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1928 St. Louis Cardinals

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1927 / 1929

95-59, Finished 1st in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bill McKechnie (95-59)
Scored 807 runs, Allowed 636 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 94-60

Ballparks: Sportsman's Park III · Attendance: 761,574 (3rd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 101

Postseason:  Lost World Series (4-0) to New York Yankees


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1927 / 1929 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Jimmie Wilson 27 120 473 411 45 106 26 2 2 50 9 45 24 .258 .333 .345 .678 75 142 1 14
2 1B Jim Bottomley* 28 149 667 576 123 187 42 20 31 136 10 71 54 .325 .402 .628 1.030 162 362 3 17
3 2B Frankie Frisch# 30 141 631 547 107 164 29 9 10 86 29 64 17 .300 .374 .441 .815 110 241 1 19
4 SS Rabbit Maranville 36 112 413 366 40 88 14 10 1 34 3 36 27 .240 .310 .342 .652 68 125 1 9
5 3B Wattie Holm 26 102 429 386 61 107 24 6 3 47 1 32 17 .277 .334 .394 .728 87 152 1 10
6 OF George Harper* 36 99 337 272 41 83 8 2 17 58 2 51 15 .305 .418 .537 .955 145 146 2 12
7 OF Chick Hafey 25 138 584 520 101 175 46 6 27 111 8 40 53 .337 .386 .604 .990 152 314 2 22
8 OF Taylor Douthit 27 154 752 648 111 191 35 3 3 43 11 84 36 .295 .384 .372 .756 96 241 10 10
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 IF Andy High* 30 111 422 368 58 105 14 3 6 37 2 37 10 .285 .355 .389 .744 92 143 3 14
10 OF Wally Roettger 25 68 281 261 27 89 17 4 6 44 2 10 22 .341 .372 .506 .878 125 132 3 9
11 SS Tommy Thevenow 24 69 197 171 11 35 8 3 0 13 0 20 12 .205 .288 .287 .575 49 49 0 5
12 OF Ray Blades 31 51 111 85 9 20 7 1 1 19 0 20 26 .235 .393 .376 .769 99 32 2 4
13 OF Ernie Orsatti* 25 27 84 69 10 21 6 0 3 15 0 10 11 .304 .400 .522 .922 136 36 1 4
14 C Bob O'Farrell 31 16 65 52 6 11 1 0 0 4 2 13 9 .212 .369 .231 .600 58 12 0 0
15 C Earl Smith* 31 24 64 58 3 13 2 0 0 7 0 5 4 .224 .286 .259 .544 41 15 0 1
16 C Gus Mancuso 22 11 40 38 2 7 0 1 0 3 0 0 5 .184 .184 .237 .421 8 9 0 2
17 OF Pepper Martin 24 39 16 13 11 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 .308 .400 .308 .708 85 4 1 1
18 IF Specs Toporcer* 29 8 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
19 Howie Williamson* 23 10 10 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .222 .300 .222 .522 37 2 0 0
20 C Spud Davis 23 2 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .533 41 1 0 1
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
21 P Bill Sherdel* 31 38 101 84 10 19 5 0 1 8 1 8 10 .226 .293 .321 .615 59 27 0 10
22 P Pete Alexander 41 34 98 86 13 25 2 0 1 11 0 4 8 .291 .322 .349 .671 73 30 0 8
23 P Jesse Haines 34 33 98 87 4 16 2 0 0 10 0 4 13 .184 .220 .207 .427 11 18 0 7
24 P Flint Rhem 27 28 70 67 4 11 0 0 1 6 0 2 23 .164 .188 .209 .397 2 14 0 1
25 P Clarence Mitchell* 37 19 61 56 0 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .125 .125 .143 .268 -31 8 0 5
26 P Syl Johnson 27 34 42 38 5 6 1 0 0 1 0 3 18 .158 .238 .184 .422 10 7 1 0
27 P Fred Frankhouse 24 22 32 27 3 5 2 0 0 2 0 3 4 .185 .267 .259 .526 36 7 0 2
