1933 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)Bill Benswanger
Manager(s)George Gibson
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The 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 52nd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 47th in the National League. The Pirates finished second in the league standings with a record of 87–67.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 91 61 0.599 48–27 43–34
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 67 0.565 5 50–27 37–40
Chicago Cubs 86 68 0.558 6 56–23 30–45
Boston Braves 83 71 0.539 9 45–31 38–40
St. Louis Cardinals 82 71 0.536 47–30 35–41
Brooklyn Dodgers 65 88 0.425 26½ 36–41 29–47
Philadelphia Phillies 60 92 0.395 31 32–40 28–52
Cincinnati Reds 58 94 0.382 33 37–42 21–52

Record vs. opponents


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


Game log

1933 Game Log: 87–67 (Home: 50–27; Away: 37–40)
April: 10–3 (Home: 4–1; Away: 6–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 12 @ Reds 4–1 Swift (1–0) Johnson 25,305 1–0
2 April 13 @ Reds 5–2 French (1–0) Rixey 2–0
3 April 15 @ Cubs 6–4 (10) Harris (1–0) Grimes 3–0
4 April 18 @ Cubs 1–3 Warneke Swetonic (0–1) 3–1
5 April 21 Reds 5–1 Swift (2–0) Johnson Harris (1) 4–1
6 April 22 Reds 6–5 (10) French (2–0) Smith 5–1
7 April 23 @ Cardinals 4–0 Meine (1–0) Vance 6–1
8 April 23 @ Cardinals 6–2 Hoyt (1–0) Walker 7–1
9 April 25 @ Cardinals 3–10 Hallahan Swetonic (0–2) 7–2
10 April 27 Cubs 2–3 Bush Swift (2–1) 7–3
11 April 28 Cardinals 2–0 French (3–0) Mooney 8–3
12 April 29 Cardinals 6–4 Meine (2–0) Walker 9–3
13 April 30 @ Reds 8–1 Hoyt (2–0) Johnson 10–3
May: 14–12 (Home: 8–6; Away: 6–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
14 May 1 @ Phillies 10–0 Swift (3–1) Collins 11–3
15 May 2 @ Phillies 5–6 Rhem French (3–1) 11–4
16 May 4 @ Dodgers 2–1 (10) Meine (3–0) Clark 12–4
17 May 5 @ Dodgers 4–2 Swift (4–1) Mungo 13–4
18 May 8 @ Braves 3–0 French (4–1) Zachary 14–4
19 May 9 @ Braves 0–7 Frankhouse Hoyt (2–1) 14–5
20 May 11 @ Giants 7–6 Meine (4–0) Hubbell Harris (2) 15–5
21 May 12 @ Giants 3–11 Schumacher Swift (4–2) 15–6
22 May 13 @ Giants 1–2 (11) Luque French (4–2) 6,000 15–7
23 May 14 @ Giants 1–5 Parmelee Hoyt (2–2) 15–8
24 May 15 Phillies 5–4 Meine (5–0) Elliott 16–8
25 May 16 Phillies 8–4 Swift (5–2) Moore 17–8
26 May 17 Phillies 6–4 Smith (1–0) Collins 18–8
27 May 18 Phillies 6–2 Swetonic (1–2) Rhem 19–8
28 May 19 Braves 3–5 Zachary Hoyt (2–3) Seibold 19–9
29 May 20 Braves 2–4 Cantwell Meine (5–1) 19–10
30 May 20 Braves 7–6 Harris (2–0) Betts 20–10
31 May 22 Dodgers 0–3 Clark French (4–3) 20–11
32 May 23 Dodgers 3–0 Swetonic (2–2) Carroll 21–11
33 May 24 Dodgers 6–5 (10) Chagnon (1–0) Mungo 2,000 22–11
34 May 26 Giants 5–6 Bell Harris (2–1) 22–12
35 May 28 @ Reds 4–2 French (5–3) Lucas 23–12
36 May 28 @ Reds 0–4 Rixey Swetonic (2–3) 23–13
37 May 30 Cubs 2–1 Swift (6–2) Grimes 24–13
38 May 30 Cubs 2–6 Malone Meine (5–2) 24–14
39 May 31 Cubs 1–5 Root Swetonic (2–4) 24–15
June: 12–18 (Home: 3–3; Away: 9–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
40 June 3 Reds 5–9 Benton Harris (2–2) 24–16
41 June 3 Reds 4–5 Kolp Swift (6–3) Quinn 24–17
42 June 4 @ Cubs 9–3 Swetonic (3–4) Grimes Harris (3) 25–17
43 June 4 @ Cubs 2–9 Malone Meine (5–3) 25–18
44 June 6 @ Cubs 3–5 Tinning Chagnon (1–1) Bush 25–19
45 June 7 @ Cubs 2–7 Bush Swift (6–4) 25–20
