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1957 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1957 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Forbes Field (since 1909)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1887)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
    General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
    Manager(s) Bobby Bragan, Danny Murtaugh
    Local television KDKA-TV
    Bob Prince, Paul Long
    Local radio KDKA
    Bob Prince, Dick Bingham
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    The 1957 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 76th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 71st in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished tied with the Chicago Cubs for eighth and last in the National League with a record of 62–92.

    Regular season

    The Pittsburgh Pirates played the Brooklyn Dodgers in the final game at Ebbets Field. The game was contested on September 24, 1957, and Brooklyn pitcher Danny McDevitt pitched a complete game. He had nine strikeouts while allowing just five hits.[1]

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Milwaukee Braves 95 59 -- .617
    St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 8 .565
    Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 11 .545
    Cincinnati Redlegs 80 74 15 .519
    Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 18 .500
    New York Giants 69 85 26 .448
    Chicago Cubs 62 92 33 .403
    Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 33 .403

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1957 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
    1B Fondy, DeeDee Fondy 95 323 101 .313 2 35

    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
    Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 151 594 172 .290 23 89
    Baker, GeneGene Baker 111 365 97 .266 2 36
    Smith, PaulPaul Smith 81 150 38 .253 3 11
    Rand, DickDick Rand 60 105 23 .219 1 9
    Peterson, HardyHardy Peterson 30 73 22 .301 2 11
    O'Brien, JohnnyJohnny O'Brien 34 35 11 .314 0 1
    Powers, JohnJohn Powers 20 35 10 .286 2 8
    Long, DaleDale Long 7 22 4 .182 0 5
    Walls, LeeLee Walls 8 22 4 .182 0 0
    Hamlin, KenKen Hamlin 2 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
    Friend, BobBob Friend 40 277 14 18 3.38 143
    Douglas, WhammyWhammy Douglas 11 47 3 3 3.26 28
    Daniels, BennieBennie Daniels 1 7 0 1 1.29 101

    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
    Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo 54 130.2 3 11 4.68 2
    Swanson, RedRed Swanson 32 72.2 3 3 3.72 29

    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
    Face, RoyRoy Face 59 4 6 10 3.07 53
    Smith, BobBob Smith 20 2 4 0 3.11 35
    O'Brien, JohnnyJohnny O'Brien 16 0 3 0 6.08 19
    Churn, ChuckChuck Churn 5 0 0 0 4.32 4

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lincoln

    Jamestown club folded, June 25, 1957

    Notes

    1. ^ Sports Illustrated, December 6, 2010, Volume 113, Number 21, p.24, Published by Time Inc.
    2. ^ Dee Fondy page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference

    References