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1971 Pittsburgh Pirates

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1970 / 1972

97-65, Finished 1st in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Danny Murtaugh (97-65)
GM: Joe Brown, Scouting Dir: Harding Peterson
Scored 788 runs, Allowed 599 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 101-61

Ballparks: Three Rivers Stadium · Attendance: 1,501,132 (7th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 97


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1970 / 1972 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 15, 1970

Traded Jerry Branch (minors), Thomas Frondorf (minors) and Ed Pacheco (minors) to the New York Yankees. Received Dave Kent (minors), Gary Washington (minors) and Charlie Sands.

October 16, 1970

Sent George Kopacz to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a conditional deal.

October 20, 1970

Traded a player to be named later to the Oakland Athletics. Received Mudcat Grant. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Angel Mangual (October 20, 1970) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.

October 26, 1970

Released Joe Gibbon.

December 2, 1970

Traded Bruce Dal Canton, Jerry May and Freddie Patek to the Kansas City Royals. Received Jim Campanis, Jackie Hernandez and Bob Johnson.

January 7, 1971

Signed Fernando Gonzalez as a free agent.

January 18, 1971

Signed Tony Armas as an amateur free agent.

January 29, 1971

Traded Matty Alou and George Brunet to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Nelson Briles and Vic Davalillo.

February 10, 1971

Traded Danilo Rivas (minors) to Mexico City Reds (Mexican). Received Ramon Hernandez.

March 25, 1971

Received George Kopacz from the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a conditional deal.

June, 1971 (Standings)

Signed Art Howe as an amateur free agent.

June 8, 1971 (Standings)

Drafted Craig Reynolds in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1971 amateur draft.

Drafted Doug Bair in the 2nd round of the 1971 amateur draft. Player signed June 23, 1971.

July 26, 1971 (Standings)

Signed Dave Ricketts as a free agent.

August 10, 1971 (Standings)

Sold Mudcat Grant to the Oakland Athletics.

Traded Ed Acosta and Johnny Jeter to the San Diego Padres. Received Bob Miller.

August 15, 1971 (Standings)

Released Dave Ricketts.

September 3, 1971 (Standings)

Purchased Carl Taylor from the Kansas City Royals.

November 25, 1971

Signed Odell Jones as an amateur free agent.

January 12, 1972

Drafted Jim Morrison in the 5th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Larry Demery in the 7th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).

March 15, 1972

Sold Jose Martinez to the Kansas City Royals.

March 28, 1972

Sold Carl Taylor to the Kansas City Royals.

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1970 / 1972 Trades and Transactions