1986 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1986 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 105th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; and their 100th in the National League. This was their 17th season at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pirates finished sixth and last in the National League East with a record of 64–98. This was also the rookie season of left fielder Barry Bonds, who led the Pirates with 36 stolen bases and finished second on the club with 16 home runs.

1986 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record64–98 (.395)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s)Syd Thrift
Manager(s)Jim Leyland
Local televisionKDKA-TV
(Steve Blass, Alan Cutler, John Sanders)
Pirates Cable Network
(Steve Blass, Mike Lange)
Local radioKDKA-AM
(Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker)
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Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 10854 0.667 55–26 53–28
Philadelphia Phillies 8675 0.534 21½ 49–31 37–44
St. Louis Cardinals 7982 0.491 28½ 42–39 37–43
Montreal Expos 7883 0.484 29½ 36–44 42–39
Chicago Cubs 7090 0.438 37 42–38 28–52
Pittsburgh Pirates 6498 0.395 44 31–50 33–48

Game log

1986 Game Log: 64–98 (Home: 31–50; Away: 33–48)
April: 7–10 (Home: 3–5; Away: 4–5)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
1April 8Mets2–4GoodenReuschel (0–1)48,9620–1
2April 11Cubs4–5TroutMcWilliams (0–1)Smith2,4900–2
3April 12Cubs3–1Rhoden (1–0)SmithGuante (1)5,6231–2
4April 13Cubs8–0Reuschel (1–1)Sutcliffe9,3372–2
5April 14@ Phillies3–1 (10)Guante (1–0)BedrosianWinn (1)16,2003–2
6April 18@ Cubs4–0Rhoden (2–0)Sutcliffe38,1514–2
7April 19@ Cubs14–8Reuschel (2–1)Sanderson26,9325–2
8April 20@ Cubs10–8 (17)Jones (1–0)DiPino18,5086–2
9April 21@ Mets5–6McDowellClements (0–1)10,2826–3
10April 22@ Mets1–7OjedaKipper (0–1)15,6686–4
11April 24Phillies2–4RawleyRhoden (2–1)14,6226–5
12April 25Phillies3–6GrossReuschel (2–2)Bedrosian11,8476–6
13April 26Phillies5–6HudsonMcWilliams (0–2)Bedrosian16,3736–7
14April 27Phillies13–5Bielecki (1–0)CarltonWalk (1)17,2187–7
15April 28@ Dodgers1–2ValenzuelaKipper (0–2)50,4017–8
16April 29@ Dodgers4–5HershiserPatterson (0–1)Howell30,3427–9
17April 30@ Giants5–6 (12)GarreltsPatterson (0–2)5,1477–10
May: 11–15 (Home: 4–12; Away: 7–3)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
18May 1@ Giants6–2Walk (1–0)Krukow3,9278–10
19May 2@ Padres4–0Bielecki (2–0)DraveckyWinn (2)19,4179–10
20May 3@ Padres7–6Guante (2–0)GossageClements (1)20,51510–10
21May 4@ Padres5–2Winn (1–0)Lefferts21,72711–10
22May 6Giants2–7KrukowReuschel (2–3)7,46111–11
23May 7Giants5–7LaskeyMcWilliams (0–3)Robinson6,30011–12
24May 8Giants8–2Bielecki (3–0)Garrelts6,07212–12
25May 9Astros2–3KerfeldWinn (1–1)Smith17,29612–13
26May 10Astros3–6KnepperRhoden (2–2)DiPino13,34412–14
27May 11Astros4–3 (12)DeLeon (1–0)Kerfeld13,17013–14
