1920 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s)George Gibson
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The 1920 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 39th in franchise history; the 34th in the National League.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Robins 93 61 0.604 49–29 44–32
New York Giants 86 68 0.558 7 45–35 41–33
Cincinnati Reds 82 71 0.536 10½ 42–34 40–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 75 0.513 14 42–35 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 75 79 0.487 18 38–38 37–41
Chicago Cubs 75 79 0.487 18 43–34 32–45
Boston Braves 62 90 0.408 30 36–37 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 62 91 0.405 30½ 32–45 30–46

Record vs. opponents


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


Game log

1920 Game Log: 79–75 (Home: 42–35; Away: 37–40)
April: 6–5 (Home: 0–3; Away: 6–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 14 @ Cardinals 5–4 (10) Adams (1–0) Goodwin Hamilton (1) 1–0
2 April 15 @ Cardinals 2–3 Schupp Cooper (0–1) 1–1
3 April 16 @ Cardinals 5–0 Carlson (1–0) Sherdel 2–1
4 April 17 @ Cardinals 3–0 (13) Ponder (1–0) Haines 3–1
5 April 18 @ Reds 2–1 Adams (2–0) Ruether 4–1
6 April 21 @ Reds 5–3 Cooper (1–1) Ring 5–1
7 April 23 Cardinals 7–9 Jacobs Hamilton (0–1) 5–2
8 April 24 Cardinals 0–6 Doak Ponder (1–1) 5–3
9 April 25 @ Cubs 4–1 (15) Adams (3–0) Hendrix 6–3
10 April 28 @ Cubs 1–11 Alexander Cooper (1–2) 6–4
11 April 29 Reds 2–8 Ring Carlson (1–1) 6–5
May: 13–12 (Home: 11–8; Away: 2–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
12 May 1 Reds 1–7 Ruether Adams (3–1) 6–6
13 May 2 @ Reds 3–0 Cooper (2–2) Sallee 7–6
14 May 5 Cubs 2–0 Adams (4–1) Martin 8–6
15 May 6 Cubs 3–1 Cooper (3–2) Hendrix 9–6
16 May 7 Cubs 4–6 Alexander Carlson (1–2) 9–7
17 May 8 Cubs 1–4 Vaughn Hamilton (0–2) 9–8
18 May 9 @ Cubs 7–8 Martin Adams (4–2) Carter 9–9
19 May 10 Phillies 3–1 Cooper (4–2) Causey 10–9
20 May 12 Phillies 5–3 Hamilton (1–2) Rixey 11–9
21 May 15 Giants 0–2 Nehf Adams (4–3) 12,000 11–10
22 May 17 Giants 7–6 (15) Ponder (2–1) Douglas 6,000 12–10
23 May 18 Braves 7–2 Hamilton (2–2) Oeschger 13–10
24 May 19 Braves 2–1 Cooper (5–2) McQuillan 14–10
25 May 20 Braves 5–1 Adams (5–3) Fillingim 15–10
26 May 21 Braves 9–0 Carlson (2–2) Eayrs 16–10
27 May 22 Robins 1–4 Grimes Cooper (5–3) 18,000 16–11
28 May 23 @ Robins 1–0 Ponder (3–1) Pfeffer 10,000 17–11
29 May 24 Robins 0–1 Mamaux Adams (5–4) 2,500 17–12
30 May 25 Robins 2–0 Carlson (3–2) Cadore 3,000 18–12
31 May 26 Robins 2–3 Grimes Wisner (0–1) 18–13
32 May 28 @ Reds 1–6 Ruether Cooper (5–4) 18–14
33 May 29 @ Reds 2–3 Luque Carlson (3–3) 18–15
34 May 30 @ Reds 3–5 Sallee Wisner (0–2) 18–16
35 May 31 Cardinals 4–5 Sherdel Ponder (3–2) Jacobs 18–17
36 May 31 Cardinals 7–4 Cooper (6–4) Doak Carlson (1) 19–17
June: 10–13 (Home: 2–2; Away: 8–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
37 June 1 Cardinals 4–5 (15) Haines Ponder (3–3) 19–18
38 June 2 Cardinals 2–6 Schupp Carlson (3–4) 19–19
39 June 6 @ Reds 3–1 (10) Cooper (7–4) Ruether 20–19
40 June 9 @ Braves 6–7 (10) Fillingim Adams (5–5) 20–20
41 June 10 @ Braves 1–2 Scott Cooper (7–5) 20–21
42 June 11 @ Braves 0–3 Fillingim Hamilton (2–3) 20–22
43 June 12 @ Phillies 6–4 Carlson (4–4) Rixey 4,000 21–22
44 June 14 @ Phillies 6–1 Cooper (8–5) Gallia 22–22
45 June 15 @ Phillies 7–6 (10) Ponder (4–3) Causey 23–22
46 June 18 @ Giants 4–5 Barnes Cooper (8–6) 1,000 23–23
