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1985 Pirates Retrospective – Part 2

1985 Pirates Retrospective – Part 2

Continuing the series of posts on the 1985 Pirates...
Recapping 1984
The Pirates prospects for 1984 certainly weren't strong. Following 1983 Dave Parker left for his hometown of Cincinnati after a couple of years of jeers and batteries being thrown at him in Pittsburgh. The Pirates also traded Mike Easler to Boston for John Tudor. The Pirates were hoping to replace some of that offense with Amos Otis, who was signed as a free agent from Kansas City, but that didn't work out so well.
The offense struggled and finished 10th in runs scored, last in walks and failed to hit 100 homers. Pitching was a different story as Pirate hurlers lead the NL in ERA and were third in strikeouts.

The team's top hitters were veterans Lee Lacy and Jason Thompson along with a trio of younger players - Tony Pena, Johnny Ray and Marvell Wynne.
Rick Rhoden led the pitching staff with a 14-9 record and an ERA of 2.72. He was backed by a trio of pitchers with good ERAs but with identical 12-11 records - John Ca...

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