1942 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1942 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) Frankie Frisch
Local radio WWSW
Rosey Rowswell, Jack Craddock
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The 1942 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 61st season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 56th in the National League. The Pirates finished fifth in the league standings with a record of 66–81.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 10648 0.688 60–17 46–31
Brooklyn Dodgers 10450 0.675 2 57–22 47–28
New York Giants 8567 0.559 20 47–31 38–36
Cincinnati Reds 7676 0.500 29 38–39 38–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 6681 0.449 36½ 41–34 25–47
Chicago Cubs 6886 0.442 38 36–41 32–45
Boston Braves 5989 0.399 44 33–36 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 42109 0.278 62½ 23–51 19–58

Record vs. opponents

1942 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 6–1613–95–16–18–1214–87–12–16–16
Brooklyn 16–616–615–714–8–118–416–69–13
Chicago 9–136–1613–99–13–114–811–116–16
Cincinnati 16–5–17–159–139–1316–612–9–17–15
New York 12–88–14–113–9–113–917–515–77–15
Philadelphia 8–144–188–146–165–176–135–17
Pittsburgh 12–7–16–1611–119–12–17–1513–68–14–2
St. Louis 16–613–916–615–715–717–514–8–2

Game log

1942 Game Log: 66–81 (Home: 41–34; Away: 25–47)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster

1942 Pittsburgh Pirates
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
3BBob Elliott143560166.296989

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
Stu Martin4212027.225112
Bill Baker18172.11802

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
Max Butcher24150.2582.9349
Bill Brandt316.1114.964

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
Dutch Dietz40134.1693.9535
Hank Gornicki25112562.5748
Dick Conger28.1002.163

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 Toronto Maple Leafs International League Burleigh Grimes
A Albany Senators Eastern League Ripper Collins
B Harrisburg Senators Interstate League Danny Taylor
C Hutchinson Pirates Western Association Walter Holke
D Moultrie Packers Georgia–Florida League F. M. McVay
D Oil City Oilers Pennsylvania State Association Frank Oceak
D Hornell Maples PONY League Poke Whalen and Leo Mackey

Toronto affiliation shared with Philadelphia Athletics

Notes

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

References

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