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1959 Pittsburgh Pirates

1959 > Class Major League > 1959 National League
Overall: 78-76
Scored 651 runs, Allowed 680 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-80

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Danny Murtaugh
Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1958 / 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk 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 Ron Blackburn 24 26 5 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .800 1.000 4 0 0 0 0 0
2 Harry Bright 29 40 54 48 4 12 1 0 3 8 0 0 5 10 .250 .321 .458 .779 22 0 0 1 0 0
3 Smoky Burgess* 32 114 418 377 41 112 28 5 11 59 0 0 31 16 .297 .349 .485 .834 183 10 2 2 6 9
4 Joe Christopher 23 15 14 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .077 .000 .077 0 0 0 1 0 0
5 Roberto Clemente 24 105 456 432 60 128 17 7 4 50 2 3 15 51 .296 .322 .396 .718 171 10 3 3 3 2
6 Bennie Daniels* 27 36 34 29 4 9 2 1 1 3 0 0 5 10 .310 .412 .552 .963 16 0 0 0 0 0
7 Roy Face 31 58 14 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 2 0 1 0 0
8 Hank Foiles 30 53 88 80 10 18 3 0 3 4 0 0 7 16 .225 .287 .375 .662 30 2 0 1 0 2
9 Bob Friend 28 35 87 73 4 12 2 0 0 7 0 0 2 25 .164 .187 .192 .378 14 0 0 12 0 0
10 Fred Green 25 17 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Dick Groat 28 147 640 593 74 163 22 7 5 51 0 2 32 35 .275 .312 .361 .673 214 21 2 9 4 2
12 Don Gross* 28 21 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 Harvey Haddix* 33 31 87 83 3 12 4 0 0 5 0 0 3 17 .145 .174 .193 .367 16 2 0 1 0 0
14 Dick Hall 28 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
15 Ken Hamlin 24 3 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .125 .300 .125 .425 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 Don Hoak 31 155 651 564 60 166 29 3 8 65 9 2 71 75 .294 .374 .399 .773 225 18 4 6 6 4
17 Al Jackson* 23 8 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 Ron Kline 27 38 65 59 4 8 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 23 .136 .150 .136 .286 8 1 0 5 0 0
19 Ted Kluszewski* 34 60 127 122 11 32 10 1 2 17 0 0 5 14 .262 .291 .410 .701 50 3 0 0 0 1
20 Danny Kravitz* 28 52 169 162 18 41 9 1 3 21 0 1 5 14 .253 .274 .377 .650 61 2 0 1 1 1
21 Vern Law 29 38 106 96 6 16 2 0 1 8 0 0 3 20 .167 .192 .219 .411 21 4 0 7 0 0
22 Bill Mazeroski 22 135 537 493 50 119 15 6 7 59 1 3 29 54 .241 .283 .339 .621 167 16 1 10 4 1
23 Roman Mejias 28 96 308 276 28 65 6 1 7 28 1 2 21 48 .236 .298 .341 .639 94 4 5 3 3 7
24 Rocky Nelson* 34 98 204 175 31 51 11 0 6 32 0 0 23 19 .291 .379 .457 .836 80 2 3 1 2 4
25 Hardy Peterson 29 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Dick Schofield# 24 81 163 145 21 34 10 1 1 9 1 1 16 22 .234 .311 .338 .648 49 2 0 2 0 0
27 Harry Simpson* 33 9 15 15 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .267 .267 .400 .667 6 0 0 0 0 0
28 Bob Skinner* 27 143 617 547 78 153 18 4 13 61 10 7 67 65 .280 .357 .399 .756 218 6 0 1 2 8
29 Bob Smith 28 20 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 R C Stevens 24 3 7 7 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .714 1.000 5 0 0 0 0 0
31 Dick Stuart 26 118 450 397 64 118 15 2 27 78 1 1 42 86 .297 .362 .549 .911 218 11 2 2 7 7
32 Jim Umbricht 28 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Bill Virdon* 28 144 583 519 67 132 24 2 8 41 7 4 55 65 .254 .327 .355 .682 184 7 2 5 2 11
34 Don Williams 27 6 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.000 1.333 3 0 0 0 0 0
35 Red Witt 27 15 15 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .000 .077 .000 .077 0 0 0 2 0 0
35 Players 27.9 155 5952 5369 651 1414 230 42 112 617 32 26 442 715 .263 .320 .384 .704 2064 125 24 77 40 59
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 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 Ron Blackburn 24 1 1 .500 3.65 26 0 9 0 0 1 44.1 50 21 18 5 15 4 19 2 0 0 199 1.466 10.2 1.0 3.0 3.9 1.27
2 Bennie Daniels 27 7 9 .438 5.45 34 12 8 0 0 1 100.2 115 69 61 9 39 6 67 2 0 5 452 1.530 10.3 0.8 3.5 6.0 1.72
3 Roy Face 31 18 1 .947 2.70 57 0 47 0 0 10 93.1 91 29 28 5 25 8 69 1 0 4 380 1.243 8.8 0.5 2.4 6.7 2.76
4 Bob Friend 28 8 19 .296 4.03 35 35 0 7 2 0 234.2 267 129 105 19 52 9 104 7 0 5 1015 1.359 10.2 0.7 2.0 4.0 2.00
5 Paul Giel 26 0 0 14.09 4 0 0 0 0 0 7.2 17 12 12 0 6 1 3 0 0 1 45 3.000 20.0 0.0 7.0 3.5 0.50
6 Fred Green* 25 1 2 .333 3.13 17 1 4 0 0 1 37.1 37 16 13 2 15 8 20 0 0 2 161 1.393 8.9 0.5 3.6 4.8 1.33
7 Don Gross* 28 1 1 .500 3.55 21 0 10 0 0 2 33.0 28 16 13 3 10 3 15 1 0 0 136 1.152 7.6 0.8 2.7 4.1 1.50
8 Harvey Haddix* 33 12 12 .500 3.13 31 29 2 14 2 0 224.1 189 88 78 26 49 12 149 2 0 4 897 1.061 7.6 1.0 2.0 6.0 3.04
9 Dick Hall 28 0 0 3.12 2 1 0 0 0 0 8.2 12 5 3 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 39 1.500 12.5 1.0 1.0 3.1 3.00
10 Al Jackson* 23 0 0 6.50 8 3 1 0 0 0 18.0 30 14 13 1 8 3 13 0 0 2 84 2.111 15.0 0.5 4.0 6.5 1.63
11 Ron Kline 27 11 13 .458 4.26 33 29 1 7 0 0 186.0 186 95 88 23 70 9 91 2 1 9 796 1.376 9.0 1.1 3.4 4.4 1.30
12 Vern Law 29 18 9 .667 2.98 34 33 1 20 2 1 266.0 245 91 88 25 53 11 110 2 0 5 1080 1.120 8.3 0.8 1.8 3.7 2.08
13 Bob Smith* 28 0 0 3.49 20 0 6 0 0 0 28.1 32 16 11 1 17 0 12 0 0 0 130 1.729 10.2 0.3 5.4 3.8 0.71
14 Jim Umbricht 28 0 0 6.43 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 7 5 5 3 4 0 3 0 0 0 31 1.571 9.0 3.9 5.1 3.9 0.75
15 Don Williams 27 0 0 6.75 6 0 2 0 0 0 12.0 17 9 9 1 3 1 3 0 0 1 53 1.667 12.8 0.8 2.2 2.2 1.00
16 Red Witt 27 0 7 .000 6.93 15 11 2 0 0 0 50.2 58 43 39 7 32 2 30 1 1 0 234 1.776 10.3 1.2 5.7 5.3 0.94
16 Players 28.4 78 76 .506 3.90 155 155 107 48 7 17 1393.1 1432 680 604 134 418 84 730 20 2 43 5918 1.328 9.2 0.9 2.7 4.7 1.75

