1926 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s)Bill McKechnie
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The 1926 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 45th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise. The defending World Series champion Pirates finished third in the National League with a record of 84–69.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 0.578 47–30 42–35
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 0.565 2 53–23 34–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 69 0.549 49–28 35–41
Chicago Cubs 82 72 0.532 7 49–28 33–44
New York Giants 74 77 0.490 13½ 43–33 31–44
Brooklyn Robins 71 82 0.464 17½ 38–38 33–44
Boston Braves 66 86 0.434 22 43–34 23–52
Philadelphia Phillies 58 93 0.384 29½ 33–42 25–51

Record vs. opponents


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


Game log

1926 Game Log: 84–69 (Home: 49–28; Away: 35–41)
April: 7–10 (Home: 2–3; Away: 5–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 13 @ Cardinals 6–7 Rhem Aldridge (0–1) 17,000 0–1
2 April 14 @ Cardinals 10–3 Kremer (1–0) Bell 1–1
3 April 15 @ Cardinals 0–2 Keen Morrison (0–1) 1–2
4 April 16 @ Cardinals 2–3 Sothoron Sheehan (0–1) 1–3
5 April 17 @ Reds 3–4 Donohue Yde (0–1) May 5,500 1–4
6 April 18 @ Reds 3–1 Aldridge (1–1) Luque 20,000 2–4
7 April 19 @ Reds 1–2 Mays Kremer (1–1) 2,000 2–5
8 April 20 @ Reds 2–5 Lucas Morrison (0–2) 4,700 2–6
9 April 22 Cardinals 3–5 (10) Keen Morrison (0–3) 2–7
10 April 23 Cardinals 3–2 Aldridge (2–1) Johnson 3–7
11 April 24 Cardinals 3–9 Rhem Kremer (1–2) 3–8
12 April 25 @ Cubs 3–4 Bush Yde (0–2) 3–9
13 April 26 @ Cubs 8–6 Meadows (1–0) Piercy Oldham (1) 4–9
14 April 27 @ Cubs 2–0 Morrison (1–3) Alexander 5–9
15 April 28 @ Cubs 9–4 Aldridge (3–1) Kaufmann 6–9
16 April 29 Reds 9–16 Luque Sheehan (0–2) 6–10
17 April 30 Reds 13–4 Meadows (2–0) Mays 7–10
May: 16–8 (Home: 13–6; Away: 3–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
18 May 1 Reds 3–2 Morrison (2–3) Lucas Kremer (1) 8–10
19 May 2 @ Reds 3–4 Donohue Aldridge (3–2) 18,000 8–11
20 May 5 Braves 3–2 Meadows (3–0) Smith 9–11
21 May 6 Braves 1–3 Wertz Morrison (2–4) Hearn 9–12
22 May 7 Braves 11–10 (11) Adams (1–0) Benton 10–12
23 May 8 Braves 5–9 Graham Yde (0–3) 10–13
24 May 11 Phillies 11–1 Kremer (2–2) Mitchell 11–13
25 May 12 Phillies 14–3 Meadows (4–0) Knight 12–13
26 May 13 Phillies 0–6 Carlson Aldridge (3–3) 12–14
27 May 14 Robins 5–5 (7) 12–14
28 May 15 Robins 2–0 Morrison (3–4) McGraw 13–14
29 May 17 Robins 7–6 (12) Oldham (1–0) Ehrhardt 14–14
30 May 18 Robins 4–4 14–14
31 May 19 Giants 6–3 Aldridge (4–3) Scott 15–14
32 May 20 Giants 4–5 Greenfield Morrison (3–5) Davies 12,000 15–15
33 May 21 Giants 7–5 Kremer (3–2) Ring 16–15
34 May 22 Giants 6–5 Morrison (4–5) Greenfield 25,000 17–15
35 May 23 @ Reds 7–2 Yde (1–3) Donohue 22,000 18–15
36 May 24 @ Cubs 1–3 Blake Aldridge (4–4) 18–16
37 May 25 @ Cubs 5–2 Morrison (5–5) Root 19–16
38 May 27 Cubs 2–5 Kaufmann Oldham (1–1) 19–17
39 May 28 Cubs 6–5 (11) Meadows (5–0) Bush 20–17
40 May 29 Cubs 9–7 Adams (2–0) Root Oldham (2) 21–17
41 May 30 @ Reds 4–3 Meadows (6–0) Luque 16,000 22–17
42 May 31 Reds 2–7 Mays Songer (0–1) 22–18
43 May 31 Reds 9–5 Morrison (6–5) Lucas 23–18
June: 11–12 (Home: 3–3; Away: 8–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
