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1956 Pittsburgh Pirates  (1955)  (1957)
63-91, 6th in National League
Scored 677 runs, Allowed 826 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 62-92
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .691
Park Factor: Batting - 97 / Pitching - 99 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 67-87   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 66-88
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
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
 OF *Bill Virdon          25  152  618  104  213  21   9  16   67   4   7   53   71  .345  .395  .485  116   7.2  1(-2)e6    75  
 3B  Frank Thomas         27  154  612   93  186  31   7  31   99   0   0   43   62  .304  .350  .529  108   6.5  4e29       93  
 1B  Joe Adcock           28  139  486   84  143  27   0  49  115   2   0   35   78  .294  .340  .652   99   7.4  4e9        58  
 OF  Roberto Clemente     21  153  582   62  167  28   7   7   63  15   7   27   64  .287  .325  .395   69   4.2  2(-5)e16  -41  
 SS  Chico Carrasquel     28  145  520   66  130  26   1  11   52   0   0   47   79  .250  .324  .367   66   4.2  2e25       45  
 OF  Lou Skizas           24  129  330   45  111  21   4  11   52   2   0   16   24  .336  .361  .524   57   6.4  4(+2)e9    64  
 1B *Earl Torgeson        32  137  210   38   53   9   3  14   31   4   3   56   38  .252  .410  .524   49   8.4  3e13      103  
 C   Jack Shepard         24  120  272   25   63  15   1   3   22   0   0   29   41  .232  .304  .327   27   3.3  3(+1)e4   -60  
 2B  Bill Mazeroski       19   89  280   22   71   7   2   4   30   0   1   15   29  .254  .291  .336   27   3.4  2e17       16  
 C  *Joe Ginsberg         29   97  239   24   49  11   1   1   20   0   0   27   26  .205  .281  .272   17   2.3  4(+2)e4   -28  
 OF *Bob Skinner          24   95  252   28   40   4   2   7   21   1   1   29   54  .159  .256  .274   17   2.1  4(+2)e8   -79  
 UT  Alex Grammas         30   80  155   21   34  10   0   0   12   0   0   23   13  .219  .322  .284   16   3.5            -31  
 2B  Charlie Neal         25   63  140   17   34   4   3   4   20   5   4   10   19  .243  .289  .400   13   3.1  3e24      -46  
 UT  Dick Cole            30   49  100    9   24   2   2   0    6   0   0   11    7  .240  .312  .300    9   3.2             69  
 UT  Eddie O'Brien        25   35   56    7   17   3   0   0    4   2   1    0    1  .304  .298  .357    6   3.9             63  
 2B  Curt Roberts         26   65   61    8   13   3   2   0    4   0   0    1   20  .213  .226  .328    4   2.3  2e10       -8  
 OF *Irv Noren            31   32   44    2    9   1   0   0    3   0   0    9   12  .205  .340  .227    3   3.0  3(-1)e25  -85  
 C   Joe Lonnett          29   11   19    1    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    0   10  .105  .105  .105    0    .3  4(+1)e16 -221  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 25                                                                           712                   25