28May 13Padres2–4ShowBielecki (3–1)McCullers5,39213–15
29May 14Padres4–10DraveckyKipper (0–3)Gossage9,43013–16
30May 16@ Reds2–7DennyRhoden (2–3)Franco21,09713–17
31May 17@ Reds4–0Reuschel (3–3)Soto32,20414–17
32May 18@ Reds3–7BrowningBielecki (3–2)Robinson22,96214–18
33May 20@ Astros4–2Walk (2–0)Ryan8,71115–18
34May 21@ Astros2–1Rhoden (3–3)Scott6,99016–18
35May 22@ Astros0–4KnepperReuschel (3–4)4,78416–19
36May 23Reds9–12 (12)PowerDeLeon (1–1)12,83316–20
37May 24Reds2–4GullicksonBielecki (3–3)18,63116–21
38May 25Reds4–7DennyKipper (0–4)19,56816–22
39May 26Braves4–9AssenmacherWalk (2–1)14,10216–23
40May 27Braves2–6 (12)GarberWalk (2–2)2,83016–24
41May 28Braves4–3McWilliams (1–3)PalmerDeLeon (1)6,86017–24
42May 30Dodgers4–6 (11)NiedenfuerDeLeon (1–2)Reuss25,32017–25
43May 31Dodgers4–0Kipper (1–4)HoneycuttClements (2)15,70918–25
June: 12–18 (Home: 8–8; Away: 4–10)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
44June 1Dodgers12–3Rhoden (4–3)Welch23,53019–25
45June 2@ Braves9–2Reuschel (4–4)Palmer12,99620–25
46June 3@ Braves5–8MahlerGuante (2–1)Assenmacher10,64920–26
47June 4@ Braves12–3Bielecki (4–3)JohnsonWinn (3)14,01221–26
48June 5Mets0–7OjedaKipper (1–5)8,85521–27
49June 6Mets7–1Rhoden (5–3)DarlingWalk (2)22–27
50June 6Mets4–10McDowellDeLeon (1–3)15,11322–28
51June 7Mets4–6GoodenReuschel (4–5)Orosco29,77022–29
52June 8Mets3–4FernandezMcWilliams (1–4)Orosco14,39122–30
53June 9Cubs6–5 (11)Robinson (1–0)Baller6,05623–30
54June 10Cubs6–4Kipper (2–5)EckersleyGuante (2)5,89924–30
55June 11Cubs5–3Rhoden (6–3)HoffmanRobinson (3)12,70225–30
56June 13@ Mets5–6OroscoClements (0–2)37,58225–31
57June 14@ Mets1–5FernandezBielecki (4–4)47,66425–32
58June 15@ Mets1–4OjedaWalk (2–3)25–33
59June 15@ Mets5–8AguileraKipper (2–6)McDowell41,84725–34
60June 16Cardinals2–4CoxRhoden (6–4)Worrell7,83425–35
61June 17Cardinals2–7MathewsReuschel (4–6)9,42425–36
62June 18Cardinals2–1 (12)Robinson (2–0)Worrell10,45526–36
63June 19@ Expos4–2Kipper (3–6)SmithGuante (3)11,91827–36
64June 20@ Expos2–7McGaffiganWalk (2–4)McClure16,22327–37
65June 21@ Expos14–1Rhoden (7–4)Tibbs23,38128–37
66June 22@ Expos1–2HeskethReuschel (4–7)Reardon27,12928–38
67June 23@ Cardinals1–2 (11)WorrellClements (0–3)25,50628–39
68June 24@ Cardinals2–5BurrisWinn (1–2)Dayley24,25128–40
69June 25@ Cardinals1–2 (10)HortonClements (0–4)29,14628–41
70June 27Expos7–1Rhoden (8–4)Tibbs15,39229–41
71June 28Expos2–3HeskethReuschel (4–8)Reardon35,38529–42
72June 29Expos4–6YoumansBielecki (4–5)McClure26,68929–43
73June 30Phillies3–2Walk (3–4)HudsonGuante (4)5,88130–43
July: 11–14 (Home: 5–7; Away: 6–7)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
74July 1Phillies4–5 (12)HumeMcWilliams (1–5)8,11830–44
75July 2Phillies4–3Rhoden (9–4)Carman6,78231–44
76July 3@ Dodgers3–6WelchReuschel (4–9)30,72231–45
77July 4@ Dodgers6–4Bielecki (5–5)Valenzuela46,31532–45
78July 5@ Dodgers5–0Walk (4–4)Hershiser32,69433–45
