1929 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s)Jewel Ens
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The 1929 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 48th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 43rd in the National League. The Pirates finished second in the league standings with a record of 88–65.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 98 54 0.645 52–25 46–29
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 65 0.575 10½ 45–31 43–34
New York Giants 84 67 0.556 13½ 39–37 45–30
St. Louis Cardinals 78 74 0.513 20 43–32 35–42
Philadelphia Phillies 71 82 0.464 27½ 39–37 32–45
Brooklyn Robins 70 83 0.458 28½ 42–35 28–48
Cincinnati Reds 66 88 0.429 33 38–39 28–49
Boston Braves 56 98 0.364 43 34–43 22–55

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 11–11 7–15 8–14 9–13 5–17 8–14 8–14
Brooklyn 11–11 6–16 11–11 14–7 9–13 9–13 10–12
Chicago 15–7 16–6 14–8–1 12–10–1 17–5–1 9–13 15–5–1
Cincinnati 14–8 11–11 8–14–1 10–12 11–11 9–13 3–19
New York 13–9 7–14 10–12–1 12–10 16–5 13–8 13–9
Philadelphia 17–5 13–9 5–17–1 11–11 5–16 11–11 9–13
Pittsburgh 14–8 13–9 13–9 13–9 8–13 11–11 16–6–1
St. Louis 14–8 12–10 5–15–1 19–3 9–13 13–9 6–16–1


