1921 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s)George Gibson
Local televisionnone
Local radioKDKA (ad hoc)
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The 1921 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 40th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 35th in the National League. The Pirates finished second in the league standings with a record of 90–63. It would be the first that games would be aired on radio via the then new station KDKA-AM to listeners all over Pittsburgh, making that team the first in the MLB to employ radio broadcasters for game broadcasts on the then new medium.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 94 59 0.614 53–26 41–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 0.588 4 45–31 45–32
St. Louis Cardinals 87 66 0.569 7 48–29 39–37
Boston Braves 79 74 0.516 15 42–32 37–42
Brooklyn Robins 77 75 0.507 16½ 41–37 36–38
Cincinnati Reds 70 83 0.458 24 40–36 30–47
Chicago Cubs 64 89 0.418 30 32–44 32–45
Philadelphia Phillies 51 103 0.331 43½ 29–47 22–56


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 11–11 14–8 13–9 8–13 14–8 9–13 10–12
Brooklyn 11–11 10–11 10–11 12–10 16–6 10–12 8–14
Chicago 8–14 11–10 13–9 8–14 11–11 5–17 8–14
Cincinnati 9–13 11–10 9–13 8–14 13–9 8–14 12–10
New York 13–8 10–12 14–8 14–8 16–6 16–6 11–11
Philadelphia 8–14 6–16 11–11 9–13 6–16 4–18 7–15
Pittsburgh 13–9 12–10 17–5 14–8 6–16 18–4 10–11–1
St. Louis 12–10 14–8 14–8 10–12 11–11 15–7 11–10–1


