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1944 St. Louis Cardinals

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1943 / 1945

105-49, Finished 1st in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Southworth (105-49)
Scored 772 runs, Allowed 490 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 107-47

Ballparks: Sportsman's Park III · Attendance: 461,968 (5th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 97

Postseason:  Won World Series (4-2) over St. Louis Browns


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1943 / 1945 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos 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 Walker Cooper 29 112 426 397 56 126 25 5 13 72 4 20 19 .317 .352 .504 .855 136 200 15 1 8
2 1B Ray Sanders* 27 154 682 601 87 177 34 9 12 102 2 71 50 .295 .371 .441 .812 125 265 12 2 9
3 2B Emil Verban 28 146 538 498 51 128 14 2 0 43 0 19 14 .257 .287 .293 .580 62 146 5 2 19
4 SS Marty Marion 26 144 565 506 50 135 26 2 6 63 1 43 50 .267 .324 .362 .686 90 183 9 0 16
5 3B Whitey Kurowski 26 149 625 555 95 150 25 7 20 87 2 58 40 .270 .341 .449 .790 118 249 12 2 10
6 OF Stan Musial* 23 146 668 568 112 197 51 14 12 94 7 90 28 .347 .440 .549 .990 174 312 7 5 4
7 OF Johnny Hopp* 27 139 592 527 106 177 35 9 11 72 15 58 47 .336 .404 .499 .903 150 263 6 2 4
8 OF Danny Litwhiler 27 140 552 492 53 130 25 5 15 82 2 37 56 .264 .328 .427 .755 109 210 11 10 12
Rk Pos 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 C Ken O'Dea* 31 85 310 265 35 66 11 2 6 37 1 37 29 .249 .343 .374 .717 99 99 2 1 7
10 OF Augie Bergamo* 27 80 231 192 35 55 6 3 2 19 0 35 23 .286 .399 .380 .779 117 73 2 1 3
11 MI George Fallon 29 69 163 141 16 28 6 0 1 9 1 16 11 .199 .285 .262 .547 53 37 5 1 5
12 UT Debs Garms* 37 73 163 149 17 30 3 0 0 5 0 13 8 .201 .265 .221 .487 36 33 2 0 2
13 OF Pepper Martin 40 40 102 86 15 24 4 0 2 4 2 15 11 .279 .386 .395 .781 118 34 3 0 1
14 IF John Antonelli 28 8 21 21 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 .190 .190 .238 .429 19 5 0 0 0
15 C Bob Keely 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 P Mort Cooper 31 34 107 94 9 19 3 0 0 13 0 7 12 .202 .257 .234 .491 37 22 2 0 4
17 P Max Lanier 28 33 87 77 11 14 1 0 0 2 0 4 2 .182 .222 .195 .417 17 15 1 0 6
18 P Harry Brecheen* 29 31 81 68 8 11 0 1 0 4 0 9 12 .162 .260 .191 .451 27 13 1 0 4
19 P Ted Wilks 28 36 75 64 6 9 2 0 0 6 0 5 15 .141 .203 .172 .375 5 11 0 0 6
20 P Al Jurisich 22 30 49 45 2 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 13 .178 .196 .200 .396 10 9 0 0 1
21 P Red Munger 25 21 44 44 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .114 .114 .136 .250 -31 6 0 0 0
22 P Freddy Schmidt 28 37 36 34 3 7 0 0 0 3 0 1 16 .206 .229 .206 .434 21 7 0 0 1
