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1954 St. Louis Cardinals season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1954 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record72–82 (.468)
League place6th
Other information
Owner(s)August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s)Richard A. Meyer
Manager(s)Eddie Stanky
Local televisionWTVI
Local radioKXOK
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Milo Hamilton)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1954 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 73rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 63rd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 72–82 during the season and finished 6th in the National League.

Offseason

Regular season

In his first four major league games, first baseman Joe Cunningham became the first Cardinals player to hit at least two home runs. On April 6, 2016, Jeremy Hazelbaker matched him for this feat.[4]

Outfielder Wally Moon won the Rookie of the Year Award this year, batting .304, with 12 home runs and 76 RBIs. Along the way, on April 13 Moon hit a home run in his first major league at-bat.[5]

During the season, Tom Alston became the first black player in the history of the Cardinals.[6]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 97 57 0.630 53–23 44–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 0.597 5 45–32 47–30
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 0.578 8 43–34 46–31
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 0.487 22 39–39 36–40
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 0.481 23 41–36 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 25 33–44 39–38
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 33 40–37 24–53
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 0.344 44 31–46 22–55

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BKN CHC CIN MIL NYG PHP PIT STL
Brooklyn 15–7 16–6 10–12 9–13 13–9 15–7 14–8
Chicago 7–15 8–14 6–16 7–15 7–15 15–7 14–8
Cincinnati 6–16 14–8 10–12 7–15 14–8 15–7 8–14
Milwaukee 12–10 16–6 12–10 10–12 13–9 14–8 12–10
New York 13–9 15–7 15–7 12–10 16–6 14–8 12–10
Philadelphia 9–13 15–7 8–14 9–13 6–16 16–6 12–10
Pittsburgh 7–15 7–15 7–15 8–14 8–14 6–16 10–12
St. Louis 8–14 8–14 14–8 10–12 10–12 10–12 12–10


Notable transactions

Roster

1954 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 Bill Sarni 123 380 114 .300 9 70
1B Joe Cunningham 85 310 88 .284 11 50
2B Red Schoendienst 148 610 192 .315 5 79
SS Alex Grammas 142 401 106 .264 2 29
3B Ray Jablonski 152 611 181 .296 12 104
LF Rip Repulski 152 619 175 .283 19 79
CF Wally Moon 151 635 193 .304 12 76
RF Stan Musial 153 591 195 .330 35 126

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
Tom Alston 66 244 60 .246 4 34
Solly Hemus 124 214 65 .304 2 27
Del Rice 56 147 37 .252 2 16
Joe Frazier 81 88 26 .295 3 18
Peanuts Lowrey 74 61 7 .115 0 5
Sal Yvars 38 57 14 .246 2 8
Tom Burgess 17 21 1 .048 0 1
Steve Bilko 8 14 2 .143 0 1
Ducky Schofield 43 7 1 .143 0 1
Pete Castiglione 5 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
Harvey Haddix 43 259.2 18 13 3.57 184
Vic Raschi 30 179 8 9 4.73 73
Gordon Jones 11 81 4 4 2.00 48
Ralph Beard 13 58 0 4 3.72 17
Memo Luna 1 0.2 0 1 27.00 0

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
Brooks Lawrence 35 158.2 15 6 3.74 72
Gerry Staley 48 155.2 7 13 5.26 50
Tom Poholsky 25 106 5 7 3.06 55
Stu Miller 19 46.2 2 3 5.79 22
Carl Scheib 3 4.2 0 1 11.57 5
Bill Greason 3 4 0 1 13.50 2

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 58 5 4 8 4.16 30
Joe Presko 37 4 9 0 6.91 36
Cot Deal 33 2 3 1 6.28 25
Royce Lint 30 2 3 0 4.86 36
Ben Wade 13 0 0 0 5.48 19
Mel Wright 9 0 0 0 10.45 4
Hal White 4 0 0 0 19.80 2

Farm system

References

  1. ^ Brooks Lawrence at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Sonny Senerchia at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Dick Sisler at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ "Diaz's pinch-hit HR blasts Cards over Braves". MLB.com. April 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Home Run During First At-Bat by Baseball Almanac
  6. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  7. ^ Enos Slaughter at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Steve Bilko at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ 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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