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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
Roster Continuity 54.83% 15/16
Manager(s): Solly Hemus
General Manager: Bing Devine
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Sportsman's Park
Attendance: 929,953 11/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Harry Walker
Assistant Coach: Johnny Keane
Assistant Coach: Ray Katt
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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
11Don Blasingame2B27   61590178
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241515674222703.289.361.359720.070.179.3090.63615.0221691
14Ken Boyer3B28   56386174
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28
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94126677727017.309.384.508892.199.329.3181.1520.1286633
22Gino CimoliOF29   51961145
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72703783227419.279.327.430757.150.235.3172.2464.9223569
12,26Bill WhiteOF-1B25   51777156
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721510346121355.302.344.470814.168.244.3211.7943.1243561
28Joe CunninghamOF27   45865158
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6026884759239.345.453.478931.133.317.3710.5365.4219556
2Hal SmithC28   45235122
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50261528165013.270.295.403698.133.157.2651.8734.8182473
10Alex GrammasSS33   3684399
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3033382616539.269.337.342679.073.177.2810.68122.7126415
6Stan Musial1B38   3413787
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440260250110312.255.364.428792.173.343.2390.4224.4146404
21Curt FloodOF21   2082453
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2621163500026.255.305.418723.163.245.2742.1929.787226
29Gene OliverOF24   1721442
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283274100024.244.271.401672.157.203.2835.8628.769181
18George Crowe1B36   1031431
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290051202014.301.330.592922.291.340.2742.4012.961109
25Wally ShannonSS26   95527
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0050001210000.284.292.337629.053.053.325----3296
16Ray Jablonski3B32   871122
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141081900013.253.313.402715.149.253.2882.3829.03596
39Larry JacksonP28   8099
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0020022500700.113.134.125259.013.038.16412.50--1089
33Vinegar Bend MizellP28   75714
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070132900500.187.218.227445.040.067.3049.67--1783
1Gene GreenOF-C26   74814
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30051801001.189.241.311552.122.189.2363.6074.02379
32Ernie BroglioP23   6136
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00040031800302.098.141.098239.000.049.1406.00--667
24Bobby Gene SmithOF25   601113
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7001900002.217.230.317547.100.117.2409.0060.01961
27Dick GraySS27   51916
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6306801201.314.386.392778.078.255.3571.3351.02059
19Lee TateSS27   5057
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4005711202.140.232.260492.120.220.1431.4050.01358
29Chuck EssegianOF27   3927
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050011300003.179.200.282482.103.128.26913.00--1140
44Gary BlaylockP27   3444
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40001700100.118.118.294412.176.176.133--17.01035
44J.W. PorterC26   3357
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2001410000.212.257.394651.182.212.2144.0033.01335
41Lindy McDanielP23   2921
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00000031600300.034.125.034159.000.103.0775.33--135
58Bob GibsonP23   2613
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0010001000100.115.115.192307.077.077.188----527
9Ray KattC32   2407
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002000800102.292.292.375667.083.083.438----925
51Tim McCarverC17   2434
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000002100000.167.231.208439.042.125.1740.50--526
49Bob MillerP20   2415
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00010011300100.208.240.208448.000.042.45513.00--526
30Marshall BridgesP28   2335
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4001600200.217.250.391641.174.217.2506.0023.0926
20Duke CarmelOF22   2323
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003011600000.130.167.174341.043.043.1766.00--424
47Dick RickettsP25   1801
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0000000700200.056.056.056112.000.000.091----120
7Solly Hemus3B-2B36   1724
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001008210000.235.500.353853.118.588.2670.25--626
34Alex KellnerP34   902
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0000000400000.222.222.222444.000.000.400----29
25Irv NorenOF34   801
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000000200001.125.125.250375.125.125.167----28
37Jim BrosnanP29   702
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00000200000.286.286.571857.286.286.400----47
25Chick KingOF28   703
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0001000200010.429.375.429804.000.000.500----38
20Joe DurhamOF27   5200000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
24Bob DulibaP24   4000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
45Dean StoneP28   4000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
36Hal JeffcoatP34   3000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
25Charlie O'Rourke22   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
24Bob BlaylockP24   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
38Tom HughesP24   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
57Howie NunnP23   1000000000000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
30Bill SmithP25   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
24Jack UrbanP30   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals21455317641143224449118605655348574719496026108.269.329.400729.131.224.2931.5445.121285888
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
39Larry Jackson28   14133.30403712320256.02711039413641457041.319.530.462.255.102.27
33Vinegar Bend Mizell28   13104.2131308110201.11961049421891082171.428.780.943.994.841.21
32Ernie Broglio23   7124.7235256340181.11741049520891338001.458.650.994.436.611.49
41Lindy McDaniel23   14123.82627104715132.0144615611418610011.409.820.752.805.862.10
44Gary Blaylock27   455.1326123010100.011761571443613001.6010.531.263.875.491.42
30Marshall Bridges28   634.262741011176.06738361037763001.377.931.184.389.002.05
58Bob Gibson23   353.32139213075.2773528439484011.539.120.474.625.681.23
49Bob Miller20   433.301110301070.2663126221430111.238.370.252.665.452.05
47Dick Ricketts25   165.79129002055.2684236730251001.7510.931.134.824.020.83
34Alex Kellner34   213.16124002037.0311713910190011.117.542.192.434.621.90
37Jim Brosnan29   134.912010010233.0341818515181011.489.271.364.094.911.20
45Dean Stone28   014.20181005130.0301514416172001.539.001.204.805.101.06
24Bob Duliba24   012.74110005122.21977212142001.357.430.784.705.481.17
57Howie Nunn23   227.71160004021.1231818315201001.819.861.296.438.571.33
36Hal Jeffcoat34   019.00110006017.23318184971002.3316.502.004.503.500.78
38Tom Cheney24   016.75112005011.2179921181022.3312.751.508.256.000.73
24Jack Urban30   009.0080003010.21811111740002.2714.730.825.733.270.57
24Bob Blaylock24   014.003100009.08541330001.228.001.003.003.001.00
30Bill Smith25   001.136000218.111310340001.7512.380.003.384.501.33
36Phil Clark26   0112.867000207.0811100850002.2910.290.0010.296.430.63
38Tom Hughes24   0215.752200004.09972220002.7520.254.504.504.501.00
42Marv Grissom41   0022.503000202.06552000003.0027.009.000.000.00--
Batting 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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