1944 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1944 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) Frankie Frisch
Local radio WWSW
Rosey Rowswell, Jack Craddock
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The 1944 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 63rd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 58th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished second in the National League with a record of 90–63.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 -- .682
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 14.5 .588
Cincinnati Reds 89 65 16 .578
Chicago Cubs 75 79 30 .487
New York Giants 67 87 38 .435
Boston Braves 65 89 40 .422
Brooklyn Dodgers 63 91 42 .409
Philadelphia Phillies 61 92 43.5 .399

Opening Day lineup[edit]

All-Star Game[edit]

The Pirates hosted the 1944 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 11, 1944 at Forbes Field. Pitcher Rip Sewell, infielder Bob Elliott, and outfielder Vince DiMaggio were selected for the National League squad. Pirates pitchers Max Butcher and Cookie Cuccurullo were named the NL's batting practice pitchers and Pirates catcher Spud Davis was the NL's batting practice catcher. Honus Wagner was named an honorary coach, the first time this honor was bestowed in Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.[1]

Roster[edit]

1944 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
3B Elliott, BobBob Elliott 143 538 160 .297 10 108

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

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 38 286 21 12 3.18 87
Butcher, MaxMax Butcher 35 199 13 11 3.12 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

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
Cuccurullo, CookieCookie Cuccurullo 32 2 1 4 4.06 31
Gee, JohnnyJohnny Gee 4 0 0 0 7.15 3
Wise, RoyRoy Wise 3 0 0 0 9.00 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Burleigh Grimes
A Albany Senators Eastern League Ripper Collins
B York White Roses Interstate League Bunny Griffiths
D Hornell Maples PONY League Dutch Schleser, Fred Hering,
Frank Pareman and John Morrow

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