1942 St. Louis Cardinals season

1942 St. Louis Cardinals
1942 World Series Champions
1942 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 106–48 (.688)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
General manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Billy Southworth
Local radio (Dizzy Dean, Johnny O'Hara)
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The 1942 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 61st season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 51st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 106–48 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the World Series, they met the New York Yankees. They won the series in 5 games.

Pitcher Mort Cooper won the MVP Award this year, with a 1.78 ERA, 22 wins, and 152 strikeouts.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 10648 0.688 60–17 46–31
Brooklyn Dodgers 10450 0.675 2 57–22 47–28
New York Giants 8567 0.559 20 47–31 38–36
Cincinnati Reds 7676 0.500 29 38–39 38–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 6681 0.449 36½ 41–34 25–47
Chicago Cubs 6886 0.442 38 36–41 32–45
Boston Braves 5989 0.399 44 33–36 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 42109 0.278 62½ 23–51 19–58

Record vs. opponents

1942 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 6–1613–95–16–18–1214–87–12–16–16
Brooklyn 16–616–615–714–8–118–416–69–13
Chicago 9–136–1613–99–13–114–811–116–16
Cincinnati 16–5–17–159–139–1316–612–9–17–15
New York 12–88–14–113–9–113–917–515–77–15
Philadelphia 8–144–188–146–165–176–135–17
Pittsburgh 12–7–16–1611–119–12–17–1513–68–14–2
St. Louis 16–613–916–615–715–717–514–8–2

Roster

1942 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
CWalker Cooper125438123.281765
1BJohnny Hopp9531481.258337
2BJimmy Brown145606155.256171
3BWhitey Kurowski11536693.254942
SSMarty Marion147485134.276054
OFStan Musial140467147.3151072
OFEnos Slaughter152591188.3181398
OFTerry Moore130489141.288649

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
Creepy Crespi9329271.243035
Ray Sanders9528271.252539
Ken O'Dea5819245.234532
Harry Walker7419160.314016
Coaker Triplett6415442.273123
Sam Narron10104.40001
Jeff Cross141.25001

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
Mort Cooper37278.22271.78152
Johnny Beazley43215.12162.1391
Max Lanier341611382.9693
Ernie White26128.1752.5267
Lon Warneke1282643.2931

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
Bill Lohrman512.2111.426
Bill Beckmann27100.003
Clyde Shoun21.2000.000

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
Harry Gumbert329553.2652
Murry Dickson366322.9166
Howie Krist3413312.5147
Howie Pollet277502.8842
Whitey Moore90104.381

1942 World Series

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

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1Yankees – 7, Cardinals – 4September 30Sportsman's Park34,769
2Yankees – 3, Cardinals – 4October 1Sportsman's Park34,255
3Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 0October 3Yankee Stadium69,123
4Cardinals – 9, Yankees – 6October 4Yankee Stadium69,902
5Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 2October 5Yankee Stadium69,052

Farm system

References

  1. Hank Gornicki at Baseball-Reference
  2. Del Rice Trades and Transactions at Baseball Almanac
  3. 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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