1928 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1928 St. Louis Cardinals
1928 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 95–59 (.617)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Bill McKechnie
Local radio KMOX, KWK, WIL
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The 1928 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 37th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 37th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 95-59 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the World Series, they were swept by the New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

First baseman Jim Bottomley won the MVP Award this year, batting .414, with 29 home runs and 130 RBIs.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 -- .617
New York Giants 93 61 2 .604
Chicago Cubs 91 63 4 .591
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 67 9 .559
Cincinnati Reds 78 74 16 .513
Brooklyn Robins 77 76 17.5 .503
Boston Braves 50 103 44.5 .327
Philadelphia Phillies 43 109 51 .283

Roster[edit]

1928 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
1B Bottomley, JimJim Bottomley 149 576 187 .325 31 136
2B Frisch, FrankieFrankie Frisch 141 547 164 .300 10 86
OF Harper, GeorgeGeorge Harper 99 272 83 .305 17 58

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
Smith, EarlEarl Smith 24 58 13 .224 0 7

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 34 243.2 16 9 3.36 59

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
Frankhouse, FredFred Frankhouse 21 84 3 2 3.96 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
Haid, HalHal Haid 27 2 2 5 2.30 21
Littlejohn, CarlisleCarlisle Littlejohn 12 2 1 0 3.66 6

1928 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1928 World Series
Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NYY-STL)

Attendance
1 October 4 St. Louis Cardinals 1 New York Yankees 4 1-0 61,425
2 October 5 St. Louis Cardinals 3 New York Yankees 9 2-0 60,714
3 October 7 New York Yankees 7 St. Louis Cardinals 3 3-0 39,602
4 October 9 New York Yankees 7 St. Louis Cardinals 3 4-0 37,331
New York Yankees win 4-0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Billy Southworth
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Frank Snyder
B Danville Veterans Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Joe Schultz, Sr.
C Topeka Jayhawks Western Association Eddie Dyer
D Laurel Cardinals Cotton States League John Ganzel and Bobby Schang

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester, Houston[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Gibson page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]