1932 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)Barney Dreyfuss, Bill Benswanger
Manager(s)George Gibson
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The 1932 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 51st season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 46th in the National League. The Pirates finished second in the league standings with a record of 86–68.

Regular season

The Pirates' starting lineup included four future Hall of Famers: Pie Traynor, Arky Vaughan, Lloyd Waner, and Paul Waner. At just 20 years old, Vaughan was the youngest player in the majors in 1932.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 90 64 0.584 53–24 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 68 0.558 4 45–31 41–37
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 73 0.526 9 44–34 37–39
Philadelphia Phillies 78 76 0.506 12 45–32 33–44
Boston Braves 77 77 0.500 13 44–33 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 18 42–35 30–47
New York Giants 72 82 0.468 18 37–40 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 60 94 0.390 30 33–44 27–50

Record vs. opponents

1932 National League Records

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


Game log

1932 Game Log: 86–68 (Home: 45–31; Away: 41–37)
April: 6–9 (Home: 3–3; Away: 3–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 12 @ Cardinals 2–10 Rhem French (0–1) 5,924 0–1
2 April 13 @ Cardinals 8–9 Lindsey Spencer (0–1) 0–2
3 April 14 @ Cardinals 5–4 French (1–1) Derringer 1–2
4 April 15 @ Cardinals 9–7 Brame (1–0) Johnson 1,988 2–2
5 April 16 @ Reds 0–5 Johnson Harris (0–1) 2–3
6 April 17 @ Reds 4–3 Spencer (1–1) Benton Swift (1) 3–3
7 April 18 @ Reds 0–5 Kolp French (1–2) 3–4
8 April 20 Cardinals 7–0 Swetonic (1–0) Hallahan 4–4
9 April 21 Cardinals 7–6 (10) French (2–2) Frey 5–4
10 April 22 Cardinals 3–5 (10) Johnson French (2–3) 5–5
11 April 23 Cardinals 10–9 Swift (1–0) Dean 6–5
12 April 24 @ Cubs 3–12 Root Spencer (1–2) 8,000 6–6
13 April 27 @ Cubs 4–8 Malone Swetonic (1–1) 6–7
14 April 28 Reds 6–7 Ogden French (2–4) 6–8
15 April 29 Reds 4–6 Rixey Brame (1–1) 6–9
May: 14–11 (Home: 7–8; Away: 7–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
16 May 1 @ Reds 5–7 Lucas French (2–5) 21,000 6–10
17 May 2 Cubs 2–0 Swetonic (2–1) Malone 7–10
18 May 3 Cubs 6–8 Smith Swift (1–1) 7–11
19 May 4 Cubs 1–4 Warneke French (2–6) 7–12
20 May 6 Phillies 2–4 Elliott Harris (0–2) 7–13
21 May 7 Phillies 3–5 Hansen Spencer (1–3) Benge 7–14
22 May 9 Braves 5–6 (12) Frankhouse French (2–7) Cantwell 7–15
23 May 15 @ Dodgers 2–0 Swetonic (3–1) Shaute 25,000 8–15
24 May 16 Dodgers 1–11 Mungo French (2–8) 8–16
25 May 17 Dodgers 3–1 Harris (1–2) Phelps 9–16
26 May 18 Dodgers 2–4 Clark Swift (1–2) 9–17
27 May 19 Dodgers 3–2 Chagnon (1–0) Shaute 10–17
28 May 20 @ Cardinals 5–0 French (3–8) Derringer 11–17
