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1945 Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1944 / 1946

82-72, Finished 4th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Frankie Frisch (82-72)
Scored 753 runs, Allowed 686 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-70

Ballparks: Forbes Field · Attendance: 604,694 (4th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 102


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1944 / 1946 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 Al Lopez 36 91 280 243 22 53 8 0 0 18 1 35 12 .218 .317 .251 .568 56 61 5 0 2
2 1B Babe Dahlgren 33 144 593 531 57 133 24 8 5 75 1 51 51 .250 .318 .354 .673 84 188 23 2 7
3 2B Pete Coscarart 32 123 455 392 59 95 17 2 8 38 2 55 55 .242 .341 .357 .699 91 140 10 4 4
4 SS Frankie Gustine 25 128 523 478 67 134 27 5 2 66 8 37 33 .280 .335 .370 .705 93 177 14 2 6
5 3B Bob Elliott 28 144 611 541 80 157 36 6 8 108 5 64 38 .290 .366 .423 .790 116 229 16 1 2
6 OF Johnny Barrett* 29 142 594 507 97 130 29 4 15 67 25 79 68 .256 .357 .418 .775 111 212 5 0 8
7 OF Al Gionfriddo* 23 122 475 409 74 116 18 9 2 42 12 60 22 .284 .377 .386 .763 109 158 4 1 6
8 OF Jim Russell# 26 146 588 510 88 145 24 8 12 77 15 71 40 .284 .377 .433 .810 121 221 7 5 3
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 3B Lee Handley 31 98 340 312 39 93 16 2 1 32 7 20 16 .298 .340 .372 .712 95 116 5 0 8
10 C Bill Salkeld* 28 95 317 267 45 83 16 1 15 52 2 50 16 .311 .420 .547 .966 163 146 8 0 0
11 SS Vic Barnhart 22 71 214 201 21 54 7 0 0 19 2 9 11 .269 .300 .303 .603 65 61 9 0 5
12 OF Tommy O'Brien 26 58 175 161 23 54 6 5 0 18 0 9 13 .335 .374 .435 .809 121 70 1 1 4
13 UT Frank Colman* 27 77 162 153 18 32 11 1 4 30 0 9 16 .209 .253 .373 .626 70 57 4 0 0
14 2B Jack Saltzgaver* 42 52 126 117 20 38 5 3 0 10 0 8 8 .325 .368 .419 .787 115 49 1 0 1
15 C Spud Davis 40 23 36 33 2 8 2 0 0 6 0 2 2 .242 .306 .303 .609 67 10 2 1 0
16 MI Frankie Zak 23 15 32 28 2 4 2 0 0 3 0 3 5 .143 .226 .214 .440 21 6 0 0 1
17 OF Lloyd Waner* 39 23 20 19 5 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 .263 .300 .263 .563 55 5 0 0 0
18 C Hank Camelli 30 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 -4 0 0 0 0
19 Bill Rodgers* 22 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 448 1 0 0 0
20 Joe Vitelli 37 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 P Nick Strincevich 30 36 94 84 4 17 1 0 0 8 0 4 11 .202 .239 .214 .453 24 18 3 0 6
22 P Preacher Roe 29 33 89 75 3 8 1 0 0 3 0 6 21 .107 .173 .120 .293 -19 9 1 0 8
23 P Rip Sewell* 38 35 72 64 10 20 3 0 0 6 1 7 11 .313 .380 .359 .740 103 23 1 0 1
24 P Max Butcher 34 28 61 54 6 12 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 .222 .236 .241 .477 31 13 0 0 6
25 P Al Gerheauser* 28 32 50 48 2 12 2 2 0 7 0 2 11 .250 .280 .375 .655 78 18 0 0 0
26 P Ken Gables 26 29 42 39 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 .103 .103 .128 .231 -37 5 0 0 3
27 P Fritz Ostermueller* 37 14 32 28 2 9 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 .321 .387 .321 .709 95 9 2 0 1
28 P Boom-Boom Beck 40 14 22 16 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 .125 .176 .125 .301 -17 2 0 0 5
