1954 Pittsburgh Pirates

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1954 Pittsburgh Pirates / Franchise: Pittsburgh Pirates / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 53-101, Finished 8th in National League (1954 NL)

Managed by Fred Haney

Coaches: John Fitzpatrick, Sam Narron and Clyde Sukeforth

Ballpark: Forbes Field

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

Even though they lost 100 games for the third straight season, the 1954 Pittsburgh Pirates won their 10th straight home opener, a record that stood until the 1998-2008 New York Yankees broke it. One game, Toby Atwell and Jerry Lynch hit back-to-back homers twice; no Pirate duo would copy the feat until Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez in 2014.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Andrew O'Toole: Branch Rickey in Pittsburgh: Baseball's Trailblazing General Manager for the Pirates, 1950-1955, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2000.