29 May 22 @ Cardinals 5–1 Swetonic (4–1) Dean 12–17
30 May 22 @ Cardinals 3–5 Hallahan Harris (1–3) 12–18
31 May 24 @ Reds 5–3 (12) Spencer (2–3) Frey 13–18
32 May 25 @ Reds 9–4 Kremer (1–0) Carroll Swift (2) 14–18
33 May 26 @ Reds 3–2 Harris (2–3) Lucas Swift (3) 11,633 15–18
34 May 27 Cardinals 8–4 French (4–8) Haines 16–18
35 May 28 Cardinals 8–6 Swetonic (5–1) Dean 17–18
36 May 29 @ Cubs 3–7 Malone Chagnon (1–1) 17–19
37 May 29 @ Cubs 2–0 Spencer (3–3) Smith 36,000 18–19
38 May 30 Reds 2–4 Rixey Harris (2–4) 18–20
39 May 30 Reds 5–2 Swift (2–2) Benton 19–20
40 May 31 Reds 4–1 French (5–8) Lucas 20–20
June: 14–7 (Home: 6–1; Away: 8–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
41 June 2 Cubs 5–9 Root Spencer (3–4) 20–21
42 June 3 Cubs 6–5 (11) Swetonic (6–1) May 21–21
43 June 4 Cubs 12–4 Meine (1–0) Grimes 22–21
44 June 7 @ Phillies 7–4 French (6–8) Hansen 23–21
45 June 8 @ Phillies 10–11 Berly Spencer (3–5) Benge 23–22
46 June 9 @ Phillies 4–3 Swetonic (7–1) Holley French (1) 24–22
47 June 10 @ Phillies 5–6 Benge Meine (1–1) 24–23
48 June 11 @ Giants 4–6 Walker French (6–9) 24–24
49 June 15 @ Braves 5–2 Swift (3–2) Brandt 25–24
50 June 18 @ Braves 2–0 (11) Swetonic (8–1) Brown 26–24
51 June 18 @ Braves 1–2 Betts Kremer (1–1) 26–25
52 June 19 @ Dodgers 2–1 Meine (2–1) Clark Swift (4) 18,000 27–25
53 June 20 @ Dodgers 1–2 Mungo Harris (2–5) 27–26
54 June 21 @ Dodgers 2–9 Heimach Swift (3–3) 27–27
55 June 22 @ Dodgers 7–6 French (7–9) Shaute Spencer (1) 28–27
56 June 24 Reds 4–3 Meine (3–1) Rixey 29–27
57 June 25 Reds 5–4 (11) Swift (4–3) Lucas 30–27
58 June 25 Reds 8–5 Kremer (2–1) Kolp Meine (1) 31–27
59 June 26 @ Reds 5–0 French (8–9) Johnson 32–27
60 June 26 @ Reds 9–5 Swift (5–3) Carroll 33–27
61 June 30 Cardinals 9–6 Swift (6–3) Stout 34–27
July: 25–13 (Home: 16–9; Away: 9–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
62 July 1 Cardinals 3–5 Dean Swetonic (8–2) Lindsey 34–28
63 July 2 Cardinals 4–5 Hallahan Kremer (2–2) 34–29
64 July 3 @ Cubs 5–4 (6) Meine (4–1) Malone 18,000 35–29
65 July 4 Cubs 9–6 Harris (3–5) Grimes 36–29
66 July 4 Cubs 6–5 (11) Chagnon (2–1) Bush 37–29
67 July 5 Giants 4–3 (10) Swift (7–3) Walker 38–29
68 July 6 Giants 4–2 Swetonic (9–2) Mooney 39–29
69 July 6 Giants 3–1 French (9–9) Luque 40–29
70 July 7 Giants 3–4 Hoyt Meine (4–2) 40–30
71 July 8 Giants 8–7 Chagnon (3–1) Mooney 41–30
72 July 9 Dodgers 3–9 Vance Harris (3–6) 41–31
73 July 10 @ Dodgers 8–7 Swift (8–3) Quinn 15,000 42–31
74 July 11 Dodgers 5–3 Swetonic (10–2) Heimach 43–31
75 July 12 Dodgers 8–7 (12) Harris (4–6) Moore 44–31
76 July 13 Braves 1–5 Brandt French (9–10) 44–32
77 July 13 Braves 5–10 Zachary Chagnon (3–2) 44–33
78 July 14 Braves 6–1 Swift (9–3) Seibold 45–33
79 July 15 Braves 1–0 Kremer (3–2) Pruett 46–33
80 July 16 Braves 2–1 Meine (5–2) Betts 47–33
81 July 16 Braves 9–8 (10) Chagnon (4–2) Brandt 48–33
