Danny Murtaugh Stats

Danny Murtaugh was born on Monday, October 8, 1917, in Chester, Pennsylvania. Murtaugh was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 3, 1941, with the Philadelphia Phillies. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Danny Murtaugh baseball stats page.

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"Danny Murtaugh will be remembered for many things. His success as a manager will be one of them, but not the foremost. Mainly, he will be remembered for his wonderful human qualities. He loved a good story, a good joke and a good time. And he loved people. Everywhere he went, Danny Murtaugh had friends." - Sportswriter Bob Smizik in 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates - Day by Day: A Special Season, an Extraordinary World Series (Rick Cushing, Dorrance Publishing, 03/30/2010, Page 379)

Danny Murtaugh

Danny 'The Whistling Irishman' Murtaugh Autograph on a 1960 Topps Baseball Card (#223 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1960top01' title='1960 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Danny 'The Whistling Irishman' Murtaugh Autograph on a 1960 Topps Baseball Card (#223 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Daniel Edward Murtaugh
Nickname:
Danny, The Whistling Irishman
Born On:
10-08-1917  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Chester, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-02-1976 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Chester, Pennsylvania
Cemetery:
Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, Pennsylvania
High School:
Chester High School (Chester, PA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
07-03-1941 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-06-1951
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Danny Murtaugh Pitching Stats

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Danny Murtaugh Hitting Stats

1941 24 Phillies 85 347 34 76 8 1 0 0 11 26 0 31 1 - 1 3 .219 .275 .248
1942 25 Phillies 144 506 48 122 16 4 0 0 27 49 2 39 21 - 2 13 .241 .311 .289
1943 26 Phillies 113 451 65 123 17 4 1 0 35 57 0 23 10 - 2 9 .273 .357 .335
1946 29 Phillies 6 19 1 4 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 .211 .286 .421
1947 30 Braves 3 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 - 0 0 .125 .222 .125
1948 31 Pirates 146 514 56 149 21 5 1 1 71 60 0 40 4 - 1 8 .290 .365 .356
1949 32 Pirates 75 236 16 48 7 2 2 0 24 29 0 17 3 - 0 2 .203 .291 .275
1950 33 Pirates 118 367 34 108 20 5 2 0 37 47 2 42 1 - 1 8 .294 .376 .392
1951 34 Pirates 77 151 9 30 7 0 1 0 11 16 2 19 2 - 2 6 .199 .284 .265
9 Years 767 2,599 263 661 97 21 8 1 219 287 6 215 42 - 9 49 .254 .331 .317

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Danny Murtaugh Fielding Stats

1941 Phillies 2B 85 84 2,103 491 5.8 480 233 247 11 49 n/a n/a n/a .978 6.16
1941 Phillies SS 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1942 Phillies 2B 32 27 654 192 6.0 184 86 98 8 15 n/a n/a n/a .958 7.60
1942 Phillies 3B 53 54 1,065 202 3.8 187 84 103 15 14 n/a n/a n/a .926 4.74
1942 Phillies SS 60 57 1,344 328 5.5 308 132 176 20 32 n/a n/a n/a .939 6.19
1943 Phillies 2B 113 113 2,982 684 6.1 666 321 345 18 76 n/a n/a n/a .974 6.03
1946 Phillies 2B 6 6 117 24 4.0 23 13 10 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 5.31
1947 Braves 2B 2 2 54 13 6.5 13 7 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.50
1947 Braves 3B 2 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1948 Pirates 2B 146 144 402 804 5.5 787 375 412 17 95 n/a n/a n/a .979 52.86
1949 Pirates 2B 74 66 1,620 394 5.3 384 202 182 10 58 n/a n/a n/a .975 6.40
1950 Pirates 2B 108 106 2,640 579 5.4 565 273 292 14 84 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.78
1951 Pirates 2B 65 33 1,056 230 3.5 223 110 113 7 35 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.70
1951 Pirates 3B 3 0 30 5 1.7 4 0 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 3.60
2B Totals 631 581 11,628 3,411 5.4 3,325 1,620 1,705 86 413 n/a n/a n/a .975 7.72
SS Totals 61 57 1,347 329 5.4 309 133 176 20 32 n/a n/a n/a .939 6.19
3B Totals 58 54 1,099 207 3.6 191 84 107 16 14 n/a n/a n/a .923 4.69
9 Years 750 692 14,074 3,947 5.3 3,825 1,837 1,988 122 459 n/a n/a n/a .969 7.34

