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1942 St. Louis Cardinals
1942 World Series Champions
1942 National League Champions
Major league affiliations
1942 Information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Billy Southworth
Local television
Local radio (Dizzy Dean, Johnny O'Hara)


The St. Louis Cardinals 1942 season was the team's 61st season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 51st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 106-48 during the season and finished 1st in the National League. In the World Series, they met the New York Yankees. They won the series in 5 games.

Pitcher Mort Cooper won the MVP Award this year, with a 1.78 ERA, 22 wins, and 152 strikeouts.


Regular season


Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 106 48 -- .688
Brooklyn Dodgers 104 50 2 .675
New York Giants 85 67 20 .559
Cincinnati Reds 76 76 29 .500
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 81 36.5 .449
Chicago Cubs 68 86 38 .442
Boston Braves 59 89 44 .399
Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 62.5 .278


1942 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



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
Cooper, MortMort Cooper 37 278.2 22 7 1.78 152

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

World series

NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees – 7, Cardinals – 4 September 30 Sportsman's Park 34,769
2 Yankees – 3, Cardinals – 4 October 1 Sportsman's Park 34,255
3 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 0 October 3 Yankee Stadium 69,123
4 Cardinals – 9, Yankees – 6 October 4 Yankee Stadium 69,902
5 Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 2 October 5 Yankee Stadium 69,052

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Columbus Red Birds American Association Eddie Dyer
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Tony Kaufmann, Estel Crabtree and Ray Hayworth
AA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Pepper Martin
A1 New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Pat Ankenman
A1 Houston Buffaloes Texas League Clay Hopper
B Decatur Commodores Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Adel White and Tony Kaufmann
B Allentown Wings Interstate League Benny Borgmann
B Asheville Tourists Piedmont League Bill DeLancey
B Columbus Red Birds Sally League Harrison Wickel
B Mobile Shippers Southeastern League Tommy West and Adel White
C Fresno Cardinals California League Lou Scoffic
C Springfield Cardinals Middle Atlantic League Walter Alston
C Duluth Dukes Northern League Eddie Malone
C Pocatello Cardinals Pioneer League Nick Cullop
C Springfield Cardinals Western Association Runt Marr
Level Team League Manager
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Mercer Harris
D Albany Cardinals Georgia-Florida League Joe Cusick
D Union City Greyhounds KITTY League Everett Johnston
D Williamson Red Birds Mountain State League Ollie Vanek
D Washington Red Birds Pennsylvania State Association George Jenkins and Moose Fralick
D Hamilton Red Wings PONY League Roy Pfleger, Ken Blackman and Joe Sugden
D LaCrosse Blackhawks Wisconsin State League Ed Konetchy and Lou Scoffic

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbus (American Assn.), Pocatello

California League folded, June 28, 1942; KITTY League folded, June 19[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


Preceded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
National League Championship Season
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
Preceded by
New York Yankees1941
World Series Champions
Succeeded by
New York Yankees


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