1935 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1935 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) Pie Traynor
Local television none
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The 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates season was a season in American baseball which involved the Pirates finishing fourth in the National League.

The roster featured five future Hall of Famers: player-manager Pie Traynor, pitcher Waite Hoyt, shortstop Arky Vaughan, center fielder Lloyd Waner, and right fielder Paul Waner.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Vaughan hit .385 on his way to being named the NL's Most Valuable Player by The Sporting News. It is considered the best offensive season ever by a shortstop other than Honus Wagner.[2]

On May 25, 1935, Babe Ruth of the Boston Braves hit the final three home runs of his career in one game against the Pirates at Forbes Field.[3]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago Cubs 100 54 -- .649
St. Louis Cardinals 96 58 4 .623
New York Giants 91 62 8.5 .595
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 67 13.5 .562
Brooklyn Dodgers 70 83 29.5 .458
Cincinnati Reds 68 85 31.5 .444
Philadelphia Phillies 64 89 35.5 .418
Boston Braves 38 115 61.5 .248

Roster[edit]

1935 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Padden, TomTom Padden 97 302 82 .272 1 30
1B Suhr, GusGus Suhr 153 529 144 .272 10 81
2B Young, PepPep Young 128 494 131 .265 7 82
3B Thevenow, TommyTommy Thevenow 110 408 97 .238 0 47
SS Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 137 499 192 .385 19 99
LF Jensen, WoodyWoody Jensen 143 627 203 .324 8 62
CF Waner, LloydLloyd Waner 122 537 166 .309 0 46
RF Waner, PaulPaul Waner 139 549 176 .321 11 78

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
Grace, EarlEarl Grace 77 224 59 .263 3 29
Traynor, PiePie Traynor 57 204 57 .279 1 36
Swetonic, SteveSteve Swetonic 1 0 0 ---- 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
Blanton, CyCy Blanton 35 254.1 18 13 2.58 142
Weaver, JimJim Weaver 33 176.1 14 8 3.42 87
Lucas, RedRed Lucas 20 125.2 8 6 3.44 29

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
Bush, GuyGuy Bush 41 204.1 11 11 4.32 42
Swift, BillBill Swift 39 203.2 15 8 .270 74
Hoyt, WaiteWaite Hoyt 39 164 7 11 3.40 63
Birkofer, RalphRalph Birkofer 37 150.1 9 7 4.07 80
Brown, MaceMace Brown 18 72.2 4 1 3.59 28

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
Salveson, JackJack Salveson 5 0 1 0 9.00 2
Smith, HalHal Smith 1 0 0 0 3.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

1935 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

League top five finishers[edit]

Cy Blanton

  • MLB leader in ERA (2.58)

Bill Swift

  • #2 in NL in ERA (2.70)

Arky Vaughan

  • MLB leader in batting average (.385)
  • MLB leader in on-base percentage (.491)
  • NL leader in slugging percentage (.607)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Dutch Zwilling
C Portsmouth Pirates Middle Atlantic League Jake Pitler

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leon Chagnon page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ James, Bill. The New Historical Baseball Abstract
  3. ^ Shrum, Rick (May 10, 2006). "Parting shots: Two local men recall being witness to Babe Ruth's final three home runs". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

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