1915 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s)Fred Clarke
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The 1915 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 34th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 29th in the National League. The Pirates finished fifth in the league standings with a record of 73–81.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 90 62 0.592 49–27 41–35
Boston Braves 83 69 0.546 7 49–27 34–42
Brooklyn Robins 80 72 0.526 10 51–26 29–46
Chicago Cubs 73 80 0.477 17½ 42–34 31–46
Pittsburgh Pirates 73 81 0.474 18 40–37 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 81 0.471 18½ 42–36 30–45
Cincinnati Reds 71 83 0.461 20 39–37 32–46
New York Giants 69 83 0.454 21 37–38 32–45

Record vs. opponents


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


Game log

1915 Game Log: 73–81 (Home: 40–37; Away: 33–44)
April: 5–9 (Home: 1–2; Away: 4–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 14 @ Reds 9–2 McQuillan (1–0) Ames 24,000 1–0
2 April 15 @ Reds 1–2 Benton Harmon (0–1) 3,000 1–1
3 April 16 @ Reds 2–4 Douglas Vance (0–1) Dale 1–2
4 April 17 @ Reds 3–2 Mamaux (1–0) Brown 2–2
5 April 18 @ Cubs 1–2 (10) Vaughn Cooper (0–1) 2–3
6 April 19 @ Cubs 7–8 Pierce Harmon (0–2) 2–4
7 April 20 @ Cubs 8–6 Mamaux (2–0) Cheney McQuillan (1) 2,000 3–4
8 April 22 Reds 8–2 Adams (1–0) Douglas 4–4
9 April 23 Reds 1–2 Dale Cooper (0–2) Benton 2,500 4–5
10 April 24 Reds 1–1 (8) 10,000 4–5
11 April 25 @ Cardinals 1–8 Doak Kantlehner (0–1) 12,000 4–6
12 April 26 @ Cardinals 0–3 Perdue Adams (1–1) 4–7
13 April 27 @ Cardinals 0–3 Griner Mamaux (2–1) 4–8
14 April 28 @ Cardinals 7–6 (8) Harmon (1–2) Sallee Cooper (1) 5–8
15 April 30 Cubs 1–4 Zabel Cooper (0–3) 5–9
May: 13–10 (Home: 7–2; Away: 6–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
16 May 1 Cubs 1–3 Standridge Adams (1–2) 2,000 5–10
17 May 2 @ Cubs 1–7 (8) Vaughn McQuillan (1–1) 5–11
18 May 3 @ Cubs 1–5 (5) Pierce Cooper (0–4) Humphries 5–12
19 May 4 Cardinals 4–3 (8) Harmon (2–2) Perdue 6–12
20 May 6 Cardinals 9–3 Adams (2–2) Meadows 7–12
21 May 7 Cardinals 6–4 McQuillan (2–1) Doak 8–12
22 May 8 Cardinals 3–2 Mamaux (3–1) Robinson 9–12
23 May 9 @ Reds 8–3 Harmon (3–2) Douglas 10–12
24 May 10 Cubs 10–7 Conzelman (1–0) Zabel Adams (1) 11–12
25 May 11 @ Phillies 2–4 Alexander McQuillan (2–2) 11–13
26 May 13 @ Phillies 3–1 Harmon (4–2) Demaree 12–13
27 May 14 @ Phillies 3–5 Rixey Adams (2–3) Mayer 12–14
28 May 15 @ Braves 10–6 Cooper (1–4) Rudolph McQuillan (2) 13–14
29 May 18 @ Braves 2–3 James Harmon (4–3) 13–15
30 May 19 @ Braves 7–0 Mamaux (4–1) Ragan 14–15
31 May 20 @ Giants 6–2 Adams (3–3) Perritt 15–15
32 May 25 @ Robins 1–5 Pfeffer McQuillan (2–3) 15–16
33 May 27 @ Robins 0–2 Dell Cooper (1–5) 15–17
34 May 28 @ Robins 3–1 Mamaux (5–1) Coombs 16–17
35 May 29 Cardinals 0–0 (5) 16–17
36 May 29 Cardinals 3–5 Meadows McQuillan (2–4) 16–18
37 May 30 @ Reds 0–4 Schneider Harmon (4–4) 16–19
38 May 31 Cubs 1–0 Cooper (2–5) Lavender 17–19
39 May 31 Cubs 1–0 Mamaux (6–1) Cheney 15,000 18–19
June: 13–9 (Home: 9–7; Away: 4–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
40 June 1 Cubs 0–2 Zabel Adams (3–4) 18–20
41 June 4 Robins 2–8 Pfeffer Cooper (2–6) 18–21
42 June 5 Robins 11–0 Mamaux (7–1) Dell 5,000 19–21
43 June 7 Robins 6–1 Adams (4–4) Coombs 20–21
44 June 8 Robins 3–4 Smith McQuillan (2–5) Pfeffer 1,800 20–22
45 June 9 Braves 7–3 Mamaux (8–1) Tyler 21–22
46 June 10 Braves 2–1 Harmon (5–4) Hughes 22–22