79July 6@ Dodgers3–4HoneycuttWinn (1–3)Howell27,56333–46
80July 7@ Padres3–1 (10)Guante (3–1)Gossage28,36634–46
81July 8@ Padres2–4HoytReuschel (4–10)Lefferts16,05134–47
82July 9@ Padres6–4Bielecki (6–5)McCullersRobinson (4)15,81635–47
83July 10@ Giants3–6BlueWalk (4–5)Garrelts9,79535–48
84July 11@ Giants8–4Winn (2–3)CarltonRobinson (5)18,70336–48
85July 12@ Giants1–3KrukowRhoden (9–5)19,54936–49
86July 13@ Giants4–11LaCossReuschel (4–11)36,87736–50
87July 17Padres1–2McCullersRhoden (9–6)Lefferts8,86536–51
88July 18Padres12–7Reuschel (5–11)Hawkins10,97537–51
89July 19Padres4–3Guante (4–1)Lefferts8,55938–51
90July 20Padres4–2McWilliams (2–5)DraveckyRobinson (6)15,76539–51
91July 22Dodgers3–4PowellGuante (4–2)Howell10,32539–52
92July 23Dodgers5–6HershiserReuschel (5–12)Howell21,75639–53
93July 24Dodgers2–9ValenzuelaWalk (4–6)11,04439–54
94July 25Giants3–7MasonBielecki (6–6)Robinson8,62239–55
95July 26Giants0–9CarltonMcWilliams (2–6)27,91039–56
96July 27Giants7–0Rhoden (10–6)BlueRobinson (8)10,76740–56
97July 28@ Expos7–4Reuschel (6–12)SmithJones (1)16,22141–56
98July 30@ Expos2–3TibbsWinn (2–4)Reardon12,67241–57
August: 12–19 (Home: 6–10; Away: 6–9)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
99August 1Cardinals4–0Rhoden (11–6)Mathews9,79442–57
100August 2Cardinals3–7TudorMcWilliams (2–7)14,23342–58
101August 3Cardinals3–0Reuschel (7–12)Cox14,84943–58
102August 4Expos4–5TibbsJones (1–1)Reardon7,41243–59
103August 5Expos0–3MartinezBielecki (6–7)8,33443–60
104August 6Expos2–3YoumansRhoden (11–7)Reardon6,64943–61
105August 7Expos4–5McGaffiganRobinson (2–1)McClure8,23943–62
106August 8@ Cardinals1–3CoxReuschel (7–13)Horton36,24443–63
107August 9@ Cardinals8–5Walk (5–6)BurrisRobinson (9)40,72344–63
108August 10@ Cardinals4–5ForschBielecki (6–8)Worrell36,28644–64
109August 11@ Cubs10–7Rhoden (12–7)MoyerRobinson (10)20,63645–64
110August 12@ Cubs1–3SandersonMcWilliams (2–8)Smith23,87445–65
111August 13@ Cubs8–9DiPinoRobinson (2–2)Smith24,88845–66
112August 14@ Phillies7–8TekulveJones (1–2)20,64345–67
113August 15@ Phillies6–5Guante (5–2)SchatzederRobinson (11)46–67
114August 15@ Phillies2–3MadduxWinn (2–5)Bedrosian27,72446–68
115August 16@ Phillies6–1Rhoden (13–7)Gross47–68
116August 16@ Phillies0–6HumeMcWilliams (2–9)Tekulve31,34947–69
117August 17@ Phillies1–5 (5)RuffinReuschel (7–14)34,29847–70
118August 18Astros0–3ScottWalk (5–7)7,96547–71
119August 19Astros0–1DeshaiesBielecki (6–9)Smith9,12847–72
120August 20Astros4–1Rhoden (14–7)Knepper16,99748–72
121August 22Braves16–5Winn (3–5)MahlerJones (2)27,51749–72
122August 23Braves4–3Reuschel (8–14)SmithRobinson (12)15,53550–72
123August 24Braves4–3Walk (6–7)AlexanderRobinson (13)15,68151–72
124August 25Reds4–5RobinsonMcWilliams (2–10)Franco8,09351–73
125August 26Reds4–5FrancoKrawczyk (0–1)7,02251–74
126August 27Reds5–9MurphyRobinson (3–3)7,49051–75
127August 29@ Astros2–3ScottReuschel (8–15)Smith22,80151–76