44 June 3 Cubs 3–2 Yde (2–3) Root 24–18
45 June 4 Cubs 5–1 Meadows (7–0) Bush 25–18
46 June 6 @ Robins 0–3 Grimes Aldridge (4–5) 30,000 25–19
47 June 8 @ Robins 4–3 Songer (1–1) McWeeny Kremer (2) 26–19
48 June 9 @ Phillies 9–7 (10) Kremer (4–2) Knight 27–19
49 June 10 @ Phillies 9–13 Mitchell Adams (2–1) 27–20
50 June 11 @ Phillies 11–13 Willoughby Aldridge (4–6) 27–21
51 June 12 @ Phillies 8–2 Songer (2–1) Carlson 28–21
52 June 14 @ Braves 2–3 Benton Yde (2–4) Mogridge 28–22
53 June 16 @ Braves 6–3 Aldridge (5–6) Genewich 29–22
54 June 17 @ Giants 5–6 (13) Fitzsimmons Adams (2–2) 29–23
55 June 18 @ Giants 8–3 Songer (3–1) Scott 30–23
56 June 19 @ Giants 4–2 Kremer (5–2) Ring 30,000 31–23
57 June 20 @ Giants 8–0 Aldridge (6–6) Greenfield 40,000 32–23
58 June 21 Cardinals 13–11 Oldham (2–1) Huntzinger Kremer (3) 33–23
59 June 22 @ Cardinals 3–1 Meadows (8–0) Keen 34–23
60 June 23 @ Cardinals 2–6 Haines Songer (3–2) 34–24
61 June 24 @ Cardinals 3–3 34–24
62 June 25 Reds 8–9 Lucas Oldham (2–2) 34–25
63 June 26 Reds 1–9 Mays Meadows (8–1) 34–26
64 June 27 @ Reds 0–16 Donohue Songer (3–3) 25,000 34–27
65 June 28 @ Reds 1–6 Rixey Aldridge (6–7) 5,500 34–28
66 June 29 @ Reds 3–6 Mays Kremer (5–3) 6,600 34–29
67 June 30 Cardinals 2–6 Haines Meadows (8–2) 34–30
July: 21–10 (Home: 17–7; Away: 4–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
68 July 1 Cardinals 7–3 Songer (4–3) Rhem Adams (1) 35–30
69 July 2 Cardinals 3–2 Kremer (6–3) Alexander 36–30
70 July 3 Cardinals 12–3 Aldridge (7–7) Bell 37–30
71 July 4 @ Cubs 0–2 Root Yde (2–5) 37–31
72 July 5 Cubs 4–1 Songer (5–3) Kaufmann Adams (2) 38–31
73 July 5 Cubs 7–10 Piercy Meadows (8–3) Huntzinger 38–32
74 July 6 Cubs 0–3 Blake Bush (0–1) 38–33
75 July 6 Cubs 3–2 (6) Meadows (9–3) Osborn 39–33
76 July 7 Phillies 8–7 Aldridge (8–7) Dean Kremer (4) 40–33
77 July 8 Phillies 6–10 Ulrich Adams (2–3) 40–34
78 July 9 Phillies 9–6 Meadows (10–3) Mitchell 41–34
79 July 10 Phillies 9–4 Kremer (7–3) Carlson 42–34
80 July 12 Giants 6–3 Aldridge (9–7) Scott 15,000 43–34
81 July 14 Giants 8–12 Ring Songer (5–4) 43–35
82 July 14 Giants 2–5 Fitzsimmons Meadows (10–4) 40,000 43–36
83 July 15 Giants 3–0 Kremer (8–3) Greenfield 44–36
84 July 16 Braves 9–7 Bush (1–1) Smith Songer (1) 45–36
85 July 17 Braves 7–9 Goldsmith Aldridge (9–8) Mogridge 45–37
86 July 19 Braves 10–4 Meadows (11–4) Genewich 46–37
87 July 20 Braves 8–5 Kremer (9–3) Benton Bush (1) 47–37
88 July 21 Robins 1–0 Songer (6–4) Petty 48–37
89 July 21 Robins 2–6 Vance Aldridge (9–9) 20,000 48–38
90 July 22 Robins 14–2 Yde (3–5) Barnes 49–38
91 July 24 Robins 12–8 Meadows (12–4) Grimes Songer (2) 50–38
92 July 24 Robins 3–2 Kremer (10–3) McGraw 25,000 51–38
93 July 25 @ Robins 1–3 Petty Bush (1–2) 20,000 51–39
94 July 26 @ Robins 3–2 Yde (4–5) Vance Adams (3) 52–39
95 July 27 @ Giants 4–3 Songer (7–4) Barnes Kremer (5) 53–39
96 July 28 @ Giants 6–0 Meadows (13–4) Scott 10,000 54–39
97 July 30 @ Phillies 1–6 Carlson Kremer (10–4) 54–40
98 July 31 @ Phillies 10–5 Yde (5–5) Mitchell 55–40
August: 16–12 (Home: 9–4; Away: 7–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
99 August 2 @ Phillies 3–8 Dean Songer (7–5) 55–41
100 August 3 @ Phillies 14–2 Bush (2–2) Ulrich 56–41
101 August 4 @ Braves 0–14 Smith Aldridge (9–10) 56–42
102 August 4 @ Braves 5–2 Meadows (14–4) Benton 57–42