29 P Xavier Rescigno 32 44 17 15 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 .133 .188 .200 .388 6 3 1 0 1
30 P Cookie Cuccurullo* 27 29 14 14 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .214 .214 .214 .429 17 3 0 0 0
31 P Ray Starr 39 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 708 2 0 0 0
32 P Johnny Lanning 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 29.0 155 6039 5343 753 1425 259 56 72 695 81 589 481 .267 .341 .377 .718 96 2012 122 17 88
Rank in 8 NL teams 5 3 6 1 2 3 2 2 4 5 3 2 3 5 7
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.7 155 5545 4905 720 1335 248 54 72 662 80 564 409 .272 .349 .389 .738 102 1907 114 17 57
Pitcher Totals 31.8 155 494 438 33 90 11 2 0 33 1 25 72 .205 .248 .240 .488 34 105 8 0 31
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 FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Preacher Roe* 29 14 13 .519 2.87 2.49 33 31 1 15 3 1 235.0 228 77 75 11 46 148 1 0 2 936 138 1.166 8.7 0.4 1.8 5.7 3.22
2 SP Nick Strincevich 30 16 10 .615 3.31 2.97 36 29 5 18 1 2 228.1 235 94 84 7 49 74 3 0 2 966 120 1.244 9.3 0.3 1.9 2.9 1.51
3 SP Rip Sewell 38 11 9 .550 4.07 4.01 33 24 7 9 1 1 188.0 212 116 85 9 91 60 2 0 5 863 97 1.612 10.1 0.4 4.4 2.9 0.66
4 SP Max Butcher 34 10 8 .556 3.03 3.53 28 20 3 12 2 0 169.1 184 76 57 7 46 37 4 0 0 728 131 1.358 9.8 0.4 2.4 2.0 0.80
5 SP Ken Gables 26 11 7 .611 4.15 3.38 29 16 10 6 0 1 138.2 139 69 64 5 46 49 4 1 2 599 95 1.334 9.0 0.3 3.0 3.2 1.07
6 SP Fritz Ostermueller* 37 5 4 .556 4.57 4.24 14 11 1 4 1 0 80.2 74 45 41 6 37 29 2 1 1 360 87 1.376 8.3 0.7 4.1 3.2 0.78
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
7 CL Xavier Rescigno 32 3 5 .375 5.72 4.13 44 1 27 0 0 9 78.2 95 57 50 6 34 29 1 0 0 354 69 1.640 10.9 0.7 3.9 3.3 0.85
8 RP Al Gerheauser* 28 5 10 .333 3.91 3.39 32 14 14 5 0 1 140.1 170 72 61 5 54 55 1 0 4 629 101 1.596 10.9 0.3 3.5 3.5 1.02
9 RP Boom-Boom Beck 40 6 1 .857 2.14 2.98 14 5 2 4 0 0 63.0 54 19 15 2 14 20 0 0 0 248 185 1.079 7.7 0.3 2.0 2.9 1.43
10 RP Cookie Cuccurullo* 27 1 3 .250 5.24 4.25 29 4 11 0 0 1 56.2 68 41 33 2 34 17 1 0 1 263 76 1.800 10.8 0.3 5.4 2.7 0.50
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
11 Ray Starr 39 0 2 .000 9.45 4.34 4 0 1 0 0 0 6.2 10 7 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 33 44 2.100 13.5 0.0 5.4 0.0 0.00
12 Johnny Lanning 34 0 0 36.00 9.04 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 8 8 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 13 4.000 36.0 4.5 0.0 0.0
Team Totals 31.7 82 72 .532 3.76 3.39 155 155 82 73 8 16 1387.1 1477 681 580 61 455 518 19 2 17 5993 105 1.393 9.6 0.4 3.0 3.4 1.14
Rank in 8 NL teams 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 7 3 4 2 2 4
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ 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
Vic Barnhart 22 64 53 45 304 108 174 22 32 .928 4.41 SS-3B
Johnny Barrett 29 132 130 121 334 318 8 8 0 .976 2.47 OF
Boom-Boom Beck 40 14 5 4 13 2 11 0 0 1.000 0.93 1 1 50% 0 P
Max Butcher 34 28 20 12 46 8 37 1 2 .978 1.61 1 1 50% 0 P
Hank Camelli 30 1 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 0 1 0 0% 40% C
Frank Colman 27 33 24 19 158 143 14 1 10 .994 4.62 1B-OF
Pete Coscarart 32 123 109 96 633 257 362 14 74 .978 5.03 2B-SS
