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1953 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major league affiliations
Location
1953 Information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General Manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Fred Haney
Local television none
Local radio WWSW
Rosey Rowswell, Bob Prince

The 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 72nd in franchise history. In April 1953, the New York Yankees visited Forbes Field and played two preseason games against the Pirates. Mickey Mantle hit a 500 foot home run that landed on the roof.[1].

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 -- .682
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 13 .597
Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 22 .539
St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 22 .439
New York Giants 70 84 35 .455
Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 37 .442
Chicago Cubs 65 89 40 .422
Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 55 .325

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1953 Pittsburgh Pirates roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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
2B O'Brien, JohnnyJohnny O'Brien 89 279 69 .247 2 22
SS O'Brien, EddieEddie O'Brien 89 261 62 .238 0 14
OF Abrams, CalCal Abrams 119 448 128 .286 15 43

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
Rice, HalHal Rice 78 286 89 .311 4 42
Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner 41 148 40 .270 7 29
Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 27 73 17 .233 2 14
Smith, DickDick Smith 13 43 7 .163 0 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dickson, MurryMurry Dickson 45 200.2 10 19 4.53 88

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bowman, RogerRoger Bowman 30 0 4 0 4.82 36

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Danny Murtaugh
A Charleston Rebels Sally League Frank Oceak, Norm Shope and Larry Shepard
A Denver Bears Western League Andy Cohen
B Waco/Longview Pirates Big State League Buster Chatham
B Burlington-Graham Pirates Carolina League Stan Wentzel
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Cliff Dapper
C St. Jean Canadiens Provincial League George Genovese
C Hutchinson Elks Western Association Wes Griffin
D Bristol Twins Appalachian League George Detore
D Dublin Irish Georgia State League John George and Frank Oceak
D Brunswick Pirates Georgia-Florida League Jack Paepke
D Batavia Clippers PONY League George Kinnamon

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hutchinson, Brunswick

Waco franchise transferred to Longview, May 22, 1953

Notes

References


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