28 P Art Reinhart* 29 27 26 24 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 .167 .231 .167 .397 4 4 0 0
29 P Carlisle Littlejohn 26 12 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
30 P Hal Haid 30 27 9 8 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .375 .444 .375 .819 113 3 0 0
31 P Tony Kaufmann 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 28.9 154 6145 5357 807 1505 292 70 113 749 82 568 438 .281 .353 .425 .778 100 2276 32 187
Rank in 8 NL teams 3 2 3 1 2 2 3 1 5 3 2 2 3 2 1
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.5 154 5597 4869 767 1409 279 70 110 708 81 541 351 .289 .364 .443 .807 107 2158 31 154
Pitcher Totals 32.6 154 548 488 40 96 13 0 3 41 1 27 87 .197 .240 .242 .482 25 118 1 33
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Bill Sherdel* 31 21 10 .677 2.86 38 27 10 20 0 5 248.2 251 96 79 17 56 72 2 0 2 1041 141 3.92 1.235 9.1 0.6 2.0 2.6 1.29
2 SP Pete Alexander 41 16 9 .640 3.36 34 31 2 18 1 2 243.2 262 107 91 15 37 59 2 0 3 1009 120 3.70 1.227 9.7 0.6 1.4 2.2 1.59
3 SP Jesse Haines 34 20 8 .714 3.18 33 28 4 20 1 0 240.1 238 98 85 14 72 77 6 1 3 1007 127 4.00 1.290 8.9 0.5 2.7 2.9 1.07
4 SP Flint Rhem 27 11 8 .579 4.14 28 22 4 9 0 3 169.2 199 91 78 13 71 47 3 1 1 758 98 4.66 1.591 10.6 0.7 3.8 2.5 0.66
5 SP Clarence Mitchell* 37 8 9 .471 3.30 19 18 1 9 1 0 150.0 149 59 55 8 38 31 3 1 0 623 122 4.01 1.247 8.9 0.5 2.3 1.9 0.82
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
6 CL Hal Haid 30 2 2 .500 2.30 27 0 14 0 0 5 47.0 39 24 12 1 11 21 1 0 1 200 177 3.05 1.064 7.5 0.2 2.1 4.0 1.91
7 RP Syl Johnson 27 8 4 .667 3.90 34 6 15 2 0 4 120.0 117 53 52 6 33 66 4 1 1 504 104 3.38 1.250 8.8 0.5 2.5 5.0 2.00
8 RP Fred Frankhouse 24 3 2 .600 3.96 21 10 5 1 0 1 84.0 91 47 37 6 36 29 5 0 3 374 102 4.61 1.512 9.8 0.6 3.9 3.1 0.81
9 RP Art Reinhart* 29 4 6 .400 2.87 23 9 9 3 1 2 75.1 80 39 24 3 27 12 0 0 1 329 141 4.18 1.420 9.6 0.4 3.2 1.4 0.44
10 RP Carlisle Littlejohn 26 2 1 .667 3.66 12 2 5 1 0 0 32.0 36 16 13 2 14 6 0 0 1 144 112 4.66 1.563 10.1 0.6 3.9 1.7 0.43
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
11 Tony Kaufmann 27 0 0 9.64 4 1 2 0 0 0 4.2 8 5 5 1 4 2 1 0 0 26 45 8.05 2.571 15.4 1.9 7.7 3.9 0.50
Team Totals 32.4 95 59 .617 3.38 154 154 71 83 4 22 1415.1 1470 635 531 86 399 422 27 4 16 6015 120 4.00 1.321 9.3 0.5 2.5 2.7 1.06
Rank in 8 NL teams 1 8 2 1 6 1 1 5 2 3 6 1 3
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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Team Fielding--Totals

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Name Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Pete Alexander 41 34 31 18 61 4 57 0 3 1.000 1.79 P
Ray Blades 31 19 18 11 36 34 1 1 1 .972 1.84 OF
Jim Bottomley 28 148 148 146 1526 1454 52 20 113 .987 10.18 1B
Spud Davis 23 2 2 1 8 6 0 2 0 .750 3.00 0 3 0 0% 45% C
Taylor Douthit 27 154 154 154 566 547 10 9 4 .984 3.62 OF
Fred Frankhouse 24 21 10 1 26 2 23 1 4 .962 1.19 P
Frankie Frisch 30 139 139 133 878 383 474 21 80 .976 6.17 2B
Chick Hafey 25 133 132 127 311 287 13 11 3 .965 2.26 OF