46 June 8 Reds 2–8 Rixey French (5–4) 25–21
47 June 9 Reds 2–0 Swetonic (4–4) Derringer 26–21
48 June 10 Reds 4–3 Swift (7–4) Kolp 27–21
49 June 11 @ Cardinals 11–7 Kremer (1–0) Carleton Harris (4) 28–21
50 June 11 @ Cardinals 3–0 French (6–4) Walker 29–21
51 June 13 @ Cardinals 3–4 Dean Swetonic (4–5) 29–22
52 June 14 @ Cardinals 2–3 Hallahan Meine (5–4) 29–23
53 June 15 @ Cubs 0–5 Tinning Smith (1–1) 29–24
54 June 16 @ Cubs 1–9 Bush Swift (7–5) 26,000 29–25
55 June 17 Cubs 4–3 Swetonic (5–5) Malone 30–25
56 June 18 @ Braves 5–3 Meine (6–4) Brandt 31–25
57 June 18 @ Braves 4–3 (8) French (7–4) Betts 32–25
58 June 20 @ Braves 6–2 Swift (8–5) Zachary 33–25
59 June 21 @ Braves 5–6 Cantwell Harris (2–3) Zachary 33–26
60 June 21 @ Braves 3–5 Mangum Swetonic (5–6) 33–27
61 June 22 @ Dodgers 0–9 Benge Meine (6–5) 4,000 33–28
62 June 23 @ Dodgers 4–5 Carroll French (7–5) Shaute 33–29
63 June 24 @ Dodgers 15–3 Swift (9–5) Thurston 10,000 34–29
64 June 25 @ Dodgers 5–2 Chagnon (2–1) Mungo 35–29
65 June 25 @ Dodgers 1–9 Beck Hoyt (2–4) 25,000 35–30
66 June 28 @ Giants 5–2 Swetonic (6–6) Hubbell 36–30
67 June 28 @ Giants 4–7 (10) Uhle French (7–6) 15,000 36–31
68 June 29 @ Phillies 4–6 Elliott Meine (6–6) Rhem 36–32
69 June 30 @ Phillies 4–5 Pickrel French (7–7) 36–33
July: 20–10 (Home: 17–7; Away: 3–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
70 July 1 @ Phillies 8–13 Hansen Chagnon (2–2) 36–34
71 July 1 @ Phillies 4–3 Smith (2–1) Collins 37–34
72 July 4 Cardinals 1–5 Hallahan Swetonic (6–7) 37–35
73 July 4 Cardinals 4–2 French (8–7) Mooney 38–35
74 July 5 Cardinals 7–6 Hoyt (3–4) Johnson French (1) 7,000 39–35
75 July 8 Phillies 7–8 Liska Swetonic (6–8) Rhem 39–36
76 July 8 Phillies 3–0 Smith (3–1) Jackson 40–36
77 July 10 Phillies 3–2 French (9–7) Holley 41–36
78 July 11 Braves 3–5 Zachary Swetonic (6–9) 41–37
79 July 12 Braves 9–8 (10) French (10–7) Betts 42–37
80 July 13 Braves 8–3 Smith (4–1) Cantwell 43–37
81 July 14 Braves 3–4 (10) Frankhouse French (10–8) 43–38
82 July 17 Dodgers 14–2 Swift (10–5) Carroll 7,500 44–38
83 July 17 Dodgers 7–0 Swetonic (7–9) Benge 45–38
84 July 18 Dodgers 11–8 Hoyt (4–4) Thurston 2,500 46–38
85 July 19 Giants 4–1 French (11–8) Fitzsimmons 47–38
86 July 19 Giants 3–7 Hubbell Smith (4–2) 20,000 47–39
87 July 20 Giants 6–5 Meine (7–6) Luque 48–39
88 July 21 Giants 5–6 Clark Hoyt (4–5) 3,000 48–40
89 July 22 Giants 0–1 Hubbell French (11–9) 25,000 48–41
90 July 22 Giants 7–2 Meine (8–6) Parmelee 27,000 49–41
91 July 23 @ Reds 1–6 Lucas Swift (10–6) 49–42
92 July 23 @ Reds 4–6 Rixey Chagnon (2–3) Kolp 49–43
93 July 25 Cubs 4–3 Swetonic (8–9) Bush Hoyt (1) 8,000 50–43
94 July 25 Cubs 4–1 Smith (5–2) Tinning 10,000 51–43
95 July 27 Cubs 2–0 French (12–9) Root 52–43
96 July 29 Reds 9–8 Harris (3–3) Benton 53–43
97 July 29 Reds 6–4 Chagnon (3–3) Rixey Harris (5) 54–43
98 July 30 @ Reds 5–4 Chagnon (4–3) Derringer 55–43
99 July 30 @ Reds 8–6 Harris (4–3) Benton Chagnon (1) 56–43
August: 12–13 (Home: 4–3; Away: 8–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
100 August 1 Cardinals 9–3 Swetonic (9–9) Walker Hoyt (2) 57–43
101 August 2 Cardinals 3–4 (12) Haines French (12–10) 57–44
102 August 3 Cardinals 1–4 (6) Dean Swift (10–7) 57–45
103 August 4 Cardinals 5–4 Meine (9–6) Walker 58–45
104 August 5 @ Cubs 6–2 Smith (6–2) Warneke 59–45
105 August 6 @ Cubs 0–6 Malone Swetonic (9–10) 59–46
106 August 11 Cubs 2–8 Bush French (12–11) 59–47
