1933 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1933 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) George Gibson
Local television none
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The 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 52nd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 47th in the National League. The Pirates finished second in the league standings with a record of 87–67.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 91 61 -- .599
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 67 5 .565
Chicago Cubs 86 68 6 .558
Boston Braves 83 71 9 .539
St. Louis Cardinals 82 71 9.5 .536
Brooklyn Dodgers 65 88 26.5 .425
Philadelphia Phillies 60 92 31 .395
Cincinnati Reds 58 94 33 .382

Record vs. opponents

1933 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 13–9–1 7–15 12–10 12–10–1 11–11 13–9 15–7
Brooklyn 9–13–1 9–13 10–12–1 8–14–2 13–9 7–15 9–12
Chicago 15–7 13–9 11–11 9–13 15–7 12–10 11–11
Cincinnati 10–12 12–10–1 11–11 4–17 7–14 7–15 7–15
New York 10–12–1 14–8–2 13–9 17–4 15–6 13–9 9–13–1
Philadelphia 11–11 9–13 7–15 14–7 6–15 7–15 6–16
Pittsburgh 9–13 15–7 10–12 15–7 9–13 15–7 14–8
St. Louis 7–15 12–9 11–11 15–7 13–9–1 16–6 8–14


Opening Day lineup

Roster

1933 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
C Grace, EarlEarl Grace 93 291 84 .289 3 44
1B Suhr, GusGus Suhr 154 566 151 .267 10 75
2B Piet, TonyTony Piet 107 362 117 .323 1 42
3B Traynor, PiePie Traynor 154 624 190 .304 1 82
SS Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 152 573 180 .314 9 97
LF Waner, LloydLloyd Waner 121 500 138 .276 0 26
CF Lindstrom, FreddieFreddie Lindstrom 138 538 167 .310 5 55
RF Waner, PaulPaul Waner 154 618 191 .309 7 70

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
Thevenow, TommyTommy Thevenow 73 253 79 .312 0 34
Finney, HalHal Finney 56 133 31 2 2.31 20

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
French, LarryLarry French 47 291.1 18 13 2.72 88
Swift, BillBill Swift 37 218.1 14 10 3.13 64
Birkofer, RalphRalph Birkofer 9 50.2 4 2 2.31 20

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
Hoyt, WaiteWaite Hoyt 36 117 5 7 2.92 44

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Chagnon, LeonLeon Chagnon 39 6 4 1 3.69 35
Harris, BillBill Harris 31 4 4 5 3.22 19
Dudley, CliseClise Dudley 1 0 0 0 135.00 0

Awards and honors

1933 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

League top five finishers

Tony Piet

  • #3 in NL in batting average (.323)

Pie Traynor

  • #4 in NL in hits (190)

Arky Vaughan

  • #3 in NL in on-base percentage (.388)
  • #5 in NL in RBI (97)
  • #5 in NL in slugging percentage (.478)

Paul Waner

  • #2 in NL in runs scored (101)
  • #3 in NL in hits (191)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Tulsa Oilers Texas League Art Griggs

Notes

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

References