1937 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1937 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) Pie Traynor
Local radio KDKA
Rosey Rowswell, Jack Craddock
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The 1937 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 56th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 51st in the National League. The Pirates finished third in the league standings with a record of 86–68.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 9557 0.625 50–25 45–32
Chicago Cubs 9361 0.604 3 46–32 47–29
Pittsburgh Pirates 8668 0.558 10 46–32 40–36
St. Louis Cardinals 8173 0.526 15 45–33 36–40
Boston Bees 7973 0.520 16 43–33 36–40
Brooklyn Dodgers 6291 0.405 33½ 36–39 26–52
Philadelphia Phillies 6192 0.399 34½ 29–45 32–47
Cincinnati Reds 5698 0.364 40 28–51 28–47

Record vs. opponents

1937 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 15–79–1311–1110–1014–811–119–13
Brooklyn 7–158–1412–10–16–1610–1112–107–15–1
Chicago 13–914–814–812–1014–89–1317–5
Cincinnati 11–1110–12–18–148–1411–111–217–15
New York 10–1016–610–1214–815–716–614–8
Philadelphia 8–1411–108–1411–117–1511–115–17–2
Pittsburgh 11–1110–1213–921–16–1611–1114–8
St. Louis 13–915–7–15–1715–78–1417–5–28–14

Game log

1937 Game Log: 86–68 (Home: 46–32; Away: 40–36)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster

1937 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

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
Pie Traynor5122.16700

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
Ed Brandt33176.111103.1174

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
Russ Bauers34187.21362.88118
Jim Weaver32109.2853.2044

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Walter "Rabbit" Maranville
B Savannah Indians Sally League Bill Steinecke and Chick Autry
C Hutchinson Larks Western Association Dick Goldberg, Dick Klinger and Hugh McMullen
D Mt. Airy Reds Bi-State League Frank Packard and Walt Novak
D Paducah Indians KITTY League Hugh McMullen, Ervin Brame, Lee Keller,
Ralph Bishop, George Block and Pete Mondino

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Savannah

References

  1. From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. Ralph Birkofer page at Baseball-Reference
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