1935 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1935 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) Pie Traynor
Local television none
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The 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates season was a season in American baseball which involved the Pirates finishing fourth in the National League.

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

Offseason

Regular season

Vaughan hit .385 on his way to being named the NL's Most Valuable Player by The Sporting News. It is considered the best offensive season ever by a shortstop other than Honus Wagner.[3]

On May 25, 1935, Babe Ruth of the Boston Braves hit the final three home runs of his career in one game against the Pirates at Forbes Field.[4]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 100 54 0.649 56–21 44–33
St. Louis Cardinals 96 58 0.623 4 53–24 43–34
New York Giants 91 62 0.595 50–27 41–35
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 67 0.562 13½ 46–31 40–36
Brooklyn Dodgers 70 83 0.458 29½ 38–38 32–45
Cincinnati Reds 68 85 0.444 31½ 41–35 27–50
Philadelphia Phillies 64 89 0.418 35½ 35–43 29–46
Boston Braves 38 115 0.248 61½ 25–50 13–65


Record vs. opponents

1935 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 6–16 3–19 10–12 5–16 8–14 2–20 4–18
Brooklyn 16–6 5–17 11–11 9–13 12–9–1 11–11 6–16
Chicago 19–3 17–5 14–8 14–8 13–9 15–7 8–14
Cincinnati 12–10 11–11 8–14 8–14–1 13–9 8–13 8–14
New York 16–5 13–9 8–14 14–8–1 12–10–2 14–8 14–8
Philadelphia 14–8 9–12–1 9–13 9–13 10–12–2 6–16 7–15
Pittsburgh 20–2 11–11 7–15 13–8 8–14 16–6 11–11
St. Louis 18–4 16–6 14–8 14–8 8–14 15–7 11–11


Game log

1935 Game Log: 86–67 (Home: 46–31; Away: 40–36)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1935 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 Tom Padden 97 302 82 .272 1 30
1B Gus Suhr 153 529 144 .272 10 81
2B Pep Young 128 494 131 .265 7 82
3B Tommy Thevenow 110 408 97 .238 0 47
SS Arky Vaughan 137 499 192 .385 19 99
LF Woody Jensen 143 627 203 .324 8 62
CF Lloyd Waner 122 537 166 .309 0 46
RF Paul Waner 139 549 176 .321 11 78

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
Earl Grace 77 224 59 .263 3 29
Pie Traynor 57 204 57 .279 1 36
Steve Swetonic 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

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
Cy Blanton 35 254.1 18 13 2.58 142
Jim Weaver 33 176.1 14 8 3.42 87
Red Lucas 20 125.2 8 6 3.44 29

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
Guy Bush 41 204.1 11 11 4.32 42
Bill Swift 39 203.2 15 8 .270 74
Waite Hoyt 39 164 7 11 3.40 63
Ralph Birkofer 37 150.1 9 7 4.07 80
Mace Brown 18 72.2 4 1 3.59 28

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
Jack Salveson 5 0 1 0 9.00 2
Hal Smith 1 0 0 0 3.00 0

Awards and honors

1935 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

League top five finishers

Cy Blanton

  • MLB leader in ERA (2.58)

Bill Swift

  • #2 in NL in ERA (2.70)

Arky Vaughan

  • MLB leader in batting average (.385)
  • MLB leader in on-base percentage (.491)
  • NL leader in slugging percentage (.607)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Dutch Zwilling
A Birmingham Barons Southern Association Clyde Milan and Bill Pierre
C Portsmouth Pirates Middle Atlantic League Jake Pitler

References

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Leon Chagnon page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ James, Bill. The New Historical Baseball Abstract
  4. ^ Shrum, Rick (May 10, 2006). "Parting shots: Two local men recall being witness to Babe Ruth's final three home runs". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

External links

  • 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates Page at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.
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