Game log

1929 Game Log: 88–65 (Home: 45–31; Away: 43–34)
April: 4–6 (Home: 1–2; Away: 3–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 16 @ Cubs 4–3 Grimes (1–0) Root 46,000 1–0
2 April 17 @ Cubs 2–13 Malone Kremer (0–1) 1–1
3 April 18 @ Cubs 1–11 Blake Petty (0–1) 14,000 1–2
4 April 20 @ Reds 5–4 Grimes (2–0) Rixey 2–2
5 April 22 @ Reds 4–9 Lucas Hill (0–1) 2–3
6 April 24 Cubs 5–4 (13) Swetonic (1–0) Horne 32,000 3–3
7 April 26 Cubs 6–9 Bush Kremer (0–2) Cvengros 8,000 3–4
8 April 27 Cubs 7–8 Malone Swetonic (1–1) Blake 25,000 3–5
9 April 28 @ Cardinals 6–2 Petty (1–1) Alexander 4–5
10 April 29 @ Cardinals 3–7 Mitchell French (0–1) 12,000 4–6
May: 19–8 (Home: 7–3; Away: 12–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
11 May 1 @ Cardinals 4–4 (13) 4–6
12 May 4 @ Braves 3–5 Seibold Petty (1–2) 4–7
13 May 5 @ Braves 7–2 Grimes (3–0) Smith 28,000 5–7
14 May 6 @ Braves 4–3 Swetonic (2–1) Jones 6–7
15 May 7 @ Giants 3–2 (10) French (1–1) Benton 7–7
16 May 8 @ Giants 0–11 Hubbell Petty (1–3) 8,000 7–8
17 May 9 @ Giants 4–3 Grimes (4–0) Fitzsimmons 7,500 8–8
18 May 10 @ Phillies 13–9 Brame (1–0) Willoughby French (1) 9–8
19 May 11 @ Phillies 6–11 Roy Hill (0–2) 9–9
20 May 13 @ Robins 12–4 French (2–1) Elliott 10–9
21 May 15 @ Robins 9–4 Grimes (5–0) Clark 11–9
22 May 16 Cardinals 9–10 (10) Johnson Swetonic (2–2) 11–10
23 May 17 Cardinals 6–2 French (3–1) Alexander 12–10
24 May 18 Cardinals 6–3 Kremer (1–2) Sherdel 13–10
25 May 19 @ Cubs 4–1 Grimes (6–0) Malone 38,000 14–10
26 May 20 @ Cubs 1–6 Bush Swetonic (2–3) 14–11
27 May 21 @ Cubs 6–8 Horne French (3–2) Root 14–12
28 May 22 Reds 11–2 Kremer (2–2) Ash 15–12
29 May 23 Reds 6–3 Grimes (7–0) Rixey 16–12
30 May 25 Reds 6–4 Brame (2–0) Luque 17–12
31 May 26 @ Cardinals 12–8 Fussell (1–0) Haines Grimes (1) 30,000 18–12
32 May 26 @ Cardinals 7–5 Kremer (3–2) Frankhouse Grimes (2) 30,000 19–12
33 May 27 @ Cardinals 10–1 Petty (2–3) Hallahan 20–12
34 May 28 @ Cardinals 5–2 Brame (3–0) Mitchell 21–12
35 May 29 Cubs 7–2 Swetonic (3–3) Malone Hill (1) 5,500 22–12
36 May 30 Cubs 1–5 Nehf Kremer (3–3) Bush 25,000 22–13
37 May 30 Cubs 4–0 Grimes (8–0) Root 30,000 23–13
38 May 31 Phillies 7–10 Willoughby Dawson (0–1) McGraw 3,500 23–14
June: 17–11 (Home: 10–7; Away: 7–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
39 June 1 Phillies 4–9 Benge Petty (2–4) 23–15
40 June 3 Phillies 14–2 Grimes (9–0) Sweetland 24–15
41 June 4 Phillies 9–5 Swetonic (4–3) Collins 25–15
42 June 6 Braves 4–2 Kremer (4–3) Seibold 26–15
43 June 7 Braves 6–2 Brame (4–0) Brandt 27–15
44 June 8 Robins 9–2 Grimes (10–0) Clark 28–15
45 June 9 @ Robins 6–9 Dudley Petty (2–5) 20,000 28–16
46 June 10 Robins 6–7 Moore Swetonic (4–4) Morrison 3,500 28–17
47 June 11 Robins 3–2 Brame (5–0) Dudley 29–17
48 June 12 Giants 7–6 Meine (1–0) Scott 15,000 30–17
49 June 13 Giants 11–7 Hill (1–2) Genewich Swetonic (1) 31–17
50 June 14 Giants 2–7 Benton Petty (2–6) 10,000 31–18
51 June 15 Giants 15–20 (14) Mays Swetonic (4–5) 22,000 31–19
52 June 16 @ Reds 8–3 Meine (2–0) Luque 32–19
53 June 16 @ Reds 1–8 Donohue Grimes (10–1) 32–20
54 June 17 @ Reds 2–1 Kremer (5–3) May 33–20
55 June 18 @ Reds 1–2 Lucas Brame (5–1) 33–21
56 June 19 @ Reds 6–5 Hill (2–2) Rixey 34–21
57 June 21 @ Cubs 14–3 Grimes (11–1) Cvengros 35,000 35–21
58 June 22 @ Cubs 7–4 Kremer (6–3) Blake 25,000 36–21
59 June 23 @ Cubs 8–7 Swetonic (5–5) Nehf 37–21
60 June 24 @ Cubs 3–4 Root Brame (5–2) 7,000 37–22
61 June 26 Reds 4–6 Luque Kremer (6–4) 37–23
62 June 27 Reds 5–3 Meine (3–0) May 38–23
63 June 28 Reds 3–10 Lucas Brame (5–3) 38–24
64 June 29 Reds 3–0 Grimes (12–1) Donohue 39–24
65 June 29 Reds 2–3 Kolp Swetonic (5–6) 39–25
66 June 30 @ Reds 7–6 Kremer (7–4) Luque Meine (1) 40–25
July: 18–11 (Home: 7–7; Away: 11–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
67 July 2 Cardinals 5–3 Brame (6–3) Mitchell 41–25
68 July 3 Cardinals 13–2 Grimes (13–1) Sherdel 42–25
69 July 4 Cardinals 8–4 Meine (4–0) Johnson 20,000 43–25
70 July 4 Cardinals 8–2 Kremer (8–4) Haid 43,000 44–25
71 July 6 Reds 3–5 Kolp Swetonic (5–7) May 44–26
72 July 7 @ Robins 17–6 Brame (7–3) Dudley Fussell (1) 19,000 45–26
73 July 8 @ Robins 8–4 Grimes (14–1) Morrison 46–26
74 July 9 @ Robins 3–1 Kremer (9–4) Dudley 47–26
75 July 10 @ Phillies 15–9 Fussell (2–0) Benge Hill (2) 48–26
76 July 11 @ Phillies 6–2 Brame (8–3) Roy 49–26
77 July 12 @ Phillies 6–4 Grimes (15–1) Sweetland 50–26
78 July 13 @ Phillies 10–2 Kremer (10–4) Dailey 51–26
79 July 15 @ Braves 5–4 (11) Meine (5–0) Brandt 52–26
80 July 16 @ Braves 1–4 Smith Brame (8–4) 52–27
81 July 17 @ Braves 4–7 Seibold Grimes (15–2) 52–28
82 July 17 @ Braves 13–5 Kremer (11–4) Leverett 53–28
83 July 18 @ Giants 1–4 Hubbell Brame (8–5) 53–29
84 July 20 @ Giants 5–2 Grimes (16–2) Walker Swetonic (2) 54–29
