The 1943 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 62nd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 52nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 105–49 during the season and finished 1st in the National League. In the World Series, they met the New York Yankees. They lost the series in 5 games.

1943 St. Louis Cardinals
1943 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record105–49 (.682)
League place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Sam Breadon
Manager(s)Billy Southworth
Local radioKWK
(Dizzy Dean, Johnny O'Hara)
KXOK
(France Laux, Ron Rawson)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Outfielder Stan Musial won the MVP Award this year, batting .357, with 13 home runs and 81 RBIs. This was the second consecutive year a Cardinal won the MVP award, with Mort Cooper having won the award the previous season.

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 0.682 58–21 47–28
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 0.565 18 48–29 39–38
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 72 0.529 23½ 46–31 35–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 0.519 25 47–30 33–44
Chicago Cubs 74 79 0.484 30½ 36–38 38–41
Boston Braves 68 85 0.444 36½ 38–39 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 0.416 41 33–43 31–47
New York Giants 55 98 0.359 49½ 34–43 21–55

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1943 National League Records

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


RosterEdit

1943 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 122 449 143 .318 9 81
1B Ray Sanders 144 478 134 .280 11 73
2B Lou Klein 154 627 180 .287 7 62
SS Marty Marion 129 418 117 .280 1 52
3B Whitey Kurowski 139 522 150 .287 13 70
OF Stan Musial 157 617 220 .357 13 81
OF Harry Walker 148 564 166 .294 2 53
OF Danny Litwhiler 80 258 72 .279 7 31

Other battersEdit

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
Johnny Hopp 91 241 54 .224 2 25
Debs Garms 90 249 64 .257 0 22
Ken O'Dea 71 203 57 .281 3 25
Jimmy Brown 34 110 20 .182 0 8
Frank Demaree 39 86 25 .291 0 9
George Fallon 36 78 18 .231 0 5
Coaker Triplett 9 25 2 .080 1 4
Buster Adams 8 11 1 .091 0 1
Sam Narron 10 11 1 .091 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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 37 274 21 8 2.30 141
Max Lanier 32 213.1 15 7 1.90 123
Harry Gumbert 21 133 10 5 2.84 40
Bud Byerly 2 13 1 0 3.46 6

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Howie Pollet 16 118.1 8 4 1.75 61
Ernie White 14 78.2 5 5 3.78 28
Al Brazle 13 88 8 2 1.53 26

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Howie Krist 34 11 5 3 2.90 57
Harry Brecheen 29 9 6 4 2.26 68
Murry Dickson 31 8 2 0 3.58 44
Red Munger 32 9 5 2 3.95 45

1943 World SeriesEdit

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL St. Louis Cardinals (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 4 October 5 Yankee Stadium 68,676
2 Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 3 October 6 Yankee Stadium 68,578
3 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 6 October 7 Yankee Stadium 69,990
4 Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 1 October 10 Sportsman's Park 36,196
5 Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 0 October 11 Sportsman's Park 33,872

Awards and recordsEdit

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hal Epps page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Gerry Staley page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 93, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  4. ^ 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 linksEdit