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1953 Pittsburgh Pirates  (1952)  (1954)
63-91, 6th in National League
Scored 640 runs, Allowed 838 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 57-97
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .674
Park Factor: Batting - 91 / Pitching - 93 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 61-93   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 50-104
Manager(s): Dennis Van Langen

Team Batting (ordered by runs created)    Glossary        Team Schedule and Splits            Photos
 Pos Player               Ag   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   RC  RC/27  Defense  Diff
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
 2B #Red Schoendienst     30  151  592   87  216  29   3  15   74  19  12   53   41  .365  .416  .500  123   8.1  2e15        8  
 OF  Ralph Kiner          30  154  561   90  143  14   6  31   88   7   6  105  106  .255  .373  .467  104   6.5  4(+1)e8   -63  
 1B  Joe Adcock           25  153  606   71  174  29   8  23   86   9   9   35  117  .287  .326  .475   89   5.3  4e12       14  
 OF  Frank Thomas         24  141  466   72  126  28   1  33   97   1   3   44  106  .270  .336  .547   80   6.0  4(+2)e10   46  
 OF *Irv Noren            28  133  347   48   95  13   7   6   33  15  10   36   50  .274  .339  .403   45   4.4  3(-2)e7     4  
 C  *Joe Garagiola        27  120  318   21   81  14   5   3   24   2   0   29   42  .255  .314  .358   36   4.0  2(-1)e7   -30  
 3B *Loren Babe           25  109  370   34   79  19   4   3   22   1   0   30   22  .214  .270  .311   31   2.8  1e28      -25  
 SS  Dick Cole            27   88  246   34   59  13   1   0   24   9   1   40   33  .240  .341  .301   29   3.9  4e33      -68  
 UT  Eddie Pellagrini     35  100  168   19   46   8   1   3   18   0   2   15   22  .274  .333  .387   20   4.3             50  
 C   Clyde McCullough     36   48  137   21   42   3   1   2    7   2   1    9   11  .307  .354  .387   18   5.2  3(0)e7     71  
 OF  Don Lund             30   95  214   16   44   6   0   4   18   5   0   20   49  .206  .273  .290   18   2.8  3(-1)e7  -149  
 OF *Catfish Metkovich    32   63   98   12   30   6   0   3   20   2   3   13    7  .306  .386  .459   18   6.7  2(+2)e7   203  
 SS  Eddie O'Brien        22   86  247   28   53   7   1   0   19   7   2   10   25  .215  .249  .251   15   2.0  4e43      -69  
 C  *Smoky Burgess        26   39  117   13   28   7   4   1    9   1   0   16   11  .239  .336  .393   15   4.7  4(+1)e7   -58  
 3B  Pete Castiglione     32   58  169   13   40   4   0   3   16   4   1    6   19  .237  .278  .314   14   2.8  4e23       79  
 OF  Carlos Bernier       26   82  139   16   28   2   4   2   12  10   5   20   27  .201  .298  .317   13   3.0  4(-1)e12  -33  
 OF *Gene Stephens        20   11   33    7   10   2   1   1    4   2   1    6    8  .303  .400  .515    6   6.5  2(+1)e8   324  
 C   Vic Janowicz         23    3    9    3    4   1   0   2    3   0   0    1    2  .444  .500 1.222    5  30.4  4(-1)e16 1094  
 OF  Al Kaline            18   33   22    3    7   0   0   0    2   0   0    1    5  .318  .333  .318    2   4.4  2(-3)e7    -6  
 SS  Dick Smith           25   44   32    5    6   1   1   0    2   0   0    3    5  .188  .257  .281    2   2.6  2e35       64  
 OF *Gene Hermanski       33   17   18    3    4   0   0   0    2   1   1    1    7  .222  .250  .222    1   1.8  3(0)e7      5  
 OF  Brandy Davis         24    2    7    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .143  .143  .143    0    .6  3(+3)e17 -176  
 OF  Hoot Evers           32    4   13    1    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .077  .071  .077    0    .2  2(0)e7   -542  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 27                                                                           695                   -6

     * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, otherwise bats right-handed

