1896 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)William Kerr and Phil Auten
Manager(s)Connie Mack
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The 1896 Pittsburgh[a] Pirates season was the 15th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; their 10th in the National League. The Pirates finished sixth in the National League with a record of 66–63.

Regular season

The 1896 Pittsburgh Pirates
The 1896 Pittsburgh Pirates

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 90 39 0.698 49–16 41–23
Cleveland Spiders 80 48 0.625 43–19 37–29
Cincinnati Reds 77 50 0.606 12 51–15 26–35
Boston Beaneaters 74 57 0.565 17 42–24 32–33
Chicago Colts 71 57 0.555 18½ 42–24 29–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 63 0.512 24 35–31 31–32
New York Giants 64 67 0.489 27 39–26 25–41
Philadelphia Phillies 62 68 0.477 28½ 42–27 20–41
Washington Senators 58 73 0.443 33 38–29 20–44
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 58 73 0.443 33 35–28 23–45
St. Louis Browns 40 90 0.308 50½ 27–34 13–56
Louisville Colonels 38 93 0.290 53 25–37 13–56

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS BR CHI CIN CLE LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WSH
Baltimore 5–7 6–6 7–4–2 10–2 3–8–1 10–2 9–3 12–0 9–2 9–3 10–2
Boston 7–5 10–2 3–9 5–6 5–7–1 8–4 7–5 7–5 7–5 8–4 7–5
Brooklyn 6–6 2–10 6–6 2–10 5–7 8–4 4–8 8–4 6–5–1 7–5 4–8–1
Chicago 4–7–2 9–3 6–6 4–6–1 2–9–1 9–3 5–7 4–8 11–1 9–3 8–4
Cincinnati 2–10 6–5 10–2 6–4–1 6–5 9–3 6–6 8–4 5–7 12–0 7–4
Cleveland 8–3–1 7–5–1 5–7 9–2–1 5–6 8–3–2 7–5 6–6 4–8–1 10–2 9–3–1
Louisville 2–10 4–8 4–8 3–9 3–9 3–8–2 4–8–1 7–5 2–10 3–9 3–9
New York 3–9 5–7 8–4 7–5 6–6 5–7 8–4–1 3–8 4–8 9–3–1 6–6
Philadelphia 0–12 5–7 4–8 8–4 4–8 6–6 5–7 8–3 6–6 8–3 8–4
Pittsburgh 2–9 5–7 5–6–1 1–11 7–5 8–4–1 10–2 8–4 6–6 8–3 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 4–8 5–7 3–9 0–12 2–10 9–3 3–9–1 3–8 3–8 5–7
Washington 2–10 5–7 8–4–1 4–8 4–7 3–9–1 9–3 6–6 4–8 6–6 5–7


Opening Day lineup

Roster

1896 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 Joe Sugden 80 301 89 .296 0 36
1B Jake Beckley 59 217 55 .253 3 32
2B Dick Padden 61 219 53 .242 2 24
SS Bones Ely 128 537 153 .285 3 77
3B Denny Lyons 118 436 134 .307 4 71
OF Mike Smith 122 484 175 .362 6 94
OF Jake Stenzel 114 479 173 .361 2 82
OF Patsy Donovan 131 573 183 .319 3 59

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
Bill Merritt 77 282 82 .291 1 42
Lou Bierbauer 59 258 74 .287 0 39
Harry Davis 44 168 32 .190 0 23
Connie Mack 33 120 26 .217 0 16
Joe Wright 15 52 16 .308 0 6
Jud Smith 10 35 12 .343 0 4
Harry Truby 8 32 5 .156 0 3
Abel Lizotte 7 29 3 .103 0 3
Eddie Boyle 2 5 0 .000 0 0
Tom Delahanty 1 3 1 .333 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
Frank Killen 52 432.1 30 18 3.41 134
Pink Hawley 49 378.0 22 21 3.57 137
Charlie Hastings 17 104.0 5 10 5.88 19
Brownie Foreman 9 61.2 3 3 6.57 18
Elmer Horton 2 15.0 0 2 9.60 3

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
Jim Hughey 25 155.0 6 8 4.99 48

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
Jot Goar 3 0 1 0 16.88 3

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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