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Danny Murtaugh Miscellaneous Stats

1941 Phillies 18 2 .900 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.2 31.5 - - -
1942 Phillies 13 6 .684 2 2 n/a 0.0 13.0 18.7 - - -
1943 Phillies 4 3 .571 0 0 n/a 451.0 19.6 12.9 - - -
1946 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 19.0 9.5 6.3 - - -
1947 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 - - -
1948 Pirates 10 7 .588 0 0 n/a 514.0 12.9 7.2 - - -
1949 Pirates 2 1 .667 1 0 n/a 118.0 13.9 9.8 - - -
1950 Pirates 2 3 .400 11 0 n/a 183.5 8.7 9.9 - - -
1951 Pirates 0 0 .000 13 0 n/a 151.0 7.9 13.7 - - -
9 Years 49 22 .690 27 2 n/a 324.9 12.1 11.9 - - -

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Danny Murtaugh Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1941 Philadelphia Phillies 16 Undetermined - -
1942 Philadelphia Phillies 27 Undetermined - -
1943 Philadelphia Phillies 1 Undetermined - -
1946 Philadelphia Phillies 9 Undetermined - -
1947 Boston Braves 15 Undetermined - -
1948 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 Undetermined - -
1949 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 Undetermined - -
1950 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 $16,000.00 - -
1951 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 $18,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Danny Murtaugh managed the minor league New Orleans Pelicans and Charleston Senators before returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates as a coach (1956 through August 4, 1957). Murtaugh then succeeded Bobby Bragan Pirates to two World Series championships (1960, 1971), four Eastern Division titles (1970–71, 1974–75), won more than 1,000 games (final record 1,115-950) and on September 1, 1971 , was the first manager in Major League history to field a starting lineup consisting of nine black (combination of African American and dark-skinned Latins) players.
Danny Murtaugh For the Hall of Fame
Danny Murtaugh | Pittsburgh Pirates | [Image From: Murtaugh For The Hall ]

Did you know Danny Murtaugh finished his managerial career with a .540 winning percentage which is higher than Hall of Fame manager Ned Hanlon (.530), Bucky Harris (.493), Tommy Lasorda (.526), Connie Mack (.486), Bill McKechnie (.526), Wilbert Robinson (.500), Casey Stengel (.508), and Dick Williams (.520)?

Did you know Danny Murtaugh finished his managerial career with two world series titles in two different decades (1960 and 1971) and his two championships are more than Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher (1), Ned Hanlon (1), Al Lopez (0), Wilbert Robinson (0), Frank Selee (0) and Earl Weaver (1)?

Did you know Danny Murtaugh is one of 680+ baseball managers in Major League history and one of the few in the 1,000 Wins Club ?

Did you know Danny Murtaugh holds the National League record for most times managing the same team (Pittsburgh Pirates, four times)?

Murtaugh led the entire National League in stolen bases in 1941; however, in 1948 he shined defensively and led all National League second basemen in putouts, assists and double plays - a feat that resulted in him finishing 9th overall in the Most Valuable Player Award .

In 1954, the Pittsburgh Pirates retired # 1 in honor of manager Billy Meyer. In 1956 they retired # 33 , in honor of Honus Wagner . In 1973, they retired # 21 , in honor of Roberto Clemente . And in 1977, Danny Murtaugh's # 40 was officially retired by the Pirates forever.

Last-Modified: February 18, 2019 2:52 AM EST

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