1942 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1942 St. Louis Cardinals
1942 World Series Champions
1942 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 106–48 (.688)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
General manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Billy Southworth
Local radio (Dizzy Dean, Johnny O'Hara)
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The 1942 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 61st season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 51st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 106–48 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the World Series, they met the New York Yankees. They won the series in 5 games.

Pitcher Mort Cooper won the MVP Award this year, with a 1.78 ERA, 22 wins, and 152 strikeouts.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 106 48 0.688 60–17 46–31
Brooklyn Dodgers 104 50 0.675 2 57–22 47–28
New York Giants 85 67 0.559 20 47–31 38–36
Cincinnati Reds 76 76 0.500 29 38–39 38–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 81 0.449 36½ 41–34 25–47
Chicago Cubs 68 86 0.442 38 36–41 32–45
Boston Braves 59 89 0.399 44 33–36 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 0.278 62½ 23–51 19–58


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1942 National League Records

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


Roster[edit]

1942 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 Walker Cooper 125 438 123 .281 7 65
1B Johnny Hopp 95 314 81 .258 3 37
2B Jimmy Brown 145 606 155 .256 1 71
3B Whitey Kurowski 115 366 93 .254 9 42
SS Marty Marion 147 485 134 .276 0 54
OF Stan Musial 140 467 147 .315 10 72
OF Enos Slaughter 152 591 188 .318 13 98
OF Terry Moore 130 489 141 .288 6 49

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
Creepy Crespi 93 292 71 .243 0 35
Ray Sanders 95 282 71 .252 5 39
Ken O'Dea 58 192 45 .234 5 32
Harry Walker 74 191 60 .314 0 16
Coaker Triplett 64 154 42 .273 1 23
Sam Narron 10 10 4 .400 0 1
Jeff Cross 1 4 1 .250 0 1

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
Mort Cooper 37 278.2 22 7 1.78 152
Johnny Beazley 43 215.1 21 6 2.13 91
Max Lanier 34 161 13 8 2.96 93
Ernie White 26 128.1 7 5 2.52 67
Lon Warneke 12 82 6 4 3.29 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
Bill Lohrman 5 12.2 1 1 1.42 6
Bill Beckmann 2 7 1 0 0.00 3
Clyde Shoun 2 1.2 0 0 0.00 0

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
Harry Gumbert 32 9 5 5 3.26 52
Murry Dickson 36 6 3 2 2.91 66
Howie Krist 34 13 3 1 2.51 47
Howie Pollet 27 7 5 0 2.88 42
Whitey Moore 9 0 1 0 4.38 1

1942 World Series[edit]

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

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees – 7, Cardinals – 4 September 30 Sportsman's Park 34,769
2 Yankees – 3, Cardinals – 4 October 1 Sportsman's Park 34,255
3 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 0 October 3 Yankee Stadium 69,123
4 Cardinals – 9, Yankees – 6 October 4 Yankee Stadium 69,902
5 Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 2 October 5 Yankee Stadium 69,052

Farm system[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hank Gornicki at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Del Rice Trades and Transactions at Baseball Almanac
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]