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1929 Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1928 / 1930

88-65, Finished 2nd in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Donie Bush (67-51) and Jewel Ens (21-14)
Scored 904 runs, Allowed 780 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-66

Ballparks: Forbes Field · Attendance: 491,377 (4th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 101


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1928 / 1930 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Charlie Hargreaves 32 102 352 328 33 88 12 5 1 44 1 16 12 .268 .306 .345 .651 59 113 2 6
2 1B Earl Sheely 36 139 585 485 63 142 22 4 6 88 6 75 24 .293 .392 .392 .784 92 190 4 21
3 2B George Grantham* 29 110 458 349 85 107 23 10 12 90 10 93 38 .307 .454 .533 .987 140 186 1 14
4 SS Dick Bartell 21 143 674 610 101 184 40 13 2 57 11 40 29 .302 .347 .420 .766 87 256 2 22
5 3B Pie Traynor 30 130 596 540 94 192 27 12 4 108 13 30 7 .356 .393 .472 .865 111 255 3 24
6 OF Lloyd Waner* 23 151 726 662 134 234 28 20 5 74 6 37 20 .353 .395 .479 .874 113 317 9 18
7 OF Paul Waner* 26 151 704 596 131 200 43 15 15 100 15 89 24 .336 .424 .534 .958 133 318 3 15
8 OF Adam Comorosky 23 127 533 473 86 152 26 11 6 97 19 40 22 .321 .377 .461 .838 104 218 2 18
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 C Rollie Hemsley 22 88 255 235 31 68 13 7 0 37 1 11 22 .289 .321 .404 .725 76 95 0 9
10 IF Sparky Adams 34 74 218 196 37 51 8 1 0 11 3 15 5 .260 .316 .311 .627 54 61 1 5
11 IF Stu Clarke 23 57 205 178 20 47 5 7 2 21 3 19 21 .264 .338 .404 .743 81 72 1 7
12 OF Fred Brickell* 22 60 127 118 13 37 4 2 0 17 3 7 12 .314 .352 .381 .733 79 45 0 2
13 SS Cobe Jones# 21 25 64 63 6 16 5 1 0 4 1 1 5 .254 .266 .365 .631 53 23 0 0
14 OF Ira Flagstead 35 26 55 50 8 14 2 1 0 6 1 4 2 .280 .333 .360 .693 70 18 0 1
15 C Bob Linton* 27 17 19 18 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .111 .158 .111 .269 -33 2 0 0
16 SS Harry Riconda 32 8 17 15 3 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 .467 .467 .600 1.067 159 9 0 2
17 OF Jim Mosolf* 23 8 14 13 3 6 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 .462 .500 .692 1.192 188 9 0 0
18 3B Jim Stroner 28 6 9 8 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .375 .444 .500 .944 131 4 0 0
19 SS Ben Sankey 21 2 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -30 1 0 1
20 C John O'Connell 25 2 8 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .250 .286 .536 31 2 0 0
21 1B Bill Windle* 24 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
22 Mel Ingram 24 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 P Erv Brame* 27 59 120 116 9 36 8 1 4 25 0 2 7 .310 .322 .500 .822 98 58 0 2
24 P Burleigh Grimes 35 33 97 91 11 26 3 3 0 12 0 4 10 .286 .316 .385 .700 70 35 0 2
25 P Ray Kremer 36 34 94 86 4 11 4 0 1 8 0 7 26 .128 .194 .209 .403 -1 18 0 1
26 P Jesse Petty 34 36 69 67 2 7 1 0 0 6 0 1 17 .104 .118 .119 .237 -42 8 0 1
27 P Steve Swetonic 25 42 52 48 11 13 3 1 0 2 0 2 6 .271 .314 .375 .689 68 18 1 1
28 P Larry French 21 30 45 42 4 8 1 0 0 8 1 2 12 .190 .227 .214 .442 9 9 0 1
29 P Heinie Meine 33 22 44 39 6 4 1 1 0 5 0 2 1 .103 .146 .179 .326 -21 7 0 3
30 P Carmen Hill 33 27 29 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .036 .069 .036 .105 -74 1 0 0
31 P Fred Fussell* 33 21 16 16 4 4 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 .250 .250 .688 .938 120 11 0 0
32 P Joe Dawson 32 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 190 1 0 0
