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1961 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 75-79 .487
Rank: 6th in National League
Run Differential: 694-675 + 19
Roster Continuity 95.37% 1/16
Manager(s): Danny Murtaugh
General Manager: Joe Brown
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 1,199,128 6/18
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Sam Narron
First Base Coach: Len Levy
Hitting Coach: Ron Northey
Pitching Coach: Bill Burwell
Third Base Coach: Frank Oceak
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9361.604--
8965.5784.0
8569.5528.0
8371.53910.0
8074.51913.0
7579.48718.0
6490.41629.0
47107.30546.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
18Bill VirdonOF30   59981156
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8
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9
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5858494501574.260.313.369682.109.185.2660.9266.6221660
24Dick GroatSS30   59671164
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25
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6
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6
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55044044107422.275.320.367687.092.153.2871.1099.3219648
21Roberto ClementeOF26   572100201
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30
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10
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23
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894135593101318.351.390.559949.208.274.3611.6924.9320614
9Bill Mazeroski2B24   55871148
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2
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13
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59212655310269.265.298.380678.115.163.2722.1242.9212595
7Dick Stuart1B28   53283160
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28
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8
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35
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1170334121411522.301.344.581925.280.338.3283.5615.2309576
12Don Hoak3B33   50372150
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7
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12
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61427353383414.298.388.451839.153.302.3120.7341.9227586
4Bob SkinnerOF29   38161102
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3
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4235514949426.268.358.360718.092.220.2990.96127.0137442
6Smoky BurgessC34   3233798
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3
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12
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5210301628017.303.365.486851.183.279.2910.5326.9157356
5Hal SmithC30   1931243
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10
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03
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2600113811216.223.267.321588.098.155.2613.4564.362208
23Joe ChristopherOF25   1862549
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01464182400117.263.327.333660.070.177.3011.33--62206
14Rocky Nelson1B36   1271525
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5
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1
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1300171122003.197.301.370671.173.307.1800.6525.447146
19Bob FriendP30   79611
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01
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070013600900.139.150.165315.025.038.25636.00--1389
11Dick Schofield3B-SS26   781615
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0201101900201.192.284.244528.051.167.2541.90--1990
20Gino CimoliOF31   67420
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060021300004.299.319.373692.075.104.3706.50--2569
20Walt MorynOF35   65613
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03
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90021010005.200.235.354589.154.185.1925.0021.72368
2Don LeppertC29   60616
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50011100106.267.279.483762.217.233.28311.0020.02962
22Joe GibbonP26   5918
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0600122001011.136.148.186334.051.068.21122.00--1171
31Harvey HaddixP35   5628
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0030061400500.143.226.196422.054.161.1902.33--1167
16Johnny Logan3B-SS34   52512
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005004800002.231.286.308594.077.154.2732.00--1656
35Donn ClendenonOF25   35711
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020051000000.314.400.400800.086.229.4402.00--1440
15Tom SturdivantP31   3228
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0001010800101.250.250.250500.000-.031.333----833
27Earl FrancisP25   2803
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00001021710000.107.194.107301.000.107.2738.50--331
30Vinegar Bend MizellP30   2313
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0001002900510.130.192.130322.000.087.2004.50--331
32Vern LawP31   1905
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005001410210.263.318.316634.053.105.3134.00--624
28Bobby ShantzP35   1637
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003002110100.438.526.5001026.063.188.4670.50--820
34Al McBeanP23   1524
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3000300100.267.267.467734.200.200.273--15.0716
26Roy FaceP33   1103
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0001000200000.273.273.273546.000.000.333----311
16Gene Baker3B36   1011
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0000003201000.100.308.100408.000.300.1250.67--113
29Clem LabineP34   1001
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0000001700001.100.182.100282.000.100.3337.00--111
25Al JacksonP25   8100000001400000.000.111.000111.000.125.0004.00--09
37Larry FossP25   621
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0001000200000.167.167.167334.000.000.250----16
2Bob OldisC33   5000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
35Fred GreenP27   3000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
39George WittP27   201
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000000000100.500.5001.0001500.500.500.500----23
15Roman MejiasOF30   1100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
37Jim UmbrichtP30   101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
Batting Totals19045311694144823257128646263042872127516437140.273.325.410735.137.217.2931.6841.521785840
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
19Bob Friend30   14193.85413510131236.027111910116451084031.3410.330.611.724.122.40
22Joe Gibbon26   13103.3230297310195.1185857216571453041.248.540.742.636.692.54
31Harvey Haddix35   1064.1029225240156.015972711541994021.289.170.872.375.712.41
27Earl Francis25   284.1923150040102.21106048447535011.529.610.354.114.631.13
30Vinegar Bend Mizell30   7105.0425172110100.012061561631370101.5110.801.442.793.331.19
29Clem Labine34   413.685610028892.21024338431492021.439.870.393.004.741.58
26Roy Face33   6123.8262000471792.09444391210555011.139.201.170.985.385.50
28Bobby Shantz35   633.344362116289.1913833526610041.319.200.512.636.172.35
15Tom Sturdivant31   522.831311612185.2812927617451001.148.480.631.784.712.65
34Al McBean23   323.77272007074.17235314424910041.548.760.495.115.961.17
32Vern Law31   344.731110101059.17233311018200011.5310.981.532.753.051.11
25Al Jackson25   103.3832100023.22010924150001.007.500.751.505.633.75
35Fred Green27   004.71130003020.22716112943001.7111.570.863.861.710.44
39George Witt27   016.1991003015.21712115590001.389.562.812.815.061.80
37Larry Foss25   116.0033000015.115111031190021.739.001.806.605.400.82
37Jim Umbricht30   003.001000003.15210211002.3315.000.006.003.000.50
34Tom Cheney26   00-1000000154140100------
Batting Totals75793.923901543491202913621442675593121400759391241.359.530.802.645.021.90
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Smoky BurgessC924262744.9910.00
Hal SmithC652901831.9900.00
Don LeppertC21801131.9680.00
Bob OldisC4113031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick Stuart1B13211529921141.9830.00
Rocky Nelson1B3523115126.9960.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Mazeroski2B15241050523144.9750.00
Dick Schofield2B581012.9470.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don Hoak3B1431372672029.9530.00
Dick Schofield3B1142021.9230.00
Johnny Logan3B7311021.0000.00
Gene Baker3B306001.0000.00
Dick Groat3B121001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick GroatSS14423547332117.9570.00
Dick SchofieldSS9152417.9750.00
Johnny LoganSS691513.9600.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill VirdonOF145384664.9850.00
Roberto ClementeOF1442562795.9690.00
Bob SkinnerOF97175551.9730.00
Joe ChristopherOF5586221.9780.00
Gino CimoliOF1933110.9710.00
Walt MorynOF1117211.9500.00
Donn ClendenonOF8151001.0000.00
Dick SchofieldOF330001.0000.00
Roman MejiasOF210001.0000.00
Dick StuartOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roy FaceP6292132232.9213.42
Clem LabineP5692121210.9602.34
Bobby ShantzP43891318021.0003.13
Bob FriendP41236193733.9492.14
Joe GibbonP30195335021.0001.75
Harvey HaddixP2915652924.9441.96
Al McBeanP277442311.9643.28
Vinegar Bend MizellP251006721.8671.17
Earl FrancisP2310282011.9662.47
Fred GreenP132017011.0003.56
Tom SturdivantP1385911001.0002.11
Vern LawP1159713011.0003.05
George WittP91501001.0000.59
Larry FossP3151210.7501.79
Al JacksonP32327011.0003.49
Tom CheneyP100000.0000.00
Jim UmbrichtP130000.0000.00


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