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1953 Pittsburgh PiratesSeason Roster
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Brandy Davis played for the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates
LeagueNational LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknamePirates
LocationPittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Record50-104 (8th)League RankthMLB Rankth
BallparkForbes Field
ManagerFred HaneyGeneral ManagerBranch Rickey
CoachesJohn Fitzpatrick (Assistant Coach), Sam Narron (Bullpen Coach), Bill Posedel (First Base Coach), Clyde Sukeforth (Assistant Coach), Honus Wagner (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance572,757 (Rank: 13th)
Years Available1887-2018

Team History -- 1953 Statistics -- 1953 Roster VR -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1953 baseball season.

1953 Pittsburgh Pirates Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
18Cal AbramsOF5-11 195 L-L 1924-03-02 29Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1949-19561949-1956Madison (Brooklyn,NY)    
39Bob AddisOF6-0 175 L-R 1925-11-06 27Mineral,Ohio MLB1950-19531950-1953Barberton (Barberton,OH)    
11Toby AtwellC5-9 185 L-R 1924-03-08 29Leesburg,Virginia MLB1952-19561952-1956Leesburg (Leesburg,VA)Virginia Tech    
17Carlos BernierOF5-9 180 R-R 1929-01-28 24Juana Diaz,Puerto Rico MLB1953-19531953-1953      
32Roger BowmanP6-0 175 R-L 1927-08-18 25Amsterdam,New York MLB1949-19551949-1955Lynch (Amsterdam,NY)    
16Pete Castiglione3B5-11 175 R-R 1921-02-13 32Greenwich,Connecticut MLB1947-19541947-1954      
12Dick ColeSS6-2 175 R-R 1926-05-06 27Long Beach,California MLB1951-19571951-1957      
16Brandy DavisOF6-0 170 R-R 1927-09-10 25Newark,Delaware MLB1952-19531952-1953Newark (Newark,DE)Duke U.    
22Murry DicksonP5-10 157 R-R 1916-08-21 36Tracy,Missouri MLB1939-19591939-1959      
26Roy FaceP5-8 155 R-R 1928-02-20 25Stephentown,New York MLB1953-19691953-1969Averill Park (Sand Lake,NY)    
9Ed Fitz GeraldC   R-R 1924-05-21 29- MLB1948-19591948-1959      
19Bob FriendP6-0 190 R-R 1930-11-24 22Lafayette,Indiana MLB1951-19661951-1966West Lafayette (West Lafayette,IN)Purdue U.    
3Joe GaragiolaC6-0 190 L-R 1926-02-12 27St. Louis,Missouri MLB1946-19541946-1954St. Mary's (St. Louis,MO)    
36Bob HallP6-2 195 R-R 1923-12-22 29Swissvale,Pennsylvania MLB1949-19531949-1953      
5Dick Hall2B6-6 200 R-R 1930-09-27 22St. Louis,Missouri MLB1952-19711952-1971   Swarthmore Col    
7Gene HermanskiOF 185 L-R 1920-05-11 33Pittsfield,Massachusetts MLB1943-19531943-1953East Side (Newark,NJ)    
29Johnny HetkiP6-1 205 R-R 1922-05-12 31Leavenworth,Kansas MLB1945-19541945-1954Leavenworth (Leavenworth,KS)    
32Cal HogueP6-0 185 R-R 1927-10-24 25Dayton,Ohio MLB1952-19541952-1954Roosevelt (Dayton,OH)    
31Vic JanowiczC5-9 185 R-R 1930-02-26 23Elyria,Ohio MLB1953-19541953-1954Elyria (Elyria,OH)Ohio St    
4Ralph KinerOF6-2 195 R-R 1922-10-27 30Santa Rita,New Mexico MLB1946-19551946-1955Alhambra (Alhambra,CA)    
9Nick KobackC6-0 187 R-R 1935-07-19 17Hartford,Connecticut MLB1953-19551953-1955Hartford (Hartford,CT)    
37Clem KoshorekSS-2B5-4 165 R-R 1925-06-20 28Royal Oak,Michigan MLB1952-19531952-1953      
24Paul LaPalmeP5-10 184 L-L 1923-12-14 29Springfield,Massachusetts MLB1951-19571951-1957      
28Johnny LindellP6-4 217 R-R 1916-08-30 36Greeley,Colorado MLB1941-19541941-1954Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte (Monrovia,CA)    
25Bill MacDonaldP5-10 170 R-R 1929-03-28 24Alameda,California MLB1950-19531950-1953Alameda (Alameda,CA)    
35Woody MainP6-3 195 R-R 1922-02-12 31Delano,California MLB1948-19531948-1953      
44Catfish Metkovich1B-OF6-1 185 L-L 1920-10-08 32Angels Camp,California MLB1943-19541943-1954Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)    
14Felipe MontemayorOF6-2 185 L-L 1930-02-07 23Monterrey,Mexico MLB1953-19551953-1955      
14Pete NatonC6-1 200 R-R 1931-09-09 21Flushing,New York MLB1953-19531953-1953   Col. the Holy Cross    
27Eddie O'BrienSS5-9 165 R-R 1930-12-11 22South Amboy,New Jersey MLB1953-19581953-1958Cardinal McCarrick (South Amboy,NJ)Seattle U.    
30Johnny O'Brien2B5-9 170 R-R 1930-12-11 22South Amboy,New Jersey MLB1953-19591953-1959Cardinal McCarrick (South Amboy,NJ)Seattle U.    
10Danny O'Connell3B6-0 180 R-R 1927-01-21 26Paterson,New Jersey MLB1950-19621950-1962St. Bonaventure (Paterson,NJ)    
13Eddie Pellagrini2B5-9 165 R-R 1918-03-13 35Boston,Massachusetts MLB1946-19541946-1954Roxbury Latin (West Roxbury,MA)Boston Col    
20Paul PettitP6-2 195 L-L 1931-11-29 21Los Angeles,California MLB1951-19531951-1953Narbonne (Harbor City,CA)Long Beach St    
11Howie PolletP6-1 175 L-L 1921-06-26 32New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1941-19561941-1956Alcee Fortier (New Orleans,LA)    
44Hal RiceOF6-1 195 L-R 1924-02-11 29Morganette,West Virginia MLB1948-19541948-1954      
6Mike SandlockC6-1 185 B-R 1915-10-17 37Old Greenwich,Connecticut MLB1942-19531942-1953Greenwich (Greenwich,CT)    
37Bob SchultzP6-3 200 R-L 1923-11-27 29Louisville,Kentucky MLB1951-19551951-1955      
10Jack ShepardC6-2 195 R-R 1932-05-13 21Clovis,California MLB1953-19561953-1956Roosevelt (Fresno,CA)Stanford U.    
21Dick SmithSS5-8 160 R-R 1927-07-21 25Blandburg,Pennsylvania MLB1951-19551951-1955   Lock Haven Pennsylvania    
7Paul Smith1B5-8 165 L-L 1931-03-19 22New Castle,Pennsylvania MLB1953-19581953-1958      
15Frank ThomasOF6-3 205 R-R 1929-06-11 24Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1951-19661951-1966Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Mississauga,ON)    
5Preston Ward1B6-3 198 L-R 1927-07-24 25Columbia,Missouri MLB1948-19591948-1959Springfield Central (Springfield,MO)    
23Jim WaughP6-3 185 R-R 1933-11-25 19Lancaster,Ohio MLB1952-19531952-1953Lancaster (Lancaster,OH)    
44 Players