1936 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1936 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) Pie Traynor
Local television none
Local radio KDKA
Rosey Rowswell, Jack Craddock
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The 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 55th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 50th in the National League. The Pirates finished fourth in the league standings with a record of 84–70.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 52–26 40–36
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 0.565 5 43–33 44–34
Chicago Cubs 87 67 0.565 5 50–27 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 0.545 8 46–30 38–40
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 0.481 18 42–34 32–46
Boston Bees 71 83 0.461 21 35–43 36–40
Brooklyn Dodgers 67 87 0.435 25 37–40 30–47
Philadelphia Phillies 54 100 0.351 38 30–48 24–52


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1936 National League Records

Sources:

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

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 10–12–2 6–16 13–9 9–13 12–10 8–14–1 13–9
Brooklyn 12–10–2 7–15 9–13 9–13 12–10 9–13 9–13
Chicago 16–6 15–7 10–12 11–11 16–6 10–12 9–13
Cincinnati 9–13 13–9 12–10 9–13 13–9 8–14 10–12
New York 13–9 13–9 11–11 13–9 17–5 15–7 10–12
Philadelphia 10–12 10–12 6–16 9–13 5–17 7–15 7–15
Pittsburgh 14–8–1 13–9 12–10 14–8 7–15 15–7 9–13–1
St. Louis 9–13 13–9 13–9 12–10 12–10 15–7 13–9–1


Game log[edit]

1936 Game Log: 84–70 (Home: 46–30; Away: 38–40)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1936 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 Padden, TomTom Padden 88 281 70 .249 1 31
1B Suhr, GusGus Suhr 156 583 182 .312 11 118
2B Young, PepPep Young 125 475 118 .248 6 77
3B Brubaker, BillBill Brubaker 145 554 160 .289 6 102
SS Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 156 568 190 .335 9 78
LF Jensen, WoodyWoody Jensen
CF Waner, LloydLloyd Waner
RF Waner, PaulPaul Waner

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
Todd, AlAl Todd 76 267 73 .273 2 28
Finney, HalHal Finney 21 35 0 .000 0 3

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
Swift, BillBill Swift 45 262.1 16 16 4.01 92
Blanton, CyCy Blanton 44 235.2 13 15 3.51 127
Weaver, JimJim Weaver 38 225.2 14 8 4.31 108
Lucas, RedRed Lucas 27 175.2 15 4 3.18 53
Bauers, RussRuss Bauers 1 1.1 0 0 33.75 0

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
Brown, MaceMace Brown 47 165 10 11 3.87 56
Hoyt, WaiteWaite Hoyt 22 116.2 7 5 2.70 37
Birkofer, RalphRalph Birkofer 34 109.1 7 5 4.69 44

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
Bush, GuyGuy Bush 16 1 3 2 5.97 10

Awards and honors[edit]

1936 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

League top five finishers[edit]

Cy Blanton

  • #3 in NL in strikeouts (127)

Red Lucas

  • #5 in NL in ERA (3.18)

Gus Suhr

  • #3 in NL in RBI (118)
  • #5 in NL in runs scored (111)

Bill Swift

  • #5 in NL in losses (16)

Arky Vaughan

  • NL leader in runs scored (122)
  • NL leader in on-base percentage (.453)
  • #5 in NL in batting average (.335)

Paul Waner

  • NL leader in batting average (.373)
  • #2 in NL in hits (218)
  • #3 in NL in on-base percentage (.446)
  • #5 in NL in slugging percentage (.520)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Scranton Miners New York–Pennsylvania League Elmer Yoter
B Savannah Indians Sally League Bill Gould and Bob LaMotte
C Hutchinson Larks Western Association Dick Goldberg
D Jeannette Little Pirates Pennsylvania State Association Wilbur Cooper
D Portageville-Owensboro Pirates Kentucky–Illinois–Tennessee League Hughie Wise
D Winnipeg Maroons Northern League Wes Griffin

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Scranton, Jeannette

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Earl Grace page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Tommy Thevenow page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 258, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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