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1948 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 83-71 .539
Rank: 4th in National League
Run Differential: 706-701 + 5
Manager(s): Billy Meyer
General Manager: Roy Hamey
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 1,517,021 5/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Johnny Riddle
Assistant Coach: Honus Wagner
Assistant Coach: Bill Burwell
Assistant Coach: Gordie Holt
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9162.595--
8569.5526.5
8470.5457.5
8371.5398.5
7876.50613.5
6688.42925.5
6489.41827.0
6490.41627.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
6Stan RojekSS29 15664185186275451246141388.290.355.367722.076.209.3050.67160.3235713
4Ralph KinerOF25 156555104147195401231112613015.265.391.533924.268.472.2360.5413.9296670
7Danny Murtaugh2B30 14651456149215171106040148.290.365.356721.066.202.3130.67514.0183579
16Frankie Gustine3B28 13144968120192942542622612.267.333.379712.111.216.2941.4849.9170499
5Ed Stevens1B23 12842947109196106943553236.254.313.396709.142.233.2701.5142.9170469
15Wally WestlakeOF27 132428781221061765246404110.285.360.456816.171.283.2830.8725.2195479
11Dixie WalkerOF37 1294083912919325415218057.316.393.392785.076.206.3270.35204.0160465
12Johnny HoppOF31 12039264109151213154025037.278.345.385730.107.222.2950.63392.0151435
10Clyde KluttzC30 94271266012242032019044.221.275.325600.103.188.2260.9567.888295
9Ed Fitz GeraldC24 10226231709313533237123.267.349.336685.069.202.3081.16262.088297
18Eddie Bockman3B27 7017623427142321735127.239.309.358667.119.227.2772.0644.063196
14Max West1B31 8714619264082112729104.178.310.370680.192.384.1651.0718.354174
24Bob ChesnesP27 3991152511180711003.275.327.341668.066.143.3041.5791.03198
17Ted BeardOF27 25811516130751218200.198.316.284600.086.296.2541.50--2395
37Elmer RiddleP33 296461210151416060.188.235.250485.063.141.2344.0064.01674
8Monty Basgall2B26 385112111026035001.216.259.353612.137.196.2051.6725.51854
35Tiny BonhamP34 2249280003007010.163.163.163326.000.000.190----850
13Kirby HigbeP33 564841010130011002.208.208.292500.083.083.250--48.01448
28Vic LombardiP25 39481102003024111.208.255.250505.042.083.2272.00--1252
21Fritz OstermuellerP40 2344181004016031.182.200.205405.023.045.2116.00--948
30Rip SewellP41 21425610120615010.143.250.238488.095.238.1922.5042.01049
26Elmer SingletonP30 3823020002008010.087.087.087174.000.000.133----224
32Hal GreggP26 2222360011009020.273.273.409682.136.136.417--22.0924
23Mel QueenP30 2517010000002020.059.059.059118.000.000.067----119
3Johnny RiddleC42 1015130000012011.200.250.200450.000.067.2312.00--317
17Grady WilsonSS25 1210111001003000.100.100.200300.100.100.143----210
-Pete CastiglioneSS27 42000000100000.000.000.0000.000.500.000----02
29Don Gutteridge36 42000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
36Woody MainP26 172000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
34Junior WalshP29 22000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
38Cal McLishP22 31000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
31Earl TurnerC25 21000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals188252867061388191541086506858057821056100.263.335.380715.118.240.2781.0048.920115922
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
24Bob Chesnes27 1463.5725231500019418092771390696201.398.350.604.183.200.77
37Elmer Riddle33 12103.4928271231119118483742081639001.398.670.943.822.970.78
28Vic Lombardi25 1093.703817901541631567267967541101.378.610.503.702.980.81
13Kirby Higbe33 873.3656830311015814075591183864101.417.970.634.734.901.04
35Tiny Bonham34 6104.302220700013514571651823420001.249.601.191.522.781.83
21Fritz Ostermueller40 8114.4323221020013414373661341434001.379.600.872.752.891.05
30Rip Sewell41 1333.47211770301211265147937361001.349.300.662.732.660.97
26Elmer Singleton30 464.9938510172929052511140539001.418.801.083.915.181.33
32Hal Gregg26 244.62228109174724038334250001.438.760.364.143.040.74
23Mel Queen30 446.68258006166825149840341001.8511.181.095.454.640.85
36Woody Main26 118.33170006027352725419120102.0011.671.336.334.000.63
38Cal McLish22 009.0021000058550211002.0014.400.003.601.800.50
22Nick Strincevich33 009.0030002048440210002.5018.000.004.502.250.50
34Junior Walsh29 1011.2520001044551500002.259.002.2511.250.000.00
Pitching Totals83714.1532215665591191372137370163212056451936501.419.010.793.703.400.92
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed Fitz GeraldC9633836154.9610.00
Clyde KluttzC912985488.9780.00
Johnny RiddleC10183011.0000.00
Earl TurnerC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed Stevens1B117102183494.9960.00
Max West1B3219820214.9910.00
Johnny Hopp1B2521118121.9960.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Danny Murtaugh2B1463754121795.9790.00
Monty Basgall2B223735041.0000.00
Eddie Bockman2B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frankie Gustine3B1181192562121.9470.00
Eddie Bockman3B515010069.9620.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Stan RojekSS1562624752991.9620.00
Grady WilsonSS77422.8460.00
Pete CastiglioneSS101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ralph KinerOF1543826101.9750.00
Wally WestlakeOF125274872.9760.00
Dixie WalkerOF112168440.9770.00
Johnny HoppOF801923011.0000.00
Ted BeardOF22660001.0000.00
Max WestOF16110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kirby HigbeP5615852210.9641.54
Vic LombardiP38163337001.0002.21
Elmer SingletonP38921318011.0003.03
Elmer RiddleP2819193723.9582.17
Bob ChesnesP25194214535.9573.06
Mel QueenP25666810.9331.91
Fritz OstermuellerP23134321001.0001.61
Tiny BonhamP221356911.9371.00
Hal GreggP2274710011.0002.06
Rip SewellP21121102131.9122.30
Woody MainP172726001.0002.67
Nick StrincevichP3411001.0004.39
Cal McLishP2502001.0003.60
Junior WalshP2402001.0004.39


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