt (1–4) Kim 30,462 19–25
45 May 25 @ Diamondbacks 5–7 Daal Benson (4–5) Mantei 30,759 19–26
46 May 26 @ Rockies 2–1 Cordova (2–4) Yoshii Williams (7) 40,188 20–26
47 May 27 @ Rockies 6–7 White Christiansen (1–3) 42,184 20–27
48 May 28 @ Rockies 2–11 Arrojo Anderson (1–3) 41,641 20–28
49 May 29 Marlins 10–4 Schmidt (2–4) Nunez 17,282 21–28
50 May 30 Marlins 3–2 (10) Williams (2–1) Alfonseca 14,742 22–28
51 May 31 Marlins 5–2 Cordova (3–4) Sanchez Williams (8) 17,731 23–28
June (11–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
52 June 2 Royals 9–3 Ritchie (3–3) Batista 23,527 24–28
53 June 3 Royals 3–16 Witasick Schmidt (2–5) 26,264 24–29
54 June 4 Royals 5–7 (11) Rakers Christiansen (1–4) Reichert 27,915 24–30
55 June 5 Tigers 5–1 Cordova (4–4) Mlicki 12,479 25–30
56 June 6 Tigers 1–2 Nitkowski Anderson (1–4) Jones 13,174 25–31
57 June 7 Tigers 4–3 Ritchie (4–3) Nomo Williams (9) 15,067 26–31
58 June 9 @ Royals 5–6 (10) Spradlin Christiansen (1–5) 30,963 26–32
59 June 10 @ Royals 1–2 (12) Bottalico Silva (4–2) 34,868 26–33
60 June 11 @ Royals 10–6 (10) Sauerbeck (3–0) Spradlin 26,495 27–33
61 June 12 Braves 8–10 Ligtenberg Christiansen (1–6) Remlinger 15,196 27–34
62 June 13 Braves 7–6 (10) Silva (5–2) Wengert 17,971 28–34
63 June 14 Braves 4–8 Maddux Anderson (1–5) Ligtenberg 16,972 28–35
64 June 15 Braves 2–0 Benson (5–5) Millwood 19,065 29–35
65 June 16 Marlins 3–8 Cornelius Cordova (4–5) Looper 29,737 29–36
66 June 17 Marlins 3–4 (11) Alfonseca Loiselle (0–1) Strong 23,552 29–37
67 June 18 Marlins 4–5 Bones Christiansen (1–7) Alfonseca 24,916 29–38
68 June 19 @ Expos 1–2 Pavano Loiselle (0–2) Kline 7,483 29–39
69 June 20 @ Expos 2–1 Benson (6–5) Johnson Williams (10) 8,056 30–39
70 June 21 @ Expos 8–3 Cordova (5–5) Armas Peters (1) 8,324 31–39
71 June 22 @ Expos 5–6 Hermanson Ritchie (4–4) Telford 8,635 31–40
72 June 23 @ Mets 2–12 Jones Arroyo (0–1) 39,849 31–41
73 June 24 @ Mets 8–10 Franco Loiselle (0–3) Benitez 34,894 31–42
74 June 25 @ Mets 0–9 Hampton Benson (6–6) 38,984 31–43
75 June 27 Cubs 6–0 Ritchie (5–4) Wood 18,688 32–43
76 June 28 Cubs 4–5 Lieber Cordova (5–6) Aguilera 29,665 32–44
77 June 29 Cubs 5–4 (10) Wilkins (1–0) Worrell 19,531 33–44
78 June 30 @ Phillies 8–3 Benson (7–6) Wolf 38,221 34–44
July (11–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
79 July 1 @ Phillies 3–4 Byrd Arroyo (0–2) Brantley 48,406 34–45
80 July 2 @ Phillies 1–9 Schilling Ritchie (5–5) 20,290 34–46
81 July 3 @ Cubs 0–3 Lieber Cordova (5–7) 40,524 34–47
82 July 4 @ Cubs 10–4 Wilkins (2–0) Aguilera 37,043 35–47
83 July 5 @ Cubs 9–6 Anderson (2–5) Downs 35,391 36–47
84 July 7 Twins 8–6 Christiansen (2–7) Wells Williams (11) 22,134 37–47
