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1959 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 71-83 .461
Rank: 7th in National League
Run Differential: 641-725 -84
Manager(s): Solly Hemus
General Manager: Bing Devine
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Sportsman's Park
Attendance: 929,953 11/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Harry Walker
Assistant Coach: Ray Katt
Assistant Coach: Johnny Keane
Pitching Coach: Howie Pollet
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8868.564--
8670.5512.0
8371.5394.0
7876.5069.0
7480.48113.0
7480.48113.0
7183.46116.0
6490.41623.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
11Don Blasingame2B2761590178
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241515674222703.289.361.359720.070.179.3090.63615.0221691
14Ken Boyer3B2856386174
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5
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28
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94126677727017.309.384.508892.199.329.3181.1520.1286633
22Gino CimoliOF2951961145
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7
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72703783227419.279.327.430757.150.235.3172.2464.9223569
12,26Bill WhiteOF-1B2551777156
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721510346121355.302.344.470814.168.244.3211.7943.1243561
28Joe CunninghamOF2745865158
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28
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6
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7
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6026884759239.345.453.478931.133.317.3710.5365.4219556
2Hal SmithC2845235122
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3
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50261528165013.270.295.403698.133.157.2651.8734.8182473
10Alex GrammasSS333684399
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3033382616539.269.337.342679.073.177.2810.68122.7126415
6Stan Musial1B383413787
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440260250110312.255.364.428792.173.343.2390.4224.4146404
21Curt FloodOF212082453
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2621163500026.255.305.418723.163.245.2742.1929.787226
29Gene OliverOF241721442
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283274100024.244.271.401672.157.203.2835.8628.769181
18George Crowe1B361031431
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290051202014.301.330.592922.291.340.2742.4012.961109
25Wally ShannonSS2695527
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0050001210000.284.292.337629.053.053.325----3296
16Ray Jablonski3B32871122
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141081900013.253.313.402715.149.253.2882.3829.03596
39Larry JacksonP288099
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0020022500700.113.134.125259.013.038.16412.50--1089
33Vinegar Bend MizellP2875714
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070132900500.187.218.227445.040.067.3049.67--1783
1Gene GreenOF-C2674814
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30051801001.189.241.311552.122.189.2363.6074.02379
32Ernie BroglioP236136
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00040031800302.098.141.098239.000.049.1406.00--667
24Bobby Gene SmithOF25601113
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7001900002.217.230.317547.100.117.2409.0060.01961
27Dick GraySS2751916
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6306801201.314.386.392778.078.255.3571.3351.02059
19Lee TateSS275057
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4005711202.140.232.260492.120.220.1431.4050.01358
29Chuck EssegianOF273927
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050011300003.179.200.282482.103.128.26913.00--1140
44Gary BlaylockP273444
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40001700100.118.118.294412.176.176.133--17.01035
44J.W. PorterC263357
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2001410000.212.257.394651.182.212.2144.0033.01335
41Lindy McDanielP232921
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00000031600300.034.125.034159.000.103.0775.33--135
58Bob GibsonP232613
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0010001000100.115.115.192307.077.077.188----527
9Ray KattC322407
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002000800102.292.292.375667.083.083.438----925
51Tim McCarverC172434
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000002100000.167.231.208439.042.125.1740.50--526
49Bob MillerP202415
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00010011300100.208.240.208448.000.042.45513.00--526
30Marshall BridgesP282335
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4001600200.217.250.391641.174.217.2506.0023.0926
20Duke CarmelOF222323
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003011600000.130.167.174341.043.043.1766.00--424
47Dick RickettsP251801
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0000000700200.056.056.056112.000.000.091----120
7Solly Hemus3B-2B361724
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001008210000.235.500.353853.118.588.2670.25--626
34Alex KellnerP34902
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0000000400000.222.222.222444.000.000.400----29
