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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
Manager(s): Danny Murtaugh
General Manager: Joe Brown
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 1,359,917 7/16
Playoffs:
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
TeamWLWPctGBL
8868.564--
8670.5512.0
8371.5394.0
7876.5069.0
7480.48113.0
7480.48113.0
7183.46116.0
6490.41623.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
24Dick GroatSS28 59374163
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7
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5
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51023235229421.275.312.361673.086.137.2841.09118.6214640
12Don Hoak3B31 56460166
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29
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3
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8
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65927175446618.294.374.399773.105.243.3241.0670.5225651
4Bob SkinnerOF27 54778153
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18
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4
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13
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61107676508126.280.357.399756.119.247.2970.9742.1218617
18Bill VirdonOF28 51967132
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24
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2
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8
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41745565211527.254.327.355682.100.212.2771.1864.9184583
9Bill Mazeroski2B22 49350119
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15
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6
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7
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591329541110416.241.283.339622.097.152.2571.8670.4167537
21Roberto ClementeOF24 43260128
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17
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7
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4
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50231551323310.296.322.396718.100.132.3263.40108.0171456
7Dick Stuart1B26 39764118
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15
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2
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27
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78114286272711.297.362.549911.252.358.3132.0514.7218450
6Smoky BurgessC32 37741112
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28
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5
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11
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59003116292610.297.349.485834.188.271.2840.5234.3183418
15Roman MejiasOF28 2762865
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6
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1
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7
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2812214857334.236.298.341639.105.178.2592.2939.494308
14Rocky Nelson1B34 1753151
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11
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06
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3200231934122.291.379.457836.166.297.2960.8329.280204
10Danny KravitzC28 1621841
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9
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210151401112.253.274.377651.123.148.2602.8054.061169
11Dick Schofield2B24 1452134
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10
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911162200202.234.311.338649.103.214.2701.38145.049163
3Ted Kluszewski1B34 1221132
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2
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170051401003.262.291.410701.148.189.2832.8061.050127
32Vern LawP29 96616
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2
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01
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80032000704.167.192.219411.052.083.2006.6796.021106
31Harvey HaddixP33 83312
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0050031700102.145.174.193367.048.084.1825.67--1687
20Hank FoilesC30 801018
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3
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03
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40071602102.225.287.375662.150.238.2462.2926.73088
19Bob FriendP28 73412
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2
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00700225001200.164.187.192379.027.055.25012.50--1487
22Ron KlineP27 5948
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00060012300501.136.150.136286.000.017.22223.00--865
8Harry BrightOF-3B29 48412
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1
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03
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80051000100.250.321.458779.208.313.2572.0016.02254
39Bennie DanielsP27 2949
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2
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1
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30051000000.310.412.552964.241.414.4442.0029.01634
2Harry SimpsonOF33 1534
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002000200000.267.267.400667.133.133.308----615
26Roy FaceP31 1303
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0000000000102.231.231.231462.000.000.231----314
23Joe ChristopherOF23 12600000001400100.000.077.00077.000.083.0004.00--014
30George WittP25 12000000001800200.000.077.00077.000.083.0008.00--015
48Ken HamlinSS24 811
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0000002100000.125.300.125425.000.250.1430.50--110
28R.C. Stevens1B24 722
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1000000000.286.286.7141000.429.429.167--7.057
35Fred GreenP25 6000000000600000.000.000.0000.000.000-----06
36Ron BlackburnP24 511
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1000200000.200.200.8001000.600.600.000--5.045
38Al JacksonP23 501
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0001000200000.200.200.200400.000.000.333----15
16Bob PorterfieldP-P35 3000000000200001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
34Jim UmbrichtP28 3000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
35Don WilliamsP27 301
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00000000000.333.3331.0001333.667.667.333----33
37Don GrossP28 2000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
38Dick HallP28 2000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
37Bob SmithP28 2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
20Hardy PetersonC29 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19555369651141423042112617322644271524597740125.263.317.384701.121.205.2841.6247.920645928
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Vern Law29 1892.98343320211266245918825531105011.128.290.851.793.722.08
19Bob Friend28 8194.023535720023426712910519521045071.3610.230.731.993.982.00
31Harvey Haddix33 12123.13312914220224189887826491494021.067.591.041.975.993.04
22Ron Kline27 11134.263329701018618695882370919121.389.001.113.394.401.30
39Bennie Daniels27 795.44341200811001156961939675021.5210.250.803.485.971.72
26Roy Face31 1812.7157000471093912928525694011.258.810.482.426.682.76
30George Witt25 076.881511002050584339732300111.7610.241.245.655.290.94
36Ron Blackburn24 113.68260009144502118515190021.4810.231.023.073.891.27
35Fred Green25 123.16171004137371613215202001.419.000.493.654.861.33
16Bob Porterfield35 124.753000012136452019217185001.7211.250.504.254.501.06
37Don Gross28 113.552100010233281613310150011.157.640.822.734.091.50
37Bob Smith28 003.54200006028321611117120001.7510.290.325.463.860.71
38Al Jackson23 006.508300101830141318132002.1115.000.504.006.501.63
35Don Williams27 006.756000201217991331001.6712.750.752.252.251.00
38Dick Hall28 003.00210000812531130001.4412.001.001.003.003.00
34Paul Giel27 0013.5040000071712120631002.8819.130.006.753.380.50
34Jim Umbricht28 006.4311000077553430001.579.003.865.143.860.75
16Bob Porterfield35 001.8060002056211210001.6010.801.803.601.800.50
Pitching Totals78763.903801554861071713931432680604134418730432191.339.250.872.704.721.75


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