128August 30@ Astros13–3Rhoden (15–7)Deshaies30,59852–76
129August 31@ Astros8–2Walk (7–7)Knepper25,40553–76
September: 9–19 (Home: 5–8; Away: 4–11)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
130September 1@ Reds5–6PowerBielecki (6–10)Franco22,06453–77
131September 2@ Reds1–9GullicksonKipper (3–7)13,49153–78
132September 3@ Reds5–3 (10)Jones (2–2)Franco12,20054–78
133September 5@ Braves3–4AssenmacherRhoden (15–8)6,99254–79
134September 6@ Braves2–4PalmerFansler (0–1)Dedmon8,87554–80
135September 7@ Braves3–1Kipper (4–7)SpeckJones (3)6,02155–80
136September 8Cardinals3–2Patterson (1–2)CoxPena (1)4,99056–80
137September 9Cardinals1–3HortonReuschel (8–16)Worrell4,29156–81
138September 10Cardinals3–4SoffJones (2–3)Worrell7,47956–82
139September 12Cubs8–9 (10)DiPinoRobinson (3–4)Gumpert15,66456–83
140September 13Cubs5–2Patterson (2–2)MadduxRobinson (14)10,84157–83
141September 14Cubs9–2Reuschel (9–16)Hall16,25658–83
142September 15@ Phillies0–5CarmanRhoden (15–9)14,08958–84
143September 16@ Phillies5–9TekulveBielecki (6–11)14,31558–85
144September 17@ Expos5–6St. ClaireJones (2–4)Reardon58–86
145September 17@ Expos4–1Kipper (5–7)SebraRobinson (15)5,77459–86
146September 18@ Expos3–1Smiley (1–0)ReardonRobinson (16)4,01260–86
147September 19@ Cubs2–8SandersonPena (0–1)5,15260–87
148September 20@ Cubs0–1MoyerRhoden (15–10)Smith22,71060–88
149September 21@ Cubs2–3SandersonPena (0–2)Smith22,33660–89
150September 22Phillies4–8BittigerKipper (5–8)3,93460–90
151September 23Phillies6–5Jones (3–4)Bedrosian3,63161–90
152September 24Expos2–1Robinson (4–4)McClure3,09262–90
153September 25Expos4–8OwchinkoRhoden (15–11)3,96362–91
154September 26Mets1–3FernandezFansler (0–2)McDowell14,08062–92
155September 27Mets2–4 (11)OroscoMcWilliams (2–11)Sisk13,21062–93
156September 28Mets1–4 (11)AguileraWalk (7–8)30,60662–94
157September 30@ Cardinals3–5CoxRhoden (15–12)12,33862–95
October: 2–3 (Home: 0–0; Away: 2–3)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
158October 1@ Cardinals4–3McWilliams (3–11)SoffRobinson (17)16,03963–95
159October 2@ Cardinals5–1Kipper (6–8)Conroy20,64364–95
160October 4@ Mets1–6OjedaFansler (0–3)Orosco64–96
161October 4@ Mets2–5AguileraPatterson (2–3)McDowell30,81064–97
162October 5@ Mets0–9DarlingPena (0–3)Fernandez32,17064–98
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 9–36–125–1310–84–74–84–85–712–67–116–6
Chicago 3–95–74–86–68–106–129–87–116–66–610–7
Cincinnati 12–67–54–1410–87–54–87–510–29–99–97–5
Houston 13–58–414–410–88–45–76–66–610–89–97–5
Los Angeles 8–106–68–108–105–73–95–78–46–128–108–4
Montreal 7–410–85–74–85–78–108–1011–74–85–79–9
New York 8–412–68–47–59–310–88–1017–110–27–512–6
Philadelphia 8-48–95–76–67–510–810–811–76–69–36–12
Pittsburgh 7–511–72–106–64–87–111–177–118–44–87–11
San Diego 6–126–69–98–1012–68–42–106–64–88–105–7
San Francisco 11–76–69–99–910–87–55–73–98–410–85–7
St. Louis 6–67–105–75–74–89–96–1212–611–77–57–5

