1925 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1925 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 44–67 (.396)
League place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Branch Rickey and Rogers Hornsby
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The 1925 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 44th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 34th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 77-76 during the season and finished 4th in the National League.

Regular season[edit]

Early in the 1925 season, second baseman Rogers Hornsby was named player-manager of the Cardinals, replacing Branch Rickey, whose professorial style of managing had gone over the heads of most of his players.[citation needed] Immediately after taking over, Hornsby told his fellow players, "Let's cut this baloney and just play ball." They went 64-51 the rest of the way.

The 1925 season also brought Hornsby's second triple crown. He posted a .403 batting average with 39 home runs and 143 RBI. He was named the National League's Most Valuable Player, having barely missed the award in 1924. His .756 slugging percentage that year is the highest in the National League during the 20th century.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 58 0.621 52–25 43–33
New York Giants 86 66 0.566 47–29 39–37
Cincinnati Reds 80 73 0.523 15 44–32 36–41
St. Louis Cardinals 77 76 0.503 18 48–28 29–48
Boston Braves 70 83 0.458 25 37–39 33–44
Brooklyn Robins 68 85 0.444 27 38–39 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 68 85 0.444 27 40–37 28–48
Chicago Cubs 68 86 0.442 27½ 37–40 31–46


Roster[edit]

1925 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 138 504 203 .403 39 143

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
Cooney, JimmyJimmy Cooney 54 187 51 .273 0 18
González, MikeMike González 22 71 22 .310 0 4
Warwick, BillBill Warwick 13 41 12 .293 1 6

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

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
Day, Pea RidgePea Ridge Day 17 40 2 4 6.30 13
Clough, EdEd Clough 3 10 0 1 8.10 3

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

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Rogers Hornsby, Most Valuable Player award

League leaders[edit]

  • Rogers Hornsby, National League batting champion

Records[edit]

  • Rogers Hornsby, National League record, Best slugging average by a second baseman, (.756).[1]
  • Rogers Hornsby, Major league record, Highest batting average in a five season span (.402 average from 1921 to 1925) [2]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Syracuse Stars International League Frank Shaughnessy and Harry Myers
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Marv Goodwin and Pete Compton
C Fort Smith Twins Western Association Carl Mitze

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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
  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. ^ 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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