The 20 Greatest Pittsburgh Pirates of All-Time

The Pittsburgh Pirates franchise has existed since 1882. Since 1901 they have played in the National League. Since 1901 they have been known exclusively as the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates franchise has won five World Series titles (1909, 1925, 1960, 1971, & 1979) and over 9,300 games.

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 100 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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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. 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

  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. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Tommy Leach
    • Age: 22 – 34, 40
    • Years: 1900 – 1912, 1918
    • Position(s): 3B, CF, LF

    Tommy Leach
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    36.46 111 1523 6460 5750 989 1569 191 137 42 610 263 495 126 .273 .323 .375 .698

  19. 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

  20. Sam Leever
    • Age: 26 – 38
    • Years: 1898 – 1910
    • Position(s): SP

    Sam Leever
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    29.31 82 302 228 157 64 2.31 2016 179 32 10 722 518 412 627 1.11

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