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1955 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 60-94 .390
Rank: 8th in National League
Run Differential: 560-767 -207
Manager(s): Fred Haney
General Manager: Branch Rickey
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 469,397 15/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Honus Wagner
Assistant Coach: John Fitzpatrick
Bullpen Coach: Sam Narron
First Base Coach: Clyde Sukeforth
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9855.641--
8569.55213.5
8074.51918.5
7777.50021.5
7579.48723.5
7281.47126.0
6886.44230.5
6094.39038.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
24Dick GroatSS2452145139
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4
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5102382611111120.267.317.351668.084.154.2740.68130.3183572
15Frank ThomasOF2651072125
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2
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25
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722060762103613.245.324.431755.186.308.2411.2720.4220581
13,21Roberto ClementeOF2047448121
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5
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47251860234314.255.284.382666.127.158.2823.3394.8181501
8Gene Freese3B-2B2145569115
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8
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445134574416110.253.310.426736.174.257.2621.6832.5194510
29Dale Long1B2941959122
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79014872166414.291.362.513875.222.334.3161.5026.2215478
18Jerry LynchOF242824380
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6
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2822223304047.284.331.443774.160.238.3021.5056.4125308
6Johnny O'Brien2B242782283
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2
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2511201911327.299.346.378724.079.151.3150.95278.0105304
10Jack ShepardC232642463
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2310332503228.239.321.314635.076.205.2550.76132.083301
12Dick Cole3B-2B292391654
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02100182221015.226.285.285570.059.134.2481.22--68260
7Eddie O'BrienOF242362655
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3
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0845181310602.233.290.254544.021.093.2470.72--60261
11Toby AtwellC312072144
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1801401619144.213.337.266603.053.242.2220.40207.055253
3George Freese3B281791746
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2211171822317.257.327.374701.117.212.2701.0659.767202
5Preston Ward1B271791638
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2500222804523.212.296.380676.168.291.2231.2735.868208
25Roman MejiasOF241671436
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211391300003.216.256.329585.114.156.2191.4455.755176
16Tom SaffellOF331132119
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310152203401.168.266.204470.035.177.2001.47113.023132
14Felipe MontemayorOF25951020
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810182412002.211.342.347689.137.337.2611.3347.533114
17Hardy PetersonC2581720
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10007711213.247.311.358669.111.198.2571.0081.02992
32Vern LawP2563816
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81041600200.254.299.349648.095.175.3264.0063.02269
19Bob FriendP2461310
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0040031500600.164.203.180383.016.066.2175.00--1170
35Max SurkontP335057
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0020041310400.140.218.160378.020.100.1893.25--859
4Sid Gordon3B374728
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001002600003.170.204.191395.021.064.1953.00--949
30Dick HallP244037
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3006500103.175.283.275558.100.250.1760.8340.01147
22Ron KlineP233815
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00000012100100.132.154.132286.000.026.29421.00--540
27Dick LittlefieldP293416
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0030041500100.176.263.206469.029.147.3163.75--739
31Lino DonosoP322725
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0001000800302.185.185.185370.000.000.263----530
26Roy FaceP272613
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001001400300.115.148.154302.038.077.1364.00--430
34Bob PurkeyP251916
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4000400300.316.316.474790.158.158.357--19.0922
7Curt Roberts2B251712
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000002100000.118.211.176387.059.176.1250.50--319
6Earl SmithOF271611
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0000004210000.063.286.063349.000.250.0710.50--121
