1963 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1963 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 93–69 (.574)
League place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Johnny Keane
Local television KSD-TV
Local radio KMOX
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Jerry Gross)
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The 1963 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 82nd season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 72nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 93-69 (.574) during the season, and finished 2nd in the National League, six games behind the eventual World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The season was Stan Musial's 22nd and final season with the team, and in MLB.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Future Hall of Famer Stan Musial played his final game on September 29, a 3-2 victory in 14 innings against the visiting Cincinnati Reds.

All four starting infielders in the 1963 All-Star Game were Cardinals. Ken Boyer (3B), Dick Groat (SS), and Bill White (1B) were elected, and Julián Javier (2B) took over for the elected but injured Bill Mazeroski of Pittsburgh.[6]

Pitcher Bobby Shantz, first baseman Bill White, third baseman Ken Boyer, and outfielder Curt Flood won Gold Gloves this year.[7]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 -- .611
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 6 .574
San Francisco Giants 88 74 11 .543
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 12 .537
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 13 .531
Milwaukee Braves 84 78 15 .519
Chicago Cubs 82 80 17 .506
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 25 .457
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 33 .407
New York Mets 51 111 48 .315

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1963 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 White, BillBill White 162 658 200 .304 27 109
2B Javier, JuliánJulián Javier 161 609 160 .263 9 46
SS Groat, DickDick Groat 158 631 201 .319 6 73
LF Musial, StanStan Musial 124 337 86 .255 12 58
RF Altman, GeorgeGeorge Altman 135 464 127 .274 9 47

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
Burke, LeoLeo Burke 30 49 10 .204 1 5
Carmel, DukeDuke Carmel 57 44 10 .227 1 2
Thacker, MoeMoe Thacker 3 4 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
Broglio, ErnieErnie Broglio 39 250 18 8 2.99 145
Burdette, LewLew Burdette 21 98 3 8 3.77 45

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
Taylor, RonRon Taylor 54 133.1 9 7 2.84 91

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
Bauta, EdEd Bauta 38 3 4 3 3.93 30
Olivo, DiomedesDiomedes Olivo 19 0 5 0 5.40 9
Fanok, HarryHarry Fanok 12 2 1 1 5.26 25

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

[11]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Atlanta Crackers International League Harry Walker
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Grover Resinger
A Brunswick Cardinals Georgia-Florida League George Kissell
A Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League Fred Koenig
A Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Ron Plaza

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa[12]

References[edit]

External links[edit]