Cardinal Madness! Match-ups 15 and 16

 

After staying out until three last night to watch the Hunger Games, today should be a very interesting day. My personal problems aside, it’s the last day of round one! I will post the last two match-ups today and then tomorrow I will post a recap page with all sixteen pairings. You all will have until midnight on Sunday to get your votes in. Round two will start on Monday. For today, though, we will see the 11 seed 1934 team against the 22 seed 1945 team and the 6 seed 1941 team against the 27 seed 2009 team. Details after the jump.

1934

The 1934 St Louis Cardinals won 95 games and defeated the Tigers in seven games in the World Series. The squad featured league MVP Dizzy Dean, who also won the AP Athlete of the Year award. This was the season that the Cardinals of the 30s were christened “The Gashouse Gang” after Leo Durocher commented that the American League wanted nothing to do with the Cardinals because “they think we’re just a bunch of gashousers.” The team boasted future Hall of Famers in pitcher Dean, shortstop Durocher, player-manager Frankie Frisch, pitchers Burleigh Grimes, Jesse Haines, and Dazzy Vance, and outfield Joe Medwick.

1945

The ’45 Cardinals also won 95 games, but this season it was only good enough for second place in the league. The team didn’t feature any award winners, but did have future Hall of Famers in second baseman Red Schoendienst and manager Billy Southworth.

Tale of the Tape

1934
1945
Batting Order
Batting Order

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 Pepper Martin 3B 76 5 49 0.289 0.762 97
1 Red Schoendienst LF 89 1 47 0.278 0.648 78
2 Jack Rothrock RF 106 11 72 0.284 0.734 90
2 Johnny Hopp RF 67 3 44 0.289 0.758 108
3 Frankie Frisch 2B 74 3 75 0.305 0.757 97
3 Buster Adams CF 98 20 101 0.292 0.800 119
4 Joe Medwick LF 110 18 106 0.319 0.872 123
4 Whitey Kurowski 3B 84 21 102 0.323 0.894 144
5 Ripper Collins 1B 116 35 128 0.333 1.008 158
5 Ray Sanders 1B 85 8 78 0.276 0.760 109
6 Spud Davis C 45 9 65 0.300 0.830 114
6 Ken O’Dea C 36 4 43 0.254 0.723 99
7 Ernie Orsatti CF 39 0 31 0.300 0.718 87
7 Emil Verban 2B 59 0 72 0.278 0.645 77
8 Leo Durocher SS 62 3 70 0.260 0.658 71
8 Marty Marion SS 63 1 59 0.277 0.709 95
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Bench
Bench

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 Bill DeLancey C 41 13 40 0.316 0.979 152
1 Del Rice C 27 1 28 0.261 0.676 85
2 Burgess Whitehead IF 55 1 24 0.277 0.666 73
2 Debs Garms IF 23 0 18 0.336 0.863 138
3 Pat Crawford IF 3 0 16 0.271 0.620 62
3 Lou Klein IF 12 1 6 0.228 0.775 113
4 Chick Fullis OF 21 0 26 0.261 0.626 63
4 Augie Bergamo OF 51 3 44 0.316 0.815 124
5 Buster Mills OF 7 1 8 0.236 0.656 70
5 Art Rebel OF 12 0 5 0.347 0.800 120



















Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
1 Dizzy Dean 311.2 30 7 2.66 195 75 159
1 Red Barrett 246.2 21 9 2.74 63 38 138
2 Tex Carleton 240.2 16 11 4.26 103 52 99
2 Ken Burkhart 217.1 18 8 2.90 67 66 130
3 Paul Dean 233.1 19 11 3.43 150 52 123
3 Blix Donnelly 166.1 8 10 3.52 76 87 107
4 Bill Hallahan 162.2 8 12 4.26 70 66 99
4 Harry Brecheen 157.1 15 4 2.52 63 44 150
5 Bill Walker 153.0 12 4 3.12 76 66 136
5 Ted Wils 98.1 4 7 2.93 28 29 129



















Bullpen
Bullpen
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
CP Jesse Haines 90.0 4 4 3.50 17 19 121
CP George Dockins 126.1 8 6 3.21 33 38 118
RP Jim Mooney 82.1 2 4 5.47 27 49 78
RP Bud Byerly 95.0 4 5 4.74 39 41 80
RP Dazzy Vance 59.0 1 1 3.66 33 14 116
RP Jack Creel 87.0 5 4 4.14 34 45 91
RP Jim Lindsey 14.0 0 1 6.43 7 3 67
RP Al Jurisch 71.2 3 3 5.15 42 41 73
RP Burleigh Grimes 7.2 2 1 3.52 1 2 126
RP Glenn Gardner 54.2 3 1 3.29 20 27 115

Who's your pick?

