1949 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1949 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Manager(s) Billy Meyer
Local television none
Local radio WWSW
Rosey Rowswell, Bob Prince
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Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1949 season: Dick Smith was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 57 -- .630
St. Louis Cardinals 96 58 1 .612
Philadelphia Phillies 81 73 16 .526
Boston Braves 75 79 22 .487
New York Giants 73 81 24 .474
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 83 26 .461
Cincinnati Reds 62 92 35 .403
Chicago Cubs 61 93 36 .396

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1949 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

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
Phillips, JackJack Phillips 18 56 13 .232 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
Werle, BillBill Werle 35 221 12 13 4.24 106
Bonham, TinyTiny Bonham 18 89 7 4 4.25 25

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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Al Lopez
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Hugh Luby
A Albany Senators Eastern League Pinky May
B Waco Pirates Big State League Buddy Hancken
B Davenport Pirates Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Bill Burwell
B York White Roses Interstate League Frank Oceak
C Modesto Reds California League Bill Jackson and Max Macon
C Keokuk Pirates Central Association Charlie Hargreaves
C Uniontown Coal Barons Middle Atlantic League Wes Griffin
D Greenville Pirates Alabama State League Walt Tauscher
D Tallahassee Pirates Georgia-Florida League Norman Veazey, Bob Shawkey,
Johnnie Heving and Gene Cabaniss
D Bartlesville Pirates Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Tedd Gullic
D Salisbury Pirates North Carolina State League John Corriden and Mickey O'Neil

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Indianapolis, Waco

Notes[edit]

References[edit]