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1936 Pittsburgh Pirates season

This article is about the baseball team. For the NFL team, see 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) season.

1936 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Forbes Field (since 1909)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1887)
  • 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 Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished fourth in the National League with a record of 84–70.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    New York Giants 92 62 -- .597
    Chicago Cubs 87 67 5 .565
    St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 5 .565
    Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 8 .545
    Cincinnati Reds 74 80 18 .481
    Boston Bees 71 83 21 .461
    Brooklyn Dodgers 67 87 25 .435
    Philadelphia Phillies 54 100 38 .351

    Opening Day lineup

    Roster

    1936 Pittsburgh Pirates
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    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 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

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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

    1936 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

    League top five finishers

    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

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Scranton, Jeannette

    Notes

    1. ^ Earl Grace page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Tommy Thevenow page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 258, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

    References


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