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1939 Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) 4th place Eastern Division 1-9-1 .100
Head Coach: Johnny Blood (0-3); Walt Kiesling (1-6-1)
Assistant CoachWalt Kiesling
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/25/1939AGreen Bay Packers7-24LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium9416
Mon9/4/1939NMinerva Merchants14-6WBarberton, OHBarberton High School Field
Thu9/14/1939ABrooklyn Dodgers7-12LNew York, NYEbbets Field19444Boxscore
Sun9/24/1939HChicago Cardinals0-10LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field19008Boxscore
Mon10/2/1939HChicago Bears0-32LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field10325Boxscore
Wed10/4/1939AMcKeesport Olympics21-6WMcKeesport, PACycler Park
Sun10/8/1939HNew York Giants7-14LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field9663Boxscore
Sun10/15/1939AWashington Redskins14-44LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium25982Boxscore
Sun10/22/1939HWashington Redskins14-21LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field8602Boxscore
Sun10/29/1939ACleveland Rams14-14TCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium11579Boxscore
Mon11/6/1939ABrooklyn Dodgers13-17LNew York, NYEbbets Field8951Boxscore
Sun11/12/1939ARichmond Arrows23-0WRichmond, VACity Stadium2500
Sun11/19/1939ANew York Giants7-23LNew York, NYPolo Grounds19372Boxscore
Thu11/23/1939APhiladelphia Eagles14-17LPhiladelphia, PAMunicipal Stadium20000Boxscore
Sun11/26/1939HPhiladelphia Eagles24-12WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field8788Boxscore
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
44Earl BartlettHB-DB6'020031Centre10
30Wayland BeckerLOE-DE6'019829Marquette21
55Rink BondBB-DB5'1019725Washington1111
42Sam BoydLOE-DE6'219025Baylor114
10Boyd BrumbaughTB-DB5'1119524Duquesne64
29Don CampbellLOT-DT6'023722Carnegie Mellon116
19Ed CherryFB-LB6'020826Amarillo JC; Hardin-Simmons30
12Bill DavidsonHB-DB6'018224Temple72
28Ted DoyleROT-DT6'222425Nebraska113
39Len DuganC-LB6'021829Wichita State10
40Vince FarrarROG-DG5'1020029North Carolina State60
19Max FiskeOE-DB6'019926DePaul10
50Sam FrancisFB-LB6'020726Nebraska53
18Byron GentryLOG-DG5'1122726Southern California1111
11Ted GrabinskiC-LB6'319523Duquesne112
27Swede JohnstonFB-LB5'1019729Marquette; Elmhurst82
14George KakasicROG-DG5'1020027Duquesne96
36Ed KarpowichLOT-DT6'422327Catholic93
16Jack LeeBB-DB5'1020322Carnegie Mellon50
26Carl LittlefieldFB-LB6'020023Sacramento CC; Washington State114
22Joe MarasC-LB6'120823Hibbing JC; Duquesne108
53Bob MastersHB-DB5'1120026Baylor41
25Hugh McCulloughTB-DB6'018523Oklahoma106
45Coley McDonoughTB-DB6'118924North Carolina State; Dayton60
23Lou MidlerLOT-DT6'122224Minnesota114
10Dick NardiHB-DB5'1020024Ohio State32
17Armand NiccolaiROT-DT6'222628Duquesne118
45Stan PavkovROT-DT6'021223Idaho20
39John PerkoROG-DG6'120725Duquesne83
33George PlatukisLOE-DE6'019624Duquesne116
24Bernie SchererROE-DE6'119026Nebraska93
35Karl SchuelkeFB-LB5'1020025Wisconsin10
20Bill SortetROE-DE6'118727West Virginia118
47Frank SouchakROE-DE6'119524Pittsburgh40
21Lou TomasettiHB-DB6'019823Bucknell116
30Clarence TommersonHB-DB6'219624Wisconsin10
64Johnny TosiC-LB5'1022526Niagara31
15/44Ernie WheelerTB-DB6'119024North Dakota State53
27Joe WilliamsHB-DB5'917824Ohio State10
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Billy Patterson317BBaylor
Hugh McCullough426BOklahoma
Ernie Wheeler532BNorth Dakota State
Sam Boyd641EBaylor
Eddie Palumbo752BDetroit Mercy
Ole Nelson861EMichigan State
Steve Petro972GPittsburgh
Jack Lee1081BCarnegie Mellon
Lou Tomasetti1192BBucknell
Denny Cochran12101BSt. Louis
Fabian Hoffman13112EPittsburgh
Ed Clary14121BSouth Carolina
Johnny Tosi15132CNiagara
Al Lezouski16141GPittsburgh
Ed Longhi17152CNotre Dame
Dave Shirk18161EKansas
Frank Peters19172EWashington
Tom Sheldrake20181EWashington
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals10521735
Opponents Totals51467247
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals113279
Opponents Totals
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Armand Niccolai01515100.03837.5024
Boyd Brumbaugh30000018
George Platukis30000018
Sam Boyd20000012
Swede Johnston20000012
Sam Francis1000006
Hugh McCullough1000006
Coley McDonough1000006
Bill Sortet1000006
Lou Tomasetti1000006
Team Totals151515100.03837.50114
Opponents Totals29192965.571216
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Armand Niccolai3837.50/1/2/0/0/
Team Totals3837.50/1/2/0/0/
Opponents Totals70/4/3/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Boyd Brumbaugh862823.32
Swede Johnston592203.72
Sam Francis551713.11
Carl Littlefield391413.60
Hugh McCullough60961.61
Lou Tomasetti49861.81
Coley McDonough23632.70
Bob Masters9394.30
Bill Davidson21271.30
Dick Nardi8101.30
Ernie Wheeler1580.50
Rink Bond144.040
Karl Schuelke221.00
Jack Lee1-11-11.0-110
Team Totals42811382.77
Opponents Totals44017013.918
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Hugh McCullough1003232.0564434.413.822.01212.014.3
Coley McDonough381539.5172927.719.525.3615.845.0
Lou Tomasetti471327.7271403.010.812.1714.97.1
Boyd Brumbaugh7342.9312117.340.3228.6114.389.9
Ernie Wheeler13323.14594.519.717.7646.232.1
Dick Nardi5240.02122.46.000.0120.08.3
Bob Masters3133.3193.09.0900.0133.32.8
Bill Davidson7114.3681.18.0800.000.039.6
Jack Lee100.0100.000.000.039.6
Team Totals2217031.711710844.915.583.63415.421.4
Opponents Totals1938845.69413687.115.5115.7115.764.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Sam Boyd2142320.12
Bill Sortet1619612.31
George Platukis717024.33
Bill Davidson6274.50
Boyd Brumbaugh49022.51
Hugh McCullough45714.30
Lou Tomasetti4225.50
Bob Masters2126.00
Bernie Scherer24924.50
Sam Francis155.050
Carl Littlefield11818.0180
Coley McDonough133.03t1
Frank Souchak11212.0120
Team Totals70108415.58
Opponents Totals88136815.511
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Team Totals110
Opponents Totals340
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Hugh McCullough31100632.552
Ernie Wheeler1046046.075
Sam Francis1038938.9
Swede Johnston1037237.252
Coley McDonough932536.149
Lou Tomasetti311137.046
Jack Lee14444.044
Boyd Brumbaugh13434.034
Dick Nardi11919.019
Team Totals7636.352
Opponents Totals421
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Team Totals4210
Opponents Totals0
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Team Totals0
Opponents Totals0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals25110
Opponents Totals110
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