47 June 12 Braves 2–8 Ragan Adams (4–5) 22–23
48 June 14 Phillies 1–4 (11) Alexander Mamaux (8–2) 3,500 22–24
49 June 16 Phillies 2–1 Harmon (6–4) Chalmers 23–24
50 June 17 Giants 1–3 Marquard McQuillan (2–6) 23–25
51 June 18 Giants 7–5 Mamaux (9–2) Perritt Adams (2) 24–25
52 June 19 Giants 4–0 Harmon (7–4) Tesreau 25–25
53 June 21 Phillies 4–3 (13) Mamaux (10–2) Rixey 26–25
54 June 22 @ Reds 3–1 McQuillan (3–6) Schneider 27–25
55 June 23 @ Reds 6–2 Harmon (8–4) Benton 28–25
56 June 24 Reds 3–5 Toney Mamaux (10–3) 28–26
57 June 26 Reds 6–3 McQuillan (4–6) Dale 6,000 29–26
58 June 29 @ Cardinals 8–5 Adams (5–5) Meadows 30–26
59 June 29 @ Cardinals 4–6 Robinson Cooper (2–7) Griner 10,000 30–27
60 June 30 @ Cardinals 0–2 Doak Adams (5–6) 30–28
61 June 30 @ Cardinals 4–2 (10) McQuillan (5–6) Sallee 8,000 31–28
July: 16–17 (Home: 5–4; Away: 11–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
62 July 1 @ Cubs 4–0 Mamaux (11–3) Vaughn 1,500 32–28
63 July 2 @ Cubs 1–2 Pierce Harmon (8–5) 2,000 32–29
64 July 3 @ Cubs 5–6 Humphries Cooper (2–8) Lavender 32–30
65 July 3 @ Cubs 4–2 Adams (6–6) Zabel 12,000 33–30
66 July 4 @ Cubs 5–8 Cheney McQuillan (5–7) Lavender 33–31
67 July 5 Cardinals 1–3 Doak Mamaux (11–4) 33–32
68 July 5 Cardinals 5–0 Harmon (9–5) Meadows 34–32
69 July 6 Cardinals 1–2 Griner Kantlehner (0–2) 1,200 34–33
70 July 7 Cubs 4–7 Lavender Adams (6–7) 34–34
71 July 8 @ Phillies 2–0 Mamaux (12–4) Rixey 35–34
72 July 9 @ Phillies 1–2 Alexander Harmon (9–6) 35–35
73 July 10 @ Phillies 3–6 Demaree Adams (6–8) 12,000 35–36
74 July 12 @ Phillies 2–1 McQuillan (6–7) Mayer Cooper (2) 36–36
75 July 12 @ Phillies 4–2 Mamaux (13–4) Chalmers 13,000 37–36
76 July 13 @ Braves 3–1 Kantlehner (1–2) Ragan 38–36
77 July 13 @ Braves 6–7 Davis Harmon (9–7) Hughes 38–37
78 July 15 @ Braves 2–3 Rudolph Cooper (2–9) 38–38
79 July 16 @ Braves 5–6 (15) Hughes Adams (6–9) 38–39
80 July 17 @ Robins 5–3 McQuillan (7–7) Smith Kantlehner (1) 39–39
81 July 17 @ Robins 3–7 (7) Coombs Conzelman (1–1) 22,000 39–40
82 July 19 @ Robins 0–3 Rucker Kantlehner (1–3) 39–41
83 July 20 @ Robins 6–2 Harmon (10–7) Douglas 40–41
84 July 23 @ Giants 6–1 Adams (7–9) Mathewson 41–41
85 July 23 @ Giants 4–3 Mamaux (14–4) Tesreau Cooper (3) 15,000 42–41
86 July 24 @ Giants 4–8 Marquard Harmon (10–8) 42–42
87 July 24 @ Giants 2–4 Perritt Cooper (2–10) 42–43
88 July 26 @ Giants 2–1 Adams (8–9) Mathewson 43–43
89 July 26 @ Giants 0–3 Tesreau McQuillan (7–8) 10,000 43–44
90 July 27 Giants 8–1 Mamaux (15–4) Marquard 4,000 44–44
91 July 29 Robins 8–2 Kantlehner (2–3) Pfeffer 2,500 45–44
92 July 30 Robins 2–3 Rucker Harmon (10–9) 45–45
93 July 31 Robins 5–0 Mamaux (16–4) Appleton 46–45
94 July 31 Robins 5–4 (10) McQuillan (8–8) Pfeffer 12,000 47–45
August: 11–20 (Home: 6–8; Away: 5–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
95 August 3 Braves 4–5 Ragan Kantlehner (2–4) Hughes 47–46
96 August 3 Braves 2–7 Tyler Harmon (10–10) 47–47
97 August 4 Braves 1–5 Hughes Mamaux (16–5) 47–48
98 August 5 Phillies 1–0 Adams (9–9) Alexander 48–48
99 August 6 Phillies 4–5 Demaree McQuillan (8–9) Mayer 48–49
100 August 7 Phillies 9–0 Mamaux (17–5) Mayer 49–49
101 August 7 Phillies 6–0 Harmon (11–10) Rixey 50–49
102 August 10 Giants 8–2 Adams (10–9) Marquard 51–49
103 August 12 Giants 4–0 Mamaux (18–5) Tesreau 52–49
104 August 13 Reds 3–4 McKenry Harmon (11–11) 52–50
105 August 14 Reds 4–5 (11) Lear Kantlehner (2–5) 52–51
106 August 14 Reds 0–6 Toney McQuillan (8–10) 52–52
