2000 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2000 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 69–93 (.426)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s) Cam Bonifay
Manager(s) Gene Lamont
Local television WPGH-TV/WCWB-TV
Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh
Local radio KDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Lanny Frattare, Bob Walk)
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The 2000 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 119th season of the franchise; the 114th in the National League. This was the team's 31st and final season at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pirates finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 69–93.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 10, 1999: Dale Sveum was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[2]
  • December 13, 1999: Bruce Aven was traded by the Florida Marlins to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Brant Brown.[3]
  • January 19, 2000: Luis Sojo was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[4]
  • February 9, 2000: Josías Manzanillo was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[5]
  • February 23, 2000: Al Martin was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with cash to the San Diego Padres for John Vander Wal, Geraldo Padua (minors), and James Sak (minors).[6]

Regular season[edit]

Aerial view of Three Rivers Stadium, Its final year in 2000.

Season standings[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 50–31 45–36
Cincinnati Reds 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 22 42–39 31–50
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 39–42 33–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 0.426 26 37–44 32–49
Chicago Cubs 65 97 0.401 30 38–43 27–54


Game Log[edit]

2000 Game Log (69–93)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents[edit]

2000 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 3–6 5–4 2–5 7–6 4–5 6–1 7–6 4–5 4–5 2–7 8–1 7–2 9–4 6–7 5–4 6–9
Atlanta 6–3 4–5 2–5 5–4 6–6 5–4 7–2 6–3 6–7 7–6 8–5 5–2 8–1 6–3 3–4 11–7
Chicago 4–5 5–4 4–8 4–5 1–6 5–7 3–6 6–7 4–5 2–5 6–3 3–9 3–5 4–5 3–10 8–7
Cincinnati 5–2 5–2 8–4 6–3 3–6 7–5 4–5 5–8–1 6–3 5–4 3–4 7–6 4–5 3–6 7–6 7–8
Colorado 6–7 4–5 5–4 3–6 4–5 5–4 4–9 4–5 7–2 3–6 6–3 7–2 7–6 6–7 5–3 6–6
Florida 5–4 6–6 6–1 6–3 5–4 3–5 2–7 3–4 7–6 6–6 9–4 5–4 2–7 3–6 3–6 8–9
Houston 1–6 4–5 7–5 5–7 4–5 5–3 3–6 7–6 4–5 2–5 5–4 10–3 2–7 1–8 6–6 6–9
Los Angeles 6–7 2–7 6–3 5–4 9–4 7–2 6–3 3–4 5–3 4–5 5–4 4–5 8–5 7–5 3–6 6–9
Milwaukee 5–4 3–6 7–6 8–5–1 5–4 4–3 6–7 4–3 4–5 2–7 2–5 7–5 2–7 3–6 5–7 6–9
Montreal 5–4 7–6 5–4 3–6 2–7 6–7 5–4 3–5 5–4 3–9 5–7 3–4 3–6 3–6 2–5 7–11
New York 7–2 6–7 5–2 4–5 6–3 6–6 5–2 5–4 7–2 9–3 6–7 7–2 3–6 3–5 6–3 9–9
Philadelphia 1–8 5–8 3–6 4–3 3–6 4–9 4–5 4–5 5–2 7–5 7–6 3–6 2–5 2–7 2–7 9–9
Pittsburgh 2–7 2–5 9–3 6–7 2–7 4–5 3–10 5–4 5–7 4–3 2–7 6–3 7–2 2–6 4–8 6–9
San Diego 4–9 1–8 5–3 5–4 6–7 7–2 7–2 5–8 7–2 6–3 6–3 5–2 2–7 5–7 0–9 5–10
San Francisco 7–6 3–6 5–4 6–3 7–6 6–3 8–1 5–7 6–3 6–3 5–3 7–2 6–2 7–5 5–4 8–7
St. Louis 4–5 4–3 10–3 6–7 3–5 6–3 6–6 6–3 7–5 5–2 3–6 7–2 8–4 9–0 4–5 7–8

Detailed records[edit]

Roster[edit]

2000 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Jason Kendall C
Pat Meares SS
Brian Giles RF
Kevin Young 1B
Wil Cordero LF
Aramis Ramírez 3B
Chad Hermansen CF
Mike Benjamin 2B
Jason Schmidt SP

Player stats[edit]

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors[edit]

2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions[edit]

  • August 6, 2000: Bruce Aven was sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.[3]
  • August 7, 2000: Luis Sojo was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the New York Yankees for Chris Spurling.[4]


Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League Trent Jewett and Richie Hebner
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Marty Brown
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Tracy Woodson
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Jay Loviglio
A-Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Curtis Wilkerson
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References[edit]

  • 2000 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Reference
  • 2000 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.