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1956 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 66-88 .429
Rank: 7th in National League
Run Differential: 588-653 -65
Roster Continuity 86.56% 3/16
Manager(s): Bobby Bragan
General Manager: Branch Rickey (1956-09-30), Joe Brown
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 949,878 10/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Sam Narron
First Base Coach: Clyde Sukeforth
Third Base Coach: Danny Murtaugh
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9361.604--
9262.5971.0
9163.5912.0
7678.49417.0
7183.46122.0
6787.43526.0
6688.42927.0
6094.39033.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
15Frank Thomas3B-OF27   58869166
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25
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80053661552622.282.326.461787.179.231.2781.6923.5271637
21Roberto ClementeOF21   54366169
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7
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60661358428414.311.330.431761.120.144.3364.4677.6234572
24Dick GroatSS25   52040142
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3
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0370335250317314.273.317.321638.048.110.2850.71--167575
3Dale Long1B30   51764136
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7
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27
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9110548501101110.263.326.485811.222.329.2621.5719.1251582
18Bill VirdonOF25   50967170
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21
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10
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8
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37663363172212.334.374.462836.128.193.3681.9163.6235547
16Lee WallsOF23   47472130
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11
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54355083209211.274.345.432777.158.259.3121.6643.1205537
10Jack ShepardC24   2562462
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11
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2
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7
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3011253705818.242.309.383692.141.238.2581.4836.698290
9Bill Mazeroski2B19   2553062
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1400182401404.243.293.318611.075.145.2591.3385.081277
4Bob SkinnerOF-1B24   2332947
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3
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2911265011026.202.282.326608.124.236.2331.9246.676262
38Hank FoilesC27   2222447
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2
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7
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2501175604425.212.266.369635.158.230.2483.2931.782245
8Gene Freese3B-2B22   2071743
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03
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1421164533310.208.273.295568.087.169.2502.8169.061230
6Johnny O'Brien2B25   1041318
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003005700412.173.209.183392.010.058.1841.40--19114
12Dick Cole3B-2B30   99721
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090011900005.212.291.253544.040.152.2330.82--25110
19Bob FriendP25   97716
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800119001101.165.173.216389.052.062.19519.0097.021109
22Ron KlineP24   79210
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00031042600510.127.167.127294.000.063.1856.50--1089
17Danny KravitzC25   68618
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10115901012.265.311.441752.176.250.2761.8034.03074
9Curt Roberts2B26   62611
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041051200101.177.239.323562.145.242.2202.40--2068
32Vern LawP26   57310
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80041600311.175.226.246472.070.140.2204.0057.01465
7Eddie O'BrienSS25   531714
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003112200300.264.291.302593.038.075.2751.00--1658
9Spook Jacobs2B30   3746
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001022510100.162.225.216441.054.054.1882.50--841
5Preston WardOF-3B28   30310
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11006400010.333.432.500932.167.367.3460.6730.01537
30Dick HallP25   29510
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0001005700001.345.441.345786.000.172.4551.40--1034
20Red MungerP37   2823
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0020021110200.107.194.143337.036.107.1765.50--433
26Roy FaceP28   2625
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0001000500100.192.192.192384.000.000.238----527
14John PowersOF26   2101
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0000001400002.048.091.048139.000.048.0594.00--122
18Bobby Del GrecoOF23   2044
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3003300101.200.304.500804.300.450.1331.0010.01024
35,36Fred WatersP29   2011
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03000500000.050.050.150200.100.100.067----320
