1925 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1925 Pittsburgh Pirates
1925 World Series Champion
1925 National League Champion
Major League affiliations
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Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s) Bill McKechnie
Local television none
Local radio none
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The 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates finished first in the National League with a record of 95–58. They defeated the Washington Senators four games to three to win their second World Series championship.

The Pirates had three future Hall of Famers in their starting lineup: Max Carey, Kiki Cuyler, and Pie Traynor.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 58 0.621 52–25 43–33
New York Giants 86 66 0.566 47–29 39–37
Cincinnati Reds 80 73 0.523 15 44–32 36–41
St. Louis Cardinals 77 76 0.503 18 48–28 29–48
Boston Braves 70 83 0.458 25 37–39 33–44
Brooklyn Robins 68 85 0.444 27 38–39 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 68 85 0.444 27 40–37 28–48
Chicago Cubs 68 86 0.442 27½ 37–40 31–46


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1925 National League Records

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


Game log[edit]

1925 Game Log: 95–58 (Home: 52–25; Away: 43–33)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1925 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 109 329 103 .313 8 64
1B George Grantham 114 359 117 .326 8 52
2B Eddie Moore 142 547 163 .298 6 77
3B Pie Traynor 150 591 189 .320 6 106
SS Glenn Wright 153 614 189 .308 18 121
OF Max Carey 133 542 186 .343 5 44
OF Kiki Cuyler 153 617 220 .357 18 102
OF Clyde Barnhart 142 539 175 .325 4 114

Other batters[edit]

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 79 215 64 .298 0 30
Stuffy McInnis 59 155 57 .368 0 24
Carson Bigbee 66 126 30 .238 0 8
Johnny Rawlings 36 110 31 .282 2 13
Al Niehaus 17 64 14 .219 0 7
Fresco Thompson 14 37 9 .243 0 8
Roy Spencer 14 28 6 .214 0 2
Jewel Ens 3 5 1 .200 1 2
Mule Haas 4 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lee Meadows 35 255.1 19 10 3.67 87
Ray Kremer 40 214.2 17 8 3.63 62
Vic Aldridge 30 213.1 15 7 3.63 88
Johnny Morrison 44 211 17 14 3.88 60
Emil Yde 33 207 17 9 4.13 41

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Babe Adams 33 101.1 6 5 5.42 18
Red Oldham 11 53 3 2 3.91 10
Bud Culloton 9 21 0 1 2.57 3

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tom Sheehan 23 1 1 2 2.67 13
Don Songer 8 0 1 0 2.31 4
Lou Koupal 6 0 0 0 9.00 0

1925 World Series[edit]

Game 1[edit]

October 7, 1925, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 8 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
W: Walter Johnson (1–0)  L: Lee Meadows (0–1)
HR: WASJoe Harris (1), PITPie Traynor (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 8, 1925, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 2
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 x 3 7 0
W: Vic Aldridge (1–0)  L: Stan Coveleski (0–1)
HR: WASJoe Judge (1), PITGlenn Wright (1), Kiki Cuyler (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 10, 1925, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 8 2
Washington 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 x 4 10 1
W: Alex Ferguson (1–0)   L: Ray Kremer (0–1)   S: Firpo Marberry (1)
HR: WASGoose Goslin (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 11, 1925, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Washington 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 x 4 12 0
W: Walter Johnson (2–0)   L: Emil Yde (0–1)
HR: WASGoose Goslin (2), Joe Harris (2)

Game 5[edit]

October 12, 1925, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 6 13 0
Washington 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 1
W: Vic Aldridge (2–0)   L: Stan Coveleski (0–2)
HR: WASJoe Harris (3)

Game 6[edit]

October 13, 1925, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
Pittsburgh 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 x 3 7 1
W: Ray Kremer (1–1)  L: Alex Ferguson (1–1)
HR: WASGoose Goslin (3), PITEddie Moore (1)

Game 7[edit]

October 15, 1925, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 7 2
Pittsburgh 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 3 x 9 15 3
W: Ray Kremer (2–1)  L: Walter Johnson (2–1),   S: Red Oldham (1)
HR: WASRoger Peckinpaugh (1)

Awards and records[edit]

League leaders[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
C Johnstown Johnnies Middle Atlantic League Norm McNeill

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Johnstown

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats8.shtml
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.98, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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