1950 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record78–75 (.510)
League place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Fred Saigh
General manager(s)William Walsingham, Jr.
Manager(s)Eddie Dyer
Local televisionKSD
Local radioWIL
(Harry Caray, Gabby Street, Stretch Miller)
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The 1950 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 69th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 59th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 78–75 during the season and finished 5th in the National League.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 91 63 0.591 48–29 43–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 89 65 0.578 2 48–30 41–35
New York Giants 86 68 0.558 5 44–32 42–36
Boston Braves 83 71 0.539 8 46–31 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 78 75 0.510 12½ 48–28 30–47
Cincinnati Reds 66 87 0.431 24½ 38–38 28–49
Chicago Cubs 64 89 0.418 26½ 35–42 29–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 96 0.373 33½ 33–44 24–52

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 9–13 17–5 13–9 9–13–1 15–7–1 11–11
Brooklyn 13–9 10–12 12–10 12–10 11–11–1 19–3 12–10
Chicago 13–9 12–10 4–17 5–17 9–13–1 11–11 10–12
Cincinnati 5–17 10–12 17–4 11–11 4–18 12–10 7–15
New York 9–13 10–12 17–5 11–11 12–10 16–6 11–11
Philadelphia 13–9–1 11–11–1 13–9–1 18–4 10–12 14–8 12–10
Pittsburgh 7–15–1 3–19 11–11 10–12 6–16 8–14 12–9
St. Louis 11–11 10–12 12–10 15–7 11–11 10–12 9–12


Notable transactions


Roster

1950 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
1 Harry Walker CF
2 Red Schoendienst 2B
6 Stan Musial RF
9 Enos Slaughter LF
21 Eddie Kazak 3B
19 Rocky Nelson 1B
17 Joe Garagiola C
33 Eddie Miller SS
14 Gerry Staley P

[4]

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 130 414 101 .244 9 54
1B Rocky Nelson 76 235 58 .247 1 20
2B Red Schoendienst 153 642 177 .276 7 63
SS Marty Marion 106 372 92 .247 4 40
3B Tommy Glaviano 115 410 117 .285 11 44
OF Stan Musial 146 555 192 .346 28 109
OF Enos Slaughter 148 556 161 .290 10 101
OF Bill Howerton 110 313 88 .281 10 58

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
Eddie Kazak 93 207 53 .256 5 23
Chuck Diering 89 204 51 .250 3 18
Eddie Miller 64 172 39 .227 3 22
Harry Walker 60 150 31 .207 0 7
Hal Rice 44 128 27 .211 2 11
Johnny Lindell 36 113 21 .186 5 16
Joe Garagiola 34 88 28 .318 2 20
Peanuts Lowrey 17 56 15 .268 1 4
Johnny Bucha 22 36 5 .139 0 1
Steve Bilko 10 33 6 .182 0 2
Nippy Jones 13 26 6 .231 0 6
Johnny Blatnik 7 20 3 .150 0 1
Solly Hemus 11 15 2 .133 0 0
Don Bollweg 4 11 2 .182 0 1
Ed Mickelson 5 10 1 .100 0 1
Danny Gardella 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Ed Mierkowicz 1 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
Howie Pollet 37 232.1 14 13 3.29 117
Max Lanier 27 181.1 11 9 3.13 89
Gerry Staley 42 169.2 13 13 4.99 62
Harry Brecheen 27 163.1 8 11 3.80 80

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
Al Brazle 46 164.2 11 9 4.10 47
Red Munger 32 154.2 7 8 3.90 61
Cloyd Boyer 36 120.1 7 7 3.52 82
Erv Dusak 14 36.1 0 2 3.72 16
Tom Poholsky 5 14.2 0 0 3.65 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
Fred Martin 30 4 2 0 5.12 19
Ted Wilks 18 2 0 0 6.66 15
Al Papai 13 1 0 0 5.21 7
Jim Hearn 6 0 1 0 10.00 4
Cot Deal 3 0 0 0 18.00 1
Ken Johnson 2 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

References

  1. ^ Bill Sarni page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Harry Walker page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Peanuts Lowrey page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ 1950 Opening Day Lineup at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007