1991 Pittsburgh Pirates Season
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1991 Pittsburgh Pirates Season

1991 Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 NL East Champions
Pittsburgh Pirates logo 2014.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record98-64 (.605)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s)Larry Doughty
Manager(s)Jim Leyland
Local televisionKDKA-TV
KBL
Local radioKDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Kent Derdivanis, Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker)
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The 1991 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 110th in franchise history; the 105th in the National League. This was their 22nd season at Three Rivers Stadium. For the second consecutive season, the Pirates won the National League East Division Title with a record of 98-64. They were defeated four games to three by the Atlanta Braves in the 1991 National League Championship Series. During the season, John Smiley won 20 games - the last to do so for the Pirates in the 20th century.[2]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 0.605 -- 52-32 46-32
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 14 52-32 32-46
Philadelphia Phillies 78 84 0.481 20 47-36 31-48
Chicago Cubs 77 83 0.481 20 46-37 31-46
New York Mets 77 84 0.478 20½ 40-42 37-42
Montreal Expos 71 90 0.441 26½ 33-35 38-55

Game Log

Record vs. opponents

1991 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta -- 6-6 11-7 13-5 7-11 5-7 9-3 5-7 9-3 11-7 9-9 9-3
Chicago 6-6 -- 4-8 9-3 2-10 10-7 11-6 8-10 7-11 4-8 6-6 10-8
Cincinnati 7-11 8-4 -- 9-9 6-12 6-6 5-7 9-3 2-10 8-10 10-8 4-8
Houston 5-13 3-9 9-9 -- 8-10 2-10 7-5 7-5 4-8 6-12 9-9 5-7
Los Angeles 11-7 10-2 12-6 10-8 -- 5-7 7-5 7-5 7-5 10-8 8-10 6-6
Montreal 7-5 7-10 6-6 10-2 7-5 -- 4-14 4-14 6-12 6-6 7-5 7-11
New York 3-9 6-11 7-5 5-7 5-7 14-4 -- 11-7 6-12 7-5 6-6 7-11
Philadelphia 7-5 10-8 3-9 5-7 5-7 14-4 7-11 -- 6-12 9-3 6-6 6-12
Pittsburgh 3-9 11-7 10-2 8-4 5-7 12-6 12-6 12-6 -- 7-5 7-5 11-7
San Diego 7-11 8-4 10-8 12-6 8-10 6-6 5-7 3-9 5-7 -- 11-7 9-3
San Francisco 9-9 6-6 8-10 9-9 10-8 5-7 6-6 6-6 5-7 7-11 -- 4-8
St. Louis 3-9 8-10 8-4 7-5 6-6 11-7 11-7 12-6 7-11 3-9 8-4 --


Detailed records

Roster

Opening Day lineup

Awards and honors

1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Player stats

Batting
Pitching

National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 9: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Pittsburgh 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 X 5 8 1
W: Doug Drabek (1-0)   L: Tom Glavine (0-1)   S: Bob Walk (1)
HR: ATLDavid Justice (1)  PITAndy Van Slyke (1)
Pitchers: ATL – Glavine (6), Wohlers (1), Stanton (1)  PIT – Drabek (6), Walk (3)
Attendance: 57,347  Time: 2:51
Game 2

October 10: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
W: Steve Avery (1-0)   L: Zane Smith (0-1)   S: Alejandro Peña (1)
HR: ATL – None   PIT – None
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (8​), Pena (2/3)  PIT – Z. Smith (7), Mason (1), Belinda (1)
Attendance: 57,533  Time: 2:46
Game 3

October 12: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 2
Atlanta 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 X 10 11 0
W: John Smoltz (1-0)   L: John Smiley (0-1)   S: Alejandro Peña (2)
HR: PIT – None  ATLGreg Olson (1), Ron Gant (1), Sid Bream (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Smiley (2), Landrum (1), Patterson (2), Kipper (2), Rodriguez (1)  ATL – Smoltz (6​), Stanton (2/3), Wohlers (1/3), Pena (1​)
Attendance: 50,905  Time: 3:21
Game 4

October 13: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 1
Atlanta 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
W: Stan Belinda (1-0)   L: Kent Mercker (0-1)   S: None
HR: PIT – None  ATL – None
Pitchers: PIT – Tomlin (6), Walk (2), Belinda (2)  ATL – Leibrant (6​), Clancy (1/3), Stanton (2), Mercker (2/3), Wohlers (1/3)
Attendance: 51,109  Time: 3:43
Game 5

October 14: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
W: Zane Smith (1-1)   L: Tom Glavine (0-2)   S: Roger Mason (1)
HR: PIT – None  ATL – None
Pitchers: PIT – Z. Smith (7​), Mason (1​)  ATL – Glavine (8), Pena (1)
Attendance: 51,109  Time: 2:51
Game 6

October 16: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
W: Steve Avery (2-0)   L: Doug Drabek (1-1)   S: Alejandro Peña (3)
HR: ATL – None  PIT – None
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (8), Pena (1)  PIT – Drabek (9)
Attendance: 54,508  Time: 3:09
Game 7

October 17: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
W: John Smoltz (2-0)   L: John Smiley (0-2)   S: None
HR: ATLBrian Hunter (1)  PIT – None
Pitchers: ATL – Smoltz (9)  PIT – Smiley (2/3), Walk (4​), Mason (2), Belinda (2)
Attendance: 46,932  Time: 3:04

Transactions

Farm system

References

  1. ^ From 1882-1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.98, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Zane Smith at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ a b Mark Huismann at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Esteban Loaiza at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Gary Varsho at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  8. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  9. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  10. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  11. ^ Mike York at Baseball-Reference

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