1972 Pittsburgh Pirates Game-by-Game Results

National League (NL)
Team Record: 96-59
Finished 1st in the NL's East Division
Won Division
National League Championship Series - Lost to Cincinnati Reds 3-2
Manager: Bill Virdon (96-59)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1972 Pittsburgh Pirates Statistics
1972 Pittsburgh Pirates Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League ended the 1972 season with a record of 96 wins and 59 losses, finishing first in the NL's East Division. Bill Virdon coached the team. The 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates qualified for the playoffs as a division winner.

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Regular Season Runs For: 688
Regular Season Runs Against: 510

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 15, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at New York Mets 4 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
April 16, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at New York Mets 0 W 0-0 1-1 1-1
April 18, 1972 Chicago Cubs 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 L 0-1 1-1 1-2
April 19, 1972 Chicago Cubs 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 1-1 1-1 2-2
April 20, 1972 Chicago Cubs 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 7 W 2-1 1-1 3-2
April 21, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Philadelphia Phillies 2 W 2-1 2-1 4-2
April 23, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Philadelphia Phillies 5 L 2-1 2-2 4-3
April 25, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 3-1 2-2 5-3
April 26, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 7 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 L 3-2 2-2 5-4
April 27, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 L 3-3 2-2 5-5
April 28, 1972 Atlanta Braves 13 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 L 3-4 2-2 5-6
April 29, 1972 Atlanta Braves 9 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 L 3-5 2-2 5-7
April 30, 1972 Atlanta Braves 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1 L 3-6 2-2 5-8
May 1, 1972 Houston Astros 9 at Pittsburgh Pirates 8 L 3-7 2-2 5-9
May 3, 1972 Houston Astros 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 W 4-7 2-2 6-9
May 5, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Cincinnati Reds 5 L 4-7 2-3 6-10
May 6, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 8 at Cincinnati Reds 1 W 4-7 3-3 7-10
May 7, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at Cincinnati Reds 6 W 4-7 4-3 8-10
May 9, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Atlanta Braves 2 W 4-7 5-3 9-10
May 10, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Atlanta Braves 8 L 4-7 5-4 9-11
May 12, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Houston Astros 2 W 4-7 6-4 10-11
May 13, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at Houston Astros 1 W 4-7 7-4 11-11
May 14, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at Houston Astros 7 L 4-7 7-5 11-12
May 15, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 5-7 7-5 12-12
May 16, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 6-7 7-5 13-12
May 17, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 12 W 7-7 7-5 14-12
May 19, 1972 Montreal Expos 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 8 W 8-7 7-5 15-12
May 20, 1972 Montreal Expos 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 9-7 7-5 16-12
May 21, 1972 Montreal Expos 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1 W 10-7 7-5 17-12
May 21, 1972 Montreal Expos 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 11-7 7-5 18-12
May 23, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 W 11-7 8-5 19-12
May 24, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 11-7 9-5 20-12
May 25, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 L 11-7 9-6 20-13
May 26, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 12-7 9-6 21-13
May 27, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1 L 12-8 9-6 21-14
May 28, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 13-8 9-6 22-14
May 29, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 7 W 14-8 9-6 23-14
May 29, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 15-8 9-6 24-14
May 31, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Montreal Expos 3 L 15-8 9-7 24-15
June 2, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at San Francisco Giants 7 L 15-8 9-8 24-16
June 3, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at San Francisco Giants 3 W 15-8 10-8 25-16
June 4, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at San Francisco Giants 3 W 15-8 11-8 26-16
June 4, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at San Francisco Giants 1 W 15-8 12-8 27-16
June 7, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 12 at San Diego Padres 5 W 15-8 13-8 28-16
June 7, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at San Diego Padres 0 W 15-8 14-8 29-16
June 8, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 11 at San Diego Padres 2 W 15-8 15-8 30-16
June 9, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Los Angeles Dodgers 1 W 15-8 16-8 31-16
June 10, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Los Angeles Dodgers 2 L 15-8 16-9 31-17
June 11, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at Los Angeles Dodgers 5 W 15-8 17-9 32-17
June 14, 1972 San Francisco Giants 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1 L 15-9 17-9 32-18
June 15, 1972 San Francisco Giants 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 16-9 17-9 33-18
