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1951 Pittsburgh Pirates

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1950 / 1952

64-90, Finished 7th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Meyer (64-90)
GM: Branch Rickey
Scored 689 runs, Allowed 845 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 63-91

Ballparks: Forbes Field · Attendance: 980,590 (4th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 107, Pitching - 110

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1950 / 1952 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 29 R R 5' 10" 175 Feb 8, 1922 3 55 51 55 55 0 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Ted Beard 30 L L 5' 8" 165 Jan 7, 1921 4 22 9 22 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 4 0 15 7 1 -0.2
Gus Bell 22 L R 6' 1" 190 Nov 15, 1928 2 149 145 149 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 145 145 4 0 1.8
Don Carlsen 24 R R 6' 1" 175 Oct 15, 1926 2 7 6 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Pete Castiglione 30 R R 5' 11" 175 Feb 13, 1921 5 132 114 132 122 0 0 0 0 97 31 0 0 0 0 11 0 0.9
Cliff Chambers 29 L L 6' 3" 208 Jan 10, 1922 4 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Dick Cole 25 R R 6' 2" 175 May 6, 1926 1st 42 39 42 42 0 0 0 31 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Con Dempsey 28 R R 6' 4" 190 Sep 16, 1922 1st 3 2 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Murry Dickson 34 R R 5' 10" 157 Aug 21, 1916 10 46 35 46 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.1
Bob Dillinger 32 R R 5' 11" 170 Sep 17, 1918 6 12 10 12 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.1
Erv Dusak 30 R R 6' 2" 185 Jul 29, 1920 8 21 10 21 19 3 0 0 2 2 0 1 10 1 12 2 2 -0.4
Harry Fisher 25 L R 6' 0" 180 Jan 3, 1926 1st 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.1
Ed Fitz Gerald 27 R R 6' 0" 170 May 21, 1924 4 55 15 55 38 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 5 -0.3
Bob Friend 20 R R 6' 0" 190 Nov 24, 1930 1st 34 22 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Joe Garagiola 25 L R 6' 0" 190 Feb 12, 1926 6 72 58 72 61 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1.6
Bill Howerton 29 L R 5' 11" 185 Dec 12, 1921 3 80 50 80 57 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 38 11 53 26 0 1.0
Ralph Kiner HOF 28 R R 6' 2" 195 Oct 27, 1922 6 151 151 151 151 0 0 58 0 0 0 94 0 0 94 0 0 8.1 $65,000 All-Star
Bill Koski 19 R R 6' 4" 185 Feb 6, 1932 1st 13 1 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Paul LaPalme 27 L L 5' 10" 175 Dec 14, 1923 1st 22 8 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.0
Vern Law 21 R R 6' 2" 195 Mar 12, 1930 2 28 14 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3
Dale Long 25 L L 6' 4" 205 Feb 6, 1926 1st 10 1 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 -0.1
Jack Maguire 26 R R 5' 11" 165 Feb 5, 1925 2 8 0 8 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 -0.1
Clyde McCullough 34 R R 5' 11" 180 Mar 4, 1917 10 92 82 92 86 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2.2
Jack Merson 29 R R 5' 11" 175 Jan 17, 1922 1st 13 13 13 13 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
George Metkovich 30 L L 6' 1" 185 Oct 8, 1920 7 120 99 120 106 0 0 37 0 0 0 3 66 0 69 16 2 1.0
Joe Muir 28 L L 6' 1" 172 Nov 26, 1922 1st 9 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Danny Murtaugh 33 R R 5' 9" 165 Oct 8, 1917 9 77 33 77 67 0 0 0 65 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 -0.8
Rocky Nelson 26 L L 5' 10" 175 Nov 18, 1924 3 71 41 71 44 0 0 32 0 0 0 12 0 0 12 26 1 -0.1
Paul Pettit 19 L L 6' 2" 195 Nov 29, 1931 1st 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jack Phillips 29 R R 6' 4" 193 Sep 6, 1921 5 70 34 70 57 0 0 53 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 17 2 -0.4
Howie Pollet 30 L L 6' 1" 175 Jun 26, 1921 9 21 21 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Mel Queen 33 R R 6' 0" 204 Mar 4, 1918 7 39 21 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
Pete Reiser 32 L R 5' 11" 185 Mar 17, 1919 9 74 26 74 32 0 0 0 0 5 0 20 6 1 27 44 0 0.9
Dino Restelli 26 R R 6' 1" 191 Sep 23, 1924 2 21 7 21 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 11 11 0 -0.3
Stan Rojek 32 R R 5' 10" 170 Apr 21, 1919 7 8 4 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Tom Saffell 29 L R 5' 11" 170 Jul 26, 1921 3 49 9 49 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 3 17 30 5 -0.6
Hank Schenz 32 R R 5' 9" 175 Apr 11, 1919 6 25 13 25 21 0 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 -0.5
Dick Smith 23 R R 5' 8" 160 Jul 21, 1927 1st 12 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
George Strickland 25 R R 6' 1" 175 Jan 10, 1926 2 138 136 138 137 0 0 0 13 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.8
Frank Thomas 22 R R 6' 3" 200 Jun 11, 1929 1st 39 34 39 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 37 3 0 0.3
Junior Walsh 32 R R 5' 11" 185 Mar 7, 1919 5 36 1 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.4
Bill Werle 30 L L 6' 2" 182 Dec 21, 1920 3 59 9 59 59 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Wally Westlake 30 R R 6' 0" 186 Nov 8, 1920 5 50 45 50 45 0 0 0 0 34 0 10 1 0 11 5 0 1.4
Ted Wilks 35 R R 5' 9" 178 Nov 13, 1915 8 48 1 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.3
Len Yochim 22 L L 6' 2" 200 Oct 16, 1928 1st 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
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.

1950 / 1952 Roster (40-man)