33 P Leon Chagnon 26 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
34 P Lee Meadows* 34 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
35 P Ralph Erickson* 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 27.2 154 6200 5490 904 1663 285 116 60 828 94 503 335 .303 .364 .430 .794 94 2360 29 176
Rank in 8 NL teams 1 2 2 4 1 6 3 4 1 2 3 5 3 3 2
Non-Pitcher Totals 26.8 154 5628 4952 851 1552 263 110 53 759 93 481 249 .313 .377 .443 .820 100 2194 28 165
Pitcher Totals 31.0 154 572 538 53 111 22 6 7 69 1 22 86 .206 .239 .309 .547 33 166 1 11
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Burleigh Grimes 35 17 7 .708 3.13 33 29 4 18 2 2 232.2 245 108 81 11 70 62 4 0 0 1004 154 4.20 1.354 9.5 0.4 2.7 2.4 0.89
2 SP Erv Brame 27 16 11 .593 4.55 37 28 5 19 1 0 229.2 250 123 116 17 71 68 0 0 4 994 106 4.46 1.398 9.8 0.7 2.8 2.7 0.96
3 SP Ray Kremer 36 18 10 .643 4.26 34 27 5 14 0 0 221.2 226 114 105 21 60 66 1 0 3 930 113 4.62 1.290 9.2 0.9 2.4 2.7 1.10
4 SP Jesse Petty* 34 11 10 .524 3.71 36 25 5 12 1 0 184.1 197 100 76 12 42 58 0 0 1 783 130 4.06 1.297 9.6 0.6 2.1 2.8 1.38
5 SP Heinie Meine 33 7 6 .538 4.50 22 13 5 7 1 1 108.0 120 62 54 4 34 19 7 0 4 468 107 4.43 1.426 10.0 0.3 2.8 1.6 0.56
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
6 CL Steve Swetonic 25 8 10 .444 4.82 41 12 17 3 0 5 143.2 172 87 77 6 50 35 5 0 4 644 100 4.37 1.545 10.8 0.4 3.1 2.2 0.70
7 RP Larry French* 21 7 5 .583 4.90 30 13 10 6 0 1 123.0 130 78 67 10 62 49 3 0 3 552 98 5.01 1.561 9.5 0.7 4.5 3.6 0.79
8 RP Carmen Hill 33 2 3 .400 3.99 27 3 13 0 0 3 79.0 94 45 35 4 35 28 0 0 1 360 121 4.44 1.633 10.7 0.5 4.0 3.2 0.80
9 RP Fred Fussell* 33 2 2 .500 8.62 21 3 7 0 0 1 39.2 68 42 38 8 8 18 1 0 2 189 56 5.56 1.916 15.4 1.8 1.8 4.1 2.25
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
10 Joe Dawson 32 0 1 .000 8.31 4 0 3 0 0 0 8.2 13 9 8 2 3 2 0 0 0 41 60 6.74 1.846 13.5 2.1 3.1 2.1 0.67
11 Leon Chagnon 26 0 0 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 11 7 7 1 1 4 0 0 0 34 56 4.30 1.714 14.1 1.3 1.3 5.1 4.00
12 Ralph Erickson* 27 0 0 27.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 23 9.16 4.000 18.0 0.0 18.0 0.0 0.00
13 Lee Meadows 34 0 0 13.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 53 7.66 4.500 27.0 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
Team Totals 31.0 88 65 .575 4.36 154 154 75 79 5 13 1379.0 1530 779 668 96 439 409 21 0 22 6010 111 4.47 1.428 10.0 0.6 2.9 2.7 0.93
Rank in 8 NL teams 2 7 3 3 5 4 2 1 4 3 4 3 5
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown

Team Fielding--Totals

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Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Sparky Adams 34 62 46 36 222 75 130 17 14 .923 3.06 SS-2B-3B-OF
Dick Bartell 21 143 142 139 883 392 458 33 87 .963 5.90 SS-2B
Erv Brame 27 37 28 19 46 7 36 3 0 .935 1.16 P
Fred Brickell 22 27 23 20 57 54 3 0 0 1.000 2.11 OF
Leon Chagnon 26 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 P
Stu Clarke 23 57 53 42 259 89 151 19 22 .927 4.21 SS-3B-2B
Adam Comorosky 23 121 118 115 272 256 6 10 3 .963 2.17 OF
Joe Dawson 32 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.50 P
Ralph Erickson 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Ira Flagstead 35 9 8 8 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 2.67 OF
Larry French 21 30 13 6 40 3 35 2 1 .950 1.27 P
Fred Fussell 33 21 3 0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 0.52 P
George Grantham 29 105 101 92 562 301 244 17 60 .970 5.09 2B-OF-1B
