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1956 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 66-88 .429
Rank: 7th in National League
Run Differential: 588-653 -65
Manager(s): Bobby Bragan
General Manager: Branch Rickey (1956-09-30), Joe Brown
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 949,878 10/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Sam Narron
First Base Coach: Clyde Sukeforth
Third Base Coach: Danny Murtaugh
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9361.604--
9262.5971.0
9163.5912.0
7678.49417.0
7183.46122.0
6787.43526.0
6688.42927.0
6094.39033.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
15Frank Thomas3B-OF27 58869166
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3
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25
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80053661552622.282.326.461787.179.231.2781.6923.5271637
21Roberto ClementeOF21 54366169
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30
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7
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7
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60661358428414.311.330.431761.120.144.3364.4677.6234572
24Dick GroatSS25 52040142
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19
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3
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0370335250317314.273.317.321638.048.110.2850.71--167575
3Dale Long1B30 51764136
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20
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7
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27
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9110548501101110.263.326.485811.222.329.2621.5719.1251582
18Bill VirdonOF25 50967170
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21
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10
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8
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37663363172212.334.374.462836.128.193.3681.9163.6235547
16Lee WallsOF23 47472130
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20
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11
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11
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54355083209211.274.345.432777.158.259.3121.6643.1205537
10Jack ShepardC24 2562462
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11
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2
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7
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3011253705818.242.309.383692.141.238.2581.4836.698290
9Bill Mazeroski2B19 2553062
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8
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1
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3
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1400182401404.243.293.318611.075.145.2591.3385.081277
4Bob SkinnerOF-1B24 2332947
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8
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3
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5
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2911265011026.202.282.326608.124.236.2331.9246.676262
38Hank FoilesC27 2222447
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10
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2
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7
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2501175604425.212.266.369635.158.230.2483.2931.782245
8Gene Freese3B-2B22 2071743
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9
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03
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1421164533310.208.273.295568.087.169.2502.8169.061230
6Johnny O'Brien2B25 1041318
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003005700412.173.209.183392.010.058.1841.40--19114
12Dick Cole3B-2B30 99721
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2
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090011900005.212.291.253544.040.152.2330.82--25110
19Bob FriendP25 97716
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800119001101.165.173.216389.052.062.19519.0097.021109
22Ron KlineP24 79210
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00031042600510.127.167.127294.000.063.1856.50--1089
17Danny KravitzC25 68618
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2
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10115901012.265.311.441752.176.250.2761.8034.03074
9Curt Roberts2B26 62611
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2
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041051200101.177.239.323562.145.242.2202.40--2068
32Vern LawP26 57310
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01
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80041600311.175.226.246472.070.140.2204.0057.01465
7Eddie O'BrienSS25 531714
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003112200300.264.291.302593.038.075.2751.00--1658
9Spook Jacobs2B30 3746
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001022510100.162.225.216441.054.054.1882.50--841
5Preston WardOF-3B28 30310
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01
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1
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11006400010.333.432.500932.167.367.3460.6730.01537
30Dick HallP25 29510
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0001005700001.345.441.345786.000.172.4551.40--1034
20Red MungerP37 2823
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0020021110200.107.194.143337.036.107.1765.50--433
