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1951 St. Louis Cardinals
Major league affiliations
1951 Information
Owner(s) Fred Saigh
Manager(s) Marty Marion
Local television KSD
Local radio WIL
(Harry Caray)


The St. Louis Cardinals 1951 season was the team's 70th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 60th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 81-73 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League.



  • Prior to 1951 season: Larry Jackson was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals.[1]

Regular season


Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 98 59 -- .624
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 60 1 .618
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 15.5 .526
Boston Braves 76 78 20.5 .494
Philadelphia Phillies 73 81 23.5 .474
Cincinnati Reds 68 86 28.5 .442
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 90 32.5 .416
Chicago Cubs 62 92 34.5 .403

Notable transactions


1951 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
3B Johnson, BillyBilly Johnson 124 442 116 .262 14 64

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
Rice, HalHal Rice 69 236 60 .254 4 38
Diering, ChuckChuck Diering 64 85 22 .259 0 8
Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 27 72 14 .194 2 9
Howerton, BillBill Howerton 24 65 17 .262 1 4
Bollweg, DonDon Bollweg 6 9 1 .111 0 2


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Boyer, CloydCloyd Boyer 19 63.1 2 5 5.26 40

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bokelmann, DickDick Bokelmann 20 3 3 3 3.78 22

Awards and honors

  • Stan Musial, National League leader, triples. It was the fifth time in his career that he would lead the NL in triples.[4]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Red Birds American Association Harry Walker
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Johnny Keane
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Al Hollingsworth
A Columbus Cardinals Sally League Hal Anderson
A Omaha Cardinals Western League George Kissell
B Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League Harold Olt
B Allentown Cardinals Interstate League Whitey Kurowski
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Skeeter Scalzi
B Tri-City Braves Western International League Charles Peterson
C Fresno Cardinals California League Larry Barton, Sr.
C Pocatello Cardinals Pioneer League Norm Shope and Bob Comiskey
C St. Joseph Cardinals Western Association Gene Corbett
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Ben Catchings
D Goldsboro Cardinals Coastal Plain League George Ferrell
D Albany Cardinals Georgia-Florida League Sheldon "Chief" Bender
D Hamilton Cardinals PONY League Vedie Himsl

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Houston, Winston-Salem[5]


  1. ^ Larry Jackson page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Billy Johnson page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Joe Garagiola page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.95, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. ^ 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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