1944 Pittsburgh Pirates Roster

National League (NL)
Team Record: 90-63
Finished 2nd in the NL
Attendance: 666,513, Avg. 10,580
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Manager: Frankie Frisch (90-63)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1944 Pittsburgh Pirates Statistics
1944 Pittsburgh Pirates Results

The Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League ended the 1944 season with a record of 90 wins and 63 losses, finishing second in the NL.

The Pirates scored 744 runs and allowed 662 runs. Babe Dahlgren led Pittsburgh with 12 home runs Bob Elliott drove in 108 runs. Jim Russell paced all regular hitters by connecting at a .312 clip. Rip Sewell topped the squad with 21 wins, while Fritz Ostermueller earned a 2.73 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Frankie Frisch coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Vic BarnhartSSRRSeptember 1, 19226'0"188Hagerstown, MD USA
Johnny BarrettRFLLDecember 18, 19155'10"170Lowell, MA USA
Max ButcherPRRSeptember 21, 19106'2"220Holden, WV USA
Hank CamelliCRRDecember 9, 19145'11"190Gloucester, MA USA
Frank ColmanRFLLMarch 2, 19185'11"186London, ON CAN
Pete Coscarart2BRRJune 16, 19135'11"175Escondido, CA USA
Cookie CuccurulloPLLFebruary 8, 19185'10"168Asbury Park, NJ USA
Babe Dahlgren1BRRJune 15, 19126'0"190San Francisco, CA USA
Spud DavisCRRDecember 20, 19046'1"197Birmingham, AL USA
Vince DiMaggioCFRRSeptember 6, 19125'11"183Martinez, CA USA
Bob Elliott3BRRNovember 26, 19166'0"185San Francisco, CA USA
Johnny GeePLLDecember 7, 19156'9"225Syracuse, NY USA
Len GilmorePRRNovember 3, 19176'3"175Fairview Park, IN USA
Al GionfriddoCFLLMarch 8, 19225'6"165Dysart, PA USA
Frankie GustineSSRRFebruary 20, 19206'0"175Hoopeston, IL USA
Lee Handley2BRRJuly 13, 19135'7"160Clarion, IA USA
Al LopezCRRAugust 20, 19085'11"165Tampa, FL USA
Tommy O'BrienRFRRDecember 19, 19185'11"195Anniston, AL USA
Fritz OstermuellerPLLSeptember 15, 19075'11"175Quincy, IL USA
Xavier RescignoPRROctober 13, 19125'10"175New York, NY USA
Bill RodgersRFLLDecember 5, 19226'0"162Harrisburg, PA USA
Preacher RoePRLFebruary 26, 19166'2"170Ash Flat, AR USA
Al RubelingIFRRMay 10, 19136'0"185Baltimore, MD USA
Jim RussellLFBROctober 1, 19186'1"181Fayette City, PA USA
Rip SewellPLRMay 11, 19076'1"180Decatur, AL USA
Ray StarrPRRApril 23, 19066'1"178Nowata, OK USA
Nick StrincevichPRRMarch 1, 19156'1"180Gary, IN USA
Harry Sweeney1BLLDecember 28, 19156'0"185Franklin, TN USA
Joe VitelliPRRApril 12, 19086'1"195McKees Rocks, PA USA
Lloyd WanerCFLRMarch 16, 19065'9"150Harrah, OK USA
Roy WisePBRNovember 18, 19236'2"170Springfield, IL USA
Frankie ZakSSRRFebruary 22, 19225'10"150Passaic, NJ USA