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1952 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 42-112 .273
Rank: 8th in National League
Run Differential: 515-793 -278
Manager(s): Billy Meyer
General Manager: Branch Rickey
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 686,673 12/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Honus Wagner
Bullpen Coach: Sam Narron
First Base Coach: Bill Posedel
Third Base Coach: Milt Stock
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9657.627--
9262.5974.5
8866.5718.5
8767.5659.5
7777.50019.5
6985.44827.5
6489.41832.0
42112.27354.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
5Tony Bartirome1B203553278
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3
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016332637050.220.273.265538.045.118.2451.42--94386
21Ted BeardOF314458
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2
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1
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032079011.182.294.273567.091.295.2291.29--1252
30Bill BellP1840000000004000.000.000.0000.000.000-----04
7Gus BellOF2346853117
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21
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5
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16
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59143672246.250.304.419723.169.239.2662.0029.3196508
12Johnny Berardino2B355628
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4
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0040046001.143.200.214414.071.143.1601.50--1260
24Don CarlsenP25301
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00000000000.333.333.333666.000.000.333----13
16Pete Castiglione3B312142757
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9
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1
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4
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1833178132.266.320.374694.107.187.2620.4753.580234
17Brandy DavisOF24951417
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1
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1
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01921128020.179.264.211475.032.221.2542.55--20108
8Bobby Del GrecoOF193413474
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2
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20653870339.217.296.279575.062.176.2701.84341.095382
22Murry DicksonP35107424
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00600110025.224.231.262493.037.047.24710.00--28110
29Jim DunnP2110000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
15Erv DusakOF312716
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001
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30028002.222.276.333609.111.185.2784.0027.0929
19Harry FisherP261505
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1
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0010003001.333.333.400733.067.067.417----615
9Ed Fitz GeraldC2873417
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01
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702715004.233.300.288588.055.123.2812.1473.02180
25Bob FriendP215223
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000000220071.058.093.058151.000.038.09410.00--361
2Joe GaragiolaC263443594
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4
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54015024207.273.365.410775.137.279.2760.4843.0141394
24Dick GroatSS2138438109
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1
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2924192711118.284.318.313631.029.073.3031.42384.0120414
18Dick HallOF2180611
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1
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00201217010.138.159.150309.013.025.1758.50--1283
36Cal HogueP242416
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0050016011.250.280.292572.042.083.3336.00--726
8Bill HowertonOF302538
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040065001.320.452.440892.120.360.4000.83--1131
4Ralph KinerOF2951690126
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873011077706.244.377.500877.256.475.2210.7013.9258626
20Ron KlineP201900000000011000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----019
26Clem KoshorekSS-2B273222784
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0015472639263.261.316.314630.053.124.2971.50--101354
32Paul LaPalmeP281011
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0000002010.100.100.200300.100.100.125----211
35Woody MainP303712
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00000009031.054.054.054108.000.000.071----240
29Jim ManganC221312
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00020013000.154.214.154368.000.077.2003.00--214
3Clyde McCulloughC351721040
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15011018253.233.275.291566.058.110.2551.80172.050187
10Jack Merson2B303984198
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381122381311.246.286.344630.098.153.2621.7379.6137423
44Catfish Metkovich1B3137341101
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41523229459.271.328.391719.121.214.2790.9153.3146410
30Joe MuirP29911
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00000011000.111.200.111311.000.111.1251.00--110
19Red MungerP3370000000004010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
21Ron NecciaiP201701
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00010019000.059.111.059170.000.059.1259.00--118
5Jack Phillips1B3010000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
11Howie PolletP3168413
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000400817022.191.276.191467.000.118.2552.13--1378
14Sonny Senerchia3B21100522
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1103421000.220.250.360610.140.150.2505.2533.336104
6,31Dick Smith3B246687
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0050093001.106.213.121334.015.152.1110.33--875
14George Strickland2B-SS262321741
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22422145125.177.245.284529.108.207.1982.1446.466255
27Jim SucheckiP2420000000011000.000.333.000333.000.500.0001.00--03
15Frank ThomasOF232112
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00000011002.095.136.095231.000.048.1001.00--222
6Lee WallsOF1980615
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500822001.188.261.288549.100.200.2322.7540.02388
23Jim WaughP181001
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00000025011.100.250.100350.000.200.2002.50--113
28Ted WilksP36801
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00000000010.125.125.125250.000.000.125----19
Batting Totals1926519351512011813092478434148672426070104.231.297.331628.100.194.2531.4956.417185749
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
30Bill Bell18014.50410020151611831341001.819.001.697.312.250.31
19Red Munger33037.275400002630212161080001.5410.382.083.462.770.80
21Ron Necciai20167.04129002054634543532313001.7310.310.825.245.070.97
11Howie Pollet317164.1231309110214217111982271901001.359.130.932.993.791.27
36Mel Queen340233.002200003812112432004.0024.006.0012.009.000.75
27Jim Suchecki24005.405000301014761460001.8012.600.903.605.401.50
23Jim Waugh18166.40177106052614337432180001.7910.560.695.543.120.56
19Bill Werle31009.0050000049541110002.5020.252.252.252.251.00
28Ted Wilks36553.634400034472653229931241001.338.131.133.883.000.77
30Joe Muir29236.25125100035422825318170001.6710.500.754.504.250.94
35Woody Main302124.4748112019215314978761452792101.318.760.823.064.651.52
24Don Carlsen250110.80510010102013121521002.5018.000.904.501.800.40
22Murry Dickson3514213.5643342128227727812811026761120001.279.000.842.463.631.47
29Jim Dunn21003.6030001054220321001.407.200.005.403.600.67
19Harry Fisher26127.008300401817141441351001.678.502.006.502.500.38
25Bob Friend217174.183523614018518696861584757101.469.050.734.093.650.89
36Cal Hogue24184.821912305083795645768341001.758.460.757.293.640.50
20Ron Kline20075.472711005078745548366274301.778.430.347.523.080.41
32Paul LaPalme28123.903120016059563326637255001.558.400.905.553.750.68
34Ed Wolfe23006.7530001037331510003.0015.752.2511.252.250.20
Pitching Totals421124.6535915543411281364139579370413362556430501.489.200.884.123.720.90
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe GaragiolaC10541863119.9780.00
Clyde McCulloughC612273854.9810.00
Ed Fitz GeraldC18494001.0000.00
Jim ManganC43210.8330.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tony Bartirome1B118909721191.9890.00
Catfish Metkovich1B7253033759.9880.00
Pete Castiglione1B120001.0000.00
Clyde McCullough1B10000.0000.00
Jack Phillips1B120011.0000.00
George Strickland1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack Merson2B81190214959.9780.00
George Strickland2B45951271130.9530.00
Clem Koshorek2B275472511.9620.00
Johnny Berardino2B183758413.9600.00
Dick Smith2B436011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pete Castiglione3B5767129107.9510.00
Sonny Senerchia3B28303133.9530.00
Jack Merson3B27305233.9650.00
Clem Koshorek3B26264135.9570.00
Dick Smith3B16163023.9580.00
Dick Hall3B51010001.0000.00
Ed Fitz Gerald3B26110.8750.00
Bill Howerton3B10120.3330.00
George Strickland3B151021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick GroatSS942292722561.9520.00
Clem KoshorekSS33691191031.9490.00
George StricklandSS284790824.9450.00
Dick SmithSS451414.9500.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ralph KinerOF149250980.9700.00
Gus BellOF123202862.9720.00
Bobby Del GrecoOF932461163.9770.00
Catfish MetkovichOF33721001.0000.00
Brandy DavisOF2953240.9320.00
Lee WallsOF19442011.0000.00
Dick HallOF1434110.9720.00
Ted BeardOF13271001.0000.00
Erv DusakOF117221.8180.00
Bill HowertonOF59010.9000.00
Frank ThomasOF581001.0000.00
Pete CastiglioneOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Woody MainP4815381540.8521.35
Ted WilksP44723911.9231.50
Murry DicksonP43277296247.9582.95
Bob FriendP35185103723.9592.29
Paul LaPalmeP315911511.9412.43
Howie PolletP3121474832.9482.31
Ron KlineP277838021.0001.27
Cal HogueP19834921.8671.41
Jim WaughP175201111.9171.90
Joe MuirP12354511.9002.30
Ron NecciaiP12544722.8461.83
Harry FisherP81811001.0000.99
Don CarlsenP51006011.0005.40
Red MungerP52619031.0003.45
Jim SucheckiP5100210.6671.80
Bill WerleP5402001.0004.50
Bill BellP41514011.0002.96
Jim DunnP3520001.0003.53
Ed WolfeP3311011.0005.63
Mel QueenP230000.0000.00


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