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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
RkNameAgeGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
1Ron Blackburn2426551100110002.200.200.8001.000400000
2Harry Bright29405448412103800510.250.321.458.7792200100
3Smoky Burgess*32114418377411122851159003116.297.349.485.834183102269
4Joe Christopher231514126000000014.000.077.000.077000100
5Roberto Clemente2410545643260128177450231551.296.322.396.718171103332
6Bennie Daniels*2736342949211300510.310.412.552.9631600000
7Roy Face315814130300000000.231.231.231.462320100
8Hank Foiles305388801018303400716.225.287.375.6623020102
9Bob Friend28358773412200700225.164.187.192.37814001200
10Fred Green2517660000000006.000.000.000.000000000
11Dick Groat2814764059374163227551023235.275.312.361.673214212942
12Don Gross*2821320000000002.000.000.000.000000100
13Harvey Haddix*33318783312400500317.145.174.193.3671620100
14Dick Hall282220000000000.000.000.000.000010000
15Ken Hamlin2431081100000021.125.300.125.425100000
16Don Hoak3115565156460166293865927175.294.374.399.773225184664
17Al Jackson*238550100010002.200.200.200.400100000
18Ron Kline2738655948000600123.136.150.136.286810500
19Ted Kluszewski*3460127122113210121700514.262.291.410.7015030001
20Danny Kravitz*285216916218419132101514.253.274.377.6506120111
21Vern Law293810696616201800320.167.192.219.4112140700
22Bill Mazeroski2213553749350119156759132954.241.283.339.6211671611041
23Roman Mejias2896308276286561728122148.236.298.341.6399445337
24Rocky Nelson*34982041753151110632002319.291.379.457.8368023124
25Hardy Peterson292110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
26Bob Porterfield3536330000000002.000.000.000.000010000
27Dick Schofield#2481163145213410119111622.234.311.338.6484920200
28Harry Simpson*33915153420020002.267.267.400.667600000
29Bob Skinner*271436175477815318413611076765.280.357.399.75621860128
30Bob Smith2920220000000001.000.000.000.000000000
31R C Stevens243772200110000.286.286.7141.000500000
32Dick Stuart26118450397641181522778114286.297.362.549.911218112277
33Jim Umbricht281330000000000.000.000.000.000000000
34Bill Virdon*2814458351967132242841745565.254.327.355.682184725211
35Don Williams276330101000000.333.3331.0001.333300000
36Red Witt271515120000000018.000.077.000.077000200
36 Players27.9155595253696511414230421126173226442715.263.320.384.704206412524774059
* - 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
RkNameAgeWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
1Ron Blackburn2411.5003.65260900144.15021185154192001991.46610.21.03.03.91.27
2Bennie Daniels2779.4385.4534128001100.211569619396672054521.53010.30.83.56.01.72
3Roy Face31181.9472.7057047001093.19129285258691043801.2438.80.52.46.72.76
4Bob Friend28819.2964.0335350720234.22671291051952910470510151.35910.20.72.04.02.00
5Paul Giel260014.094000007.21712120613001453.00020.00.07.03.50.50
6Fred Green*2512.3333.13171400137.13716132158200021611.3938.90.53.64.81.33
7Don Gross*2811.5003.552101000233.02816133103151001361.1527.60.82.74.11.50
8Harvey Haddix*331212.5003.13312921420224.118988782649121492048971.0617.61.02.06.03.04
9Dick Hall28003.122100008.212531113000391.50012.51.01.03.13.00
10Al Jackson*23006.5083100018.030141318313002842.11115.00.54.06.51.63
11Ron Kline271113.4584.2633291700186.0186958823709912197961.3769.01.13.44.41.30
12Vern Law29189.6672.98343312021266.0245918825531111020510801.1208.30.81.83.72.08
13Bob Porterfield3512.3334.353601400141.15122203196190051861.69411.10.74.14.11.00
14Bob Smith*29003.49200600028.13216111170120001301.72910.20.35.43.80.71
15Jim Umbricht28006.431100007.07553403000311.5719.03.95.13.90.75
16Don Williams27006.7560200012.017991313001531.66712.80.82.22.21.00
17Red Witt2707.0006.931511200050.25843397322301102341.77610.31.25.75.30.94
17 Players28.97876.5063.90155155107487171393.11432680604134418847302024359181.3289.20.92.74.71.75
* - 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

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GPBSBCSCS%lgCS%PO
Smoky Burgess1014413984.9844.753302141%
Hank Foiles511538031.0003.1634343%
Danny Kravitz451981933.9864.82423826%
Hardy Peterson240001.0002.00000

1B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Dick Stuart105831812287.9768.69
Rocky Nelson5633718245.9946.34
Ted Kluszewski20151120141.0008.15
Bob Skinner100000.00
R C Stevens1111011.00012.00

2B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Bill Mazeroski13330337313100.9815.08
Dick Schofield286580321.9805.18
Harry Bright120001.0002.00

3B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Don Hoak1551693222031.9613.17
Harry Bright315001.0002.00

SS

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Dick Groat1453014732997.9645.34
Dick Schofield8232544.9236.00
Ken Hamlin346021.0003.33

LF

CF

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Bill Virdon144
Roman Mejias21

