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1953 PITTSBURGH PIRATES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Pittsburgh,PA
Team Record:  50-104   .325
Result:   8th in National League
Manager(s):  Fred Haney
General Manager:   Branch Rickey
Stadium:  Forbes Field
Attendance:  572,757
Playoffs:  -

Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Mike Sandlock (37)
Youngest Player:  Nick Koback (17)
Longest Tenure:  Ralph Kiner (8)
Top Hitter:  Ralph Kiner (13)
Top Pitcher:  Johnny Lindell (15)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  54.71%
National League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
Brooklyn10549.682--
Milwaukee9262.59713.0
Philadelphia8371.53922.0
St. Louis8371.53922.0
NY Giants7084.45535.0
Cincinnati6886.44237.0
Chi Cubs6589.42240.0
Pittsburgh50104.32555.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
18Cal AbramsOFMLB5-11195LeftLeft3/2/192429Philadelphia,PennsylvaniaUDFA 

39Bob AddisOFMLB6-0175LeftRight11/6/192527Mineral,OhioUDFA 
11Toby AtwellCMLB5-9185LeftRight3/8/192429Leesburg,VirginiaUDFA 
17Carlos BernierOFMLB5-9180RightRight1/28/192924Juana Diaz,Puerto RicoUDFA 
32Roger BowmanPMLB6-0175RightLeft8/18/192725Amsterdam,New YorkUDFA 
16Pete Castiglione3B-SSMLB5-11175RightRight2/13/192132Greenwich,ConnecticutUDFA 
12Dick ColeSS-3BMLB6-2175RightRight5/6/192627Long Beach,CaliforniaUDFA 
16Brandy DavisOFMLB6-0170RightRight9/10/192725Newark,DelawareUDFA 
22Murry DicksonPMLB5-10157RightRight8/21/191636Tracy,MissouriUDFA 
26Roy FacePMLB5-8155RightRight2/20/192825Stephentown,New YorkUDFA 
9Ed Fitz GeraldCMLB RightRight5/21/192429 UDFA 
19Bob FriendPMLB6-0190RightRight11/24/193022Lafayette,IndianaUDFA 
3Joe GaragiolaCMLB6-0190LeftRight2/12/192627St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
36Bob HallPMLB6-2195RightRight12/22/192329Swissvale,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
5Dick HallPMLB6-6200RightRight9/27/193022St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
7Gene HermanskiOFMLB185LeftRight5/11/192033Pittsfield,MassachusettsUDFA 
29Johnny HetkiPMLB6-1205RightRight5/12/192231Leavenworth,KansasUDFA 
32Cal HoguePMLB6-0185RightRight10/24/192725Dayton,OhioUDFA 
31Vic JanowiczC-3BMLB5-9185RightRight2/26/193023Elyria,OhioUDFA 
4Ralph KinerOFMLB6-2195RightRight10/27/192230Santa Rita,New MexicoUDFA 
9Nick KobackCMLB6-0187RightRight7/19/193517Hartford,ConnecticutUDFA 
37Clem KoshorekSS-2BMLB5-4165RightRight6/20/192528Royal Oak,MichiganUDFA 
24Paul LaPalmePMLB5-10184LeftLeft12/14/192329Springfield,MassachusettsUDFA 
28Johnny LindellOFMLB6-4217RightRight8/30/191636Greeley,ColoradoUDFA 
25Bill MacDonaldPMLB5-10170RightRight3/28/192924Alameda,CaliforniaUDFA 
35Woody MainPMLB6-3195RightRight2/12/192231Delano,CaliforniaUDFA 
44Catfish MetkovichOF-1BMLB6-1185LeftLeft10/8/192032Angels Camp,CaliforniaUDFA 
14Felipe MontemayorOFMLB6-2185LeftLeft2/7/193023Monterrey,MexicoUDFA 
14Pete NatonCMLB6-1200RightRight9/9/193121Flushing,New YorkUDFA 
27Eddie O'BrienSS-OFMLB5-9165RightRight12/11/193022South Amboy,New JerseyUDFA 
30Johnny O'Brien2BMLB5-9170RightRight12/11/193022South Amboy,New JerseyUDFA 
10Danny O'Connell2B-3BMLB6-0180RightRight1/21/192726Paterson,New JerseyUDFA 
13Eddie PellagriniSS-2BMLB5-9165RightRight3/13/191835Boston,MassachusettsUDFA 
20Paul PettitPMLB6-2195LeftLeft11/29/193121Los Angeles,CaliforniaUDFA 
11Howie PolletPMLB6-1175LeftLeft6/26/192132New Orleans,LouisianaUDFA 
44Hal RiceOFMLB6-1195LeftRight2/11/192429Morganette,West VirginiaUDFA 
6Mike SandlockC-SSMLB6-1185BothRight10/17/191537Old Greenwich,ConnecticutUDFA 
37Bob SchultzPMLB6-3200RightLeft11/27/192329Louisville,KentuckyUDFA 
10Jack ShepardCMLB6-2195RightRight5/13/193221Clovis,CaliforniaUDFA 
21Dick Smith3B-SSMLB5-8160RightRight7/21/192725Blandburg,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
7Paul Smith1B-OFMLB5-8165LeftLeft3/19/193122New Castle,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
15Frank ThomasOF-3BMLB6-3205RightRight6/11/192924Pittsburgh,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
5Preston Ward1B-OFMLB6-3198LeftRight7/24/192725Columbia,MissouriUDFA 
23Jim WaughPMLB6-3185RightRight11/25/193319Lancaster,OhioUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
John FitzpatrickAssistant Coach 
Fred HaneyManager 
Sam NarronBullpen Coach 
Bill PosedelFirst Base Coach 
Bob PrinceBroadcaster 
Branch RickeyGeneral Manager 
Rosey RowswellBroadcaster 
Clyde SukeforthAssistant Coach 
Honus WagnerAssistant Coach 


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