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1959 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 78-76 .506
Rank: 4th in National League
Run Differential: 651-680 -29
Roster Continuity 83.74% 5/16
Manager(s): Danny Murtaugh
General Manager: Joe Brown
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 1,359,917 7/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: George Sisler
Bullpen Coach: Sam Narron
First Base Coach: Jimmy Dykes
First Base Coach: George DeTore
Hitting Coach: Len Levy
Pitching Coach: Bill Burwell
Third Base Coach: Frank Oceak
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 1959 Pittsburgh Pirates season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    36Ron BlackburnP6-0160R-R241958UDFAMLB--
    8Harry Bright1B-3B6-0190R-R291958Not draftedMLB--
    6Smoky BurgessC5-8187L-R321949Not draftedMLB--
    23Joe ChristopherOF5-10176R-R231959Not draftedMLB--
    21Roberto ClementeOF5-11175R-R241955Not draftedMLB--
    39Bennie DanielsP6-1193L-R271957Not draftedMLB--
    26Roy FaceP5-8155R-R311953Not draftedMLB--
    20Hank FoilesC6-0195R-R301953Not draftedMLB--
    19Bob FriendP6-0190R-R281951Not draftedMLB--
    34Paul GielP5-11185R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    35Fred GreenP6-4190R-L251959Not draftedMLB--
    24Dick GroatSS180R-R281952Not draftedMLB--
    37Don GrossP5-11186L-L281955Not draftedMLB--
    31Harvey HaddixP5-9170L-L331952Not draftedMLB--
    38Dick HallP6-6200R-R281952Not draftedMLB--
    48Ken HamlinSS-2B5-10170R-R241957Not draftedMLB--
    12Don Hoak3B6-0175R-R311954Not draftedMLB--
    38Al JacksonP5-10169L-L231959Not draftedMLB--
    22Ron KlineP6-3205R-R271952Not draftedMLB--
    3Ted Kluszewski1B6-2225L-L341947Not draftedMLB--
    10Danny KravitzC5-11195L-R281956Not draftedMLB--
    32Vern LawP6-2195R-R291950Not draftedMLB--
    9Bill Mazeroski2B5-11183R-R221956Not draftedMLB--
    15Roman MejiasOF6-0175R-R281955Not draftedMLB--
    14Rocky Nelson1B5-11178L-L341949Not draftedMLB--
    20Hardy PetersonC6-0205R-R291955Not draftedMLB--
    16Bob PorterfieldP6-0190R-R351948Not draftedMLB--
    11Dick SchofieldSS-2B5-9165B-R241953Not draftedMLB--
    2Harry SimpsonOF-1B6-1190L-R331951Not draftedMLB--
    4Bob SkinnerOF6-4190L-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    37Bob SmithP6-1190R-L281955Not draftedMLB--
    28R.C. Stevens1B6-5219L-R241958Not draftedMLB--
    7Dick Stuart1B6-4212R-R261958Not draftedMLB--
    34Jim UmbrichtP6-4215R-R281959Not draftedMLB--
    18Bill VirdonOF6-0175L-R281955Not draftedMLB--
    35Don WilliamsP6-2180R-R271958Not draftedMLB--
    30George WittP6-3200R-R251957Not draftedMLB--

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