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
OF Moore, TerryTerry 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
Brown, JimmyJimmy Brown 145 606 155 .256 1 71
Narron, SamSam Narron 10 10 4 .400 0 1
Cross, JeffJeff 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
Cooper, MortMort Cooper 37 278.2 22 7 1.78 152

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
Beazley, JohnnyJohnny Beazley 43 215.1 21 6 2.13 91
Gumbert, HarryHarry Gumbert 38 163 9 5 3.26 52
Krist, HowieHowie Krist 34 118.1 13 3 2.51 47

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
Dickson, MurryMurry Dickson 36 6 3 2 2.91 66
Beckmann, BillBill Beckmann 2 1 0 0 0.00 3

1942 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1942 World Series

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]