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1928 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1928 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Forbes Field (since 1909)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1887)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss
    Manager(s) Donie Bush
    Local television none
    Local radio none
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    The 1928 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 47th season in franchise history. The team scored the most runs in the National League. However, they also allowed the third most and slipped down to fourth place in the standings.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    During the season, Burleigh Grimes became the last pitcher to win at least 25 games in one season for the Pirates in the 20th century.[2]

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 -- .617
    New York Giants 93 61 2 .604
    Chicago Cubs 91 63 4 .591
    Pittsburgh Pirates 85 67 9 .559
    Cincinnati Reds 78 74 16 .513
    Brooklyn Robins 77 76 17.5 .503
    Boston Braves 50 103 44.5 .327
    Philadelphia Phillies 43 109 51 .283

    Opening Day lineup

    Roster

    1928 Pittsburgh Pirates
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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 Hargreaves, CharlieCharlie Hargreaves 79 260 74 .285 1 32
    1B Grantham, GeorgeGeorge Grantham 124 440 142 .323 10 85
    2B Adams, SparkySparky Adams 135 539 149 .276 0 38
    SS Wright, GlennGlenn Wright 108 407 126 .310 8 66
    3B Traynor, PiePie Traynor 144 569 192 .337 3 124
    OF Waner, LloydLloyd Waner 152 659 221 .335 5 61
    OF Waner, PaulPaul Waner 152 602 223 .370 6 86
    OF Brickell, FredFred Brickell 81 202 65 .322 3 41

    Other batters

    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
    O'Connell, JohnJohn O'Connell 1 1 0 .000 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Grimes, BurleighBurleigh Grimes 48 330.2 25 14 2.99 97
    Fussell, FredFred Fussell 28 159.2 8 9 3.61 43

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Brame, ErvErv Brame 24 95.2 7 4 5.08 22
    Blankenship, HomerHomer Blankenship 5 21.2 0 1 5.82 6

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Bartholomew, LesLes Bartholomew 6 0 0 0 7.15 6

    League leaders

    George Grantham

    • #3 in NL in on-base percentage (.408)

    Burleigh Grimes

    • MLB leader in wins (25)
    • #4 in NL in strikeouts (97)

    Pie Traynor

    • #2 in NL in RBI (124)

    Lloyd Waner

    • #3 in NL in runs scored (121)

    Paul Waner

    • NL leader in runs scored (142)
    • #2 in NL in batting average (.370)
    • #2 in NL in on-base percentage (.446)

    References

    1. ^ Mike Cvengros page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.98, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

    External links


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