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1953 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1953 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) Fred Haney
    Local television none
    Local radio WWSW
    Rosey Rowswell, Bob Prince
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    The 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 72nd in franchise history. In April 1953, the New York Yankees visited Forbes Field and played two preseason games against the Pirates. Mickey Mantle hit a 500 foot home run that landed on the roof.[1]

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 -- .682
    Milwaukee Braves 92 62 13 .597
    Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 22 .539
    St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 22 .439
    New York Giants 70 84 35 .455
    Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 37 .442
    Chicago Cubs 65 89 40 .422
    Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 55 .325

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1953 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
    2B O'Brien, JohnnyJohnny O'Brien 89 279 69 .247 2 22
    SS O'Brien, EddieEddie O'Brien 89 261 62 .238 0 14
    OF Abrams, CalCal Abrams 119 448 128 .286 15 43
    OF Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 128 455 116 .255 30 102

    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
    Rice, HalHal Rice 78 286 89 .311 4 42
    Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner 41 148 40 .270 7 29
    Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 27 73 17 .233 2 14
    Smith, DickDick Smith 13 43 7 .163 0 2
    Metkovich, CatfishCatfish Metkovich 26 41 6 .146 1 7

    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
    Friend, BobBob Friend 32 170.2 8 11 4.90 66

    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
    Dickson, MurryMurry Dickson 45 200.2 10 19 4.53 88
    Face, RoyRoy Face 41 119 6 8 6.58 56
    Pollet, HowieHowie Pollet 5 12.2 1 1 10.66 8

    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
    Bowman, RogerRoger Bowman 30 0 4 0 4.82 36

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hutchinson, Brunswick

    Waco franchise transferred to Longview, May 22, 1953

    Notes

    References