1984 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1984 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 75–87 (.463)
Divisional place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Warner Communications
General manager(s) Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television KDKA-TV
(Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders)
HSE
(Steve Blass, Bob Prince, Willie Stargell)
Local radio KDKA-AM
(Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker)
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The 1984 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 103rd season of the franchise; the 98th in the National League. The Pirates finished sixth and last in the National League East with a record of 75–87.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 96 65 0.596 51–29 45–36
New York Mets 90 72 0.556 48–33 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 12½ 44–37 40–41
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 15½ 39–42 42–39
Montreal Expos 78 83 0.484 18 39–42 39–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 21½ 41–40 34–47


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1984 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 3–9 13–5 12–6 6–12 5–7 4–8 7–5 8–4 7–11 10–8 5–7
Chicago 9–3 7–5 6–6 7–5 10–7 12–6 9–9 8–10 6–6 9–3 13–5
Cincinnati 5–13 5–7 8–10 7–11 7–5 3–9 5–7 7–5 7–11 12–6 4–8
Houston 6–12 6–6 10–8 9–9 7–5 4–8 6–6 6–6 6–12 12–6 8–4
Los Angeles 12–6 5–7 7–11 9–9 6–6 3–9 3–9 4–8 10–8 10–8 6–6
Montreal 7–5 7–10 5–7 5–7 6–6 7–11 11–7 7–11 7–5 7–5 9–9
New York 8–4 6–12 9–3 8–4 9–3 11–7 10–8 12–6 6–6 4–8 7–11
Philadelphia 5-7 9–9 7–5 6–6 9–3 7–11 8–10 7–11 7–5 8–4 8–10
Pittsburgh 4–8 10–8 5–7 6–6 8–4 11–7 6–12 11–7 4–8 6–6 4–14
San Diego 11–7 6–6 11–7 12–6 8–10 5–7 6–6 5–7 8–4 13–5 7–5
San Francisco 8–10 3–9 6–12 6–12 8–10 5–7 8–4 4–8 6–6 5–13 7–5
St. Louis 7–5 5–13 8–4 4–8 6–6 9–9 11–7 10–8 14–4 5–7 5–7


Game log[edit]

1984 Game Log: 75–87 (Home: 41–40; Away: 34–47)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster[edit]

1984 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Marvell Wynne CF
Johnny Ray 2B
Bill Madlock 3B
Jason Thompson 1B
Amos Otis LF
Tony Peña C
Doug Frobel RF
Dale Berra SS
Rick Rhoden SP

Player stats[edit]

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors[edit]

1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions[edit]

  • November 7, 1983 – Jim Bibby granted Free Agency.
  • November 7, 1983 – Miguel Diloné granted Free Agency.
  • November 7, 1983 – Richie Hebner granted Free Agency.
  • November 7, 1983 – Dave Parker granted Free Agency.
  • November 7, 1983 – Kent Tekulve granted Free Agency.
  • November 7, 1983 – Dave Tomlin granted Free Agency.
  • November 12, 1983 – Sold Bob Owchinko to the Cincinnati Reds.
  • November 22, 1983 – Signed Jeff Little as a free agent.
  • November 22, 1983 – Signed Andy Rincon as a free agent.
  • December 6, 1983 – Traded Mike Easler to the Boston Red Sox. Received John Tudor.
  • December 19, 1983 – Signed Amos Otis as a free agent.
  • December 22, 1983 – Signed Kent Tekulve as a free agent.
  • January 12, 1984 – Signed Dave Tomlin as a free agent.
  • January 17, 1984 – Drafted Gil Heredia in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.
  • January 17, 1984 – Drafted Jay Buhner in the 2nd round of the 1984 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed May 26, 1984.
  • January 17, 1984 – Drafted Tom Prince in the 4th round of the 1984 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed May 24, 1984.
  • January 17, 1984 – Drafted Alex Cole in the 11th round of the 1984 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.
  • February 1, 1984 – Signed Joe Charboneau as a free agent.
  • March 4, 1984 – Signed Jim Neidlinger as an amateur free agent.
  • March 28, 1984 – Signed Kelly Paris as a free agent.
  • March 31, 1984 – Released Gene Tenace.
  • April 3, 1984 – Signed Bob Walk as a free agent.
  • May 19, 1984 – Signed Mitchell Page as a free agent.
  • June 4, 1984 – Drafted Eric Hetzel in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.
  • June 4, 1984 – Drafted Barry Jones in the 3rd round of the 1984 amateur draft.
  • June 4, 1984 – Drafted Wes Chamberlain in the 5th round of the 1984 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 4, 1984 – Drafted Gordon Dillard in the 7th round of the 1984 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.
  • June 4, 1984 – Drafted Stu Cole in the 19th round of the 1984 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 21, 1984 – Signed Hipolito Pena as a free agent.
  • August 5, 1984 – Released Amos Otis.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Tommy Sandt
AA Nashua Pirates Eastern League Bill Scripture
A Prince William Pirates Carolina League Johnny Lipon
A Macon Pirates South Atlantic League Joe Frisina
A-Short Season Watertown Pirates New York–Penn League Bill Bryk
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1984 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Reference
  • 1984 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.