26Roy FaceP28 2625
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0001000500100.192.192.192384.000.000.238----527
14John PowersOF26 2101
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0000001400002.048.091.048139.000.048.0594.00--122
18Bobby Del GrecoOF23 2044
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3003300101.200.304.500804.300.450.1331.0010.01024
35,36Fred WatersP29 2011
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03000500000.050.050.150200.100.100.067----320
14Jerry LynchOF25 1913
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00001400000.158.200.263463.105.158.2004.00--520
11Toby AtwellC32 1802
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0003001500102.111.158.111269.000.056.1545.00--220
27Cholly NaranjoP21 711
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001000200010.143.125.286411.143.143.167----28
29Nellie KingP28 6000000000200200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
23Laurin PepperP25 6100000001400000.000.143.000143.000.167.0004.00--07
36Luis ArroyoP29 402
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0001000000200.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----26
31Bill HallC27 3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
27Dick LittlefieldP30 2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
25Jack McMahanP23 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
11Howie PolletP35 1100000001000100.000.500.000500.0001.000.0000.00--03
Batting Totals20755221588134019957110546243338375218439540124.257.305.380685.123.195.2801.9647.519835739
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
19Bob Friend25 17173.4749421947331431013712125851665001.268.890.722.444.761.95
22Ron Kline24 14183.384439922226426311099268112510001.308.970.892.764.261.54
32Vern Law26 8164.3239326062195218110942449608001.3610.011.102.252.761.22
26Roy Face28 12133.536830034613513157531642961001.288.731.072.806.402.29
20Red Munger37 344.04351300621071265648841453001.5610.600.673.453.791.10
30Dick Hall25 074.79199105162643633821270001.379.291.163.053.921.29
29Nellie King28 413.153800021560542421819252101.228.101.202.853.751.32
35,36Fred Waters29 222.82235106051481816330141001.538.470.535.292.470.47
27Cholly Naranjo21 124.50173007034372217717261001.599.791.854.506.881.53
23Laurin Pepper25 113.00117002030301710125120001.839.000.307.503.600.48
36Luis Arroyo29 334.66182104028361715512170001.6611.171.553.725.281.42
11Howie Pollet35 043.131900083231810838101001.137.041.173.133.911.25
6Johnny O'Brien25 102.84800040198662991000.893.790.954.264.261.00
25Jack McMahan23 006.2311000301318991991002.0812.460.696.236.231.00
27Dick Littlefield30 004.1562000012148626102001.549.691.384.156.921.67
17Red Swanson19 009.75900010112113131851002.4215.750.756.003.750.63
25,37Bob Garber27 002.2520001043111330001.506.752.256.756.751.00
34Bob Purkey26 002.2520001042111010000.504.502.250.002.25--
7Eddie O'Brien25 000.0010001021000000000.504.500.000.000.00--
35Max Surkont34 004.5010000022110310002.509.000.0013.504.500.33
45Lino Donoso33 000.0030001012000110001.509.000.004.504.501.00
Pitching Totals66883.74423157376120241376140665357214246966237101.369.200.933.074.331.41
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Luis Arroyo291800000000001.000------------------150
Toby Atwell3209000000000--1.000----------------2720
Roberto Clemente210002100001390------.667.667--------.9572752015
Dick Cole300001218600000------1.000.947.900--------20382
Bobby Del Greco2300003000070--------1.000--------1.0001130
Lino Donoso33300000000001.000------------------010
Roy Face28680000000000.972------------------10251
Hank Foiles27073000000000--.988----------------291304
Gene Freese220002647000000------1.000.963----------691154
Bob Friend25490000000000.969------------------14492
Bob Garber2720000000000.000------------------001
Dick Groat250000214100000--------1.000.954--------28842434
Bill Hall2701000000000--1.000----------------710
Dick Hall251901000000001.000--1.000--------------670
Spook Jacobs30000110000000------.926------------26244
Nellie King283800000000001.000------------------650
Ron Kline24440000000000.937------------------17424
Danny Kravitz25026002000000--.944----1.000----------93106
Vern Law263900000000001.000------------------12310
Dick Littlefield30600000000001.000------------------100
Dale Long300013800000000----.982--------------12019924
Jerry Lynch2500000000010------------------1.000300
Bill Mazeroski19000810000000------.981------------1632428
Jack McMahan231100000000001.000------------------040
Red Munger37350000000000.909------------------4162
Cholly Naranjo211700000000001.000------------------890
Eddie O'Brien25100242300060------1.0001.000.978------1.00038542
Johnny O'Brien25800530100000.000----.959--1.000--------67999
Laurin Pepper251100000000001.000------------------220
Howie Pollet351900000000001.000------------------340
John Powers2600000000050------------------1.000900
Bob Purkey26200000000001.000------------------010
Curt Roberts26000270000000------.988------------39451
Jack Shepard24086200000000--.9901.000--------------359364
Bob Skinner240023010000360----.995--1.000--------.97721782
Max Surkont34100000000001.000------------------010
Red Swanson19900000000001.000------------------150
Frank Thomas2700041110000560------1.000.942--------1.00021617918
Bill Virdon250000000001300------------------.989334104
Lee Walls230000100001330--------.500--------.9672841111
Preston Ward2800005000050--------1.000--------1.000530
Fred Waters292300000000001.000------------------230


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