1930 St. Louis Cardinals season

1930 St. Louis Cardinals
1930 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Record 92–62 (.597)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
General manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Gabby Street
Local radio KMOX
(France Laux)
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The 1930 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 49th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 39th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 92–62 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the 1930 World Series, they lost to the Philadelphia Athletics in six games.

Regular season

In the 1930 season, every Cardinals player with over 300 at bats had a batting average over .300, the only time in history this has happened.[1]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 9262 0.597 53–24 39–38
Chicago Cubs 9064 0.584 2 51–26 39–38
New York Giants 8767 0.565 5 46–31 41–36
Brooklyn Robins 8668 0.558 6 49–28 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 8074 0.519 12 42–35 38–39
Boston Braves 7084 0.455 22 39–38 31–46
Cincinnati Reds 5995 0.383 33 37–40 22–55
Philadelphia Phillies 52102 0.338 40 35–42 17–60

Record vs. opponents

1930 National League Records

Boston 9–135–1713–911–1114–810–128–14
Brooklyn 13–98–1413–913–915–713–911–11
Chicago 17–514–811–1110–1216–6–211–1111–11
Cincinnati 9–139–1311–117–1512–108–143–19
New York 11–119–1312–1015–716–614–810–12
Philadelphia 8–147–156–16–210–126–169–136–16
Pittsburgh 12–109–1311–1114–88–1413–913–9
St. Louis 14–811–1111–1119–312–1016–69–13


1930 St. Louis Cardinals
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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
CJimmie Wilson107362115.318158
1BJim Bottomley131487148.3041597
2BFrankie Frisch133540187.34610114
SSCharlie Gelbert139513156.304372
3BSparky Adams137570179.314055
OFChick Hafey120446150.33626107
OFTaylor Douthit154664201.303793
OFGeorge Watkins119391146.3731787

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
Showboat Fisher9225495.374861
Gus Mancuso7622783.366759
Andy High7221560.279229
Ernie Orsatti4813142.321115
Ray Blades4510140.396425
George Puccinelli11169.56338
Earl Smith8100.00000


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
Bill Hallahan35237.11594.66177
Syl Johnson32187.212104.6592
Jesse Haines291821384.3068
Burleigh Grimes22152.11363.0158
Flint Rhem26139.21284.4547

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
Fred Frankhouse819.2237.324
Carmen Hill414.2017.368
Tony Kaufmann210.1017.842
Dizzy Dean19101.005
Clarence Mitchell13106.001

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
Hi Bell394383.9042
Al Grabowski336434.7943
Jim Lindsey397564.4350
Bill Sherdel133204.6429
Hal Haid203224.0913

1930 World Series

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL St. Louis Cardinals (2)

1Cardinals – 2, Athletics – 5October 1Shibe Park32,295
2Cardinals – 1, Athletics – 6October 2Shibe Park32,295
3Athletics – 0, Cardinals – 5October 4Sportsman's Park36,944
4Athletics – 1, Cardinals – 3October 5Sportsman's Park39,946
5Athletics – 2, Cardinals – 0October 6Sportsman's Park38,844
6Cardinals – 1, Athletics – 7October 8Shibe Park32,295

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Billy Southworth
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Joe Schultz, Sr.
A St. Joseph Saints Western League Gene Bailey, Joe Sugden and Everitt Booe
B Danville Veterans Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Frank Murphy
C Scottdale Scotties Middle Atlantic League Eddie Dyer
C Greensboro Patriots Piedmont League Everitt Booe, Hobe Brummitt and Clay Hopper
D Waynesboro Red Birds Blue Ridge League Bob Rice



  1. "The Ballplayers – Sparky Adams". BaseballLibrary.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  2. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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