1948 Pittsburgh Pirates Statistics

National League (NL)
Team Record: 83-71
Finished 4th in the NL
Attendance: 1,494,235, Avg. 23,718
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Manager: Billy Meyer (83-71)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1948 Pittsburgh Pirates Roster
1948 Pittsburgh Pirates Results

The Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League ended the 1948 season with a record of 83 wins and 71 losses, finishing fourth in the NL.

The Pirates plated 706 runs and gave up 699 runs. Ralph Kiner walloped 40 home runs for Pittsburgh, while Wally Westlake swatted 20 or more also. Ralph Kiner drove in 123 runs. Stan Rojek and Danny Murtaugh topped all regular hitters by connecting at a .290 clip. Bob Chesnes led the team with 14 wins, and Kirby Higbe recorded a 3.36 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Billy Meyer coached the team.

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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Bob Chesnes146.7003.57252301500194.318092771390069426829
Rip Sewell133.8133.4821173700121.71265147937036101522
Elmer Riddle1210.5453.49282711231191.018483742081063309828
Vic Lombardi109.5263.70381715904163.01567267967054211689
Kirby Higbe87.5333.36568313010158.014075591183086314681
Fritz Ostermueller811.4214.42232201020134.314373661341043104597
Tiny Bonham610.3754.3122200700135.714571651823042300556
Mel Queen44.5006.65258600166.3825149840034301316
Elmer Singleton46.4004.973851710292.39052511140053109404
Hal Gregg24.3334.60228910174.3724038334025300322
Junior Walsh101.00010.382010004.3455150000022
Woody Main11.5008.33170600027.0352725419012010130
Nick Strincevich008.313020004.3844020100020
Cal McLish009.002100005.0855020100122
Totals8371.5394.1532215691655191371.713737016321205640519245365938

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Stan Rojek156713641851862754512406141.290.355.367.72123583800
Danny Murtaugh146579514561492151711006040.290.365.356.72118381400
Ralph Kiner156670555104147195401231011261.265.391.533.924296153000
Dixie Walker12946540839129193254105218.316.393.392.78616070500
Wally Westlake132479428781221061765204640.285.360.456.815195104100
Frankie Gustine13149944968120192942504262.267.333.379.711170122600
Johnny Hopp120435392641091512131504025.278.345.385.73015170300
Ed Stevens128469429471091961069403553.254.313.396.71017062300
Ed FitzGerald102297262317093135303237.267.349.336.6858831200
Clyde Kluttz942952712660122420302019.221.275.325.6008840400
Eddie Bockman70196176234271423201735.239.309.358.6676371200
Max West87174146192640821102729.178.310.370.6805441000
Bob Chesnes3998911525111800711.275.327.341.6673130000
Ted Beard25958115161307501218.198.316.284.6002302000
Elmer Riddle297464612101510416.188.235.250.4851600600
Monty Basgall385451121110260035.216.259.353.6121810000
Vic Lombardi39524811020030024.208.255.250.5051211100
Kirby Higbe564848410101300011.208.208.292.5001420000
Fritz Ostermueller2348441810040016.182.200.205.405910300
Tiny Bonham2250492800030007.163.163.163.327800100
Hal Gregg2224223600110009.273.273.409.682900200
Rip Sewell21494256101200615.143.250.238.4881000100
Johnny Riddle1017151300000012.200.250.200.450310100
Elmer Singleton3824230200020008.087.087.087.174200100
Grady Wilson1210101110010003.100.100.200.300200000
Mel Queen2519170100000002.059.059.059.118100200
Earl Turner2110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
Woody Main17220000000000.000.000.000.000000000
Junior Walsh2220000000000.000.000.000.000000000
Don Gutteridge4220000000001.000.000.000.000000000
Pete Castiglione4220000001000.000.000.000.000000000
Cal McLish3110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
Nick Strincevich3000000000000000000
Totals188559435286706138819154108650680580578.263.338.380.7182011100215600


Fielding:

Player Pos GP GS Inn. PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS%
Max West1B3200.019820214.9916.8130000
Ed Stevens1B11700.0102183494.9969.4360000
Johnny Hopp1B2500.021118121.9969.1600000
Danny Murtaugh2B14600.03754121795.9795.3900000
Eddie Bockman2B100.010001.0001.0000000
Monty Basgall2B2200.03735041.0003.2730000
Frankie Gustine3B11800.01192562121.9473.1780000
Eddie Bockman3B5100.05010069.9622.9410000
Earl TurnerC100.00000.0000000
Johnny RiddleC1000.0183011.0002.1001000
Clyde KluttzC9100.02985488.9783.8684000
Ed FitzGeraldC9600.033836154.9613.89615000
Max WestOF1600.0110001.000.6880000
Wally WestlakeOF12500.0274872.9762.2560000
Dixie WalkerOF11200.0168440.9771.5360000
Ralph KinerOF15400.03826101.9752.5190000
Johnny HoppOF8000.01923011.0002.4380000
Ted BeardOF2200.0660001.0003.0000000
Junior WalshP200.002001.0001.0000000
Nick StrincevichP300.011001.000.6670000
Elmer SingletonP3800.01318011.000.8160000
Rip SewellP2100.0102131.9121.4760000
Elmer RiddleP2800.093723.9581.6430000
Mel QueenP2500.06810.933.5600000
Fritz OstermuellerP2300.0321001.0001.0430000
Cal McLishP200.002001.0001.0000000
Woody MainP1700.026001.000.4710000
Vic LombardiP3800.0337001.0001.0530000
Kirby HigbeP5600.052210.964.4820000
Hal GreggP2200.0710011.000.7730000
Bob ChesnesP2500.0214535.9572.6400000
Tiny BonhamP2200.06911.938.6820000
Grady WilsonSS700.07422.8461.5710000
Stan RojekSS15600.02624752991.9624.7240000
Pete CastiglioneSS100.001001.0001.0000000
Totals170500.041141757137380.9773.44320000




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