85 July 8 Twins 4–1 Benson (8–6) Milton Williams (12) 33,814 38–47
86 July 9 Twins 2–3 Redman Silva (5–3) Hawkins 23,154 38–48
87 July 13 @ Indians 3–4 (10) Karsay Sauerbeck (3–1) 43,225 38–49
88 July 14 @ Indians 3–9 Finley Benson (8–7) 43,046 38–50
89 July 15 @ Indians 4–6 Brewington Silva (5–4) Karsay 43,049 38–51
90 July 16 @ Dodgers 3–7 Adams Williams (2–2) 34,116 38–52
91 July 17 @ Dodgers 6–9 Dreifort Arroyo (0–3) Shaw 25,261 38–53
92 July 18 @ Dodgers 8–6 Manzanillo (1–0) Judd Williams (13) 34,872 39–53
93 July 19 @ Brewers 0–6 D'Amico Benson (8–8) 20,840 39–54
94 July 20 @ Brewers 9–2 Silva (6–4) Haynes 29,389 40–54
95 July 21 Phillies 9–2 Anderson (3–5) Byrd 22,438 41–54
96 July 22 Phillies 2–1 Arroyo (1–3) Person Williams (14) 28,485 42–54
97 July 23 Phillies 1–4 Schilling Ritchie (5–6) 23,840 42–55
98 July 25 Brewers 1–4 (11) Leskanic Christiansen (2–8) Wickman 15,808 42–56
99 July 26 Brewers 5–4 Silva (7–4) Haynes Williams (15) 20,421 43–56
100 July 27 Brewers 3–4 Leskanic Manzanillo (1–1) Wickman 16,636 43–57
101 July 28 Padres 16–5 Arroyo (2–3) Clement 20,686 44–57
102 July 29 Padres 10–2 Cordova (6–7) Tollberg 30,118 45–57
103 July 30 Padres 8–9 Wall Wilkins (2–1) Hoffman 19,680 45–58
August (8–21)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
104 August 1 Dodgers 6–0 Anderson (4–5) Perez 46–58
105 August 1 Dodgers 3–5 Herges Wilkins (2–2) Shaw 21,028 46–59
106 August 2 Dodgers 5–11 Dreifort Silva (7–5) 19,537 46–60
107 August 3 @ Giants 2–10 Ortiz Cordova (6–8) 40,930 46–61
108 August 4 @ Giants 3–5 Henry Benson (8–9) Nen 40,930 46–62
109 August 5 @ Giants 7–2 Serafini (1–0) Gardner 40,930 47–62
110 August 6 @ Giants 1–7 Estes Arroyo (2–4) 40,930 47–63
111 August 7 @ Rockies 8–7 Sauerbeck (4–1) Jimenez Williams (16) 39,691 48–63
112 August 8 @ Rockies 1–6 Rose Silva (7–6) 38,535 48–64
113 August 9 @ Rockies 3–4 White Williams (2–3) 39,328 48–65
114 August 11 Diamondbacks 1–6 Reynoso Serafini (1–1) 25,281 48–66
115 August 12 Diamondbacks 9–6 Sauerbeck (5–1) Schilling 34,101 49–66
116 August 13 Diamondbacks 6–7 Morgan Arroyo (2–5) Mantei 25,321 49–67
117 August 14 @ Astros 2–16 Holt Silva (7–7) 30,220 49–68
118 August 15 @ Astros 4–5 Lima Benson (8–10) Dotel 30,020 49–69
119 August 16 @ Astros 10–11 Elarton Serafini (1–2) Dotel 30,165 49–70
120 August 18 @ Reds 6–3 Ritchie (6–6) Sullivan Williams (17) 31,891 50–70
121 August 19 @ Reds 1–7 Parris Anderson (4–6) 34,370 50–71
122 August 20 @ Reds 7–3 Silva (8–7) Dessens 32,545 51–71
123 August 21 @ Cardinals 4–7 Stephenson Benson (8–11) Veres 35,644 51–72
124 August 22 @ Cardinals 6–2 Manzanillo (2–1) Kile 31,534 52–72
125 August 23 @ Cardinals 2–5 Ankiel Ritchie (6–7) Veres 31,288 52–73
