1958 St. Louis Cardinals season

1958 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Record 72–82 (.468)
League place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s) Bing Devine
Manager(s) Fred Hutchinson, Stan Hack
Local television KTVI
Local radio KMOX
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Joe Garagiola)
Stats ESPN.com
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The 1958 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 77th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 67th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 72–82 during the season and finished 5th in the National League.


Regular season

Third baseman Ken Boyer won a Gold Glove this year.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Braves 9262 0.597 48–29 44–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 8470 0.545 8 49–28 35–42
San Francisco Giants 8074 0.519 12 44–33 36–41
Cincinnati Redlegs 7678 0.494 16 40–37 36–41
Chicago Cubs 7282 0.468 20 35–42 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 7282 0.468 20 39–38 33–44
Los Angeles Dodgers 7183 0.461 21 39–38 32–45
Philadelphia Phillies 6985 0.448 23 35–42 34–43

Record vs. opponents

1958 National League Records

Los Angeles 11–1111–1114–810–128–146–1611–11
San Francisco10–1211–1116–66–1614–810–1213–9
St. Louis15–710–1211–117–1510–1210–129–13

Notable transactions


1958 St. Louis Cardinals
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


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
3BKen Boyer150570175.3072390
CFCurt Flood121422110.2611041
RFGene Green137442124.2811355

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
Dick Schofield3910823.21318
Rubén Amaro407617.22400
Alvin Dark186419.29715
Ray Katt19417.17114
Lee Tate10357.20001
Ellis Burton8307.23324
Joe Taylor18237.30413
Johnny O'Brien1220.00000


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
Vinegar Bend Mizell30189.210143.4280
Sam Jones3525014132.88225

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
Larry Jackson4919813133.68124
Jim Brosnan33115843.4465
Bob Mabe31111.2394.5174
Billy Muffett3584464.9341
Nelson Chittum1329.1016.4413
Frank Barnes819117.5817

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
Phil Paine465113.5645
Phil Clark70113.521
Tom Flanigan10009.000

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Cardinals American Association Johnny Keane
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Cot Deal
AA Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo Mexican League Jose Ramos
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Harry Walker
A York White Roses Eastern League Joe Schultz
B Winston-Salem Red Birds Carolina League Vern Benson
C Stockton Ports California League Don Pries
C Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League Al Unser
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Chase Riddle
D Dothan Cardinals Alabama–Florida League J. C. Dunn
D Wytheville Cardinals Appalachian League Whitey Kurowski
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Homer Ray Wilson
D Albany Cardinals Georgia–Florida League Mo Mozzali
D Keokuk Cardinals Midwest League Frank Calo
D Hobbs Cardinals Sophomore League Wayne Wallace

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Nuevo Laredo, Dothan[10]


  1. Ellis Burton at Baseball-Reference
  2. Lee Tate at Baseball-Reference
  3. Curt Flood at Baseball-Reference
  4. Ray Katt at Baseball-Reference
  5. Phil Paine at Baseball-Reference
  6. Jim Brosnan at Baseball-Reference
  7. Johnny O'Brien at Baseball-Reference
  8. Morrie Martin at Baseball-Reference
  9. Solly Hemus at Baseball-Reference
  10. 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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