1932 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1932 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss, Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) George Gibson
Local television none
Local radio none
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The 1932 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 51st season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 46th in the National League. The Pirates finished second in the league standings with a record of 86–68.

Regular season[edit]

The Pirates' starting lineup included four future Hall of Famers: Pie Traynor, Arky Vaughan, Lloyd Waner, and Paul Waner. At just 20 years old, Vaughan was the youngest player in the majors in 1932.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 90 64 0.584 53–24 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 68 0.558 4 45–31 41–37
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 73 0.526 9 44–34 37–39
Philadelphia Phillies 78 76 0.506 12 45–32 33–44
Boston Braves 77 77 0.500 13 44–33 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 18 42–35 30–47
New York Giants 72 82 0.468 18 37–40 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 60 94 0.390 30 33–44 27–50


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1932 National League Records

Sources:

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

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


Game log[edit]

1932 Game Log: 86–68 (Home: 45–31; Away: 41–37)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1932 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 Grace, EarlEarl Grace 115 390 107 .274 8 55
1B Suhr, GusGus Suhr 154 581 153 .263 5 81
2B Piet, TonyTony Piet 154 574 162 .282 7 85
3B Traynor, PiePie Traynor 135 513 169 .329 2 68
SS Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 129 497 158 .318 4 61
OF Waner, LloydLloyd Waner 134 565 188 .333 2 38
OF Waner, PaulPaul Waner 154 630 215 .341 8 82

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
Barbee, DaveDave Barbee 97 327 84 .257 5 55
Finney, HalHal Finney 31 33 7 .212 0 4

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
French, LarryLarry French 47 274.1 18 16 3.02 72
Swetonic, SteveSteve Swetonic 24 162.2 11 6 2.82 39

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
Swift, BillBill Swift 39 214.1 14 10 3.61 64
Chagnon, LeonLeon Chagnon 30 128 9 6 3.94 52

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
Brame, ErvErv Brame 23 3 1 0 7.41 10

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Tony Piet

  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (19)

Steve Swetonic

  • #4 in NL in ERA (2.82)

Paul Waner

  • #4 in NL in batting average (.341)
  • #4 in NL in hits (215)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Tulsa Oilers Western League Art Griggs

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa

References[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882-1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.