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1972 Pittsburgh Pirates

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1971 / 1973

96-59, Finished 1st in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bill Virdon (96-59)
GM: Joe Brown, Farm Dir: Danny Murtaugh, Scouting Dir: Harding Peterson
Scored 691 runs, Allowed 512 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 98-57

Ballparks: Three Rivers Stadium · Attendance: 1,427,460 (5th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 102

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1971 / 1973 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Gene Alley 31 R R 5' 10" 160 Jul 10, 1940 10 119 98 119 116 0 0 0 0 4 114 0 0 0 0 6 2 1.9
Steve Blass 30 R R 6' 0" 165 Apr 18, 1942 8 35 32 35 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4.3 All-Star
Nelson Briles 28 R R 5' 11" 195 Aug 5, 1943 8 28 27 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Dave Cash 24 R R 5' 11" 170 Jun 11, 1948 4 99 95 99 97 0 0 0 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.5
Roberto Clemente HOF 37 R R 5' 11" 175 Aug 18, 1934 18 102 88 102 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 94 10 0 4.8 $150,000 All-Star
Gene Clines 25 R R 5' 9" 170 Oct 6, 1946 3 107 66 107 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 16 40 83 23 9 1.5
Vic Davalillo 35 L L 5' 7" 150 Jul 31, 1936 10 117 84 117 99 0 0 8 0 0 0 63 8 31 96 17 8 3.0
Dock Ellis 27 B R 6' 3" 205 Mar 11, 1945 5 36 25 36 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1.7
Gene Garber 24 R R 5' 10" 175 Nov 13, 1947 3 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Dave Giusti 32 R R 5' 11" 190 Nov 27, 1939 10 54 0 54 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2
Chuck Goggin 26 B R 5' 11" 175 Jul 7, 1945 1st 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.1
Fernando Gonzalez 22 R R 5' 10" 165 Jun 19, 1950 1st 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.1
Richie Hebner 24 L R 6' 1" 195 Nov 26, 1947 5 124 117 124 121 0 0 0 0 121 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 5.3
Jackie Hernandez 31 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 11, 1940 8 72 57 72 71 0 0 0 0 4 68 0 0 0 0 0 6 -1.0
Ramon Hernandez 31 B L 5' 11" 165 Aug 31, 1940 4 53 0 53 53 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.3
Bob Johnson 29 L R 6' 4" 220 Apr 25, 1943 4 31 11 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1
Bruce Kison 22 R R 6' 4" 178 Feb 18, 1950 2 32 18 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Milt May 21 L R 6' 0" 190 Aug 1, 1950 3 57 33 57 33 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0.9
Bill Mazeroski HOF 35 R R 5' 11" 183 Sep 5, 1936 17 34 13 34 18 0 0 0 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 -0.6
Jim McKee 25 R R 6' 7" 215 Feb 1, 1947 1st 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Bob Miller 33 R R 6' 1" 180 Feb 18, 1939 15 36 0 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Bob Moose 24 R R 6' 0" 200 Oct 9, 1947 6 32 30 32 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.4
Al Oliver 25 L L 6' 0" 195 Oct 14, 1946 5 140 138 140 140 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 138 0 138 1 0 3.1 All-Star
Jose Pagan 37 R R 5' 9" 160 May 5, 1935 14 53 27 53 33 0 0 0 0 32 0 2 0 0 2 22 0 0.1
Bob Robertson 25 R R 6' 1" 195 Oct 2, 1946 5 115 83 115 111 0 0 89 0 11 0 23 0 0 23 5 3 0.2
Charlie Sands 24 L R 6' 2" 200 Dec 17, 1947 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0
Manny Sanguillen 28 R R 6' 0" 193 Mar 21, 1944 5 136 124 136 129 0 128 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 10 0 3.4 All-Star
Willie Stargell HOF 32 L L 6' 2" 188 Mar 6, 1940 11 138 131 138 131 0 0 101 0 0 0 32 0 0 32 7 0 3.9 All-Star
Rennie Stennett 21 R R 5' 11" 160 Apr 5, 1951 2 109 77 109 92 0 0 0 49 0 6 31 5 10 41 22 3 1.9
Frank Taveras 22 R R 6' 0" 155 Dec 24, 1949 2 4 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Bob Veale 36 B L 6' 6" 212 Oct 28, 1935 11 5 0 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Luke Walker 28 L L 6' 2" 190 Sep 2, 1943 7 26 12 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Richie Zisk 23 R R 6' 1" 200 Feb 6, 1949 2 17 8 17 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 12 5 0 -0.1
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1971 / 1973 Roster (40-man)