Game log

1921 Game Log: 90–63 (Home: 45–31; Away: 45–32)
April: 11–3 (Home: 3–1; Away: 8–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 13 @ Reds 3–5 Luque Adams (0–1) 30,444 0–1
2 April 14 @ Reds 7–2 Cooper (1–0) Marquard 1–1
3 April 15 @ Reds 3–1 Hamilton (1–0) Rixey Yellow Horse (1) 2–1
4 April 16 @ Reds 7–3 Ponder (1–0) Brenton 3–1
5 April 18 @ Cubs 4–7 Tyler Zinn (0–1) 3–2
6 April 19 @ Cubs 14–2 Hamilton (2–0) Martin 4–2
7 April 20 @ Cubs 6–5 Carlson (1–0) Freeman Glazner (1) 5–2
8 April 21 Reds 8–7 Yellow Horse (1–0) Brenton 6–2
9 April 22 Reds 6–1 Zinn (1–1) Luque 7–2
10 April 23 Reds 4–5 Marquard Hamilton (2–1) 7–3
11 April 24 @ Reds 7–2 Adams (1–1) Rixey 8–3
12 April 25 @ Cardinals 6–5 (10) Ponder (2–0) Pertica 9–3
13 April 27 @ Cardinals 7–4 Hamilton (3–1) May Zinn (1) 10–3
14 April 29 Cubs 3–0 Cooper (2–0) York 11–3
May: 18–7 (Home: 7–2; Away: 11–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
15 May 1 @ Cubs 2–0 Adams (2–1) Vaughn 12–3
16 May 2 @ Cubs 4–3 Glazner (1–0) Martin 13–3
17 May 5 Cardinals 8–3 Cooper (3–0) Pertica 14–3
18 May 6 Cardinals 10–6 Hamilton (4–1) Haines Zinn (2) 15–3
19 May 7 Cardinals 2–1 Glazner (2–0) Sherdel 16–3
20 May 8 @ Reds 0–1 Rixey Adams (2–2) 16–4
21 May 10 @ Braves 5–2 Cooper (4–0) Oeschger 17–4
22 May 11 @ Braves 0–1 (13) Fillingim Hamilton (4–2) 17–5
23 May 12 @ Braves 3–1 Glazner (3–0) Watson 18–5
24 May 14 @ Phillies 6–4 (10) Cooper (5–0) Smith 19–5
25 May 16 @ Phillies 0–3 Causey Hamilton (4–3) Ring 19–6
26 May 17 @ Phillies 6–4 Glazner (4–0) Hubbell 20–6
27 May 18 @ Robins 11–2 Cooper (6–0) Ruether 10,000 21–6
28 May 19 @ Robins 7–5 Adams (3–2) Smith 10,000 22–6
29 May 20 @ Robins 3–2 Hamilton (5–3) Cadore 8,000 23–6
30 May 21 @ Robins 13–6 Zinn (2–1) Mitchell Carlson (1) 20,000 24–6
31 May 22 @ Giants 8–6 Cooper (7–0) Sallee 40,000 25–6
32 May 24 @ Giants 3–5 Nehf Adams (3–3) 25–7
33 May 26 Reds 1–4 Marquard Hamilton (5–4) 25–8
34 May 27 Reds 5–4 Cooper (8–0) Rixey 26–8
35 May 28 Reds 4–3 Adams (4–3) Luque 27–8
36 May 29 @ Reds 3–4 (13) Rixey Carlson (1–1) 27–9
37 May 30 Cubs 13–0 Zinn (3–1) York 28–9
38 May 30 Cubs 6–3 Yellow Horse (2–0) Tyler 29–9
39 May 31 Cubs 6–7 (12) Freeman Hamilton (5–5) 29–10
June: 17–12 (Home: 11–7; Away: 6–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
40 June 1 Cubs 4–2 Glazner (5–0) Martin 30–10
41 June 2 Giants 0–7 Nehf Zinn (3–2) 20,000 30–11
42 June 3 Giants 1–4 Toney Hamilton (5–6) 15,000 30–12
43 June 4 Giants 0–12 Douglas Cooper (8–1) 25,000 30–13
44 June 6 Giants 5–4 Adams (5–3) Barnes 9,000 31–13
45 June 7 Braves 7–10 Oeschger Yellow Horse (2–1) 31–14
46 June 8 Braves 16–4 Hamilton (6–6) McQuillan 32–14
47 June 9 Braves 5–3 Cooper (9–1) Fillingim 33–14
48 June 10 Braves 1–4 Scott Glazner (5–1) 33–15
49 June 11 Phillies 10–3 Adams (6–3) Hubbell 34–15
50 June 13 Phillies 12–5 Hamilton (7–6) Baumgartner 35–15
51 June 14 Phillies 8–3 Zinn (4–2) Ring 36–15
52 June 15 Robins 3–7 Grimes Cooper (9–2) 7,000 36–16
53 June 16 Robins 6–5 (17) Yellow Horse (3–1) Mamaux 5,000 37–16
54 June 17 Robins 3–8 Cadore Hamilton (7–7) 8,000 37–17
55 June 18 Robins 4–3 Cooper (10–2) Ruether 18,000 38–17
56 June 20 Phillies 3–2 Yellow Horse (4–1) Meadows Zinn (3) 39–17
57 June 22 @ Reds 5–2 (12) Cooper (11–2) Rixey 40–17
58 June 23 @ Cardinals 2–3 (12) Walker Carlson (1–2) 40–18
59 June 23 @ Cardinals 3–4 Doak Zinn (4–3) 40–19
60 June 24 @ Cardinals 4–3 (10) Glazner (6–1) Bailey 41–19
61 June 25 @ Cardinals 4–7 Pfeffer Yellow Horse (4–2) North 41–20
62 June 25 @ Cardinals 5–2 Cooper (12–2) Pertica 42–20
63 June 26 @ Cubs 11–3 Adams (7–3) Alexander 43–20
64 June 27 @ Cubs 10–3 Morrison (1–0) Vaughn 44–20
65 June 28 @ Cubs 1–2 Martin Zinn (4–4) 44–21
66 June 28 @ Cubs 6–8 Tyler Carlson (1–3) 44–22
67 June 29 @ Cubs 3–1 Cooper (13–2) Cheeves 45–22
68 June 30 Reds 5–3 Yellow Horse (5–2) Luque 46–22
July: 14–13 (Home: 5–6; Away: 9–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
69 July 1 Reds 5–2 Morrison (2–0) Rixey 47–22
70 July 2 Reds 9–0 Adams (8–3) Brenton 48–22
71 July 3 @ Reds 2–8 Marquard Hamilton (7–8) 48–23
72 July 4 Cardinals 5–2 Glazner (7–1) Bailey 49–23
73 July 4 Cardinals 3–6 Pertica Cooper (13–3) 49–24
74 July 5 Cardinals 2–8 Walker Yellow Horse (5–3) 49–25
75 July 6 Cardinals 3–2 (13) Morrison (3–0) North 50–25
76 July 8 @ Robins 5–3 Cooper (14–3) Schupp 51–25
77 July 9 @ Robins 4–2 Glazner (8–1) Cadore 8,000 52–25
78 July 10 @ Robins 3–7 Grimes Morrison (3–1) 10,000 52–26
79 July 11 @ Robins 8–9 Miljus Hamilton (7–9) 8,000 52–27
80 July 12 @ Phillies 9–4 Cooper (15–3) Baumgartner 53–27
81 July 14 @ Phillies 5–4 (10) Carlson (2–3) Ring 54–27
82 July 16 @ Giants 4–13 Douglas Cooper (15–4) 33,000 54–28
83 July 17 @ Giants 4–2 (10) Hamilton (8–9) Causey 36,000 55–28
84 July 18 @ Giants 1–12 Nehf Morrison (3–2) 10,000 55–29
