1917 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s)Nixey Callahan, Honus Wagner, Hugo Bezdek
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The 1917 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 36th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 31st in the National League. The Pirates finished eighth and last in the league standings with a record of 51–103.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 98 56 0.636 50–28 48–28
Philadelphia Phillies 87 65 0.572 10 46–29 41–36
St. Louis Cardinals 82 70 0.539 15 38–38 44–32
Cincinnati Reds 78 76 0.506 20 39–38 39–38
Chicago Cubs 74 80 0.481 24 35–42 39–38
Boston Braves 72 81 0.471 25½ 35–42 37–39
Brooklyn Robins 70 81 0.464 26½ 36–38 34–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 51 103 0.331 47 25–53 26–50

Record vs. opponents

1917 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 11–11 10–12–2 7–15 11–11 14–8 6–15–1
Brooklyn 9–13–1 7–15 10–12 9–13–2 9–11–1 16–6–1 10–11
Chicago 11–11 15–7 8–14–1 7–15–1 6–16–1 17–5 10–12
Cincinnati 12–10–2 12–10 14–8–1 11–11 8–14 12–10 9–13
New York 15–7 13–9–2 15–7–1 11–11 14–8 16–6–1 14–8
Philadelphia 11–11 11–9–1 16–6–1 14–8 8–14 14–8 13–9
Pittsburgh 8–14 6–16–1 5–17 10–12 6–16–1 8–14 8–14–1
St. Louis 15–6–1 11–10 12–10 13–9 8–14 9–13 14–8–1