126 August 25 Rockies 3–6 Tavarez Anderson (4–7) 23,104 52–74
127 August 26 Rockies 4–11 Astacio Silva (8–8) 23,340 52–75
128 August 27 Rockies 2–9 Bohanon Serafini (1–3) 20,157 52–76
129 August 28 Giants 4–5 Embree Sauerbeck (5–2) Nen 15,125 52–77
130 August 29 Giants 8–0 Benson (9–11) Hernandez 14,306 53–77
131 August 30 Giants 0–2 Ortiz Anderson (4–8) Nen 16,576 53–78
132 August 31 Giants 2–10 Rueter Silva (8–9) 13,781 53–79
September (16–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
133 September 1 @ Padres 3–2 (10) Williams (3–3) Hoffman 16,813 54–79
134 September 2 @ Padres 6–3 Ritchie (7–7) Clement Sauerbeck (1) 33,358 55–79
135 September 3 @ Padres 8–6 (13) Skrmetta (1–0) Almanzar Williams (18) 20,389 56–79
136 September 4 @ Dodgers 12–1 Anderson (5–8) Dreifort 31,418 57–79
137 September 5 @ Dodgers 8–0 Silva (9–9) Perez 22,780 58–79
138 September 6 @ Dodgers 8–3 Serafini (2–3) Valdez 28,462 59–79
139 September 8 Reds 7–3 Ritchie (8–7) Williamson 60–79
140 September 8 Reds 3–1 Wilkins (3–2) Villone Williams (19) 26,486 61–79
141 September 9 Reds 4–6 Parris Benson (9–12) Graves 34,590 61–80
142 September 10 Reds 4–6 Dessens Anderson (5–9) Graves 35,046 61–81
143 September 11 Cardinals 4–8 Stephenson Manzanillo (2–2) 16,583 61–82
144 September 12 Cardinals 1–11 Kile Serafini (2–4) 15,824 61–83
145 September 13 Cardinals 5–9 Ankiel Ritchie (8–8) 22,236 61–84
146 September 14 @ Astros 7–8 Slusarski Skrmetta (1–1) 36,740 61–85
147 September 15 @ Astros 7–16 Powell Skrmetta (1–2) Slusarski 32,661 61–86
148 September 16 @ Astros 9–10 (10) Valdes Sauerbeck (5–3) 41,248 61–87
149 September 17 @ Astros 3–5 Elarton Serafini (2–5) Dotel 40,036 61–88
150 September 18 @ Phillies 6–5 Loiselle (1–3) Padilla Williams (20) 11,470 62–88
151 September 19 @ Phillies 12–8 Skrmetta (2–2) Telemaco Williams (21) 11,362 63–88
152 September 20 @ Phillies 7–6 (10) Loiselle (2–3) Brock Williams (22) 12,762 64–88
153 September 21 @ Brewers 2–12 Rigdon Anderson (5–10) 14,688 64–89
154 September 23 @ Brewers 4–2 Silva (10–9) D'Amico Williams (23) 65–89
155 September 23 @ Brewers 4–5 (10) Leskanic Arroyo (2–6) 26,040 65–90
156 September 24 @ Brewers 5–8 Leskanic Williams (3–4) 26,186 65–91
157 September 26 Astros 9–4 Benson (10–12) Holt 14,311 66–91
158 September 27 Astros 1–10 McKnight Anderson (5–11) 14,511 66–92
159 September 28 Astros 3–2 Silva (11–9) Dotel 17,710 67–92
160 September 29 Cubs 8–4 Wilkins (4–2) Rain 40,128 68–92
161 September 30 Cubs 4–2 Ritchie (9–8) Quevedo Williams (24) 43,458 69–92
October (0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
162 October 1 Cubs 9–10 Farnsworth Sauerbeck (5–4) Arnold 55,351 69–93
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents

2000 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 3–6 5–4 2–5 7–6 4–5 6–1 7–6 4–5 4–5 2–7 8–1 7–2 9–4 6–7 5–4 6–9
Atlanta 6–3 4–5 2–5 5–4 6–6 5–4 7–2 6–3 6–7 7–6 8–5 5–2 8–1 6–3 3–4 11–7
Chicago 4–5 5–4 4–8 4–5 1–6 5–7 3–6 6–7 4–5 2–5 6–3 3–9 3–5 4–5 3–10 8–7
Cincinnati 5–2 5–2 8–4 6–3 3–6 7–5 4–5 5–8–1 6–3 5–4 3–4 7–6 4–5 3–6 7–6 7–8
Colorado 6–7 4–5 5–4 3–6 4–5 5–4 4–9 4–5 7–2 3–6 6–3 7–2 7–6 6–7 5–3 6–6
Florida 5–4 6–6 6–1 6–3 5–4 3–5 2–7 3–4 7–6 6–6 9–4 5–4 2–7 3–6 3–6 8–9
Houston 1–6 4–5 7–5 5–7 4–5 5–3 3–6 7–6 4–5 2–5 5–4 10–3 2–7 1–8 6–6 6–9
Los Angeles 6–7 2–7 6–3 5–4 9–4 7–2 6–3 3–4 5–3 4–5 5–4 4–5 8–5 7–5 3–6 6–9
Milwaukee 5–4 3–6 7–6 8–5–1 5–4 4–3 6–7 4–3 4–5 2–7 2–5 7–5 2–7 3–6 5–7 6–9
Montreal 5–4 7–6 5–4 3–6 2–7 6–7 5–4 3–5 5–4 3–9 5–7 3–4 3–6 3–6 2–5 7–11
New York 7–2 6–7 5–2 4–5 6–3 6–6 5–2 5–4 7–2 9–3 6–7 7–2 3–6 3–5 6–3 9–9
Philadelphia 1–8 5–8 3–6 4–3 3–6 4–9 4–5 4–5 5–2 7–5 7–6 3–6 2–5 2–7 2–7 9–9
Pittsburgh 2–7 2–5 9–3 6–7 2–7 4–5 3–10 5–4 5–7 4–3 2–7 6–3 7–2 2–6 4–8 6–9
San Diego 4–9 1–8 5–3 5–4 6–7 7–2 7–2 5–8 7–2 6–3 6–3 5–2 2–7 5–7 0–9 5–10
San Francisco 7–6 3–6 5–4 6–3 7–6 6–3 8–1 5–7 6–3 6–3 5–3 7–2 6–2 7–5 5–4 8–7
St. Louis 4–5 4–3 10–3 6–7 3–5 6–3 6–6 6–3 7–5 5–2 3–6 7–2 8–4 9–0 4–5 7–8

Detailed records

Roster

2000 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Jason Kendall C
Pat Meares SS
Brian Giles RF
Kevin Young 1B
Wil Cordero LF
Aramis Ramírez 3B
Chad Hermansen CF
Mike Benjamin 2B
Jason Schmidt SP

Player stats

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors

2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League Trent Jewett and Richie Hebner
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Marty Brown
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Tracy Woodson
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Jay Loviglio
A-Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Curtis Wilkerson
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. ^ "Dale Sveum Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Bruce Aven Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Luis Sojo Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Josias Manzanillo Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Al Martin Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  8. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.