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1963 St. Louis Cardinals season

This article is about the Major League Baseball team. For the National Football League team, see 1963 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season.

1963 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Busch Stadium I (since 1920)
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 93–69 (.574)
    League place 2nd
    Other information
    Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
    Manager(s) Johnny Keane
    Local television KSD-TV
    Local radio KMOX
    (Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Jerry Gross)
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    The 1963 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 82nd season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 72nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 93–69 (.574) during the season, and finished 2nd in the National League, six games behind the eventual World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The season was Stan Musial's 22nd and final season with the team, and in MLB.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Future Hall of Famer Stan Musial played his final game on September 29, a 3–2 victory in 14 innings against the visiting Cincinnati Reds.

    All four starting infielders in the 1963 All-Star Game were Cardinals. Ken Boyer (3B), Dick Groat (SS), and Bill White (1B) were elected, and Julián Javier (2B) took over for the elected but injured Bill Mazeroski of Pittsburgh.[6]

    Pitcher Bobby Shantz, first baseman Bill White, third baseman Ken Boyer, and outfielder Curt Flood won Gold Gloves this year.[7]

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 -- .611
    St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 6 .574
    San Francisco Giants 88 74 11 .543
    Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 12 .537
    Cincinnati Reds 86 76 13 .531
    Milwaukee Braves 84 78 15 .519
    Chicago Cubs 82 80 17 .506
    Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 25 .457
    Houston Colt .45s 66 96 33 .407
    New York Mets 51 111 48 .315

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1963 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
    1B White, BillBill White 162 658 200 .304 27 109
    2B Javier, JuliánJulián Javier 161 609 160 .263 9 46
    SS Groat, DickDick Groat 158 631 201 .319 6 73
    LF Musial, StanStan Musial 124 337 86 .255 12 58
    RF Altman, GeorgeGeorge Altman 135 464 127 .274 9 47

    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
    Burke, LeoLeo Burke 30 49 10 .204 1 5
    Carmel, DukeDuke Carmel 57 44 10 .227 1 2
    Thacker, MoeMoe Thacker 3 4 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
    Broglio, ErnieErnie Broglio 39 250 18 8 2.99 145
    Burdette, LewLew Burdette 21 98 3 8 3.77 45

    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
    Taylor, RonRon Taylor 54 133.1 9 7 2.84 91

    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
    Bauta, EdEd Bauta 38 3 4 3 3.93 30
    Olivo, DiomedesDiomedes Olivo 19 0 5 0 5.40 9
    Fanok, HarryHarry Fanok 12 2 1 1 5.26 25

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

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    Farm system

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