  • 1934 (71%, 5 Votes)
  • 1945 (29%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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1941

The 1941 Cardinals won 97 games, which was good enough for a second place finish in the National League. The team was managed by future Hall of Famer Billy Southworth and also featured future inductees Johnny Mize, Stan Musial, and enos Slaughter.

2009

After losing Chris Carpenter to extended stays on the DL, the 2009 season was the first to feature both Carpenter and Adam Wainwright in the rotation. They won the division with a 91-71 record, but were swept by the Dodgers in the NLDS. Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina won Gold Gloves, while Albert Pujols won a Silver Slugger award and his second consecutive MVP. The Cardinals almost swept the top two awards as Carpenter and Wainwright finished second and third in Cy Young voting to Tim Lincecum. Wainwright was particularly interesting as he took third but actually received the most first place votes.

Tale of the Tape

1941
2009
Batting Order
Batting Order

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 Jimmy Brown 3B 81 3 56 0.306 0.769 110
1 Skip Schumaker 2B 85 4 35 0.303 0.757 102
2 Terry Moore CF 86 6 68 0.294 0.763 109
2 Colby Rasmus CF 72 16 52 0.251 0.714 89
3 Johnny Hopp RF 83 4 50 0.303 0.813 122
3 Albert Pujols 1B 124 47 135 0.327 1.101 189
4 Johnny Mize 1B 67 16 100 0.317 0.941 156
4 Matt Holliday LF 42 13 55 0.353 1.023 169
5 Enos Slaughter LF 71 13 76 0.311 0.886 141
5 Ryan Ludwick RF 63 22 97 0.265 0.775 105
6 Creepy Crespi 2B 85 4 46 0.279 0.705 93
6 Mark DeRosa 2B 31 10 28 0.228 0.696 83
7 Marty Marion SS 50 3 58 0.252 0.628 72
7 Yadier Molina C 45 6 54 0.293 0.749 100
8 Gus Mancuso C 25 2 37 0.229 0.601 65
8 Brendan Ryan SS 55 3 37 0.292 0.740 97
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Bench
Bench

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 Walker Cooper C 19 1 20 0.245 0.606 66
1 Jason LaRue C 10 2 6 0.240 0.615 64
2 Don Padgett IF 39 5 44 0.247 0.642 75
2 Joe Thurston IF 27 1 25 0.225 0.645 73
3 Eddie Lake IF 9 0 0 0.105 0.384 7
3 Julio Lugo IF 24 2 13 0.277 0.784 108
4 Coaker Triplett OF 29 3 21 0.286 0.750 105
4 Rick Ankiel OF 50 11 38 0.231 0.672 77
5 Estel Crabtree OF 27 5 28 0.341 0.942 157
5 Chris Duncan OF 25 5 32 0.227 0.687 83



















Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
1 Lon Warnecke 246.0 17 9 3.15 83 82 120
1 Adam Wainwright 233.0 19 8 2.63 212 66 155
2 Ernie White 210.0 17 7 2.40 117 70 158
2 Joel Pineiro 214.0 15 12 3.49 105 27 117
3 Mort Cooper 186.2 13 9 3.91 118 69 97
3 Chris Carpenter 192.2 17 4 2.24 144 38 182
4 Max Lanier 153.0 10 8 2.82 93 59 134
4 Todd Wellemeyer 122.1 7 10 5.89 78 57 69
5 Harry Gumbert 144.1 11 5 2.74 53 30 138
5 Kyle Lohse 117.2 6 10 4.74 77 36 86



















Bullpen
Bullpen
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
CP Bill Crouch 45.0 1 2 3.00 15 14 127
CP Ryan Franklin 61.0 4 3 1.92 44 24 214
RP Howie Krist 114.0 10 0 4.03 36 35 94
RP Kyle McClellan 66.2 4 4 3.38 51 34 121
RP Sam Nahem 81.2 5 2 2.98 31 38 128
RP Jason Motte 56.2 4 4 4.76 54 23 86
RP Clyde Shoun 70.0 3 5 5.66 34 20 67
RP Trever Miller 43.2 4 1 2.06 46 11 199
RP Ira Hutchinson 46.2 1 5 3.86 19 19 99
RP Dennys Reyes 41.0 0 2 3.29 33 21 125

Who's your pick?

  • 2009 (53%, 8 Votes)
  • 1941 (47%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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