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1949 St. Louis Cardinals season

 

1949 St. Louis Cardinals season

Template:MLB yearly infobox-pre1969 The 1949 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 68th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 58th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 96-58 during the season and finished second in the National League.

Offseason

  • November 24, 1948: Ray Jablonski was drafted by the Cardinals from the Boston Red Sox in the 1948 minor league draft.[1]
  • Prior to 1949 season (exact date unknown)
    • Dick Rand was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals.[2]
    • Neal Hertweck was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals.[3]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 57 -- .630
St. Louis Cardinals 96 58 1 .612
Philadelphia Phillies 81 73 16 .526
Boston Braves 75 79 22 .487
New York Giants 73 81 24 .474
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 83 26 .461
Cincinnati Reds 62 92 35 .403
Chicago Cubs 61 93 36 .396

Roster

1949 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
OF Musial, StanStan Musial 157 612 207 .338 36 123
OF Diering, ChuckChuck Diering 131 369 97 .263 3 38

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
Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 81 241 63 .261 3 26
Rice, HalHal Rice 40 46 9 .196 1 9
Baker, BillBill Baker 20 30 4 .133 0 4
Howerton, BillBill Howerton 9 13 4 .308 0 1

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
Brecheen, HarryHarry Brecheen 32 214.2 13 11 3.35 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
Brazle, AlAl Brazle 39 206.1 14 8 3.18 75
Martin, FredFred Martin 21 70 6 0 2.44 30
Hearn, JimJim Hearn 17 42 1 3 5.14 18
Boyer, CloydCloyd Boyer 4 3.1 0 0 10.80 0

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
Johnson, KenKen Johnson 14 0 1 0 6.42 18

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Red Birds American Association Hal Anderson
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Johnny Keane
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Del Wilber
A Columbus Cardinals Sally League Kemp Wicker
A Omaha Cardinals Western League Cedric Durst
B Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League Willie Duke, George Ferrell and Roland LeBlanc
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Al Hollingsworth
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Pug Griffin and Vernon Mackie
C Fresno Cardinals California League Frenchy Uhalt
C Duluth Dukes Northern League Ed Madjeski and Russ Rolandson
C Pocatello Cardinals Pioneer League Walter Lowe
C St. Joseph Cardinals Western Association Harold Olt
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Ben Catchings
D Salisbury Cardinals Eastern Shore League Gene Corbett
D Willows Cardinals Far West League Bert Bonomi and Fred Fass
D Tallassee Cardinals Georgia-Alabama League Bob Comiskey and Bill Blackwell
D Albany Cardinals Georgia-Florida League Sheldon "Chief" Bender
D West Frankfort Cardinals Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Bob Stanton
D Lebanon Chicks North Atlantic League Harold Contini
D Hamilton Cardinals PONY League George Kissell
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lynchburg, Pocatello[4]

Notes

References

  • 1949 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1949 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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