1932 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1932 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss, Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) George Gibson
Local television none
Local radio none
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The 1932 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 51st season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 46th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished second in the National League with a record of 86–68.

Regular season[edit]

The Pirates' starting lineup included four future Hall of Famers: Pie Traynor, Arky Vaughan, Lloyd Waner, and Paul Waner. At just 20 years old, Vaughan was the youngest player in the majors in 1932.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago Cubs 90 64 -- .584
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 68 4 .558
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 73 9 .526
Philadelphia Phillies 78 76 12 .506
Boston Braves 77 77 13 .500
New York Giants 72 82 18 .468
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 18 .468
Cincinnati Reds 60 94 30 .390

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1932 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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 Grace, EarlEarl Grace 115 390 107 .274 8 55
1B Suhr, GusGus Suhr 154 581 153 .263 5 81
2B Piet, TonyTony Piet 154 574 162 .282 7 85
3B Traynor, PiePie Traynor 135 513 169 .329 2 68
SS Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 129 497 158 .318 4 61
OF Waner, LloydLloyd Waner 134 565 188 .333 2 38
OF Waner, PaulPaul Waner 154 630 215 .341 8 82

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
Barbee, DaveDave Barbee 97 327 84 .257 5 55
Finney, HalHal Finney 31 33 7 .212 0 4

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
French, LarryLarry French 47 274.1 18 16 3.02 72
Swetonic, SteveSteve Swetonic 24 162.2 11 6 2.82 39

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
Swift, BillBill Swift 39 214.1 14 10 3.61 64
Chagnon, LeonLeon Chagnon 30 128 9 6 3.94 52

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
Brame, ErvErv Brame 23 3 1 0 7.41 10

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Tony Piet

  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (19)

Steve Swetonic

  • #4 in NL in ERA (2.82)

Paul Waner

  • #4 in NL in batting average (.341)
  • #4 in NL in hits (215)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Tulsa Oilers Western League Art Griggs
C Johnstown Johnnies Middle Atlantic League Karl Weber

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa

References[edit]