1954 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1954 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson, Branch Rickey (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Fred Haney
Local television none
Local radio WWSW
Rosey Rowswell, Bob Prince
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The 1954 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 73rd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 68th in the National League. The Pirates finished eighth and last in the league standings with a record of 53–101.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

During the season, Curt Roberts became the first black player in the history of the Pirates.[3]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 97 57 0.630 53–23 44–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 0.597 5 45–32 47–30
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 0.578 8 43–34 46–31
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 0.487 22 39–39 36–40
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 0.481 23 41–36 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 25 33–44 39–38
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 33 40–37 24–53
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 0.344 44 31–46 22–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1954 National League Records

Sources:

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

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


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1954 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
2B Roberts, CurtCurt Roberts 134 496 115 .232 1 36
3B Cole, DickDick Cole 138 486 131 .270 1 40
CF Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 153 577 172 .298 23 94

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
Shepard, JackJack Shepard 82 227 69 .304 3 22
Rice, HalHal Rice 28 81 14 .173 1 9
Smith, DickDick Smith 12 31 3 .097 0 0
Márquez, LuisLuis Márquez 14 9 1 .111 0 0
Hall, BillBill Hall 5 7 0 .000 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

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
Friend, BobBob Friend 35 170.1 7 12 5.07 73
Pepper, LaurinLaurin Pepper 14 50.2 1 5 7.99 17
Hogue, CalCal Hogue 3 11 0 1 4.91 7

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
Hetki, JohnnyJohnny Hetki 58 4 4 9 4.99 27

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Bobby Bragan
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Danny Murtaugh
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Larry Shepard
A Denver Bears Western League Andy Cohen
B Waco Pirates Big State League Jack Paepke
B Burlington-Graham Pirates Carolina League Stan Wentzel
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Cliff Dapper
C St. Jean Canadiens Provincial League George Detore and Steve Mizerak
C Hutchinson Elks Western Association George Genovese and Larry Dorton
D Dublin Irish Georgia State League George Kinnamon
D Brunswick Pirates Georgia–Florida League Frank Oceak
D Clinton Pirates Mississippi–Ohio Valley League Robert Clark

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: 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. ^ Sonny Senerchia at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  4. ^ Hal Rice at Baseball Reference

References[edit]