1943 St. Louis Cardinals season

1943 St. Louis Cardinals season

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The 1943 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 62nd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 52nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 105-49 during the season and finished 1st in the National League. In the World Series, they met the New York Yankees. They lost the series in 5 games.

Offseason

  • November 7, 1942: Hal Epps was drafted from the Cardinals by the St. Louis Browns in the 1942 minor league draft.[1]
  • November 24, 1942: Gerry Staley was drafted by the Cardinals from the Boise Pilots in the 1942 minor league draft.[2]

Regular season

Outfielder Stan Musial won the MVP Award this year, batting .357, with 13 home runs and 81 RBIs. This was the second consecutive year a Cardinal won the MVP award, with Mort Cooper having won the award the previous season.

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 -- .682
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 18 .565
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 72 23.5 .529
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 25 .519
Chicago Cubs 74 79 30.5 .484
Boston Braves 68 85 36.5 .444
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 41 .416
New York Giants 55 98 49.5 .359

Roster

1943 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
OF Musial, StanStan Musial 157 617 220 .357 13 81

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

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
Cooper, MortMort Cooper 37 274 21 8 2.30 141

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
Brazle, AlAl Brazle 13 88 220 .357 13 81

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

1943 World Series

Main article: 1943 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL St. Louis Cardinals (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 4 October 5 Yankee Stadium 68,676
2 Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 3 October 6 Yankee Stadium 68,578
3 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 6 October 7 Yankee Stadium 69,990
4 Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 1 October 10 Sportsman's Park 36,196
5 Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 0 October 11 Sportsman's Park 33,872

Awards and records

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Columbus Red Birds American Association Nick Cullop
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Pepper Martin
AA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Ken Penner
B Allentown Wings Interstate League Barney Roth, Herb Brett and Tom Koval
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Ollie Vanek
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Ken Blackman
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Jack Sanford
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbus[4]

References

External links

  • 1943 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1943 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1942
National League Championship Season
1943
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1944