Pittsburgh Pirates Won/Loss Records


About the W/L Records

The Pittsburgh Pirates have completed 123 seasons in Major League Baseball since joining the National League in 1887. Before joining the National League in 1887, the Pirates were in the American Association. The Pirates were known as the "Pittsburg Alleghenies" from 1882-1890. This list includes season-by-season records of the Pirates' franchise, including their years as the "Alleghenies". It also includes post-season results, and a grand total W/L record at the end of the table.

Yearly Records

Season
League
Division
Regular season
Post-season
Finish
Wins
Losses
Win%
GB
Pittsburg Alleghenies
1882
AA

4th
39
39
.500
15

1883
AA

7th
31
67
.316
35

1884
AA

11th
30
78
.278
45½

1885
AA

3rd
56
55
.505
22½

1886
AA

2nd
80
57
.584
12

1887
NL

6th
55
69
.444
24

1888
NL

6th
66
68
.493
19½

1889
NL

5th
61
71
.462
25

1890
NL

8th
23
113
.169
66½

Pittsburgh Pirates
1891
NL

8th
55
80
.407
30½

1892
NL

6th
80
73
.523
23½

1893
NL

2nd
81
48
.628
5

1894
NL

7th
65
65
.500
25

1895
NL

7th
71
61
.538
17

1896
NL

6th
66
63
.512
24

1897
NL

8th
60
71
.458
32½

1898
NL

8th
72
76
.486
29½

1899
NL

7th
76
73
.510
25½

1900
NL

2nd
79
60
.568


1901
NL

1st
90
49
.647
(7½)
Pre-World Series Era NL Champions
1902
NL

1st
103
36
.741
(27½)
Pre-World Series Era NL Champions
1903
NL

1st
91
49
.647
(6½)
Lost World Series to Boston Americans, 5–3
1904
NL

4th
87
66
.569
19

1905
NL

2nd
96
57
.627
9

1906
NL

3rd
93
60
.608
46

1907
NL

2nd
91
63
.591
17

1908
NL

2nd
98
56
.636
1

1909
NL

1st
110
42
.724
(6½)
Won World Series vs Detroit Tigers, 4–3
1910
NL

3rd
86
67
.562
17½

1911
NL

3rd
85
69
.552
14½

1912
NL

2nd
93
58
.616
10

1913
NL

4th
78
71
.523
21½

1914
NL

7th
69
85
.448
25½

1915
NL

5th
73
81
.474
18

1916
NL

6th
65
89
.422
29

1917
NL

8th
51
103
.331
47

1918
NL

4th
65
60
.520
17

1919
NL

4th
71
68
.511
24½

1920
NL

4th
79
75
.513
14

1921
NL

2nd
90
63
.588
4

1922
NL

3rd
85
69
.552
8

1923
NL

3rd
87
67
.565


1924
NL

3rd
90
63
.588
3

1925
NL

1st
95
68
.621
(8½)
Won World Series vs Washington Senators, 4–3
1926
NL

3rd
84
69
.549


1927
NL

1st
94
60
.610
(1½)
Lost World Series to New York Yankees, 4–0
1928
NL

4th
85
67
.559
9

1929
NL

4th
88
65
.575
10½

1930
NL

5th
80
74
.519
12

1931
NL

5th
75
79
.487
26

1932
NL

2nd
86
68
.558
4

1933
NL

2nd
87
67
.565
5

1934
NL

5th
74
76
.493
19½

1935
NL

4th
86
67
.562
13½

1936
NL

4th
84
70
.545
8

1937
NL

3rd
86
68
.558
10

1938
NL

2nd
86
64
.573
2

1939
NL

6th
68
85
.444
28½

1940
NL

4th
78
76
.506
22½

1941
NL

4th
81
73
.526
19

1942
NL

5th
66
81
.449
36½

1943
NL

4th
80
74
.519
25

1944
NL

2nd
90
63
.588
14½

1945
NL

4th
82
72
.532
16

1946
NL

7th
63
91
.409
34

1947
NL

7th
62
92
.403
32

1948
NL

4th
83
71
.539


1949
NL

6th
71
83
.461
26

1950
NL

8th
57
96
.373
33½

1951
NL

7th
64
90
.416
32½

1952
NL

8th
42
112
.273
54½

1953
NL

8th
50
104
.325
55

1954
NL

8th
53
101
.344
44

1955
NL

8th
60
94
.390
38½

1956
NL

7th
66
88
.429
27

1957
NL

7th
62
92
.403
33

1958
NL

2nd
84
70
.545
8

1959
NL

4th
78
76
.506
9

1960
NL

1st
95
59
.617
-7
Won World Series vs New York Yankees, 4–3
1961
NL

