1941 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1941 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) Frankie Frisch
Local radio KDKA
Rosey Rowswell, Jack Craddock
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The 1941 Pittsburgh Pirates was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the National League with a record of 81-73, 19 games behind the first-place Brooklyn Dodgers.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 100 54 -- .649
St. Louis Cardinals 97 56 2.5 .634
Cincinnati Reds 88 66 12 .571
Pittsburgh Pirates 81 73 19 .526
New York Giants 74 79 25.5 .484
Chicago Cubs 70 84 30 .455
Boston Braves 62 92 38 .403
Philadelphia Phillies 43 111 57 .279

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1941 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 Lopez, AlAl Lopez 114 317 84 .265 5 43
1B Fletcher, ElbieElbie Fletcher 151 521 150 .288 11 74
2B Gustine, FrankieFrankie Gustine 121 463 125 .270 1 46
3B Handley, LeeLee Handley 124 459 132 .288 0 33
SS Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 106 374 118 .316 6 38
LF Van Robays, MauriceMaurice Van Robays 129 457 129 .282 4 78
CF DiMaggio, VinceVince DiMaggio 151 528 141 .267 21 100
RF Elliott, BobBob Elliott 141 527 144 .273 3 76

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
Baker, BillBill Baker 35 67 15 .224 0 6
Cox, BillyBilly Cox 10 37 10 .270 0 2

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
Sewell, RipRip Sewell 39 249 14 17 3.72 76

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
Bowman, JoeJoe Bowman 18 69.1 3 2 2.99 22
Bauers, RussRuss Bauers 8 37.1 1 3 5.54 20
Brandt, BillBill Brandt 2 7 0 1 3.86 0

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
Brown, MaceMace Brown 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

League top five finishers[edit]

Vince DiMaggio

  • #3 in NL in RBI (100)

Elbie Fletcher

  • NL leader in on-base percentage (.421)

Rip Sewell

  • NL leader in losses (17)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Albany Senators Eastern League Specs Toporcer
B Harrisburg Senators Interstate League Les Bell
C Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers Canadian-American League Buster Blakeney
C Hutchinson Pirates Western Association Johnny Gooch
D Moultrie Packers Georgia-Florida League Buzz Arlitt
D Oil City Oilers Pennsylvania State Association George Norton
D London Pirates PONY League Jimmy Jordan

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Harrisburg

Notes[edit]

References[edit]