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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
Roster Continuity 68.95% 13/16
Manager(s): Fred Haney
General Manager: Branch Rickey
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 469,397 15/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
  • 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 1955 Pittsburgh Pirates season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    11Toby AtwellC5-9185L-R311952Not draftedMLB--
    20,57Bill BellP6-3200R-R211952Not draftedMLB--
    31Roger BowmanP6-0175R-L271949Not draftedMLB--
    13,21Roberto ClementeOF5-11175R-R201955Not draftedMLB--
    12Dick ColeSS-3B6-2175R-R291951Not draftedMLB--
    31Lino DonosoP5-11160L-L321955Not draftedMLB--
    26Roy FaceP5-8155R-R271953Not draftedMLB--
    8Gene Freese3B5-11175R-R211955Not draftedMLB--
    3George Freese3B6-0190R-R281953Not draftedMLB--
    19Bob FriendP6-0190R-R241951Not draftedMLB--
    4Sid GordonOF-3B5-10185R-R371941Not draftedMLB--
    24Dick GroatSS180R-R241952Not draftedMLB--
    37Al GrunwaldP6-4210L-L251955Not draftedMLB--
    30Dick HallP6-6200R-R241952Not draftedMLB--
    30Nellie KingP6-6185R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    22Ron KlineP6-3205R-R231952Not draftedMLB--
    9Nick KobackC6-0187R-R191953Not draftedMLB--
    32Vern LawP6-2195R-R251950Not draftedMLB--
    27Dick LittlefieldP6-0180L-L291950Not draftedMLB--
    29Dale Long1B6-4210L-L291951Not draftedMLB--
    18Jerry LynchOF6-1189L-R241954Not draftedMLB--
    28Paul MartinP6-6235R-R231955Not draftedMLB--
    25Roman MejiasOF6-0175R-R241955Not draftedMLB--
    14Felipe MontemayorOF6-2185L-L251953Not draftedMLB--
    7Eddie O'BrienSS-OF5-9165R-R241953Not draftedMLB--
    6Johnny O'Brien2B5-9170R-R241953Not draftedMLB--
    23Laurin PepperP5-11190R-R241954Not draftedMLB--
    17Hardy PetersonC6-0205R-R251955Not draftedMLB--
    14John PowersOF6-0190L-R251955Not draftedMLB--
    34Bob PurkeyP6-2195R-R251954Not draftedMLB--
    7Curt Roberts2B5-8165R-R251954Not draftedMLB--
    16Tom SaffellOF5-11170L-R331949Not draftedMLB--
    10Jack ShepardC6-2195R-R231953Not draftedMLB--
    21Dick Smith3B-SS5-8160R-R271951Not draftedMLB--
    6Earl SmithOF6-0185R-R271955Not draftedMLB--
    35Max SurkontP6-0205R-R331949Not draftedMLB--
    20Red SwansonP6-1175R-R181955Not draftedMLB--
    39Jake ThiesP5-11170R-R291954Not draftedMLB--
    15Frank ThomasOF-3B6-3205R-R261951Not draftedMLB--
    28Ben WadeP6-3205R-R321948Not draftedMLB--
    5Preston Ward1B-OF6-3198L-R271948Not draftedMLB--
    34Fred WatersP5-11185L-L281955Not draftedMLB--

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