June 15, 1972 San Francisco Giants 7 at Pittsburgh Pirates 9 W 17-9 17-9 34-18
June 16, 1972 San Diego Padres 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 W 18-9 17-9 35-18
June 17, 1972 San Diego Padres 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 18-10 17-9 35-19
June 18, 1972 San Diego Padres 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 18-11 17-9 35-20
June 19, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 13 W 19-11 17-9 36-20
June 21, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 19-12 17-9 36-21
June 23, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Chicago Cubs 2 W 19-12 18-9 37-21
June 24, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Chicago Cubs 1 W 19-12 19-9 38-21
June 25, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at Chicago Cubs 2 W 19-12 20-9 39-21
June 26, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at New York Mets 4 L 19-12 20-10 39-22
June 27, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at New York Mets 7 L 19-12 20-11 39-23
June 28, 1972 Montreal Expos 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1 L 19-13 20-11 39-24
June 29, 1972 Montreal Expos 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 9 W 20-13 20-11 40-24
June 30, 1972 Chicago Cubs 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 20-14 20-11 40-25
July 1, 1972 Chicago Cubs 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 21-14 20-11 41-25
July 2, 1972 Chicago Cubs 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 7 W 22-14 20-11 42-25
July 3, 1972 Chicago Cubs 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 W 23-14 20-11 43-25
July 4, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at Houston Astros 6 L 23-14 20-12 43-26
July 5, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at Houston Astros 4 W 23-14 21-12 44-26
July 6, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at Houston Astros 3 W 23-14 22-12 45-26
July 7, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 at Atlanta Braves 2 W 23-14 23-12 46-26
July 7, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Atlanta Braves 3 L 23-14 23-13 46-27
July 8, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Atlanta Braves 3 W 23-14 24-13 47-27
July 9, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at Atlanta Braves 4 W 23-14 25-13 48-27
July 11, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at Cincinnati Reds 5 L 23-14 25-14 48-28
July 12, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Cincinnati Reds 6 L 23-14 25-15 48-29
July 13, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at Cincinnati Reds 2 L 23-14 25-16 48-30
July 14, 1972 Houston Astros 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 24-14 25-16 49-30
July 15, 1972 Houston Astros 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 25-14 25-16 50-30
July 16, 1972 Houston Astros 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 W 26-14 25-16 51-30
July 17, 1972 Atlanta Braves 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 27-14 25-16 52-30
July 18, 1972 Atlanta Braves 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 L 27-15 25-16 52-31
July 19, 1972 Atlanta Braves 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 8 W 28-15 25-16 53-31
July 21, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 11 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 L 28-16 25-16 53-32
July 22, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 28-17 25-16 53-33
July 23, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 W 29-17 25-16 54-33
July 27, 1972 New York Mets 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 29-18 25-16 54-34
July 27, 1972 New York Mets 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 7 W 30-18 25-16 55-34
July 28, 1972 New York Mets 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 W 31-18 25-16 56-34
July 29, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Philadelphia Phillies 2 W 31-18 26-16 57-34
July 29, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Philadelphia Phillies 5 L 31-18 26-17 57-35
July 30, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at Philadelphia Phillies 1 W 31-18 27-17 58-35
July 31, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Philadelphia Phillies 0 W 31-18 28-17 59-35
August 1, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 7 L 31-18 28-18 59-36
August 2, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at St. Louis Cardinals 10 L 31-18 28-19 59-37
August 3, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 W 31-18 29-19 60-37
August 4, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Montreal Expos 2 L 31-18 29-20 60-38
August 5, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at Montreal Expos 4 W 31-18 30-20 61-38
August 6, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 8 at Montreal Expos 0 W 31-18 31-20 62-38
August 6, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at Montreal Expos 2 W 31-18 32-20 63-38
August 8, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 32-18 32-20 64-38
August 9, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 32-19 32-20 64-39
August 11, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 10 W 33-19 32-20 65-39
August 12, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 34-19 32-20 66-39
August 13, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 34-20 32-20 66-40
August 13, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 7 W 35-20 32-20 67-40
August 15, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at Los Angeles Dodgers 8 L 35-20 32-21 67-41
August 16, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Los Angeles Dodgers 2 W 35-20 33-21 68-41
