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1948 St. Louis Cardinals season

1948 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Sportsman's Park (since 1920)
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 85–69 (.552)
    League place 2nd
    Other information
    Owner(s) Fred Saigh
    Robert Hannegan
    Manager(s) Eddie Dyer
    Local television KSD
    (Bob Ingham)
    Local radio WTMV/WEW
    (Harry Caray, Gabby Street)
    Stats ESPN.com
    BB-reference
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    The 1948 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 67th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 57th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 85–69 during the season and finished 2nd in the National League.

    Regular season

    Outfielder Stan Musial won the MVP Award this year, batting .376, with 39 home runs and 131 RBIs. Musial became the first player to win three National League MVP Awards.[1]

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Boston Braves 91 62 -- .595
    St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 6.5 .552
    Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 7.5 .545
    Pittsburgh Pirates 83 71 8.5 .539
    New York Giants 78 76 13.5 .506
    Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 25.5 .429
    Cincinnati Reds 64 89 27 .418
    Chicago Cubs 64 90 27.5 .416

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1948 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
    3B Lang, DonDon Lang 117 323 87 .269 4 31
    OF Musial, StanStan Musial 155 611 230 .376 39 131
    OF Moore, TerryTerry Moore 91 207 48 .232 4 18

    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
    LaPointe, RalphRalph LaPointe 87 222 50 .225 0 15
    Baker, BillBill Baker 45 119 35 .294 0 15
    Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 24 56 6 .107 2 7
    Rice, HalHal Rice 8 31 10 .323 0 3
    Diering, ChuckChuck Diering 7 7 0 .000 0 0

    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
    Dickson, MurryMurry Dickson 42 252.1 12 16 4.14 113
    Brecheen, HarryHarry Brecheen 33 233.1 20 7 2.24 149

    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
    Brazle, AlAl Brazle 42 156.1 10 6 3.80 55

    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
    Burkhart, KenKen Burkhart 20 0 0 1 5.54 16
    Beers, ClarenceClarence Beers 1 0 0 0 13.50 0

    Farm system

    References

    1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 151, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    2. ^ Dick Sisler page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    External links