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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
6Stan RojekSS2915664185186275451246141388.290.355.367722.076.209.3050.67160.3235713
4Ralph KinerOF25156555104147195401231112613015.265.391.533924.268.472.2360.5413.9296670
7Danny Murtaugh2B3014651456149215171106040148.290.365.356721.066.202.3130.67514.0183579
16Frankie Gustine3B2813144968120192942542622612.267.333.379712.111.216.2941.4849.9170499
5Ed Stevens1B2312842947109196106943553236.254.313.396709.142.233.2701.5142.9170469
15Wally WestlakeOF27132428781221061765246404110.285.360.456816.171.283.2830.8725.2195479
11Dixie WalkerOF371294083912919325415218057.316.393.392785.076.206.3270.35204.0160465
12Johnny HoppOF3112039264109151213154025037.278.345.385730.107.222.2950.63392.0151435
10Clyde KluttzC3094271266012242032019044.221.275.325600.103.188.2260.9567.888295
9Ed Fitz GeraldC2410226231709313533237123.267.349.336685.069.202.3081.16262.088297
18Eddie Bockman3B277017623427142321735127.239.309.358667.119.227.2772.0644.063196
14Max West1B318714619264082112729104.178.310.370680.192.384.1651.0718.354174
24Bob ChesnesP273991152511180711003.275.327.341668.066.143.3041.5791.03198
17Ted BeardOF2725811516130751218200.198.316.284600.086.296.2541.50--2395
37Elmer RiddleP33296461210151416060.188.235.250485.063.141.2344.0064.01674
8Monty Basgall2B26385112111026035001.216.259.353612.137.196.2051.6725.51854
35Tiny BonhamP342249280003007010.163.163.163326.000.000.190----850
13Kirby HigbeP33564841010130011002.208.208.292500.083.083.250--48.01448
28Vic LombardiP2539481102003024111.208.255.250505.042.083.2272.00--1252
21Fritz OstermuellerP402344181004016031.182.200.205405.023.045.2116.00--948
30Rip SewellP4121425610120615010.143.250.238488.095.238.1922.5042.01049
26Elmer SingletonP303823020002008010.087.087.087174.000.000.133----224
32Hal GreggP262222360011009020.273.273.409682.136.136.417--22.0924
23Mel QueenP302517010000002020.059.059.059118.000.000.067----119
3Johnny RiddleC421015130000012011.200.250.200450.000.067.2312.00--317
17Grady WilsonSS251210111001003000.100.100.200300.100.100.143----210
-Pete CastiglioneSS2742000000100000.000.000.0000.000.500.000----02
29Don Gutteridge3642000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
36Woody MainP26172000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
34Junior WalshP2922000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
38Cal McLishP2231000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
31Earl TurnerC2521000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals188252867061388191541086506858057821056100.263.335.380715.118.240.2781.0048.920115922
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
24Bob Chesnes271463.5725231500019418092771390696201.398.350.604.183.200.77
37Elmer Riddle3312103.4928271231119118483742081639001.398.670.943.822.970.78
28Vic Lombardi251093.703817901541631567267967541101.378.610.503.702.980.81
13Kirby Higbe33873.3656830311015814075591183864101.417.970.634.734.901.04
35Tiny Bonham346104.302220700013514571651823420001.249.601.191.522.781.83
21Fritz Ostermueller408114.4323221020013414373661341434001.379.600.872.752.891.05
30Rip Sewell411333.47211770301211265147937361001.349.300.662.732.660.97
26Elmer Singleton30464.9938510172929052511140539001.418.801.083.915.181.33
32Hal Gregg26244.62228109174724038334250001.438.760.364.143.040.74
23Mel Queen30446.68258006166825149840341001.8511.181.095.454.640.85
36Woody Main26118.33170006027352725419120102.0011.671.336.334.000.63
38Cal McLish22009.0021000058550211002.0014.400.003.601.800.50
22Nick Strincevich33009.0030002048440210002.5018.000.004.502.250.50
34Junior Walsh291011.2520001044551500002.259.002.2511.250.000.00
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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