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1938 Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) 5th place Eastern Division 2-9-0 .182
Head Coach: Johnny Blood
Assistant CoachWalt Kiesling
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat9/3/1938ASt. Rosalia Preps54-0WWilkinsburg, PAWilkinsburg High School Field
Sun9/4/1938AModern A.C. All-Stars46-0WJeannette, PAMcKee Stadium
Fri9/9/1938ADetroit Lions7-16LDetroit, MIUniversity of Detroit Stadium17000Boxscore
Sun9/11/1938HNew York Giants14-27LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field17340Boxscore
Fri9/16/1938HPhiladelphia Eagles7-27LBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium19749Boxscore
Fri9/23/1938ABrooklyn Dodgers17-3WNew York, NYEbbets Field21494Boxscore
Mon9/26/1938ABoston Shamrocks16-6WBoston, MAFenway Park2000Postponed from 9/19
Mon10/3/1938ANew York Giants13-10WNew York, NYPolo Grounds18805Boxscore
Sun10/9/1938HBrooklyn Dodgers7-17LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field8372Boxscore
Tue10/11/1938ACincinnati Bengals0-27LCincinnati, OHXavier University Stadium11000
Sun10/23/1938AGreen Bay Packers0-20LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium12142Boxscore
Sun10/30/1938AWarren Red Jackets23-0WWarren, PARussell Field4000
Mon10/31/1938AMcKeesport Olympics21-6WMcKeesport, PACycler Park
Sun11/6/1938HWashington Redskins0-7LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field12910Boxscore
Fri11/11/1938NLos Angeles Bulldogs6-17LColorado Springs, COWill Rogers Memorial Stadium12500
Sun11/13/1938ALos Angeles Bulldogs14-14TLos Angeles, CAGilmore Stadium18500
Sun11/20/1938APhiladelphia Eagles7-14LCharleston, WVLaidley Field6500Boxscore
Sun11/27/1938AWashington Redskins0-15LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium22000Boxscore
Sun12/4/1938HCleveland Rams7-13LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium7500Boxscore
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
11Mike BasrakC-LB6'222026Duquesne55
15Johnny BloodBB-DB6'118835St. John's (Minnesota)104
25Tom BurnetteBB-DB6'119423North Carolina61
10Dom CaraLOE-DE5'1019324North Carolina State83
30Joe CardwellLOT-DT6'323526Duke117
12Bill DavidsonHB-DB6'018223Temple102
53Bob DouglassFB-LB6'019524Kansas State10
28Ted DoyleROT-DT6'222424Nebraska90
25Vince FarrarROG-DG5'1020028North Carolina State20
23Ed FarrellFB-LB5'920423Muhlenberg52
9Frank FilchockTB-DB5'1019322Indiana63
19Max FiskeHB-DB6'019925DePaul102
18Byron GentryLOG-DG5'1122725Southern California1111
33Tom HansonFB-LB6'119231Temple51
14George KakasicROG-DG5'1020026Duquesne42
Bull KarcisFB-LB5'922330Carnegie Mellon40
36Ed KarpowichLOT-DT6'422326Catholic86
35Walt KieslingLOG-DG6'224935St. Thomas (Minnesota)60
45Lou LassahnOE-DE6'020523McDaniel20
42Bernie LeeBB-DB5'1119026Villanova41
53Ed ManskeLOE-DE6'018526Northwestern64
47/22Joe MarasC-LB6'120822Hibbing JC; Duquesne51
40Lindy MayhewOG-DG6'122331Texas-El Paso60
22Karl McDadeC-LB6'319523Portland61
21Paul McDonoughROE-DE6'422222Utah83
17Armand NiccolaiROT-DT6'222627Duquesne1110
29John NosichROT-DT6'323023Duquesne20
40John OelerichTB-DB6'019222St. Ambrose31
39John PerkoROG-DG6'120724Duquesne108
33George PlatukisLOE-DE6'019623Duquesne52
29Jack RobinsonROT-DT6'222027Truman State21
26Jim RorisonLOT-DT6'325022Southern California61
44Stu SmithFB-LB6'019523Bucknell1111
20Bill SortetROE-DE6'118726West Virginia83
47Jess TatumROE-DE6'121524North Carolina State54
27Tuffy ThompsonHB-DB5'1117224Minnesota93
16Clarence TommersonFB-LB6'219623Wisconsin30
23Lou TsoutouvasC-LB5'1121023Stanford54
47Izzy WeinstockBB-DB6'021125Pittsburgh22
24Whizzer WhiteTB-DB6'118721Colorado1111
42Billy WilsonOE-DE5'1018527Gonzaga31
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Whizzer White14BColorado
Frank Filchock214BIndiana
Hugh Wolfe319BTexas
Tony Matisi429TPittsburgh
Lou Midler534TMinnesota
George Platukis644EDuquesne
Ray King754EMinnesota
Tom Burnette864BNorth Carolina
Paul McDonough974EUtah
Pat McCarty1084CNotre Dame
Bill Krause1194TBaldwin-Wallace
Joe Kuharich12104GNotre Dame
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals7211437
Opponents Totals56442247
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals103225
Opponents Totals
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bill Sortet40000024
Whizzer White40000024
Armand Niccolai01010100.01520.0013
Ed Manske20000012
Tuffy Thompson1000006
Johnny Blood0010.00000
Team Totals11101190.91616.7079
Opponents Totals23162369.650169
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Armand Niccolai1520.01/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals1616.71/0/0/0/0/
Opponents Totals52/2/1/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Whizzer White1525673.74
Stu Smith802413.00
Ed Farrell461763.80
Tuffy Thompson391393.61
Max Fiske29832.90
Bill Davidson33521.60
Tom Hanson15503.30
Bull Karcis16311.90
Ed Manske5295.80
John Oelerich12211.80
Frank Filchock17201.20
Bob Douglass4102.50
George Platukis362.00
Tom Burnette100.000
Izzy Weinstock100.000
Dom Cara1-1-1.0-10
Johnny Blood2-5-2.50
Bill Sortet1-5-5.0-50
Team Totals45714143.15
Opponents Totals42513683.27
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Frank Filchock743040.5373925.313.134.179.532.0
Whizzer White732939.7263935.413.622.71824.727.2
Max Fiske371129.7221213.311.000.0410.81.1
Bill Davidson22100.00105.05.000.000.087.5
Tom Burnette100.0100.000.000.039.6
Tuffy Thompson700.0400.000.0342.90.0
Team Totals1947237.1909164.712.752.63216.521.7
Opponents Totals1857440.09712136.616.4137.0147.654.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Davidson1222919.10
Bill Sortet1116615.14
Ed Manske911312.61
Tuffy Thompson9556.10
Whizzer White78812.60
Paul McDonough68614.30
Dom Cara4184.50
George Platukis48220.50
Stu Smith33010.00
Johnny Blood252.50
John Oelerich22311.50
Tom Burnette133.030
Tom Hanson122.020
Jess Tatum11616.0160
Team Totals7291612.75
Opponents Totals74121316.413
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Team Totals140
Opponents Totals322
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Team Totals
Opponents Totals512
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Team Totals5120
Opponents Totals0
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Team Totals0
Opponents Totals0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ed Manske1
Team Totals1481
Opponents Totals8
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