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1953 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 50-104 .325
Rank: 8th in National League
Run Differential: 622-887 -265
Roster Continuity 54.71% 15/16
Manager(s): Fred Haney
General Manager: Branch Rickey
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 572,757 13/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Honus Wagner
Assistant Coach: Clyde Sukeforth
Assistant Coach: John Fitzpatrick
Bullpen Coach: Sam Narron
First Base Coach: Bill Posedel
National League Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    18Cal AbramsOF5-11195L-L291949Not draftedMLB--
    39Bob AddisOF6-0175L-R271950Not draftedMLB--
    11Toby AtwellC5-9185L-R291952Not draftedMLB--
    17Carlos BernierOF5-9180R-R241953Not draftedMLB--
    32Roger BowmanP6-0175R-L251949Not draftedMLB--
    16Pete Castiglione3B-SS5-11175R-R321947Not draftedMLB--
    12Dick ColeSS-3B6-2175R-R271951Not draftedMLB--
    16Brandy DavisOF6-0170R-R251952Not draftedMLB--
    22Murry DicksonP5-10157R-R361939Not draftedMLB--
    26Roy FaceP5-8155R-R251953Not draftedMLB--
    9Ed Fitz GeraldC0R-R291948Not draftedMLB--
    19Bob FriendP6-0190R-R221951Not draftedMLB--
    3Joe GaragiolaC6-0190L-R271946Not draftedMLB--
    36Bob HallP6-2195R-R291949Not draftedMLB--
    5Dick HallP6-6200R-R221952Not draftedMLB--
    7Gene HermanskiOF185L-R331943Not draftedMLB--
    29Johnny HetkiP6-1205R-R311945Not draftedMLB--
    32Cal HogueP6-0185R-R251952Not draftedMLB--
    31Vic JanowiczC-3B5-9185R-R231953Not draftedMLB--
    4Ralph KinerOF6-2195R-R301946Not draftedMLB--
    9Nick KobackC6-0187R-R171953Not draftedMLB--
    37Clem KoshorekSS-2B5-4165R-R281952Not draftedMLB--
    24Paul LaPalmeP5-10184L-L291951Not draftedMLB--
    28Johnny LindellOF6-4217R-R361941Not draftedMLB--
    25Bill MacDonaldP5-10170R-R241950Not draftedMLB--
    35Woody MainP6-3195R-R311948Not draftedMLB--
    44Catfish MetkovichOF-1B6-1185L-L321943Not draftedMLB--
    14Felipe MontemayorOF6-2185L-L231953Not draftedMLB--
    14Pete NatonC6-1200R-R211953Not draftedMLB--
    27Eddie O'BrienSS-OF5-9165R-R221953Not draftedMLB--
    30Johnny O'Brien2B5-9170R-R221953Not draftedMLB--
    10Danny O'Connell2B-3B6-0180R-R261950Not draftedMLB--
    13Eddie PellagriniSS-2B5-9165R-R351946Not draftedMLB--
    20Paul PettitP6-2195L-L211951Not draftedMLB--
    11Howie PolletP6-1175L-L321941Not draftedMLB--
    44Hal RiceOF6-1195L-R291948Not draftedMLB--
    6Mike SandlockC-SS6-1185B-R371942Not draftedMLB--
    37Bob SchultzP6-3200R-L291951Not draftedMLB--
    10Jack ShepardC6-2195R-R211953Not draftedMLB--
    21Dick Smith3B-SS5-8160R-R251951Not draftedMLB--
    7Paul Smith1B-OF5-8165L-L221953Not draftedMLB--
    15Frank ThomasOF-3B6-3205R-R241951Not draftedMLB--
    5Preston Ward1B-OF6-3198L-R251948Not draftedMLB--
    23Jim WaughP6-3185R-R191952Not draftedMLB--

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