1952 St. Louis Cardinals
LeagueNational League
BallparkSportsman's Park
CitySt. Louis, Missouri
Record88–66 (.571)
League place3rd
OwnersFred Saigh
General managersWilliam Walsingham Jr.
ManagersEddie Stanky
TelevisionKSD
RadioWIL
(Harry Caray, Gus Mancuso, Stretch Miller)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
← 1951 Seasons 1953 →

The 1952 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 71st season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 61st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 88–66 during the season and finished third in the National League.

Following his acquisition during the offseason, Eddie Stanky was named player-manager and eased himself out of the lineup over the course of the season.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 0.627 45–33 51–24
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 50–27 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 0.571 48–29 40–37
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 0.565 47–29 40–38
Chicago Cubs 77 77 0.500 19½ 42–35 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 0.448 27½ 38–39 31–46
Boston Braves 64 89 0.418 32 31–45 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 0.273 54½ 23–54 19–58

Record vs. opponents


Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

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


Notable transactions

Roster

1952 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 Del Rice 147 495 128 .259 11 65
1B Dick Sisler 119 418 109 .261 13 60
2B Red Schoendienst 152 620 188 .303 7 67
SS Solly Hemus 151 570 153 .268 15 52
3B Billy Johnson 94 282 71 .252 2 34
OF Stan Musial 154 578 194 .336 21 91
OF Peanuts Lowrey 132 374 107 .286 1 48
OF Enos Slaughter 140 510 153 .300 11 101

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
Hal Rice 98 295 85 .288 7 45
Tommy Glaviano 80 162 39 .241 3 19
Larry Miggins 42 96 22 .229 2 10
Eddie Stanky 53 83 19 .229 0 7
Wally Westlake 21 74 16 .216 0 10
Steve Bilko 20 72 19 .264 1 6
Les Fusselman 32 63 10 .159 1 3
Vern Benson 20 47 9 .191 2 5
Virgil Stallcup 29 31 4 .129 0 1
Neal Hertweck 2 6 0 .000 0 0
Bill Sarni 3 5 1 .200 0 0
Gene Mauch 7 3 0 .000 0 0
Eddie Kazak 3 2 0 .000 0 0
Herb Gorman 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
Gerry Staley 35 239.2 17 14 3.27 93
Vinegar Bend Mizell 30 190.0 10 8 3.65 146
Stu Miller 12 88.0 6 3 2.05 64
Harvey Haddix 7 42.0 2 2 2.79 31
Red Munger 1 4.1 0 1 12.46 1

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
Joe Presko 28 146.2 7 10 4.05 63
Cloyd Boyer 23 110.1 6 6 4.24 44
Harry Breechen 25 100.1 7 5 3.32 54
Cliff Chambers 26 98.1 4 4 4.12 47
Willard Schmidt 18 34.2 2 3 5.19 30
Mike Clark 12 25.1 2 0 6.04 10

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
Al Brazle 46 12 5 16 2.72 55
Eddie Yuhas 54 12 2 6 2.72 39
Bill Werle 19 1 2 1 4.85 23
Dick Bokelmann 11 0 1 0 9.24 5
Bob Tiefenauer 6 0 0 0 7.88 3
Jack Crimian 5 0 0 0 9.72 4
Jackie Collum 2 0 0 0 0.00 0
Fred Hahn 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Stan Musial 1 0 0 0 ---- 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Red Birds American Association Johnny Keane
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Harry Walker
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Al Hollingsworth
A Columbus Cardinals Sally League Sheldon "Chief" Bender
A Omaha Cardinals Western League George Kissell
B Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League Harold Olt and Jimmy Brown
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Whitey Kurowski
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Jimmy Brown and Harold Olt
C Fresno Cardinals California League Roland LeBlanc
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Jim Hercinger
D Goldsboro Jets Coastal Plain League Wes Livengood
D Hazlehurst-Baxley Cardinals Georgia State League Arnie Riesgo
D Albany Cardinals Georgia–Florida League Gene Corbett
D Paducah Chiefs KITTY League Bob Stanton and Greg Masson
D Hamilton Cardinals PONY League Harold Contini

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester, Fresno, Albany[6]

References

  1. ^ "Eddie Stanky". Retrieved August 11, 2008.
  2. ^ Eddie Stanky at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Bobby Gene Smith at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Dick Sisler at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Tommy Glaviano at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007