14Jerry LynchOF25   1913
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00001400000.158.200.263463.105.158.2004.00--520
11Toby AtwellC32   1802
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0003001500102.111.158.111269.000.056.1545.00--220
27Cholly NaranjoP21   711
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001000200010.143.125.286411.143.143.167----28
29Nellie KingP28   6000000000200200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
23Laurin PepperP25   6100000001400000.000.143.000143.000.167.0004.00--07
36Luis ArroyoP29   402
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0001000000200.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----26
31Bill HallC27   3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
27Dick LittlefieldP30   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
25Jack McMahanP23   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
11Howie PolletP35   1100000001000100.000.500.000500.0001.000.0000.00--03
Batting Totals20755221588134019957110546243338375218439540124.257.305.380685.123.195.2801.9647.519835739
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
19Bob Friend25   17173.47494219473314.131013712125851665001.268.890.722.444.761.95
22Ron Kline24   14183.3844399222264.026311099268112510001.308.970.892.764.261.54
32Vern Law26   8164.3239326062195.2218110942449608001.3610.011.102.252.761.22
26Roy Face28   12133.5368300346135.113157531642961001.288.731.072.806.402.29
20Red Munger37   344.0435130062107.01265648841453001.5610.600.673.453.791.10
30Dick Hall25   074.79199105162.1643633821270001.379.291.163.053.921.29
29Nellie King28   413.153800021560.0542421819252101.228.101.202.853.751.32
35,36Fred Waters29   222.82235106051.0481816330141001.538.470.535.292.470.47
27Cholly Naranjo21   124.50173007034.1372217717261001.599.791.854.506.881.53
23Laurin Pepper25   113.00117002030.0301710125120001.839.000.307.503.600.48
36Luis Arroyo29   334.66182104028.2361715512170001.6611.171.553.725.281.42
11Howie Pollet35   043.13190008323.11810838101001.137.041.173.133.911.25
6Johnny O'Brien25   102.8480004019.08662991000.893.790.954.264.261.00
25Jack McMahan23   006.23110003013.118991991002.0812.460.696.236.231.00
27Dick Littlefield30   004.1562000012.2148626102001.549.691.384.156.921.67
17Red Swanson19   009.7590001011.22113131851002.4215.750.756.003.750.63
25,37Bob Garber27   002.252000104.03111330001.506.752.256.756.751.00
34Bob Purkey26   002.252000104.02111010000.504.502.250.002.25--
7Eddie O'Brien25   000.001000102.01000000000.504.500.000.000.00--
35Max Surkont34   004.501000002.02110310002.509.000.0013.504.500.33
45Lino Donoso33   000.003000101.22000110001.509.000.004.504.501.00
Batting Totals66883.74423157376120241376140665357214246966237101.369.200.933.074.331.41
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack ShepardC863563644.9900.00
Hank FoilesC732913048.9880.00
Danny KravitzC2693861.9440.00
Toby AtwellC9272001.0000.00
Bill HallC171011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dale Long1B1381201992492.9820.00
Bob Skinner1B231766121.9950.00
Jack Shepard1B230001.0000.00
Dick Hall1B141001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Mazeroski2B81163242856.9810.00
Johnny O'Brien2B536798717.9590.00
Curt Roberts2B273945112.9880.00
Gene Freese2B263150071.0000.00
Dick Cole2B121417031.0000.00
Spook Jacobs2B11262445.9260.00
Frank Thomas2B430001.0000.00
Roberto Clemente2B21110.6670.00
Eddie O'Brien2B210001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank Thomas3B1111181761821.9420.00
Gene Freese3B47386542.9630.00
Dick Cole3B1841412.9470.00
Preston Ward3B533001.0000.00
Eddie O'Brien3B401001.0000.00
Bobby Del Greco3B323001.0000.00
Dick Groat3B214011.0000.00
Danny Kravitz3B202011.0000.00
Roberto Clemente3B10210.6670.00
Bob Skinner3B110001.0000.00
Lee Walls3B10110.5000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick GroatSS1412874203474.9540.00
Eddie O'BrienSS233553214.9780.00
Dick ColeSS62714.9000.00
Johnny O'BrienSS101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roberto ClementeOF13927417132.9570.00
Lee WallsOF13328410101.9670.00
Bill VirdonOF1303341042.9890.00
Frank ThomasOF56953011.0000.00
Bob SkinnerOF3640210.9770.00
Bobby Del GrecoOF790001.0000.00
Eddie O'BrienOF620001.0000.00
John PowersOF590001.0000.00
Preston WardOF520001.0000.00
Jerry LynchOF130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roy FaceP68135102512.9722.33
Bob FriendP49314144921.9691.81
Ron KlineP44264174243.9372.01
Vern LawP391951231031.0001.98
Nellie KingP386065001.0001.65
Red MungerP3510741621.9091.68
Fred WatersP235123001.0000.88
Dick HallP196226001.0001.16
Howie PolletP192334001.0002.73
Luis ArroyoP182815001.0001.91
Cholly NaranjoP173489001.0004.49
Jack McMahanP111304001.0002.75
Laurin PepperP113022001.0001.20
Red SwansonP91115001.0004.82
Johnny O'BrienP8190020.0000.00
Dick LittlefieldP61210001.0000.74
Lino DonosoP3101001.0007.50
Bob GarberP240010.0000.00
Bob PurkeyP2401001.0002.25
Eddie O'BrienP120000.0000.00
Max SurkontP1201001.0004.50


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