Cookie Cuccurullo 27 29 4 0 15 2 12 1 1 .933 0.48 2 0 0% 0 P
Babe Dahlgren 33 142 142 133 1472 1373 93 6 115 .996 10.18 1B
Spud Davis 40 14 4 3 31 26 4 1 0 .968 2.31 0 0 6 2 25% 40% 0 C
Bob Elliott 28 141 141 133 427 219 185 23 18 .946 2.85 3B-OF
Ken Gables 26 29 16 6 22 5 17 0 0 1.000 0.76 3 0 0% 0 P
Al Gerheauser 28 32 14 5 44 9 33 2 3 .955 1.31 5 3 38% 0 P
Al Gionfriddo 23 106 96 92 250 235 6 9 2 .964 2.27 OF
Frankie Gustine 25 125 122 101 655 248 366 41 63 .937 4.58 0 0 0 SS-2B-C
Lee Handley 31 79 74 70 283 85 183 15 13 .947 3.39 3B
Johnny Lanning 34 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Al Lopez 36 91 77 57 367 326 38 3 7 .992 4.00 4 6 24 19 44% 40% 0 C
Tommy O'Brien 26 45 36 26 77 72 2 3 0 .961 1.64 OF
Fritz Ostermueller 37 14 11 4 23 8 14 1 0 .957 1.57 7 0 0% 0 P
Xavier Rescigno 32 44 1 0 18 4 14 0 1 1.000 0.41 1 0 0% 0 P
Preacher Roe 29 33 31 15 56 16 40 0 3 1.000 1.70 4 2 33% 1 P
Jim Russell 26 140 131 124 331 313 9 9 1 .973 2.30 OF
Bill Salkeld 28 87 73 57 328 279 40 9 8 .973 3.71 3 3 46 20 30% 40% 0 C
Jack Saltzgaver 42 32 20 14 134 63 66 5 11 .963 4.03 2B-3B
Rip Sewell 38 33 24 9 46 10 35 1 2 .978 1.36 4 2 33% 0 P
Ray Starr 39 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.75 P
Nick Strincevich 30 36 29 18 52 14 36 2 1 .962 1.39 1 0 0% 0 P
Lloyd Waner 39 3 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 OF
Frankie Zak 23 11 7 7 36 9 26 1 3 .972 3.18 SS-2B
Team Totals 29.3 155 1395 1172 6166 4158 1830 178 370 .971 3.57 7 9 77 41 32% 30% 1
Rank in 8 NL teams 5 5 5
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
Vic Barnhart 22 71 214 -9 -0 0 -5 4 -11 -1.1 7 -4 -0.5 .484 .493 0.1 -0.1 1 6/5
Johnny Barrett* 29 142 594 7 2 0 -2 -3 5 0.5 19 24 2.4 .503 .503 2.6 -0.5 26 Purchased *O89
Boom-Boom Beck 40 14 22 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Free Agency 1
Max Butcher 34 28 61 -5 0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Traded 1
Hank Camelli 30 1 3 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .479 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
Frank Colman* 27 77 162 -7 0 0 1 -2 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .490 .495 -0.4 -0.0 -3 Traded 3O/79
Pete Coscarart 32 123 455 -4 -0 0 6 5 7 0.8 14 21 2.2 .506 .504 1.5 1.2 15 Traded *4/6
Cookie Cuccurullo* 27 29 14 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
Babe Dahlgren 33 144 593 -12 0 0 -1 -7 -20 -2.0 19 -1 -0.2 .486 .487 -0.1 -0.7 0 Traded *3
Spud Davis 40 23 36 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .499 0.0 0.0 0 Purchased 2
Bob Elliott 28 144 611 11 -0 0 1 -3 9 1.0 19 29 2.9 .507 .506 2.8 -0.1 28 Minor Lg Working Ag 5O9
Ken Gables 26 29 42 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .486 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
Al Gerheauser* 28 32 50 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .508 .502 0.3 0.0 2 Traded 1
Al Gionfriddo* 23 122 475 6 -0 0 -9 -2 -4 -0.4 15 11 1.0 .496 .497 2.0 -1.1 20 *O897
Frankie Gustine 25 128 523 -5 -0 0 -9 8 -6 -0.6 17 11 1.0 .495 .496 2.0 -0.0 20 Amateur Free Agent *64/2
Lee Handley 31 98 340 -2 -0 0 3 0 0 0.1 11 11 1.1 .501 .500 0.8 0.3 8 Free Agency 5
Johnny Lanning 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Traded /1
