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1948 PITTSBURGH PIRATES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Pittsburgh,PA
Team Record:  83-71   .539
Result:   4th in National League
Manager(s):  Billy Meyer
General Manager:  
Stadium:  Forbes Field
Attendance:  1,517,021
Playoffs:  -

Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Johnny Riddle (42)
Youngest Player:  Cal McLish (22)
Longest Tenure:  Rip Sewell (11)
Top Hitter:  Ralph Kiner (3)
Top Pitcher:  Kirby Higbe (12)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  45.39%
National League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
Boston9162.595--
St. Louis8569.5526.5
Brooklyn8470.5457.5
Pittsburgh8371.5398.5
NY Giants7876.50613.5
Philadelphia6688.42925.5
Cincinnati6489.41827.0
Chi Cubs6490.41627.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
8Monty Basgall2BMLB175RightRight2/8/192226Pfeifer,KansasUDFA 

17Ted BeardOFMLB5-8165LeftLeft1/7/192127Woodsboro,MarylandUDFA 
18Eddie Bockman3BMLB5-9175RightRight7/26/192027Santa Ana,CaliforniaUDFA 
35Tiny BonhamPMLB6-2215RightRight8/16/191334Ione,CaliforniaUDFA 
-Pete Castiglione3B-SSMLB5-11175RightRight2/13/192127Greenwich,ConnecticutUDFA 
24Bob ChesnesPMLB6-0180BothRight5/6/192127Oakland,CaliforniaUDFA 
9Ed Fitz GeraldCMLB RightRight5/21/192424 UDFA 
32Hal GreggPMLB6-3195RightRight7/11/192126Anaheim,CaliforniaUDFA 
16Frankie Gustine2B-3BMLB6-0180RightRight2/20/192028Hoopeston,IllinoisUDFA 
29Don Gutteridge2BMLB5-10165RightRight6/19/191236Pittsburg,KansasUDFA 
13Kirby HigbePMLB5-11190RightRight4/8/191533Columbia,South CarolinaUDFA 
12Johnny HoppOF-1BMLB5-10175LeftLeft7/18/191631Hastings,NebraskaUDFA 
4Ralph KinerOFMLB6-2195RightRight10/27/192225Santa Rita,New MexicoUDFA 
10Clyde KluttzCMLB6-0198RightRight12/12/191730Rockwell,North CarolinaUDFA 
28Vic LombardiPMLB5-7158LeftLeft9/20/192225Reedley,CaliforniaUDFA 
36Woody MainPMLB6-3195RightRight2/12/192226Delano,CaliforniaUDFA 
38Cal McLishPMLB6-1200BothRight12/1/192522Anadarko,OklahomaUDFA 
7Danny Murtaugh2BMLB5-9165RightRight10/8/191730Chester,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
21Fritz OstermuellerPMLB5-11175LeftLeft9/15/190740Quincy,IllinoisUDFA 
23Mel QueenPMLB6-0204RightRight3/4/191830Maxwell,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
37Elmer RiddlePMLB5-11170RightRight7/31/191433Columbus,GeorgiaUDFA 
3Johnny RiddleCMLB5-11190RightRight10/3/190542Clinton,South CarolinaUDFA 
6Stan RojekSSMLB5-10170RightRight4/21/191929North Tonawanda,New YorkUDFA 
30Rip SewellPMLB6-1180LeftRight5/11/190741Decatur,AlabamaUDFA 
26Elmer SingletonPMLB6-2174RightRight6/26/191830Ogden,UtahUDFA 
5Ed Stevens1BMLB6-1190LeftLeft1/12/192523Galveston,TexasUDFA 
22Nick StrincevichPMLB6-1180RightRight3/1/191533Gary,IndianaUDFA 
31Earl TurnerCMLB5-9170RightRight5/6/192325Pittsfield,MassachusettsUDFA 
11Dixie WalkerOFMLB6-1175LeftRight9/24/191037Villa Rica,GeorgiaUDFA 
34Junior WalshPMLB5-11185RightRight3/7/191929Newark,New JerseyUDFA 
14Max WestOF-1BMLB6-1182LeftRight11/28/191631Dexter,MissouriUDFA 
15Wally WestlakeOFMLB6-0186RightRight11/8/192027Gridley,CaliforniaUDFA 
17Grady WilsonSSMLB6-0170RightRight11/23/192225Columbus,GeorgiaUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Bill BurwellAssistant Coach 
Gordie HoltAssistant Coach 
Billy MeyerManager 
Bob PrinceBroadcaster 
Johnny RiddleAssistant Coach 
Rosey RowswellBroadcaster 
Honus WagnerAssistant Coach 


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