1941 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1941 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record97–56 (.634)
League place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Sam Breadon
General manager(s)Branch Rickey
Manager(s)Billy Southworth
Local radioKWK
(Dizzy Dean)
KXOK
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1941 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 60th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 50th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 97–56 during the season and finished 2nd in the National League.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1941 season (exact date unknown)

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 100 54 0.649 52–25 48–29
St. Louis Cardinals 97 56 0.634 53–24 44–32
Cincinnati Reds 88 66 0.571 12 45–34 43–32
Pittsburgh Pirates 81 73 0.526 19 45–32 36–41
New York Giants 74 79 0.484 25½ 38–39 36–40
Chicago Cubs 70 84 0.455 30 38–39 32–45
Boston Braves 62 92 0.403 38 32–44 30–48
Philadelphia Phillies 43 111 0.279 57 23–52 20–59

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1941 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 4–18–2 11–11 9–13 6–16 14–8 10–12 8–14
Brooklyn 18–4–2 13–9 14–8 14–8 18–4 12–10 11–11–1
Chicago 11–11 9–13 8–14 9–13 14–8–1 9–13 10–12
Cincinnati 13–9 8–14 14–8 15–7 16–6 12–10 10–12
New York 16–6 8–14 13–9 7–15 16–6 8–14–2 6–15–1
Philadelphia 8–14 4–18 8–14–1 6–16 6–16 6–16 5–17
Pittsburgh 12–10 10–12 13–9 10–12 14–8–2 16–6 6–16
St. Louis 14–8 11–11–1 12–10 12–10 15–6–1 17–5 16–6


Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 21, 1941: Jimmy Ripple was purchased by the Cardinals from the Cincinnati Reds.[4]
  • September 2, 1941: Hank Gornicki was purchased from the Cardinals by the Chicago Cubs.[5]
  • September 22, 1941: The purchase of Hank Gornicki's contract from the Cardinals by the Cubs was voided, and Gornicki was returned to the Cardinals.[5]

Roster[edit]

1941 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
C Gus Mancuso 106 328 75 .229 2 37
1B Johnny Mize 126 473 150 .317 16 100
2B Creepy Crespi 146 560 156 .279 4 46
SS Marty Marion 155 547 138 .252 3 58
3B Jimmy Brown 132 549 168 .306 3 56
OF Enos Slaughter 113 425 132 .311 13 76
OF Johnny Hopp 134 445 135 .303 4 50
OF Terry Moore 122 493 145 .294 6 68

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
Don Padgett 107 324 80 .247 5 44
Walker Cooper 68 200 49 .245 1 20
Coaker Triplett 76 185 53 .286 3 21
Estel Crabtree 77 167 57 .341 5 28
Eddie Lake 45 76 8 .105 0 0
Steve Mesner 24 69 10 .145 0 10
Stan Musial 12 47 20 .426 1 7
Ernie Koy 13 40 8 .200 2 4
Harry Walker 7 15 4 .267 0 1
Erv Dusak 6 14 2 .143 0 3
Walter Sessi 5 13 0 .000 0 0
Whitey Kurowski 5 9 3 .333 0 2
Pep Young 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Charlie Marshall 1 0 0 --- 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
Lon Warneke 37 246 17 9 3.15 83
Ernie White 32 210 17 7 2.40 117
Mort Cooper 29 186.2 13 9 3.91 118
Max Lanier 35 153 10 8 2.82 93
Harry Gumbert 33 144 11 5 2.74 53
Howie Pollet 9 70 5 2 1.93 37
Johnny Beazley 1 9 1 0 1.00 4

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
Howie Krist 37 114 10 0 4.03 36
Sam Nahem 26 81.2 5 2 2.98 31
Clyde Shoun 26 70 3 5 5.66 34
Bill Crouch 18 45 1 2 3.00 15
Bill McGee 4 14 0 1 5.14 2
Johnny Grodzicki 5 13.1 2 1 1.35 10
Hank Gornicki 4 11.1 1 0 3.18 6

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
Ira Hutchinson 29 1 5 5 3.86 19
Hersh Lyons 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hal Rice page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Tommy Glaviano page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Chuck Diering page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Jimmy Ripple page at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ a b Hank Gornicki page at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References[edit]