1955 Pittsburgh Pirates Season
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1955 Pittsburgh Pirates Season

1955 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas P. Johnson, Branch Rickey (minority shareholders)
General manager(s)Branch Rickey
Manager(s)Fred Haney
Local televisionnone
Local radioKDKA
Bob Prince, Dick Bingham
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The 1955 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 74th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 69th in the National League. The Pirates finished eighth and last in the league standings with a record of 60-94.

Offseason

  • Prior to 1955 season: Ellis Burton was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[2]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 0.641 -- 56-21 42-34
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 0.552 13½ 46-31 39-38
New York Giants 80 74 0.519 18½ 44-35 36-39
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 0.500 21½ 46-31 31-46
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 0.487 23½ 46-31 29-48
Chicago Cubs 72 81 0.471 26 43-33 29-48
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 0.442 30½ 41-36 27-50
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 0.390 38½ 36-39 24-55

Record vs. opponents

1955 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn -- 14-7-1 12-10 15-7 13-9 16-6 14-8 14-8
Chicago 7-14-1 -- 11-11 7-15 12-10 10-12 11-11 14-8
Cincinnati 10-12 11-11 -- 9-13 9-13 11-11 14-8 11-11
Milwaukee 7-15 15-7 13-9 -- 14-8 14-8 11-11 11-11
New York 9-13 10-12 13-9 8-14 -- 10-12 17-5 13-9
Philadelphia 6-16 12-10 11-11 8-14 12-10 -- 15-7 13-9
Pittsburgh 8-14 11-11 8-14 11-11 5-17 7-15 -- 10-12
St. Louis 8-14 8-14 11-11 11-11 9-13 9-13 12-10 --


Game log

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

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 Jack Shepard 94 264 63 .239 2 23
LF Frank Thomas 142 510 125 .245 25 72
CF Eddie O'Brien 75 236 55 .233 0 8

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
Dick Cole 77 239 54 .226 0 21
Hardy Peterson 32 81 20 .247 1 10
Earl Smith 5 16 1 .063 0 0
Dick Smith 4 0 0 ---- 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
Bob Friend 44 200.1 14 9 2.83 98
Roy Face 42 125.2 5 7 3.58 84
Lino Donoso 25 95 4 6 5.31 38
Roger Bowman 7 16.2 0 3 8.64 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
Al Grunwald 3 0 0 0 4.70 2
Red Swanson 1 0 0 0 18.00 0
Bill Bell 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Brunswick

Notes

  1. ^ From 1882-1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Ellis Burton at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Red Swanson at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1955as.shtml

References

  • 1955 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Reference
  • 1955 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.

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