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1951 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1951 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Forbes Field (since 1909)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1887)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
    General manager(s) Branch Rickey
    Manager(s) Billy Meyer
    Local television none
    Local radio WWSW
    Rosey Rowswell, Bob Prince
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    The 1951 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 70th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 65th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished seventh in the National League with a record of 64–90.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    New York Giants 98 59 -- .624
    Brooklyn Dodgers 97 60 1 .618
    St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 15.5 .526
    Boston Braves 76 78 20.5 .494
    Philadelphia Phillies 73 81 23.5 .474
    Cincinnati Reds 68 86 28.5 .442
    Pittsburgh Pirates 64 90 32.5 .416
    Chicago Cubs 62 92 34.5 .403

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1951 Pittsburgh Pirates
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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
    OF Metkovich, CatfishCatfish Metkovich 120 423 124 .293 3 40
    OF Howerton, BillBill Howerton 80 219 60 .274 11 37

    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
    Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 72 212 54 .255 9 35
    Westlake, WallyWally Westlake 51 181 51 .282 16 45
    Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 39 148 39 .264 2 16
    Cole, DickDick Cole 42 106 25 .236 1 11
    Smith, DickDick Smith 12 46 8 .174 0 4

    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
    Dickson, MurryMurry Dickson 45 288.2 20 16 4.02 112
    Pollet, HowieHowie Pollet 21 128.2 6 10 5.04 47
    Chambers, CliffCliff Chambers 10 59.2 3 6 5.58 19
    Carlsen, DonDon Carlsen 7 43 2 3 4.19 20

    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
    Queen, MelMel Queen 39 168.1 7 9 4.44 123
    Friend, BobBob Friend 34 149.2 6 10 4.27 41
    Dempsey, ConCon Dempsey 3 7 0 2 9.00 3

    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
    Wilks, TedTed Wilks 48 3 5 12 2.83 43
    Koski, BillBill Koski 13 0 1 0 6.67 6
    Muir, JoeJoe Muir 9 0 2 0 2.76 5

    Farm system

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