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1955 Pittsburgh PiratesOrganizational Roster
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Bob Friend played in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 1955
The Org Roster is a list of all players who played at least one game for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 1955. This includes the Major League parent team and the minor league affiliates. Players who played on more than one of these teams will be listed with all teams.

Minor League Affiliates Affiliate History

Team NameRosterLeague NameLevelGWLPctGBLRkRFRADiffManagerBallpark
Pittsburgh PiratesStats -- RosterNational LeagueMLB1546094.39038.58560767-207Fred HaneyForbes Field
Organizational Totals:1546094.390560767-207

Team History -- 1955 Statistics -- 1955 Roster VR -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

1955 Organizational Org Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Major Leaguers Active Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
Player NamePosTeam(s)Ht Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Toby AtwellCPittsburgh (MLB)
5-9 185 L-R 1924-03-08 31Leesburg,Virginia MLB1952-19561952-1956   Virginia Tech (MLB)
Bill BellPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-3 200 R-R 1933-10-24 21Goldsboro,North Carolina MLB1952-19551952-1955   (MLB)
Roger BowmanPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 175 R-L 1927-08-18 27Amsterdam,New York MLB1949-19551949-1955   (MLB)
Roberto ClementeOFPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 175 R-R 1934-08-18 20Carolina,Puerto Rico MLB1954-19721955-1972   (MLB)
Dick ColeSS-3BPittsburgh (MLB)
6-2 175 R-R 1926-05-06 29Long Beach,California MLB1951-19571951-1957   (MLB)
Lino DonosoPPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 160 L-L 1922-09-23 32Havana,Cuba MLB1955-19561955-1956   (MLB)
Roy FacePPittsburgh (MLB)
5-8 155 R-R 1928-02-20 27Stephentown,New York MLB1953-19691953-1969   (MLB)
Gene Freese3BPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 175 R-R 1934-01-08 21Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1955-19661955-1966   West Liberty U. (MLB)
George Freese3BPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 190 R-R 1926-09-12 28Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1953-19611953-1961   West Virginia U. (MLB)
Bob FriendPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 190 R-R 1930-11-24 24Lafayette,Indiana MLB1951-19661951-1966   Purdue U. (MLB)
Sid GordonOF-3BPittsburgh (MLB)
5-10 185 R-R 1917-08-13 37Brooklyn,New York MLB1941-19551941-1955   Long Island U.-Brooklyn Campus (MLB)
Dick GroatSSPittsburgh (MLB)
180 R-R 1930-11-04 24Wilkinsburg,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19671952-1967   Duke U. (MLB)
Al GrunwaldPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-4 210 L-L 1930-02-13 25Los Angeles,California MLB1955-19591955-1959   (MLB)
Dick HallPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-6 200 R-R 1930-09-27 24St. Louis,Missouri MLB1952-19711952-1971   Swarthmore Col (MLB)
Nellie KingPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-6 185 R-R 1928-03-15 27Shenandoah,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19571954-1957   (MLB)
Ron KlinePPittsburgh (MLB)
6-3 205 R-R 1932-03-09 23Callery,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19701952-1970   (MLB)
Nick KobackCPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 187 R-R 1935-07-19 19Hartford,Connecticut MLB1953-19551953-1955   (MLB)
Vern LawPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-2 195 R-R 1930-03-12 25Meridian,Idaho MLB1950-19671950-1967   (MLB)
Dick LittlefieldPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 180 L-L 1926-03-18 29Detroit,Michigan MLB1950-19581950-1958   (MLB)
Dale Long1BPittsburgh (MLB)
6-4 210 L-L 1926-02-06 29Springfield,Missouri MLB1951-19631951-1963   (MLB)
Jerry LynchOFPittsburgh (MLB)
6-1 189 L-R 1930-07-17 24Bay City,Michigan MLB1954-19661954-1966   (MLB)
Paul MartinPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-6 235 R-R 1932-03-10 23Brownstown,Pennsylvania MLB1955-19551955-1955   (MLB)
Roman MejiasOFPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 175 R-R 1930-08-09 24Abreus,Cuba MLB1955-19641955-1964   (MLB)
Felipe MontemayorOFPittsburgh (MLB)
6-2 185 L-L 1930-02-07 25Monterrey,Mexico MLB1953-19551953-1955   (MLB)
Eddie O'BrienSS-OFPittsburgh (MLB)
5-9 165 R-R 1930-12-11 24South Amboy,New Jersey MLB1953-19581953-1958   Seattle U. (MLB)
Johnny O'Brien2BPittsburgh (MLB)
5-9 170 R-R 1930-12-11 24South Amboy,New Jersey MLB1953-19591953-1959   Seattle U. (MLB)
Laurin PepperPPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 190 R-R 1931-01-18 24Vaughan,Mississippi MLB1954-19571954-1957   So.Mississippi (MLB)
Hardy PetersonCPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 205 R-R 1929-10-17 25Perth Amboy,New Jersey MLB1955-19591955-1959   Rutgers U. (MLB)
John PowersOFPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 190 L-R 1929-07-08 25Birmingham,Alabama MLB1955-19601955-1960   (MLB)
Bob PurkeyPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-2 195 R-R 1929-07-14 25Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19661954-1966   (MLB)
Curt Roberts2BPittsburgh (MLB)
5-8 165 R-R 1929-08-16 25Pineland,Texas MLB1954-19561954-1956   (MLB)
Tom SaffellOFPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 170 L-R 1921-07-26 33Etowah,Tennessee MLB1949-19551949-1955   Maryville Col (MLB)
Jack ShepardCPittsburgh (MLB)
6-2 195 R-R 1932-05-13 23Clovis,California MLB1953-19561953-1956   Stanford U. (MLB)
Dick Smith3B-SSPittsburgh (MLB)
5-8 160 R-R 1927-07-21 27Blandburg,Pennsylvania MLB1951-19551951-1955   Lock Haven Pennsylvania (MLB)
Earl SmithOFPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 185 R-R 1928-03-14 27Sunnyside,Washington MLB1955-19551955-1955   Fresno St (MLB)
Max SurkontPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 205 R-R 1922-06-16 33Central Falls,Rhode Island MLB1949-19571949-1957   (MLB)
Red SwansonPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-1 175 R-R 1936-10-15 18Baton Rouge,Louisiana MLB1955-19571955-1957   Louisiana St (MLB)
Jake ThiesPPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 170 R-R 1926-04-01 29St. Louis,Missouri MLB1954-19551954-1955   Illinois (MLB)
Frank ThomasOF-3BPittsburgh (MLB)
6-3 205 R-R 1929-06-11 26Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1951-19661951-1966   (MLB)
Ben WadePPittsburgh (MLB)
6-3 205 R-R 1922-11-26 32Morehead City,North Carolina MLB1948-19551948-1955   (MLB)
Preston Ward1B-OFPittsburgh (MLB)
6-3 198 L-R 1927-07-24 27Columbia,Missouri MLB1948-19591948-1959   (MLB)