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Smoky Burgess 101 441 39 8 4 .984 4.75 3 30 21 41%
Hank Foiles 51 153 8 0 3 1.000 3.16 3 4 3 43%
Danny Kravitz 45 198 19 3 3 .986 4.82 4 23 8 26%
Hardy Peterson 2 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 0 0 0

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dick Stuart 105 831 81 22 87 .976 8.69
Rocky Nelson 56 337 18 2 45 .994 6.34
Ted Kluszewski 20 151 12 0 14 1.000 8.15
Bob Skinner 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
R C Stevens 1 11 1 0 1 1.000 12.00

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Mazeroski 133 303 373 13 100 .981 5.08
Dick Schofield 28 65 80 3 21 .980 5.18
Harry Bright 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Hoak 155 169 322 20 31 .961 3.17
Harry Bright 3 1 5 0 0 1.000 2.00

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dick Groat 145 301 473 29 97 .964 5.34
Dick Schofield 8 23 25 4 4 .923 6.00
Ken Hamlin 3 4 6 0 2 1.000 3.33

LF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Skinner 142 0.00
Roman Mejias 15 0.00
Harry Bright 3 0.00
Rocky Nelson 1 0.00
Harry Simpson 1 0.00
Dick Stuart 1 0.00

CF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Virdon 144 0.00
Roman Mejias 21 0.00

RF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roberto Clemente 104 0.00
Roman Mejias 52 0.00
Joe Christopher 9 0.00
Dick Schofield 3 0.00
Harry Simpson 2 0.00
Harry Bright 1 0.00
Rocky Nelson 1 0.00