     * - 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  Roy Face             28  10  10  .500  70   3   0  36  11   6   0  140.2  152   79   70  16   50  107  4.48   73   4.7   53  
  P *Jack Harshman        28   9  13  .409  37  37   3   0   0   0   1  236.0  253  130  122  30   91  160  4.65  134   5.1   98  
  P  Vern Law             26   8   9  .471  37  37   1   0   0   0   0  213.0  234  114   94  33   49   64  3.97  115   4.8  -22  
  P *Bobby Shantz         30   7   6  .538  55   2   0  29  10   4   0  106.2   98   48   44  17   39   57  3.71   53   4.4  -33  
  P  Red Munger           37   6   5  .545  36  13   0   3   0   2   0  108.1  130   53   48  10   33   52  3.99   60   5.0  -48  
  P  Nellie King          28   5   4  .556  35   0   0  19   3   4   0   45.2   51   29   24   7   18   16  4.73   27   5.6   49  
  P  Clem Labine          29   5   8  .385  55   5   0  25   2   2   0  120.2  137   85   72  15   64   72  5.37   82   6.0   79  
  P *Howie Pollet         35   4   5  .444  22   5   0   4   0   2   0   48.1   43   25   25   3   19   26  4.66   19   3.7 -108  
  P *Fred Waters          29   3   2  .600  24   5   0   6   0   0   0   51.2   53   37   33   4   38   11  5.75   31   5.6   64  
  P  Steve Ridzik         27   3   7  .300  34   5   0  17   3   2   0   62.2   62   41   40   5   58   43  5.74   40   5.8   46  
  P *Bud Daley            23   1   1  .500  13   2   0   8   0   0   0   18.0   27   17   16   3   16   11  8.00   22  10.8  112  
  P  Russ Meyer           32   1   8  .111  12  12   0   0   0   0   0   70.0   97   63   56  16   46   39  7.20   68   8.7   60  
  P *Don Ferrarese        27   1  12  .077  31  24   0   2   0   0   0  125.1  131   94   91  17   68  102  6.53   88   6.4  105  
  P  Ben Flowers          29   0   1  .000   4   4   1   0   0   0   0   22.1   24   11    8   4    5   19  3.22   12   4.7 -154  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 28                                                                                      830         35

     * - 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
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---
 Jack Shepard          725  78 112  443   32   2   3  .996  19  13
 Joe Ginsberg          595  72  87  399   26   2   6  .995  15  13
 Joe Lonnett            50   4  11   30    2   2   0  .941   1   0
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Joe Adcock 965 114 121 952 79 5 91 .995 9.62 Earl Torgeson 400 40 75 385 36 2 55 .995 9.48 Irv Noren 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 Jack Shepard 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 Bob Skinner 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Bill Mazeroski 648 76 82 205 175 8 60 .979 5.28 Charlie Neal 252 29 35 83 76 5 25 .970 5.69 Curt Roberts 166 13 47 56 47 0 16 1.000 5.57 Alex Grammas 131 16 17 40 32 0 10 1.000 4.95 Dick Cole 111 15 15 30 42 4 9 .947 5.84 Eddie O'Brien 42 5 7 14 14 3 6 .903 6.00 Roberto Clemente 16 0 9 2 4 0 2 1.000 3.38 Frank Thomas 3 0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 6.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Frank Thomas 1099 128 132 91 240 25 32 .930 2.71 Alex Grammas 188 17 42 17 40 1 6 .983 2.73 Eddie O'Brien 45 5 8 1 14 1 1 .938 3.00 Dick Cole 25 4 6 2 5 0 0 1.000 2.52 Chico Carrasquel 13 0 3 1 4 0 0 1.000 3.46 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Chico Carrasquel 1179 136 139 220 464 21 92 .970 5.22 Dick Cole 93 11 15 21 30 6 7 .895 4.94 Alex Grammas 43 4 9 5 14 0 4 1.000 3.95 Charlie Neal 41 2 9 9 18 2 3 .931 5.98 Eddie O'Brien 13 1 5 5 7 1 0 .923 8.31 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Lou Skizas            566  58  81  116    1   3   0  .975  1.86
 Bob Skinner           441  54  56   99    3   3   0  .971  2.08
 Frank Thomas          208  26  27   51    2   1   1  .981  2.29
 Roberto Clemente       73   8   9   17    2   0   1 1.000  2.33
 Irv Noren              70   8  10   14    1   0   0 1.000  1.93
 Eddie O'Brien           9   0   6    3    0   0   0 1.000  3.12
 Bill Mazeroski          2   0   1    1    0   0   0 1.000  4.50
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Bill Virdon 1285 145 148 389 12 7 2 .983 2.81 Roberto Clemente 83 9 13 25 1 0 0 1.000 2.83 Irv Noren 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Roberto Clemente 1119 129 133 257 10 7 4 .974 2.15 Bob Skinner 124 14 18 17 0 1 0 .944 1.24 Lou Skizas 119 11 21 22 0 2 0 .917 1.66 Irv Noren 7 0 4 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.23 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1956 Draft


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