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1952 Pittsburgh Pirates

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1951 / 1953

42-112, Finished 8th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Meyer (42-112)
GM: Branch Rickey
Scored 515 runs, Allowed 793 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 48-106

Ballparks: Forbes Field · Attendance: 686,673 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 104

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1951 / 1953 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
Tony Bartirome 20 L L 5' 10" 155 May 9, 1932 1st 124 93 124 118 0 0 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 -1.8
Ted Beard 31 L L 5' 8" 165 Jan 7, 1921 5 15 11 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 13 2 0 -0.1
Bill Bell 18 R R 6' 3" 200 Oct 24, 1933 1st 4 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Gus Bell 23 L R 6' 1" 190 Nov 15, 1928 3 131 118 131 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 123 123 9 0 0.2
Johnny Berardino 35 R R 5' 11" 175 May 1, 1917 11 19 16 19 18 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.4
Don Carlsen 25 R R 6' 1" 175 Oct 15, 1926 3 5 1 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Pete Castiglione 31 R R 5' 11" 175 Feb 13, 1921 6 67 53 67 59 0 0 1 0 57 0 1 0 0 1 10 0 0.5
Brandy Davis 24 R R 6' 0" 170 Sep 10, 1927 1st 55 21 55 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 12 29 15 13 -0.6
Bobby Del Greco 19 R R 5' 10" 185 Apr 7, 1933 1st 99 91 99 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 90 2 93 7 0 -0.9
Murry Dickson 35 R R 5' 10" 157 Aug 21, 1916 11 47 34 47 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 5.3
Jim Dunn 21 R R 6' 0" 185 Feb 25, 1931 1st 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Erv Dusak 31 R R 6' 2" 185 Jul 29, 1920 9 20 4 20 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 9 13 0 -0.4
Harry Fisher 26 L R 6' 0" 180 Jan 3, 1926 2 15 3 15 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 -0.2
Ed Fitz Gerald 28 R R 6' 0" 170 May 21, 1924 5 51 9 51 20 0 18 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 33 1 -0.3
Bob Friend 21 R R 6' 0" 190 Nov 24, 1930 2 35 23 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1
Joe Garagiola 26 L R 6' 0" 190 Feb 12, 1926 7 118 94 118 105 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 2.6
Dick Groat 21 R R 5' 11" 180 Nov 4, 1930 1st 95 94 95 94 0 0 0 0 0 94 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.2
Dick Hall 21 R R 6' 6" 200 Sep 27, 1930 1st 26 19 26 19 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 12 2 14 5 2 -1.0
Cal Hogue 24 R R 6' 0" 185 Oct 24, 1927 1st 19 12 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Bill Howerton 30 L R 5' 11" 185 Dec 12, 1921 4 13 6 13 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 5 7 0 0.2 $9,000
Ralph Kiner HOF 29 R R 6' 2" 195 Oct 27, 1922 7 149 149 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 149 0 0 4.5 $90,000 All-Star
Ron Kline 20 R R 6' 3" 205 Mar 9, 1932 1st 27 11 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8
Clem Koshorek 27 R R 5' 4" 165 Jun 20, 1925 1st 98 82 98 86 0 0 0 26 27 33 0 0 0 0 9 4 0.7
Paul LaPalme 28 L L 5' 10" 175 Dec 14, 1923 2 31 2 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Woody Main 30 R R 6' 3" 195 Feb 12, 1922 3 48 11 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3
Jim Mangan 22 R R 5' 10" 190 Sep 24, 1929 1st 11 1 11 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 -0.1
Clyde McCullough 35 R R 5' 11" 180 Mar 4, 1917 11 66 53 66 62 0 61 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 -0.1
Jack Merson 30 R R 5' 11" 175 Jan 17, 1922 2 111 105 111 107 0 0 0 77 32 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.3
George Metkovich 31 L L 6' 1" 185 Oct 8, 1920 8 125 91 125 105 0 0 72 0 0 0 5 21 8 33 24 1 1.3
Joe Muir 29 L L 6' 1" 172 Nov 26, 1922 2 12 5 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Red Munger 33 R R 6' 2" 200 Oct 4, 1918 9 5 4 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Ron Necciai 20 R R 6' 5" 185 Jun 18, 1932 1st 12 9 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.2
Jack Phillips 30 R R 6' 4" 193 Sep 6, 1921 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.0
Howie Pollet 31 L L 6' 1" 175 Jun 26, 1921 10 31 30 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.6
Mel Queen 34 R R 6' 0" 204 Mar 4, 1918 8 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Sonny Senerchia 21 R R 6' 1" 195 Apr 6, 1931 1st 29 26 29 28 0 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.5 $3,000
Dick Smith 24 R R 5' 8" 160 Jul 21, 1927 2 29 15 29 22 0 0 0 4 16 4 0 0 0 0 2 7 -0.5
George Strickland 26 R R 6' 1" 175 Jan 10, 1926 3 76 66 76 73 0 0 1 44 1 29 0 0 0 0 1 2 -0.5
Jim Suchecki 24 R R 6' 0" 185 Aug 25, 1927 3 5 0 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Frank Thomas 23 R R 6' 3" 200 Jun 11, 1929 2 6 5 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 1 0 -0.4
Lee Walls 19 R R 6' 3" 205 Jan 6, 1933 1st 32 18 32 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 1 19 13 0 -0.4
Jim Waugh 18 R R 6' 3" 185 Nov 25, 1933 1st 17 7 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Bill Werle 31 L L 6' 2" 182 Dec 21, 1920 4 5 0 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Ted Wilks 36 R R 5' 9" 178 Nov 13, 1915 9 44 0 44 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
Ed Wolfe 23 R R 6' 3" 185 Jan 2, 1929 1st 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
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.

1951 / 1953 Roster (40-man)