1924 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1924 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 65–89 (.422)
League place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Branch Rickey
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The 1924 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 43rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 33rd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 65-89 during the season and finished 6th in the National League.

Regular season[edit]

Rogers Hornsby hit an astonishing .424 in 1924, which remains the modern National League record for batting average in a single season. He also led the league with 89 walks, producing a .507 on-base percentage that was the highest in the National League during the 20th century. His slugging percentage of .696 again led the league, as did his 121 runs scored, 227 hits, and 43 doubles.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 93 60 0.608 51–26 42–34
Brooklyn Robins 92 62 0.597 46–31 46–31
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 0.588 3 49–28 41–35
Cincinnati Reds 83 70 0.542 10 43–33 40–37
Chicago Cubs 81 72 0.529 12 46–31 35–41
St. Louis Cardinals 65 89 0.422 28½ 40–37 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 55 96 0.364 37 26–49 29–47
Boston Braves 53 100 0.346 40 28–48 25–52


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1924 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
C González, MikeMike González 120 402 119 .296 3 53
2B Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 143 536 227 .424 25 94

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
Thevenow, TommyTommy Thevenow 23 89 18 .202 0 7
Clemons, VerneVerne Clemons 25 56 18 .321 0 6
Schultz, JoeJoe Schultz 12 12 2 .167 0 2

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
Day, Pea RidgePea Ridge Day 3 17.2 1 1 4.58 3

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
Bell, HiHi Bell 28 113.1 3 6 4.92 29

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
Berly, JackJack Berly 4 0 0 0 5.62 2

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

  • Rogers Hornsby, National League batting champion
  • Rogers Hornsby led the National League in hits, doubles, runs, walks, slugging and on-base percentage[2]

Records[edit]

  • Rogers Hornsby, National League record, Best batting average by a second baseman, (.424).[3]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Syracuse Stars International League Frank Shaughnessy
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Hunter Hill and Marv Goodwin
C Fort Smith Twins Western Association Runt Marr
D Sioux City Cardinals Tri-State League Joe McDermott

Tri-State League folded, July 17, 1924[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tommy Thevenow page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p. 43, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 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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