1954 St. Louis Cardinals season

1954 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 72–82 (.468)
League place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s) Richard A. Meyer
Manager(s) Eddie Stanky
Local television WTVI
Local radio KXOK
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Milo Hamilton)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1954 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 73rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 63rd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 72–82 during the season and finished 6th in the National League.

Offseason

Regular season

In his first four major league games, first baseman Joe Cunningham became the first Cardinals player to hit at least two home runs. On April 6, 2016, Jeremy Hazelbaker matched him for this feat.[4]

Outfielder Wally Moon won the Rookie of the Year Award this year, batting .304, with 12 home runs and 76 RBIs. Along the way, on April 13 Moon hit a home run in his first major league at-bat.[5]

During the season, Tom Alston became the first black player in the history of the Cardinals.[6]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 9757 0.630 53–23 44–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 9262 0.597 5 45–32 47–30
Milwaukee Braves 8965 0.578 8 43–34 46–31
Philadelphia Phillies 7579 0.487 22 39–39 36–40
Cincinnati Redlegs 7480 0.481 23 41–36 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 7282 0.468 25 33–44 39–38
Chicago Cubs 6490 0.416 33 40–37 24–53
Pittsburgh Pirates 53101 0.344 44 31–46 22–55

Record vs. opponents

1954 National League Records

Sources:
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 15–716–610–129–1313–915–714–8
Chicago 7–158–146–167–157–1515–714–8
Cincinnati 6–1614–810–127–1514–815–78–14
Milwaukee 12–1016–612–1010–1213–914–812–10
New York 13–915–715–712–1016–614–812–10
Philadelphia 9–1315–78–149–136–1616–612–10
Pittsburgh 7–157–157–158–148–146–1610–12
St. Louis 8–148–1414–810–1210–1210–1212–10

Notable transactions

Roster

1954 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
CFWally Moon151635193.3041276

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

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
Ralph Beard1358043.7217

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
Brooks Lawrence35158.21563.7472

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

Farm system

References

  1. Brooks Lawrence at Baseball-Reference
  2. Sonny Senerchia at Baseball-Reference
  3. Dick Sisler at Baseball-Reference
  4. "Diaz's pinch-hit HR blasts Cards over Braves". MLB.com. April 9, 2016.
  5. Home Run During First At-Bat by Baseball Almanac
  6. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  7. Enos Slaughter at Baseball-Reference
  8. Steve Bilko at Baseball-Reference
  9. 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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