1955 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1955 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath, Bing Crosby (minority)
Manager(s) Fred Haney
Local television none
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Dick Bingham
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The 1955 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 74th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 69th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished eighth and last in the National League with a record of 60–94.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1955 season: Ellis Burton 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 98 55 -- .641
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 13.5 .552
New York Giants 80 74 18.5 .519
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 21.5 .500
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 23.5 .487
Chicago Cubs 72 81 26 .471
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 30.5 .442
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 38.5 .390

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1955 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 Shepard, JackJack Shepard 94 264 63 .239 2 23
LF Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 142 510 125 .245 25 72
CF O'Brien, EddieEddie O'Brien 75 236 55 .233 0 8

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
Cole, DickDick Cole 77 239 54 .226 0 21
Peterson, HardyHardy Peterson 32 81 20 .247 1 10
Smith, EarlEarl Smith 5 16 1 .063 0 0
Smith, DickDick Smith 4 0 0 ---- 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 44 200.1 14 9 2.83 98
Face, RoyRoy Face 42 125.2 5 7 3.58 84
Donoso, LinoLino Donoso 25 95 4 6 5.31 38
Bowman, RogerRoger Bowman 7 16.2 0 3 8.64 8

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
Grunwald, AlAl Grunwald 3 0 0 0 4.70 2
Swanson, RedRed Swanson 1 0 0 0 18.00 0
Bell, BillBill Bell 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Bobby Bragan
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Andy Cohen
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Larry Shepard
A Lincoln Chiefs Western League Bill Burwell
B Waco Pirates Big State League Stan Wentzel
B Burlington-Graham Pirates Carolina League Larry Dorton
C Phoenix Stars Arizona-Mexico League Jerry Gardner
C Salinas Packers California League Buck Elliott and Jack Paepke
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Jack Paepke and Buck Elliott
C St. Jean Canadiens Provincial League Steve Mizerak and Fred Luciano
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 CO-CHAMPIONS: Brunswick

Notes[edit]

References[edit]