1928 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1928 St. Louis Cardinals
1928 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 95–59 (.617)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
General manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Bill McKechnie
Local radio KMOX, KWK, WIL
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The 1928 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 47th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 37th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 95–59 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the World Series, they were swept by the New York Yankees.

Offseason

Regular season

First baseman Jim Bottomley won the MVP Award this year, batting .325, with 31 home runs and 136 RBIs.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 0.617 42–35 53–24
New York Giants 93 61 0.604 2 51–26 42–35
Chicago Cubs 91 63 0.591 4 52–25 39–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 67 0.559 9 47–30 38–37
Cincinnati Reds 78 74 0.513 16 44–33 34–41
Brooklyn Robins 77 76 0.503 17½ 41–35 36–41
Boston Braves 50 103 0.327 44½ 25–51 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 43 109 0.283 51 26–49 17–60


Record vs. opponents

1928 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 7–15 5–17 10–12 6–16 13–9 5–16 4–18
Brooklyn 15–7 10–12 10–12–1 9–13–1 15–7 9–12 9–13
Chicago 17–5 12–10 13–9 14–8 13–9 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 12–10 12–10–1 9–13 8–14 13–7 12–10 12–10
New York 16–6 13–9–1 8–14 14–8 17–5 11–11 14–8
Philadelphia 9–13 7–15 9–13 7–13 5–17 4–18 2–20
Pittsburgh 16–5 12–9 11–11 10–12 11–11 18–4 7–15
St. Louis 18–4 13–9 11–11 10–12 8–14 20–2 15–7


Roster

1928 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
C Jimmie Wilson 120 411 106 .258 2 50
1B Jim Bottomley 149 576 187 .325 31 136
2B Frankie Frisch 141 547 164 .300 10 86
SS Rabbit Maranville 112 366 88 .240 1 34
3B Wattie Holm 102 386 107 .277 3 47
OF George Harper 99 272 83 .305 17 58
OF Chick Hafey 138 520 175 .337 27 111
OF Taylor Douthit 154 648 191 .295 3 43

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
Andy High 111 368 105 .285 6 37
Wally Roettger 68 261 89 .341 6 44
Tommy Thevenow 69 171 35 .205 0 13
Ray Blades 51 85 20 .235 1 19
Ernie Orsatti 27 69 21 .304 3 15
Bob O'Farrell 16 52 11 .212 0 4
Earl Smith 24 58 13 .224 0 7
Gus Mancuso 40 38 7 .184 0 3
Pepper Martin 39 13 4 .308 0 0
Specs Toporcer 8 14 0 .000 0 0
Howie Williamson 10 9 2 .222 0 0
Spud Davis 2 5 1 .200 0 1

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
Bill Sherdel 38 248.2 21 10 2.86 72
Pete Alexander 34 243.2 16 9 3.36 59
Jesse Haines 33 240.1 20 8 3.18 77
Flint Rhem 28 169.2 11 8 4.14 47

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
Clarence Mitchell 19 150 8 9 3.30 31
Syl Johnson 34 120 8 4 3.90 66
Fred Frankhouse 21 84 3 2 3.96 29
Art Reinhart 23 75.1 4 6 2.87 12
Tony Kaufmann 4 4.2 0 0 9.64 2

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
Hal Haid 27 2 2 5 2.30 21
Carlisle Littlejohn 12 2 1 0 3.66 6

1928 World Series

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NYY-STL)

Attendance
1 October 4 St. Louis Cardinals 1 New York Yankees 4 1–0 61,425
2 October 5 St. Louis Cardinals 3 New York Yankees 9 2–0 60,714
3 October 7 New York Yankees 7 St. Louis Cardinals 3 3–0 39,602
4 October 9 New York Yankees 7 St. Louis Cardinals 3 4–0 37,331
New York Yankees win 4–0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Billy Southworth
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Frank Snyder
B Danville Veterans Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Joe Schultz, Sr.
C Topeka Jayhawks Western Association Eddie Dyer
D Laurel Cardinals Cotton States League John Ganzel and Bobby Schang

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester, Houston[2]

References

  1. ^ Frank Gibson page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links

  • 1928 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1928 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com


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