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1946 St. Louis Cardinals season

Template:MLB yearly infobox-pre1969 The 1946 St. Louis Cardinals season was a season in American baseball. It was the team's 65th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 55th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 96-58 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the World Series, they won in 7 games over the Boston Red Sox. They won on Enos Slaughter's mad dash that gave them a 4-3 lead in the 8th inning of game 7.


  • Prior to 1946 season: Solly Hemus was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals.[1]

Regular season

First baseman Stan Musial won the MVP Award this year, batting .365, with 16 home runs and 103 RBIs.

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 98 58 -- .628
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 60 2 .615
Chicago Cubs 82 71 14.5 .536
Boston Braves 81 72 15.5 .529
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 28 .448
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 30 .435
Pittsburgh Pirates 63 91 34 .409
New York Giants 61 93 36 .396

Notable transactions


1946 St. Louis Cardinals
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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 Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 74 211 50 .237 3 22
1B Musial, StanStan Musial 156 624 228 .365 16 103
2B Schoendienst, RedRed Schoendienst 142 606 170 .281 0 34
3B Kurowski, WhiteyWhitey Kurowski 142 519 156 .301 14 89
SS Marion, MartyMarty Marion 146 498 116 .233 3 46
OF Walker, HarryHarry Walker 112 346 82 .237 3 27
OF Dusak, ErvErv Dusak 100 275 66 .240 9 42
OF Slaughter, EnosEnos Slaughter 156 609 183 .300 18 130

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
Cross, JeffJeff Cross 49 69 15 .217 0 6


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

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
Barrett, RedRed Barrett 23 67 3 2 4.03 22

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

1946 World Series

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NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL Boston Red Sox (3)

Game Score Date Attendance
1 Boston 3, St. Louis 2 (10 innings) October 6 36,218
2 St. Louis 3, Boston 0 October 7 35,815
3 Boston 4, St. Louis 0 October 9 34,500
4 St. Louis 12, Boston 3 October 10 35,645
5 Boston 6, St. Louis 3 October 11 35,982
6 St. Louis 4, Boston 1 October 13 35,768
7 St. Louis 4, Boston 3 October 15 36,143

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Red Birds American Association Charlie Root
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Burleigh Grimes and Benny Borgmann
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Johnny Keane
A Columbus Cardinals Sally League Kemp Wicker
B Decatur Commodores Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Harrison Wickel
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Ollie Vanek
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Wes Ferrell
C Fresno Cardinals California League Everett Johnston and Paul Bowa
C Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League Zip Payne
C Duluth Dukes Northern League Mercer Harris and Gene Sack
C Pocatello Cardinals Pioneer League Bill Brenzel
C St. Joseph Cardinals Western Association Bob Stanton
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Specs Garbee
D Salisbury Cardinals Eastern Shore League Harold Contini
D Albany Cardinals Georgia-Florida League Herb Moore
D Carthage Cardinals Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Buzz Arlitt
D Marion Cardinals Ohio State League Wally Schang and Bob Kline
D Hamilton Cardinals PONY League John Newman


External links

  • 1946 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1946 St. Louis Cardinals team page at
Preceded by
Chicago Cubs
National League Championship Season
Succeeded by
Brooklyn Dodgers

Template:World Series champions

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