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.

1949 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record96–58 (.612)
League place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Fred Saigh
General manager(s)William Walsingham, Jr.
Manager(s)Eddie Dyer
Local televisionKSD
(Harry Caray, Gabby Street)
Local radioWIL
(Harry Caray, Gabby Street)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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OffseasonEdit

  • 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)

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 57 0.630 48–29 49–28
St. Louis Cardinals 96 58 0.623 1 51–26 45–32
Philadelphia Phillies 81 73 0.526 16 40–37 41–36
Boston Braves 75 79 0.487 22 43–34 32–45
New York Giants 73 81 0.474 24 43–34 30–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 83 0.461 26 36–41 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 62 92 0.403 35 35–42 27–50
Chicago Cubs 61 93 0.396 36 33–44 28–49

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1949 National League Records

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


RosterEdit

1949 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Del Rice 92 284 67 .236 4 29
1B Nippy Jones 110 380 114 .300 8 62
2B Red Schoendienst 151 640 190 .297 3 54
SS Marty Marion 134 515 140 .272 5 70
3B Eddie Kazak 92 326 99 .304 6 42
OF Stan Musial 157 612 207 .338 36 123
OF Chuck Diering 131 369 97 .263 3 38
OF Enos Slaughter 151 568 191 .336 13 96

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
Tommy Glaviano 87 258 69 .267 6 36
Ron Northey 90 265 69 .260 7 50
Joe Garagiola 81 241 63 .261 3 26
Rocky Nelson 82 244 54 .221 4 32
Lou Klein 58 114 25 .219 2 12
Ed Sauer 24 45 10 .222 0 1
Hal Rice 40 46 9 .196 1 9
Solly Hemus 20 33 11 .333 0 2
Bill Baker 20 30 4 .133 0 4
Steve Bilko 6 17 5 .294 0 2
Whitey Kurowski 10 14 2 .143 0 0
Bill Howerton 9 13 4 .308 0 1
Del Wilber 2 4 1 .250 0 0
Russ Derry 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Erv Dusak 1 0 0 --- 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
Howie Pollet 39 230.2 20 9 2.77 108
Harry Brecheen 32 214.2 13 11 3.35 88
Red Munger 35 188.1 15 8 3.87 82
Max Lanier 15 92 5 4 3.82 37

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
Al Brazle 39 206.1 14 8 3.18 75
Gerry Staley 45 171.1 10 10 2.73 55
Fred Martin 21 70 6 0 2.44 30
Jim Hearn 17 42 1 3 5.14 18
Cloyd Boyer 4 3.1 0 0 10.80 0

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
Ted Wilks 59 10 3 9 3.73 71
Bill Reeder 21 1 1 0 5.08 21
Ken Johnson 14 0 1 0 6.42 18
Ray Yochim 3 0 0 0 15.43 3
Kurt Krieger 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ray Jablonski page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Dick Rand page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Neal Hertweck page at Baseball Reference
  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