1931 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1931 St. Louis Cardinals
1931 World Series Champions
1931 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 101–53 (.656)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
General manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Gabby Street
Local radio KMOX
(France Laux)
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The 1931 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 50th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 40th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 101–53 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the World Series, they beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 7 games.

Regular season[edit]

Second baseman Frankie Frisch won the MVP Award this year, batting .311, with 4 home runs and 82 RBIs.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 101 53 0.656 54–24 47–29
New York Giants 87 65 0.572 13 50–27 37–38
Chicago Cubs 84 70 0.545 17 50–27 34–43
Brooklyn Robins 79 73 0.520 21 46–29 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 0.487 26 44–33 31–46
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 0.429 35 40–36 26–52
Boston Braves 64 90 0.416 37 36–41 28–49
Cincinnati Reds 58 96 0.377 43 38–39 20–57


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1931 National League Records

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


Roster[edit]

1931 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 115 383 105 .274 0 51
1B Jim Bottomley 108 382 133 .348 9 75
2B Frankie Frisch 131 518 161 .311 4 82
SS Charlie Gelbert 131 447 129 .289 1 62
3B Sparky Adams 143 608 178 .293 1 40
OF George Watkins 131 503 145 .288 13 51
OF Chick Hafey 122 450 157 .349 16 95
OF Pepper Martin 123 413 124 .300 7 75

Other batters[edit]

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
Ripper Collins 89 279 84 .301 4 59
Gus Mancuso 67 187 49 .262 1 23
Ernie Orsatti 70 158 46 .291 0 19
Wally Roettger 45 151 43 .285 0 17
Andy High 63 131 35 .267 0 19
Taylor Douthit 36 133 44 .331 1 21
Jake Flowers 45 137 34 .248 2 19
Ray Blades 35 67 19 .284 1 5
Mike González 15 19 2 .105 0 3
Joe Benes 10 12 2 .167 0 0
Ray Cunningham 3 4 0 .000 0 1
Eddie Delker 1 2 1 .500 0 2
Gabby Street 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Joel Hunt 4 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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 Hallahan 37 248.2 19 9 3.29 159
Burleigh Grimes 29 212.1 17 9 3.65 67

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Paul Derringer 35 211.2 18 8 3.36 134
Flint Rhem 33 207.1 11 10 3.56 72
Syl Johnson 32 186 11 9 3.00 82
Jesse Haines 19 122.1 12 3 3.02 27

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jim Lindsey 35 6 4 7 2.77 32
Allyn Stout 30 6 0 3 4.21 40
Tony Kaufmann 15 1 1 1 6.06 13

1931 World Series[edit]

NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL Philadelphia Athletics (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Athletics – 6, Cardinals – 2 October 1 Sportsman's Park 38,529
2 Athletics – 0, Cardinals – 2 October 2 Sportsman's Park 35,947
3 Cardinals – 5, Athletics – 2 October 5 Shibe Park 32,295
4 Cardinals – 0, Athletics – 3 October 6 Shibe Park 32,295
5 Cardinals – 5, Athletics – 1 October 7 Shibe Park 32,295
6 Athletics – 8, Cardinals – 1 October 9 Sportsman's Park 39,401
7 Athletics – 2, Cardinals – 4 October 10 Sportsman's Park 20,805

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Columbus Red Birds American Association Nemo Leibold
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Billy Southworth
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Joe Schultz, Sr.
B Elmira Colonels New York–Pennsylvania League Jake Pitler, Fritz Coumbe and Joe Sugden
B Danville Veterans Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Frank Murphy
C Scottdale Cardinals Middle Atlantic League Clay Hopper
C Greensboro Patriots Piedmont League John Kane
C Springfield Red Wings Western Association Eddie Dyer
D Keokuk Indians Mississippi Valley League Bob Rice

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester, Houston, Springfield, Keokuk[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male)
  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

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