1945 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1945 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 95–59 (.617)
League place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Billy Southworth
Local radio WIL
(Gabby Street, Harry Caray)
WTMV
(France Laux, Johnny O'Hara)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1945 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 64th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 54th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 95-59 during the season and finished 2nd in the National League. The Cardinals set a Major League record which still stands, for the fewest double plays grounded into during a season, with only 75.[1]

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1945 season: Steve Bilko was signed by the Cardinals as an amateur free agent.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago Cubs 98 56 -- .636
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 3 .617
Brooklyn Dodgers 87 67 11 .565
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 72 16 .532
New York Giants 78 74 19 .513
Boston Braves 67 85 30 .441
Cincinnati Reds 61 93 37 .396
Philadelphia Phillies 46 108 52 .299

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1945 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 Adams, BusterBuster Adams 140 578 169 .292 20 101

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
Fallon, GeorgeGeorge Fallon 24 55 13 .236 0 7
Mallory, JimJim Mallory 13 43 10 .233 0 5
Crawford, GlennGlenn Crawford 4 3 0 .000 0 0
Antonelli, JohnJohn Antonelli 2 3 0 .000 0 0

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
Barrett, RedRed Barrett 36 246.2 21 9 2.74 63
Brecheen, HarryHarry Brecheen 24 157.1 15 4 2.52 63

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

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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Columbus Red Birds American Association Charlie Root
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Burleigh Grimes
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Ollie Vanek
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League George Ferrell and Zip Payne
C Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League George Smith and George Ferrell
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Fred Hawn and Runt Marr
D Marion Cardinals Ohio State League Grover Hartley and Wally Schang

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External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Single Season Grounding Into Double Play Records". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Steve Bilko page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Glenn Crawford page at Baseball Reference
  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

References[edit]