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1939 Pittsburgh Pirates

1939 > Class Major League > 1939 National League
Overall: 68-85
Scored 666 runs, Allowed 721 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-82

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Pie Traynor
Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1938 / 1940

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Russ Bauers*25152019140000001.
2Fern Bell268330926244755823424218.286.385.389.774102405
3Ray Berres318125123122536101611125.
4Cy Blanton*30101414241003003.286.286.357.6435000
5Joe Bowman*29701069693381018059.344.382.448.83043114
6Mace Brown304769644710020111.
7Bill Brubaker28100380345418023174332951.232.297.365.6621261033
8Max Butcher28143531431000014.
9Bill Clemensen201266021001002.333.333.500.8333000
10Bob Elliott22321401291843103319094.333.377.527.90468402
11Elbie Fletcher*2310242937049112234127134828.303.386.484.8691791129
12Johnny Gee*23376100000014.
13Frankie Gustine192284705133003094.
14Lee Handley2510142137643107145142173220.285.341.356.69713412013
15Ken Heintzelman231799221001001.222.222.333.5563000
16Woody Jensen*31121212020001000.
17Red Juelich221750465110204024.239.271.326.59715402
18Chuck Klein*34853022703781164114712617.300.361.511.873138406
19Bob Klinger3137908491700060512.
20Heinie Manush*37101312000001011.
21Ray Mueller278620418014428121801422.233.289.322.611582010
22Johnny Rizzo2694384330498623365504227.261.349.403.7521331439
23Joe Schultz*2041614342002020.286.375.429.8046000
24Rip Sewell*3252625551110140311.
25Gus Suhr*3363236204235910213142523.289.367.373.73976007
26George Susce3131897581731140125.227.333.333.66725602
27Bill Swift313648426100002049.238.304.238.54210302
28Oad Swigart*243108120002000.
29Jim Tobin26437774918312110212.243.263.392.65529001
30Maurice Van Robays24271121051333902160610.314.351.457.80848301
31Arky Vaughan*27152693595941823011662127020.306.385.424.8082525622
32Lloyd Waner*331124103794910815302401713.285.321.340.6611295311
33Paul Waner*361255064616215130634503518.328.375.438.81320212010
34Pep Young3184327293348114332912329.276.333.375.709110729
35Eddie Yount23222000000002.
35 Players28.7153592352696661453261606361744477420.276.338.384.722202312821156
* - 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
1Russ Bauers2524.3333.35158410153.2462720425121012261.3237.
2Cy Blanton3023.4004.29106310042.0452320410110011821.3109.
3Joe Bowman291014.4174.48372781011184.2217105921543587018131.40810.
4Mace Brown30913.4093.37471918817200.12329075852712138721.41810.
5Max Butcher2844.5003.431412052086.21043733223210003821.46510.
6Bill Clemensen2001.0007.33121800027.0322622020133011331.92610.
7Johnny Gee*2312.3334.1233010019.22017901016000941.5259.
8Ken Heintzelman*2311.5005.051721211035.2352320218180021611.4868.
9Bob Klinger311417.4524.36373331020225.02511201091181643069891.47610.
10Pep Rambert22009.822020003.2744014001192.18217.
11Rip Sewell32109.5264.08521220512176.117793801073691017631.4189.
12Bill Swift3157.4173.8936818214129.21506056628563005591.37310.
13Oad Swigart2411.5004.4433011024.12714121680001001.35610.
14Jim Tobin2699.5004.5225194800145.11948473733432016551.56212.
14 Players28.96885.4444.151531531005310151354.01537721625704234642211859481.44810.
* - 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


Ray Mueller812033275.9712.901181342%
Ray Berres802693624.9933.812151550%
George Susce311111422.9844.0355655%
Joe Schultz4241001.0006.250400%


Elbie Fletcher101101056897.99310.55
Gus Suhr5252123442.99310.46


Pep Young842022701661.9675.62
Bill Brubaker651622021943.9505.60
Red Juelich10192435.9354.30


Lee Handley100831801814.9362.63
Bill Brubaker32218474.9383.28
Frankie Gustine22175283.8963.14
Red Juelich220001.0001.00
Fern Bell12130.5003.00
Maurice Van Robays132011.0005.00
Lloyd Waner124011.0006.00


