1958 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1958 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson, Branch Rickey (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Paul Long, Jim Woods
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The 1958 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 77th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 72nd in the National League. The Pirates finished second in the league standings with a record of 84–70, a 22-game improvement over 1957. They ended the year in the first division for the first time since 1948 and recorded their highest league standing since the 1944 edition also finished in second place. Manager Danny Murtaugh, in his first full season at the Pirates' helm, was voted Major League Manager of the Year by The Sporting News.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Braves 9262 0.597 48–29 44–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 8470 0.545 8 49–28 35–42
San Francisco Giants 8074 0.519 12 44–33 36–41
Cincinnati Redlegs 7678 0.494 16 40–37 36–41
Chicago Cubs 7282 0.468 20 35–42 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 7282 0.468 20 39–38 33–44
Los Angeles Dodgers 7183 0.461 21 39–38 32–45
Philadelphia Phillies 6985 0.448 23 35–42 34–43

Record vs. opponents

1958 National League Records

Sources:
Team CHC CIN LAD MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago10–1211–1110–1213–99–1312–107–15
Cincinnati12–1011–115–1715–710–1211–1112–10
Los Angeles 11–1111–1114–810–128–146–1611–11
Milwaukee12–1017–58–1413–911–1116–615–7
Philadelphia9–137–1512–109–1312–108–1412–10
Pittsburgh13–912–1014–811–1110–1212–1012–10
San Francisco10–1211–1116–66–1614–810–1213–9
St. Louis15–710–1211–117–1510–1210–129–13

Game log

1958 Game Log: 84–70 (Home: 49–28; Away: 35–42)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Notable transactions

Roster

1958 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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
CHank Foiles10426454.205850
1BTed Kluszewski10030188.292437
2BBill Mazeroski152567156.2751968
3BFrank Thomas149562158.28135109
SSDick Groat151584175.300366
LFBob Skinner144529170.3211370
CFBill Virdon144604161.267946
RFRoberto Clemente140519150.289650

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
Román Mejías7615742.268519
Bill Hall5111633.284115
John Powers578215.18322
Dick Schofield26274.14802
Hardy Peterson262.33300
Paul Smith631.33300
Johnny O'Brien310.00000

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
Bob Friend3827422143.68135
Ron Kline32237.113163.53109
Vern Law35202.114123.9656

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
Bennie Daniels827.2035.537

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
Roy Face5752202.8947
Don Gross405773.9859
Ron Blackburn382133.3931
Bob Smith352214.4324
George Perez40115.402
Don Williams20006.753
Eddie O'Brien100013.501

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Clyde King
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Larry Shepard
A Lincoln Chiefs Western League Monty Basgall
B Tri-City Braves Northwest League Ray Hathaway
C Douglas Copper Kings Arizona–Mexico League Bob Clear
C San Jose Pirates/Las Vegas Wranglers California League Jack Paepke
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League James Adlam
D Salem Rebels Appalachian League Larry Dorton
D Clinton Pirates Midwest League Stan Wentzel and Wally Millies
D San Angelo Pirates Sophomore League Al Kubski

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Douglas

San Jose franchised transferred to Las Vegas and renamed, May 26, 1958

Notes

References

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