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1955 St. Louis Cardinals season

Template:MLB yearly infobox-pre1969 The 1955 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 74th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 64th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 68-86 during the season and finished seventh in the National League, 30½ games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Outfielder Bill Virdon won the Rookie of the Year Award this year, batting .281, with 17 home runs and 68 RBIs. This was the second consecutive year a Cardinal won the Rookie of the Year Award, with Wally Moon winning the previous season. The Cardinals would have this occur again in 1985 and '86, with Vince Coleman and Todd Worrell, respectively.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 -- .641
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 13.5 .552
New York Giants 80 74 18.5 .519
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 21.5 .500
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 23.5 .487
Chicago Cubs 72 81 26 .471
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 30.5 .442
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 38.5 .390

Notable transactions

Roster

1955 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
CF Virdon, BillBill Virdon 144 534 150 .281 17 68
RF Moon, WallyWally Moon 152 593 175 .295 19 76

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
Walker, HarryHarry Walker 11 14 5 .357 0 1
Rand, DickDick Rand 3 10 3 .300 1 3

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
Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo 35 159 11 8 4.19 68
Flowers, BenBen Flowers 4 27.1 1 0 3.62 19

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

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
Smith, FrankFrank Smith 28 3 1 1 3.23 17
Gettel, AlAl Gettel 8 1 0 0 9.00 7

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Cardinals American Association Johnny Keane
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Harry Walker, Lou Kahn and Dixie Walker
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Mike Ryba
A Allentown Cardinals Eastern League Harold Olt
A Columbus Cardinals Sally League Ferrell Anderson
B Peoria Chiefs Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Whitey Kurowski
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League George Kissell
C Mexicali Eagles Arizona-Texas League Art Lilly
C Fresno Cardinals California League Roland LeBlanc
C Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League Al Kubski
D Dothan Cardinals Alabama-Florida League Chase Riddle
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Virgil Wallace
D Sanford Cardinals Florida State League Dan Keith and Mario Mauriello
D Hazlehurst-Baxley Cardinals Georgia State League Samuel Goodsoozian
D Albany Cardinals Georgia-Florida League J. C. Dunn
D Paducah Chiefs KITTY League Homer Ray Wilson
D Decatur Commodores Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Al Unser
D Hamilton Cardinals PONY League Ed Lyons
D Ardmore Cardinals Sooner State League Frank Mancuso

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester, Fresno, Paducah, Hamilton; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Johnson City[8]

Notes

References

  • 1955 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1955 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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