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1992 Pittsburgh Pirates
1992 NL East Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1992 information
Owner(s) Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s) Ted Simmons
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television KDKA-TV
Jim Rooker
Kent Derdivanis
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
KBL
Jim Rooker
Kent Derdivanis
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
Local radio KDKA
Jim Rooker
Kent Derdivanis
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass

The 1992 Pittsburgh Pirates season saw the Pirates finish first in the National League East with a record of 96 wins and 66 losses. It was the third consecutive division title for the team. Unfortunately, the Pirates once again fell short in the postseason, losing a riveting seven-game National League Championship Series to the Atlanta Braves.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 .593 --
Montreal Expos 87 75 .537 9
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 13
Chicago Cubs 78 84 .481 18
New York Mets 72 90 .444 24
Philadelphia Phillies 70 92 .432 26

Notable transactions

  • May 5, 1992: Kirk Gibson was released by the Pirates.[3]
  • June 10, 1992: Jeff Robinson was selected off waivers by the Pirates from the Texas Rangers.[6]
  • June 11, 1992: Dennis Lamp was released by the Pirates.[4]
  • June 19, 1992: Danny Cox was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[7]
  • July 4, 1992: Tony Mitchell (minors) was traded by the Pirates to the Cleveland Indians for Alex Cole.[8]
  • July 25, 1992: Jeff Robinson was released by the Pirates.[6]

Draft picks

Roster

1992 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Mike LaValliere 95 293 75 .256 2 29
1B Orlando Merced 134 405 100 .247 6 60
2B José Lind 135 468 110 .235 0 39
3B Steve Buechele 80 285 71 .249 8 43
SS Jay Bell 159 632 167 .264 9 55
LF Barry Bonds 140 473 147 .311 34 103
CF Andy Van Slyke 154 614 199 .324 14 89
RF Alex Cole 64 205 57 .278 0 10

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Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jeff King 130 480 111 .231 14 65
Don Slaught 87 255 88 .345 4 37
Cecil Espy 112 194 50 .258 1 20
Al Martin 12 12 2 .167 0 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doug Drabek 34 256.2 15 11 2.77 177
Jeff Robinson 8 36.1 3 1 4.46 14

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Stan Belinda 59 6 4 18 3.15 57
Paul Miller 6 1 0 0 2.38 5

National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 6: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1
Atlanta 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 X 5 8 0
W: John Smoltz (1-0) L: Doug Drabek (0-1) S: None
HR: PITJose Lind (1) ATLJeff Blauser (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Drabek (4 2/3), Patterson (1 1/3), Neagle (1), Cox (1) ATL – Smoltz (8), Stanton (1)
Attendance: 51,971  Time: 3:20

Game 2

October 7: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 7 0
Atlanta 0 4 0 0 4 0 5 0 X 13 14 0
W: Steve Avery (1-0) L: Danny Jackson (0-1) S: None
HR: PIT – none ATLRon Gant (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Jackson (1 2/3), Mason (1/3), Walk (2 2/3), Tomlin (1 1/3), Neagle (2/3), Patterson (1/3), Belinda (1) ATL – Avery (6 1/3), Freeman (1/3), Stanton (1/3), Wohlers (1), Reardon (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 3:20

Game 3

October 9: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 X 3 8 1
W: Tim Wakefield (1-0) L: Tom Glavine (0-1) S: None
HR: ATLSid Bream (1), Ron Gant (2) PITDon Slaught (1)
Pitchers: ATL – Glavine (6 1/3), Stanton (2/3), Wohlers (1) PIT – Wakefield (9)
Attendance: 56,610  Time: 2:37

Game 4

October 10: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 11 1
Pittsburgh 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 1
W: John Smoltz (2-0) L: Doug Drabek (0-2) S: Jeff Reardon (1)
HR: ATL – none PIT – none
Pitchers: ATL – Smoltz (6 1/3), Stanton (1 2/3), Reardon (1) PIT – Drabek (4 1/3), Tomlin (1 1/3), Cox (1/3), Mason (3)
Attendance: 57,164  Time: 3:10

Game 5

October 11: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0
Pittsburgh 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 X 7 13 0
W: Bob Walk (1-0) L: Steve Avery (1-1) S: none
HR: ATL – none PIT – none
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (1/3), P. Smith (3 2/3), Leibrandt (1 2/3), Freeman (1 1/3), Mercker (1) PIT – Walk (9)
Attendance: 52,929  Time: 2:52

Game 6

October 13: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 8 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 13 13 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 9 1
W: Tim Wakefield (2-0) L: Tom Glavine (0-2) S: none
HR: PITBarry Bonds (1), Jay Bell (1), Lloyd McClendon (1) ATLDavid Justice (1,2)
Pitchers: PIT – Wakefield (9) ATL – Glavine (1), Leibrandt (3), Freeman (2), Mercker (2) Wohlers (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 2:50

Game 7

October 14: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 0
W: Jeff Reardon (1-0) L: Doug Drabek (0-3) S: none
HR: PIT – none ATL – none
Pitchers: PIT – Drabek (8), Belinda (2/3) ATL – Smoltz (6), Stanton (2/3), P. Smith (0), Avery (1 1/3), Reardon (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 3:22

Award winners

1992 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association Marc Bombard
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Don Werner
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League John Wockenfuss
A Augusta Pirates South Atlantic League Scott Little
Short-Season A Welland Pirates New York-Penn League Trent Jewett
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References

Preceded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1991
NL East Championship Season
1992
Succeeded by
Philadelphia Phillies
1993

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