6th
75
79
.487
18

1962
NL

4th
93
68
.578
8

1963
NL

8th
74
88
.457
25

1964
NL

6th
80
82
.494
13

1965
NL

3rd
90
72
.556
7

1966
NL

3rd
92
70
.568
3

1967
NL

6th
81
81
.500
20½

1968
NL

6th
80
82
.494
17

1969
NL
East
3rd
88
74
.543
12

1970
NL
East
1st
89
73
.549
-5
Lost NLCS[d] to Cincinnati Reds, 3–0
1971
NL
East
1st
97
65
.599
-7
Won NLCS vs San Francisco Giants, 3–1, Won World Series vs Baltimore Orioles, 4–3
1972
NL
East
1st
96
59
.619
-11
Lost NLCS to Cincinnati Reds, 3–2
1973
NL
East
3rd
80
82
.494


1974
NL
East
1st
88
74
.543
(1½)
Lost NLCS to Los Angeles Dodgers, 3–1
1975
NL
East
1st
92
69
.571
(6½)
Lost NLCS to Cincinnati Reds, 3–0
1976
NL
East
2nd
92
70
.568
9

1977
NL
East
2nd
96
66
.593
5

1978
NL
East
2nd
88
73
.547


1979
NL
East
1st
98
64
.605
-2
Won NLCS vs Cincinnati Reds, 3–0, Won World Series vs Baltimore Orioles, 4–3
1980
NL
East
3rd
83
79
.512
8

1981
NL
East
4th
25
23
.521


6th
21
33
.389


1982
NL
East
4th
84
78
.519
8

1983
NL
East
2nd
84
78
.519
6

1984
NL
East
6th
75
87
.463
21½

1985
NL
East
6th
57
104
.354
43½

1986
NL
East
6th
64
98
.395
44

1987
NL
East
4th
80
82
.464
15

1988
NL
East
2nd
85
75
.531
15

1989
NL
East
5th
74
88
.457
19

1990
NL
East
1st
95
67
.586
-4
Lost NLCS to Cincinnati Reds, 4–2
1991
NL
East
1st
98
64
.605
-14
Lost NLCS to Atlanta Braves, 4–3
1992
NL
East
1st
96
66
.593
-9
Lost NLCS to Atlanta Braves, 4–3
1993
NL
East
5th
75
87
.463
22

1994
NL
Central
4th
53
61
.465
13
No Postseason due to Player's Strike
1995
NL
Central
5th
58
86
.403
27

1996
NL
Central
5th
73
89
.451
15

1997
NL
Central
2nd
79
83
.488
5

1998
NL
Central
6th
69
93
.426
33

1999
NL
Central
3rd
78
84
.484
18½

2000
NL
Central
5th
69
93
.426
26

2001
NL
Central
6th
62
100
.383
31

2002
NL
Central
4th
72
89
.447
24½

2003
NL
Central
4th
75
87
.463
13

2004
NL
Central
5th
72
89
.447
32½

2005
NL
Central
6th
67
95
.414
33

2006
NL
Central
5th
67
95
.414
16½

2007
NL
Central
6th
68
94
.420
17

2008
NL
Central
6th
67
95
.423
30½

2009
NL
Central
6th
62
99
.385
28½

Totals



W
L
Win%






236
296
.444
Pittsburg Alleghenies (AA) regular season record (1882–86)




9517
9294
.506
Pittsburgh Alleghenies/Pirates (NL) regular season record (1887–2009)




9753
9590
.504
All-time regular season record (1882–2009)




40
49
.449
All-time postseason record




9793
9639
.504
All-time regular and postseason record

Notes

  1. All records are regular season results, excluding the post-season.
  2. Games Back is how many games the Pirates were behind the first place team in their division.
  3. NLCS = National League Championship Series
  4. The 1972 season had a strike, which forced the cancellation of the first seven games of the season.
  5. The 1981 season had a strike, which caused the season to be split in to two halves.
  6. The 1994 season had a strike, which ended the season on August 11th.
  7. The Pirates played at Recreation Park from 1887 to 1890.
  8. The Pirates played at Exposition Park from 1891 to June 29,1909.
  9. The Pirates played at Forbes Field from June 30,1909 to June 28,1970.
  10. The Pirates played at Three Rivers Stadium from July 16,1970 to 2000.
  11. The Pirates have played at PNC Park since 2001.