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1944 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1944 St. Louis Cardinals
World Series Champions
National League Champions
LeagueNational League
BallparkSportsman's Park
CitySt. Louis, Missouri
Record105–49 (.682)
League place1st
OwnersSam Breadon
ManagersBilly Southworth
RadioWEW/WTMV
(Dizzy Dean, Johnny O'Hara)
← 1943 Seasons 1945 →

The 1944 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 63rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 53rd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 105–49 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the World Series, they met their town rivals, the St. Louis Browns. They won the series in 6 games to win their fifth World Series championship.

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Transcription

Regular season

Shortstop Marty Marion won the MVP Award this year, batting .267, with 6 home runs and 63 RBIs. This was the third consecutive year a Cardinal won the MVP Award, with Mort Cooper winning in 1942 and Stan Musial winning in 1943. Marion was the first shortstop in the history of the National League to win the award.[1]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 0.682 54–22 51–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 0.588 14½ 49–28 41–35
Cincinnati Reds 89 65 0.578 16 45–33 44–32
Chicago Cubs 75 79 0.487 30 35–42 40–37
New York Giants 67 87 0.435 38 39–36 28–51
Boston Braves 65 89 0.422 40 38–40 27–49
Brooklyn Dodgers 63 91 0.409 42 37–39 26–52
Philadelphia Phillies 61 92 0.399 43½ 29–49 32–43

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BSN BRO CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 11–11 8–14 9–13 11–11–1 9–13 8–14
Brooklyn 13–9 8–14–1 8–14 10–12 16–6 4–18 4–18
Chicago 11–11 14–8–1 9–13–1 10–12 13–9 12–10–1 6–16
Cincinnati 14–8 14–8 13–9–1 15–7 13–19 12–10 8–14
New York 13–9 12–10 12–10 7–15 10–12 7–15–1 6–16
Philadelphia 11–11–1 6–16 9–13 9–13 12–10 9–12 5–17
Pittsburgh 13–9 18–4 10–12–1 10–12 15–7–1 12–9 12–10–3
St. Louis 14–8 18–4 16–6 14–8 16–6 17–5 10–12–3


Roster

1944 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

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 112 397 126 .317 13 72
1B Ray Sanders 154 601 177 .295 12 102
2B Emil Verban 146 498 128 .257 0 43
SS Marty Marion 144 506 135 .267 6 63
3B Whitey Kurowski 149 555 150 .270 20 87
LF Stan Musial 146 568 197 .347 12 94
CF Johnny Hopp 139 592 177 .336 11 72
RF Danny Litwhiler 140 492 130 .264 15 82

Other batters

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
Ken O'Dea 85 265 66 .249 6 37
Augie Bergamo 80 192 55 .286 2 19
Debs Garms 73 149 30 .201 0 5
George Fallon 69 141 28 .199 1 9
Pepper Martin 40 86 24 .279 2 4
John Antonelli 8 21 4 .190 0 1
Bob Keely 1 0 0 .--- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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 34 252.1 22 7 2.46 97
Max Lanier 33 224.1 17 12 2.65 141
Ted Wilks 36 207.2 17 4 2.64 88
Harry Brecheen 30 189.1 16 5 2.85 88

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Red Munger 21 121.1 11 3 1.34 55
Freddy Schmidt 37 114.1 7 3 3.15 58
Harry Gumbert 10 61.1 4 2 2.49 16
Bill Trotter 2 6.0 0 1 13.50 0

Note: Freddie Schmidt led the Cardinals in saves with 5.

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Blix Donnelly 27 2 1 2 2.12 45
Al Jurisich 30 7 9 1 3.39 53
Bud Byerly 9 2 2 0 3.40 13
Mike Naymick 1 0 0 0 4.50 1

1944 World Series

NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL St. Louis Browns (2)

Game Score Date
1 Browns 2, Cardinals 1 October 4
2 Cardinals 3, Browns 2 (11 innings) October 5
3 Browns 6, Cardinals 2 October 6
4 Cardinals 5, Browns 1 October 7
5 Cardinals 2, Browns 0 October 8
6 Cardinals 3, Browns 1 October 9

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Columbus Red Birds American Association Nick Cullop
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Ken Penner
AA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Earl Sheely
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Ollie Vanek
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League George Ferrell
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League George Smith
D Lima Red Birds Ohio State League Runt Marr and Jack Norris

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lynchburg[2]

References

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 152, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links

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