1936 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1936 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) Pie Traynor
Local television none
Local radio KDKA
Rosey Rowswell, Jack Craddock
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The 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 55th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 50th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished fourth in the National League with a record of 84–70.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 92 62 -- .597
Chicago Cubs 87 67 5 .565
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 5 .565
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 8 .545
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 18 .481
Boston Bees 71 83 21 .461
Brooklyn Dodgers 67 87 25 .435
Philadelphia Phillies 54 100 38 .351

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1936 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 Padden, TomTom Padden 88 281 70 .249 1 31
1B Suhr, GusGus Suhr 156 583 182 .312 11 118
2B Young, PepPep Young 125 475 118 .248 6 77
3B Brubaker, BillBill Brubaker 145 554 160 .289 6 102
SS Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 156 568 190 .335 9 78
LF Jensen, WoodyWoody Jensen
CF Waner, LloydLloyd Waner
RF Waner, PaulPaul Waner

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
Todd, AlAl Todd 76 267 73 .273 2 28
Finney, HalHal Finney 21 35 0 .000 0 3

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
Swift, BillBill Swift 45 262.1 16 16 4.01 92
Blanton, CyCy Blanton 44 235.2 13 15 3.51 127
Weaver, JimJim Weaver 38 225.2 14 8 4.31 108
Lucas, RedRed Lucas 27 175.2 15 4 3.18 53
Bauers, RussRuss Bauers 1 1.1 0 0 33.75 0

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
Brown, MaceMace Brown 47 165 10 11 3.87 56
Hoyt, WaiteWaite Hoyt 22 116.2 7 5 2.70 37
Birkofer, RalphRalph Birkofer 34 109.1 7 5 4.69 44

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
Bush, GuyGuy Bush 16 1 3 2 5.97 10

Awards and honors[edit]

1936 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

League top five finishers[edit]

Cy Blanton

  • #3 in NL in strikeouts (127)

Red Lucas

  • #5 in NL in ERA (3.18)

Gus Suhr

  • #3 in NL in RBI (118)
  • #5 in NL in runs scored (111)

Bill Swift

  • #5 in NL in losses (16)

Arky Vaughan

  • NL leader in runs scored (122)
  • NL leader in on-base percentage (.453)
  • #5 in NL in batting average (.335)

Paul Waner

  • NL leader in batting average (.373)
  • #2 in NL in hits (218)
  • #3 in NL in on-base percentage (.446)
  • #5 in NL in slugging percentage (.520)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Scranton Miners New York-Pennsylvania League Elmer Yoter
B Savannah Indians Sally League Bill Gould and Bob LaMotte
C Hutchinson Larks Western Association Dick Goldberg
D Jeannette Little Pirates Pennsylvania State Association Wilbur Cooper

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Scranton, Jeannette

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Earl Grace page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Tommy Thevenow page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 258, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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