1891 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)William A. Nimick
Manager(s)Bill McGunnigle, Ned Hanlon
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The 1891 Pittsburgh[a] Pirates season was the 10th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise (and the first under the "Pirates" name); their 5th in the National League. The Pirates finished eighth and last in the National League with a record of 55–80.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Beaneaters 87 51 0.630 51–20 36–31
Chicago Colts 82 53 0.607 43–22 39–31
New York Giants 71 61 0.538 13 39–28 32–33
Philadelphia Phillies 68 69 0.496 18½ 35–34 33–35
Cleveland Spiders 65 74 0.468 22½ 40–28 25–46
Brooklyn Grooms 61 76 0.445 25½ 41–31 20–45
Cincinnati Reds 56 81 0.409 30½ 26–41 30–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 55 80 0.407 30½ 32–34 23–46

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHI CIN CLE NYG PHI PIT
Boston 15–5 7–13 11–9 11–9 15–5–1 12–7 16–3–1
Brooklyn 5–15 7–13 9–10 11–9 8–11 12–8 9–10
Chicago 13–7 13–7 14–6 16–4 5–13–1 9–10 12–6–1
Cincinnati 9–11 10–9 6–14 7–13 5–13–1 9–11 10–10
Cleveland 9–11 9–11 4–16 13–7 6–13–1 10–10–1 14–6
New York 5–15–1 11–8 13–5–1 13–5–1 13–6–1 9–10 7–12
Philadelphia 7–12 8–12 10–9 11–9 10–10–1 10–9 12–8
Pittsburgh 3–16–1 10–9 6–12–1 10–10 6–14 12–7 8–12


Opening Day lineup

Roster

1891 Pittsburgh Pirates

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

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 Connie Mack 75 280 60 .214 0 29
1B Jake Beckley 133 554 162 .292 4 73
2B Lou Bierbauer 121 500 103 .206 1 47
SS Frank Shugart 75 320 88 .275 3 33
3B Charlie Reilly 114 415 91 .219 3 44
OF Ned Hanlon 119 455 121 .266 0 60
OF Fred Carroll 91 353 77 .218 4 48
OF Pete Browning 50 203 59 .291 4 28

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
Doggie Miller 135 548 156 .285 4 57
Al Maul 47 149 28 .188 0 14
Pop Corkhill 41 145 33 .228 3 20
Dan Lally 41 143 32 .224 1 17
Tun Berger 43 134 32 .239 1 14
Jocko Fields 23 75 18 .240 0 5
Piggy Ward 6 18 6 .333 0 2
John Newell 5 18 2 .111 0 2
Ed Spurney 3 7 2 .286 0 0
Sam LaRocque 1 4 0 .000 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
Mark Baldwin 53 437.2 21 28 2.76 197
Silver King 48 384.1 14 29 3.11 160
Pud Galvin 33 246.2 15 14 2.88 46
Harry Staley 9 71.2 4 5 2.89 25
Scott Stratton 2 18.1 0 2 2.45 5

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
Al Maul 8 39.0 1 2 2.31 13

Notes

  1. ^ Until early in the 20th century, the name of Pittsburgh was spelled both with and without the final 'h'.

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