1951 Pittsburgh Pirates Roster

National League (NL)
Team Record: 64-90
Finished 7th in the NL
Attendance: 988,441, Avg. 14,976
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Manager: Billy Meyer (64-90)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1951 Pittsburgh Pirates Statistics
1951 Pittsburgh Pirates Results

The Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League ended the 1951 season with a record of 64 wins and 90 losses, finishing seventh in the NL.

The Pirates tallied 689 runs and yielded 845 runs, most in the league. Ralph Kiner walloped 42 home runs for Pittsburgh, while Gus Bell and Wally Westlake swatted 20 or more also. Ralph Kiner drove in 109 runs and topped batters with significant playing time by connecting at a .309 clip. Murry Dickson led the squad with 20 wins and a team-best 4.02 ERA, leading regularly-used pitchers.

Billy Meyer coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Monty Basgall2BRRFebruary 8, 19225'10"175Pfeifer, KS USA
Ted BeardLFLLJanuary 7, 19215'8"165Woodsboro, MD USA
Gus BellRFLRNovember 15, 19286'1"190Louisville, KY USA
Don CarlsenPRROctober 15, 19266'1"175Chicago, IL USA
Pete Castiglione3BRRFebruary 13, 19215'11"175Greenwich, CT USA
Cliff ChambersPLLJanuary 10, 19226'3"208Portland, OR USA
Dick Cole2BRRMay 6, 19266'2"175Long Beach, CA USA
Con DempseyPRRSeptember 16, 19226'4"190San Francisco, CA USA
Murry DicksonPRRAugust 21, 19165'10"157Tracy, MO USA
Bob Dillinger3BRRSeptember 17, 19185'11"170Glendale, CA USA
Erv DusakCFRRJuly 29, 19206'2"185Chicago, IL USA
Harry FisherPLRJanuary 3, 19266'0"180Newbury, ON CAN
Ed FitzGeraldCRRMay 21, 19246'0"170Santa Ynez, CA USA
Bob FriendPRRNovember 24, 19306'0"190Lafayette, IN USA
Joe GaragiolaCLRFebruary 12, 19266'0"190St. Louis, MO USA
Bill HowertonCFLRDecember 12, 19215'11"185Lompoc, CA USA
Ralph KinerLFRROctober 27, 19226'2"195Santa Rita, NM USA
Bill KoskiPRRFebruary 6, 19326'4"185Madera, CA USA
Paul LaPalmePLLDecember 14, 19235'10"175Springfield, MA USA
Vern LawPRRMarch 12, 19306'2"195Meridian, ID USA
Dale Long1BLLFebruary 6, 19266'4"205Springfield, MO USA
Jack Maguire2BRRFebruary 5, 19255'11"165St. Louis, MO USA
Clyde McCulloughCRRMarch 4, 19175'11"180Nashville, TN USA
Jack Merson2BRRJanuary 17, 19225'11"175Elkridge, MD USA
George MetkovichCFLLOctober 8, 19206'1"185Angel's Camp, CA USA
Joe MuirPLLNovember 26, 19226'1"172Oriole, MD USA
Danny Murtaugh2BRROctober 8, 19175'9"165Chester, PA USA
Rocky Nelson1BLLNovember 18, 19245'10"175Portsmouth, OH USA
Paul PettitPLLNovember 29, 19316'2"195Los Angeles, CA USA
Jack Phillips1BRRSeptember 6, 19216'4"193Clarence, NY USA
Howie PolletPLLJune 26, 19216'1"175New Orleans, LA USA
Mel QueenPRRMarch 4, 19186'0"204Maxwell, PA USA
Pete ReiserLFLRMarch 17, 19195'11"185St. Louis, MO USA
Dino RestelliLFRRSeptember 23, 19246'1"191St. Louis, MO USA
Stan RojekSSRRApril 21, 19195'10"170North Tonawanda, NY USA
Tom SaffellCFLRJuly 26, 19215'11"170Etowah, TN USA
Hank Schenz2BRRApril 11, 19195'9"175New Richmond, OH USA
Dick Smith3BRRJuly 21, 19275'8"160Blandburg, PA USA
George StricklandSSRRJanuary 10, 19266'1"175New Orleans, LA USA
Frank ThomasCFRRJune 11, 19296'3"200Pittsburgh, PA USA
Junior WalshPRRMarch 7, 19195'11"185Newark, NJ USA
Bill WerlePLLDecember 21, 19206'2"182Oakland, CA USA
Wally Westlake3BRRNovember 8, 19206'0"186Gridley, CA USA
Ted WilksPRRNovember 13, 19155'9"178Fulton, NY USA
Len YochimPLLOctober 16, 19286'2"200New Orleans, LA USA