Game log

1917 Game Log: 51–103 (Home: 25–53; Away: 26–50)
April: 7–11 (Home: 2–3; Away: 5–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 11 @ Cubs 3–5 Vaughn Evans (0–1) 0–1
2 April 12 @ Cubs 0–2 Douglas Cooper (0–1) 0–2
3 April 13 @ Cubs 1–6 Ruether Mamaux (0–1) 0–3
4 April 14 @ Cubs 4–2 Miller (1–0) Hendrix 1–3
5 April 15 @ Reds 2–5 Toney Mamaux (0–2) 1–4
6 April 16 @ Reds 8–4 Cooper (1–1) Mitchell 2–4
7 April 17 @ Reds 2–3 Schneider Miller (1–1) 2–5
8 April 18 @ Reds 5–7 Eller Mamaux (0–3) Mitchell 2–6
9 April 19 Cubs 3–10 Hendrix Cooper (1–2) 2–7
10 April 20 Cubs 6–1 Grimes (1–0) Demaree 3–7
11 April 21 Cubs 1–2 Vaughn Miller (1–2) 3–8
12 April 22 @ Cardinals 1–4 Doak Mamaux (0–4) 3–9
13 April 23 @ Cardinals 2–0 Cooper (2–2) Watson 4–9
14 April 24 @ Cardinals 1–2 (10) Ames Grimes (1–1) 4–10
15 April 25 @ Cardinals 10–8 (10) Carlson (1–0) Watson 5–10
16 April 27 Reds 3–5 Toney Miller (1–3) 5–11
17 April 28 Reds 2–0 Grimes (2–1) Sanders 6–11
18 April 29 @ Reds 3–0 Carlson (2–0) Schneider 7–11
May: 6–14 (Home: 2–3; Away: 4–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
19 May 2 Cardinals 0–4 Ames Grimes (2–2) 7–12
20 May 3 Cardinals 3–4 Pierce Mamaux (0–5) Doak 7–13
21 May 6 @ Cubs 2–3 Vaughn Carlson (2–1) 7–14
22 May 7 @ Cubs 1–4 Seaton Grimes (2–3) 7–15
23 May 10 @ Braves 11–4 Grimes (3–3) Nehf 8–15
24 May 11 @ Braves 2–3 (10) Rudolph Jacobs (0–1) 8–16
25 May 14 @ Phillies 2–3 Alexander Jacobs (0–2) 8–17
26 May 15 @ Phillies 2–8 Mayer Grimes (3–4) 8–18
27 May 16 @ Phillies 12–4 Cooper (3–2) Oeschger 9–18
28 May 17 @ Phillies 6–8 Rixey Carlson (2–2) Lavender 9–19
29 May 18 @ Giants 1–8 Sallee Grimes (3–5) 9–20
30 May 19 @ Giants 5–4 Cooper (4–2) Benton 10–20
31 May 21 @ Giants 3–4 Tesreau Jacobs (0–3) 10–21
32 May 22 @ Giants 2–0 Miller (2–3) Anderson 11–21
33 May 24 @ Robins 0–6 Pfeffer Grimes (3–6) 11–22
34 May 25 @ Robins 3–4 Cadore Cooper (4–3) 11–23
35 May 26 @ Robins 1–4 Marquard Miller (2–4) 11–24
36 May 30 Cubs 5–6 Douglas Jacobs (0–4) Demaree 11–25
37 May 30 Cubs 2–1 Carlson (3–2) Demaree 12–25
38 May 31 Phillies 3–2 Mamaux (1–5) Rixey Jacobs (1) 13–25
June: 8–15 (Home: 6–14; Away: 2–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
39 June 1 Phillies 1–9 Mayer Miller (2–5) 13–26
40 June 2 Phillies 1–9 Alexander Grimes (3–7) 13–27
41 June 4 Phillies 5–1 Jacobs (1–4) Lavender 14–27
42 June 7 Robins 3–5 Pfeffer Mamaux (1–6) 14–28
43 June 8 Robins 5–4 Miller (3–5) Dell 15–28
44 June 9 Braves 5–6 Tyler Carlson (3–3) 15–29
45 June 11 Braves 0–2 Nehf Miller (3–6) Tyler 15–30
46 June 12 Braves 5–4 (11) Jacobs (2–4) Tyler 16–30
47 June 13 Giants 3–7 Anderson Grimes (3–8) 16–31
48 June 14 Giants 0–2 Perritt Jacobs (2–5) 16–32
49 June 16 Giants 1–4 Benton Miller (3–7) 16–33
50 June 18 @ Cardinals 4–0 Cooper (5–3) Packard 17–33
51 June 19 @ Cardinals 7–3 (11) Jacobs (3–5) Ames 18–33
52 June 20 @ Cardinals 4–4 (6) 18–33
53 June 21 Cubs 4–12 Seaton Miller (3–8) 18–34
54 June 22 Cubs 4–3 (10) Cooper (6–3) Demaree 19–34
55 June 23 Cubs 0–2 Douglas Jacobs (3–6) 19–35
56 June 23 Cubs 4–6 (10) Hendrix Miller (3–9) Seaton 19–36
57 June 24 @ Cubs 1–2 Vaughn Mamaux (1–7) 19–37
58 June 26 Reds 5–6 Schneider Cooper (6–4) 19–38
59 June 27 Reds 5–6 Regan Jacobs (3–7) Ring 19–39
60 June 28 Reds 6–2 Steele (1–0) Toney 20–39
61 June 29 Reds 0–1 Mitchell Mamaux (1–8) 20–40
62 June 30 Reds 5–4 Cooper (7–4) Ring 21–40
July: 10–23 (Home: 3–11; Away: 7–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
63 July 1 @ Reds 1–4 Toney Jacobs (3–8) 21–41
64 July 1 @ Reds 1–5 Toney Steele (1–1) 21–42
65 July 2 Cardinals 4–6 Horstmann Mamaux (1–9) Packard 21–43
66 July 3 Cardinals 6–8 Ames Miller (3–10) 21–44
67 July 4 Cardinals 3–4 Packard Jacobs (3–9) Meadows 21–45
68 July 4 Cardinals 1–4 Doak Cooper (7–5) 21–46
69 July 5 Cardinals 6–9 (11) Ames Grimes (3–9) 21–47
70 July 6 @ Phillies 8–5 Mamaux (2–9) Oeschger Carlson (1) 22–47
71 July 7 @ Phillies 4–1 Miller (4–10) Alexander Jacobs (2) 23–47
72 July 12 @ Robins 2–1 Carlson (4–3) Pfeffer 24–47
73 July 13 @ Robins 0–4 Cheney Jacobs (3–10) 24–48
74 July 13 @ Robins 1–2 (10) Smith Grimes (3–10) 24–49
75 July 14 @ Robins 3–5 Coombs Mamaux (2–10) 24–50
76 July 14 @ Robins 0–1 Marquard Miller (4–11) 24–51
77 July 16 @ Braves 7–8 (11) Tyler Grimes (3–11) 24–52
78 July 16 @ Braves 2–7 Barnes Jacobs (3–11) 24–53
79 July 17 @ Braves 6–10 Nehf Mamaux (2–11) 24–54
80 July 18 @ Braves 8–6 Steele (2–1) Tyler 25–54
81 July 18 @ Braves 3–2 Carlson (5–3) Rudolph 26–54
82 July 19 @ Braves 6–1 Cooper (8–5) Barnes 27–54
83 July 20 @ Giants 0–4 Benton Carlson (5–4) 27–55
84 July 21 @ Giants 3–4 (10) Sallee Grimes (3–12) 27–56
