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1951 St. Louis Cardinals season

Template:MLB yearly infobox-pre1969 The 1951 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 70th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 60th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 81-73 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League.

Offseason

  • Prior to 1951 season: Larry Jackson was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 98 59 -- .624
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 60 1 .618
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 15.5 .526
Boston Braves 76 78 20.5 .494
Philadelphia Phillies 73 81 23.5 .474
Cincinnati Reds 68 86 28.5 .442
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 90 32.5 .416
Chicago Cubs 62 92 34.5 .403

Notable transactions

Roster

1951 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
3B Johnson, BillyBilly Johnson 124 442 116 .262 14 64

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
Rice, HalHal Rice 69 236 60 .254 4 38
Diering, ChuckChuck Diering 64 85 22 .259 0 8
Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 27 72 14 .194 2 9
Howerton, BillBill Howerton 24 65 17 .262 1 4
Cole, DickDick Cole 15 36 7 .194 0 3
Bollweg, DonDon Bollweg 6 9 1 .111 0 2

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

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
Boyer, CloydCloyd Boyer 19 63.1 2 5 5.26 40

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
Brazle, AlAl Brazle 56 6 5 7 3.09 66
Bokelmann, DickDick Bokelmann 20 3 3 3 3.78 22

Awards and honors

  • Stan Musial, National League leader, triples. It was the fifth time in his career that he would lead the NL in triples.[4]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Red Birds American Association Harry Walker
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Johnny Keane
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Al Hollingsworth
A Columbus Cardinals Sally League Hal Anderson
A Omaha Cardinals Western League George Kissell
B Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League Harold Olt
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Whitey Kurowski
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Skeeter Scalzi
B Tri-City Braves Western International League Charles Peterson
C Fresno Cardinals California League Larry Barton, Sr.
C Pocatello Cardinals Pioneer League Norm Shope and Bob Comiskey
C St. Joseph Cardinals Western Association Gene Corbett
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Ben Catchings
D Goldsboro Cardinals Coastal Plain League George Ferrell
D Albany Cardinals Georgia-Florida League Sheldon "Chief" Bender
D Hamilton Cardinals PONY League Vedie Himsl

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Houston, Winston-Salem[5]

References

External links

  • 1951 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1951 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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