85 July 20 @ Giants 4–8 Mays Meine (5–1) 54–30
86 July 21 @ Giants 5–3 Kremer (12–4) Benton 55–30
87 July 22 Robins 13–3 Brame (9–5) Moore 10,000 56–30
88 July 23 Robins 7–10 Morrison Fussell (2–1) 56–31
89 July 24 Robins 4–6 Clark Meine (5–2) 56–32
90 July 26 Braves 9–8 Petty (3–6) Smith 57–32
91 July 27 Braves 3–10 Seibold French (3–3) 57–33
92 July 27 Braves 5–2 Brame (10–5) Smith 58–33
93 July 29 Braves 9–10 Jones Meine (5–3) Cantwell 2,500 58–34
94 July 30 Phillies 5–13 Willoughby Kremer (12–5) 58–35
95 July 31 Phillies 2–6 Koupal Brame (10–6) 3,000 58–36
August: 13–16 (Home: 8–4; Away: 5–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
96 August 1 Phillies 3–1 Petty (4–6) Elliott 3,000 59–36
97 August 2 Phillies 0–2 Sweetland French (3–4) 59–37
98 August 5 Giants 10–11 Hubbell Brame (10–7) Benton 59–38
99 August 6 Giants 3–5 Walker Petty (4–7) 59–39
100 August 7 Giants 4–3 Kremer (13–5) Henry 60–39
101 August 8 Cardinals 5–1 Brame (11–7) Alexander 61–39
102 August 9 Cardinals 7–6 Swetonic (6–7) Johnson 5,000 62–39
103 August 10 @ Robins 6–4 Petty (5–7) Clark Hill (3) 63–39
104 August 10 @ Robins 3–6 Vance Meine (5–4) 20,000 63–40
105 August 11 @ Robins 3–5 Moss Kremer (13–6) Morrison 9,000 63–41
106 August 12 @ Robins 2–4 (10) Morrison Hill (2–3) 63–42
107 August 14 @ Braves 1–0 Petty (6–7) Jones 64–42
108 August 15 @ Braves 1–2 Brandt Kremer (13–7) 64–43
109 August 16 @ Braves 9–3 Brame (12–7) Seibold 65–43
110 August 17 @ Braves 3–2 French (4–4) Smith Swetonic (3) 66–43
111 August 19 @ Phillies 6–7 Smythe Swetonic (6–8) 66–44
112 August 19 @ Phillies 5–8 McGraw Kremer (13–8) Smythe 66–45
113 August 20 @ Phillies 6–8 Koupal Brame (12–8) Willoughby 66–46
114 August 21 @ Phillies 8–10 Collins Swetonic (6–9) Smythe 66–47
115 August 22 @ Giants 6–2 Petty (7–7) Henry 67–47
116 August 24 @ Giants 8–14 Fitzsimmons Fussell (2–2) 67–48
117 August 24 @ Giants 6–7 Hubbell Grimes (16–3) 67–49
118 August 25 @ Giants 5–10 Benton Petty (7–8) 20,000 67–50
119 August 27 @ Phillies 4–7 Smythe Brame (12–9) 67–51
120 August 28 Cubs 10–3 Grimes (17–3) Malone 68–51
121 August 28 Cubs 7–6 Kremer (14–8) Cvengros Swetonic (4) 20,000 69–51
122 August 29 Cubs 5–4 Petty (8–8) Carlson 70–51
123 August 30 Cubs 15–0 Meine (6–4) Bush 71–51
124 August 31 Cubs 6–7 Malone Grimes (17–4) Bush 71–52
September: 15–12 (Home: 11–7; Away: 4–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
125 September 1 @ Reds 9–7 (12) Kremer (15–8) Lucas 72–52
126 September 2 Reds 5–7 May Petty (8–9) 8,500 72–53
127 September 2 Reds 9–8 (13) Swetonic (7–9) Kolp 12,000 73–53
128 September 4 @ Reds 4–5 Kolp Meine (6–5) 1,148 73–54
129 September 5 @ Reds 10–5 Brame (13–9) Lucas 74–54
130 September 6 Robins 5–6 Clark Grimes (17–5) Morrison 74–55
131 September 6 Robins 8–1 Petty (9–9) Moss 4,000 75–55
132 September 7 Robins 6–2 Kremer (16–8) Dudley 76–55
133 September 8 @ Robins 1–2 Vance French (4–5) 10,000 76–56
134 September 9 Robins 9–7 Brame (14–9) Moore 77–56
135 September 10 Robins 7–6 French (5–5) Morrison 78–56
136 September 11 Giants 1–2 Walker Grimes (17–6) 78–57
137 September 11 Giants 5–10 Mays Swetonic (7–10) 78–58
138 September 12 Giants 5–8 Fitzsimmons Kremer (16–9) 78–59
139 September 16 Phillies 3–2 (10) Petty (10–9) Sweetland 79–59
140 September 16 Phillies 5–2 Brame (15–9) Smythe 80–59
141 September 17 Phillies 11–7 French (6–5) Smythe Swetonic (5) 81–59
142 September 18 Braves 4–5 Brandt Kremer (16–10) 81–60
143 September 18 Braves 5–2 Meine (7–5) Jones 82–60
144 September 19 Braves 3–6 Seibold Grimes (17–7) Cooney 82–61
145 September 20 Braves 10–3 Petty (11–9) Peery 83–61
146 September 21 Braves 4–0 Brame (16–9) Smith 84–61
147 September 26 @ Cardinals 1–2 Haid Petty (11–10) 84–62
148 September 27 @ Cardinals 2–4 Frankhouse Brame (16–10) Johnson 84–63
149 September 28 @ Cardinals 8–5 Swetonic (8–10) Sherdel 85–63
150 September 29 @ Cardinals 5–1 Kremer (17–10) Grabowski 86–63
151 September 29 @ Cardinals 2–10 Hallahan Meine (7–6) 86–64
October: 2–1 (Home: 1–1; Away: 1–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
152 October 5 Cardinals 1–3 Hallahan Brame (16–11) 86–65
153 October 5 Cardinals 8–7 Kremer (18–10) Johnson 87–65
154 October 6 @ Cubs 8–3 French (7–5) Grampp 30,000 88–65
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1929 Pittsburgh Pirates
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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 Charlie Hargreaves 102 328 88 .268 1 44
1B Earl Sheely 139 485 142 .293 6 88
2B George Grantham 110 349 107 .307 12 90
SS Dick Bartell 143 610 184 .302 2 57
3B Pie Traynor 130 540 192 .356 4 108
OF Lloyd Waner 151 662 234 .353 5 74
OF Paul Waner 151 596 200 .336 15 100
OF Adam Comorosky 127 473 152 .321 6 97

