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1957 Pittsburgh PiratesSeason Roster
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John Powers played for the 1957 Pittsburgh Pirates
LeagueNational LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknamePirates
LocationPittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Record62-92 (8th)League Rank8thMLB Rank15th
BallparkForbes Field
ManagerBobby Bragan,Danny MurtaughGeneral ManagerJoe Brown
CoachesLen Levy (Assistant Coach), Danny Murtaugh (Third Base Coach), Sam Narron (Bullpen Coach), Clyde Sukeforth (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance850,732 (Rank: 12th)
Years Available1887-2019

Team History -- 1957 Statistics -- 1957 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1957 Pittsburgh Pirates.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1957 baseball season.

1957 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)
39Luis ArroyoP5-8 190 L-L 1927-02-18 30Penuelas,Puerto Rico MLB1955-19631955-1963      
23Gene Baker3B6-1 170 R-R 1925-06-15 32Davenport,Iowa MLB1953-19611953-1961Davenport Central (Davenport,IA)St. Ambrose U.    
28Chuck ChurnP6-3 205 R-R 1930-02-01 27Bridgetown,Virginia MLB1957-19591957-1959Northhampton (Eastville,VA)    
21Roberto ClementeOF5-11 175 R-R 1934-08-18 22Carolina,Puerto Rico MLB1954-19721955-1972      
30Bennie DanielsP6-1 193 L-R 1932-06-17 25Tuscaloosa,Alabama MLB1957-19651957-1965Compton (Compton,CA)    
31Whammy DouglasP6-2 185 R-R 1935-02-17 22Carrboro,North Carolina MLB1957-19571957-1957      
26Roy FaceP5-8 155 R-R 1928-02-20 29Stephentown,New York MLB1953-19691953-1969Averill Park (Sand Lake,NY)    
20Hank FoilesC6-0 195 R-R 1929-06-10 28Richmond,Virginia MLB1953-19641953-1964Granby (Norfolk,VA)Virginia    
3Dee Fondy1B6-3 196 L-L 1924-10-31 32Slaton,Texas MLB1951-19581951-1958San Bernardino (San Bernardino,CA)    
8Gene Freese3B5-11 175 R-R 1934-01-08 23Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1955-19661955-1966Wheeling Central Catholic (Wheeling,WV)West Liberty U.    
19Bob FriendP6-0 190 R-R 1930-11-24 26Lafayette,Indiana MLB1951-19661951-1966West Lafayette (West Lafayette,IN)Purdue U.    
24Dick GroatSS 180 R-R 1930-11-04 26Wilkinsburg,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19671952-1967Swissvale (Swissvale,PA)Duke U.    
30Dick HallP6-6 200 R-R 1930-09-27 26St. Louis,Missouri MLB1952-19711952-1971   Swarthmore Col    
31Ken HamlinSS5-10 170 R-R 1935-05-18 22Detroit,Michigan MLB1957-19661957-1966   Western Michigan U.    
29Nellie KingP6-6 185 R-R 1928-03-15 29Shenandoah,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19571954-1957Milton Hershey for Orphans (Hershey,PA)    
22Ron KlineP6-3 205 R-R 1932-03-09 25Callery,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19701952-1970Evans City (Evans City,PA)    
17,28Danny KravitzC5-11 195 L-R 1930-12-21 26Lopez,Pennsylvania MLB1956-19601956-1960Dushore (Dushore,PA)    
37Bob KuzavaP6-2 204 B-L 1923-05-28 34Wyandotte,Michigan MLB1946-19571946-1957St. Patrick (Wyandotte,MI)    
32Vern LawP6-2 195 R-R 1930-03-12 27Meridian,Idaho MLB1950-19671950-1967Meridian (Meridian,ID)    
3Dale Long1B6-4 210 L-L 1926-02-06 31Springfield,Missouri MLB1951-19631951-1963Adams Memorial (Adams,MA)    
9Bill Mazeroski2B5-11 183 R-R 1936-09-05 20Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1956-19721956-1972Warren Consolidated (Tiltonsville,OH)    
25Roman MejiasOF6-0 175 R-R 1930-08-09 26Abreus,Cuba MLB1955-19641955-1964      
16Eddie O'BrienP5-9 165 R-R 1930-12-11 26South Amboy,New Jersey MLB1953-19581953-1958Cardinal McCarrick (South Amboy,NJ)Seattle U.    
6Johnny O'BrienP5-9 170 R-R 1930-12-11 26South Amboy,New Jersey MLB1953-19591953-1959Cardinal McCarrick (South Amboy,NJ)Seattle U.    
12Jim PendletonOF6-0 185 R-R 1924-01-07 33St. Charles,Missouri MLB1953-19621953-1962      
31Laurin PepperP5-11 190 R-R 1931-01-18 26Vaughan,Mississippi MLB1954-19571954-1957Benton (Benton,MS)So.Mississippi    
17Hardy PetersonC6-0 205 R-R 1929-10-17 27Perth Amboy,New Jersey MLB1955-19591955-1959   Rutgers U.    
14John PowersOF6-0 190 L-R 1929-07-08 27Birmingham,Alabama MLB1955-19601955-1960      
5Buddy PritchardSS6-1 195 R-R 1936-01-25 21South Gate,California MLB1957-19571957-1957Bell (Bell,CA)USC    
34Bob PurkeyP6-2 195 R-R 1929-07-14 27Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19661954-1966South Hills Catholic (Pittsburgh,PA)    
10Dick RandC6-2 185 R-R 1931-03-07 26South Gate,California MLB1953-19571953-1957      
4Bob SkinnerOF6-4 190 L-R 1931-10-03 25La Jolla,California MLB1954-19661954-1966La Jolla (La Jolla,CA)San Diego Mesa Col    
11Bob SmithP6-1 190 R-L 1931-02-01 26Woodsville,New Hampshire MLB1955-19591955-1959Woodsville (Woodsville,NH)    
37Paul SmithOF5-8 165 L-L 1931-03-19 26New Castle,Pennsylvania MLB1953-19581953-1958      
35Red SwansonP6-1 175 R-R 1936-10-15 20Baton Rouge,Louisiana MLB1955-19571955-1957Neville (Monroe,LA)Louisiana St    
15Frank Thomas1B-OF6-3 205 R-R 1929-06-11 28Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1951-19661951-1966Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Mississauga,ON)    
36Joe TrimbleP6-1 190 R-R 1930-10-12 26Providence,Rhode Island MLB1955-19571955-1957LaSalle Academy (Providence,RI)    
18Bill VirdonOF6-0 175 L-R 1931-06-09 26Hazel Park,Michigan MLB1955-19681955-1968West Plains (West Plains,MO)Drury U.    
16Lee WallsOF6-3 205 R-R 1933-01-06 24San Diego,California MLB1952-19641952-1964Pasadena (Pasadena,CA)    
38,52George WittP6-3 200 R-R 1933-11-09 23Long Beach,California MLB1957-19621957-1962      
40 Players