August 17, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Los Angeles Dodgers 4 L 35-20 33-22 68-42
August 18, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at San Diego Padres 2 W 35-20 34-22 69-42
August 20, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at San Diego Padres 3 W 35-20 35-22 70-42
August 20, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at San Diego Padres 2 W 35-20 36-22 71-42
August 22, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at San Francisco Giants 0 W 35-20 37-22 72-42
August 23, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at San Francisco Giants 8 L 35-20 37-23 72-43
August 25, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 35-21 37-23 72-44
August 25, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 W 36-21 37-23 73-44
August 26, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 36-22 37-23 73-45
August 27, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 L 36-23 37-23 73-46
August 28, 1972 San Diego Padres 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 37-23 37-23 74-46
August 29, 1972 San Diego Padres 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 38-23 37-23 75-46
August 30, 1972 San Diego Padres 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 11 W 39-23 37-23 76-46
September 1, 1972 San Francisco Giants 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 10 W 40-23 37-23 77-46
September 2, 1972 San Francisco Giants 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 41-23 37-23 78-46
September 3, 1972 San Francisco Giants 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 W 42-23 37-23 79-46
September 4, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 10 W 43-23 37-23 80-46
September 4, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 44-23 37-23 81-46
September 6, 1972 Chicago Cubs 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 45-23 37-23 82-46
September 7, 1972 Chicago Cubs 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 L 45-24 37-23 82-47
September 8, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at Montreal Expos 1 W 45-24 38-23 83-47
September 8, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Montreal Expos 2 W 45-24 39-23 84-47
September 9, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 8 at Montreal Expos 3 W 45-24 40-23 85-47
September 10, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Montreal Expos 8 L 45-24 40-24 85-48
September 12, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at Chicago Cubs 0 W 45-24 41-24 86-48
September 13, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at Chicago Cubs 4 W 45-24 42-24 87-48
September 14, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Chicago Cubs 2 W 45-24 43-24 88-48
September 15, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 10 L 45-24 43-25 88-49
September 16, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 L 45-24 43-26 88-50
September 17, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 L 45-24 43-27 88-51
September 18, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at New York Mets 1 L 45-24 43-28 88-52
September 19, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at New York Mets 1 W 45-24 44-28 89-52
September 20, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at New York Mets 4 L 45-24 44-29 89-53
September 21, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at New York Mets 2 W 45-24 45-29 90-53
September 22, 1972 Montreal Expos 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 46-24 45-29 91-53
September 23, 1972 Montreal Expos 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 46-25 45-29 91-54
September 24, 1972 Montreal Expos 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1 L 46-26 45-29 91-55
September 26, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Philadelphia Phillies 1 W 46-26 46-29 92-55
September 27, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Philadelphia Phillies 1 W 46-26 47-29 93-55
September 28, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Philadelphia Phillies 2 L 46-26 47-30 93-56
September 29, 1972 New York Mets 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 46-27 47-30 93-57
September 30, 1972 New York Mets 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 47-27 47-30 94-57
October 1, 1972 New York Mets 7 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 47-28 47-30 94-58
October 3, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 48-28 47-30 95-58
October 4, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 48-29 47-30 95-59
October 7, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
October 8, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 1-1 0-0 1-1
October 9, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Cincinnati Reds 2 W 1-1 1-0 2-1
October 10, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Cincinnati Reds 7 L 1-1 1-1 2-2
October 11, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Cincinnati Reds 4 L 1-1 1-2 2-3


Schedule

Date Time (ET)
Tue, Jun 18 DET 5 at PIT 4 Final
Tue, Jun 18 PHI 0 at WAS 0 Ppd.
Tue, Jun 18 HOU 3 at CIN 4 Final
Tue, Jun 18 NYM 10 at ATL 2 Final
Tue, Jun 18 CHW 3 at CHC 1 Final
Tue, Jun 18 MIA 6 at STL 0 Final
Tue, Jun 18 COL 8 at ARI 1 Final
Tue, Jun 18 MIL 1 at SD 4 Final
Tue, Jun 18 SF 0 at LAD 9 Final
Wed, Jun 19 HOU at CIN 12:35 p.m.
Wed, Jun 19 MIL at SD 3:40 p.m.
Wed, Jun 19 DET at PIT 7:05 p.m.
Wed, Jun 19 PHI at WAS 7:05 p.m.
Wed, Jun 19 NYM at ATL 7:20 p.m.
Wed, Jun 19 CHW at CHC 8:05 p.m.
Wed, Jun 19 MIA at STL 8:15 p.m.
Wed, Jun 19 COL at ARI 9:40 p.m.
Wed, Jun 19 SF at LAD 10:10 p.m.
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