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1959 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 78-76 .506
Rank: 4th in National League
Run Differential: 651-680 -29
Manager(s): Danny Murtaugh
General Manager: Joe Brown
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 1,359,917 7/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: George Sisler
Bullpen Coach: Sam Narron
First Base Coach: Jimmy Dykes
First Base Coach: George DeTore
Hitting Coach: Len Levy
Pitching Coach: Bill Burwell
Third Base Coach: Frank Oceak
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8868.564--
8670.5512.0
8371.5394.0
7876.5069.0
7480.48113.0
7480.48113.0
7183.46116.0
6490.41623.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
36Ron BlackburnP24511
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1000200000.200.200.8001000.600.600.000--5.045
8Harry BrightOF-3B2948412
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1
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03
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80051000100.250.321.458779.208.313.2572.0016.02254
6Smoky BurgessC3237741112
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28
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5
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11
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59003116292610.297.345.485830.188.271.2840.5234.3183416
23Joe ChristopherOF2312600000001400100.000.077.00077.000.083.0004.00--014
21Roberto ClementeOF2443260128
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7
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4
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50231551323310.296.318.396714.100.132.3263.40108.0171453
39Bennie DanielsP272949
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2
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1
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30051000000.310.412.552964.241.414.4442.0029.01634
26Roy FaceP311303
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0000000000102.231.231.231462.000.000.231----314
20Hank FoilesC30801018
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3
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03
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40071602102.225.287.375662.150.238.2462.2926.73088
19Bob FriendP2873412
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2
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00700225001200.164.187.192379.027.055.25012.50--1487
35Fred GreenP256000000000600000.000.000.0000.000.000-----06
24Dick GroatSS2859374163
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51023235229421.275.310.361671.086.137.2841.09118.6214638
37Don GrossP282000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
31Harvey HaddixP3383312
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0050031700102.145.174.193367.048.084.1825.67--1687
38Dick HallP282000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
48Ken HamlinSS24811
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0000002100000.125.300.125425.000.250.1430.50--110
12Don Hoak3B3156460166
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29
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3
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8
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65927175446618.294.370.399769.105.243.3241.0670.5225647
38Al JacksonP23501
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0001000200000.200.200.200400.000.000.333----15
22Ron KlineP275948
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00060012300501.136.150.136286.000.017.22223.00--865
3Ted Kluszewski1B341221132
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10
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170051401003.262.291.410701.148.189.2832.8061.050127
10Danny KravitzC281621841
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210151401112.253.274.377651.123.148.2602.8054.061169
32Vern LawP2996616
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80032000704.167.192.219411.052.083.2006.6796.021106
9Bill Mazeroski2B2249350119
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15
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591329541110416.241.281.339620.097.152.2571.8670.4167536
15Roman MejiasOF282762865
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6
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2812214857334.236.287.341628.105.178.2592.2939.494303
14Rocky Nelson1B341753151
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11
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06
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3200231934122.291.370.457827.166.297.2960.8329.280201
