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1948 St. Louis Cardinals
Major league affiliations
1948 Information
Owner(s) Fred Saigh
Robert Hannegan
Manager(s) Eddie Dyer
Local television KSD
(Bob Ingham)
Local radio WTMV/WEW
(Harry Caray, Gabby Street)


The St. Louis Cardinals 1948 season was the team's 67th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 57th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 85-69 during the season and finished 2nd in the National League.

Outfielder Stan Musial won the MVP Award this year, batting .376, with 39 home runs and 131 RBIs. Musial became the first player to win National League MVP Awards.[1]


Regular season


Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Boston Braves 91 62 -- .595
St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 6.5 .552
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 7.5 .545
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 71 8.5 .539
New York Giants 78 76 13.5 .506
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 25.5 .429
Cincinnati Reds 64 89 27 .418
Chicago Cubs 64 90 27.5 .416

Notable transactions


1948 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters

  •  3 Jeff Cross
  • 41 Larry Miggins


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
OF Musial, StanStan Musial 155 611 230 .376 39 131

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
LaPointe, RalphRalph LaPointe 87 222 50 .225 0 15
Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 24 56 6 .107 2 7
Rice, HalHal Rice 8 31 10 .323 0 3
Diering, ChuckChuck Diering 7 7 0 .000 0 0


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Brazle, AlAl Brazle 42 156.1 10 6 3.80 55

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Beers, ClarenceClarence Beers 1 0 0 0 13.50 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Red Birds American Association Hal Anderson
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Cedric Durst
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Johnny Keane
A Columbus Cardinals Sally League Kemp Wicker
A Omaha Cardinals Western League Ollie Vanek
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Al Hollingsworth
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Vernon Mackie
C Fresno Cardinals California League Stan Benjamin
C Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League Zip Payne
C Duluth Dukes Northern League Red Treadwell and Ted Madjeski
C Pocatello Cardinals Pioneer League Roland LeBlanc
C St. Joseph Cardinals Western Association Harold Olt
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Specs Garbee
D Salisbury Cardinals Eastern Shore League Gene Corbett
D Willows Cardinals Far West League Jim Tyack and Bill Krueger
Level Team League Manager
D Tallassee Indians Georgia-Alabama League Hugh East and Bob Comiskey
D Albany Cardinals Georgia-Florida League Bob Stanton
D West Frankfort Cardinals Illinois State League Harold Contini
D Carthage Cardinals Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Alvin Kluttz
D Hamilton Red Birds PONY League George Kissell
D Lawrenceville Cardinals Virginia League Bob Comiskey, George Shearin and John Pruett

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Joseph, West Frankfort[3]


  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.151, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Dick Sisler page at Baseball Reference
  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



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