47 June 19 @ Giants 3–0 Adams (6–5) Nehf 15,000 24–23
48 June 20 @ Giants 0–8 Douglas Carlson (4–5) 23,000 24–24
49 June 22 @ Robins 9–7 Cooper (9–6) Pfeffer 5,000 25–24
50 June 23 @ Robins 2–5 Marquard Carlson (4–6) 25–25
51 June 24 @ Robins 2–6 Mamaux Adams (6–6) 3,500 25–26
52 June 25 Cubs 6–3 Cooper (10–6) Hendrix 26–26
53 June 26 Cubs 9–4 Ponder (5–3) Vaughn 27–26
54 June 27 @ Cubs 8–3 Carlson (5–6) Alexander Cooper (1) 28–26
55 June 28 @ Cubs 2–5 Tyler Adams (6–7) 28–27
56 June 28 @ Cubs 4–5 Gaw Ponder (5–4) 28–28
57 June 29 @ Cubs 4–3 (11) Cooper (11–6) Martin 29–28
58 June 29 @ Cubs 3–14 Hendrix Meador (0–1) 29–29
59 June 30 @ Cubs 0–1 Vaughn Ponder (5–5) 29–30
July: 18–15 (Home: 12–8; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
60 July 1 @ Cardinals 6–2 (10) Carlson (6–6) Sherdel Adams (1) 30–30
61 July 2 @ Cardinals 0–3 Doak Hamilton (2–4) 30–31
62 July 3 @ Cardinals 3–1 Cooper (12–6) Goodwin 31–31
63 July 4 @ Reds 0–5 Ruether Adams (6–8) 31–32
64 July 5 Reds 4–1 Carlson (7–6) Fisher 32–32
65 July 5 Reds 6–5 (11) Hamilton (3–4) Luque 33–32
66 July 6 Reds 2–7 Ring Meador (0–2) 33–33
67 July 7 Phillies 2–1 Cooper (13–6) Smith 34–33
68 July 8 Phillies 1–0 Adams (7–8) Meadows 35–33
69 July 9 Phillies 1–4 Rixey Carlson (7–7) 35–34
70 July 10 Phillies 7–8 (11) Meadows Cooper (13–7) 35–35
71 July 10 Phillies 1–3 Hubbell Ponder (5–6) 35–36
72 July 12 Braves 3–2 (11) Adams (8–8) Fillingim 36–36
73 July 13 Braves 5–2 Carlson (8–7) Scott 37–36
74 July 14 Braves 4–3 Cooper (14–7) Oeschger 38–36
75 July 15 Braves 9–8 Carlson (9–7) Watson 39–36
76 July 16 Giants 0–7 (17) Benton Hamilton (3–5) 4,000 39–37
77 July 17 Giants 2–0 Adams (9–8) Toney 40–37
78 July 17 Giants 2–4 Barnes Carlson (9–8) 25,000 40–38
79 July 20 Giants 2–5 Nehf Cooper (14–8) 3,000 40–39
80 July 21 Robins 4–3 Ponder (6–6) Marquard 3,800 41–39
81 July 22 Robins 5–2 Carlson (10–8) Cadore 4,000 42–39
82 July 23 Robins 5–6 Smith Adams (9–9) 4,000 42–40
83 July 24 Robins 5–1 Cooper (15–8) Grimes 15,000 43–40
84 July 25 @ Robins 5–4 Ponder (7–6) Mitchell 22,000 44–40
85 July 26 @ Robins 4–6 Smith Carlson (10–9) 44–41
86 July 27 @ Phillies 7–1 Hamilton (4–5) Meadows 45–41
87 July 28 @ Phillies 6–3 Cooper (16–8) Smith 46–41
88 July 28 @ Phillies 4–5 Causey Adams (9–10) Gallia 46–42
89 July 29 @ Phillies 3–7 Rixey Ponder (7–7) 46–43
90 July 30 @ Phillies 2–7 Hubbell Carlson (10–10) 46–44
91 July 31 @ Braves 4–2 Cooper (17–8) Rudolph 47–44
92 July 31 @ Braves 1–6 Fillingim Hamilton (4–6) 47–45
August: 16–13 (Home: 7–8; Away: 9–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
93 August 2 @ Braves 3–2 Adams (10–10) Oeschger Carlson (2) 48–45
94 August 3 @ Braves 3–2 Ponder (8–7) McQuillan 49–45
95 August 4 @ Braves 3–0 Cooper (18–8) Fillingim 50–45
96 August 5 @ Robins 8–5 (10) Hamilton (5–6) Grimes 7,000 51–45
97 August 7 @ Robins 7–0 Adams (11–10) Smith 12,000 52–45
98 August 8 @ Robins 1–2 Cadore Ponder (8–8) 20,000 52–46
99 August 9 @ Giants 0–9 Nehf Cooper (18–9) 12,000 52–47
100 August 11 @ Giants 1–5 Benton Hamilton (5–7) 52–48
101 August 11 @ Giants 3–6 Douglas Carlson (10–11) 20,000 52–49
102 August 12 @ Giants 2–0 Adams (12–10) Barnes 15,000 53–49
103 August 13 Cardinals 2–4 Schupp Cooper (18–10) 53–50
104 August 14 Cardinals 0–1 Doak Ponder (8–9) 53–51
105 August 14 Cardinals 1–1 (8) 53–51
106 August 15 @ Cardinals 4–2 (11) Hamilton (6–7) May 54–51
107 August 15 @ Cardinals 2–3 Kircher Wisner (0–3) 54–52
