1947 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record89–65 (.578)
League place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Sam Breadon
General manager(s)William Walsingham, Jr.
Manager(s)Eddie Dyer
Local televisionKSD
(Harry Caray, Gabby Street)
Local radioWTMV/WEW
(Harry Caray, Gabby Street)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1947 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 66th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 56th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 89–65 during the season and finished second in the National League.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 94 60 0.610 52–25 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 0.578 5 46–31 43–34
Boston Braves 86 68 0.558 8 50–27 36–41
New York Giants 81 73 0.526 13 45–31 36–42
Cincinnati Reds 73 81 0.474 21 42–35 31–46
Chicago Cubs 69 85 0.448 25 36–43 33–42
Philadelphia Phillies 62 92 0.403 32 38–38 24–54
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 0.403 32 32–45 30–47

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1947 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 Del Rice 97 261 57 .218 12 44
1B Stan Musial 149 587 183 .312 19 95
2B Red Schoendienst 151 659 167 .253 3 48
3B Whitey Kurowski 146 513 159 .310 27 104
SS Marty Marion 149 540 147 .272 4 74
OF Ron Northey 110 311 91 .293 15 63
OF Enos Slaughter 147 551 162 .294 10 86
OF Terry Moore 127 460 130 .283 7 45

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
Ron Northey 110 311 91 .293 15 63
Joe Garagiola 77 183 47 .257 5 25
Joe Medwick 75 150 46 .307 4 28
Del Wilber 51 99 23 .232 0 12
Chuck Diering 105 74 16 .216 2 11
Dick Sisler 46 74 15 .203 0 9
Nippy Jones 23 73 18 .247 1 5
Jeff Cross 51 49 5 .102 0 3
Harry Walker 10 25 5 .200 0 0
Bernie Creger 15 16 3 .188 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
Red Munger 40 224.1 16 5 3.37 123
Harry Brecheen 29 223.1 16 11 3.30 89

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
Murry Dickson 47 231.2 13 16 3.07 111
Howie Pollet 37 176.1 9 11 4.34 73
Al Brazle 44 168.0 14 8 2.84 85
Jim Hearn 37 162.0 12 7 3.22 57
Ken Burkhart 34 95.0 3 6 5.21 44
Ken Johnson 2 10.0 1 0 0.00 8

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
Ted Wilks 37 4 0 5 5.01 28
Gerry Staley 18 1 0 0 2.76 14
Johnny Grodzicki 16 0 1 0 5.40 8
Freddy Schmidt 2 0 0 0 2.25 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Red Birds American Association Hal Anderson
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Cedric Durst
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Johnny Keane
A Columbus Cardinals Sally League Kemp Wicker
A Omaha Cardinals Western League Ollie Vanek
B Decatur Commodores Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Gene Corbett
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Specs Garbee and Benny Borgmann
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Jack McLain and Vernon Mackie
C Fresno Cardinals California League Frank Demaree, Bill Harris,
Charlie Baron and Bill Brenzel
C Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League Zip Payne
C Duluth Dukes Northern League Paul Bowa
C Pocatello Cardinals Pioneer League Jim Tyack
C St. Joseph Cardinals Western Association Bob Stanton
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Bob Kline
D Salisbury Cardinals Eastern Shore League Harold Contini
D Albany Cardinals Georgia–Florida League Mickey Katkaveck
D West Frankfort Cardinals Illinois State League Everett Johnston
D Carthage Cardinals Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Woody Fair
D Hamilton Cardinals PONY League John Newman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Houston, St. Joseph[8]

References

  1. ^ Tom Poholsky page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Hal Epps page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rip Repulski page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 96, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  5. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 146
  6. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 228
  7. ^ Harry Walker page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007