20Hardy PetersonC291000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
16Bob PorterfieldP-P353000000000200001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
11Dick Schofield2B241452134
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911162200202.234.311.338649.103.214.2701.38145.049163
2Harry SimpsonOF331534
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002000200000.267.267.400667.133.133.308----615
4Bob SkinnerOF2754778153
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61107676508126.280.357.399756.119.247.2970.9742.1218617
37Bob SmithP282000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
28R.C. Stevens1B24722
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1000000000.286.286.7141000.429.429.167--7.057
7Dick Stuart1B2639764118
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78114286272711.297.359.549908.252.358.3132.0514.7218448
34Jim UmbrichtP283000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
18Bill VirdonOF2851967132
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41745565211527.254.325.355680.100.212.2771.1864.9184581
35Don WilliamsP27301
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00000000000.333.3331.0001333.667.667.333----33
30George WittP2512000000001800200.000.077.00077.000.083.0008.00--015
Batting Totals19555369651141423042112617322644271524597740125.263.317.384701.121.205.2841.6247.920645928
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
36Ron Blackburn24113.68260009144502118515190021.4810.231.023.073.891.27
35Don Williams27006.756000201217991331001.6712.750.752.252.251.00
34Jim Umbricht28006.4311000077553430001.579.003.865.143.860.75
37Bob Smith28003.54200006028321611117120001.7510.290.325.463.860.71
16Bob Porterfield35124.753000012136452019217185001.7211.250.504.254.501.06
16Bob Porterfield35001.8060002056211210001.6010.801.803.601.800.50
32Vern Law291892.98343320211266245918825531105011.128.290.851.793.722.08
22Ron Kline2711134.263329701018618695882370919121.389.001.113.394.401.30
38Al Jackson23006.508300101830141318132002.1115.000.504.006.501.63
38Dick Hall28003.00210000812531130001.4412.001.001.003.003.00
31Harvey Haddix3312123.13312914220224189887826491494021.067.591.041.975.993.04
37Don Gross28113.552100010233281613310150011.157.640.822.734.091.50
35Fred Green25123.16171004137371613215202001.419.000.493.654.861.33
34Paul Giel270013.5040000071712120631002.8819.130.006.753.380.50
19Bob Friend288194.023535720023426712910519521045071.3610.230.731.993.982.00
26Roy Face311812.7157000471093912928525694011.258.810.482.426.682.76
39Bennie Daniels27795.44341200811001156961939675021.5210.250.803.485.971.72
30George Witt25076.881511002050584339732300111.7610.241.245.655.290.94
Pitching Totals78763.903801554861071713931432680604134418730432191.339.250.872.704.721.75
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Smoky BurgessC1014413984.9840.00
Hank FoilesC511538031.0000.00
Danny KravitzC451981933.9860.00
Hardy PetersonC240001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick Stuart1B105831812287.9760.00
Rocky Nelson1B5633718245.9940.00
Ted Kluszewski1B20151120141.0000.00
Bob Skinner1B10000.0000.00
R.C. Stevens1B1111011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Mazeroski2B13330337313100.9810.00
Dick Schofield2B286580321.9800.00
Harry Bright2B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don Hoak3B1551693222031.9610.00
Harry Bright3B315001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick GroatSS1453014732997.9640.00
Dick SchofieldSS8232544.9230.00
Ken HamlinSS346021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill VirdonOF1444041695.9790.00
Bob SkinnerOF1422859111.9640.00
Roberto ClementeOF10422910131.9480.00
Roman MejiasOF85155852.9700.00
Joe ChristopherOF950001.0000.00
Harry BrightOF430001.0000.00
Dick SchofieldOF320001.0000.00
Harry SimpsonOF350001.0000.00
Rocky NelsonOF22010.6670.00
Dick StuartOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roy FaceP579371210.9501.84
Bob FriendP35234243712.9842.34
Bennie DanielsP3410061420.9091.80
Vern LawP34266204715.9852.27
Ron KlineP33186152721.9552.03
Harvey HaddixP31224835031.0001.73
Bob PorterfieldP30551011.93726.47
Bob PorterfieldP30551011.93726.47
Bob PorterfieldP30551011.93726.47
Bob PorterfieldP30551011.93726.47
Ron BlackburnP26442520.7781.43
Don GrossP2133111001.0003.27
Bob SmithP202813001.0001.28
Fred GreenP173728001.0002.43
George WittP15502711.9001.61
Al JacksonP81822001.0002.00
Bob PorterfieldP650000.0000.00
Bob PorterfieldP650000.0000.00
Bob PorterfieldP650000.0000.00
Bob PorterfieldP650000.0000.00
Don WilliamsP6120000.0000.00
Paul GielP4702001.0002.50
Dick HallP2801001.0001.10
Jim UmbrichtP1711001.0002.57


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