82 July 18 Phillies 4–5 (11) Collins French (9–11) 48–34
83 July 19 Phillies 5–2 Swift (10–3) Hansen 49–34
84 July 19 Phillies 5–6 (11) Collins Harris (4–7) 49–35
85 July 20 Phillies 2–6 Holley Meine (5–3) 49–36
86 July 21 Phillies 3–2 Kremer (4–2) Elliott 50–36
87 July 22 Cubs 3–1 Swetonic (11–2) Malone 51–36
88 July 23 Cubs 11–8 Brame (2–1) Smith Harris (1) 52–36
89 July 24 @ Cubs 2–7 Warneke Meine (5–4) 52–37
90 July 24 @ Cubs 7–5 Harris (5–7) Bush 48,000 53–37
91 July 26 @ Giants 3–7 Hubbell French (9–12) 20,000 53–38
92 July 26 @ Giants 7–5 (10) Chagnon (5–2) Schumacher 20,000 54–38
93 July 27 @ Giants 9–8 Harris (6–7) Gibson French (2) 55–38
94 July 27 @ Giants 4–2 Harris (7–7) Hoyt 56–38
95 July 28 @ Giants 10–7 Brame (3–1) Fitzsimmons French (3) 10,000 57–38
96 July 28 @ Giants 9–1 Meine (6–4) Bell 58–38
August: 10–20 (Home: 9–10; Away: 1–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
100 August 1 @ Phillies 5–18 Rhem Meine (6–5) 59–41
101 August 2 @ Phillies 6–11 Elliott French (9–13) Hansen 59–42
102 August 4 @ Dodgers 4–7 Clark Swetonic (11–3) 59–43
103 August 4 @ Dodgers 5–6 (10) Thurston Swift (10–5) 25,000 59–44
104 August 6 @ Dodgers 1–2 Heimach Meine (6–6) 10,000 59–45
105 August 7 @ Braves 1–2 Brandt Swetonic (11–4) 59–46
106 August 7 @ Braves 6–7 Cantwell Swift (10–6) 29,000 59–47
107 August 9 @ Braves 0–4 Betts Kremer (4–3) 59–48
108 August 10 @ Braves 5–2 Meine (7–6) Zachary 60–48
109 August 10 @ Braves 2–3 Brandt French (9–14) 60–49
110 August 11 Cubs 2–3 (10) Bush Swetonic (11–5) 60–50
111 August 13 Reds 0–3 Rixey Swift (10–7) 60–51
112 August 15 Dodgers 6–11 Shaute Meine (7–7) 60–52
113 August 16 Dodgers 4–0 French (10–14) Clark 61–52
114 August 17 Dodgers 1–4 Heimach Swift (10–8) Mungo 61–53
115 August 19 Giants 4–10 Hubbell Meine (7–8) 6,000 61–54
116 August 20 Giants 3–2 French (11–14) Walker 62–54
117 August 20 Giants 1–8 Bell Harris (8–8) 62–55
118 August 21 @ Reds 0–2 Rixey Swift (10–9) 62–56
119 August 22 Giants 6–1 Meine (8–8) Mooney 63–56
120 August 22 Giants 3–4 Hoyt Chagnon (5–3) 63–57
121 August 23 Giants 4–3 French (12–14) Hubbell 64–57
122 August 24 Phillies 6–9 Collins Spencer (3–7) 64–58
123 August 25 Phillies 3–11 Hansen Meine (8–9) 64–59
124 August 25 Phillies 5–6 (10) Elliott French (12–15) 64–60
125 August 26 Phillies 8–0 Chagnon (6–3) Collins 65–60
126 August 27 Braves 7–4 French (13–15) Brandt 66–60
127 August 30 Braves 10–7 Harris (9–8) Brandt French (4) 67–60
128 August 30 Braves 3–2 Swift (11–9) Frankhouse 68–60
129 August 31 Braves 2–1 Chagnon (7–3) Betts 69–60
September: 17–8 (Home: 4–0; Away: 13–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
130 September 2 Reds 2–1 French (14–15) Lucas 70–60
131 September 3 Reds 7–1 Swift (12–9) Rixey 71–60
132 September 4 @ Reds 5–2 Chagnon (8–3) Benton Harris (2) 72–60
