1944 St. Louis Cardinals season

1944 St. Louis Cardinals season

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The 1944 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 63rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 53rd 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 their town rivals, the St. Louis Browns. They won the series in 6 games.

Regular season

Shortstop Marty Marion won the MVP Award this year, batting .267, with 6 home runs and 63 RBIs. This was the third consecutive year a Cardinal won the MVP Award, with Mort Cooper winning in 1942 and Stan Musial winning in 1943. Marion was the first shortstop in the history of the National League to win the award.[1]

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 -- .682
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 14.5 .588
Cincinnati Reds 89 65 16 .578
Chicago Cubs 75 79 30 .487
New York Giants 67 87 38 .435
Boston Braves 65 89 40 .422
Brooklyn Dodgers 63 91 42 .409
Philadelphia Phillies 61 92 43.5 .399

Roster

1944 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
SS Marion, MartyMarty Marion 144 506 135 .267 6 63

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
Brecheen, HarryHarry Brecheen 30 189.1 16 5 2.85 88

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
Trotter, BillBill Trotter 2 6 0 1 13.50 0

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

1944 World Series

Main article: 1944 World Series

NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL St. Louis Browns (2)

Game Score Date
1 Browns 2, Cardinals 1 October 4
2 Cardinals 3, Browns 2 (11 innings) October 5
3 Browns 6, Cardinals 2 October 6
4 Cardinals 5, Browns 1 October 7
5 Cardinals 2, Browns 0 October 8
6 Cardinals 3, Browns 1 October 9

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Columbus Red Birds American Association Nick Cullop
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Ken Penner
AA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Earl Sheely
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Ollie Vanek
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League George Ferrell
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League George Smith
D Lima Red Birds Ohio State League Runt Marr and Jack Norris
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lynchburg[2]

References

External links

  • 1944 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1944 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com

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Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1943
National League Championship Season
1944
Succeeded by
Chicago Cubs
1945