Arky Vaughan15233053134103.9625.66
Bill Brubaker10410.8004.00


Johnny Rizzo86
Maurice Van Robays25
Fern Bell18


Lloyd Waner92
Fern Bell42
Bob Elliott30
Woody Jensen1


Paul Waner106
Fern Bell8
Woody Jensen2
Heinie Manush1


Paul Waner1062061254.9782.06
Lloyd Waner92225921.9922.54
Johnny Rizzo86186250.9742.19
Fern Bell67152640.9752.36
Chuck Klein66133470.9512.08
Bob Elliott3088120.9782.97
Maurice Van Robays2533130.9191.36
Woody Jensen301001.0000.33
Heinie Manush110001.0001.00


Rip Sewell5294713.9821.08
Mace Brown4784213.9801.06
Joe Bowman37639031.0001.22
Bob Klinger3776235.9581.86
Bill Swift36214001.0000.44
Jim Tobin25226021.0001.12
Ken Heintzelman1725001.0000.41
Russ Bauers1507031.0000.47
Max Butcher14128021.0002.07
Bill Clemensen1231111.9331.17
Cy Blanton101910.9091.00
Johnny Gee31610.8752.33
Oad Swigart323011.0001.67
Pep Rambert201001.0000.50

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Russ Bauers25LR6' 3.0"195May 10, 1914Townsend, WI, US
Fern Bell26RR6' 0.0"180Jan 21, 1913Ada, OK, US
Ray Berres31RR5' 9.0"170Aug 31, 1907Kenosha, WI, US
Cy Blanton30LR5' 11.0"180Jul 6, 1908Waurika, OK, US
Joe Bowman29LR6' 2.0"190Jun 17, 1910Kansas City, KS, US
Mace Brown30RR6' 1.0"190May 21, 1909North English, IA, US
Bill Brubaker28RR6' 2.0"185Nov 7, 1910Cleveland, OH, US
Max Butcher28RR6' 2.0"220Sep 21, 1910Holden, WV, US
Bill Clemensen20RR6' 1.0"193Jun 20, 1919New Brunswick, NJ, US
Bob Elliott22RR6' 0.0"185Nov 26, 1916San Francisco, CA, US
Elbie Fletcher23LL6' 0.0"180Mar 18, 1916Milton, MA, US
Johnny Gee23LL6' 9.0"225Dec 7, 1915Syracuse, NY, US
Frankie Gustine19RR6' 0.0"175Feb 20, 1920Hoopeston, IL, US
Lee Handley25RR5' 7.0"160Jul 13, 1913Clarion, IA, US
Ken Heintzelman23RL5' 11.0"185Oct 14, 1915Peruque, MO, US
Woody Jensen31LL5' 10.0"160Aug 11, 1907Bremerton, WA, US
Red Juelich22RR5' 11.0"170Sep 20, 1916St. Louis, MO, US
Chuck Klein34LR6' 0.0"185Oct 7, 1904Indianapolis, IN, US
Bob Klinger31RR6' 0.0"180Jun 4, 1908Allenton, MO, US
Heinie Manush37LL6' 1.0"200Jul 20, 1901Tuscumbia, AL, US
Ray Mueller27RR5' 9.0"175Mar 8, 1912Pittsburg, KS, US
Pep Rambert22RR6' 0.0"175Aug 1, 1916Cleveland, OH, US
Johnny Rizzo26RR6' 0.0"190Jul 30, 1912Houston, TX, US
Joe Schultz20LR5' 11.0"180Aug 29, 1918Chicago, IL, US
Rip Sewell32LR6' 1.0"180May 11, 1907Decatur, AL, US
Gus Suhr33LR6' 0.0"180Jan 3, 1906San Francisco, CA, US
George Susce31RR5' 11.0"200Aug 13, 1907Pittsburgh, PA, US
Bill Swift31RR6' 1.0"192Jun 19, 1908Elmira, NY, US
Oad Swigart24LR6' 0.0"175Feb 13, 1915Archie, MO, US
Jim Tobin26RR6' 0.0"185Dec 27, 1912Oakland, CA, US
Maurice Van Robays24RR6' 0.0"190Nov 15, 1914Detroit, MI, US
Arky Vaughan27LR5' 10.0"175Mar 9, 1912Clifty, AR, US
Lloyd Waner33LR5' 9.0"150Mar 16, 1906Harrah, OK, US
Paul Waner36LL5' 8.0"153Apr 16, 1903Harrah, OK, US
Pep Young31RR5' 9.0"162Aug 29, 1907Jamestown, NC, US
Eddie Yount23RR6' 1.0"185Dec 19, 1915Newton, NC, US

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