1927 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1927 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 92–61 (.601)
League place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Bob O'Farrell
Local radio KMOX
Garnett Marks
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The 1927 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 46th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 36th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 92-61 during the season and finished second in the National League.

Offseason[edit]

In a deal that shocked the baseball world, the Cardinals traded long-time star Rogers Hornsby on December 20, 1926 to the New York Giants for Frankie Frisch and Jimmy Ring. The deal was held up because Hornsby, as part of his contract as the manager of the Cardinals (he was a player-manager at the time), owned several shares of stock in the Cardinals. Cardinals owner Sam Breadon offered Hornsby a sum for the stock considerably lower than what Hornsby demanded for it, and neither would budge. Eventually, the other owners of the National League made up the difference, and the trade went through.[citation needed]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 94 60 0.610 48–31 46–29
St. Louis Cardinals 92 61 0.601 55–25 37–36
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 2 49–25 43–37
Chicago Cubs 85 68 0.556 50–28 35–40
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 0.490 18½ 45–35 30–43
Brooklyn Robins 65 88 0.425 28½ 34–39 31–49
Boston Braves 60 94 0.390 34 32–41 28–53
Philadelphia Phillies 51 103 0.331 43 34–43 17–60


Roster[edit]

1927 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 Snyder, FrankFrank Snyder 63 194 50 .258 1 30
2B Frisch, FrankieFrankie Frisch 153 617 208 .337 10 78

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
O'Farrell, BobBob O'Farrell 61 178 47 .264 0 18
Clark, DannyDanny Clark 58 72 17 .236 0 13

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
Alexander, PetePete Alexander 37 268 21 10 2.52 48
Frankhouse, FredFred Frankhouse 6 50 5 1 2.70 20

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
Ring, JimmyJimmy Ring 13 33 0 4 6.55 13

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
Bell, HiHi Bell 25 1 3 0 3.92 31
Littlejohn, CarlisleCarlisle Littlejohn 14 3 1 0 4.50 16
Dyer, EddieEddie Dyer 1 0 0 0 18.00 1

Awards and honors[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Frankie Frisch, National League record, Most chances accepted by a second baseman, (1037).[2]
  • Frankie Frisch, National League record, Most assists by a second baseman, (641).[2]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Syracuse Stars International League Burt Shotton
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Joe Mathes
B Danville Veterans Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Everitt Booe
C Topeka Jayhawks Western Association Joe Schultz, Sr.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogers Hornsby page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 93, 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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