107 August 12 Cubs 5–2 Smith (7–2) Malone 60–47
108 August 12 Cubs 3–2 Meine (10–6) Root 61–47
109 August 13 @ Cubs 2–3 Warneke Swift (10–8) 61–48
110 August 16 @ Dodgers 1–2 (11) Mungo French (12–12) 14,000 61–49
111 August 16 @ Dodgers 11–7 Swetonic (10–10) Carroll Smith (1) 62–49
112 August 19 @ Braves 2–5 Brandt Meine (10–7) 62–50
113 August 20 @ Braves 4–5 (11) Smith Swetonic (10–11) 62–51
114 August 20 @ Braves 1–8 Cantwell Swift (10–9) 62–52
115 August 22 @ Braves 4–5 (14) Frankhouse Hoyt (4–6) 62–53
116 August 25 @ Giants 5–8 (11) Luque Swetonic (10–12) 62–54
117 August 25 @ Giants 2–6 Parmelee Meine (10–8) 62–55
118 August 26 @ Giants 1–2 Hubbell Smith (7–3) 62–56
119 August 26 @ Giants 7–2 Birkofer (1–0) Clark Hoyt (3) 45,000 63–56
120 August 28 @ Phillies 9–5 Chagnon (5–3) Elliott 64–56
121 August 28 @ Phillies 9–1 French (13–12) Holley 65–56
122 August 29 @ Phillies 4–1 Meine (11–8) Hansen 66–56
123 August 30 @ Phillies 5–1 Birkofer (2–0) Ragland 67–56
124 August 31 @ Phillies 13–11 Swetonic (11–12) Rhem Hoyt (4) 68–56
September: 17–11 (Home: 14–7; Away: 3–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
125 September 1 Cardinals 2–1 (11) French (14–12) Hallahan 69–56
126 September 2 Cardinals 4–1 Meine (12–8) Walker 70–56
127 September 3 @ Reds 3–9 Lucas Birkofer (2–1) 70–57
128 September 4 Reds 1–0 Smith (8–3) Johnson 71–57
129 September 5 Giants 6–1 French (15–12) Hubbell 5,000 72–57
130 September 6 Giants 6–5 (10) Swift (11–9) Bell 73–57
131 September 6 Giants 1–9 Schumacher Birkofer (2–2) 20,000 73–58
132 September 7 Giants 14–2 Meine (13–8) Parmelee 9,000 74–58
133 September 8 Giants 1–2 Hubbell Smith (8–4) 74–59
134 September 9 Dodgers 6–2 French (16–12) Benge 75–59
135 September 9 Dodgers 7–8 Carroll Chagnon (5–4) Ryan 9,000 75–60
136 September 10 @ Dodgers 2–1 Swift (12–9) Beck 76–60
137 September 10 @ Dodgers 2–3 Mungo Harris (4–4) 15,000 76–61
138 September 12 Dodgers 1–0 Meine (14–8) Thurston 77–61
139 September 12 Dodgers 2–0 Hoyt (5–6) Leonard 2,000 78–61
140 September 13 Braves 1–0 French (17–12) Cantwell 79–61
141 September 15 Braves 1–10 Brandt Smith (8–5) 79–62
142 September 16 Braves 4–6 Betts Swift (12–10) 79–63
143 September 16 Braves 10–0 Birkofer (3–2) Zachary 80–63
144 September 18 Phillies 2–1 Meine (15–8) Ragland 81–63
145 September 18 Phillies 0–6 Holley Hoyt (5–7) 81–64
146 September 19 Phillies 2–1 French (18–12) Grabowski 82–64
147 September 19 Phillies 2–3 Collins Smith (8–6) 82–65
148 September 20 Dodgers 3–0 Swift (13–10) Beck 83–65
149 September 23 @ Cardinals 9–3 Birkofer (4–2) Hallahan 84–65
150 September 24 @ Cardinals 4–5 Carleton French (18–13) 84–66
151 September 24 @ Cardinals 5–4 (10) Chagnon (6–4) Dean 85–66
152 September 25 @ Cardinals 3–6 Walker Smith (8–7) 85–67
October: 2–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 2–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
153 October 1 @ Reds 7–5 Swift (14–10) Lucas 86–67
154 October 1 @ Reds 6–5 (10) Swetonic (12–12) Kolp 87–67
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1933 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 93 291 84 .289 3 44
1B Gus Suhr 154 566 151 .267 10 75
2B Tony Piet 107 362 117 .323 1 42
3B Pie Traynor 154 624 190 .304 1 82
SS Arky Vaughan 152 573 180 .314 9 97
LF Lloyd Waner 121 500 138 .276 0 26
CF Freddie Lindstrom 138 538 167 .310 5 55
RF Paul Waner 154 618 191 .309 7 70

