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1937 St. Louis Cardinals
Major league affiliations
1937 Information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Frankie Frisch
Local television
Local radio KMOX
(France Laux,Jim Alt)
(Ray Schmidt, John O'Hara, Allan Anthony)


The St. Louis Cardinals 1937 season was the team's 56th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 46th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 81-73 during the season and finished 4th in the National League.

Outfielder Joe Medwick won the MVP Award this year, batting .374, with 31 home runs and 154 RBIs.


Regular season


Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 95 57 -- .625
Chicago Cubs 93 61 3 .604
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 68 10 .558
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 15 .526
Boston Bees 79 73 16 .520
Brooklyn Dodgers 62 91 33.5 .405
Philadelphia Phillies 61 92 34.5 .399
Cincinnati Reds 56 98 40 .364


1937 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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

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
Frisch, FrankieFrankie Frisch 17 32 7 .219 0 4


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

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Columbus Red Birds American Association Burt Shotton
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Ray Blades
AA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Bill Killefer
A1 Houston Buffaloes Texas League Johnny Watwood, Mike Cvengros and Ira Smith
A Cedar Rapids Raiders Western League Cap Crossley
B Decatur Commodores Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League George Payne
B Asheville Tourists Piedmont League Hal Anderson
B Columbus Red Birds Sally League Fred Hofmann
B Mobile Shippers Southeastern League Marty Purtell
C Pine Bluff Judges Cotton States League Leroy "Cowboy" Jones
C Jacksonville Jax East Texas League Tony Robello
C Portsmouth Red Birds Middle Atlantic League Benny Borgmann
C Springfield Cardinals Western Association Clay Hopper
C Union City Springers Alabama-Florida League Tommy West
D Albuquerque Cardinals Arizona-Texas League Bill DeLancey
D Monett Red Birds Arkansas-Missouri League Ken Blackman and Joe Davis
D Martinsville Manufacturers Bi-State League Bill Rea and Arnold Anderson
D Kinston Eagles Coastal Plain League Krim Bess and Vernon Taylor
D Cambridge Cardinals Eastern Shore League Fred Lucas
D New Iberia Cardinals Evangeline League Don Motlow and Fred Hawn
Level Team League Manager
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Jimmie Sanders
D Albany Travelers Georgia-Florida League Bob Rice
D Union City Greyhounds KITTY League John Antonelli
D Grand Island Red Birds Nebraska State League Joe McDermott
D Mitchell Kernels Nebraska State League Bud Knox
D Shelby Cardinals North Carolina State League George Silvey
D Caruthersville Pilots Northeast Arkansas League Harrison Wickel
D Newport Cardinals Northeast Arkansas League Thorpe Hamilton
D Crookston Pirates Northern League Julian Wera and Erwin Schueren
D Duluth Dukes Northern League Dutch Dorman
D Fostoria Red Birds Ohio State League John Cavanaugh, Red Jenkins, Rex Bowen and Harry Aldrick
D Monessen Cardinals Pennsylvania State Association John Lynch and Ollie Vanek
D Midland Cardinals West Texas-New Mexico League Wray Query and Joe Davis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbus (AA), Cedar Rapids, Mobile, Jacksonville, Springfield, Albuquerque, Duluth

Midland club folded, July 9, 1937[1]


  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007



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