25Irv NorenOF34801
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000000200001.125.125.250375.125.125.167----28
37Jim BrosnanP29702
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00000200000.286.286.571857.286.286.400----47
25Chick KingOF28703
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0001000200010.429.375.429804.000.000.500----38
20Joe DurhamOF275200000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
24Bob DulibaP244000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
45Dean StoneP284000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
36Hal JeffcoatP343000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
25Charlie O'Rourke222000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
24Bob BlaylockP241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
38Tom HughesP241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
57Howie NunnP231000000000000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
30Bill SmithP251000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
24Jack UrbanP301000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals21455317641143224449118605655348574719496026108.269.329.400729.131.224.2931.5445.121285888
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
39Larry Jackson2814133.304037123202562711039413641457041.319.530.462.255.102.27
33Vinegar Bend Mizell2813104.21313081102011961049421891082171.428.780.943.994.841.21
32Ernie Broglio237124.72352563401811741049520891338001.458.650.994.436.611.49
41Lindy McDaniel2314123.82627104715132144615611418610011.409.820.752.805.862.10
44Gary Blaylock27455.132612301010011761571443613001.6010.531.263.875.491.42
30Marshall Bridges28634.2627410111766738361037763001.377.931.184.389.002.05
58Bob Gibson23353.32139213075773528439484011.539.120.474.625.681.23
49Bob Miller20433.301110301070663126221430111.238.370.252.665.452.05
47Dick Ricketts25165.79129002055684236730251001.7510.931.134.824.020.83
34Alex Kellner34213.16124002037311713910190011.117.542.192.434.621.90
37Jim Brosnan29134.912010010233341818515181011.489.271.364.094.911.20
45Dean Stone28014.20181005130301514416172001.539.001.204.805.101.06
24Bob Duliba24012.741100051221977212142001.357.430.784.705.481.17
57Howie Nunn23227.71160004021231818315201001.819.861.296.438.571.33
36Hal Jeffcoat34019.001100060173318184971002.3316.502.004.503.500.78
38Tom Cheney24016.75112005011179921181022.3312.751.508.256.000.73
24Jack Urban30009.00800030101811111740002.2714.730.825.733.270.57
24Bob Blaylock24014.0031000098541330001.228.001.003.003.001.00
30Bill Smith25001.13600021811310340001.7512.380.003.384.501.33
36Phil Clark260112.867000207811100850002.2910.290.0010.296.430.63
38Tom Hughes240215.7522000049972220002.7520.254.504.504.501.00
42Marv Grissom410022.5030002026552000003.0027.009.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals71834.343851543681182113631427725657137564846462181.469.420.903.725.591.50
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hal SmithC14175860913.9890.00
J.W. PorterC19534011.0000.00
Ray KattC1438210.9760.00
Gene GreenC11343001.0000.00
Gene OliverC924210.9630.00
Tim McCarverC632210.9710.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Stan Musial1B9062363772.9900.00
Bill White1B7140425232.9950.00
Joe Cunningham1B351589122.9940.00
George Crowe1B148212091.0000.00
Gene Oliver1B5392011.0000.00
Irv Noren1B110011.0000.00
J.W. Porter1B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don Blasingame2B15036243917104.9790.00
Wally Shannon2B10131832.9120.00
Dick Gray2B210001.0000.00
Lee Tate2B223011.0000.00
Curt Flood2B10000.0000.00
Solly Hemus2B103001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ken Boyer3B1431343002032.9560.00
Ray Jablonski3B1972032.9000.00
Dick Gray3B61420.7140.00
Lee Tate3B201001.0000.00
Solly Hemus3B102001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alex GrammasSS1302163732280.9640.00
Lee TateSS39314569.9270.00
Wally ShannonSS212717071.0000.00
Dick GraySS13101313.9580.00
Ken BoyerSS1291021.9050.00
Ray JablonskiSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gino CimoliOF1412671262.9790.00
Joe CunninghamOF121201561.9720.00
Curt FloodOF106147151.9670.00
Bill WhiteOF92175271.9620.00
Gene OliverOF4262130.9550.00
Bobby Gene SmithOF3231311.9710.00
Gene GreenOF1928622.9440.00
Duke CarmelOF10150001.0000.00
Chuck EssegianOF981001.0000.00
Chick KingOF470001.0000.00
Stan MusialOF310001.0000.00
Irv NorenOF20000.0000.00
Joe DurhamOF120001.0000.00
Dick GrayOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lindy McDanielP6213273133.9272.59
Larry JacksonP40256183725.9651.93
Ernie BroglioP351811130021.0002.04
Vinegar Bend MizellP3120192331.9141.43
Marshall BridgesP27762310.8330.59
Gary BlaylockP26100111621.9312.43
Jim BrosnanP203348011.0003.27
Dean StoneP18302410.8571.80
Howie NunnP162106011.0002.56
Bob GibsonP137561022.8891.91
Alex KellnerP12373410.8751.70
Dick RickettsP12552230.5710.65
Tom CheneyP111102001.0001.61
Bob DulibaP112247001.0004.46
Hal JeffcoatP111713001.0002.09
Bob MillerP1170616011.0002.82
Jack UrbanP81001001.0000.88
Phil ClarkP7703001.0003.86
Bill SmithP6801001.0001.11
Bob BlaylockP3902001.0002.00
Marv GrissomP3201001.0004.50
Tom HughesP240000.0000.00


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