1940 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record84–69 (.549)
League place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Sam Breadon
General manager(s)Branch Rickey
Manager(s)Ray Blades, Mike González, Billy Southworth
Local radioKMOX
(France Laux)
KWK
(Johnny O'Hara, Johnny Neblett)
KXOK
(Alex Buchan, Ray Schmidt, Gabby Street)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1940 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 59th season in St. Louis, Missouri and 49th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 84–69 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 100 53 0.654 55–21 45–32
Brooklyn Dodgers 88 65 0.575 12 41–37 47–28
St. Louis Cardinals 84 69 0.549 16 41–36 43–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 0.506 22½ 40–34 38–42
Chicago Cubs 75 79 0.487 25½ 40–37 35–42
New York Giants 72 80 0.474 27½ 33–43 39–37
Boston Bees 65 87 0.428 34½ 35–40 30–47
Philadelphia Phillies 50 103 0.327 50 24–55 26–48

Record vs. opponents


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


Roster

1940 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 Mickey Owen 117 307 81 .264 0 27
1B Johnny Mize 155 579 182 .314 43 137
2B Joe Orengo 129 415 119 .287 7 56
SS Marty Marion 125 435 121 .278 3 46
3B Stu Martin 112 369 88 .238 4 32
OF Enos Slaughter 140 516 158 .306 17 73
OF Ernie Koy 93 348 108 .310 8 52
OF Terry Moore 136 537 163 .304 17 64

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
Jimmy Brown 107 454 127 .280 0 30
Don Padgett 93 240 58 .242 6 41
Pepper Martin 86 228 72 .316 3 39
Joe Medwick 37 158 48 .304 3 20
Johnny Hopp 80 152 41 .270 1 14
Don Gutteridge 69 108 29 .269 3 14
Eddie Lake 32 66 14 .212 2 7
Harry Walker 7 27 5 .185 0 6
Carden Gillenwater 7 25 4 .160 0 5
Walker Cooper 6 19 6 .316 0 2
Bill DeLancey 15 18 4 .222 0 2
Hal Epps 11 15 3 .200 0 1
Red Jones 12 11 1 .091 0 1
Creepy Crespi 3 11 3 .273 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
Lon Warneke 33 232.0 16 10 3.14 85
Mort Cooper 38 230.2 11 12 3.63 95
Bill McGee 38 218.0 16 10 3.80 78
Murry Dickson 1 1.2 0 0 16.20 0

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
Clyde Shoun 54 197.1 13 11 3.92 82
Bob Bowman 28 114.1 7 5 4.33 43
Max Lanier 35 105.0 9 6 3.34 49
Carl Doyle 21 81.0 3 3 5.89 44
Curt Davis 14 54.0 0 4 5.17 12
Ernie White 8 21.2 1 1 4.15 15
Newt Kimball 2 14.0 1 0 2.57 6
Gene Lillard 2 4.2 0 1 13.50 2

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
Jack Russell 26 3 4 1 2.50 16
Ira Hutchinson 20 4 2 1 3.13 19
Harry Brecheen 3 0 0 0 0.00 4
Bob Weiland 1 0 0 0 27.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Notes

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

References