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1981 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major league affiliations
Location
1981 information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General manager(s) Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television KDKA-TV
Jim Rooker, Lanny Frattare, John Sanders
Action-TV
Bob Prince, Ray Scott
Local radio KDKA
Jim Rooker, Lanny Frattare

The 1981 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 100th in franchise history.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

Officials of the Louisiana Superdome met with Pirates management in April 1981 about moving the club to New Orleans when the Pirates were unhappy with their lease at Three Rivers Stadium.[3]

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Season standings

NL East
First Half standings
Wins Losses Win % GB
Philadelphia Phillies 34 21 .618 0
St. Louis Cardinals 30 20 .600 4.0
Montreal Expos 30 25 .545 4.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 25 23 .521 9.0
New York Mets 17 34 .333 17.0
Chicago Cubs 15 37 .288 19.0
NL East
Second Half standings
Wins Losses Win % GB
Montreal Expos 30 23 .566 0
St. Louis Cardinals 29 23 .558 1.0
Philadelphia Phillies 25 27 .481 5.0
New York Mets 24 28 .462 6.0
Chicago Cubs 23 28 .451 7.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 21 33 .389 9.0

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1981 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

  • 12 Doe Boyland
Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Peña, TonyTony Peña 66 210 63 .300 2 17
CF Moreno, OmarOmar Moreno 103 434 120 .276 1 35

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Robinson, BillBill Robinson 39 88 19 .216 2 8
Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 38 60 17 .283 0 9
Milner, JohnJohn Milner 34 59 14 .237 2 9
Alexander, GaryGary Alexander 21 47 10 .213 1 6
Montañez, WillieWillie Montañez 29 38 10 .263 1 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rhoden, RickRick Rhoden 21 136.1 9 4 3.89 76
Solomon, EddieEddie Solomon 22 127 8 6 3.12 38
Pérez, PascualPascual Pérez 17 86.1 2 7 3.96 46
Tiant, LuisLuis Tiant 9 57.1 2 5 3.92 32
Candelaria, JohnJohn Candelaria 6 40.2 2 2 3.54 14

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Scurry, RodRod Scurry 27 74 4 5 3.77 65
Camacho, ErnieErnie Camacho 7 21.2 0 1 4.98 11
Long, BobBob Long 5 19.2 1 2 5.95 8

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Romo, EnriqueEnrique Romo 33 1 3 9 4.54 23
Tekulve, KentKent Tekulve 45 5 5 3 2.49 34
Cruz, VíctorVíctor Cruz 22 1 1 1 2.65 28
Robinson, DonDon Robinson 16 0 3 2 5.87 17
Lee, MarkMark Lee 12 0 2 2 2.75 5

Awards and honors

1981 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Pete Ward
AA Buffalo Bisons Eastern League Johnny Lipon
A Alexandria Pirates Carolina League Mike Toomey
A Greenwood Pirates South Atlantic League Joe Frisina
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes

References


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