1934 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1934 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) George Gibson, Pie Traynor
Local television none
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The 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 53rd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 48th in the National League. The Pirates finished fifth in the league standings with a record of 74–76.

Regular season

The roster featured seven future Hall of Famers: player-manager Pie Traynor, pitcher Waite Hoyt, pitcher Burleigh Grimes, shortstop Arky Vaughan, outfielder Freddie Lindstrom, center fielder Lloyd Waner, and right fielder Paul Waner.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 9558 0.621 48–29 47–29
New York Giants 9360 0.608 2 49–26 44–34
Chicago Cubs 8665 0.570 8 47–30 39–35
Boston Braves 7873 0.517 16 40–35 38–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 7476 0.493 19½ 45–32 29–44
Brooklyn Dodgers 7181 0.467 23½ 43–33 28–48
Philadelphia Phillies 5693 0.376 37 35–36 21–57
Cincinnati Reds 5299 0.344 42 30–47 22–52

Record vs. opponents

1934 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 16–6–112–1015–77–1514–89–115–16
Brooklyn 6–16–18–1213–98–1413–916–67–15
Chicago 10–1212–814–811–1013–914–8–112–10
Cincinnati 7–159–138–146–169–107–156–16–1
New York 15–714–810–1116–615–714–89–13
Philadelphia 8–149–139–1310–97–157–136–16
Pittsburgh 11–96–168–14–115–78–1413–713–9
St. Louis 16–515–710–1216–6–113–916–69–13

Game log

1934 Game Log: 74–76 (Home: 45–32; Away: 29–44)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster

1934 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 Grace9528978.270424
1BGus Suhr151573162.28313103
2BCookie Lavagetto8730467.220346
3BPie Traynor119444137.309161
SSArky Vaughan149558186.3331294
OFPaul Waner146599217.3621490
OFLloyd Waner140611173.283148
OFFreddie Lindstrom97383111.290449

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
Hal Finney500----00

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 French49263.212183.58103
Bill Swift37212.211133.9881
Cy Blanton18013.385

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
Ralph Birkofer4120411124.1071
Bill Harris1119006.638
Burleigh Grimes827.1127.249

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
Leon Chagnon334114.8119

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Doc Prothro
C Springfield Pirates Middle Atlantic League Al DeVormer and Rube Bressler
D McKeesport Tubers Pennsylvania State Association Leo Mackey

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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