1934 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1934 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) George Gibson, Pie Traynor
Local television none
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The 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 53rd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 48th in the National League. The Pirates finished fifth in the league standings with a record of 74–76.

Regular season[edit]

The roster featured seven future Hall of Famers: player-manager Pie Traynor, pitcher Waite Hoyt, pitcher Burleigh Grimes, shortstop Arky Vaughan, outfielder Freddie Lindstrom, center fielder Lloyd Waner, and right fielder Paul Waner.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 58 0.621 48–29 47–29
New York Giants 93 60 0.608 2 49–26 44–34
Chicago Cubs 86 65 0.570 8 47–30 39–35
Boston Braves 78 73 0.517 16 40–35 38–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 76 0.493 19½ 45–32 29–44
Brooklyn Dodgers 71 81 0.467 23½ 43–33 28–48
Philadelphia Phillies 56 93 0.376 37 35–36 21–57
Cincinnati Reds 52 99 0.344 42 30–47 22–52

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1934 National League Records

Sources:

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

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


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1934 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 95 289 78 .270 4 24
1B Suhr, GusGus Suhr 151 573 162 .283 13 103
2B Lavagetto, CookieCookie Lavagetto 87 304 67 .220 3 46
3B Traynor, PiePie Traynor 119 444 137 .309 1 61
SS Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 149 558 186 .333 12 94
OF Waner, PaulPaul Waner 146 599 217 .362 14 90
OF Waner, LloydLloyd Waner 140 611 173 .283 1 48
OF Lindstrom, FreddieFreddie Lindstrom 97 383 111 .290 4 49

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
Finney, HalHal Finney 5 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
French, LarryLarry French 49 263.2 12 18 3.58 103
Swift, BillBill Swift 37 212.2 11 13 3.98 81
Blanton, CyCy Blanton 1 8 0 1 3.38 5

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
Birkofer, RalphRalph Birkofer 41 204 11 12 4.10 71
Harris, BillBill Harris 11 19 0 0 6.63 8
Grimes, BurleighBurleigh Grimes 8 27.1 1 2 7.24 9

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
Chagnon, LeonLeon Chagnon 33 4 1 1 4.81 19

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Doc Prothro
C Springfield Pirates Middle Atlantic League Al DeVormer and Rube Bressler
D McKeesport Tubers Pennsylvania State Association Leo Mackey

References[edit]

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