103 August 5 @ Braves 4–3 Kremer (11–4) Goldsmith 58–42
104 August 6 @ Braves 5–4 Yde (6–5) Genewich Aldridge (1) 59–42
105 August 7 @ Braves 0–2 Wertz Songer (7–6) 59–43
106 August 7 @ Braves 0–2 (8) Smith Bush (2–3) 59–44
107 August 9 @ Robins 9–3 Kremer (12–4) Petty 60–44
108 August 10 @ Robins 10–2 Meadows (15–4) McWeeny 61–44
109 August 11 @ Robins 2–4 Vance Aldridge (9–11) McGraw 61–45
110 August 18 Braves 4–1 Kremer (13–4) Smith 62–45
111 August 18 Braves 3–4 Wertz Meadows (15–5) 62–46
112 August 19 Phillies 1–3 (10) Carlson Songer (7–7) 62–47
113 August 19 Phillies 4–0 Yde (7–5) Ulrich 63–47
114 August 21 Phillies 4–2 Bush (3–3) Dean 64–47
115 August 21 Phillies 8–5 Kremer (14–4) Knight 65–47
116 August 23 Robins 3–7 Petty Meadows (15–6) 65–48
117 August 23 Robins 10–2 Yde (8–5) Barnes 66–48
118 August 24 Robins 10–1 Kremer (15–4) Grimes 67–48
119 August 25 Robins 1–2 McGraw Aldridge (9–12) 67–49
120 August 26 Giants 15–7 Meadows (16–6) Fitzsimmons Morrison (1) 68–49
121 August 27 Giants 4–0 Bush (4–3) Barnes 69–49
122 August 28 Giants 8–7 Meadows (17–6) Greenfield Morrison (2) 70–49
123 August 29 @ Cardinals 2–2 (10) 40,000 70–49
124 August 30 @ Cardinals 3–0 Kremer (16–4) Rhem 71–49
125 August 30 @ Cardinals 3–5 Haines Bush (4–4) 71–50
126 August 31 @ Cardinals 1–6 Sherdel Meadows (17–7) 71–51
127 August 31 @ Cardinals 1–2 Sothoron Morrison (6–6) 23,279 71–52
September: 13–17 (Home: 5–5; Away: 8–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
128 September 1 @ Cardinals 2–5 Reinhart Kremer (16–5) 20,000 71–53
129 September 3 @ Cubs 3–2 (10) Hill (1–0) Kaufmann 72–53
130 September 4 @ Cubs 2–11 Bush Bush (4–5) 72–54
131 September 4 @ Cubs 2–3 Jones Koupal (0–1) 72–55
132 September 5 @ Cubs 6–7 (6) Osborn Songer (7–8) Huntzinger 16 72–56
133 September 6 Cardinals 1–8 Rhem Morrison (6–7) 72–57
134 September 6 Cardinals 4–2 Kremer (17–5) Sothoron 73–57
135 September 7 Cardinals 0–8 Sherdel Aldridge (9–13) 73–58
136 September 8 Reds 6–1 Meadows (18–7) Donohue 74–58
137 September 8 Reds 11–0 Hill (2–0) Luque 75–58
138 September 9 Cubs 2–1 Bush (5–5) Jones 76–58
139 September 9 Cubs 1–10 Kaufmann Koupal (0–2) 76–59
140 September 10 Reds 5–2 Kremer (18–5) Rixey 77–59
141 September 10 Reds 2–5 Lucas Morrison (6–8) 77–60
142 September 11 Reds 6–10 Mays Hill (2–1) 77–61
143 September 12 @ Giants 5–1 Aldridge (10–13) Fitzsimmons Bush (2) 78–61
144 September 12 @ Giants 7–1 Meadows (19–7) Greenfield 40,000 79–61
145 September 13 @ Giants 5–9 Ring Hill (2–2) Davies 79–62
146 September 14 @ Giants 5–0 Kremer (19–5) McQuillan 80–62
147 September 15 @ Giants 5–6 Scott Bush (5–6) 80–63
148 September 16 @ Robins 1–2 Barnes Meadows (19–8) 80–64
149 September 17 @ Robins 1–3 Vance Hill (2–3) 80–65
150 September 18 @ Robins 1–3 McWeeny Yde (8–6) 80–66
151 September 19 @ Robins 7–4 Kremer (20–5) Grimes 20,000 81–66
152 September 20 @ Phillies 4–0 Bush (6–6) Willoughby 82–66
153 September 21 @ Phillies 2–7 Mitchell Meadows (19–9) 82–67
154 September 22 @ Phillies 9–3 Hill (3–3) Dean 83–67
155 September 23 @ Braves 1–2 Edwards Kremer (20–6) Benton 83–68
156 September 25 @ Braves 11–8 Meadows (20–9) Mogridge Bush (3) 84–68
157 September 25 @ Braves 2–5 Genewich Yde (8–7) 84–69
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Detailed records

