Pittsburgh Pirates award winners and league leaders

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This is a list of all awards won by players and personnel of the Pittsburgh Pirates professional baseball team.


Most Valuable Player Award[edit]

Cy Young Award[edit]

Rookie of the Year Award[edit]

Manager of the Year Award[edit]

Golden Gloves[edit]

First base
Second base
Third base

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award[edit]

See explanatory note at Atlanta Braves award winners and league leaders.
Team (at all positions)
  • (2012)
  • (2013)
Catcher (in MLB)
Left fielder (in MLB)

Silver Slugger Award[edit]

Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Award[edit]

Comeback Player of the Year Award[edit]

All-Star Game MVP Award[edit]

Roberto Clemente Award[edit]

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)[edit]

  • Roberto Clemente — voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

Players Choice Awards Outstanding Player (NL)[edit]

Players Choice Awards Outstanding Rookie (NL)[edit]

Topps All-Star Rookie teams[edit]

Players Choice Awards Comeback Player (NL)[edit]

Ford C. Frick Award[edit]

Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year[edit]

  • Rip Sewell (1943)
  • Frankie Frisch (1944)
  • Bill Meyer (1948)
  • Ralph Kiner (1947, 1949)
  • Murry Dickson (1951)
  • Dale Long (1956)
  • Dick Groat (1957, 1960)
  • Danny Murtaugh (1958, 1970, 1971)
  • Roy Face (1959)
  • Roberto Clemente (1961, 1966, 1971)
  • Vernon Law (1965)
  • Steve Blass (1968)
  • Willie Stargell (1971, 1979)
  • Dave Parker (1978)
  • Syd Thrift (1987)
  • Jim Leyland (1990)
  • Jay Bell (1993)
  • Jason Kendall (2000)
  • Andrew McCutchen (2012)
  • Clint Hurdle (2013)

Team award[edit]

For prior pennants and World Series championships, see the "Pittsburgh Pirates" navigation box at bottom of page.

Team records (single-season and career)[edit]

Franchise records[edit]

See: Pittsburgh Pirates#Franchise records

Other achievements[edit]

Hall of Famers[edit]

See: Pittsburgh Pirates#Baseball Hall of Fame

Retired numbers[edit]

See: Pittsburgh Pirates#Retired numbers

Associated Press Athlete of the Year[edit]

Sporting News Sportsman of the Year[edit]

See: Sporting News#Sportsman of the Year

Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year[edit]


Pirates No-Hitters
Name IP Date
Nick Maddox 9.0 20 Sep 1907
Cliff Chambers 9.0 6 May 1951
Bob Moose 9.0 20 Sep 1969
Dock Ellis 9.0 12 Jun 1970
John Candelaria 9.0 9 Aug 1976
Francisco Córdova
Ricardo Rincón
12 Jul 1997
  • On September 20, 1907, Nick Maddox, a 20-year-old rookie,[2] the youngest Major League Baseball player to ever throw a no-hitter,[3][4] threw the first no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball club. Through 1907 and 1908 Maddox won 20 of his 30 starts, making him the fastest pitcher to ever reach 20 games. This mark will be tied in the future by three other pitchers, but never beaten. Maddox won the third game of the 1909 World Series over Detroit, but was released in 1910 after winning only two games.
  • The Pirates waited decades later for their next no-hitter, which was delivered by Cliff Chambers against the Boston Braves in Boston, a 3-0 victory, on May 6, 1951. Chambers walked eight and had one wild pitch, and he also drove in the third run in the 8th inning. For Chambers, this was his last victory in a Pirates uniform.
  • Bob Moose no-hit the New York Mets in New York on September 20, 1969, which became the 5th no-hitter recorded by National League pitchers, a record at the time. Moose later moved into a relief role, and in 1976 led the Pirates in saves.
  • Dock Ellis might be considered the most notorious no-hitter pitcher. In his autobiography, Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball, Ellis revealed that he pitched his no-hitter against the San Diego Padres while under the influence of LSD. Ellis won the game 2-0, receiving his support from two Willie Stargell home runs.
  • John "The Candy Man" Candelaria threw his no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 9, 1976, winning 2-0.[5] Candelaria got out of a bases-loaded jam in the 3rd inning to preserve his no-hit shut out. It was the first no-hitter thrown in Pittsburgh by a Pirate since Nick Maddox in 1907.[6]
  • July 12, 1997 was Pittsburgh's first non-Opening Day sellout since 1977; the crowd of 44,119 saw Francisco Córdova and Ricardo Rincón pitch 10 innings of no-hit, shut out baseball against the Houston Astros.[7] The Pirates were held scoreless through nine innings, meaning the game would need extra innings. Rincon came in to relieve Córdova, who had thrown 121 pitches, in the 10th inning, and Rincón completed the performance by pitching a single inning of no-hit baseball. Rincon got the win when Mark Smith hit a three-run, pinch hit home run in the bottom of the 10th. Three seasons later, in 2000, Córdova was on his way to recording his 2nd no-hitter with the Pirates until he gave up a hit with one out in the 8th inning.

League leaders[edit]

Batting Champions[edit]

Home Run Champions[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The World Series Trophy was first awarded in 1967. In 1985, it was re-named the Commissioner's Trophy. From 1970 to 1984, the "Commissioner's Trophy" was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP.
  2. ^ Newman, Mark (7 September 2006). "Sanchez latest rookie to toss a no-no". FloridaMarlins.com. Major League Baseball. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Nick Maddox". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Letters to the Editor". Baseball Digest. June 2003. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Candy's no-hitter sweetens Buc's year". The Daily Collegian. Pittsburgh. Associated Press. 11 August 1976. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  6. ^ Feeney, Charley (11 August 1976). "Candelaria's Refrain Same After No-Hitter". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Google. p. 17. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  7. ^ "Cordova Hurls 9 Innings Of 10-Inning No-Hitter". The New York Times. 13 July 1997. Retrieved 25 November 2008.