133 September 5 Cardinals 4–3 Meine (9–9) Stout 73–60
134 September 5 Cardinals 3–1 French (15–15) Derringer 74–60
135 September 7 @ Dodgers 8–3 Swift (13–9) Mungo 12,500 75–60
136 September 7 @ Dodgers 2–4 Heimach Harris (9–9) 12,500 75–61
137 September 8 @ Dodgers 2–12 Clark Chagnon (8–4) 1,000 75–62
138 September 10 @ Phillies 5–2 French (16–15) Hansen 76–62
139 September 10 @ Phillies 5–4 Meine (10–9) Elliott 77–62
140 September 12 @ Phillies 4–2 Swift (14–9) Rhem 78–62
141 September 13 @ Braves 0–3 Brandt Chagnon (8–5) 78–63
142 September 14 @ Braves 2–5 Brown French (16–16) 78–64
143 September 15 @ Braves 3–2 Meine (11–9) Betts 79–64
144 September 17 @ Giants 4–7 Walker Swift (14–10) Luque 79–65
145 September 18 @ Giants 7–4 French (17–16) Schumacher 15,000 80–65
146 September 18 @ Giants 6–3 Chagnon (9–5) Parmelee 15,000 81–65
147 September 20 @ Cubs 2–5 Bush Swetonic (11–6) 81–66
148 September 20 @ Cubs 5–0 Meine (12–9) Tinning 82–66
149 September 21 @ Cubs 9–6 Spencer (4–7) Herrmann 83–66
150 September 22 @ Cubs 7–0 Smith (1–0) Grimes 84–66
151 September 23 @ Cardinals 4–8 Derringer Chagnon (9–6) 84–67
152 September 24 @ Cardinals 7–4 French (18–16) Winford 85–67
153 September 25 @ Cardinals 7–1 Harris (10–9) Starr 86–67
154 September 25 @ Cardinals 4–7 Dean Spencer (4–8) 86–68
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1932 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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 Grace 115 390 107 .274 8 55
1B Gus Suhr 154 581 153 .263 5 81
2B Tony Piet 154 574 162 .282 7 85
3B Pie Traynor 135 513 169 .329 2 68
SS Arky Vaughan 129 497 158 .318 4 61
OF Lloyd Waner 134 565 188 .333 2 38
OF Paul Waner 154 630 215 .341 8 82

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
Dave Barbee 97 327 84 .257 5 55
Tommy Thevenow 59 194 46 .237 0 26
Tom Padden 47 118 31 .263 0 10
Gus Dugas 55 97 23 .237 3 12
Hal Finney 31 33 7 .212 0 4
Bill Brubaker 7 24 10 .417 0 4
Bill Brenzel 9 24 1 .042 0 2
Howdy Groskloss 17 20 2 .100 0 0
Woody Jensen 5 5 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
Larry French 47 274.1 18 16 3.02 72
Heinie Meine 28 172.1 12 9 3.86 32
Steve Swetonic 24 162.2 11 6 2.82 39
Ray Kremer 11 56.2 4 3 4.29 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
Bill Swift 39 214.1 14 10 3.61 64
Bill Harris 37 168 10 9 3.64 63
Glenn Spencer 39 137.2 4 8 4.97 35
Leon Chagnon 30 128 9 6 3.94 52
Hal Smith 2 12 1 0 0.75 4

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
Erv Brame 23 3 1 0 7.41 10

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Tony Piet

Steve Swetonic

Paul Waner

Farm system

See also: Minor league baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Tulsa Oilers Western League Art Griggs

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa

References

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