1931 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1931 St. Louis Cardinals
1931 World Series Champions
1931 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 101–53 (.656)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
General manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Gabby Street
Local radio KMOX
(France Laux)
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The 1931 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 50th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 40th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 101–53 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the World Series, they beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 7 games.

Regular season

Second baseman Frankie Frisch won the MVP Award this year, batting .311, with 4 home runs and 82 RBIs.

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 101 53 -- .656
New York Giants 87 65 13 .572
Chicago Cubs 84 70 17 .545
Brooklyn Robins 79 73 21 .520
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 26 .487
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 35 .429
Boston Braves 64 90 37 .416
Cincinnati Reds 58 96 43 .377

Record vs. opponents

1931 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 11–11–1 8–14–1 8–14 6–16 11–11 11–11 9–13
Brooklyn 11–11–1 14–8 10–12 10–10 13–9 11–11 10–12
Chicago 14–8–1 8–14 14–8 12–10 14–8 14–8–1 8–14
Cincinnati 14–8 12–10 8–14 7–15 9–13 6–16 2–20
New York 16–6 10–10 10–12 15–7 14–8–1 12–10 10–12
Philadelphia 11–11 9–13 8–14 13–9 8–14–1 13–9 4–18
Pittsburgh 11–11 11–11 8–14–1 16–6 10–12 9–13 10–12
St. Louis 13–9 12–10 14–8 20–2 12–10 18–4 12–10


Roster

1931 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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
2B Frisch, FrankieFrankie Frisch 131 518 161 .311 4 82

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
Blades, RayRay Blades 35 67 19 .284 1 5
Street, GabbyGabby Street 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

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
Grimes, BurleighBurleigh Grimes 29 212.1 17 9 3.65 67

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
Derringer, PaulPaul Derringer 35 211.2 18 8 3.36 134

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

1931 World Series

NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL Philadelphia Athletics (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Athletics – 6, Cardinals – 2 October 1 Sportsman's Park 38,529
2 Athletics – 0, Cardinals – 2 October 2 Sportsman's Park 35,947
3 Cardinals – 5, Athletics – 2 October 5 Shibe Park 32,295
4 Cardinals – 0, Athletics – 3 October 6 Shibe Park 32,295
5 Cardinals – 5, Athletics – 1 October 7 Shibe Park 32,295
6 Athletics – 8, Cardinals – 1 October 9 Sportsman's Park 39,401
7 Athletics – 2, Cardinals – 4 October 10 Sportsman's Park 20,805

Awards and honors

League leaders

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Columbus Red Birds American Association Nemo Leibold
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Billy Southworth
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Joe Schultz, Sr.
B Elmira Colonels New York–Pennsylvania League Jake Pitler, Fritz Coumbe and Joe Sugden
B Danville Veterans Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Frank Murphy
C Scottdale Cardinals Middle Atlantic League Clay Hopper
C Greensboro Patriots Piedmont League John Kane
C Springfield Red Wings Western Association Eddie Dyer
D Keokuk Indians Mississippi Valley League Bob Rice

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester, Houston, Springfield, Keokuk[2]

References

  1. Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male)
  2. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links