1952 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1952 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 88–66 (.571)
League place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Saigh
Manager(s) Eddie Stanky
Local television KSD
Local radio WIL
(Harry Caray, Gus Mancuso)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1952 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 71st season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 61st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 88-66 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League.

Following his acquisition during the offseason, Eddie Stanky was named player-manager and eased himself out of the lineup over the course of the season.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 -- .627
New York Giants 92 62 4.5 .597
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 8.5 .571
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 9.5 .565
Chicago Cubs 77 77 19.5 .500
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 27.5 .448
Boston Braves 64 89 32 .418
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 54.5 .273

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1952 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 Sisler, DickDick Sisler 119 418 109 .261 13 60

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
Rice, HalHal Rice 98 295 85 .288 7 45
Stanky, EddieEddie Stanky 53 83 19 .229 0 7
Westlake, WallyWally Westlake 21 74 16 .216 0 10
Kazak, EddieEddie Kazak 3 2 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
Haddix, HarveyHarvey Haddix 7 42 2 2 2.79 31

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
Boyer, CloydCloyd Boyer 23 110.1 6 6 4.24 44

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
Bokelmann, DickDick Bokelmann 11 0 1 0 9.24 5

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Red Birds American Association Johnny Keane
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Harry Walker
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Al Hollingsworth
A Columbus Cardinals Sally League Sheldon "Chief" Bender
A Omaha Cardinals Western League George Kissell
B Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League Harold Olt and Jimmy Brown
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Whitey Kurowski
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Jimmy Brown and Harold Olt
C Fresno Cardinals California League Roland LeBlanc
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Jim Hercinger
D Goldsboro Jets Coastal Plain League Wes Livengood
D Hazlehurst-Baxley Cardinals Georgia State League Arnie Riesgo
D Albany Cardinals Georgia-Florida League Gene Corbett
D Paducah Chiefs KITTY League Bob Stanton and Greg Masson
D Hamilton Cardinals PONY League Harold Contini

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester, Fresno, Albany[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eddie Stanky page at Baseball Library
  2. ^ Eddie Stanky page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Bobby Gene Smith page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dick Sisler page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Tommy Glaviano page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ 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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