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1924 St. Louis Cardinals
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Location
1924 Information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Branch Rickey
Local television
Local radio

The St. Louis Cardinals 1924 season was the team's 43rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 33rd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 65-89 during the season and finished 6th in the National League. In 1924, Rogers Hornsby hit an astonishing .424 in 1924, which remains the modern National League record for batting average in a single season. He also led the league with 89 walks, producing a .507 on-base percentage that was the highest in the National League during the 20th century. His slugging percentage of .696 again led the league, as did his 121 runs scored, 227 hits, and 43 doubles.

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Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 93 60 -- .608
Brooklyn Robins 92 62 1.5 .597
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 3 .588
Cincinnati Reds 83 70 10 .542
Chicago Cubs 81 72 12 .529
St. Louis Cardinals 65 89 28.5 .422
Philadelphia Phillies 55 96 37 .364
Boston Braves 53 100 40 .346

Notable transactions

  • September 3, 1924: Tommy Thevenow was purchased by the Cardinals from the Syracuse Stars.[1]

Roster

1924 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
2B Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 143 536 227 .424 25 94

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
Thevenow, TommyTommy Thevenow 23 89 18 .202 0 7
Clemons, VerneVerne Clemons 25 56 18 .321 0 6
Schultz, JoeJoe Schultz 12 12 2 .167 0 2

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

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
Bell, HiHi Bell 28 113.1 3 6 4.92 29

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
Berly, JackJack Berly 4 0 0 0 5.62 2

Awards and honors

Records

  • Rogers Hornsby, National League record, Best batting average by a second baseman, (.424).[2]

Farm system

Notes

  1. ^ Tommy Thevenow page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.90, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References


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