30Nellie KingP2712000000000500201.000.000.0000.000.000.000----014
9Nick KobackC19702
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0000000100000.286.286.286572.000.000.333----27
37Al GrunwaldP25402
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.000.667----24
14John PowersOF25401
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0000000000000.250.250.250500.000.000.250----14
28Ben WadeP324000000001300000.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--05
31Roger BowmanP27201
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0000000000100.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----13
23Laurin PepperP242000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
34Fred WatersP281000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
21Dick SmithSS270100000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
39Jake ThiesP290000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals1909517356012622106091532222247165221649332132.244.305.361666.117.208.2621.3856.818655769
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Vern Law2510103.8143248113120022198851961825001.409.900.852.733.671.34
19Bob Friend241492.8444209211220017880631852980001.158.010.812.344.411.88
35Max Surkont337145.58352250721661941091032378846001.6410.521.254.234.551.08
22Ron Kline236134.1436192112213616178631353482201.5610.580.853.483.150.91
27Dick Littlefield295125.123517415013014891741568705101.6610.251.044.714.851.03
26Roy Face27573.5742104021512512858501040843001.339.140.712.866.002.10
31Lino Donoso32465.31259301019510658561635381001.4810.041.523.323.601.09
30Dick Hall24663.931513402194924341828460001.288.810.772.684.401.64
34Bob Purkey25275.291410203167774740525241001.5010.190.663.313.180.96
30Nellie King27133.00174007054602418214210001.3710.000.332.333.501.50
28Ben Wade32013.2111100712826121031470001.438.360.964.502.250.50
23Laurin Pepper240110.3514100602030242352572002.7513.502.2511.253.150.28
31Roger Bowman27038.477200101625181621084002.0613.241.065.294.240.80
37Al Grunwald25004.5030001077441720001.757.881.137.882.250.29
28Paul Martin230114.14710030713121101731104.2916.710.0021.863.860.18
34Fred Waters28003.6020002057221200001.8012.601.803.600.000.00
39Jake Thies29014.5011000035520300002.0011.250.006.750.000.00
20Red Swanson180018.0010001022441300002.509.004.5013.500.000.00
20,57Bill Bell21000.0010001010000100001.000.000.009.000.000.00
Pitching Totals60944.39353154415113161362148076766514253662230401.489.780.943.544.111.16
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Toby Atwell31067000000000--.992----------------334243
Bill Bell2110000000000--------------------000
Roger Bowman27700000000001.000------------------150
Roberto Clemente200000000001180------------------.978253186
Dick Cole2900024331200000------.969.9351.000--------10315810
Lino Donoso32250000000000.923------------------6182
Roy Face27420000000000.964------------------14131
Gene Freese210005765000000------.965.943----------18330022
George Freese28000050000000--------.936----------50829
Bob Friend24440000000000.966------------------7502
Sid Gordon3700008000040--------1.000--------.87512211
Dick Groat240000014900000----------.961--------33045032
Al Grunwald25300000000001.000------------------200
Dick Hall241500000000301.000----------------1.000960
Nellie King271700000000001.000------------------760
Ron Kline23360001000000.962------------------20302
Nick Koback1902000000000--1.000----------------410
Vern Law25430000000000.925------------------14354
Dick Littlefield29350000000000.864------------------7123
Dale Long290011900000000----.988--------------9689713
Jerry Lynch24020000000710--1.000--------------.950112136
Paul Martin23700000000001.000------------------010
Roman Mejias24000000000440------------------.9266786
Felipe Montemayor25000000000280------------------.9574402
Eddie O'Brien24000074000560--------.882.889------.993144194
Johnny O'Brien24000780000000------.969------------18522013
Laurin Pepper241400000000001.000------------------120
Hardy Peterson25031000000000--.965----------------117215
John Powers2500000000020------------------1.000400
Bob Purkey25140000000000.947------------------2161
Curt Roberts2500060000000------.913------------7142
Tom Saffell33000000000470------------------.9647823
Jack Shepard23077000000000--.982----------------288346
Dick Smith2700000100000--------------------000
Earl Smith2700000000050------------------1.0001100
Max Surkont33350000000000.935------------------8212
Red Swanson1810000000000--------------------000
Jake Thies2910000000000--------------------000
Frank Thomas260000000001390------------------.98430785
Ben Wade321100000000001.000------------------430
Preston Ward27004800000010----.998--------------384351
Fred Waters28200000000001.000------------------010


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