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1943 St. Louis Cardinals

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1943 St. Louis Cardinals / Franchise: St. Louis Cardinals / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 105-49, Finished 1st in National League (1943 NL)

Won NL Pennant

Managed by Billy Southworth

Coaches: Mike Gonzalez and Buzzy Wares

Ballpark: Sportsman's Park IV

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1943 St. Louis Cardinals opened the season by failing to score in their 26 first innings before finally pushing a run across the plate. This would stand as a major league season until the 2016 San Diego Padres began their season with three straight losses by shutout and ran the record to 30 innings before finally getting on the board. The Cardinals recovered from that rough start, however, as they finished second in scoring in the National League and also won the pennant with 105 wins.

Awards and Honors[edit]

World Series[edit]

Main article: 1943 World Series
Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 4 October 5 Yankee Stadium 68,676
2 Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 3 October 6 Yankee Stadium 68,578
3 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 6 October 7 Yankee Stadium 69,990
4 Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 1 October 10 Sportsman's Park 36,196
5 Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 0 October 11 Sportsman's Park 33,872

Further Reading[edit]

  • Mel R. Freese: The St. Louis Cardinals in the 1940s, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.

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