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1954 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 53-101 .344
Rank: 8th in National League
Run Differential: 557-845 -288
Roster Continuity 40.55% 16/16
Manager(s): Fred Haney
General Manager: Branch Rickey
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 475,494 15/16
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
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9757.630--
9262.5975.0
8965.5788.0
7579.48722.0
7480.48123.0
7282.46825.0
6490.41633.0
53101.34444.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
15Frank ThomasOF25   57781172
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7
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23
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943251741041110.298.359.497856.199.289.3031.4525.1287653
7Curt Roberts2B24   49647115
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7
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366355492936.232.309.302611.071.188.2540.89496.0150565
12Dick ColeSS-3B28   48640131
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5
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4000414808620.270.323.342665.072.156.2931.17486.0166541
3Bob Skinner1B22   47067117
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9
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46404759011211.249.316.370686.121.230.2691.2658.8174530
8Gair AllieSS22   4183883
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6
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301156842333.199.294.268562.069.203.2401.50139.3112482
4Sid GordonOF-3B36   36338111
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12
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012
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4900672408910.306.405.438843.132.317.2950.3630.3159447
5Preston Ward1B-OF26   3603797
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480039610345.269.337.383720.114.222.3041.5651.4138406
17Dick HallOF23   3103874
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2730334601914.239.304.310614.071.187.2661.39155.096353
11Toby AtwellC30   2873683
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2623432134311.289.384.376760.087.233.3010.4995.7108340
14Jerry LynchOF23   2842768
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362220431129.239.290.373663.134.204.2552.1535.5106308
10Jack ShepardC22   2272469
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2200263308410.304.370.396766.093.207.3381.2775.790265
13Eddie Pellagrini3B36   1251227
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0016009214311.216.288.264552.048.120.2572.33--33142
44Hal RiceOF30   811014
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90214240102.173.295.284579.111.259.2321.7181.02396
31Vic Janowicz3B24   731011
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002007231300.151.235.192427.041.137.2203.29--1484
35Max SurkontP32   60310
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005006190912.167.239.183422.017.117.2383.17--1176
32Vern LawP24   521012
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1300581604.231.310.385695.154.250.2561.6052.02064
19Bob FriendP23   51614
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700580102.275.339.392731.118.216.3101.6051.02057
27Dick LittlefieldP28   4948
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02002130401.163.196.245441.082.122.2226.50--1255
18Cal AbramsOF30   4266
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02001090002.143.308.214522.071.310.1820.90--952
24Paul LaPalmeP30   3525
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0100061300.143.167.229396.086.086.172----839
39Jake ThiesP28   3321
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0002005110200.030.158.030188.000.152.0452.20--140
6Dick Smith3B26   3123
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0000650001.097.243.194437.097.290.1150.83--637
26Gail HenleyOF25   3079
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200440100.300.382.433815.133.267.3201.0030.01335
20Jim ManganC24   2625
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000200490000.192.300.192492.000.154.2942.25--530
34Bob PurkeyP24   2622
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004004120300.077.200.115315.038.192.1433.00--333
23George O'DonnellP25   2312
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2001100000.087.125.217342.130.174.08310.0023.0524
18Laurin PepperP23   1714
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00100020000.235.235.294529.059.059.267----517
23,28Walker CooperC39   1503
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00100210001.200.294.333627.133.267.2140.50--517
9Nick KobackC18   1000000000080000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----010
29Johnny HetkiP32   912
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000100000100.222.222.222444.000.000.222----210
44Luis MarquezOF28   931
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000000400100.111.385.111496.000.444.1110.00--114
46Bill HallC25   700000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
25Cal HogueP26   300000000010100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
38Len YochimP25   201
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000000010000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
20Sam JethroeOF36   100000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals190150885571260181577652621135667372509958125.248.320.350670.103.216.2731.3066.917835811
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Max Surkont32   9184.41332911020208.12161241022578784001.419.351.083.383.381.00
19Bob Friend23   7125.0835204282170.1204106961658731201.5410.800.853.073.861.26
32Vern Law24   9135.50391870173161.2201109992056576001.5911.171.113.113.171.02
27Dick Littlefield28   10113.6023217110155.014078621085922001.458.130.584.945.341.08
34Bob Purkey24   385.0836110070131.11457874362381101.589.960.214.262.610.61
39Jake Thies28   393.8833183170130.112070561349572001.308.310.903.393.951.16
24Paul LaPalme30   4105.5033152070120.214779741554578101.6610.931.124.024.241.06
23George O'Donnell25   394.552110306187.1105504442182001.4510.860.412.170.830.38
29Johnny Hetki32   444.995810046983.010253461130272001.5911.061.193.252.930.90
18Laurin Pepper23   157.94148004050.2635345443174102.0811.120.717.593.000.40
38Len Yochim25   017.20101005019.23017162875001.9013.500.903.603.150.88
25Cal Hogue26   014.9132000011.0116611270002.099.000.829.825.730.58
00Joe Page36   0010.807000409.21617124740002.3014.403.606.303.600.57
30Nellie King26   005.144000307.010540130001.5712.860.001.293.863.00
Batting Totals531014.92349154374117151346151084573612856452537501.5410.100.863.773.510.93
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Toby AtwellC883603944.9900.00
Jack ShepardC672574675.9770.00
Jim ManganC7243011.0000.00
Nick KobackC4140001.0000.00
Walker CooperC260001.0000.00
Bill HallC140001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob Skinner1B1181026841687.9860.00
Preston Ward1B4833841631.9840.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Curt Roberts2B1313573942482.9690.00
Dick Cole2B17434635.9670.00
Eddie Pellagrini2B72417051.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick Cole3B5548112107.9410.00
Sid Gordon3B40287185.9250.00
Eddie Pellagrini3B31184325.9680.00
Gair Allie3B19193530.9470.00
Vic Janowicz3B18153253.9040.00
Preston Ward3B1172030.9000.00
Dick Smith3B972123.9330.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gair AllieSS951922602359.9520.00
Dick ColeSS661011781529.9490.00
Eddie PellagriniSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank ThomasOF1534181452.9890.00
Dick HallOF1022355111.9560.00
Jerry LynchOF831271052.9650.00
Sid GordonOF73121931.9770.00
Preston WardOF4274863.9320.00
Hal RiceOF24553021.0000.00
Cal AbramsOF13232001.0000.00
Gail HenleyOF9131001.0000.00
Luis MarquezOF440001.0000.00
Bob SkinnerOF20000.0000.00
Vic JanowiczOF110001.0000.00
Sam JethroeOF110001.0000.00
Vern LawOF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnny HetkiP5883311001.0001.52
Vern LawP39161112312.9711.90
Bob PurkeyP361311640061.0003.84
Bob FriendP3517072711.9711.80
Paul LaPalmeP33120719011.0001.95
Max SurkontP3320884011.9802.08
Jake ThiesP3313082442.8892.21
Dick LittlefieldP2315551430.8641.10
George O'DonnellP2187719011.0002.69
Laurin PepperP145011710.9473.23
Len YochimP10194610.9094.69
Joe PageP7902001.0001.96
Nellie KingP4703011.0003.86
Cal HogueP31102001.0001.64


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