Detailed records

Roster

1986 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers
  • 34 Mike Bielecki
  • 15 Pat Clements
  • 25 José DeLeón
  • 54 Stan Fansler
  • 47 Cecilio Guante
  • 50 Barry Jones
  • 51 Bob Kipper
  • 46 Ray Krawczyk
  • 49 Larry McWilliams
  • 24,30 Bob Patterson
  • 16 Hipólito Peña
  • 48 Rick Reuschel
  • 29 Rick Rhoden
  • 43 Don Robinson
  • 36 Rich Sauveur
  • 57 John Smiley
  • 17 Bob Walk
  • 41 Jim Winn
Catchers
  • 26 Junior Ortiz
  •  6 Tony Peña
  •  7 Rubén Rodríguez

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

  • 52 Rich Donnelly (Bullpen)
  • 19 Mick Kelleher First base)
  • 32 Gene Lamont (Third base)
  • 37 Ron Schueler (Pitching)
  • 18 Bill Virdon (Hitting)

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
#NamePosition
39R.J. ReynoldsRF
11Joe OrsulakCF
3Johnny Ray2B
5Sid Bream1B
23Steve KempLF
6Tony PeñaC
2Jim Morrison3B
27Sammy KhalifaSS
48Rick ReuschelSP

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

  • Barry Bonds, Led all rookies in home runs (16)

1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions

  • December 10, 1985 – Bobby Bonilla drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 1985 rule 5 draft.
  • December 10, 1985 – Bip Roberts drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1985 rule 5 draft.
  • December 15, 1985 – Purchased Matias Carrillo from Poza Rica (Mexican).
  • January 14, 1986 – Drafted Moisés Alou in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 23, 1986.
  • January 14, 1986 – Drafted Archi Cianfrocco in the 11th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.
  • February 13, 1986 – Signed Ed Farmer as a free agent.
  • April 1, 1986 – Traded Chris Green to the California Angels. Received Kevin Davis (minors).
  • April 3, 1986 – Traded Marvell Wynne to the San Diego Padres. Received Bob Patterson.
  • April 4, 1986 – Released Johnnie LeMaster.
  • April 4, 1986 – Released Sixto Lezcano.[4]
  • April 4, 1986 – Traded Jason Thompson to the Montreal Expos. Received players to be named later. The Montreal Expos sent Ben Abner (minors) (April 7, 1986) and Ronnie Giddens (minors) (April 7, 1986) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.
  • April 24, 1986 – Signed U.L. Washington as a free agent.
  • May 1, 1986 – Released Ravelo Manzanillo.
  • May 8, 1986 – Released Steve Kemp.
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Jeff King in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed July 10, 1986.
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Mike Walker in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft.
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Scott Ruskin in the 3rd round of the 1986 amateur draft (June Secondary).
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Archi Cianfrocco in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Tom Goodwin in the 6th round of the 1986 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Tony Longmire in the 8th round of the 1986 amateur draft.
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Stan Belinda in the 10th round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1986.
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Keith Shepherd in the 11th round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 1986.
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Tommy Shields in the 15th round of the 1986 amateur draft.
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Jeff Banister in the 25th round of the 1986 amateur draft.
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Rick Reed in the 26th round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed July 2, 1986.
  • June 2, 1986 – Drafted Mike Mordecai in the 33rd round of the 1986 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • July 13, 1986 – Signed Willie Smith as an amateur free agent.
  • July 23, 1986 – Released Lee Mazzilli.
  • July 23, 1986 – Traded José DeLeón to the Chicago White Sox. Received Bobby Bonilla.
  • July 30, 1986 – Signed Julio Peguero as an amateur free agent.
  • September 30, 1986 – Traded Jeff Zaske to the Texas Rangers. Received Randy Kramer.
  • October 11, 1986 – Signed Mike York as a free agent.
  • October 15, 1986 – Trench Davis granted free agency.

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Tommy Sandt
AA Nashua Pirates Eastern League Dennis Rogers
A Prince William Pirates Carolina League Rocky Bridges
A Macon Pirates South Atlantic League Mike Quade
A-Short Season Watertown Pirates New York–Penn League Ed Ott
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 Side in 1907.
  2. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  3. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  4. "Sixto Lezacano: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
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