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1955 PITTSBURGH PIRATES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Pittsburgh,PA
Team Record:  60-94   .390
Result:   8th in National League
Manager(s):  Fred Haney
General Manager:   Branch Rickey
Stadium:  Forbes Field
Attendance:  469,397
Playoffs:  -

Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Sid Gordon (37)
Youngest Player:  Red Swanson (18)
Longest Tenure:  Dick Smith, Frank Thomas, Bob Friend (5)
Top Hitter:  Dick Groat (26)
Top Pitcher:  Bob Friend (8)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  68.95%
National League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
Brooklyn9855.641--
Milwaukee8569.55213.5
NY Giants8074.51918.5
Philadelphia7777.50021.5
Cincinnati7579.48723.5
Chi Cubs7281.47126.0
St. Louis6886.44230.5
Pittsburgh6094.39038.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
11Toby AtwellCMLB5-9185LeftRight3/8/192431Leesburg,VirginiaUDFA 

20,57Bill BellPMLB6-3200RightRight10/24/193321Goldsboro,North CarolinaUDFA 
31Roger BowmanPMLB6-0175RightLeft8/18/192727Amsterdam,New YorkUDFA 
13,21Roberto ClementeOFMLB5-11175RightRight8/18/193420Carolina,Puerto Rico1954UDFA Brk
12Dick ColeSS-3BMLB6-2175RightRight5/6/192629Long Beach,CaliforniaUDFA 
31Lino DonosoPMLB5-11160LeftLeft9/23/192232Havana,CubaUDFA 
26Roy FacePMLB5-8155RightRight2/20/192827Stephentown,New YorkUDFA 
8Gene Freese3BMLB5-11175RightRight1/8/193421Wheeling,West VirginiaUDFA 
3George Freese3BMLB6-0190RightRight9/12/192628Wheeling,West VirginiaUDFA 
19Bob FriendPMLB6-0190RightRight11/24/193024Lafayette,IndianaUDFA 
4Sid GordonOF-3BMLB5-10185RightRight8/13/191737Brooklyn,New YorkUDFA 
24Dick GroatSSMLB180RightRight11/4/193024Wilkinsburg,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
37Al GrunwaldPMLB6-4210LeftLeft2/13/193025Los Angeles,CaliforniaUDFA 
30Dick HallPMLB6-6200RightRight9/27/193024St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
30Nellie KingPMLB6-6185RightRight3/15/192827Shenandoah,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
22Ron KlinePMLB6-3205RightRight3/9/193223Callery,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
9Nick KobackCMLB6-0187RightRight7/19/193519Hartford,ConnecticutUDFA 
32Vern LawPMLB6-2195RightRight3/12/193025Meridian,IdahoUDFA 
27Dick LittlefieldPMLB6-0180LeftLeft3/18/192629Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
29Dale Long1BMLB6-4210LeftLeft2/6/192629Springfield,MissouriUDFA 
18Jerry LynchOFMLB6-1189LeftRight7/17/193024Bay City,MichiganUDFA 
28Paul MartinPMLB6-6235RightRight3/10/193223Brownstown,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
25Roman MejiasOFMLB6-0175RightRight8/9/193024Abreus,CubaUDFA 
14Felipe MontemayorOFMLB6-2185LeftLeft2/7/193025Monterrey,MexicoUDFA 
7Eddie O'BrienSS-OFMLB5-9165RightRight12/11/193024South Amboy,New JerseyUDFA 
6Johnny O'Brien2BMLB5-9170RightRight12/11/193024South Amboy,New JerseyUDFA 
23Laurin PepperPMLB5-11190RightRight1/18/193124Vaughan,MississippiUDFA 
17Hardy PetersonCMLB6-0205RightRight10/17/192925Perth Amboy,New JerseyUDFA 
14John PowersOFMLB6-0190LeftRight7/8/192925Birmingham,AlabamaUDFA 
34Bob PurkeyPMLB6-2195RightRight7/14/192925Pittsburgh,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
7Curt Roberts2BMLB5-8165RightRight8/16/192925Pineland,TexasUDFA 
16Tom SaffellOFMLB5-11170LeftRight7/26/192133Etowah,TennesseeUDFA 
10Jack ShepardCMLB6-2195RightRight5/13/193223Clovis,CaliforniaUDFA 
21Dick Smith3B-SSMLB5-8160RightRight7/21/192727Blandburg,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
6Earl SmithOFMLB6-0185RightRight3/14/192827Sunnyside,WashingtonUDFA 
35Max SurkontPMLB6-0205RightRight6/16/192233Central Falls,Rhode IslandUDFA 
20Red SwansonPMLB6-1175RightRight10/15/193618Baton Rouge,LouisianaUDFA 
39Jake ThiesPMLB5-11170RightRight4/1/192629St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
15Frank ThomasOF-3BMLB6-3205RightRight6/11/192926Pittsburgh,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
28Ben WadePMLB6-3205RightRight11/26/192232Morehead City,North CarolinaUDFA 
5Preston Ward1B-OFMLB6-3198LeftRight7/24/192727Columbia,MissouriUDFA 
34Fred WatersPMLB5-11185LeftLeft2/2/192728Benton,MississippiUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
John FitzpatrickAssistant Coach 
Fred HaneyManager 
Sam NarronBullpen Coach 
Bob PrinceBroadcaster 
Branch RickeyGeneral Manager 
Clyde SukeforthFirst Base Coach 
Honus WagnerAssistant Coach 


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