85 July 23 @ Giants 1–0 Cooper (9–5) Schupp 28–56
86 July 24 @ Giants 2–6 Perritt Miller (4–12) Anderson 28–57
87 July 25 Robins 3–4 (13) Smith Jacobs (3–12) 28–58
88 July 26 Robins 4–1 Carlson (6–4) Pfeffer 29–58
89 July 26 Robins 1–5 Cadore Jacobs (3–13) 29–59
90 July 27 Robins 5–1 Cooper (10–5) Coombs 30–59
91 July 28 Robins 2–6 Cheney Steele (2–2) 30–60
92 July 28 Robins 2–4 Smith Miller (4–13) 30–61
93 July 30 Giants 4–3 Carlson (7–4) Anderson Cooper (1) 31–61
94 July 31 Giants 7–11 Tesreau Cooper (10–6) 31–62
95 July 31 Giants 3–9 Schupp Grimes (3–13) 31–63
August: 8–19 (Home: 4–7; Away: 4–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
96 August 1 Giants 1–3 Perritt Steele (2–3) 31–64
97 August 2 Giants 3–7 Demaree Miller (4–14) 31–65
98 August 3 Braves 4–5 Nehf Carlson (7–5) 31–66
99 August 4 Braves 3–6 Tyler Steele (2–4) 31–67
100 August 9 Phillies 5–1 Jacobs (4–13) Alexander 32–67
101 August 10 Phillies 1–0 Cooper (11–6) Rixey 33–67
102 August 11 Phillies 3–4 Alexander Miller (4–15) 33–68
103 August 11 Phillies 2–3 Oeschger Evans (0–2) 33–69
104 August 12 @ Cubs 2–3 Vaughn Carlson (7–6) 33–70
105 August 13 @ Cubs 3–7 Hendrix Steele (2–5) 33–71
106 August 14 @ Cubs 2–0 (12) Cooper (12–6) Douglas 34–71
107 August 15 Reds 3–2 Miller (5–15) Schneider 35–71
108 August 16 @ Phillies 3–5 Oeschger Jacobs (4–14) 35–72
109 August 16 @ Phillies 0–3 Mayer Evans (0–3) 35–73
110 August 17 @ Phillies 0–3 Bender Jacobs (4–15) 35–74
111 August 17 @ Phillies 3–7 Rixey Carlson (7–7) 35–75
112 August 18 @ Phillies 2–3 (14) Alexander Cooper (12–7) 35–76
113 August 20 @ Robins 1–0 (10) Miller (6–15) Marquard 36–76
114 August 21 @ Robins 3–3 (13) 36–76
115 August 22 @ Robins 5–6 (22) Marquard Jacobs (4–16) 36–77
116 August 23 @ Braves 1–2 Tyler Grimes (3–14) 36–78
117 August 24 @ Braves 1–0 Miller (7–15) Barnes 37–78
118 August 25 @ Braves 0–2 Ragan Steele (2–6) 37–79
119 August 27 @ Giants 1–0 Cooper (13–7) Benton 38–79
120 August 28 @ Giants 3–7 Perritt Grimes (3–15) 38–80
121 August 29 @ Giants 5–6 Tesreau Miller (7–16) Sallee 38–81
122 August 31 Cardinals 2–0 Jacobs (5–16) Doak 39–81
123 August 31 Cardinals 0–1 (5) Ames Steele (2–7) 39–82
September: 11–21 (Home: 7–15; Away: 4–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
124 September 1 Cardinals 0–1 Horstmann Cooper (13–8) 39–83
125 September 1 Cardinals 0–1 Watson Carlson (7–8) 39–84
126 September 2 @ Reds 8–7 Steele (3–7) Mitchell 40–84
127 September 3 Reds 8–0 Miller (8–16) Engel 41–84
128 September 3 Reds 5–3 Steele (4–7) Schneider 42–84
129 September 4 Reds 5–4 (10) Cooper (14–8) Toney 43–84
130 September 7 Cubs 1–2 Carter Steele (4–8) 43–85
131 September 8 Cubs 2–6 Vaughn Miller (8–17) 43–86
132 September 9 @ Cubs 0–1 Douglas Cooper (14–9) 43–87
133 September 10 @ Cardinals 1–2 Goodwin Jacobs (5–17) 43–88
134 September 11 @ Cardinals 3–0 Steele (5–8) Doak 44–88
135 September 11 @ Cardinals 2–5 Horstmann Carlson (7–9) 44–89
136 September 12 @ Cardinals 2–1 Miller (9–17) Watson 45–89
137 September 13 @ Cardinals 2–1 Cooper (15–9) Meadows 46–89
138 September 15 @ Reds 6–7 Eller Grimes (3–16) 46–90
139 September 16 @ Reds 2–4 Schneider Steele (5–9) 46–91
140 September 16 @ Reds 2–3 Regan Carlson (7–10) 46–92
141 September 17 Braves 1–4 (15) Hughes Miller (9–18) 46–93
142 September 18 Braves 3–5 Rudolph Cooper (15–10) 46–94
143 September 18 Braves 0–1 Nehf Ponder (0–1) 46–95
144 September 19 Braves 2–1 Jacobs (6–17) Barnes 47–95
145 September 19 Braves 4–6 Scott Evans (0–4) 47–96
146 September 20 Giants 9–9 (10) 47–96
147 September 21 Giants 1–3 Benton Steele (5–10) Anderson 47–97
148 September 22 Giants 1–2 (11) Perritt Cooper (15–11) 47–98
149 September 22 Giants 1–0 Ponder (1–1) Demaree 48–98
150 September 24 Phillies 0–2 Bender Jacobs (6–18) 48–99
151 September 25 Phillies 3–0 Miller (10–18) Oeschger 49–99
152 September 26 Phillies 0–5 Rixey Carlson (7–11) 49–100
153 September 27 Robins 10–2 Cooper (16–11) Pfeffer 50–100
154 September 28 Robins 1–3 Smith Steele (5–11) 50–101
155 September 29 Robins 2–3 Cadore Jacobs (6–19) 50–102
156 September 29 Robins 3–7 Marquard Miller (10–19) 50–103
October: 1–0 (Home: 1–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
157 October 1 Braves 2–0 Cooper (17–11) Scott 51–103
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1917 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 William Fischer 95 245 70 .286 3 25
1B Honus Wagner 74 230 61 .265 0 24
2B Jake Pitler 109 382 89 .233 0 23
SS Chuck Ward 125 423 100 .236 0 43
3B Tony Boeckel 64 219 58 .265 0 23
OF Carson Bigbee 133 469 112 .239 0 21
OF Lee King 111 381 95 .249 1 35
OF Max Carey 155 588 174 .296 1 51

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 Hinchman 69 244 46 .189 2 29
Walter Schmidt 72 183 45 .246 0 17
Bill Wagner 53 151 31 .205 0 9
Alex McCarthy 49 151 33 .219 0 8
Fritz Mollwitz 36 140 36 .257 0 12
Doug Baird 43 135 35 .259 0 18
Adam DeBus 38 131 30 .229 0 7
Charlie Jackson 41 121 29 .240 0 1
Bunny Brief 36 115 25 .217 2 11
Frank Schulte 30 103 22 .214 0 7
Howdy Caton 14 57 12 .211 0 4
Billy Gleason 13 42 7 .167 0 0
Don Flinn 14 37 11 .297 0 1
Ray Miller 6 27 4 .148 0 0
High Pockets Kelly 8 23 2 .087 0 0
Red Smith 11 21 3 .143 0 2
Jesse Altenburg 11 17 3 .176 0 3
Bill Webb 5 15 3 .200 0 0
Joe Wilhoit 9 10 2 .200 0 0
Fred Blackwell 3 10 2 .200 0 2
Harry Wolfe 3 5 0 .000 0 0
Hooks Warner 3 5 1 .200 0 0
Ben Shaw 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Arch Reilly 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
Wilbur Cooper 40 297.2 17 11 2.36 99
Elmer Jacobs 38 227.1 6 19 2.81 58
Frank Miller 38 224 10 19 3.13 92
Bob Steele 27 179.2 5 11 2.76 82
Al Mamaux 16 85.2 2 11 5.25 22
Elmer Ponder 3 21.1 1 1 1.69 11

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
Burleigh Grimes 37 194 3 16 3.53 72
Hal Carlson 34 161.1 7 11 2.90 68
Bill Evans 8 26.2 0 4 3.38 5

References

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