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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
24Dick GroatSS2859374163
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5
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51023235229421.275.312.361673.086.137.2841.09118.6214640
12Don Hoak3B3156460166
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3
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8
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65927175446618.294.374.399773.105.243.3241.0670.5225651
4Bob SkinnerOF2754778153
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4
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61107676508126.280.357.399756.119.247.2970.9742.1218617
18Bill VirdonOF2851967132
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2
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8
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41745565211527.254.327.355682.100.212.2771.1864.9184583
9Bill Mazeroski2B2249350119
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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 ClementeOF2443260128
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7
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50231551323310.296.322.396718.100.132.3263.40108.0171456
7Dick Stuart1B2639764118
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27
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78114286272711.297.362.549911.252.358.3132.0514.7218450
6Smoky BurgessC3237741112
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59003116292610.297.349.485834.188.271.2840.5234.3183418
15Roman MejiasOF282762865
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2812214857334.236.298.341639.105.178.2592.2939.494308
14Rocky Nelson1B341753151
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3200231934122.291.379.457836.166.297.2960.8329.280204
10Danny KravitzC281621841
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210151401112.253.274.377651.123.148.2602.8054.061169
11Dick Schofield2B241452134
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911162200202.234.311.338649.103.214.2701.38145.049163
3Ted Kluszewski1B341221132
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170051401003.262.291.410701.148.189.2832.8061.050127
32Vern LawP2996616
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80032000704.167.192.219411.052.083.2006.6796.021106
31Harvey HaddixP3383312
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0050031700102.145.174.193367.048.084.1825.67--1687
20Hank FoilesC30801018
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03
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40071602102.225.287.375662.150.238.2462.2926.73088
19Bob FriendP2873412
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00700225001200.164.187.192379.027.055.25012.50--1487
22Ron KlineP275948
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00060012300501.136.150.136286.000.017.22223.00--865
8Harry BrightOF-3B2948412
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80051000100.250.321.458779.208.313.2572.0016.02254
39Bennie DanielsP272949
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30051000000.310.412.552964.241.414.4442.0029.01634
2Harry SimpsonOF331534
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002000200000.267.267.400667.133.133.308----615
26Roy FaceP311303
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0000000000102.231.231.231462.000.000.231----314
23Joe ChristopherOF2312600000001400100.000.077.00077.000.083.0004.00--014
30George WittP2512000000001800200.000.077.00077.000.083.0008.00--015
48Ken HamlinSS24811
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0000002100000.125.300.125425.000.250.1430.50--110
28R.C. Stevens1B24722
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1000000000.286.286.7141000.429.429.167--7.057
35Fred GreenP256000000000600000.000.000.0000.000.000-----06
36Ron BlackburnP24511
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1000200000.200.200.8001000.600.600.000--5.045
38Al JacksonP23501
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0001000200000.200.200.200400.000.000.333----15
16Bob PorterfieldP-P353000000000200001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
34Jim UmbrichtP283000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
35Don WilliamsP27301
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00000000000.333.3331.0001333.667.667.333----33
37Don GrossP282000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
38Dick HallP282000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
37Bob SmithP282000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
20Hardy PetersonC291000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19555369651141423042112617322644271524597740125.263.317.384701.121.205.2841.6247.920645928
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Vern Law291892.98343320211266245918825531105011.128.290.851.793.722.08
19Bob Friend288194.023535720023426712910519521045071.3610.230.731.993.982.00
31Harvey Haddix3312123.13312914220224189887826491494021.067.591.041.975.993.04
22Ron Kline2711134.263329701018618695882370919121.389.001.113.394.401.30
39Bennie Daniels27795.44341200811001156961939675021.5210.250.803.485.971.72
26Roy Face311812.7157000471093912928525694011.258.810.482.426.682.76
30George Witt25076.881511002050584339732300111.7610.241.245.655.290.94
36Ron Blackburn24113.68260009144502118515190021.4810.231.023.073.891.27
35Fred Green25123.16171004137371613215202001.419.000.493.654.861.33
16Bob Porterfield35124.753000012136452019217185001.7211.250.504.254.501.06
37Don Gross28113.552100010233281613310150011.157.640.822.734.091.50
37Bob Smith28003.54200006028321611117120001.7510.290.325.463.860.71
38Al Jackson23006.508300101830141318132002.1115.000.504.006.501.63
35Don Williams27006.756000201217991331001.6712.750.752.252.251.00
38Dick Hall28003.00210000812531130001.4412.001.001.003.003.00
34Paul Giel270013.5040000071712120631002.8819.130.006.753.380.50
34Jim Umbricht28006.4311000077553430001.579.003.865.143.860.75
16Bob Porterfield35001.8060002056211210001.6010.801.803.601.800.50
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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