108 August 16 @ Cardinals 3–2 Adams (13–10) Haines 55–52
109 August 17 @ Cardinals 10–6 Cooper (19–10) Schupp Carlson (3) 56–52
110 August 19 Phillies 2–5 (12) Enzmann Hamilton (6–8) 56–53
111 August 20 Phillies 2–4 (11) Betts Ponder (8–10) 56–54
112 August 21 Phillies 1–3 Rixey Cooper (19–11) 56–55
113 August 21 Phillies 5–0 Adams (14–10) Hubbell 57–55
114 August 23 Robins 0–3 Pfeffer Hamilton (6–9) 3,500 57–56
115 August 24 Robins 4–3 Carlson (11–11) Grimes 3,000 58–56
116 August 25 Robins 3–4 Mamaux Ponder (8–11) 4,000 58–57
117 August 26 Braves 2–1 Adams (15–10) McQuillan 59–57
118 August 27 Braves 8–1 Cooper (20–11) Oeschger 60–57
119 August 28 Braves 1–5 Fillingim Hamilton (6–10) 60–58
120 August 30 Giants 4–2 Carlson (12–11) Douglas 61–58
121 August 30 Giants 2–1 Ponder (9–11) Toney 5,000 62–58
122 August 31 Giants 6–5 Wisner (1–3) Nehf Hamilton (2) 63–58
September: 14–15 (Home: 9–4; Away: 5–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
123 September 1 Giants 4–3 Cooper (21–11) Benton 64–58
124 September 2 Giants 1–5 Barnes Hamilton (6–11) 5,000 64–59
125 September 3 Cubs 2–4 (13) Vaughn Carlson (12–12) 64–60
126 September 4 Cubs 3–2 Adams (16–10) Tyler Cooper (2) 65–60
127 September 5 @ Cubs 0–2 Alexander Ponder (9–12) 65–61
128 September 6 Cubs 2–5 Martin Cooper (21–12) 65–62
129 September 6 Cubs 12–1 Hamilton (7–11) Bailey 66–62
130 September 7 Cubs 7–4 Carlson (13–12) Vaughn Adams (2) 67–62
131 September 9 @ Phillies 7–6 Ponder (10–12) Causey Hamilton (3) 68–62
132 September 10 @ Phillies 8–3 Cooper (22–12) Hubbell 69–62
133 September 11 @ Phillies 3–2 Hamilton (8–11) Meadows 70–62
134 September 13 @ Braves 0–3 Scott Adams (16–11) 70–63
135 September 15 @ Braves 2–1 Cooper (23–12) McQuillan 71–63
136 September 15 @ Braves 1–4 Fillingim Carlson (13–13) 71–64
137 September 16 @ Giants 3–1 Hamilton (9–11) Barnes 72–64
138 September 16 @ Giants 0–4 Nehf Ponder (10–13) 10,000 72–65
139 September 17 @ Giants 3–4 (10) Toney Adams (16–12) 6,000 72–66
140 September 18 @ Giants 7–8 Douglas Ponder (10–14) 12,000 72–67
141 September 19 @ Robins 3–4 Pfeffer Cooper (23–13) 25,000 72–68
142 September 20 @ Robins 1–2 (10) Mamaux Hamilton (9–12) 6,000 72–69
143 September 22 Reds 2–0 Adams (17–12) Luque 73–69
144 September 22 Reds 3–1 Ponder (11–14) Ruether 74–69
145 September 23 Reds 4–0 Cooper (24–13) Eller 75–69
146 September 24 Cardinals 12–7 Hamilton (10–12) Schupp 76–69
147 September 25 Cardinals 2–1 (12) Zinn (1–0) Sherdel 77–69
148 September 25 Cardinals 1–3 Haines Ponder (11–15) 77–70
149 September 26 @ Reds 0–8 Napier Adams (17–13) 77–71
150 September 28 @ Reds 0–2 Eller Cooper (24–14) 77–72
151 September 28 @ Reds 3–5 Brenton Hamilton (10–13) 77–73
October: 2–2 (Home: 1–2; Away: 1–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
152 October 2 Reds 4–13 Fisher Cooper (24–15) 77–74
153 October 2 Reds 3–7 Brenton Zinn (1–1) 77–75
154 October 2 Reds 6–0 (6) Morrison (1–0) Napier 78–75
155 October 3 @ Cubs 4–3 Carlson (14–13) Tyler 79–75
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1920 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 Walter Schmidt 94 310 86 .277 0 20
1B Charlie Grimm 148 533 121 .227 2 54
2B George Cutshaw 131 488 123 .252 0 47
SS Howdy Caton 98 352 83 .236 0 27
3B Possum Whitted 134 494 129 .261 1 74
OF Billy Southworth 146 546 155 .284 2 53
OF Carson Bigbee 137 550 154 .280 4 32
OF Max Carey 130 485 140 .289 1 35

