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The 20 Greatest Pittsburgh Pirates of All-Time

Updated 03/05/2020

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 75 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched.


  1. Honus Wagner
    • Age: 26 – 43
    • Years: 1900 – 1917
    • Position(s): SS, RF, 1B, 3B

    Honus Wagner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    113.81 150 2298 9640 8507 1414 2766 506 210 78 1375 601 836 327 .325 .383 .461 .845

  2. Roberto Clemente
    • Age: 20 – 37
    • Years: 1955 – 1972
    • Position(s): RF, CF

    Roberto Clemente
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    94.48 129 2433 10212 9454 1416 3000 440 166 240 1305 83 621 1230 .317 .358 .475 .833

  3. Arky Vaughan
    • Age: 20 – 29
    • Years: 1932 – 1941
    • Position(s): SS

    Arky Vaughan
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    63.98 144 1411 6181 5268 936 1709 291 116 84 764 86 778 227 .324 .408 .471 .880

  4. Barry Bonds
    • Age: 21 – 27
    • Years: 1986 – 1992
    • Position(s): LF, CF

    Barry Bonds
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    50.1 145 1010 4255 3584 672 984 220 36 176 556 251 611 590 .275 .379 .503 .882

  5. Ralph Kiner
    • Age: 23 – 30
    • Years: 1946 – 1953
    • Position(s): LF, CF, 1B

    Ralph Kiner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    44.55 154 1095 4732 3913 754 1097 153 32 301 801 19 795 546 .280 .404 .566 .970

  6. Willie Stargell
    • Age: 22 – 42
    • Years: 1962 – 1982
    • Position(s): LF, 1B, RF

    Willie Stargell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    57.47 145 2360 9026 7927 1194 2232 423 55 475 1540 17 937 1936 .282 .359 .528 .888

  7. Paul Waner
    • Age: 23 – 37
    • Years: 1926 – 1940
    • Position(s): RF, 1B

    Paul Waner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    68.22 138 2154 9532 8429 1493 2868 558 187 109 1177 100 909 325 .340 .400 .489 .889

  8. Andrew McCutchen
    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 2009 – 2017
    • Position(s): CF

    Andrew McCutchen
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    39.98 137 1346 5829 5033 814 1463 292 44 203 725 171 685 1038 .291 .378 .487 .866

  9. Dave Parker
    • Age: 22 – 32
    • Years: 1973 – 1983
    • Position(s): RF

    Dave Parker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.67 131 1301 5267 4848 728 1479 296 62 166 758 123 346 777 .305 .353 .494 .847

  10. Brian Giles
    • Age: 28 – 32
    • Years: 1999 – 2003
    • Position(s): LF, CF, RF

    Brian Giles
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    26.04 156 715 3114 2541 501 782 174 26 165 506 40 519 338 .308 .426 .591 1.017

  11. Babe Adams
    • Age: 25, 27 – 34, 36 – 44
    • Years: 1907, 1909 – 1916, 1918 – 1926
    • Position(s): SP

    Babe Adams
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    49.88 85 481 354 194 139 2.74 2991.1 206 44 15 1121 911 428 1036 7.0% 1.09

  12. Wilbur Cooper
    • Age: 20 – 32
    • Years: 1912 – 1924
    • Position(s): SP

    Wilbur Cooper
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    47.95 84 469 371 202 159 2.74 3199 263 33 14 1241 974 762 1191 8.9% 1.20

  13. Fred Clarke
    • Age: 27 – 38, 40 – 42
    • Years: 1900 – 1911, 1913 – 1915
    • Position(s): LF

    Fred Clarke
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    44.29 136 1373 5902 5073 931 1528 223 144 30 590 240 579 50 .301 .367 .419 .787

  14. Bob Friend
    • Age: 20 – 34
    • Years: 1951 – 1965
    • Position(s): SP

    Bob Friend
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    47.88 92 568 477 191 218 3.55 3480.1 161 35 10 1575 1372 869 1682 11.5% 1.29

  15. Andy Van Slyke
    • Age: 26 – 33
    • Years: 1987 – 1994
    • Position(s): CF

    Andy Van Slyke
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    30.91 125 1057 4432 3922 598 1108 203 67 117 564 134 431 733 .283 .351 .457 .809

  16. Max Carey
    • Age: 20 – 36
    • Years: 1910 – 1926
    • Position(s): CF, LF

    Max Carey
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    52.46 113 2178 9654 8406 1414 2416 375 148 67 719 688 918 646 .287 .352 .391 .744

  17. John Candelaria
    • Age: 21 – 31, 39
    • Years: 1975 – 1985, 1993
    • Position(s): SP

    John Candelaria
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    32.37 86 345 271 124 87 3.17 1873 45 9 16 731 660 436 1159 15.2% 1.17

  18. Starling Martels
    • Age: 23 – 30
    • Years: 2012 – 2019
    • Position(s): LF, CF

    Starling Marte
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    29.9 116 953 3986 3647 555 1047 192 42 108 420 239 196 812 .287 .341 .452 .793

  19. Elbie Fletcher
    • Age: 23 – 27, 30 – 31
    • Years: 1939 – 1943, 1946 – 1947
    • Position(s): 1B

    Elbie Fletcher
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.96 132 916 3820 3140 509 875 154 43 60 464 20 625 306 .279 .399 .412 .811

  20. Jason Kendall
    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 1996 – 2004
    • Position(s): C

    Jason Kendall
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    30.7 113 1252 5282 4606 706 1409 256 29 67 471 140 454 403 .306 .389 .418 .807

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