1949 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1949 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Frank E. McKinney, John W. Galbreath, Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson
General manager(s) Roy Hamey
Manager(s) Billy Meyer
Local television none
Local radio WWSW
Rosey Rowswell, Bob Prince
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The 1949 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 68th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 63rd in the National League . The Pirates finished sixth in the league standings with a record of 71–83.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1949 season: Dick Smith was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 57 0.630 48–29 49–28
St. Louis Cardinals 96 58 0.623 1 51–26 45–32
Philadelphia Phillies 81 73 0.526 16 40–37 41–36
Boston Braves 75 79 0.487 22 43–34 32–45
New York Giants 73 81 0.474 24 43–34 30–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 83 0.461 26 36–41 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 62 92 0.403 35 35–42 27–50
Chicago Cubs 61 93 0.396 36 33–44 28–49


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1949 National League Records

Sources:

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

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


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1949 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

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
Phillips, JackJack Phillips 18 56 13 .232 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
Werle, BillBill Werle 35 221 12 13 4.24 106
Bonham, TinyTiny Bonham 18 89 7 4 4.25 25

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

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
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Al López
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Hugh Luby
A Albany Senators Eastern League Pinky May
B Waco Pirates Big State League Buddy Hancken
B Davenport Pirates Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bill Burwell
B York White Roses Interstate League Frank Oceak
C Modesto Reds California League Bill Jackson and Max Macon
C Keokuk Pirates Central Association Charlie Hargreaves
C Uniontown Coal Barons Middle Atlantic League Wes Griffin
D Greenville Pirates Alabama State League Walt Tauscher
D Tallahassee Pirates Georgia–Florida League Norman Veazey, Bob Shawkey,
Johnnie Heving and Gene Cabaniss
D Bartlesville Pirates Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Tedd Gullic
D Salisbury Pirates North Carolina State League John Corriden and Mickey O'Neil

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Indianapolis, Waco

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Dick Smith at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Nanny Fernandez at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Steve Nagy at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]