Hal Haid 30 27 0 0 13 2 11 0 0 1.000 0.48 P
Jesse Haines 34 33 28 20 46 3 43 0 2 1.000 1.39 P
George Harper 36 84 76 69 171 156 13 2 2 .988 2.01 OF
Andy High 30 92 85 84 269 91 164 14 20 .948 2.77 3B-2B
Wattie Holm 26 90 86 82 285 118 145 22 9 .923 2.92 3B-OF
Syl Johnson 27 34 6 2 24 3 20 1 2 .958 0.68 P
Tony Kaufmann 27 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25 P
Carlisle Littlejohn 26 12 2 1 9 0 8 1 0 .889 0.67 P
Gus Mancuso 22 11 10 10 62 54 7 1 0 .984 5.55 1 5 4 44% 45% C
Rabbit Maranville 36 112 105 90 620 237 364 19 58 .969 5.27 SS-2B
Pepper Martin 24 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 OF
Clarence Mitchell 37 19 18 9 55 6 48 1 3 .982 2.84 P
Bob O'Farrell 31 14 14 14 66 61 4 1 1 .985 4.64 0 10 2 17% 45% C
Ernie Orsatti 25 22 17 16 74 70 3 1 2 .986 3.32 OF-1B
Art Reinhart 29 23 9 3 20 5 15 0 0 1.000 0.87 P
Flint Rhem 27 28 22 9 51 3 48 0 5 1.000 1.82 P
Wally Roettger 25 66 66 64 157 152 2 3 1 .981 2.33 OF
Bill Sherdel 31 38 27 20 44 6 36 2 1 .955 1.11 P
Earl Smith 31 18 13 8 58 52 6 0 2 1.000 3.22 2 4 3 43% 45% C
Tommy Thevenow 24 68 51 44 289 104 166 19 29 .934 3.97 SS-3B-1B
Specs Toporcer 29 2 1 1 15 12 3 0 1 1.000 7.50 2B-1B
Jimmie Wilson 27 120 115 110 484 394 82 8 13 .983 3.97 6 32 43 57% 45% C
Team Totals 29.0 154 1386 1247 6227 4248 1819 160 134 .974 3.86 9 54 52 49% 45%
Rank in 8 NL teams 2 2
Name Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Pete Alexander 41 34 98 -4 0 0 0 10 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .520 .504 0.7 -0.0 7 $17,500 Waivers 1
Ray Blades 31 51 111 0 0 0 -1 -1 -2 -0.2 3 2 0.2 .497 .499 0.3 -0.2 3 Amateur Free Agent O9/7
Jim Bottomley* 28 149 667 50 -1 0 -9 -7 34 3.2 20 54 5.3 .522 .521 6.3 -1.6 63 Free Agency *3
Spud Davis 23 2 7 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .482 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Rule 5 Draft /2
Taylor Douthit 27 154 752 1 -1 0 15 -4 11 1.0 21 32 3.1 .507 .507 1.7 1.1 17 *8O
Fred Frankhouse 24 22 32 -3 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
Frankie Frisch# 30 141 631 9 2 0 6 5 22 2.1 19 41 4.1 .516 .514 3.5 1.0 35 Traded *4
Chick Hafey 25 138 584 37 -0 0 2 -6 33 3.2 18 51 5.0 .524 .520 4.9 -0.5 49 Free Agency *O79
Hal Haid 30 27 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
Jesse Haines 34 33 98 -12 0 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Purchased 1
George Harper* 36 99 337 20 -0 0 -1 -4 15 1.5 10 26 2.5 .515 .509 2.7 -0.5 27 Traded O9
Andy High* 30 111 422 -3 -0 0 -1 3 -1 -0.2 13 12 1.1 .499 .499 1.3 0.2 13 Traded 54
Wattie Holm 26 102 429 -7 0 0 -9 2 -14 -1.4 13 -0 -0.1 .487 .492 0.9 -0.7 9 5/O9
Syl Johnson 27 34 42 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
Tony Kaufmann 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Purchased /1
Carlisle Littlejohn 26 12 11 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .483 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
Gus Mancuso 22 11 40 -5 0 0 0 0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .452 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 Traded 2
Rabbit Maranville 36 112 413 -17 -0 0 10 7 -1 -0.1 13 12 1.2 .500 .500 0.2 1.7 2 Free Agency *6/4