Al Lopez 36 91 280 -13 -0 0 1 2 -10 -1.0 9 -1 -0.1 .489 .494 -0.2 0.4 -2 Traded 2
Tommy O'Brien 26 58 175 4 0 0 -4 -2 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.3 .496 .499 0.8 -0.6 8 Conditional Deal O97
Fritz Ostermueller* 37 14 32 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .521 .502 0.3 0.0 3 Purchased 1
Xavier Rescigno 32 44 17 -2 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
Bill Rodgers* 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .545 .500 0.1 0.0 0
Preacher Roe 29 33 89 -14 0 0 0 8 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .482 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 Traded 1
Jim Russell# 26 146 588 15 -0 0 4 -6 13 1.4 19 32 3.2 .509 .508 2.8 -0.2 28 MinorLg Draft *O7/8
Bill Salkeld* 28 95 317 24 -0 0 0 3 26 2.7 10 36 3.7 .528 .516 3.7 0.3 36 Purchased 2
Jack Saltzgaver* 42 52 126 2 0 0 -1 1 3 0.3 4 7 0.7 .505 .502 0.8 0.1 8 4/5
Rip Sewell* 38 35 72 0 -0 0 0 6 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .519 .504 0.7 0.0 6 Purchased 1
Ray Starr 39 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .522 .501 0.1 0.0 1 Purchased /1
Nick Strincevich 30 36 94 -9 0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 Traded 1
Joe Vitelli 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
Lloyd Waner* 39 23 20 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Free Agency /O79
Frankie Zak 23 15 32 -3 0 0 1 1 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.2 0.2 -2 6/4
Team Total 29.0 1854 6039 -32 2 0 -14 44 -1 0.3 177 176 17.4 .500 .500 19.0 -0.8 190
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
Boom-Boom Beck 40 63.0 14 5 19 2.71 4.00 -0.09 0.00 103.2 4.22 10 1.1 .6 -0.1 1.5 16 .580 .507 Free Agency
Max Butcher 34 169.0 28 20 76 4.05 4.31 -0.10 0.00 103.2 4.55 8 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.2 24 .532 .505 Traded
Cookie Cuccurullo* 27 56.2 29 4 41 6.51 4.60 -0.09 0.00 103.8 4.87 -11 -1.1 1.1 -0.1 -0.7 -5 .463 .493
Ken Gables 26 138.2 29 16 69 4.48 4.44 -0.09 0.00 104.4 4.73 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.4 16 .511 .502
Al Gerheauser* 28 140.1 32 14 72 4.62 4.70 -0.09 0.00 103.9 4.98 5 0.5 1.1 -0.1 1.6 18 .516 .503 Traded
Johnny Lanning 34 2.0 1 0 8 36.00 3.73 -0.16 0.00 108.0 4.20 -7 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -7 .109 .498 Traded
Fritz Ostermueller* 37 80.2 14 11 45 5.02 4.69 -0.09 0.00 103.5 4.95 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.5 6 .491 .499 Purchased
Xavier Rescigno 32 78.2 44 1 57 6.52 4.43 -0.09 0.00 104.2 4.72 -16 -1.7 1.1 -0.2 -1.1 -9 .462 .490
Preacher Roe* 29 235.0 33 31 77 2.95 4.58 -0.08 0.00 102.9 4.80 47 5.4 .8 -0.2 7.3 69 .664 .533 Traded
Rip Sewell 38 187.0 33 24 116 5.58 4.49 -0.10 0.00 105.0 4.81 -17 -1.7 .9 -0.1 -0.2 0 .447 .489 Purchased
Ray Starr 39 6.2 4 0 7 9.45 3.75 -0.11 0.00 104.1 4.02 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .402 .498 Purchased
Nick Strincevich 30 228.1 36 29 94 3.71 4.41 -0.09 0.00 103.5 4.66 23 2.5 1.1 -0.1 4.3 44 .569 .515 Traded
Team Total 31.7 1386.0 297 155 681 4.42 4.47 -0.09 0.00 103.7 4.73 39 5.3 1.0 -1.2 16.2 167 .518 .503
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1944 / 1946 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics