1918 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s)Hugo Bezdek
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The 1918 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 37th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 32nd in the National League. The Pirates finished fourth in the league standings with a record of 65–60.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 84 45 0.651 49–25 35–20
New York Giants 71 53 0.573 10½ 35–21 36–32
Cincinnati Reds 68 60 0.531 15½ 46–24 22–36
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 60 0.520 17 42–28 23–32
Brooklyn Robins 57 69 0.452 25½ 33–21 24–48
Philadelphia Phillies 55 68 0.447 26 27–29 28–39
Boston Braves 53 71 0.427 28½ 23–29 30–42
St. Louis Cardinals 51 78 0.395 33 32–40 19–38

Record vs. opponents


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


Game log

1918 Game Log: 65–60 (Home: 42–28; Away: 23–32)
April: 4–4 (Home: 2–1; Away: 2–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 16 @ Reds 0–2 Schneider Cooper (0–1) 0–1
2 April 17 @ Reds 8–1 Hamilton (1–0) Regan 1–1
3 April 18 @ Reds 6–7 Conley Harmon (0–1) 1–2
4 April 22 @ Cardinals 5–1 Hamilton (2–0) Packard 2–2
5 April 23 @ Cardinals 5–6 May Sanders (0–1) 2–3
6 April 25 Reds 1–0 Miller (1–0) Schneider 3–3
7 April 26 Reds 7–1 Hamilton (3–0) Eller 4–3
8 April 27 Reds 2–4 Bressler Sanders (0–2) 4–4
May: 13–13 (Home: 12–11; Away: 1–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
9 May 1 @ Cubs 3–5 Vaughn Carlson (0–1) 4–5
10 May 2 Cardinals 1–0 Hamilton (4–0) Ames 5–5
11 May 3 Cardinals 2–6 Doak Miller (1–1) 5–6
12 May 4 Cardinals 5–4 (10) Cooper (1–1) Sherdel 6–6
13 May 5 @ Reds 1–3 Toney Jacobs (0–1) 6–7
14 May 5 @ Reds 4–3 Harmon (1–1) Schneider Steele (1) 7–7
15 May 6 Cubs 7–2 Hamilton (5–0) Hendrix 8–7
16 May 7 Cubs 2–1 Miller (2–1) Weaver 9–7
17 May 8 Cubs 1–8 Tyler Cooper (1–2) 9–8
18 May 9 Cubs 2–6 Vaughn Sanders (0–3) 9–9
19 May 10 Giants 4–2 Hamilton (6–0) Benton 10–9
20 May 11 Giants 2–0 Cooper (2–2) Sallee 13,000 11–9
21 May 14 Giants 2–3 Barnes Miller (2–2) 11–10
22 May 15 Robins 1–5 Marquard Cooper (2–3) 11–11
23 May 16 Robins 4–3 Sanders (1–3) Coombs 12–11
24 May 17 Robins 4–7 Cheney Harmon (1–2) 12–12
25 May 18 Robins 11–4 Miller (3–2) Griner 4,000 13–12
26 May 20 Phillies 5–1 Cooper (3–3) Prendergast 14–12
27 May 22 Phillies 6–5 (12) Cooper (4–3) Oeschger 15–12
28 May 23 Phillies 2–3 Mayer Miller (3–3) 15–13
29 May 24 Braves 3–6 Ragan Steele (0–1) 15–14
30 May 27 Braves 1–2 Nehf Cooper (4–4) 15–15
31 May 28 Braves 2–6 Hearn Sanders (1–4) 15–16
32 May 30 Cardinals 8–0 Miller (4–3) Packard 16–16
33 May 30 Cardinals 0–4 Doak Harmon (1–3) 16–17
34 May 31 Cardinals 12–7 Steele (1–1) Horstmann Sanders (1) 17–17
June: 11–17 (Home: 2–2; Away: 9–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
35 June 1 @ Giants 0–2 Perritt Cooper (4–5) 17–18
36 June 3 @ Giants 3–2 Miller (5–3) Tesreau 18–18
37 June 4 @ Giants 1–2 Sallee Harmon (1–4) 18–19
38 June 5 @ Giants 3–4 Causey Cooper (4–6) 18–20
39 June 6 @ Robins 0–1 Marquard Sanders (1–5) 18–21
40 June 8 @ Robins 7–1 Miller (6–3) Cheney 19–21
41 June 8 @ Robins 1–2 (12) Coombs Sanders (1–6) 19–22
42 June 10 @ Robins 0–2 Grimes Cooper (4–7) 19–23
43 June 11 @ Braves 3–2 (16) Sanders (2–6) Hearn 20–23
44 June 12 @ Braves 0–1 Fillingim Miller (6–4) 20–24
45 June 13 @ Braves 1–2 Nehf Harmon (1–5) 20–25
46 June 14 @ Braves 6–7 Rudolph Cooper (4–8) 20–26
47 June 15 @ Phillies 1–6 Oeschger Sanders (2–7) 20–27
48 June 17 @ Phillies 8–9 (10) Watson Steele (1–2) 20–28
49 June 18 @ Phillies 0–1 Hogg Cooper (4–9) 20–29
50 June 19 Cubs 0–1 Douglas Harmon (1–6) 20–30
51 June 20 Cubs 3–1 Sanders (3–7) Hendrix Cooper (1) 21–30
52 June 21 Cubs 3–0 Steele (2–2) Tyler 22–30
53 June 22 Cubs 2–5 Vaughn Cooper (4–10) 22–31
54 June 23 @ Reds 4–1 Mayer (1–0) Toney 23–31
55 June 23 @ Reds 15–1 Harmon (2–6) Toney 24–31
56 June 24 @ Reds 7–2 Miller (7–4) Schneider 25–31
57 June 27 @ Cardinals 4–3 Cooper (5–10) Doak 26–31
58 June 28 @ Cardinals 1–8 Meadows Harmon (2–7) 26–32
59 June 29 @ Cardinals 5–1 Mayer (2–0) Johnson 27–32
60 June 29 @ Cardinals 4–5 Sherdel Miller (7–5) 27–33
61 June 30 @ Cardinals 1–2 Ames Steele (2–3) 27–34
62 June 30 @ Cardinals 5–4 (11) Cooper (6–10) Doak 28–34
July: 20–9 (Home: 16–5; Away: 4–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
63 July 2 Reds 7–6 (10) Cooper (7–10) Regan 29–34
64 July 3 Reds 8–5 Comstock (1–0) Schneider Cooper (2) 30–34
65 July 4 Reds 1–0 (11) Sanders (4–7) Ring 31–34
66 July 4 Reds 8–4 Cooper (8–10) Eller 32–34
67 July 5 Giants 10–4 Slapnicka (1–0) Schupp 33–34
68 July 6 Braves 17–1 Mayer (3–0) Rudolph 34–34
69 July 6 Braves 5–4 Sanders (5–7) Fillingim Comstock (1) 35–34
70 July 8 Braves 0–5 Ragan Comstock (1–1) 35–35
71 July 9 Braves 7–2 Cooper (9–10) Fillingim 36–35
72 July 10 Giants 4–9 Demaree Slapnicka (1–1) 36–36
73 July 11 Giants 5–4 Mayer (4–0) Smith 37–36
74 July 13 Giants 5–4 Cooper (10–10) Perritt 38–36
75 July 13 Giants 1–8 Causey Sanders (5–8) 38–37
76 July 15 Robins 6–5 Mayer (5–0) Marquard 39–37
77 July 16 Robins 7–6 Cooper (11–10) Grimes 40–37
78 July 17 Robins 5–4 (11) Cooper (12–10) Robertson 41–37
79 July 18 Phillies 0–1 (13) Jacobs Slapnicka (1–2) 41–38
80 July 19 Phillies 3–2 Comstock (2–1) Oeschger 42–38
81 July 20 Phillies 1–0 Mayer (6–0) Hogg 43–38
82 July 20 Phillies 2–3 Prendergast Cooper (12–11) 43–39
83 July 22 Braves 7–2 Sanders (6–8) Nehf Cooper (3) 44–39
84 July 24 @ Robins 3–1 Comstock (3–1) Marquard 45–39
85 July 25 @ Robins 0–10 Grimes Slapnicka (1–3) 45–40
86 July 25 @ Robins 2–6 Coombs Cooper (12–12) 45–41
87 July 26 @ Robins 3–4 Cheney Sanders (6–9) 45–42
88 July 27 @ Giants 8–4 Miller (8–5) Demaree Comstock (2) 46–42
89 July 29 @ Giants 4–2 Cooper (13–12) Perritt 47–42
90 July 31 @ Giants 0–1 Causey Comstock (3–2) 47–43
91 July 31 @ Giants 4–2 Adams (1–0) Steele 48–43
August: 16–15 (Home: 9–8; Away: 7–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
92 August 1 @ Braves 2–0 (21) Cooper (14–12) Nehf 49–43
93 August 2 @ Braves 2–4 Northrop Miller (8–6) 2,500 49–44
94 August 3 @ Braves 4–3 Comstock (4–2) George 50–44
95 August 5 @ Braves 0–1 Rudolph Adams (1–1) 50–45
96 August 6 @ Phillies 10–2 Cooper (15–12) Prendergast 51–45
97 August 7 @ Phillies 4–2 Mayer (7–0) Watson 1,000 52–45
98 August 8 @ Phillies 1–6 Hogg Comstock (4–3) 52–46
99 August 8 @ Phillies 2–8 Jacobs Slapnicka (1–4) 52–47
100 August 9 Reds 4–3 Hill (1–0) Schneider 53–47
101 August 10 Cubs 3–3 (10) 10,000 53–47
102 August 11 @ Cubs 3–5 Douglas Comstock (4–4) 53–48
103 August 11 @ Cubs 6–3 Mayer (8–0) Vaughn 54–48
104 August 12 @ Cubs 12–1 Hill (2–0) Martin 55–48
105 August 13 @ Cubs 1–2 Tyler Cooper (15–13) 55–49
106 August 13 @ Cubs 7–2 Miller (9–6) Douglas 56–49
107 August 14 @ Cubs 0–2 Vaughn Comstock (4–5) 2,000 56–50
108 August 15 Robins 3–1 Cooper (16–13) Smith 57–50
109 August 16 Robins 1–5 Cheney Mayer (8–1) 57–51
110 August 17 Robins 0–2 Grimes Hill (2–1) 8,000 57–52
111 August 17 Robins 2–1 Miller (10–6) Robertson 8,000 58–52
112 August 19 Giants 8–1 Comstock (5–5) Causey 59–52
113 August 19 Giants 1–2 Toney Cooper (16–14) 59–53
114 August 20 Giants 10–2 Mayer (9–1) Steele 60–53
115 August 21 Braves 3–2 Miller (11–6) Nehf 61–53
116 August 22 Braves 3–0 Sanders (7–9) Rudolph 62–53
117 August 23 Braves 0–5 Northrop Hill (2–2) 62–54
118 August 24 Phillies 4–3 Cooper (17–14) Jacobs 63–54
119 August 24 Phillies 4–7 Hogg Mayer (9–2) 63–55
120 August 27 Phillies 6–7 Prendergast Comstock (5–6) Hogg 63–56
121 August 27 Phillies 2–8 Watson Miller (11–7) 63–57
122 August 29 Cardinals 1–0 Cooper (18–14) Doak 64–57
123 August 29 Cardinals 1–4 Sherdel Mayer (9–3) 64–58
September: 1–2 (Home: 1–1; Away: 0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
124 September 1 @ Cubs 0–4 Tyler Hill (2–3) 64–59
125 September 2 Cubs 3–4 Martin Miller (11–8) 4,000 64–60
126 September 2 Cubs 3–2 Cooper (19–14) Hendrix 9,000 65–60
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1918 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 Walter Schmidt 105 323 77 .238 0 27
1B Fritz Mollwitz 119 432 116 .269 0 45
2B George Cutshaw 126 463 132 .285 5 68
SS Howdy Caton 80 303 71 .234 0 17
3B Bill McKechnie 126 435 111 .255 2 43
OF Billy Southworth 64 246 84 .341 2 43
OF Carson Bigbee 92 310 79 .255 1 19
OF Max Carey 126 468 128 .274 3 48