85 July 19 @ Giants 10–1 Adams (9–3) Ryan 18,000 56–29
86 July 20 @ Braves 2–0 Cooper (16–4) Oeschger 57–29
87 July 22 @ Braves 1–2 (10) McQuillan Hamilton (8–10) 57–30
88 July 22 @ Braves 4–3 (13) Glazner (9–1) Fillingim 58–30
89 July 23 @ Braves 3–2 Cooper (17–4) Watson 59–30
90 July 23 @ Braves 1–3 Scott Carlson (2–4) 59–31
91 July 25 Giants 6–3 Adams (10–3) Douglas 20,000 60–31
92 July 26 Giants 8–9 (10) Barnes Glazner (9–2) 15,000 60–32
93 July 27 Giants 1–4 Nehf Cooper (17–5) 60–33
94 July 28 Giants 4–6 Douglas Glazner (9–3) Ryan 15,000 60–34
95 July 30 Braves 0–1 Oeschger Cooper (17–6) 60–35
August: 18–12 (Home: 9–3; Away: 9–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
96 August 1 Braves 7–3 Adams (11–3) McQuillan 61–35
97 August 3 Phillies 9–5 Cooper (18–6) Winters 62–35
98 August 4 Phillies 5–0 Hamilton (9–10) Meadows 63–35
99 August 5 Phillies 8–5 Zinn (5–4) Ring 64–35
100 August 6 Robins 2–3 Cadore Glazner (9–4) 18,000 64–36
101 August 8 Robins 2–4 Grimes Cooper (18–7) 8,000 64–37
102 August 9 Robins 4–2 Adams (12–3) Mitchell Zinn (4) 8,000 65–37
103 August 10 Robins 0–1 Cadore Morrison (3–3) 6,000 65–38
104 August 11 Cubs 7–3 Hamilton (10–10) Alexander 66–38
105 August 11 Cubs 5–4 (11) Zinn (6–4) Martin 67–38
106 August 12 Cubs 12–9 Cooper (19–7) Cheeves 68–38
107 August 13 Cubs 4–3 Glazner (10–4) Freeman 69–38
108 August 14 @ Cubs 1–0 Morrison (4–3) Martin 70–38
109 August 16 @ Phillies 5–6 Betts Cooper (19–8) 70–39
110 August 16 @ Phillies 8–6 (11) Zinn (7–4) Smith 71–39
111 August 18 @ Phillies 4–3 Hamilton (11–10) Ring Carlson (2) 72–39
112 August 18 @ Phillies 3–2 Glazner (11–4) Winters 73–39
113 August 19 @ Phillies 14–3 Morrison (5–3) Meadows 74–39
114 August 19 @ Phillies 1–4 Hubbell Zinn (7–5) 74–40
115 August 20 @ Braves 6–4 (13) Cooper (20–8) Fillingim 75–40
116 August 22 @ Braves 10–8 Hamilton (12–10) McQuillan Carlson (3) 76–40
117 August 23 @ Braves 3–4 Watson Glazner (11–5) 76–41
118 August 24 @ Giants 2–10 Nehf Adams (12–4) 76–42
119 August 24 @ Giants 0–7 Douglas Cooper (20–9) 76–43
120 August 25 @ Giants 2–5 Toney Morrison (5–4) 12,000 76–44
121 August 26 @ Giants 1–2 Douglas Hamilton (12–11) 15,000 76–45
122 August 27 @ Giants 1–3 Nehf Carlson (2–5) 36,000 76–46
123 August 28 @ Robins 2–0 Morrison (6–4) Grimes 20,000 77–46
124 August 29 @ Robins 0–1 Ruether Cooper (20–10) 4,500 77–47
125 August 30 @ Robins 8–2 Glazner (12–5) Cadore 78–47
September: 11–16 (Home: 10–12; Away: 1–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
126 September 1 Cardinals 4–10 Pertica Hamilton (12–12) 78–48
127 September 1 Cardinals 0–8 Sherdel Morrison (6–5) 78–49
128 September 2 Cardinals 0–1 Haines Carlson (2–6) 78–50
129 September 4 @ Reds 2–1 (12) Glazner (13–5) Luque 79–50
130 September 5 Reds 1–2 (13) Rixey Hamilton (12–13) 79–51
131 September 5 Reds 2–1 Cooper (21–10) Markle 80–51
132 September 9 Cubs 5–8 Freeman Cooper (21–11) Alexander 80–52
133 September 10 Cubs 8–0 Morrison (7–5) Alexander 10,000 81–52
134 September 11 @ Reds 1–4 Marquard Hamilton (12–14) 3,000 81–53
135 September 12 Braves 5–4 (15) Adams (13–4) Scott 8,000 82–53
136 September 12 Braves 3–4 Morgan Zinn (7–6) 82–54
137 September 13 Braves 5–3 Carlson (3–6) McQuillan 5,000 83–54
138 September 14 Braves 5–2 Morrison (8–5) Fillingim 84–54
139 September 15 Braves 3–6 Scott Cooper (21–12) 5,000 84–55
140 September 16 Giants 0–5 Toney Hamilton (12–15) 25,000 84–56
141 September 17 Giants 1–6 Nehf Carlson (3–7) 25,000 84–57
142 September 19 Giants 2–1 Adams (14–4) Douglas 10,000 85–57
143 September 21 Robins 0–2 (7) Mitchell Morrison (8–6) 3,000 85–58
144 September 22 Robins 3–1 Glazner (14–5) Grimes Carlson (4) 8,000 86–58
145 September 22 Robins 0–2 Cadore Cooper (21–13) Smith 12,000 86–59
146 September 23 Phillies 2–0 Hamilton (13–15) Meadows 2,500 87–59
147 September 24 Phillies 4–3 Morrison (9–6) Ring 6,000 88–59
148 September 26 Phillies 1–2 Hubbell Adams (14–5) 1,500 88–60
149 September 27 Phillies 9–6 Carlson (4–7) Winters 300 89–60
150 September 29 @ Cardinals 4–5 (10) North Cooper (21–14) 5,000 89–61
151 September 29 @ Cardinals 1–3 (6) Sherdel Morrison (9–7) 89–62
152 September 30 @ Cardinals 4–12 Haines Carlson (4–8) 89–63
October: 1–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 1–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
153 October 1 @ Cardinals 4–4 89–63
154 October 2 @ Cardinals 4–3 Cooper (22–14) North 90–63
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1921 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 114 393 111 .282 0 38
1B Charlie Grimm 151 562 154 .274 7 71
2B George Cutshaw 98 350 119 .340 0 53
SS Rabbit Maranville 153 612 180 .294 1 70
3B Clyde Barnhart 124 449 116 .258 3 62
OF Carson Bigbee 147 632 204 .323 3 42
OF Max Carey 140 521 161 .309 7 56
OF Possum Whitted 108 403 114 .283 7 63

