1942 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1942 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) Frankie Frisch
Local radio WWSW
Rosey Rowswell, Jack Craddock
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The 1942 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 61st season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 56th in the National League. The Pirates finished fifth in the league standings with a record of 66–81.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 106 48 0.688 60–17 46–31
Brooklyn Dodgers 104 50 0.675 2 57–22 47–28
New York Giants 85 67 0.559 20 47–31 38–36
Cincinnati Reds 76 76 0.500 29 38–39 38–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 81 0.449 36½ 41–34 25–47
Chicago Cubs 68 86 0.442 38 36–41 32–45
Boston Braves 59 89 0.399 44 33–36 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 0.278 62½ 23–51 19–58


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1942 National League Records

Sources:

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

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 6–16 13–9 5–16–1 8–12 14–8 7–12–1 6–16
Brooklyn 16–6 16–6 15–7 14–8–1 18–4 16–6 9–13
Chicago 9–13 6–16 13–9 9–13–1 14–8 11–11 6–16
Cincinnati 16–5–1 7–15 9–13 9–13 16–6 12–9–1 7–15
New York 12–8 8–14–1 13–9–1 13–9 17–5 15–7 7–15
Philadelphia 8–14 4–18 8–14 6–16 5–17 6–13 5–17
Pittsburgh 12–7–1 6–16 11–11 9–12–1 7–15 13–6 8–14–2
St. Louis 16–6 13–9 16–6 15–7 15–7 17–5 14–8–2


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1942 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
3B Elliott, BobBob Elliott 143 560 166 .296 9 89

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
Martin, StuStu Martin 42 120 27 .225 1 12
Baker, BillBill Baker 18 17 2 .118 0 2

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
Butcher, MaxMax Butcher 24 150.2 5 8 2.93 49
Brandt, BillBill Brandt 3 16.1 1 1 4.96 4

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
Dietz, DutchDutch Dietz 40 134.1 6 9 3.95 35
Gornicki, HankHank Gornicki 25 112 5 6 2.57 48
Conger, DickDick Conger 2 8.1 0 0 2.16 3

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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Burleigh Grimes
A Albany Senators Eastern League Ripper Collins
B Harrisburg Senators Interstate League Danny Taylor
C Hutchinson Pirates Western Association Walter Holke
D Moultrie Packers Georgia–Florida League F. M. McVay
D Oil City Oilers Pennsylvania State Association Frank Oceak
D Hornell Maples PONY League Poke Whalen and Leo Mackey

Toronto affiliation shared with Philadelphia Athletics

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Hank Gornicki page at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]