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
Rollie Hemsley 88 235 68 .289 0 37
Sparky Adams 74 196 51 .260 0 11
Stu Clarke 57 178 47 .264 2 21
Fred Brickell 60 118 37 .314 0 17
Cobe Jones 25 63 16 .254 0 4
Ira Flagstead 26 50 14 .280 0 6
Bob Linton 17 18 2 .111 0 1
Harry Riconda 8 15 7 .467 0 2
Jim Mosolf 8 13 6 .462 0 2
Jim Stroner 6 8 3 .375 0 0
Ben Sankey 2 7 1 .143 0 0
John O'Connell 2 7 1 .143 0 0
Bill Windle 2 1 0 .000 0 0
Mel Ingram 3 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
Burleigh Grimes 33 232.2 17 7 3.13 62
Erv Brame 37 229.2 16 11 4.55 68
Ray Kremer 34 221.2 18 10 4.26 66
Leon Chagnon 1 7 0 0 9.00 4

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
Jesse Petty 36 184.1 11 10 3.71 58
Steve Swetonic 41 143.2 8 10 4.82 35
Larry French 30 123 7 5 4.90 49
Heinie Meine 22 108 7 6 4.50 19
Carmen Hill 27 79 2 3 3.99 28
Fred Fussell 21 39.2 2 2 8.62 18

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
Joe Dawson 4 0 1 0 8.31 2
Ralph Erickson 1 0 0 0 27.00 0
Lee Meadows 1 0 0 0 13.50 0

References

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