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1949 Pittsburgh Pirates

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1948 / 1950

71-83, Finished 6th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Meyer (71-83)
Scored 681 runs, Allowed 760 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 69-85

Ballparks: Forbes Field · Attendance: 1,449,435 (2nd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 102


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1948 / 1950 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Monty Basgall 27 R R 5' 10" 175 Feb 8, 1922 2 107 88 107 101 0 0 0 98 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 -0.5
Ted Beard 28 L L 5' 8" 165 Jan 7, 1921 2 14 5 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 3 1 -0.6
Eddie Bockman 28 R R 5' 9" 175 Jul 26, 1920 4 79 56 79 73 0 0 0 5 68 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0.0
Tiny Bonham 35 R R 6' 2" 215 Aug 16, 1913 10 18 14 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
Hugh Casey 35 R R 6' 1" 207 Oct 14, 1913 9 33 0 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Jack Cassini 29 R R 5' 10" 175 Oct 26, 1919 1st 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0
Pete Castiglione 28 R R 5' 11" 175 Feb 13, 1921 3 118 108 118 111 0 0 0 0 98 17 0 0 2 2 6 2 0.4
Cliff Chambers 27 L L 6' 3" 208 Jan 10, 1922 2 34 21 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5
Bob Chesnes 28 B R 6' 0" 180 May 6, 1921 2 42 25 42 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3 -0.4
Murry Dickson 32 R R 5' 10" 157 Aug 21, 1916 8 44 20 44 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.9
Ed Fitz Gerald 25 R R 6' 0" 170 May 21, 1924 2 76 34 76 56 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 4 -0.0
Les Fleming 33 L L 5' 10" 185 Aug 7, 1915 7 24 3 24 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0.1
Hal Gregg 27 R R 6' 3" 195 Jul 11, 1921 7 8 1 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Harry Gumbert 39 R R 6' 2" 185 Nov 5, 1909 14 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Kirby Higbe 34 R R 5' 11" 190 Apr 8, 1915 11 7 1 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.3
Johnny Hopp 32 L L 5' 10" 170 Jul 18, 1916 11 105 88 105 93 0 0 77 0 0 0 4 0 12 16 12 0 1.9
Wally Judnich 33 L L 6' 1" 205 Jan 24, 1916 7 10 8 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 2 0 -0.0
Ralph Kiner HOF 26 R R 6' 2" 195 Oct 27, 1922 4 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 152 0 0 8.1 $50,000 All-Star
Vic Lombardi 26 L L 5' 7" 158 Sep 20, 1922 5 43 12 43 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 1.6
Phil Masi 33 R R 5' 10" 177 Jan 6, 1916 11 48 37 48 46 0 44 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.9
Clyde McCullough 32 R R 5' 11" 180 Mar 4, 1917 8 91 85 91 90 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.8
Bob Muncrief 33 R R 6' 2" 190 Jan 28, 1916 11 13 4 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Danny Murtaugh 31 R R 5' 9" 165 Oct 8, 1917 7 75 66 75 74 0 0 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.4
Jack Phillips 27 R R 6' 4" 193 Sep 6, 1921 3 18 14 18 16 0 0 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 -0.2
Ray Poat 31 R R 6' 2" 200 Dec 19, 1917 6 11 2 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Marv Rackley 27 L L 5' 10" 170 Jul 25, 1921 3 11 8 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 3 0 0.1
Dino Restelli 24 R R 6' 1" 191 Sep 23, 1924 1st 72 60 72 61 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 44 17 61 11 1 1.6
Bobby Rhawn 30 R R 5' 8" 180 Feb 13, 1919 3 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.1
Elmer Riddle 34 R R 5' 11" 170 Jul 31, 1914 10 16 12 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Stan Rojek 30 R R 5' 10" 170 Apr 21, 1919 5 144 144 144 144 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Tom Saffell 27 L R 5' 11" 170 Jul 26, 1921 1st 73 46 73 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 2 53 20 1 0.8
Rip Sewell 42 L R 6' 1" 180 May 11, 1907 13 28 6 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
Ed Stevens 24 L L 6' 1" 190 Jan 12, 1925 5 67 57 67 58 0 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0.8
Dixie Walker 38 L R 6' 1" 175 Sep 24, 1910 18 88 39 88 42 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 39 39 47 0 0.2 $30,000
Junior Walsh 30 R R 5' 11" 185 Mar 7, 1919 3 9 7 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Bill Werle 28 L L 6' 2" 182 Dec 21, 1920 1st 35 29 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2
Wally Westlake 28 R R 6' 0" 186 Nov 8, 1920 3 147 132 147 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 93 143 4 1 3.2
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1948 / 1950 Roster (40-man)