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1947 St. Louis Cardinals season

Template:MLB yearly infobox-pre1969 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.


Regular season

  • May 6: There were rumours of a walkout by the Cardinals in protest of having to play Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers. The rumours resulted in an article published by Stan Woodward of the Herland Tribune. The Cardinals played the game and lost by a score of 7-6, despite holding a 6-3 lead.[4]
  • May 21: Jackie Robinson played his first game at Sportsman's Park. The Dodgers won by a score of 4-3 in ten innings.[5]
  • September 11: Cardinals catcher Joe Garagiola and Jackie Robinson were involved in an incident at home plate. Garagiola stepped on Robinson's foot and the two started arguing. Umpire Bean Reardon held back Garagiola while Robinson clapped.[6] The incident was later part of a children’s book titled In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson.

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 94 60 -- .610
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 5 .578
Boston Braves 86 68 8 .558
New York Giants 81 73 13 .526
Cincinnati Reds 73 81 21 .474
Chicago Cubs 69 85 25 .448
Philadelphia Phillies 62 92 32 .403
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 32 .403

Notable transactions


1947 St. Louis Cardinals
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


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 Rice, DelDel Rice 97 261 57 .218 12 44
1B Musial, StanStan Musial 149 587 183 .312 19 95
2B Schoendienst, RedRed Schoendienst 151 659 167 .253 3 48
3B Kurowski, WhiteyWhitey Kurowski 146 513 159 .310 27 104
SS Marion, MartyMarty Marion 149 540 147 .272 4 74
OF Northey, RonRon Northey 110 311 91 .293 15 63
OF Slaughter, EnosEnos Slaughter 147 551 162 .294 10 86
OF Moore, TerryTerry 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
Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 77 183 47 .257 5 25
Diering, ChuckChuck Diering 105 74 16 .216 2 11
Walker, HarryHarry Walker 10 25 5 .200 0 0


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
Brecheen, HarryHarry 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
Brazle, AlAl Brazle 44 168 14 8 2.84 85

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
Schmidt, FreddyFreddy Schmidt 2 0 0 0 2.25 2

Farm system

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]


External links

  • 1947 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1947 St. Louis Cardinals team page at
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