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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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
24Dick GroatSS28 59374163
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7
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5
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51023235229421.275.312.361673.086.137.2841.09118.6214640
12Don Hoak3B31 56460166
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29
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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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18
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4
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13
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61107676508126.280.357.399756.119.247.2970.9742.1218617
18Bill VirdonOF28 51967132
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24
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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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17
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7
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4
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50231551323310.296.322.396718.100.132.3263.40108.0171456
7Dick Stuart1B26 39764118
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15
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2
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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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5
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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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6
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1
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7
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2812214857334.236.298.341639.105.178.2592.2939.494308
14Rocky Nelson1B34 1753151
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11
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06
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3200231934122.291.379.457836.166.297.2960.8329.280204
10Danny KravitzC28 1621841
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9
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1
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3
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210151401112.253.274.377651.123.148.2602.8054.061169
11Dick Schofield2B24 1452134
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10
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1
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911162200202.234.311.338649.103.214.2701.38145.049163
3Ted Kluszewski1B34 1221132
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2
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170051401003.262.291.410701.148.189.2832.8061.050127
32Vern LawP29 96616
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2
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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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3
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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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2
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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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03
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80051000100.250.321.458779.208.313.2572.0016.02254
39Bennie DanielsP27 2949
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2
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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 1892.98343320211266245918825531105011.128.290.851.793.722.08
19Bob Friend28 8194.023535720023426712910519521045071.3610.230.731.993.982.00
31Harvey Haddix33 12123.13312914220224189887826491494021.067.591.041.975.993.04
22Ron Kline27 11134.263329701018618695882370919121.389.001.113.394.401.30
39Bennie Daniels27 795.44341200811001156961939675021.5210.250.803.485.971.72
26Roy Face31 1812.7157000471093912928525694011.258.810.482.426.682.76
30George Witt25 076.881511002050584339732300111.7610.241.245.655.290.94
36Ron Blackburn24 113.68260009144502118515190021.4810.231.023.073.891.27
35Fred Green25 123.16171004137371613215202001.419.000.493.654.861.33
16Bob Porterfield35 124.753000012136452019217185001.7211.250.504.254.501.06
37Don Gross28 113.552100010233281613310150011.157.640.822.734.091.50
37Bob Smith28 003.54200006028321611117120001.7510.290.325.463.860.71
38Al Jackson23 006.508300101830141318132002.1115.000.504.006.501.63
35Don Williams27 006.756000201217991331001.6712.750.752.252.251.00
38Dick Hall28 003.00210000812531130001.4412.001.001.003.003.00
34Paul Giel27 0013.5040000071712120631002.8819.130.006.753.380.50
34Jim Umbricht28 006.4311000077553430001.579.003.865.143.860.75
16Bob Porterfield35 001.8060002056211210001.6010.801.803.601.800.50
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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