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1940 St. Louis Cardinals
Major league affiliations
1940 Information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Ray Blades, Mike González, and Billy Southworth
Local television
Local radio KMOX
(France Laux)
(Johnny O'Hara, Johnny Neblett)
(Alex Buchan, Ray Schmidt, Gabby Street)


The St. Louis Cardinals 1940 season was the team's 59th season in St. Louis, Missouri and 49th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 84-69 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League.


Regular season


Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 100 53 -- .654
Brooklyn Dodgers 88 65 12 .575
St. Louis Cardinals 84 69 16 .549
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 22.5 .506
Chicago Cubs 75 79 25.5 .487
New York Giants 72 80 37.5 .474
Boston Bees 65 87 34.5 .428
Philadelphia Phillies 50 103 50 .327


1940 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


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 Billy Southworth, Estel Crabtree, Mike Ryba and Tony Kaufmann
AA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Benny Borgmann
A1 New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Hal Anderson
A1 Houston Buffaloes Texas League Eddie Dyer
B Decatur Commodores Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Tony Kaufmann, Boyce Morrow and Lou Scoffic
B Allentown Wings Interstate League Val Picinich and Bob Barr
B Asheville Tourists Piedmont League Tommy West
B Columbus Red Birds Sally League Clay Hopper
B Mobile Shippers Southeastern League Johnny Keane
C Albuquerque Cardinals Arizona-Texas League Jack Farmer
C Kilgore Boomers East Texas League Jimmy Dalrymple
C Lansing Lancers Michigan State League Jess Altenburg
C Portsmouth Red Birds Middle Atlantic League Dutch Dorman and Walter Alston
C Pocatello Cardinals Pioneer League Ken Penner
C Springfield Cardinals Western Association George Silvey and Ollie Vanek
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Ollie Vanek and George Silvey
D Siloam Springs Cardinals Arkansas-Missouri League Herb Moore
D Cambridge Canners Eastern Shore League Hugh Poland
Level Team League Manager
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Dickie Kerr
D Albany Cardinals Georgia-Florida League Joe Cusick
D Union City Greyhounds KITTY League Charles Martin
D Williamson Red Birds Mountain State League Harrison Wickel
D Cooleemee Cards North Carolina State League Boyce Morrow and Dutch Dorman
D Caruthersville/Batesville Pilots Northeast Arkansas League Ernie Stefani
D Duluth Dukes Northern League Joe Davis
D Fostoria Red Birds Ohio State League Robert Jones
D Washington Red Birds Pennsylvania State Association Bunny Simmons
D Hamilton Red Wings PONY League Fred Lucas
D Gastonia Cardinals Tar Heel League Milt Bocek
D Worthington Cardinals Western League George Payne

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Houston, Columbus (Sally), Johnson City, Williamson

Arkansas-Missouri League folded, July 1, 1940; Caruthersville club transferred to Batesville, July 7[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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