107 August 15 @ Reds 2–6 Dale Cooper (2–11) 52–53
108 August 15 @ Reds 2–6 McKenry Harmon (11–12) 52–54
109 August 16 Reds 5–4 Kantlehner (3–5) Lear 53–54
110 August 17 Cubs 4–6 Zabel Cooper (2–12) 53–55
111 August 18 @ Phillies 8–4 Adams (11–9) Mayer 54–55
112 August 19 @ Phillies 8–3 Harmon (12–12) Demaree 55–55
113 August 20 @ Phillies 3–4 (11) Alexander Cooper (2–13) 55–56
114 August 21 @ Braves 1–3 Rudolph Kantlehner (3–6) 55–57
115 August 21 @ Braves 0–2 Nehf Mamaux (18–6) 20,000 55–58
116 August 23 @ Braves 2–3 Hughes Adams (11–10) 55–59
117 August 24 @ Braves 0–10 Ragan Cooper (2–14) 55–60
118 August 25 @ Giants 3–5 Perritt Harmon (12–13) 55–61
119 August 25 @ Giants 9–7 Mamaux (19–6) Benton Kantlehner (2) 56–61
120 August 26 @ Giants 2–1 Kantlehner (4–6) Stroud 57–61
121 August 27 @ Giants 1–2 Mathewson Adams (11–11) 57–62
122 August 28 @ Robins 1–2 Rucker Harmon (12–14) 57–63
123 August 28 @ Robins 0–3 Pfeffer Kantlehner (4–7) 13,000 57–64
124 August 31 @ Robins 5–3 Kelly (1–0) Coombs Cooper (4) 58–64
125 August 31 @ Robins 2–3 Marquard Kantlehner (4–8) 58–65
September: 14–14 (Home: 12–14; Away: 2–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
126 September 1 Cardinals 0–4 Sallee Adams (11–12) 58–66
127 September 1 Cardinals 7–0 Harmon (13–14) Perdue 59–66
128 September 2 Cardinals 2–7 Doak Kelly (1–1) 59–67
129 September 3 Cubs 4–1 Mamaux (20–6) Humphries 60–67
130 September 4 Cubs 2–5 Vaughn Kantlehner (4–9) 60–68
131 September 4 Cubs 2–1 (12) Adams (12–12) Lavender 7,000 61–68
132 September 5 @ Cubs 13–2 Cooper (3–14) Adams 62–68
133 September 6 Reds 0–3 Schneider Mamaux (20–7) 62–69
134 September 6 Reds 5–2 Harmon (14–14) McKenry 8,000 63–69
135 September 7 Reds 3–6 Toney Adams (12–13) 63–70
136 September 10 Braves 8–1 Adams (13–13) Nehf 64–70
137 September 10 Braves 2–3 (10) Rudolph Kantlehner (4–10) 4,500 64–71
138 September 11 Phillies 2–3 Mayer Harmon (14–15) 64–72
139 September 13 Phillies 2–4 (13) Alexander Cooper (3–15) 64–73
140 September 14 Phillies 3–4 Chalmers Adams (13–14) 64–74
141 September 15 Phillies 1–0 Kantlehner (5–10) Mayer 65–74
142 September 16 Giants 4–8 Tesreau Harmon (14–16) 65–75
143 September 17 Giants 9–6 Cooper (4–15) Benton 66–75
144 September 17 Giants 5–0 Hill (1–0) Perritt 67–75
145 September 18 Giants 8–2 Mamaux (21–7) Mathewson 68–75
146 September 18 Giants 2–7 Tesreau Kantlehner (5–11) 68–76
147 September 20 Robins 1–0 Harmon (15–16) Pfeffer 69–76
148 September 22 Robins 2–4 Rucker Cooper (4–16) 69–77
149 September 22 Robins 2–1 Hill (2–0) Cheney 70–77
150 September 23 Braves 8–4 Cooper (5–16) Rudolph 71–77
151 September 24 Braves 0–2 Nehf Kantlehner (5–12) 71–78
152 September 25 Braves 2–5 Hughes Harmon (15–17) 71–79
153 September 30 @ Cardinals 6–5 (10) Harmon (16–17) Perdue 72–79
October: 1–2 (Home: 0–0; Away: 1–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
154 October 1 @ Cardinals 3–6 Doak Hill (2–1) Sallee 72–80
155 October 2 @ Cardinals 1–3 Ames Mamaux (21–8) 72–81
156 October 3 @ Reds 5–3 Adams (14–14) Schneider 73–81
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1915 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 George Gibson 120 351 88 .251 1 30
1B Doc Johnston 147 543 144 .265 5 64
2B Jim Viox 150 503 129 .256 2 45
SS Honus Wagner 156 566 155 .274 6 78
3B Doug Baird 145 512 112 .219 1 53
OF Bill Hinchman 156 577 177 .307 5 77
OF Zip Collins 101 354 104 .294 1 23
OF Max Carey 140 564 143 .254 3 27

