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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
Roster Continuity 68.95% 13/16
Manager(s): Fred Haney
General Manager: Branch Rickey
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 469,397 15/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
24Dick GroatSS24   52145139
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5102382611111120.267.317.351668.084.154.2740.68130.3183572
15Frank ThomasOF26   51072125
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25
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722060762103613.245.324.431755.186.308.2411.2720.4220581
13,21Roberto ClementeOF20   47448121
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47251860234314.255.284.382666.127.158.2823.3394.8181501
8Gene Freese3B-2B21   45569115
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445134574416110.253.310.426736.174.257.2621.6832.5194510
29Dale Long1B29   41959122
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79014872166414.291.362.513875.222.334.3161.5026.2215478
18Jerry LynchOF24   2824380
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2822223304047.284.331.443774.160.238.3021.5056.4125308
6Johnny O'Brien2B24   2782283
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2511201911327.299.346.378724.079.151.3150.95278.0105304
10Jack ShepardC23   2642463
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2310332503228.239.321.314635.076.205.2550.76132.083301
12Dick Cole3B-2B29   2391654
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02100182221015.226.285.285570.059.134.2481.22--68260
7Eddie O'BrienOF24   2362655
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0845181310602.233.290.254544.021.093.2470.72--60261
11Toby AtwellC31   2072144
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1801401619144.213.337.266603.053.242.2220.40207.055253
3George Freese3B28   1791746
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2211171822317.257.327.374701.117.212.2701.0659.767202
5Preston Ward1B27   1791638
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2500222804523.212.296.380676.168.291.2231.2735.868208
25Roman MejiasOF24   1671436
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211391300003.216.256.329585.114.156.2191.4455.755176
16Tom SaffellOF33   1132119
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310152203401.168.266.204470.035.177.2001.47113.023132
14Felipe MontemayorOF25   951020
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810182412002.211.342.347689.137.337.2611.3347.533114
17Hardy PetersonC25   81720
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10007711213.247.311.358669.111.198.2571.0081.02992
32Vern LawP25   63816
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81041600200.254.299.349648.095.175.3264.0063.02269
19Bob FriendP24   61310
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0040031500600.164.203.180383.016.066.2175.00--1170
35Max SurkontP33   5057
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0020041310400.140.218.160378.020.100.1893.25--859
4Sid Gordon3B37   4728
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001002600003.170.204.191395.021.064.1953.00--949
30Dick HallP24   4037
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3006500103.175.283.275558.100.250.1760.8340.01147
22Ron KlineP23   3815
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00000012100100.132.154.132286.000.026.29421.00--540
27Dick LittlefieldP29   3416
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0030041500100.176.263.206469.029.147.3163.75--739
31Lino DonosoP32   2725
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0001000800302.185.185.185370.000.000.263----530
26Roy FaceP27   2613
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001001400300.115.148.154302.038.077.1364.00--430
34Bob PurkeyP25   1916
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4000400300.316.316.474790.158.158.357--19.0922
7Curt Roberts2B25   1712
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000002100000.118.211.176387.059.176.1250.50--319
6Earl SmithOF27   1611
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0000004210000.063.286.063349.000.250.0710.50--121
30Nellie KingP27   12000000000500201.000.000.0000.000.000.000----014
9Nick KobackC19   702
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0000000100000.286.286.286572.000.000.333----27
37Al GrunwaldP25   402
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.000.667----24
14John PowersOF25   401
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0000000000000.250.250.250500.000.000.250----14
28Ben WadeP32   4000000001300000.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--05
31Roger BowmanP27   201
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0000000000100.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----13
23Laurin PepperP24   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
34Fred WatersP28   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
21Dick SmithSS27   0100000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
39Jake ThiesP29   0000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals1909517356012622106091532222247165221649332132.244.305.361666.117.208.2621.3856.818655769
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Vern Law25   10103.81432481131200.222198851961825001.409.900.852.733.671.34
19Bob Friend24   1492.84442092112200.117880631852980001.158.010.812.344.411.88
35Max Surkont33   7145.5835225072166.11941091032378846001.6410.521.254.234.551.08
22Ron Kline23   6134.14361921122136.216178631353482201.5610.580.853.483.150.91
27Dick Littlefield29   5125.1235174150130.014891741568705101.6610.251.044.714.851.03
26Roy Face27   573.57421040215125.212858501040843001.339.140.712.866.002.10
31Lino Donoso32   465.312593010195.010658561635381001.4810.041.523.323.601.09
30Dick Hall24   663.931513402194.1924341828460001.288.810.772.684.401.64
34Bob Purkey25   275.291410203167.2774740525241001.5010.190.663.313.180.96
30Nellie King27   133.00174007054.1602418214210001.3710.000.332.333.501.50
28Ben Wade32   013.21111007128.026121031470001.438.360.964.502.250.50
23Laurin Pepper24   0110.35141006020.030242352572002.7513.502.2511.253.150.28
31Roger Bowman27   038.4772001016.225181621084002.0613.241.065.294.240.80
37Al Grunwald25   004.503000107.27441720001.757.881.137.882.250.29
28Paul Martin23   0114.147100307.013121101731104.2916.710.0021.863.860.18
34Fred Waters28   003.602000205.07221200001.8012.601.803.600.000.00
39Jake Thies29   014.501100003.25520300002.0011.250.006.750.000.00
20Red Swanson18   0018.001000102.02441300002.509.004.5013.500.000.00
20,57Bill Bell21   000.001000101.00000100001.000.000.009.000.000.00
Batting 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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