23 P Harry Gumbert 34 10 22 21 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 .190 .227 .190 .418 17 4 0 0 0
24 P Blix Donnelly 30 27 20 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .063 .211 .063 .273 -22 1 1 0 2
25 P Bud Byerly 23 9 12 12 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 -7 2 0 0 0
26 P Bill Trotter 35 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
27 P Mike Naymick 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 27.4 157 6172 5474 772 1507 274 59 100 722 37 543 471 .275 .344 .402 .745 107 2199 96 27 124
Rank in 8 NL teams 1 1 1 1 2 1 6 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 2
Non-Pitcher Totals 27.4 157 5638 4998 728 1427 266 58 100 690 37 512 390 .286 .355 .422 .777 115 2109 91 27 100
Pitcher Totals 28.2 157 534 476 44 80 8 1 0 32 0 31 81 .168 .219 .189 .408 14 90 5 0 24
Rk Pos 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 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 Mort Cooper 31 22 7 .759 2.46 34 33 1 22 7 1 252.1 227 74 69 6 60 97 5 1 0 1023 145 2.85 1.137 8.1 0.2 2.1 3.5 1.62
2 SP Max Lanier* 28 17 12 .586 2.65 33 30 3 16 5 0 224.1 192 82 66 5 71 141 3 0 0 908 135 2.56 1.172 7.7 0.2 2.8 5.7 1.99
3 SP Ted Wilks 28 17 4 .810 2.64 36 21 10 16 4 0 207.2 173 61 61 12 49 70 1 0 1 820 135 3.34 1.069 7.5 0.5 2.1 3.0 1.43
4 SP Harry Brecheen* 29 16 5 .762 2.85 30 22 4 13 3 0 189.1 174 67 60 8 46 88 3 2 3 774 126 2.94 1.162 8.3 0.4 2.2 4.2 1.91
5 SP Red Munger 25 11 3 .786 1.34 21 12 8 7 2 2 121.0 92 23 18 2 41 55 2 0 0 479 268 2.91 1.099 6.8 0.1 3.0 4.1 1.34
Rk Pos 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 Freddy Schmidt 28 7 3 .700 3.15 37 9 17 3 2 5 114.1 94 48 40 5 58 58 1 0 0 488 114 3.64 1.329 7.4 0.4 4.6 4.6 1.00
7 RP Al Jurisich 22 7 9 .438 3.39 30 14 7 5 2 1 130.0 102 53 49 7 65 53 5 0 2 540 106 4.04 1.285 7.1 0.5 4.5 3.7 0.82
8 RP Blix Donnelly 30 2 1 .667 2.12 27 4 12 2 1 2 76.1 61 26 18 2 34 45 2 0 3 322 169 3.12 1.245 7.2 0.2 4.0 5.3 1.32
9 RP Bud Byerly 23 2 2 .500 3.40 9 4 3 2 0 0 42.1 37 18 16 2 20 13 0 1 4 184 106 3.96 1.346 7.9 0.4 4.3 2.8 0.65
Rk Pos 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
10 Harry Gumbert 34 4 2 .667 2.49 10 7 1 3 0 1 61.1 60 23 17 1 19 16 0 0 0 255 144 3.16 1.288 8.8 0.1 2.8 2.3 0.84
11 Bill Trotter 35 0 1 .000 13.50 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 14 14 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 37 28 15.37 3.000 21.0 7.5 6.0 0.0 0.00
12 Mike Naymick 26 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 96 3.04 1.500 9.0 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00
Team Totals 28.1 105 49 .682 2.67 157 157 68 89 26 12 1427.0 1228 490 424 55 468 637 22 4 13 5838 134 3.18 1.189 7.7 0.3 3.0 4.0 1.36
Rank in 8 NL teams 1 8 1 2 1 5 1 1 1 1 2 5 1
Rk Pos 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

Team Fielding--Totals

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Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
John Antonelli 28 8 6 4 38 28 10 0 2 1.000 4.75 3B-1B-2B
Augie Bergamo 27 53 40 32 88 87 0 1 0 .989 1.67 OF-1B
Harry Brecheen 29 30 22 13 39 3 36 0 2 1.000 1.30 0 0 0 P
Bud Byerly 23 9 4 2 13 2 11 0 0 1.000 1.44 0 0 0 P
Mort Cooper 31 34 33 22 32 4 28 0 1 1.000 0.94 2 2 50% 1 P
Walker Cooper 29 97 91 87 492 442 40 10 7 .980 4.97 4 5 21 16 43% 42% 1 C
Blix Donnelly 30 27 4 2 21 3 17 1 0 .952 0.74 1 0 0% 0 P
George Fallon 29 67 36 26 226 100 120 6 28 .973 3.24 2B-SS-3B
Debs Garms 37 41 24 18 65 48 16 1 1 .985 1.45 OF-3B
Harry Gumbert 34 10 7 3 21 6 14 1 5 .952 2.00 2 0 0% 0 P
Johnny Hopp 27 135 123 111 357 352 4 1 1 .997 2.60 OF-1B
Al Jurisich 22 30 14 5 24 5 18 1 2 .958 0.77 2 1 33% 1 P
Bob Keely 34 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 C
Whitey Kurowski 26 146 143 128 499 192 290 17 21 .966 3.09 3B-2B-SS
Max Lanier 28 33 30 16 50 8 39 3 3 .940 1.42 0 2 100% 0 P
Danny Litwhiler 27 136 129 122 308 294 6 8 1 .974 2.21 OF
Marty Marion 26 144 141 132 750 268 461 21 90 .972 5.06 SS
Pepper Martin 40 29 22 12 50 48 1 1 0 .980 1.69 OF
Red Munger 25 21 12 7 43 8 33 2 5 .953 1.95 3 0 0% 0 P
Stan Musial 23 146 146 123 374 353 16 5 2 .987 2.53 OF
Mike Naymick 26 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 0 0 0 P
Ken O'Dea 31 69 66 60 362 326 34 2 4 .994 5.22 5 3 16 14 47% 42% 1 C
Ray Sanders 27 152 150 146 1442 1370 64 8 142 .994 9.43 1B
Freddy Schmidt 28 37 9 3 20 3 17 0 2 1.000 0.54 1 0 0% 0 P
Bill Trotter 35 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Emil Verban 28 146 139 112 722 319 380 23 105 .968 4.79 2B
Ted Wilks 28 36 21 16 26 6 20 0 3 1.000 0.72 2 3 60% 0 P
Team Totals 27.6 157 1413 1202 6066 4276 1678 112 427 .982 3.60 9 8 37 30 43% 32% 4
Rank in 8 NL teams 1 1 1
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
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
John Antonelli 28 8 21 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .468 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /354
Augie Bergamo* 27 80 231 6 0 0 0 -2 3 0.3 7 11 1.1 .504 .502 1.1 -0.3 11 O79/38
Harry Brecheen* 29 31 81 -7 0 0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 Purchased 1
Bud Byerly 23 9 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 Amateur Free Agent /1
Mort Cooper 31 34 107 -8 0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $15,000 1
Walker Cooper 29 112 426 17 -0 0 0 3 20 2.1 14 34 3.5 .519 .513 3.5 0.3 34 Amateur Free Agent 2
Blix Donnelly 30 27 20 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Minor Lg Working Ag 1
George Fallon 29 69 163 -8 -0 0 3 3 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .497 .499 -0.0 0.7 0 46/5
Debs Garms* 37 73 163 -12 0 0 -1 -1 -14 -1.5 5 -8 -1.0 .479 .491 -0.9 -0.2 -7 Purchased O59/78
Harry Gumbert 34 10 22 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Traded 1
Johnny Hopp* 27 139 592 34 -0 0 2 -1 35 3.6 19 53 5.5 .526 .523 5.3 0.1 51 Amateur Free Agent *O8/37
Al Jurisich 22 30 49 -6 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
Bob Keely 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
Whitey Kurowski 26 149 625 13 0 0 3 1 17 1.8 20 37 3.7 .512 .511 3.5 0.4 34 *5/46
Max Lanier 28 33 87 -9 0 0 0 8 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $10,000 Amateur Free Agent 1
Danny Litwhiler 27 140 552 5 -0 0 6 -6 4 0.4 18 22 2.2 .503 .503 1.6 -0.1 16 Traded *7O
Marty Marion 26 144 565 -7 0 0 24 9 27 2.9 18 45 4.7 .521 .518 2.1 3.6 21 Amateur Free Agent *6
Pepper Martin 40 40 102 2 -0 0 -1 -1 0 0.0 3 4 0.4 .501 .500 0.5 -0.2 5 O98
Red Munger 25 21 44 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 Amateur Free Agent 1
Stan Musial* 23 146 668 57 -1 0 14 -6 65 6.8 20 85 8.8 .547 .542 7.3 0.9 71 $10,000 Amateur Free Agent *O98
Mike Naymick 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Ken O'Dea* 31 85 310 0 0 0 1 2 4 0.4 10 14 1.4 .505 .502 1.3 0.3 12 Traded 2
Ray Sanders* 27 154 682 20 0 0 1 -7 14 1.5 21 35 3.6 .510 .509 3.5 -0.7 34 *3
Freddy Schmidt 28 37 36 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
Bill Trotter 35 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Emil Verban 28 146 538 -24 0 0 16 6 -2 -0.2 17 15 1.5 .499 .499 -0.2 2.4 -1 Unknown *4
Ted Wilks 28 36 75 -9 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 Amateur Free Agent 1
Team Total 27.4 1757 6172 46 -0 0 68 49 163 16.8 178 341 34.6 .510 .509 27.5 7.3 273 $35,000
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
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Harry Brecheen* 29 189.1 30 22 67 3.18 4.26 0.44 0.00 98.6 3.77 13 1.4 1.0 -0.1 2.9 28 .547 .509 Purchased
Bud Byerly 23 42.1 9 4 18 3.83 4.34 0.46 0.00 98.9 3.84 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.4 4 .502 .500 Amateur Free Agent
Mort Cooper 31 252.1 34 33 74 2.64 4.14 0.45 0.00 98.9 3.65 29 3.3 1.0 -0.2 5.3 49 .598 .521 $15,000
Blix Donnelly 30 76.0 27 4 26 3.08 4.27 0.41 0.00 101.1 3.90 7 0.8 1.0 -0.1 1.4 13 .529 .505 Minor Lg Working Ag
Harry Gumbert 34 61.1 10 7 23 3.38 3.99 0.47 0.00 99.8 3.52 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.6 6 .512 .501 Traded
Al Jurisich 22 130.0 30 14 53 3.67 4.13 0.42 0.00 98.6 3.66 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 1.1 11 .501 .500
Max Lanier* 28 224.1 33 30 82 3.29 4.29 0.40 0.00 99.2 3.86 15 1.6 1.0 -0.2 3.4 33 .550 .510 $10,000 Amateur Free Agent
Red Munger 25 121.0 21 12 23 1.71 4.10 0.41 0.00 98.6 3.64 26 3.1 1.0 -0.1 4.1 36 .647 .519 Amateur Free Agent
Mike Naymick 26 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 4.50 0.40 0.00 98.0 4.03 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .489 .500
Freddy Schmidt 28 114.1 37 9 48 3.78 4.21 0.42 0.00 99.8 3.78 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.9 9 .501 .500
Bill Trotter 35 6.0 2 1 14 21.00 4.25 0.61 0.00 99.8 3.63 -12 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -11 .138 .496
Ted Wilks 28 207.0 36 21 61 2.65 4.18 0.44 0.00 99.6 3.73 25 2.9 1.0 -0.1 4.5 42 .580 .518 Amateur Free Agent
Team Total 28.1 1426.0 270 157 490 3.09 4.19 0.43 0.00 99.2 3.73 104 12.5 1.0 -1.0 23.9 219 .546 .509 $25,000
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1943 / 1945 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics