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1955 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 60-94 .390
Rank: 8th in National League
Run Differential: 560-767 -207
Manager(s): Fred Haney
General Manager: Branch Rickey
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 469,397 15/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Honus Wagner
Assistant Coach: John Fitzpatrick
Bullpen Coach: Sam Narron
First Base Coach: Clyde Sukeforth
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9855.641--
8569.55213.5
8074.51918.5
7777.50021.5
7579.48723.5
7281.47126.0
6886.44230.5
6094.39038.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
24Dick GroatSS2452145139
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5102382611111120.267.317.351668.084.154.2740.68130.3183572
15Frank ThomasOF2651072125
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25
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722060762103613.245.324.431755.186.308.2411.2720.4220581
13,21Roberto ClementeOF2047448121
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11
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5
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47251860234314.255.284.382666.127.158.2823.3394.8181501
8Gene Freese3B-2B2145569115
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8
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445134574416110.253.310.426736.174.257.2621.6832.5194510
29Dale Long1B2941959122
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79014872166414.291.362.513875.222.334.3161.5026.2215478
18Jerry LynchOF242824380
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2822223304047.284.331.443774.160.238.3021.5056.4125308
6Johnny O'Brien2B242782283
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2511201911327.299.346.378724.079.151.3150.95278.0105304
10Jack ShepardC232642463
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2310332503228.239.321.314635.076.205.2550.76132.083301
12Dick Cole3B-2B292391654
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02100182221015.226.285.285570.059.134.2481.22--68260
7Eddie O'BrienOF242362655
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0845181310602.233.290.254544.021.093.2470.72--60261
11Toby AtwellC312072144
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1801401619144.213.337.266603.053.242.2220.40207.055253
3George Freese3B281791746
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2211171822317.257.327.374701.117.212.2701.0659.767202
5Preston Ward1B271791638
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2500222804523.212.296.380676.168.291.2231.2735.868208
25Roman MejiasOF241671436
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211391300003.216.256.329585.114.156.2191.4455.755176
16Tom SaffellOF331132119
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310152203401.168.266.204470.035.177.2001.47113.023132
14Felipe MontemayorOF25951020
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810182412002.211.342.347689.137.337.2611.3347.533114
17Hardy PetersonC2581720
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10007711213.247.311.358669.111.198.2571.0081.02992
32Vern LawP2563816
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81041600200.254.299.349648.095.175.3264.0063.02269
19Bob FriendP2461310
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0040031500600.164.203.180383.016.066.2175.00--1170
35Max SurkontP335057
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0020041310400.140.218.160378.020.100.1893.25--859
4Sid Gordon3B374728
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001002600003.170.204.191395.021.064.1953.00--949
30Dick HallP244037
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3006500103.175.283.275558.100.250.1760.8340.01147
22Ron KlineP233815
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00000012100100.132.154.132286.000.026.29421.00--540
27Dick LittlefieldP293416
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0030041500100.176.263.206469.029.147.3163.75--739
31Lino DonosoP322725
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0001000800302.185.185.185370.000.000.263----530
26Roy FaceP272613
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001001400300.115.148.154302.038.077.1364.00--430
34Bob PurkeyP251916
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4000400300.316.316.474790.158.158.357--19.0922
7Curt Roberts2B251712
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000002100000.118.211.176387.059.176.1250.50--319
6Earl SmithOF271611
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0000004210000.063.286.063349.000.250.0710.50--121
30Nellie KingP2712000000000500201.000.000.0000.000.000.000----014
9Nick KobackC19702
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0000000100000.286.286.286572.000.000.333----27
37Al GrunwaldP25402
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.000.667----24
14John PowersOF25401
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0000000000000.250.250.250500.000.000.250----14
28Ben WadeP324000000001300000.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--05
31Roger BowmanP27201
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0000000000100.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----13
23Laurin PepperP242000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
34Fred WatersP281000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
21Dick SmithSS270100000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
39Jake ThiesP290000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals1909517356012622106091532222247165221649332132.244.305.361666.117.208.2621.3856.818655769
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Vern Law2510103.8143248113120022198851961825001.409.900.852.733.671.34
19Bob Friend241492.8444209211220017880631852980001.158.010.812.344.411.88
35Max Surkont337145.58352250721661941091032378846001.6410.521.254.234.551.08
22Ron Kline236134.1436192112213616178631353482201.5610.580.853.483.150.91
27Dick Littlefield295125.123517415013014891741568705101.6610.251.044.714.851.03
26Roy Face27573.5742104021512512858501040843001.339.140.712.866.002.10
31Lino Donoso32465.31259301019510658561635381001.4810.041.523.323.601.09
30Dick Hall24663.931513402194924341828460001.288.810.772.684.401.64
34Bob Purkey25275.291410203167774740525241001.5010.190.663.313.180.96
30Nellie King27133.00174007054602418214210001.3710.000.332.333.501.50
28Ben Wade32013.2111100712826121031470001.438.360.964.502.250.50
23Laurin Pepper240110.3514100602030242352572002.7513.502.2511.253.150.28
31Roger Bowman27038.477200101625181621084002.0613.241.065.294.240.80
37Al Grunwald25004.5030001077441720001.757.881.137.882.250.29
28Paul Martin230114.14710030713121101731104.2916.710.0021.863.860.18
34Fred Waters28003.6020002057221200001.8012.601.803.600.000.00
39Jake Thies29014.5011000035520300002.0011.250.006.750.000.00
20Red Swanson180018.0010001022441300002.509.004.5013.500.000.00
20,57Bill Bell21000.0010001010000100001.000.000.009.000.000.00
Pitching Totals60944.39353154415113161362148076766514253662230401.489.780.943.544.111.16
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack ShepardC772883466.9820.00
Toby AtwellC673342433.9920.00
Hardy PetersonC311172154.9650.00
Nick KobackC241001.0000.00
Jerry LynchC282001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dale Long1B1199689713114.9880.00
Preston Ward1B4838435141.9980.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnny O'Brien2B781852201353.9690.00
Gene Freese2B571281731141.9650.00
Dick Cole2B246067413.9690.00
Curt Roberts2B671424.9130.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gene Freese3B65551271116.9430.00
George Freese3B50508293.9360.00
Dick Cole3B33256167.9350.00
Sid Gordon3B8521041.0000.00
Eddie O'Brien3B78720.8820.00
Ron Kline3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick GroatSS14933045032107.9610.00
Dick ColeSS121830051.0000.00
Eddie O'BrienSS44410.8890.00
Dick SmithSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank ThomasOF139307853.9840.00
Roberto ClementeOF1182531865.9780.00
Jerry LynchOF711041163.9500.00
Eddie O'BrienOF56132811.9930.00
Tom SaffellOF4778230.9640.00
Roman MejiasOF4467862.9260.00
Felipe MontemayorOF2844020.9570.00
Earl SmithOF5110001.0000.00
Sid GordonOF47010.8750.00
Dick HallOF330001.0000.00
John PowersOF240001.0000.00
Preston WardOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob FriendP4420075026.9662.56
Vern LawP43200143543.9252.20
Roy FaceP42125141311.9641.94
Ron KlineP36136203022.9623.30
Dick LittlefieldP3513071231.8641.32
Max SurkontP3516682120.9351.57
Lino DonosoP259561821.9232.27
Nellie KingP175476011.0002.16
Dick HallP159466001.0001.15
Laurin PepperP142012011.0001.35
Bob PurkeyP146721610.9472.41
Ben WadeP112843001.0002.25
Roger BowmanP71615001.0003.33
Paul MartinP7701001.0001.29
Al GrunwaldP3720001.0002.50
Fred WatersP2501001.0001.80
Bill BellP110000.0000.00
Red SwansonP120000.0000.00
Jake ThiesP130000.0000.00


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