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1951 St. Louis Cardinals season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1951 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record81–73 (.526)
League place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Fred Saigh
General manager(s)William Walsingham, Jr.
Manager(s)Marty Marion
Local televisionKSD
Local radioWIL
(Harry Caray, Gus Mancuso, Stretch Miller)
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The 1951 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 70th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 60th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 81–73 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League.

Offseason

  • Prior to 1951 season: Larry Jackson was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 98 59 0.624 50–28 48–31
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 60 0.618 1 49–29 48–31
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 0.526 15½ 44–34 37–39
Boston Braves 76 78 0.494 20½ 42–35 34–43
Philadelphia Phillies 73 81 0.474 23½ 38–39 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 68 86 0.442 28½ 35–42 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 90 0.416 32½ 32–45 32–45
Chicago Cubs 62 92 0.403 34½ 32–45 30–47

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1951 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

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 Del Rice 122 374 94 .251 9 47
1B Nippy Jones 80 300 79 .263 3 41
2B Red Schoendienst 135 553 160 .289 6 54
SS Solly Hemus 120 420 118 .281 2 32
3B Billy Johnson 124 442 116 .262 14 64
OF Stan Musial 152 578 205 .355 32 108
OF Peanuts Lowrey 114 370 112 .303 5 40
OF Enos Slaughter 123 409 115 .281 4 64

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
Wally Westlake 73 267 68 .255 6 39
Hal Rice 69 236 60 .254 4 38
Stan Rojek 51 186 51 .274 0 14
Tommy Glaviano 54 104 19 .183 1 4
Bill Sarni 36 86 15 .174 0 2
Chuck Diering 64 85 22 .259 0 8
Joe Garagiola 27 72 14 .194 2 9
Steve Bilko 21 72 16 .222 2 12
Bill Howerton 24 65 17 .262 1 4
Vern Benson 13 46 12 .261 1 7
Dick Cole 15 36 7 .194 0 3
Don Richmond 12 34 3 .088 1 4
Eddie Kazak 11 33 6 .182 0 4
Harry Walker 8 26 8 .308 0 2
Bob Scheffing 12 18 2 .111 0 2
Rocky Nelson 9 18 4 .222 0 1
Don Bollweg 6 9 1 .111 0 2
Jay Van Noy 6 7 0 .000 0 0
Larry Ciaffone 5 5 0 .000 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
Gerry Staley 42 227 19 13 3.81 67
Tom Poholsky 38 195 7 13 4.43 70
Max Lanier 31 160 11 9 3.26 59
Harry Brecheen 24 138.2 8 4 3.25 57
Cliff Chambers 21 129.1 11 6 3.83 45
Joe Presko 15 88.2 7 4 3.45 38

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 23 94.2 4 6 5.32 44
Cloyd Boyer 19 63.1 2 5 5.26 40
Jackie Collum 3 17 2 1 1.59 5
Howie Pollet 6 12.1 0 3 4.38 10

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
Al Brazle 56 6 5 7 3.09 66
Dick Bokelmann 20 3 3 3 3.78 22
Ted Wilks 17 0 0 1 3.00 5
Jack Crimian 11 1 0 0 9.00 5
Erv Dusak 5 0 0 0 7.20 8
Bob Habenicht 3 0 0 0 7.20 1
Kurt Krieger 2 0 0 0 15.75 3
Dan Lewandowski 2 0 1 0 9.00 1

Awards and honors

  • Stan Musial, National League leader, triples. It was the fifth time in his career that he would lead the NL in triples.[4]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Red Birds American Association Harry Walker
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Johnny Keane
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Al Hollingsworth
A Columbus Cardinals Sally League Hal Anderson
A Omaha Cardinals Western League George Kissell
B Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League Harold Olt
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Whitey Kurowski
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Skeeter Scalzi
B Tri-City Braves Western International League Charles Peterson
C Fresno Cardinals California League Larry Barton, Sr.
C Pocatello Cardinals Pioneer League Norm Shope and Bob Comiskey
C St. Joseph Cardinals Western Association Gene Corbett
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Ben Catchings
D Goldsboro Cardinals Coastal Plain League George Ferrell
D Albany Cardinals Georgia–Florida League Sheldon "Chief" Bender
D Hamilton Cardinals PONY League Vedie Himsl

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Houston, Winston-Salem[5]

References

  1. ^ Larry Jackson page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Billy Johnson page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Joe Garagiola page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.95, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. ^ 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

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