1943 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1943 St. Louis Cardinals
1943 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 105–49 (.682)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Billy Southworth
Local radio KWK
(Dizzy Dean, Johnny O'Hara)
KXOK
(France Laux, Ron Rawson)
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The 1943 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 62nd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 52nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 105–49 during the season and finished 1st in the National League. In the World Series, they met the New York Yankees. They lost the series in 5 games.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Outfielder Stan Musial won the MVP Award this year, batting .357, with 13 home runs and 81 RBIs. This was the second consecutive year a Cardinal won the MVP award, with Mort Cooper having won the award the previous season.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 -- .682
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 18 .565
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 72 23.5 .529
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 25 .519
Chicago Cubs 74 79 30.5 .484
Boston Braves 68 85 36.5 .444
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 41 .416
New York Giants 55 98 49.5 .359

Roster[edit]

1943 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
OF Musial, StanStan Musial 157 617 220 .357 13 81

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

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
Cooper, MortMort Cooper 37 274 21 8 2.30 141

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
Brazle, AlAl Brazle 13 88 220 .357 13 81

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

1943 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1943 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL St. Louis Cardinals (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 4 October 5 Yankee Stadium 68,676
2 Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 3 October 6 Yankee Stadium 68,578
3 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 6 October 7 Yankee Stadium 69,990
4 Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 1 October 10 Sportsman's Park 36,196
5 Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 0 October 11 Sportsman's Park 33,872

Awards and records[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Columbus Red Birds American Association Nick Cullop
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Pepper Martin
AA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Ken Penner
B Allentown Wings Interstate League Barney Roth, Herb Brett and Tom Koval
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Ollie Vanek
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Ken Blackman
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Jack Sanford

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbus[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hal Epps page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Gerry Staley page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ 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
  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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