1958 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1958 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Paul Long, Jim Woods
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 -- .597
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 8 .545
San Francisco Giants 80 74 12 .519
Cincinnati Redlegs 76 78 16 .494
Chicago Cubs 72 82 20 .468
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 20 .468
Los Angeles Dodgers 71 83 21 .461
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 23 .448

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1958 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

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 Foiles, HankHank Foiles 104 264 54 .205 8 50
1B Kluszewski, TedTed Kluszewski 100 301 88 .292 4 37
2B Mazeroski, BillBill Mazeroski 152 567 156 .275 19 68
3B Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 149 562 158 .281 35 109
SS Groat, DickDick Groat 151 584 175 .300 3 66
LF Skinner, BobBob Skinner 144 529 170 .321 13 70
CF Virdon, BillBill Virdon 144 604 161 .267 9 46
RF Clemente, RobertoRoberto Clemente 140 519 150 .289 6 50

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
Mejías, RománRomán Mejías 76 157 42 .268 5 19
Hall, BillBill Hall 51 116 33 .284 1 15
Powers, JohnJohn Powers 57 82 15 .183 2 2
Schofield, DickDick Schofield 26 27 4 .148 0 2
Peterson, HardyHardy Peterson 2 6 2 .333 0 0
Smith, PaulPaul Smith 6 3 1 .333 0 0
O'Brien, JohnnyJohnny O'Brien 3 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 38 274 22 14 3.68 135
Kline, RonRon Kline 32 237.1 13 16 3.53 109
Law, VernVern Law 35 202.1 14 12 3.96 56

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
Daniels, BennieBennie Daniels 8 27.2 0 3 5.53 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
Face, RoyRoy Face 57 5 2 20 2.89 47
Gross, DonDon Gross 40 5 7 7 3.98 59
Blackburn, RonRon Blackburn 38 2 1 3 3.39 31
Smith, BobBob Smith 35 2 2 1 4.43 24
Perez, GeorgeGeorge Perez 4 0 1 1 5.40 2
Williams, DonDon Williams 2 0 0 0 6.75 3
O'Brien, EddieEddie O'Brien 1 0 0 0 13.50 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Clyde King
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Larry Shepard
A Lincoln Chiefs Western League Monty Basgall
B Tri-City Braves Northwest League Ray Hathaway
C Douglas Copper Kings Arizona-Mexico League Bob Clear
C San Jose Pirates/Las Vegas Wranglers California League Jack Paepke
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League James Adlam
D Salem Rebels Appalachian League Larry Dorton
D Clinton Pirates Midwest League Stan Wentzel and Wally Millies
D San Angelo Pirates Sophomore League Al Kubski

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Douglas

San Jose franchised transferred to Las Vegas and renamed, May 26, 1958

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