1954 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1954 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Manager(s) Fred Haney
Local television none
Local radio WWSW
Rosey Rowswell, Bob Prince
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

During the season, Curt Roberts became the first black player in the history of the Pirates.[2]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 97 57 -- .630
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 5 .597
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 8 .578
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 22 .487
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 23 .481
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 25 .468
Chicago Cubs 64 90 33 .416
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 44 .344

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1954 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
2B Roberts, CurtCurt Roberts 134 496 115 .232 1 36
3B Cole, DickDick Cole 138 486 131 .270 1 40
CF Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 153 577 172 .298 23 94

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
Shepard, JackJack Shepard 82 227 69 .304 3 22
Rice, HalHal Rice 28 81 14 .173 1 9
Smith, DickDick Smith 12 31 3 .097 0 0
Márquez, LuisLuis Márquez 14 9 1 .111 0 0
Hall, BillBill Hall 5 7 0 .000 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

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
Friend, BobBob Friend 35 170.1 7 12 5.07 73
Pepper, LaurinLaurin Pepper 14 50.2 1 5 7.99 17
Hogue, CalCal Hogue 3 11 0 1 4.91 7

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
Hetki, JohnnyJohnny Hetki 58 4 4 9 4.99 27

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Bobby Bragan
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Danny Murtaugh
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Larry Shepard
A Denver Bears Western League Andy Cohen
B Waco Pirates Big State League Jack Paepke
B Burlington-Graham Pirates Carolina League Stan Wentzel
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Cliff Dapper
C St. Jean Canadiens Provincial League George Detore and Steve Mizerak
C Hutchinson Elks Western Association George Genovese and Larry Dorton
D Dublin Irish Georgia State League George Kinnamon
D Brunswick Pirates Georgia-Florida League Frank Oceak
D Clinton Pirates Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Robert Clark

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Waco

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sonny Senerchia page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Hal Rice page at Baseball Reference

References[edit]