Burleigh Grimes 35 33 29 18 78 10 65 3 5 .962 2.27 P
Charlie Hargreaves 32 101 97 67 371 308 56 7 7 .981 3.60 4 39 35 47% 42% C
Rollie Hemsley 22 81 55 50 302 240 48 14 7 .954 3.60 5 39 30 43% 42% C
Carmen Hill 33 27 3 0 25 3 19 3 1 .880 0.81 P
Cobe Jones 21 15 10 9 62 28 29 5 6 .919 3.80 SS
Ray Kremer 36 34 27 14 43 4 39 0 0 1.000 1.26 P
Bob Linton 27 8 0 0 9 6 3 0 0 1.000 1.13 0 6 2 25% 42% C
Lee Meadows 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Heinie Meine 33 22 13 7 22 2 19 1 1 .955 0.95 P
Jim Mosolf 23 3 2 2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 OF
John O'Connell 25 2 2 2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 3.50 0 1 0 0% 42% C
Jesse Petty 34 36 25 12 38 1 36 1 0 .974 1.03 P
Harry Riconda 32 4 4 3 25 12 9 4 3 .840 5.25 SS
Ben Sankey 21 2 2 2 11 3 7 1 1 .909 5.00 SS
Earl Sheely 36 139 137 131 1380 1292 83 5 102 .996 9.89 1B
Jim Stroner 28 2 1 1 7 1 3 3 0 .571 2.00 3B
Steve Swetonic 25 41 12 3 50 7 41 2 0 .960 1.17 P
Pie Traynor 30 130 130 127 406 148 238 20 23 .951 2.97 3B
Lloyd Waner 23 151 151 150 478 450 22 6 6 .987 3.13 OF
Paul Waner 26 150 150 148 421 398 18 5 7 .988 2.77 OF-1B
Bill Windle 24 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1.000 1.50 1B
Team Totals 27.6 154 1386 1223 6126 4135 1810 181 357 .970 3.69 9 85 67 44% 42%
Rank in 8 NL teams 5 7 4
Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Sparky Adams 34 74 218 -14 -0 0 0 3 -11 -1.0 7 -4 -0.4 .486 .494 -0.3 0.3 -4 Traded 645/7O
Dick Bartell 21 143 674 -13 -1 0 -3 7 -10 -0.9 19 10 1.0 .494 .495 1.4 0.4 13 64
Erv Brame* 27 59 120 -1 0 0 0 13 12 1.1 0 12 1.1 .519 .507 1.1 0.0 12 1
Fred Brickell* 22 60 127 -4 -0 0 0 -1 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .492 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -1 O79
Leon Chagnon 26 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .462 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Stu Clarke 23 57 205 -6 -0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .495 .498 0.3 0.3 3 65/4
Adam Comorosky 23 127 533 4 0 0 4 -6 2 0.2 16 19 1.8 .502 .501 1.5 -0.1 15 *O7/8
Joe Dawson 32 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .519 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
Ralph Erickson* 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Ira Flagstead 35 26 55 -2 -0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .490 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -1 Waivers /O798
Larry French 21 30 45 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
Fred Fussell* 33 21 16 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2 Traded 1
George Grantham* 29 110 458 28 -1 0 -2 1 26 2.3 14 40 3.7 .521 .515 4.0 -0.1 43 Traded 47O3
Burleigh Grimes 35 33 97 -5 0 0 0 11 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .517 .503 0.6 0.0 6 $17,000 Purchased 1
Charlie Hargreaves 32 102 352 -21 0 0 1 3 -17 -1.6 11 -6 -0.5 .484 .490 -0.6 0.4 -7 Traded 2
Rollie Hemsley 22 88 255 -10 0 0 -1 2 -9 -0.8 8 -1 -0.1 .491 .495 0.1 0.1 -0 2
Carmen Hill 33 27 29 -8 0 0 0 3 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .484 .497 -0.4 0.0 -5 1
Mel Ingram 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
Cobe Jones# 21 25 64 -5 0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .478 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 6
Ray Kremer 36 34 94 -16 0 0 0 11 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .487 .497 -0.4 0.0 -5 1
Bob Linton* 27 17 19 -4 0 0 0 0 -4 -0.3 1 -3 -0.3 .480 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 /2
