1922 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1922 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 85–69 (.552)
League place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Branch Rickey
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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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 93 61 0.604 51–27 42–34
Cincinnati Reds 86 68 0.558 7 48–29 38–39
St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 0.552 8 42–35 43–34
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 69 0.552 8 45–33 40–36
Chicago Cubs 80 74 0.519 13 39–37 41–37
Brooklyn Robins 76 78 0.494 17 44–34 32–44
Philadelphia Phillies 57 96 0.373 35½ 35–41 22–55
Boston Braves 53 100 0.346 39½ 32–43 21–57


Roster[edit]

1922 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

League leaders[edit]

  • Rogers Hornsby, National League batting champion

Records[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ a b Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.91, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ a b Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.90, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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