Pepper Martin 24 39 16 -0 0 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 /O97
Clarence Mitchell* 37 19 61 -11 0 0 0 6 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .474 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 Free Agency 1
Bob O'Farrell 31 16 65 -3 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .486 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 Traded 2
Ernie Orsatti* 25 27 84 4 0 0 0 -1 3 0.3 3 5 0.5 .511 .502 0.6 -0.1 5 O9/37
Art Reinhart* 29 27 26 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
Flint Rhem 27 28 70 -10 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 Purchased 1
Wally Roettger 25 68 281 9 -0 0 2 -3 7 0.7 9 16 1.6 .511 .505 1.4 -0.1 14 Traded O79
Bill Sherdel* 31 38 101 -6 -0 0 0 11 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .513 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 Free Agency 1
Earl Smith* 31 24 64 -5 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .482 .497 -0.2 0.1 -2 Purchased 2
Tommy Thevenow 24 69 197 -13 0 0 2 3 -7 -0.8 6 -1 -0.2 .489 .495 -0.3 0.5 -3 Purchased 6/53
Specs Toporcer* 29 8 14 -4 0 0 1 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .460 .498 -0.4 0.1 -4 /34
Howie Williamson* 23 10 10 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
Jimmie Wilson 27 120 473 -14 -0 0 1 4 -10 -1.0 15 5 0.4 .492 .494 0.4 0.5 4 Traded *2
Team Total 28.9 1730 6145 0 1 0 17 58 77 6.5 169 245 23.6 .504 .505 22.9 1.2 228 $17,500
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Pete Alexander 41 243.2 34 31 107 3.95 4.55 0.11 0.00 102.1 4.53 15 1.5 1.0 -0.1 3.4 37 .545 .510 $17,500 Waivers
Fred Frankhouse 24 84.0 21 10 47 5.04 4.59 0.11 0.00 101.0 4.53 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 0.2 3 .476 .497
Hal Haid 30 47.0 27 0 24 4.60 4.65 0.11 0.00 102.2 4.64 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.4 4 .500 .500
Jesse Haines 34 240.1 33 28 98 3.67 4.60 0.11 0.00 103.7 4.66 26 2.7 1.0 -0.1 4.6 47 .583 .517 Purchased
Syl Johnson 27 120.0 34 6 53 3.98 4.68 0.10 0.00 102.7 4.71 9 1.0 1.0 -0.1 1.9 20 .529 .506
Tony Kaufmann 27 4.2 4 1 5 9.64 4.80 0.12 0.00 104.0 4.87 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .440 .499 Purchased
Carlisle Littlejohn 26 32.0 12 2 16 4.50 4.69 0.11 0.00 102.7 4.70 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.3 4 .505 .500
Clarence Mitchell* 37 150.0 19 18 59 3.54 4.85 0.11 0.00 101.6 4.81 21 2.3 1.0 -0.1 3.4 34 .619 .514 Free Agency
Art Reinhart* 29 76.1 23 9 39 4.60 4.61 0.11 0.00 104.8 4.71 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.7 8 .503 .500
Flint Rhem 27 169.2 28 22 91 4.83 4.56 0.11 0.00 102.2 4.55 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.8 10 .479 .496 Purchased
Bill Sherdel* 31 248.2 38 27 96 3.47 4.68 0.11 0.00 102.4 4.69 33 3.5 1.0 -0.1 5.5 55 .592 .522 Free Agency
Team Total 32.4 1416.1 273 154 635 4.04 4.64 0.11 0.00 102.5 4.64 91 9.8 1.0 -0.8 21.0 219 .536 .507 $17,500
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1927 / 1929 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics