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1955 Pittsburgh Pirates

1955 > Class Major League > 1955 National League
Overall: 60-94
Scored 560 runs, Allowed 767 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 55-99

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Fred Haney
Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1954 / 1956

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Toby Atwell* 31 71 253 207 21 44 8 0 1 18 0 1 40 16 .213 .337 .266 .603 55 4 1 1 4 9
2 Roger Bowman 27 7 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 1 0 0
3 Roberto Clemente 20 124 501 474 48 121 23 11 5 47 2 5 18 60 .255 .284 .382 .666 181 14 2 4 3 3
4 Dick Cole 29 77 260 239 16 54 8 3 0 21 0 0 18 22 .226 .285 .285 .569 68 5 2 0 1 1
5 Lino Donoso* 32 25 30 27 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .185 .185 .185 .370 5 2 0 3 0 0
6 Roy Face 27 43 30 26 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .115 .148 .154 .302 4 0 0 3 0 0
7 Gene Freese 21 134 510 455 69 115 21 8 14 44 5 1 34 57 .253 .310 .426 .736 194 10 4 16 1 4
8 George Freese 28 51 202 179 17 46 8 2 3 22 1 1 17 18 .257 .327 .374 .701 67 7 2 3 1 2
9 Bob Friend 24 44 70 61 3 10 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 15 .164 .203 .180 .383 11 0 0 6 0 0
10 Dick Groat 24 151 572 521 45 139 28 2 4 51 0 2 38 26 .267 .317 .351 .669 183 20 1 11 1 11
11 Al Grunwald* 25 3 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
12 Dick Hall 24 21 47 40 3 7 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 5 .175 .283 .275 .558 11 3 0 1 0 0
13 Nellie King 27 17 14 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 2 0 0
14 Ron Kline 23 37 40 38 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 .132 .154 .132 .285 5 0 0 1 0 0
15 Nick Koback 19 5 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571 2 0 0 0 0 0
16 Vern Law 25 44 69 63 8 16 3 0 1 8 1 0 4 16 .254 .299 .349 .648 22 0 0 2 0 0
17 Dick Littlefield* 29 35 39 34 1 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 15 .176 .263 .206 .469 7 0 0 1 0 0
18 Dale Long* 29 131 478 419 59 122 19 13 16 79 0 1 48 72 .291 .362 .513 .875 215 14 1 6 4 6
19 Jerry Lynch* 24 88 308 282 43 80 18 6 5 28 2 2 22 33 .284 .331 .443 .774 125 7 0 0 4 4
20 Roman Mejias 24 71 176 167 14 36 8 1 3 21 1 3 9 13 .216 .256 .329 .585 55 3 0 0 0 0
21 Felipe Montemayor* 27 36 114 95 10 20 1 3 2 8 1 0 18 24 .211 .342 .347 .689 33 2 1 0 0 2
22 Eddie O'Brien 24 75 261 236 26 55 3 1 0 8 4 5 18 13 .233 .290 .254 .544 60 2 1 6 0 0
23 Johnny O'Brien 24 84 304 278 22 83 15 2 1 25 1 1 20 19 .299 .346 .378 .723 105 7 1 3 2 1
24 Laurin Pepper 24 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Hardy Peterson 25 32 92 81 7 20 6 0 1 10 0 0 7 7 .247 .311 .358 .669 29 3 1 2 1 1
26 John Powers* 25 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
27 Bob Purkey 25 14 22 19 1 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 4 .316 .316 .474 .789 9 0 0 3 0 0
28 Curt Roberts 25 6 19 17 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .118 .211 .176 .387 3 0 0 0 0 0
29 Tom Saffell* 33 73 132 113 21 19 1 0 1 3 1 0 15 22 .168 .266 .204 .469 23 1 0 4 0 3
30 Jack Shepard 24 94 301 264 24 63 10 2 2 23 1 0 33 25 .239 .321 .314 .635 83 8 0 2 2 3
31 Dick Smith 27 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Earl Smith 27 5 21 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 .063 .286 .063 .348 1 0 1 0 0 0
33 Max Surkont 33 35 59 50 5 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 13 .140 .218 .160 .378 8 0 1 4 0 0
34 Jake Thies 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Frank Thomas 26 142 581 510 72 125 16 2 25 72 2 0 60 76 .245 .324 .431 .755 220 13 2 3 6 10
36 Ben Wade 32 11 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 Preston Ward* 27 84 208 179 16 38 7 4 5 25 0 0 22 28 .212 .296 .380 .675 68 3 0 5 2 4
38 Fred Waters* 28 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 Players 25.3 154 5790 5173 560 1262 210 60 91 532 22 22 471 652 .244 .308 .361 .668 1865 132 21 93 32 64
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Bill Bell 21 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
2 Roger Bowman* 27 0 3 .000 8.64 7 2 1 0 0 0 16.2 25 18 16 2 10 2 8 1 0 4 85 2.100 13.5 1.1 5.4 4.3 0.80
3 Lino Donoso* 32 4 6 .400 5.31 25 9 10 3 0 1 95.0 106 58 56 16 35 3 38 1 0 1 418 1.484 10.0 1.5 3.3 3.6 1.09
4 Roy Face 27 5 7 .417 3.58 42 10 21 4 0 5 125.2 128 58 50 10 40 4 84 0 0 3 524 1.337 9.2 0.7 2.9 6.0 2.10
5 Bob Friend 24 14 9 .609 2.83 44 20 11 9 2 2 200.1 178 80 63 18 52 4 98 2 0 0 813 1.148 8.0 0.8 2.3 4.4 1.88
6 Al Grunwald* 25 0 0 4.70 3 0 1 0 0 0 7.2 7 4 4 1 7 0 2 0 0 0 36 1.826 8.2 1.2 8.2 2.3 0.29
7 Dick Hall 24 6 6 .500 3.91 15 13 2 4 0 1 94.1 92 43 41 8 28 4 46 2 0 0 401 1.272 8.8 0.8 2.7 4.4 1.64
8 Nellie King 27 1 3 .250 2.98 17 4 7 0 0 0 54.1 60 24 18 2 14 3 21 2 0 0 232 1.362 9.9 0.3 2.3 3.5 1.50
9 Ron Kline 23 6 13 .316 4.15 36 19 12 2 1 2 136.2 161 78 63 13 53 5 48 5 2 2 611 1.566 10.6 0.9 3.5 3.2 0.91
10 Vern Law 25 10 10 .500 3.81 43 24 13 8 1 1 200.2 221 98 85 19 61 7 82 1 0 5 865 1.405 9.9 0.9 2.7 3.7 1.34
11 Dick Littlefield* 29 5 12 .294 5.12 35 17 5 4 1 0 130.0 148 91 74 15 68 8 70 2 1 5 598 1.662 10.2 1.0 4.7 4.8 1.03
12 Paul Martin 23 0 1 .000 14.14 7 1 3 0 0 0 7.0 13 12 11 0 17 0 3 1 1 1 49 4.286 16.7 0.0 21.9 3.9 0.18
13 Laurin Pepper 24 0 1 .000 10.35 14 1 6 0 0 0 20.0 30 24 23 5 25 0 7 2 0 2 111 2.750 13.5 2.2 11.2 3.2 0.28
14 Bob Purkey 25 2 7 .222 5.32 14 10 3 2 0 1 67.2 77 47 40 5 25 1 24 2 0 1 298 1.507 10.2 0.7 3.3 3.2 0.96
15 Max Surkont 33 7 14 .333 5.57 35 22 7 5 0 2 166.1 194 109 103 23 78 4 84 3 0 6 745 1.635 10.5 1.2 4.2 4.5 1.08
16 Red Swanson 18 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 2.500 9.0 4.5 13.5 0.0 0.00
17 Jake Thies 29 0 1 .000 4.91 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 5 5 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 20 2.182 12.3 0.0 7.4 0.0 0.00
18 Ben Wade 32 0 1 .000 3.21 11 1 7 0 0 1 28.0 26 12 10 3 14 4 7 1 0 0 123 1.429 8.4 1.0 4.5 2.2 0.50
19 Fred Waters* 28 0 0 3.60 2 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 7 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 1.800 12.6 1.8 3.6 0.0 0.00
19 Players 26.8 60 94 .390 4.39 154 154 113 41 5 16 1362.0 1480 767 665 142 536 50 622 26 4 30 5967 1.480 9.8 0.9 3.5 4.1 1.16
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Jack Shepard 77 288 34 6 6 .982 4.18 13 20 22 52%
Toby Atwell 67 334 24 3 3 .992 5.34 5 30 11 27%
Hardy Peterson 31 117 21 5 4 .965 4.45 1 13 12 48%
Nick Koback 2 4 1 0 0 1.000 2.50 0 0 0
Jerry Lynch 2 8 2 0 0 1.000 5.00 0 0 1 100%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dale Long 119 968 97 13 114 .988 8.95
Preston Ward 48 384 35 1 41 .998 8.73

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Johnny O'Brien 78 185 220 13 53 .969 5.19
Gene Freese 57 128 173 11 41 .965 5.28
Dick Cole 24 60 67 4 13 .969 5.29
Curt Roberts 6 7 14 2 4 .913 3.50