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
Cotton Tierney 117 442 132 .299 3 52
Dave Robertson 60 230 74 .322 6 48
Tony Brottem 30 91 22 .242 0 9
Johnny Mokan 19 52 14 .269 0 9
Bill Skiff 16 45 13 .289 0 11
Ray Rohwer 30 40 10 .250 0 6
Johnny Gooch 13 38 9 .237 0 3
Pie Traynor 7 19 5 .263 0 2
Mike Wilson 5 4 0 .000 0 0
Kiki Cuyler 1 3 0 .000 0 0
Bill Warwick 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
Wilbur Cooper 38 327.0 22 14 3.25 134
Whitey Glazner 36 234.0 14 5 2.77 88
Earl Hamilton 35 225.0 13 15 3.36 59
Babe Adams 25 160.0 14 5 2.64 55
Johnny Morrison 21 144.0 9 7 2.88 52

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
Jimmy Zinn 32 127.1 7 6 3.68 49
Hal Carlson 31 109.2 4 8 4.27 37
Chief Yellow Horse 10 48.1 5 3 2.98 19

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
Elmer Ponder 8 2 0 0 2.19 3
Lyle Bigbee 5 0 0 0 1.13 1
Rip Wheeler 1 0 0 0 9.00 0
Bill Hughes 1 0 0 0 4.50 2
Drew Rader 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Phil Morrison 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor league baseball

Level Team League Manager
A 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.