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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
Roster Continuity 83.74% 5/16
Manager(s): Danny Murtaugh
General Manager: Joe Brown
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 1,359,917 7/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: George Sisler
Bullpen Coach: Sam Narron
First Base Coach: George DeTore
First Base Coach: Jimmy Dykes
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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
24Dick GroatSS28   59374163
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51023235229421.275.312.361673.086.137.2841.09118.6214640
12Don Hoak3B31   56460166
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3
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8
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65927175446618.294.374.399773.105.243.3241.0670.5225651
4Bob SkinnerOF27   54778153
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4
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61107676508126.280.357.399756.119.247.2970.9742.1218617
18Bill VirdonOF28   51967132
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2
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8
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41745565211527.254.327.355682.100.212.2771.1864.9184583
9Bill Mazeroski2B22   49350119
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15
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6
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7
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591329541110416.241.283.339622.097.152.2571.8670.4167537
21Roberto ClementeOF24   43260128
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7
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50231551323310.296.322.396718.100.132.3263.40108.0171456
7Dick Stuart1B26   39764118
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27
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78114286272711.297.362.549911.252.358.3132.0514.7218450
6Smoky BurgessC32   37741112
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28
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11
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59003116292610.297.349.485834.188.271.2840.5234.3183418
15Roman MejiasOF28   2762865
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2812214857334.236.298.341639.105.178.2592.2939.494308
14Rocky Nelson1B34   1753151
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3200231934122.291.379.457836.166.297.2960.8329.280204
10Danny KravitzC28   1621841
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210151401112.253.274.377651.123.148.2602.8054.061169
11Dick Schofield2B24   1452134
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911162200202.234.311.338649.103.214.2701.38145.049163
3Ted Kluszewski1B34   1221132
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170051401003.262.291.410701.148.189.2832.8061.050127
32Vern LawP29   96616
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80032000704.167.192.219411.052.083.2006.6796.021106
31Harvey HaddixP33   83312
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0050031700102.145.174.193367.048.084.1825.67--1687
20Hank FoilesC30   801018
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03
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40071602102.225.287.375662.150.238.2462.2926.73088
19Bob FriendP28   73412
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00700225001200.164.187.192379.027.055.25012.50--1487
22Ron KlineP27   5948
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00060012300501.136.150.136286.000.017.22223.00--865
8Harry BrightOF-3B29   48412
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80051000100.250.321.458779.208.313.2572.0016.02254
39Bennie DanielsP27   2949
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30051000000.310.412.552964.241.414.4442.0029.01634
2Harry SimpsonOF33   1534
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002000200000.267.267.400667.133.133.308----615
26Roy FaceP31   1303
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0000000000102.231.231.231462.000.000.231----314
23Joe ChristopherOF23   12600000001400100.000.077.00077.000.083.0004.00--014
30George WittP25   12000000001800200.000.077.00077.000.083.0008.00--015
48Ken HamlinSS24   811
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0000002100000.125.300.125425.000.250.1430.50--110
28R.C. Stevens1B24   722
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1000000000.286.286.7141000.429.429.167--7.057
35Fred GreenP25   6000000000600000.000.000.0000.000.000-----06
36Ron BlackburnP24   511
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1000200000.200.200.8001000.600.600.000--5.045
38Al JacksonP23   501
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0001000200000.200.200.200400.000.000.333----15
16Bob PorterfieldP-P35   3000000000200001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
34Jim UmbrichtP28   3000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
35Don WilliamsP27   301
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00000000000.333.3331.0001333.667.667.333----33
37Don GrossP28   2000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
38Dick HallP28   2000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
37Bob SmithP28   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
20Hardy PetersonC29   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19555369651141423042112617322644271524597740125.263.317.384701.121.205.2841.6247.920645928
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Vern Law29   1892.98343320211266.0245918825531105011.128.290.851.793.722.08
19Bob Friend28   8194.0235357200234.226712910519521045071.3610.230.731.993.982.00
31Harvey Haddix33   12123.13312914220224.1189887826491494021.067.591.041.975.993.04
22Ron Kline27   11134.2633297010186.018695882370919121.389.001.113.394.401.30
39Bennie Daniels27   795.4434120081100.21156961939675021.5210.250.803.485.971.72
26Roy Face31   1812.7157000471093.1912928525694011.258.810.482.426.682.76
30George Witt25   076.881511002050.2584339732300111.7610.241.245.655.290.94
36Ron Blackburn24   113.68260009144.1502118515190021.4810.231.023.073.891.27
35Fred Green25   123.16171004137.1371613215202001.419.000.493.654.861.33
16Bob Porterfield35   124.753000012136.0452019217185001.7211.250.504.254.501.06
37Don Gross28   113.552100010233.0281613310150011.157.640.822.734.091.50
37Bob Smith28   003.54200006028.1321611117120001.7510.290.325.463.860.71
38Al Jackson23   006.5083001018.030141318132002.1115.000.504.006.501.63
35Don Williams27   006.7560002012.017991331001.6712.750.752.252.251.00
38Dick Hall28   003.002100008.212531130001.4412.001.001.003.003.00
34Paul Giel27   0013.504000007.21712120631002.8819.130.006.753.380.50
34Jim Umbricht28   006.431100007.07553430001.579.003.865.143.860.75
16Bob Porterfield35   001.806000205.16211210001.6010.801.803.601.800.50
Batting 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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