1912 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1912 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s) Fred Clarke
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The 1912 Pittsburgh Pirates season was a season in American baseball, the 31st in franchise history. The team finished second in the National League with a record of 93–58, 10 games behind the New York Giants.

During the season, Chief Wilson set a major league record by hitting 36 triples in a single season.[2] After 118 games, Chief Wilson already had 33 triples and was on pace to get 43 triples.[3]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 103 48 0.682 49–25 54–23
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 58 0.616 10 44–31 49–27
Chicago Cubs 91 59 0.607 11½ 46–30 45–29
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 0.490 29 45–32 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 73 79 0.480 30½ 34–41 39–38
St. Louis Cardinals 63 90 0.412 41 37–40 26–50
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers 58 95 0.379 46 33–43 25–52
Boston Braves 52 101 0.340 52 31–47 21–54


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1912 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 5–17 11–11 3–18–1 10–12 4–18–1 10–12
Brooklyn 13–9 5–17 6–16 6–16 9–13 8–14 11–10
Chicago 17–5 17–5 11–10–1 13–9–1 10–10 8–13 15–7
Cincinnati 11–11 16–6 10–11–1 6–16–1 8–14 11–11 13–9
New York 18–3–1 16–6 9–13–1 16–6–1 17–5 12–8 15–7
Philadelphia 12–10 13–9 10–10 14–8 5–17 8–14 11–11
Pittsburgh 18–4–1 14–8 13–8 11–11 8–12 14–8 15–7
St. Louis 12–10 10–11 7–15 9–13 7–15 11–11 7–15


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1912 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

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 Gibson, GeorgeGeorge Gibson 95 300 72 .240 2 35
2B McCarthy, AlexAlex McCarthy 111 401 111 .277 1 41
3B Byrne, BobbyBobby Byrne 130 528 152 .288 3 35
SS Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 145 558 181 .324 7 102
OF Wilson, ChiefChief Wilson 152 583 175 .300 11 95

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
Bisland, RivingtonRivington Bisland 1 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
Camnitz, HowieHowie Camnitz 41 276.2 22 12 2.83 121
Adams, BabeBabe Adams 28 170.1 11 8 2.91 63

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
Cole, KingKing Cole 12 49 2 2 6.43 11
Ferry, JackJack Ferry 11 39 2 0 3.00 10
Cooper, WilburWilbur Cooper 6 38 3 0 1.66 30

Relief 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

Chief Wilson's 36 triples[edit]

Triple Game Date Inning Location Opposing Pitcher Team
1 2 April 13, 1912 2nd Robison Field Bill Steele St. Louis Cardinals
2 6 April 18, 1912 9th Forbes Field Slim Sallee St. Louis Cardinals
3 9 April 23, 1912 6th West Side Park II Mordecai Brown Chicago Cubs
4 11 April 27, 1912 1st Forbes Field Art Fromme Cincinnati Reds
5 11 April 27, 1912 8th Forbes Field Hanson Horsey Cincinnati Reds
6 15 March 5, 1912 3rd Forbes Field Larry Cheney Chicago Cubs
7 16 April 5, 1912 4th Forbes Field Ed Reulbach Chicago Cubs
8 25 May 21, 1912 7th Forbes Field Bill McTigue Boston Braves
9 29 May 25, 1912 4th Forbes Field Jimmy Lavender Chicago Cubs
10 29 May 25, 1912 6th Forbes Field Jimmy Lavender Chicago Cubs
11 29 May 30, 1912 3rd Forbes Field Slim Sallee St. Louis Cardinals
12 48 June 17, 1912 8th Polo Grounds III Rube Marquard New York Giants
13 49 June 18, 1912 9th Polo Grounds III Doc Crandall New York Giants
14 50 June 19, 1912 4th Forbes Field Joe Willis St. Louis Cardinals
15 51 June 20, 1912 2nd Redland Field Bobby Keefe Cincinnati Reds
16 51 June 20, 1912 10th Redland Field Harry Gaspar Cincinnati Reds
17 52 June 20, 1912 6th Redland Field Art Fromme Cincinnati Reds
18 64 February 7, 1912 8th Forbes Field Larry Cheney Chicago Cubs
19 65 April 7, 1912 4th Forbes Field Ben Taylor Cincinnati Reds
20 70 August 7, 1912 8th Forbes Field Toots Schultz Philadelphia Phillies
21 77 July 16, 1912 4th Forbes Field Earl Yingling Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
22 78 July 17, 1912 9th Forbes Field Christy Mathewson New York Giants
23 79 July 19, 1912 3rd Forbes Field Rube Marquard New York Giants
24 82 July 22, 1912 3rd Forbes Field Buster Brown Boston Braves
25 84 July 25, 1912 1st Forbes Field Eddie Stack Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
26 85 July 26, 1912 1st National League Park Earl Moore Philadelphia Phillies
27 99 October 8, 1912 6th Washington Park II Cliff Curtis Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
28 106 August 16, 1912 7th Forbes Field Grover Cleveland Alexander Philadelphia Phillies
29 114 August 23, 1912 9th Forbes Field Jeff Tesreau New York Giants
30 116 August 26, 1912 6th Forbes Field Otto Hess Boston Braves
31 117 August 26, 1912 6th Forbes Field Ed Donnelly Boston Braves
32 117 August 26, 1912 8th Forbes Field Ed Donnelly Boston Braves
33 118 August 27, 1912 4th Forbes Field Walt Dickson Boston Braves
34 129 July 9, 1912 6th Robison Field Pol Perritt St. Louis Cardinals
35 148 September 29, 1912 8th West Side Park II Ed Reulbach Chicago Cubs
36 152 June 10, 1912 9th Redland Field Frank Gregory Cincinnati Reds

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References[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ a b http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats27.shtml
  3. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p.57, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  4. ^ Everitt Booe page at Baseball-Reference

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