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1954 St. Louis Cardinals season

1954 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Busch Stadium I (since 1920)
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 72–82 (.468)
    League place 6th
    Other information
    Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
    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

    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.[4]

    During the season, Tom Alston became the first black player in the history of the Cardinals.[5]

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    New York Giants 97 57 -- .630
    Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 5 .597
    Milwaukee Braves 89 65 8 .578
    Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 22 .487
    Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 23 .481
    St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 25 .468
    Chicago Cubs 64 90 33 .416
    Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 44 .344

    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
    CF Moon, WallyWally Moon 151 635 193 .304 12 76

    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
    Beard, RalphRalph Beard 13 58 0 4 3.72 17

    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
    Lawrence, BrooksBrooks Lawrence 35 158.2 15 6 3.74 72

    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

    Notes

    1. ^ Brooks Lawrence page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Sonny Senerchia page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Dick Sisler page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Home Run During First At-Bat by Baseball Almanac
    5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    6. ^ Enos Slaughter page at Baseball Reference
    7. ^ Steve Bilko page at Baseball Reference
    8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References