Team Pitching   Glossary

     Player               Ag  W   L   Pct   G   GS  CG  GF  SV  BS SHO   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA   RC  RC/27  OPS
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
  P *Dick Littlefield     27  11   9  .550  42  29   2   4   1   0   0  186.0  185   87   75  14   95  146  3.63  102   4.9  -56  
  P  Clem Labine          26  10   5  .667  63   3   0  48  15   6   0  111.2  106   40   39   4   37   45  3.14   46   3.7   28  
  P *Roger Bowman         25   9  12  .429  37  27   0   1   0   1   0  143.2  175  101   91  12   64  108  5.70   97   6.1   39  
  P  Murry Dickson        36   9  14  .391  49  30   1   3   1   0   0  209.2  254  138  114  20   60   93  4.89  121   5.1  -53  
  P *Bobby Shantz         27   6   8  .429  21  19   0   1   1   1   0  101.0  124   69   62  10   26   81  5.52   64   5.6   58  
  P  Bob Hall             29   6  16  .273  36  34   0   1   0   0   0  189.0  211  117   96  25   82  102  4.57  126   5.9   -9  
  P  Steve Ridzik         24   5   6  .455  69   3   0  28   7   3   0  120.1  126   59   47   9   36   70  3.52   63   4.7  -18  
  P  Johnny Hetki         31   5   9  .357  75   0   0  39  11   2   0  116.1  131   66   55  10   32   46  4.26   61   4.7   -7  
  P  Jim Waugh            19   2   5  .286  78   0   0  23   0   4   0  131.0  171  119  115  18   90   33  7.90  115   7.7  -24  
  P  Bobo Newsom          45   0   7  .000  15   9   0   3   1   0   0   54.0   73   42   41   6   25   28  6.83   41   6.9   23  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 28                                                                                      840        -10

     * - throws left-handed, otherwise throws right-handed


Team Fielding   (completed seasons only)
 An asterisk after a player's name means his fielding stats are for multiple teams.

 Catchers              Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP  OSB OCS
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---
 Joe Garagiola         767  82 105  448   21   9   3  .981  24   9
 Clyde McCullough      305  36  40  189   18   6   0  .972  18   8
 Smoky Burgess         267  33  34  181   13   4   0  .980  14   5
 Vic Janowicz           23   3   3   16    1   1   0  .944   1   1
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Joe Adcock 1339 151 153 1341 121 12 138 .992 9.83 Dick Cole 23 3 3 27 1 0 2 1.000 10.96 Catfish Metkovich 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Red Schoendienst 1242 140 146 342 418 16 103 .979 5.51 Eddie Pellagrini 89 10 11 24 29 1 8 .981 5.34 Dick Cole 31 4 6 7 8 0 1 1.000 4.35 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Loren Babe 910 107 109 86 252 20 25 .944 3.34 Pete Castiglione 252 31 37 24 65 1 6 .989 3.18 Eddie Pellagrini 168 12 46 15 42 2 7 .966 3.06 Dick Cole 33 4 4 6 2 0 0 1.000 2.18 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Eddie O'Brien 561 71 75 104 194 9 35 .971 4.78 Dick Cole 448 54 65 96 148 6 33 .976 4.91 Pete Castiglione 139 18 18 34 39 6 14 .924 4.72 Eddie Pellagrini 115 8 34 33 40 1 9 .986 5.73 Dick Smith 100 3 43 18 39 3 6 .950 5.13 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Ralph Kiner          1229 147 147  400    5   6   0  .985  2.97
 Hoot Evers             35   4   4    8    0   0   0 1.000  2.04
 Irv Noren              30   3   7   10    0   0   0 1.000  3.00
 Catfish Metkovich      27   0  17   12    0   0   0 1.000  4.05
 Al Kaline              25   0  13    7    0   0   0 1.000  2.52
 Gene Hermanski         10   0   6    3    1   0   0 1.000  3.60
 Don Lund                7   0   4    3    0   0   0 1.000  3.86
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Frank Thomas 794 91 94 164 9 9 0 .951 1.96 Irv Noren 245 28 30 48 2 0 0 1.000 1.84 Carlos Bernier 133 15 17 32 2 1 1 .971 2.30 Gene Stephens 88 10 10 21 0 0 0 1.000 2.15 Catfish Metkovich 67 7 10 14 2 1 1 .941 2.14 Don Lund 28 3 4 1 0 1 0 .500 0.32 Al Kaline 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.69 Gene Hermanski 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Irv Noren 432 45 60 90 2 1 0 .989 1.92 Don Lund 398 47 51 91 5 2 1 .980 2.17 Frank Thomas 185 21 21 52 2 1 1 .982 2.63 Catfish Metkovich 122 14 16 23 0 1 0 .958 1.69 Carlos Bernier 109 13 13 22 1 2 0 .920 1.90 Ralph Kiner 53 7 7 11 0 1 0 .917 1.87 Gene Hermanski 38 5 9 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.70 Brandy Davis 15 2 2 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.35 Al Kaline 10 0 5 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.70 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1953 Draft


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