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
Wally Gerber 56 144 28 .194 0 7
Bobby Schang 56 125 23 .184 0 4
Dan Costello 71 125 27 .216 0 11
Ed Barney 32 99 27 .273 0 5
Sheldon Lejeune 18 65 11 .169 0 2
Alex McCarthy 21 49 10 .204 0 3
Leo Murphy 31 41 4 .098 0 4
Ike McAuley 5 15 2 .133 0 0
Paddy Siglin 6 7 2 .286 0 0
Bill Wagner 5 5 0 .000 0 0
Pat Duncan 3 5 1 .200 0 0
Fritz Scheeren 4 3 0 .000 0 0
Fred Clarke 1 2 1 .500 0 0
Harry Daubert 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Syd Smith 1 1 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
Bob Harmon 37 269.2 16 17 2.50 86
Al Mamaux 38 251.2 21 8 2.04 152
Babe Adams 40 245.0 14 14 2.87 62
Dazzy Vance 1 2.2 0 1 10.13 0

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
Wilbur Cooper 38 185.2 5 16 3.30 71
Erv Kantlehner 29 163.0 5 12 2.26 64
George McQuillan 30 149.0 8 10 2.84 56
Carmen Hill 8 47.0 2 1 1.15 24
Herb Kelly 5 11.0 1 1 4.09 6

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
Joe Conzelman 18 1 1 0 3.42 22
Phil Slattery 3 0 0 0 0.00 1

References

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