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
Casey Stengel 39 122 30 .246 1 12
Lee King 36 112 26 .232 1 11
Bill Hinchman 50 111 26 .234 0 13
Luke Boone 27 91 18 .198 0 3
Roy Ellam 26 77 10 .130 0 2
Tommy Leach 30 72 14 .194 0 5
Jimmy Archer 24 58 9 .155 0 3
Ben Shaw 21 36 7 .194 0 2
Red Smith 15 24 4 .167 0 3
Fred Blackwell 8 13 2 .154 0 4
Gus Getz 7 10 2 .200 0 0
Jake Pitler 2 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
Wilbur Cooper 38 273.1 19 14 2.11 117
Frank Miller 23 170.1 11 8 2.38 47
Erskine Mayer 15 123.1 9 3 2.26 25
Earl Hamilton 6 54.0 6 0 0.83 20
Cy Slapnicka 7 49.1 1 4 4.74 3
Babe Adams 3 22.2 1 1 1.19 6

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
Roy Sanders 28 156.0 7 9 2.60 55
Bob Harmon 16 82.1 2 7 2.62 7
Ralph Comstock 15 81.0 5 6 3.00 44
Bob Steele 10 49.0 2 3 3.31 21
Carmen Hill 6 43.2 2 3 1.24 15
Elmer Jacobs 8 23.1 0 1 5.79 2
Hal Carlson 3 12.0 0 1 3.75 5

References

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