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1954 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1954 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 1954 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 73rd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 68th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished eighth and last in the National League with a record of 53–101.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    During the season, Curt Roberts became the first black player in the history of the Pirates.[2]

    Opening Day lineup

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    New York Giants 97 57 -- .630
    Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 5 .597
    Milwaukee Braves 89 65 8 .578
    Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 22 .487
    Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 23 .481
    St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 25 .468
    Chicago Cubs 64 90 33 .416
    Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 44 .344

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1954 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
    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

    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

    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

    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
    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

    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

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Waco

    Notes

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

    References