1928 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1928 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s) Donie Bush
Local television none
Local radio none
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The 1928 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 47th season in franchise history. The team scored the most runs in the National League. However, they also allowed the third most and slipped down to fourth place in the standings.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

During the season, Burleigh Grimes became the last pitcher to win at least 25 games in one season for the Pirates in the 20th century.[2]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 -- .617
New York Giants 93 61 2 .604
Chicago Cubs 91 63 4 .591
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 67 9 .559
Cincinnati Reds 78 74 16 .513
Brooklyn Robins 77 76 17.5 .503
Boston Braves 50 103 44.5 .327
Philadelphia Phillies 43 109 51 .283

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1928 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Hargreaves, CharlieCharlie Hargreaves 79 260 74 .285 1 32
1B Grantham, GeorgeGeorge Grantham 124 440 142 .323 10 85
2B Adams, SparkySparky Adams 135 539 149 .276 0 38
SS Wright, GlennGlenn Wright 108 407 126 .310 8 66
3B Traynor, PiePie Traynor 144 569 192 .337 3 124
OF Waner, LloydLloyd Waner 152 659 221 .335 5 61
OF Waner, PaulPaul Waner 152 602 223 .370 6 86
OF Brickell, FredFred Brickell 81 202 65 .322 3 41

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
O'Connell, JohnJohn O'Connell 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Grimes, BurleighBurleigh Grimes 48 330.2 25 14 2.99 97
Fussell, FredFred Fussell 28 159.2 8 9 3.61 43

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Brame, ErvErv Brame 24 95.2 7 4 5.08 22
Blankenship, HomerHomer Blankenship 5 21.2 0 1 5.82 6

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bartholomew, LesLes Bartholomew 6 0 0 0 7.15 6

League leaders[edit]

George Grantham

  • #3 in NL in on-base percentage (.408)

Burleigh Grimes

  • MLB leader in wins (25)
  • #4 in NL in strikeouts (97)

Pie Traynor

  • #2 in NL in RBI (124)

Lloyd Waner

  • #3 in NL in runs scored (121)

Paul Waner

  • NL leader in runs scored (142)
  • #2 in NL in batting average (.370)
  • #2 in NL in on-base percentage (.446)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Cvengros page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.98, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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