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1955 PITTSBURGH PIRATES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Pittsburgh,PA
Team Record:  60-94   .390
Result:   8th in National League
Manager(s):  Fred Haney
General Manager:   Branch Rickey
Stadium:  Forbes Field
Attendance:  469,397
Playoffs:  -

Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Sid Gordon (37)
Youngest Player:  Red Swanson (18)
Longest Tenure:  Dick Smith, Frank Thomas, Bob Friend (5)
Top Hitter:  Dick Groat (26)
Top Pitcher:  Bob Friend (8)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  68.95%
National League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
Brooklyn9855.641--
Milwaukee8569.55213.5
NY Giants8074.51918.5
Philadelphia7777.50021.5
Cincinnati7579.48723.5
Chi Cubs7281.47126.0
St. Louis6886.44230.5
Pittsburgh6094.39038.5

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSwOBATBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
24Dick Groat+ss2624-MLB1515214513928245102382611111120.267.317.351669.298183572416634.1.274
15Frank Thomas+of-3b3126-MLB1425107212516225722060762103613.245.324.431755.332220581407775.1.241
13,21Roberto Clemente+of4420UDFA: 1954MLB124474481212311547251860234314.255.284.382666.294181501379533.8.282
8Gene Freese+3b3221-MLB1344556911521814445134574416110.253.310.426736.326194510368675.0.262
29Dale Long+1b3329-MLB1314195912219131679014872166414.291.362.513875.381215478322826.9.316
18Jerry Lynch+of6524-MLB88282438018652822223304047.284.331.443774.339125308215465.8.302
6Johnny O'Brien+2b-24-MLB84278228315212511201911327.299.346.378723.328105304208415.3.315
10Jack Shepard+c-23-MLB94264246310222310332503228.239.321.314635.29383301213303.8.255
12Dick Cole+ss-3b-29-MLB7723916548302100182221015.226.285.285569.26368260191212.9.248
7Eddie O'Brien+ss-of6424-MLB752362655310845181310602.233.290.254544.25860261194182.6.247
11Toby Atwell+c5231-MLB7120721448011801401619144.213.337.266603.27755253173233.6.222
3George Freese+3b-28-MLB5117917468232211171822317.257.327.374701.31667202145234.4.270
5Preston Ward+1b-of-27-MLB8417916387452500222804523.212.296.380675.29768208151234.1.223
25Roman Mejias+of-24-MLB711671436813211391300003.216.256.329585.26555176137152.9.219
16Tom Saffell+of-33-MLB731132119101310152203401.168.266.204469.220231329951.3.200
14Felipe Montemayor+of-25-MLB36951020132810182412002.211.342.347689.3163311477124.2.261
17Hardy Peterson+c-25-MLB328172060110007711213.247.311.358669.301299267104.1.257
32Vern Law+p-25-MLB446381630181041600200.254.299.349648.29522694973.7.326
19Bob Friend+p-24-MLB446131010040031500600.164.203.180383.18211705700.2.217
35Max Surkont+p-33-MLB35505710020041310400.140.218.160378.1898594700.2.189
4Sid Gordon+of-3b-37-MLB1647281001002600003.170.204.191396.186949420-0.0.195
30Dick Hall+p-24-MLB2140371013006500103.175.283.275558.26611473731.9.176
22Ron Kline+p-23-MLB37381500000012100100.132.154.132285.13554034-3-2.0.294
27Dick Littlefield+p-29-MLB35341610030041500100.176.263.206469.2297392910.6.316
31Lino Donoso+p-32-MLB2527250001000800302.185.185.185370.16953027-1-0.9.263
26Roy Face+p-27-MLB4326131001001400300.115.148.154302.142430260-0.2.136
34Bob Purkey+p-25-MLB1419160014000400300.316.316.474789.3519221634.9.357
7Curt Roberts+2b-25-MLB617121000002100000.118.211.176387.1913191511.1.125
6Earl Smith+of-27-MLB516110000004210000.062.286.062348.2151211500.8.071
30Nellie King+p-27-MLB1712000000000500201.000.000.0000.00001415-2-3.6.000
9Nick Koback+c-19-MLB57020000000100000.286.286.286571.26127512.8.333
14John Powers+of-25-MLB24010000000000000.250.250.250500.22814302.4.250
37Al Grunwald+p-25-MLB34020000000100000.500.500.5001000.456242111.6.667
28Ben Wade+p-32-MLB114000000001300000.000.200.000200.1430540-2.9.000
23Laurin Pepper+p-24-MLB142000000000100000.000.000.0000.000022--.000
31Roger Bowman+p-27-MLB72010000000000100.500.500.5001000.45613217.1.500
34Fred Waters+p-28-MLB21000000000000000.000.000.0000.000011--.000
39Jake Thies+p-29-MLB10000000001000000.0001.000.0001000.7160100--.000
21Dick Smith+3b-ss-27-MLB40100000001000000.0001.000.0001000.7160100--.000
Totals: (39 players)154517356012622106091532222247165221649332132.244.308.361669--1865579041906184.262

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPHBIBBBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
32Vern Law+2125-MLB10103.81432481131200.2221988519618250 01.419.910.852.743.680.74--1.36
19Bob Friend+824-MLB1492.83442092112200.1178806318529800 01.158.000.812.344.400.53--1.73
35Max Surkont+3233-MLB7145.5735225072166.119410910323788460 01.6410.501.244.224.550.93--1.08
22Ron Kline+4323-MLB6134.15361921122136.2161786313534820 21.5710.600.863.493.161.10--1.27
27Dick Littlefield+4929-MLB5125.1235174150130.0148917415687050 11.6610.251.044.714.850.97--0.81
26Roy Face+3427-MLB573.58421040215125.2128585010408430 01.349.170.722.866.020.48--0.83
31Lino Donoso+-32-MLB465.312593010195.0106585616353810 01.4810.041.523.323.600.92--0.77
30Dick Hall+-24-MLB663.911513402194.19243418284600 01.278.780.762.674.390.61--1.00
34Bob Purkey+-25-MLB275.321410203167.27747405252410 01.5110.240.673.333.191.04--1.41
30Nellie King+-27-MLB132.98174007054.16024182142100 01.369.940.332.323.480.67--0.90
28Ben Wade+-32-MLB013.21111007128.0261210314700 01.438.360.964.502.252.00--0.64
23Laurin Pepper+-24-MLB0110.35141006020.0302423525720 02.7513.502.2511.253.153.57--0.68
31Roger Bowman+-27-MLB038.6472001016.2251816210840 02.1013.501.085.404.321.25--1.60
37Al Grunwald+-25-MLB004.703000107.274417200 01.838.221.178.222.353.50----
28Paul Martin+-23-MLB0114.147100307.0131211017310 14.2916.710.0021.863.865.67--0.70
34Fred Waters+-28-MLB003.602000205.072212000 01.8012.601.803.600.00----1.14
39Jake Thies+-29-MLB014.911100003.255203000 02.1812.270.007.360.00----0.23
20Red Swanson+-18-MLB0018.001000102.024413000 02.509.004.5013.500.00----1.50
20,57Bill Bell+-21-MLB000.001000101.000001000 01.000.000.009.000.00----2.00
Totals: (39 players)60944.39154154415113161,36214807676659153662230--41.279.780.943.544.110.86-- 

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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