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1944 Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1943 / 1945

90-63, Finished 2nd in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Frankie Frisch (90-63)
Scored 744 runs, Allowed 662 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 85-68

Ballparks: Forbes Field · Attendance: 604,278 (4th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 105


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1943 / 1945 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Name 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 Al Lopez 35 115 371 331 27 76 12 1 1 34 4 34 24 .230 .303 .281 .584 62 93 7 1 5
2 1B Babe Dahlgren 32 158 659 599 67 173 28 7 12 101 2 47 56 .289 .347 .419 .766 111 251 20 6 7
3 2B Pete Coscarart 31 139 608 554 89 146 30 4 4 42 10 41 57 .264 .315 .354 .669 85 196 12 1 12
4 SS Frankie Gustine 24 127 446 405 42 93 18 3 2 42 8 33 41 .230 .288 .304 .591 64 123 14 0 8
5 3B Bob Elliott 27 143 618 538 85 160 28 16 10 108 9 75 42 .297 .383 .465 .848 134 250 8 0 4
6 OF Johnny Barrett* 28 149 661 568 99 153 24 19 7 83 28 86 56 .269 .366 .415 .782 116 236 6 1 6
7 OF Vince DiMaggio 31 109 379 342 41 82 20 4 9 50 6 33 83 .240 .307 .401 .707 95 137 6 0 4
8 OF Jim Russell# 25 152 663 580 109 181 34 14 8 66 6 79 63 .312 .399 .460 .859 137 267 8 5 0
Rk Pos Name 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 OF Frank Colman* 26 99 252 226 30 61 9 5 6 53 0 25 27 .270 .345 .434 .779 115 98 5 1 0
10 UT Al Rubeling 31 92 207 184 22 45 7 2 4 30 4 19 19 .245 .322 .370 .692 91 68 3 2 2
11 SS Frankie Zak 22 87 186 160 33 48 3 1 0 11 6 22 18 .300 .385 .331 .716 99 53 2 0 4
12 OF Tommy O'Brien 25 85 178 156 27 39 6 2 3 20 1 21 12 .250 .343 .372 .714 98 58 7 1 0
13 C Hank Camelli 29 63 146 125 14 37 5 1 1 10 0 18 12 .296 .385 .376 .761 111 47 6 0 3
14 C Spud Davis 39 54 103 93 6 28 7 0 2 14 0 10 8 .301 .369 .441 .810 123 41 2 0 0
15 IF Lee Handley 30 40 93 86 7 19 2 0 0 5 1 3 5 .221 .247 .244 .491 36 21 6 0 4
16 OF Lloyd Waner* 38 19 16 14 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 .357 .438 .357 .795 122 5 0 0 0
17 OF Al Gionfriddo* 22 4 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 27 1 0 0 0
18 OF Bill Rodgers* 21 2 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 39 1 0 0 0
19 SS Vic Barnhart 21 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 226 1 0 0 0
20 1B Harry Sweeney* 28 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
Rk Pos Name 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
21 P Rip Sewell* 37 44 116 112 10 25 4 1 1 12 1 2 19 .223 .237 .304 .540 49 34 1 0 2
22 P Fritz Ostermueller* 36 29 83 80 7 20 2 0 0 6 1 2 6 .250 .268 .275 .543 51 22 1 0 1
23 P Max Butcher 33 36 70 63 4 12 2 0 0 5 0 2 8 .190 .215 .222 .438 21 14 3 0 5
24 P Nick Strincevich 29 40 64 57 4 9 2 0 0 4 0 2 7 .158 .186 .193 .379 5 11 1 0 5
25 P Preacher Roe 28 39 62 53 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 3 23 .132 .179 .132 .311 -13 7 1 0 6
26 P Cookie Cuccurullo* 26 36 40 38 4 14 4 0 0 4 0 2 3 .368 .400 .474 .874 141 18 3 0 0
27 P Ray Starr 38 27 28 22 4 3 1 0 0 3 0 6 9 .136 .321 .182 .503 42 4 0 0 0
28 P Xavier Rescigno 31 48 27 22 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 .091 .231 .091 .322 -8 2 0 0 1
29 P Joe Vitelli 36 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
30 P Len Gilmore 26 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
31 P Johnny Gee* 28 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 177 1 0 0 0
32 P Roy Wise# 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 29.0 158 6100 5429 743 1442 248 80 70 706 87 573 616 .266 .338 .379 .717 98 2060 122 18 79
Rank in 8 NL teams 3 2 3 4 1 5 1 1 8 3 2 2 2 2 6
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.7 158 5602 4975 701 1349 233 79 69 671 85 550 527 .271 .346 .391 .737 104 1947 112 18 59
Pitcher Totals 32.9 158 498 454 42 93 15 1 1 35 2 23 89 .205 .243 .249 .492 36 113 10 0 20
Rk Pos Name 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 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 ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Rip Sewell 37 21 12 .636 3.18 38 33 4 24 3 2 286.0 263 112 101 15 99 87 3 1 1 1218 117 3.68 1.266 8.3 0.5 3.1 2.7 0.88
2 SP Fritz Ostermueller* 36 11 7 .611 2.73 28 24 2 14 1 1 204.2 201 79 62 7 65 80 1 0 5 859 137 3.17 1.300 8.8 0.3 2.9 3.5 1.23
3 SP Max Butcher 33 13 11 .542 3.12 35 27 6 13 5 1 199.0 216 83 69 8 46 43 1 0 2 854 119 3.34 1.317 9.8 0.4 2.1 1.9 0.93
4 SP Nick Strincevich 29 14 7 .667 3.08 40 26 8 11 0 2 190.0 190 86 65 5 37 47 4 0 0 802 121 3.03 1.195 9.0 0.2 1.8 2.2 1.27
5 SP Preacher Roe* 28 13 11 .542 3.11 39 25 8 7 1 1 185.1 182 82 64 7 59 88 2 0 1 793 120 3.07 1.300 8.8 0.3 2.9 4.3 1.49
Rk Pos 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 ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
6 CL Xavier Rescigno 31 10 8 .556 4.35 48 6 25 2 0 5 124.0 146 69 60 9 34 45 1 0 1 548 86 3.60 1.452 10.6 0.7 2.5 3.3 1.32
7 RP Cookie Cuccurullo* 26 2 1 .667 4.06 32 4 14 0 0 4 106.1 110 65 48 5 44 31 3 0 0 463 92 3.89 1.448 9.3 0.4 3.7 2.6 0.70
8 RP Ray Starr 38 6 5 .545 5.02 27 12 6 5 0 3 89.2 116 60 50 6 36 25 1 0 1 413 74 4.09 1.695 11.6 0.6 3.6 2.5 0.69
Rk Pos 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 ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
9 Johnny Gee* 28 0 0 7.15 4 0 2 0 0 0 11.1 20 10 9 0 5 3 0 0 1 59 54 3.33 2.206 15.9 0.0 4.0 2.4 0.60
10 Len Gilmore 26 0 1 .000 7.88 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 13 7 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 36 50 5.79 1.625 14.6 2.3 0.0 0.0
11 Joe Vitelli 36 0 0 2.57 4 0 4 0 0 0 7.0 5 6 2 1 7 2 1 0 0 36 153 7.25 1.714 6.4 1.3 9.0 2.6 0.29
12 Roy Wise 20 0 0 9.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 4 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 15 47 4.87 2.333 12.0 0.0 9.0 3.0 0.33
Team Totals 32.6 90 63 .588 3.44 158 158 81 77 10 19 1414.1 1466 662 540 65 435 452 17 1 12 6096 109 3.46 1.344 9.3 0.4 2.8 2.9 1.04
Rank in 8 NL teams 2 7 3 3 6 2 2 6 4 3 4 2 7
Rk Pos 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 ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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Team Fielding--Totals

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Name Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Vic Barnhart 21 1 1 1 9 2 6 1 0 .889 8.00 SS
Johnny Barrett 28 147 143 123 396 373 12 11 4 .972 2.62 OF
Max Butcher 33 35 27 13 65 12 51 2 3 .969 1.80 2 1 33% 0 P
Hank Camelli 29 62 39 23 194 170 16 8 0 .959 3.05 1 0 13 7 35% 42% 1 C
Frank Colman 26 58 49 31 117 109 4 4 0 .966 1.92 OF-1B
Pete Coscarart 31 138 132 113 794 377 391 26 71 .967 5.45 2B-SS-OF
Cookie Cuccurullo 26 32 4 0 34 9 23 2 2 .941 1.00 0 1 100% 0 P
Babe Dahlgren 32 158 158 150 1588 1440 128 20 105 .987 9.92 1B
Spud Davis 39 35 20 11 89 76 10 3 3 .966 2.46 0 2 7 4 36% 42% 0 C
Vince DiMaggio 31 102 89 82 249 235 10 4 4 .984 2.40 OF-3B
Bob Elliott 27 140 140 129 481 169 285 27 22 .944 3.22 3B-SS
Johnny Gee 28 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.50 0 0 0 P
Len Gilmore 26 1 1 1 7 2 4 1 0 .857 6.00 P
Al Gionfriddo 22 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 OF
Frankie Gustine 24 126 107 91 593 206 351 36 55 .939 4.35 SS-2B-3B
Lee Handley 30 33 20 19 111 51 56 4 10 .964 3.24 2B-3B-SS
Al Lopez 35 115 99 76 431 372 52 7 6 .984 3.69 10 2 22 23 51% 42% 0 C
Tommy O'Brien 25 49 31 24 58 50 6 2 1 .966 1.14 OF-3B
Fritz Ostermueller 36 28 24 14 43 6 36 1 1 .977 1.50 1 3 75% 0 P
Xavier Rescigno 31 48 6 2 29 7 21 1 2 .966 0.58 3 1 25% 0 P
Bill Rodgers 21 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 OF
Preacher Roe 28 39 25 7 40 11 27 2 0 .950 0.97 1 1 50% 1 P
Al Rubeling 31 50 35 28 128 70 56 2 7 .984 2.47 OF-2B-3B
Jim Russell 25 149 144 137 370 345 20 5 7 .986 2.45 OF
Rip Sewell 37 38 33 24 74 21 49 4 1 .946 1.84 3 1 25% 0 P
Ray Starr 38 27 12 5 18 1 16 1 0 .944 0.63 1 0 0% 1 P
Nick Strincevich 29 40 26 11 81 19 60 2 2 .975 1.98 5 2 29% 0 P
Harry Sweeney 28 1 0 0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 10.00 1B
Joe Vitelli 36 4 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 0.75 1 0 0% 0 P
Lloyd Waner 38 7 0 0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.29 OF
Roy Wise 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Frankie Zak 22 67 55 37 269 93 162 14 24 .948 3.81 SS
Team Totals 29.3 158 1422 1154 6296 4248 1857 191 122 .970 3.50 11 4 42 34 43% 31% 3
Rank in 8 NL teams 7 6
Name 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
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Vic Barnhart 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .552 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /6
Johnny Barrett* 28 149 661 13 2 0 7 -5 17 1.8 21 37 3.8 .512 .511 3.1 0.2 30 Purchased *O98/7
Max Butcher 33 36 70 -7 0 0 0 6 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 Traded 1
Hank Camelli 29 63 146 2 0 0 -1 1 3 0.3 5 7 0.8 .505 .502 0.9 0.0 8 2
Frank Colman* 26 99 252 4 0 0 0 -3 1 0.1 8 9 0.9 .502 .501 0.9 -0.3 9 Traded O9/37
Pete Coscarart 31 139 608 -12 -0 0 -7 7 -12 -1.4 19 7 0.5 .490 .492 1.3 -0.1 14 Traded *4/6O9
Cookie Cuccurullo* 26 36 40 2 0 0 0 4 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .517 .504 0.6 0.0 6 1
Babe Dahlgren 32 158 659 8 0 0 2 -7 3 0.3 21 24 2.4 .502 .502 2.2 -0.6 22 Traded *3
Spud Davis 39 54 103 3 0 0 0 1 4 0.4 3 7 0.7 .508 .503 0.7 0.1 7 Purchased 2
Vince DiMaggio 31 109 379 -5 -0 0 -6 -1 -12 -1.3 12 1 -0.1 .489 .492 0.6 -0.7 7 Traded 8O/5
Bob Elliott 27 143 618 24 -1 0 -5 0 19 2.0 20 38 3.9 .514 .512 4.5 -0.5 44 Minor Lg Working Ag *5/6
Johnny Gee* 28 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .509 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Purchased /1
Len Gilmore 26 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .435 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Al Gionfriddo* 22 4 7 -1 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .485 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /8O
Frankie Gustine 24 127 446 -19 -0 0 -9 8 -21 -2.3 14 -6 -0.9 .482 .486 0.1 -0.1 3 Amateur Free Agent *64/5
Lee Handley 30 40 93 -7 -0 0 -1 1 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .480 .495 -0.4 0.0 -3 Free Agency 45/6
Al Lopez 35 115 371 -15 -0 0 -1 3 -14 -1.5 12 -2 -0.3 .487 .491 -0.2 0.2 -1 Traded *2
Tommy O'Brien 25 85 178 -0 -0 0 -8 -2 -10 -1.1 6 -5 -0.6 .487 .493 0.3 -1.1 3 Conditional Deal O97/5
Fritz Ostermueller* 36 29 83 -5 -0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 2 Purchased 1
Xavier Rescigno 31 48 27 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
Bill Rodgers* 21 2 4 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .479 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /O9
Preacher Roe 28 39 62 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .491 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 Traded 1
Al Rubeling 31 92 207 -2 -0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.3 7 4 0.4 .497 .499 0.4 -0.0 4 O45/79
Jim Russell# 25 152 663 29 -1 0 4 -7 26 2.7 21 47 4.8 .518 .517 4.4 -0.3 43 MinorLg Draft *O7/89
Rip Sewell* 37 44 116 -8 -0 0 0 11 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .506 .502 0.3 0.0 3 Purchased 1
Ray Starr 38 27 28 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 Purchased 1
Nick Strincevich 29 40 64 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 Traded 1
Harry Sweeney* 28 1 2 -1 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .438 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /3
Joe Vitelli 36 4 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .487 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
Lloyd Waner* 38 19 16 1 0 0 -2 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .492 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 Free Agency /O87
Roy Wise# 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Frankie Zak 22 87 186 1 -0 0 -3 3 1 0.1 6 7 0.6 .501 .500 1.0 0.0 10 6
Team Total 29.0 1949 6100 -18 0 0 -30 45 -3 -0.9 178 175 16.7 .500 .501 20.3 -3.4 205
Name 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
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Max Butcher 33 199.0 35 27 83 3.75 4.20 -0.20 0.00 103.5 4.56 18 2.0 1.0 -0.1 3.6 34 .558 .513 Traded
Cookie Cuccurullo* 26 106.1 32 4 65 5.50 4.27 -0.19 0.00 103.9 4.63 -10 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .467 .493
Johnny Gee* 28 11.1 4 0 10 7.94 3.78 -0.24 0.00 104.9 4.22 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .386 .497 Purchased
Len Gilmore 26 8.0 1 1 7 7.88 3.60 -0.22 0.00 98.0 3.75 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .221 .498
Fritz Ostermueller* 36 204.1 28 24 79 3.48 4.35 -0.18 0.00 102.5 4.64 27 3.1 1.0 -0.1 4.7 43 .611 .519 Purchased
Xavier Rescigno 31 124.0 48 6 69 5.01 4.35 -0.19 0.00 102.4 4.66 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.5 5 .490 .497
Preacher Roe* 28 185.1 39 25 82 3.98 4.36 -0.18 0.00 102.4 4.65 14 1.6 1.0 -0.1 3.1 29 .540 .510 Traded
Rip Sewell 37 288.0 38 33 112 3.50 4.21 -0.19 0.00 102.5 4.51 33 3.8 1.0 -0.2 6.1 56 .600 .523 Purchased
Ray Starr 38 89.2 27 12 60 6.02 4.15 -0.20 0.00 102.7 4.47 -15 -1.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -8 .442 .490 Purchased
Nick Strincevich 29 190.0 40 26 86 4.07 4.18 -0.20 0.00 102.6 4.49 9 1.0 1.0 -0.1 2.5 24 .525 .506 Traded
Joe Vitelli 36 7.0 4 0 6 7.71 4.47 -0.20 0.00 97.4 4.54 -2 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .437 .498
Roy Wise 20 3.0 2 0 3 9.00 3.68 -0.19 0.00 106.0 4.10 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .418 .499
Team Total 32.6 1416.0 298 158 662 4.21 4.25 -0.19 0.00 102.7 4.56 58 7.2 1.0 -1.0 18.6 172 .524 .506
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1943 / 1945 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics