1925 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record77–76 (.503)
League place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Sam Breadon
Manager(s)Branch Rickey and Rogers Hornsby
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The 1925 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 44th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 34th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 77–76 during the season and finished 4th in the National League.

Regular season

Early in the 1925 season, second baseman Rogers Hornsby was named player-manager of the Cardinals, replacing Branch Rickey, whose professorial style of managing had gone over the heads of most of his players.[citation needed] Immediately after taking over, Hornsby told his fellow players, "Let's cut this baloney and just play ball." They went 64–51 the rest of the way.

The 1925 season also brought Hornsby's second triple crown. He posted a .403 batting average with 39 home runs and 143 RBI. He was named the National League's Most Valuable Player, having barely missed the award in 1924. His .756 slugging percentage that year is the highest in the National League during the 20th century.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 58 0.621 52–25 43–33
New York Giants 86 66 0.566 47–29 39–37
Cincinnati Reds 80 73 0.523 15 44–32 36–41
St. Louis Cardinals 77 76 0.503 18 48–28 29–48
Boston Braves 70 83 0.458 25 37–39 33–44
Brooklyn Robins 68 85 0.444 27 38–39 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 68 85 0.444 27 40–37 28–48
Chicago Cubs 68 86 0.442 27½ 37–40 31–46


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 13–8 12–10 9–13 11–11 6–16 7–15 12–10
Brooklyn 8–13 11–11 12–10 10–12 11–11 5–17 11–11
Chicago 10–12 11–11 10–12 7–15 10–12 12–10 8–14
Cincinnati 13–9 10–12 12–10 9–13 16–6 8–13 12–10
New York 11–11 12–10 15–7 13–9 13–8 10–12 12–9
Philadelphia 16–6 11–11 12–10 6–16 8–13 8–14 7–15
Pittsburgh 15–7 17–5 10–12 13–8 12–10 14–8 14–8
St. Louis 10–12 11–11 14–8 10–12 9–12 15–7 8–14


Roster

1925 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
C Bob O'Farrell 94 317 88 .278 3 32
1B Jim Bottomley 153 619 227 .367 21 128
2B Rogers Hornsby 138 504 203 .403 39 143
SS Specs Toporcer 83 268 76 .284 2 26
3B Les Bell 153 586 167 .285 11 88
OF Ray Blades 122 462 158 .342 12 57
OF Chick Hafey 93 358 108 .302 5 57
OF Heinie Mueller 78 243 76 .313 1 26

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
Ralph Shinners 74 251 74 .295 7 36
Jack Smith 80 243 61 .251 4 31
Max Flack 79 241 60 .249 0 28
Jimmy Cooney 54 187 51 .273 0 18
Tommy Thevenow 50 175 47 .269 0 17
Walter Schmidt 37 87 22 .253 0 9
Taylor Douthit 30 73 20 .274 1 8
Mike González 22 71 22 .310 0 4
Wattie Holm 13 58 12 .207 0 2
Bill Warwick 13 41 12 .293 1 6
Ernie Vick 14 32 6 .188 0 3
Howard Freigau 9 26 4 .154 0 0
Hi Myers 2 2 1 .500 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 29 207.0 13 14 4.57 63
Bill Sherdel 32 200.0 15 6 3.11 53
Flint Rhem 30 170.0 8 13 4.92 66
Allan Sothoron 29 155.2 10 10 4.05 67
Art Reinhart 20 144.2 11 5 3.05 26
Duster Mails 21 131.0 7 7 4.60 49

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
Leo Dickerman 29 130.2 4 11 5.58 40
Eddie Dyer 27 81.1 4 3 4.20 25
Pea Ridge Day 17 40.0 2 4 6.30 13
Ed Clough 3 10.0 0 1 8.10 3

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
Johnny Stuart 15 2 2 0 6.13 14
Bill Hallahan 6 1 0 0 3.52 8
Gil Paulsen 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Awards and honors

League leaders

Records

Farm system

See also: Minor league baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Syracuse Stars International League Frank Shaughnessy and Harry Myers
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Marv Goodwin and Pete Compton
C Fort Smith Twins Western Association Carl Mitze

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References

  1. ^ 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
  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. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007