1922 St. Louis Cardinals season

1922 St. Louis Cardinals season

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The 1922 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 41st season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 31st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 85-69 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League.

Offseason

The club, just as it was preparing to leave for spring training, lost Bill "Pickles" Dillhoefer, a backup catcher, who died of pneumonia on February 23.

Regular season

The 1922 season was one of the productive seasons in the career of Rogers Hornsby. He became the only player in history to hit over 40 home runs and bat over .400 in the same season. Hornsby won the triple crown, leading the league in almost every batting category including batting average (.401), home runs (42, a National League record at the time), RBI (152), slugging average (.722, another record at the time), on base percentage (.459), doubles (46), hits (250, again the highest in National League history to that point), and runs scored (141). His 450 total bases was the highest mark for any National League player during the 20th century. Hornsby also produced in the field, leading the league in putouts, double plays, and fielding percentage.

Season standings

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Roster

1922 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
2B Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 154 623 250 .402 42 152
OF Smith, JackJack Smith 143 510 158 .310 8 46
OF Schultz, JoeJoe Schultz 112 344 108 .314 2 64

Other batters

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
Clemons, VerneVerne Clemons 71 160 41 .256 0 15
Mueller, HeinieHeinie Mueller 61 159 43 .270 3 26
Bottomley, JimJim Bottomley 37 151 49 .325 5 35

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doak, BillBill Doak 37 180.1 11 13 5.54 73

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Barfoot, ClydeClyde Barfoot 42 4 5 2 4.21 19
Bailey, BillBill Bailey 12 0 2 0 5.40 11
Benton, SidSid Benton 1 0 0 0 ---- -

Awards and honors

League leaders

  • Rogers Hornsby, National League batting champion

Records

  • Rogers Hornsby, National League record, Most total bases by a second baseman, (450).[1]
  • Rogers Hornsby, National League record, Most hits by a second baseman, (250).[1]
  • Rogers Hornsby, National League record, Most home runs by a second baseman, (42).[2]
  • Rogers Hornsby, National League record, Most runs batted in by a second baseman, (152).[2]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League George Whiteman and Roy Thomas
D Corsicana Gumbo Busters Texas-Oklahoma League Chuck Miller and Harvey Grubb
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References

External links

  • 1922 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1922 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com