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1954 St. Louis Cardinals
Major league affiliations
1954 Information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Eddie Stanky
Local television WTVI
Local radio KXOK
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Milo Hamilton)


The St. Louis Cardinals 1954 season was the team's 73rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 63rd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 72-82 during the season and finished 6th in the National League.

Outfielder Wally Moon won the Rookie of the Year Award this year, batting .304, with 12 home runs and 76 RBIs.



Regular season

  • April 13, 1954: Wally Moon hit a home run in his first major league at-bat.[4]
  • During the season, Tom Alston became the first black player in the history of the Cardinals. [5]

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 97 57 -- .630
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 5 .597
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 8 .578
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 22 .487
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 23 .481
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 25 .468
Chicago Cubs 64 90 33 .416
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 44 .344

Notable transactions


1954 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
CF Moon, WallyWally Moon 151 635 193 .304 12 76

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
AAA Columbus Red Birds American Association Johnny Keane
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Harry Walker
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Dixie Walker
A Allentown Cardinals Eastern League Dutch Dorman and Harold Olt
A Columbus Cardinals Sally League George Kissell
A Omaha Cardinals Western League Ferrell Anderson
B Peoria Chiefs Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Whitey Kurowski
B Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League Roland LeBlanc
C Mexicali Eagles Arizona-Texas League Art Lilly
C Fresno Cardinals California League Jim Hercinger
C Hot Springs Bathers Cotton States League Paul Dean, Jackie Bales and Lou Lucas
C Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League Mickey O'Neil
C Joplin Cardinals Western Association Bill Kelly
D Dothan Rebels Alabama-Florida League Homer Ray Wilson
D Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Lee "Pete" Peterson and Harold Contini
Level Team League Manager
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Ed Levy
D Hazlehurst-Baxley Cardinals Georgia State League Arnie Riesgo and Bill McGhee
D Albany Cardinals Georgia-Florida League Russ McGovern
D Paducah Chiefs KITTY League Harold Contini and Lee "Pete" Peterson
D Hannibal Cardinals Mississippi-Ohio Valley League J. C. Dunn
D Hamilton Cardinals PONY League Jimmy Brown
D Ardmore Cardinals Sooner State League Bennie Warren and Frank Mancuso



  1. ^ Brooks Lawrence page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Sonny Senerchia page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dick Sisler page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Home Run During First At-Bat by Baseball Almanac
  5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.199, David Nemec and Scott latow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  6. ^ Enos Slaughter page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Steve Bilko page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ 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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