1957 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1957 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Manager(s) Bobby Bragan, Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Paul Long
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Dick Bingham
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The 1957 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 76th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 71st in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished tied with the Chicago Cubs for eighth and last in the National League with a record of 62–92.

Regular season[edit]

The Pittsburgh Pirates played the Brooklyn Dodgers in the final game at Ebbets Field. The game was contested on September 24, 1957, and Brooklyn pitcher Danny McDevitt pitched a complete game. He had nine strikeouts while allowing just five hits.[1]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Milwaukee Braves 95 59 -- .617
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 8 .565
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 11 .545
Cincinnati Redlegs 80 74 15 .519
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 18 .500
New York Giants 69 85 26 .448
Chicago Cubs 62 92 33 .403
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 33 .403

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1957 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
1B Fondy, DeeDee Fondy 95 323 101 .313 2 35

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
Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 151 594 172 .290 23 89
Baker, GeneGene Baker 111 365 97 .266 2 36
Smith, PaulPaul Smith 81 150 38 .253 3 11
Rand, DickDick Rand 60 105 23 .219 1 9
Peterson, HardyHardy Peterson 30 73 22 .301 2 11
O'Brien, JohnnyJohnny O'Brien 34 35 11 .314 0 1
Powers, JohnJohn Powers 20 35 10 .286 2 8
Long, DaleDale Long 7 22 4 .182 0 5
Walls, LeeLee Walls 8 22 4 .182 0 0
Hamlin, KenKen Hamlin 2 1 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
Friend, BobBob Friend 40 277 14 18 3.38 143
Douglas, WhammyWhammy Douglas 11 47 3 3 3.26 28
Daniels, BennieBennie Daniels 1 7 0 1 1.29 101

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
Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo 54 130.2 3 11 4.68 2
Swanson, RedRed Swanson 32 72.2 3 3 3.72 29

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
Face, RoyRoy Face 59 4 6 10 3.07 53
Smith, BobBob Smith 20 2 4 0 3.11 35
O'Brien, JohnnyJohnny O'Brien 16 0 3 0 6.08 19
Churn, ChuckChuck Churn 5 0 0 0 4.32 4

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Clyde King
AAA Columbus Jets International League Frank Oceak
A Lincoln Chiefs Western League Larry Shepard
B Beaumont Pirates Big State League Monty Basgall
C Douglas Copper Kings Arizona-Mexico League Bob Clear
C San Jose JoSox California League Dick Whitman
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Al Kubski and Jack Paepke
D Salem Rebels Appalachian League Larry Dorton
D Clinton Pirates Midwest League Stan Wentzel
D Jamestown Falcons New York-Penn League Jack Paepke

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lincoln

Jamestown club folded, June 25, 1957

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Illustrated, December 6, 2010, Volume 113, Number 21, p.24, Published by Time Inc.
  2. ^ Dee Fondy page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference

References[edit]