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1926 Pittsburgh Pirates
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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 Earl Smith 105 292 101 .346 2 46
1B George Grantham 141 449 143 .318 8 70
2B Hal Rhyne 109 366 92 .251 2 39
SS Glenn Wright 119 458 141 .308 8 77
3B Pie Traynor 152 574 182 .317 3 92
OF Max Carey 86 324 72 .222 0 28
OF Kiki Cuyler 157 614 197 .321 8 92
OF Paul Waner 144 536 180 .336 8 79

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
Johnny Gooch 86 218 59 .271 1 42
Clyde Barnhart 76 203 39 .192 0 10
Johnny Rawlings 61 181 42 .232 0 20
Eddie Moore 43 132 30 .227 0 19
Stuffy McInnis 47 127 38 .299 0 13
Joe Cronin 38 83 22 .265 0 11
Carson Bigbee 42 68 15 .221 2 4
Walter Mueller 19 62 15 .242 0 3
Fred Brickell 24 55 19 .345 0 4
Roy Spencer 28 43 17 .395 0 4
Eddie Murphy 16 17 2 .118 0 6
Adam Comorosky 8 15 4 .267 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
Ray Kremer 37 231.1 20 6 2.61 74
Lee Meadows 36 226.2 20 9 3.97 54
Vic Aldridge 30 190.0 10 13 4.07 61
Carmen Hill 6 39.2 3 3 3.40 8

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
Emil Yde 37 187.1 8 7 3.65 34
Don Songer 35 126.1 7 8 3.13 27
Johnny Morrison 26 122.1 6 8 3.38 39
Joe Bush 19 110.2 6 6 3.01 38
Tom Sheehan 9 31.0 0 2 6.68 16
Lou Koupal 6 19.2 0 2 3.20 7

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
Babe Adams 19 2 3 3 6.14 7
Red Oldham 17 2 2 2 5.62 16
Roy Mahaffey 4 0 0 0 0.00 3
Bud Culloton 4 0 0 0 7.36 1
Chet Nichols 3 0 0 0 8.22 2

References

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