RF

OF

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Bill Virdon1444041695.9792.92
Bob Skinner1422859111.9642.07
Roberto Clemente10422910131.9482.30
Roman Mejias85155852.9701.92
Joe Christopher950001.0000.56
Harry Bright430001.0000.75
Dick Schofield320001.0000.67
Harry Simpson350001.0001.67
Rocky Nelson22010.6671.00
Dick Stuart100000.00

P

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Roy Face5771210.9500.33
Bob Friend35243712.9841.74
Bennie Daniels3461420.9090.59
Vern Law34204715.9851.97
Ron Kline33152721.9551.27
Harvey Haddix31835031.0001.39
Bob Porterfield3651011.9380.42
Ron Blackburn262520.7780.27
Don Gross21111001.0000.57
Bob Smith2013001.0000.20
Fred Green1728001.0000.59
Red Witt152711.9000.60
Al Jackson822001.0000.50
Don Williams600000.00
Paul Giel402001.0000.50
Dick Hall201001.0000.50
Jim Umbricht111001.0002.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
NameAgeBTHtWtDoBBirthplace
Ron Blackburn24RR6' 0.0"160Apr 23, 1935Mount Airy, NC, US1959-04-221959-07-28
Harry Bright29RR6' 0.0"190Sep 22, 1929Kansas City, MO, US1959-04-101959-09-27
Smoky Burgess32LR5' 8.0"185Feb 6, 1927Caroleen, NC, US1959-04-091959-09-27
Joe Christopher23RR5' 10.0"175Dec 13, 1935Frederiksted, St. Croix, VI1959-05-261959-07-02
Roberto Clemente24RR5' 11.0"175Aug 18, 1934Carolina, PR1959-04-091959-09-27
Bennie Daniels27LR6' 1.0"193Jun 17, 1932Tuscaloosa, AL, US1959-04-151959-09-27
Roy Face31RR5' 8.0"155Feb 20, 1928Stephentown, NY, US1959-04-111959-09-23
Hank Foiles30RR6' 0.0"195Jun 10, 1929Richmond, VA, US1959-04-091959-09-26
Bob Friend28RR6' 0.0"190Nov 24, 1930Lafayette, IN, US1959-04-101959-09-21
Paul Giel26RR5' 11.0"185Sep 29, 1932Winona, MN, US1959-04-271959-05-11
Fred Green25RL6' 4.0"190Sep 14, 1933Titusville, NJ, US1959-04-151959-09-27
Dick Groat28RR5' 11.0"180Nov 4, 1930Wilkinsburg, PA, US1959-04-091959-09-23
Don Gross28LL5' 11.0"186Jun 30, 1931Weidman, MI, US1959-04-101959-09-26
Harvey Haddix33LL5' 9.0"170Sep 18, 1925Medway, OH, US1959-04-171959-09-22
Dick Hall28RR6' 6.0"200Sep 27, 1930St. Louis, MO, US1959-09-191959-09-27
Ken Hamlin24RR5' 10.0"170May 18, 1935Detroit, MI, US1959-09-221959-09-27
Don Hoak31RR6' 1.0"170Feb 5, 1928Roulette, PA, US1959-04-091959-09-27
Al Jackson23LL5' 10.0"169Dec 26, 1935Waco, TX, US1959-05-031959-09-27
Ron Kline27RR6' 3.0"205Mar 9, 1932Callery, PA, US1959-04-091959-09-23
Ted Kluszewski34LL6' 2.0"225Sep 10, 1924Argo, IL, US1959-04-101959-08-23
Danny Kravitz28LR5' 11.0"195Dec 21, 1930Lopez, PA, US1959-04-141959-09-27
Vern Law29RR6' 2.0"195Mar 12, 1930Meridian, ID, US1959-04-111959-09-20
Bill Mazeroski22RR5' 11.0"183Sep 5, 1936Wheeling, WV, US1959-04-091959-09-27
Roman Mejias28RR6' 0.0"175Aug 9, 1930Abreus, CU1959-04-111959-09-26
Rocky Nelson34LL5' 10.0"175Nov 18, 1924Portsmouth, OH, US1959-04-141959-09-23
Hardy Peterson29RR6' 0.0"205Oct 17, 1929Perth Amboy, NJ, US1959-07-181959-08-08
Bob Porterfield35RR6' 0.0"190Aug 10, 1923Newport, VA, US1959-04-091959-09-21
Dick Schofield24SR5' 9.0"163Jan 7, 1935Springfield, IL, US1959-04-091959-09-21
Harry Simpson33LR6' 1.0"180Dec 3, 1925Atlanta, GA, US1959-08-261959-09-27
Bob Skinner27LR6' 4.0"190Oct 3, 1931La Jolla, CA, US1959-04-091959-09-26
Bob Smith29RL6' 1.0"190Feb 1, 1930Woodsville, NH, US1959-04-091959-06-12
R C Stevens24RL6' 5.0"219Jul 22, 1934Moultrie, GA, US1959-05-171959-09-26
Dick Stuart26RR6' 4.0"212Nov 7, 1932San Francisco, CA, US1959-04-091959-09-27
Jim Umbricht28RR6' 4.0"215Sep 17, 1930Chicago, IL, US1959-09-261959-09-26
Bill Virdon28LR6' 0.0"175Jun 9, 1931Hazel Park, MI, US1959-04-091959-09-27
Don Williams27RR6' 2.0"180Sep 14, 1931Floyd, VA, US1959-05-201959-06-06
Red Witt27RR6' 3.0"185Nov 9, 1931Long Beach, CA, US1959-04-141959-08-25

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