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
Fred Nicholson 99 247 89 .360 4 30
Walter Barbare 57 186 51 .274 0 12
Bill Haeffner 54 175 34 .194 0 14
Bill McKechnie 40 133 29 .218 1 13
Cliff Lee 37 76 18 .237 0 8
Pie Traynor 17 52 11 .212 0 2
Cotton Tierney 12 46 11 .239 0 8
Clyde Barnhart 12 46 15 .326 0 5
Homer Summa 10 22 7 .318 0 1
Bill Hinchman 18 16 3 .188 0 1
Nig Clarke 3 7 0 .000 0 0
Wally Hood 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 44 327.0 24 15 2.39 114
Babe Adams 35 263.0 17 13 2.16 84
Hal Carlson 39 246.2 14 13 3.36 62
Elmer Ponder 33 196.0 11 15 2.62 62

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
Earl Hamilton 39 230.1 10 13 3.24 74
Johnny Meador 12 36.1 0 2 4.21 5
Jimmy Zinn 6 31.0 1 1 3.48 18
Johnny Morrison 2 7.0 1 0 0.00 3

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jack Wisner 17 1 3 0 3.43 13
Sheriff Blake 6 0 0 0 8.10 7
Mule Watson 5 0 0 0 8.74 1
Whitey Glazner 2 0 0 0 3.12 1

Farm system

See also: Minor league baseball

Level Team League Manager
B Wichita Falls Spudders Texas League Walter Salm

References

  1. ^ From 1882-1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Side in 1907.
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.88, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.43, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0