1943 St. Louis Cardinals
1943 St. Louis Cardinals / Franchise: St. Louis Cardinals / BR Team Page
Won NL Pennant
Managed by Billy Southworth
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1943 St. Louis Cardinals opened the season by failing to score in their 26 first innings before finally pushing a run across the plate. This would stand as a major league season until the 2016 San Diego Padres began their season with three straight losses by shutout and ran the record to 30 innings before finally getting on the board. The Cardinals recovered from that rough start, however, as they finished second in scoring in the National League and also won the pennant with 105 wins.
Awards and Honors
- All-Stars: Mort Cooper, Walker Cooper, Whitey Kurowski, Max Lanier, Marty Marion, Stan Musial, Howie Pollet and Harry Walker
- NL MVP: Stan Musial
|1||Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 4||October 5||Yankee Stadium||68,676|
|2||Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 3||October 6||Yankee Stadium||68,578|
|3||Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 6||October 7||Yankee Stadium||69,990|
|4||Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 1||October 10||Sportsman's Park||36,196|
|5||Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 0||October 11||Sportsman's Park||33,872|
- Mel R. Freese: The St. Louis Cardinals in the 1940s, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.