Lee Meadows* 34 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .481 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Traded /1
Heinie Meine 33 22 44 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .486 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
Jim Mosolf* 23 8 14 2 0 0 0 -0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .519 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /7O
John O'Connell 25 2 8 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .465 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
Jesse Petty 34 36 69 -16 0 0 0 8 -8 -0.8 0 -8 -0.8 .479 .495 -0.8 0.0 -8 Traded 1
Harry Riconda 32 8 17 2 0 0 -2 0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.0 .499 .500 0.2 -0.2 2 Traded /6
Ben Sankey 21 2 8 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .427 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /6
Earl Sheely 36 139 585 -1 -1 0 0 -6 -8 -0.8 18 10 1.0 .494 .495 1.0 -0.6 10 Rule 5 Draft *3
Jim Stroner 28 6 9 0 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /5
Steve Swetonic 25 42 52 -3 0 0 0 6 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .507 .502 0.3 0.0 3 Waivers--return 1
Pie Traynor 30 130 596 11 -1 0 -2 3 12 1.1 18 30 2.8 .508 .507 3.0 0.1 32 Purchased *5
Lloyd Waner* 23 151 726 16 -0 0 4 -3 16 1.5 21 37 3.5 .510 .509 3.2 0.1 33 Free Agency *8O
Paul Waner* 26 151 704 35 -1 0 4 -7 31 2.8 21 52 4.8 .519 .517 4.5 -0.3 48 Conditional Deal *O9/3
Bill Windle* 24 2 1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .482 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /3
Team Total 27.2 1742 6200 -50 -3 0 0 65 12 0.7 168 180 17.3 .501 .502 17.8 0.2 181 $17,000
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Erv Brame 27 229.2 37 28 123 4.82 5.23 0.00 0.00 103.2 5.40 15 1.4 1.0 -0.1 3.2 38 .537 .508
Leon Chagnon 26 7.0 1 1 7 9.00 5.34 0.00 0.00 104.0 5.55 -3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .300 .499
Joe Dawson 32 8.2 4 0 9 9.35 5.62 0.00 0.00 104.5 5.87 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .428 .498
Ralph Erickson* 27 1.0 1 0 3 27.00 5.92 0.00 0.00 104.0 6.16 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .323 .499
Larry French* 21 123.0 30 13 78 5.71 5.48 0.00 0.00 100.4 5.50 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.7 10 .491 .498
Fred Fussell* 33 39.2 21 3 42 9.53 5.65 0.00 0.00 103.6 5.86 -16 -1.4 1.0 -0.0 -1.1 -12 .433 .491 Traded
Burleigh Grimes 35 232.2 33 29 108 4.18 5.53 0.00 0.00 100.8 5.57 36 3.5 1.0 -0.1 5.3 59 .605 .521 $17,000 Purchased
Carmen Hill 33 81.0 27 3 45 5.00 5.30 0.00 0.00 102.7 5.45 4 0.4 1.0 -0.0 1.0 12 .513 .502
Ray Kremer 36 221.2 34 27 114 4.63 5.32 0.00 0.00 101.5 5.41 19 1.8 1.0 -0.1 3.5 42 .553 .511
Lee Meadows 34 0.2 1 0 1 13.50 5.33 0.00 0.00 102.0 5.44 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .448 .500 Traded
Heinie Meine 33 107.0 22 13 62 5.21 5.18 0.00 0.00 99.8 5.17 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.8 10 .498 .500
Jesse Petty* 34 184.1 36 25 100 4.88 5.36 0.00 0.00 101.6 5.44 11 1.1 1.0 -0.1 2.5 30 .529 .506 Traded
Steve Swetonic 25 143.2 41 12 87 5.45 5.51 0.00 0.00 103.2 5.68 4 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.5 18 .508 .502 Waivers--return
Team Total 31.0 1380.0 288 154 779 5.08 5.38 0.00 0.00 101.8 5.48 60 5.9 1.0 -0.7 16.9 200 .521 .505 $17,000
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1928 / 1930 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics