1932 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1932 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
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Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss, Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) George Gibson
Local television none
Local radio none
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The 1932 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 51st season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 46th in the National League. The Pirates finished second in the league standings with a record of 86–68.

Regular season

The Pirates' starting lineup included four future Hall of Famers: Pie Traynor, Arky Vaughan, Lloyd Waner, and Paul Waner. At just 20 years old, Vaughan was the youngest player in the majors in 1932.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 9064 0.584 53–24 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 8668 0.558 4 45–31 41–37
Brooklyn Dodgers 8173 0.526 9 44–34 37–39
Philadelphia Phillies 7876 0.506 12 45–32 33–44
Boston Braves 7777 0.500 13 44–33 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 7282 0.468 18 42–35 30–47
New York Giants 7282 0.468 18 37–40 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 6094 0.390 30 33–44 27–50

Record vs. opponents

1932 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 15–78–149–1311–1111–1110–1213–9–1
Brooklyn 7–1510–1215–715–78–1412–1014–8
Chicago 14–812–1012–1015–716–69–1312–10
Cincinnati 13–97–1510–127–159–138–146–16–1
New York 11–117–157–1515–711–117–1514–8
Philadelphia 11–1114–86–1613–911–1114–89–13
Pittsburgh 12–1010–1213–914–815–78–1414–8
St. Louis 9–13–18–1410–1216–6–18–1413–98–14

Game log

1932 Game Log: 86–68 (Home: 45–31; Away: 41–37)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster

1932 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
CEarl Grace115390107.274855
1BGus Suhr154581153.263581
2BTony Piet154574162.282785
3BPie Traynor135513169.329268
SSArky Vaughan129497158.318461
OFLloyd Waner134565188.333238
OFPaul Waner154630215.341882

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
Dave Barbee9732784.257555
Hal Finney31337.21204

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Larry French47274.118163.0272
Steve Swetonic24162.21162.8239

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bill Swift39214.114103.6164
Leon Chagnon30128963.9452

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Erv Brame233107.4110

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Tony Piet

  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (19)

Steve Swetonic

  • #4 in NL in ERA (2.82)

Paul Waner

  • #4 in NL in batting average (.341)
  • #4 in NL in hits (215)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Tulsa Oilers Western League Art Griggs

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa

References

  1. From 1882-1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
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