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gene Freese 65 55 127 11 16 .943 2.80
George Freese 50 50 82 9 3 .936 2.64
Dick Cole 33 25 61 6 7 .935 2.61
Eddie O'Brien 7 8 7 2 0 .882 2.14
Ron Kline 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dick Groat 149 330 450 32 107 .961 5.23
Dick Cole 12 18 30 0 5 1.000 4.00
Eddie O'Brien 4 4 4 1 0 .889 2.00
Dick Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Thomas 86 0.00
Jerry Lynch 40 0.00
Roman Mejias 30 0.00
Felipe Montemayor 6 0.00
Tom Saffell 6 0.00
Roberto Clemente 1 0.00
Dick Hall 1 0.00
Eddie O'Brien 1 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Thomas 59 0.00
Eddie O'Brien 56 0.00
Tom Saffell 37 0.00
Felipe Montemayor 14 0.00
Roberto Clemente 10 0.00
Earl Smith 5 0.00
Dick Hall 3 0.00
Roman Mejias 1 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roberto Clemente 111 0.00
Jerry Lynch 32 0.00
Roman Mejias 14 0.00
Felipe Montemayor 9 0.00
Tom Saffell 4 0.00
John Powers 2 0.00
Preston Ward 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Thomas 139 307 8 5 3 .984 2.27
Roberto Clemente 118 253 18 6 5 .978 2.30
Jerry Lynch 71 104 11 6 3 .950 1.62
Eddie O'Brien 56 132 8 1 1 .993 2.50
Tom Saffell 47 78 2 3 0 .964 1.70
Roman Mejias 44 67 8 6 2 .926 1.70
Felipe Montemayor 28 44 0 2 0 .957 1.57
Earl Smith 5 11 0 0 0 1.000 2.20
Dick Hall 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
John Powers 2 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
Preston Ward 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Friend 44 7 50 2 6 .966 1.30
Vern Law 43 14 35 4 3 .925 1.14
Roy Face 42 14 13 1 1 .964 0.64
Ron Kline 36 20 30 2 2 .962 1.39
Dick Littlefield 35 7 12 3 1 .864 0.54
Max Surkont 35 8 21 2 0 .935 0.83
Lino Donoso 25 6 18 2 1 .923 0.96
Nellie King 17 7 6 0 1 1.000 0.76
Dick Hall 15 6 6 0 0 1.000 0.80
Laurin Pepper 14 1 2 0 1 1.000 0.21
Bob Purkey 14 2 16 1 0 .947 1.29
Ben Wade 11 4 3 0 0 1.000 0.64
Roger Bowman 7 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.86
Paul Martin 7 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.14
Al Grunwald 3 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67
Fred Waters 2 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
Bill Bell 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Red Swanson 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jake Thies 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Toby Atwell 31 L R 5' 9.0" 185 Mar 8, 1924 Leesburg, VA, US 1955-04-13 1955-09-25
Bill Bell 21 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Oct 24, 1933 Goldsboro, NC, US 1955-04-16 1955-04-16
Roger Bowman 27 R L 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 18, 1927 Amsterdam, NY, US 1955-04-17 1955-05-22
Roberto Clemente 20 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Aug 18, 1934 Carolina, PR 1955-04-17 1955-09-25
Dick Cole 29 R R 6' 2.0" 175 May 6, 1926 Long Beach, CA, US 1955-04-16 1955-09-21
Lino Donoso 32 L L 5' 11.0" 160 Sep 23, 1922 La Habana, La Habana, CU 1955-06-18 1955-09-20
Roy Face 27 R R 5' 8.0" 155 Feb 20, 1928 Stephentown, NY, US 1955-04-16 1955-09-25
Gene Freese 21 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Jan 8, 1934 Wheeling, WV, US 1955-04-13 1955-09-25
George Freese 28 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Sep 12, 1926 Wheeling, WV, US 1955-04-17 1955-06-12
Bob Friend 24 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 24, 1930 Lafayette, IN, US 1955-04-14 1955-09-24