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
Tommy Thevenow 73 253 79 .312 0 34
Woody Jensen 70 196 58 .296 0 15
Adam Comorosky 64 162 46 .284 1 15
Hal Finney 56 133 31 .233 1 18
Tom Padden 30 90 19 .211 0 8
Val Picinich 16 52 13 .250 1 7
Pep Young 25 20 6 .300 0 0
Bill Brubaker 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Red Nonnenkamp 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
Larry French 47 291.1 18 13 2.72 88
Bill Swift 37 218.1 14 10 3.13 64
Heinie Meine 32 207.1 15 8 3.65 50
Ralph Birkofer 9 50.2 4 2 2.31 20

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
Steve Swetonic 31 164.2 12 12 3.50 37
Hal Smith 28 145.0 8 7 2.86 40
Waite Hoyt 36 117.0 5 7 2.92 44

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
Leon Chagnon 39 6 4 1 3.69 35
Bill Harris 31 4 4 5 3.22 19
Ray Kremer 7 1 0 0 10.35 4
Clise Dudley 1 0 0 0 135.00 0

Awards and honors

1933 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

League top five finishers

Tony Piet

Pie Traynor

Arky Vaughan

Paul Waner

Farm system

See also: Minor league baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Tulsa Oilers Texas League Art Griggs

Notes

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

References