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Virdon 144 404 16 9 5 .979 2.92
Bob Skinner 142 285 9 11 1 .964 2.07
Roberto Clemente 104 229 10 13 1 .948 2.30
Roman Mejias 85 155 8 5 2 .970 1.92
Joe Christopher 9 5 0 0 0 1.000 0.56
Harry Bright 4 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75
Dick Schofield 3 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67
Harry Simpson 3 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67
Rocky Nelson 2 2 0 1 0 .667 1.00
Dick Stuart 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roy Face 57 7 12 1 0 .950 0.33
Bob Friend 35 24 37 1 2 .984 1.74
Bennie Daniels 34 6 14 2 0 .909 0.59
Vern Law 34 20 47 1 5 .985 1.97
Ron Kline 33 15 27 2 1 .955 1.27
Harvey Haddix 31 8 35 0 3 1.000 1.39
Ron Blackburn 26 2 5 2 0 .778 0.27
Don Gross 21 1 11 0 0 1.000 0.57
Bob Smith 20 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.20
Fred Green 17 2 8 0 0 1.000 0.59
Red Witt 15 2 7 1 1 .900 0.60
Al Jackson 8 2 2 0 0 1.000 0.50
Don Williams 6 0 0 0 0 0.00
Paul Giel 4 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.50
Dick Hall 2 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
Jim Umbricht 1 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Ron Blackburn 24 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Apr 23, 1935 Mount Airy, NC, US 1959-04-22 1959-07-28
Harry Bright 29 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Sep 22, 1929 Kansas City, MO, US 1959-04-10 1959-09-27
Smoky Burgess 32 L R 5' 8.0" 185 Feb 6, 1927 Caroleen, NC, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-27
Joe Christopher 23 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Dec 13, 1935 Frederiksted, St. Croix, VI 1959-05-26 1959-07-02
Roberto Clemente 24 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Aug 18, 1934 Carolina, PR 1959-04-09 1959-09-27
Bennie Daniels 27 L R 6' 1.0" 193 Jun 17, 1932 Tuscaloosa, AL, US 1959-04-15 1959-09-27
Roy Face 31 R R 5' 8.0" 155 Feb 20, 1928 Stephentown, NY, US 1959-04-11 1959-09-23
Hank Foiles 30 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jun 10, 1929 Richmond, VA, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-26
Bob Friend 28 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 24, 1930 Lafayette, IN, US 1959-04-10 1959-09-21
Paul Giel 26 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Sep 29, 1932 Winona, MN, US 1959-04-27 1959-05-11
Fred Green 25 R L 6' 4.0" 190 Sep 14, 1933 Titusville, NJ, US 1959-04-15 1959-09-27
Dick Groat 28 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Nov 4, 1930 Wilkinsburg, PA, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-23
Don Gross 28 L L 5' 11.0" 186 Jun 30, 1931 Weidman, MI, US 1959-04-10 1959-09-26
Harvey Haddix 33 L L 5' 9.0" 170 Sep 18, 1925 Medway, OH, US 1959-04-17 1959-09-22
Dick Hall 28 R R 6' 6.0" 200 Sep 27, 1930 St. Louis, MO, US 1959-09-19 1959-09-27
Ken Hamlin 24 R R 5' 10.0" 170 May 18, 1935 Detroit, MI, US 1959-09-22 1959-09-27
Don Hoak 31 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Feb 5, 1928 Roulette, PA, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-27
Al Jackson 23 L L 5' 10.0" 169 Dec 26, 1935 Waco, TX, US 1959-05-03 1959-09-27
Ron Kline 27 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Mar 9, 1932 Callery, PA, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-23
Ted Kluszewski 34 L L 6' 2.0" 225 Sep 10, 1924 Argo, IL, US 1959-04-10 1959-08-23
Danny Kravitz 28 L R 5' 11.0" 195 Dec 21, 1930 Lopez, PA, US 1959-04-14 1959-09-27
Vern Law 29 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Mar 12, 1930 Meridian, ID, US 1959-04-11 1959-09-20
Bill Mazeroski 22 R R 5' 11.0" 183 Sep 5, 1936 Wheeling, WV, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-27
Roman Mejias 28 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 9, 1930 Abreus, CU 1959-04-11 1959-09-26
Rocky Nelson 34 L L 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 18, 1924 Portsmouth, OH, US 1959-04-14 1959-09-23
Hardy Peterson 29 R R 6' 0.0" 205 Oct 17, 1929 Perth Amboy, NJ, US 1959-07-18 1959-08-08
Bob Porterfield 35 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 10, 1923 Newport, VA, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-21
Bob Porterfield 35 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 10, 1923 Newport, VA, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-21
Dick Schofield 24 S R 5' 9.0" 163 Jan 7, 1935 Springfield, IL, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-21
Harry Simpson 33 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Dec 3, 1925 Atlanta, GA, US 1959-08-26 1959-09-27
Bob Skinner 27 L R 6' 4.0" 190 Oct 3, 1931 La Jolla, CA, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-26
Bob Smith 28 R L 6' 1.0" 190 Feb 1, 1931 Woodsville, NH, US 1959-04-09 1959-06-12
R C Stevens 24 R L 6' 5.0" 219 Jul 22, 1934 Moultrie, GA, US 1959-05-17 1959-09-26
Dick Stuart 26 R R 6' 4.0" 212 Nov 7, 1932 San Francisco, CA, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-27
Jim Umbricht 28 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Sep 17, 1930 Chicago, IL, US 1959-09-26 1959-09-26
Bill Virdon 28 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Jun 9, 1931 Hazel Park, MI, US 1959-04-09 1959-09-27
Don Williams 27 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Sep 14, 1931 Floyd, VA, US 1959-05-20 1959-06-06
Red Witt 27 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Nov 9, 1931 Long Beach, CA, US 1959-04-14 1959-08-25

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