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1951 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major league affiliations
1951 Information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General Manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Billy Meyer
Local television none
Local radio WWSW
Rosey Rowswell, Bob Prince



Regular season


Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 98 59 -- .624
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 60 1 .618
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 15.5 .526
Boston Braves 76 78 20.5 .494
Philadelphia Phillies 73 81 23.5 .474
Cincinnati Reds 68 86 28.5 .442
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 90 32.5 .416
Chicago Cubs 62 92 34.5 .403

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions


1951 Pittsburgh Pirates roster
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters

  • 35,39 Harry Fisher

Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
OF Metkovich, CatfishCatfish Metkovich 120 423 124 .293 3 40
OF Howerton, BillBill Howerton 80 219 60 .274 11 37

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Westlake, WallyWally Westlake 51 181 51 .282 16 45
Smith, DickDick Smith 12 46 8 .174 0 4


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Chambers, CliffCliff Chambers 10 59.2 3 6 5.58 19
Carlsen, DonDon Carlsen 7 43 2 3 4.19 20

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Muir, JoeJoe Muir 9 0 2 0 2.76 5

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Don Gutteridge
AAA Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Fred Haney
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Rip Sewell
A Charleston Rebels Sally League Frank Oceak
B Waco Pirates Big State League Walt Tauscher
B Burlington Bees Carolina League Frank Barrett and Mike Kash
C Modesto Reds California League Tony Freitas
C Butler Tigers Middle Atlantic League Norm Gerdeman, William Allen and Frank Barrett
C Hutchinson Elks Western Association Wes Griffin
D Eugene Larks Far West League Duster Mails, George Matile and Cliff Dapper
D Brunswick Pirates Georgia-Florida League Mickey O'Neil
D Bartlesville Pirates Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Tedd Gullic
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Jerry Gardner
D Salisbury Pirates North Carolina State League George Detore




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