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1955 St. Louis Cardinals season

1955 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Busch Stadium I (since 1920)
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 68–86 (.442)
    League place 7th
    Other information
    Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
    Manager(s) Eddie Stanky and Harry Walker
    Local television KTVI
    Local radio KMOX
    (Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Joe Garagiola)
    Stats ESPN.com
    BB-reference
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    The 1955 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 74th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 64th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 68–86 during the season and finished seventh in the National League, 30½ games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    Outfielder Bill Virdon won the Rookie of the Year Award this year, batting .281, with 17 home runs and 68 RBIs. This was the second consecutive year a Cardinal won the Rookie of the Year Award, with Wally Moon winning the previous season. The Cardinals would have this occur again in 1985 and '86, with Vince Coleman and Todd Worrell, respectively.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 -- .641
    Milwaukee Braves 85 69 13.5 .552
    New York Giants 80 74 18.5 .519
    Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 21.5 .500
    Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 23.5 .487
    Chicago Cubs 72 81 26 .471
    St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 30.5 .442
    Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 38.5 .390

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1955 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 Virdon, BillBill Virdon 144 534 150 .281 17 68
    RF Moon, WallyWally Moon 152 593 175 .295 19 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
    Walker, HarryHarry Walker 11 14 5 .357 0 1
    Rand, DickDick Rand 3 10 3 .300 1 3

    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
    Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo 35 159 11 8 4.19 68
    Flowers, BenBen Flowers 4 27.1 1 0 3.62 19

    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

    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
    Smith, FrankFrank Smith 28 3 1 1 3.23 17
    Gettel, AlAl Gettel 8 1 0 0 9.00 7

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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