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1948 St. Louis Cardinals season

Template:MLB yearly infobox-pre1969 The 1948 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 67th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 57th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 85-69 during the season and finished 2nd in the National League.

Regular season

Outfielder Stan Musial won the MVP Award this year, batting .376, with 39 home runs and 131 RBIs. Musial became the first player to win three National League MVP Awards.[1]

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Boston Braves 91 62 -- .595
St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 6.5 .552
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 7.5 .545
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 71 8.5 .539
New York Giants 78 76 13.5 .506
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 25.5 .429
Cincinnati Reds 64 89 27 .418
Chicago Cubs 64 90 27.5 .416

Notable transactions

Roster

1948 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

  •  3 Jeff Cross
  • 41 Larry Miggins
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
3B Lang, DonDon Lang 117 323 87 .269 4 31
OF Musial, StanStan Musial 155 611 230 .376 39 131
OF Moore, TerryTerry Moore 91 207 48 .232 4 18

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
LaPointe, RalphRalph LaPointe 87 222 50 .225 0 15
Baker, BillBill Baker 45 119 35 .294 0 15
Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 24 56 6 .107 2 7
Rice, HalHal Rice 8 31 10 .323 0 3
Diering, ChuckChuck Diering 7 7 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
Dickson, MurryMurry Dickson 42 252.1 12 16 4.14 113
Brecheen, HarryHarry Brecheen 33 233.1 20 7 2.24 149

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
Brazle, AlAl Brazle 42 156.1 10 6 3.80 55

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
Burkhart, KenKen Burkhart 20 0 0 1 5.54 16
Beers, ClarenceClarence Beers 1 0 0 0 13.50 0

Farm system

References

External links

  • 1948 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1948 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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