1924 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record65–89 (.422)
League place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Sam Breadon
Manager(s)Branch Rickey
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The 1924 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 43rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 33rd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 65–89 during the season and finished 6th in the National League.

Regular season

Rogers Hornsby hit an astonishing .424 in 1924, which remains the modern National League record for batting average in a single season. He also led the league with 89 walks, producing a .507 on-base percentage that was the highest in the National League during the 20th century. His slugging percentage of .696 again led the league, as did his 121 runs scored, 227 hits, and 43 doubles.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 93 60 0.608 51–26 42–34
Brooklyn Robins 92 62 0.597 46–31 46–31
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 0.588 3 49–28 41–35
Cincinnati Reds 83 70 0.542 10 43–33 40–37
Chicago Cubs 81 72 0.529 12 46–31 35–41
St. Louis Cardinals 65 89 0.422 28½ 40–37 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 55 96 0.364 37 26–49 29–47
Boston Braves 53 100 0.346 40 28–48 25–52


Record vs. opponents

1924 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 7–15 6–15 12–10 5–17 10–12–1 7–15 6–16
Brooklyn 15–7 12–10 12–10 8–14 17–5 13–9 15–7
Chicago 15–6 10–12 9–13 9–13–1 16–6 7–15 15–7
Cincinnati 10–12 10–12 13–9 9–13 16–5 12–10 13–9
New York 17–5 14–8 13–9–1 13–9 14–7 9–13 13–9
Philadelphia 12–10–1 5–17 6–16 5–16 7–14 8–13 12–10
Pittsburgh 15–7 9–13 15–7 10–12 13–9 13–8 15–7
St. Louis 16–6 7–15 7–15 9–13 9–13 10–12 7–15


Notable transactions

Roster

1924 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
C Mike González 120 402 119 .296 3 53
1B Jim Bottomley 137 528 167 .316 14 111
2B Rogers Hornsby 143 536 227 .424 25 94
SS Jimmy Cooney 110 383 113 .295 1 57
3B Howard Freigau 98 376 101 .269 2 39
OF Jack Smith 124 459 130 .283 2 33
OF Ray Blades 131 456 142 .311 11 68
OF Wattie Holm 81 293 86 .294 0 23

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
Heinie Mueller 92 296 78 .264 2 37
Max Flack 67 209 55 .263 2 21
Specs Toporcer 70 198 62 .313 1 24
Taylor Douthit 53 173 48 .277 0 13
Hi Myers 43 124 26 .210 1 15
Chick Hafey 24 91 23 .253 2 22
Tommy Thevenow 23 89 18 .202 0 7
Charlie Niebergall 40 58 17 .293 0 7
Les Bell 17 57 14 .246 1 5
Verne Clemons 25 56 18 .321 0 6
Ernie Vick 16 23 8 .348 0 0
Ed Clough 7 14 1 .071 0 1
Joe Schultz 12 12 2 .167 0 2
Doc Lavan 4 6 0 .000 0 0
Ray Shepardson 3 6 0 .000 0 0
Joe Bratcher 4 1 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
Jesse Haines 35 222.2 8 19 4.41 69
Allan Sothoron 29 196.2 10 16 3.57 62
Johnny Stuart 28 159 9 11 4.75 54
Leo Dickerman 18 119.2 7 4 2.41 28
Jeff Pfeffer 16 78 4 5 5.31 20
Pea Ridge Day 3 17.2 1 1 4.58 3

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
Bill Sherdel 35 168.2 8 9 3.42 57
Eddie Dyer 29 136.2 8 11 4.61 23
Hi Bell 28 113.1 3 6 4.92 29
Jesse Fowler 13 32.2 1 1 4.41 5
Flint Rhem 6 32.1 2 2 4.45 20
Art Delaney 8 20 1 0 1.80 2
Lou North 6 14.2 0 0 6.75 8
Vince Shields 2 12 1 1 3.00 4

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
Bill Doak 11 2 1 3 3.27 7
Jack Berly 4 0 0 0 5.62 2
Bob Vines 2 0 0 0 9.28 0

Awards and honors

League leaders

Records

Farm system

See also: Minor league baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Syracuse Stars International League Frank Shaughnessy
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Hunter Hill and Marv Goodwin
C Fort Smith Twins Western Association Runt Marr
D Sioux City Cardinals Tri-State League Joe McDermott

Tri-State League folded, July 17, 1924[4]

References

  1. ^ Tommy Thevenow page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p. 43, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.90, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007