Sid Gordon 37 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Aug 13, 1917 Brooklyn, NY, US 1955-04-13 1955-05-22
Dick Groat 24 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Nov 4, 1930 Wilkinsburg, PA, US 1955-04-13 1955-09-25
Al Grunwald 25 L L 6' 4.0" 210 Feb 13, 1930 Los Angeles, CA, US 1955-04-18 1955-05-07
Dick Hall 24 R R 6' 6.0" 200 Sep 27, 1930 St. Louis, MO, US 1955-07-24 1955-09-24
Nellie King 27 R R 6' 6.0" 185 Mar 15, 1928 Shenandoah, PA, US 1955-04-14 1955-06-21
Ron Kline 23 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Mar 9, 1932 Callery, PA, US 1955-04-13 1955-09-25
Nick Koback 19 R R 6' 0.0" 187 Jul 19, 1935 Hartford, CT, US 1955-05-17 1955-07-04
Vern Law 25 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Mar 12, 1930 Meridian, ID, US 1955-04-17 1955-09-25
Dick Littlefield 29 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Mar 18, 1926 Detroit, MI, US 1955-04-14 1955-09-25
Dale Long 29 L L 6' 4.0" 205 Feb 6, 1926 Springfield, MO, US 1955-04-16 1955-09-25
Jerry Lynch 24 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Jul 17, 1930 Bay City, MI, US 1955-05-04 1955-09-25
Paul Martin 23 R R 6' 6.0" 235 Mar 9, 1932 Brownstown, PA, US 1955-07-02 1955-08-16
Roman Mejias 24 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 9, 1930 Abreus, CU 1955-04-13 1955-09-25
Felipe Montemayor 27 L L 6' 2.0" 185 Feb 7, 1928 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MX 1955-04-16 1955-06-12
Eddie O'Brien 24 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Dec 11, 1930 South Amboy, NJ, US 1955-06-15 1955-09-25
Johnny O'Brien 24 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Dec 11, 1930 South Amboy, NJ, US 1955-04-24 1955-09-25
Laurin Pepper 24 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Jan 18, 1931 Vaughan, MS, US 1955-04-18 1955-08-09
Hardy Peterson 25 R R 6' 0.0" 205 Oct 17, 1929 Perth Amboy, NJ, US 1955-05-05 1955-08-25
John Powers 25 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Jul 8, 1929 Birmingham, AL, US 1955-09-24 1955-09-24
Bob Purkey 25 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Jul 14, 1929 Pittsburgh, PA, US 1955-04-16 1955-06-24
Curt Roberts 25 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Aug 16, 1929 Pineland, TX, US 1955-04-13 1955-04-24
Tom Saffell 33 L R 5' 11.0" 170 Jul 26, 1921 Etowah, TN, US 1955-04-13 1955-09-04
Jack Shepard 24 R R 6' 2.0" 195 May 13, 1931 Clovis, CA, US 1955-04-14 1955-09-25
Dick Smith 27 R R 5' 8.0" 160 Jul 21, 1927 Blandburg, PA, US 1955-04-17 1955-05-01
Earl Smith 27 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Mar 14, 1928 Sunnyside, WA, US 1955-04-14 1955-04-29
Max Surkont 33 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Jun 16, 1922 Central Falls, RI, US 1955-04-13 1955-09-21
Red Swanson 18 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Oct 15, 1936 Baton Rouge, LA, US 1955-09-10 1955-09-10
Jake Thies 29 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Apr 1, 1926 St. Louis, MO, US 1955-04-17 1955-04-17
Frank Thomas 26 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Jun 11, 1929 Pittsburgh, PA, US 1955-04-13 1955-09-25
Ben Wade 32 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Nov 25, 1922 Morehead City, NC, US 1955-04-14 1955-06-12
Preston Ward 27 L R 6' 4.0" 190 Jul 24, 1927 Columbia, MO, US 1955-04-13 1955-09-25
Fred Waters 28 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Feb 2, 1927 Benton, MS, US 1955-09-20 1955-09-21

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