Cardinal Madness! Round Three Match-ups

Sorry for this going up so late, but real life interfered this morning. Today I will post the round three match-ups. The final four will be posted on Wednesday and the championship on Friday. On Monday, the team chosen by Redbird Rants readers as the greatest of all-time will be announced. Details for the match-ups after the jump.

(1) 1942 vs (9) 1964

These two teams won very close match-ups. The ’42 squad narrowly defeated the 1968 Cardinals with 52% of the vote. Can they defeat another team from the ’60s? The ’64 team also squeaked out a victory, receiving 53% of the vote against the 1982 team.

Tale of the Tape

1942
1964
Batting Order
Batting Order

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 Jimmy Brown 2B 75 1 71 0.256 0.635 80
1 Curt Flood CF 97 5 46 0.311 0.734 100
2 Terry Moore CF 80 6 49 0.288 0.754 114
2 Lou Brock LF 81 12 44 0.348 0.915 146
3 Enos Slaughter RF 100 13 98 0.318 0.906 156
3 Dick Groat SS 70 1 70 0.292 0.706 92
4 Stan Musial LF 87 10 72 0.315 0.888 151
4 Ken Boyer 3B 100 24 119 0.295 0.854 130
5 Walker Cooper C 58 7 65 0.281 0.761 115
5 Bill White 1B 92 21 102 0.303 0.829 123
6 Johnny Hopp 1B 41 3 37 0.258 0.716 103
6 Tim McCarver C 53 9 52 0.288 0.743 102
7 Whitey Kurowski 3B 51 9 42 0.254 0.717 103
7 Julian Javier 2B 66 12 65 0.241 0.644 74
8 Marty Marion SS 66 0 54 0.276 0.718 103
8 Mike Shannon RF 30 9 43 0.261 0.725 96
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Bench
Bench

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 Ken O’Dea C 22 5 32 0.234 0.656 85
1 Charlie James OF 24 5 17 0.223 0.596 61
2 Creepy Crespi IF 33 0 35 0.243 0.580 65
2 Carl Warwick OF 14 3 15 0.259 0.679 84
3 Ray Sanders 1B 37 5 39 0.252 0.730 107
3 Bob Skinner OF 10 1 16 0.271 0.672 84
4 Harry Walker OF 38 0 16 0.314 0.753 113
4 Bob Uecker C 8 1 6 0.198 0.550 53
5 Coaker Triplett OF 18 1 23 0.273 0.735 108
5 Johnny Lewis OF 10 2 7 0.234 0.686 87



















Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
1 Mort Cooper 278.2 22 7 1.78 152 68 194
1 Bob Gibson 287.1 19 12 3.01 245 86 127
2 Johnny Beazley 215.1 21 6 2.13 91 73 162
2 Curt Simmons 244.0 18 9 3.43 104 49 111
3 Max Lanier 161 13 8 2.96 93 60 117
3 Ray Sadecki 220.0 20 11 3.68 119 60 104
4 Ernie White 128.1 7 5 2.52 67 41 137
4 Roger Craig 166.0 7 9 3.25 84 35 118
5 Harry Gumbert 163 9 5 3.26 52 59 106
5 Ray Washburn 60.0 3 4 4.05 28 17 95



















Bullpen
Bullpen
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
CP Howie Krist 118.1 13 3 2.51 47 43 138
CP Barney Schultz 49.1 1 3 1.64 29 11 234
RP Murry Dickson 120.2 6 3 2.91 66 61 119
RP Ron Taylor 101.1 8 4 4.62 69 33 83
RP Howie Pollet 109.1 7 5 2.88 42 39 120
RP Mike Cuellar 72.0 5 5 4.50 56 33 85
RP Lon Warneke 76 6 4 3.29 31 15 105
RP Bob Humphreys 42.2 2 0 2.53 36 15 152










RP Gordie Richardson 47.0 4 2 2.30 28 15 168

 

Third Round: Who's Your Pick?

  • 1964 (52%, 12 Votes)
  • 1942 (48%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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(13) 2004 vs (12) 1967

This is a pairing of two huge upsets. The 2004 squad knocked off the fourth seed 1946 team with 52% of the vote, while the ’67 team defeated the fifth seed 1943 team. Apparently Redbird Rants readers aren’t big on the ’40s. Which of these two Cinderellas will advance to the final four?

Tale of the Tape

2004
1967
Batting Order
Batting Order

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 Tony Womack 2B 91 5 38 0.307 0.735 91
1 Lou Brock LF 113 21 76 0.299 0.799 127
2 Larry Walker RF 29 11 27 0.28 0.953 143
2 Curt Flood CF 68 5 50 0.335 0.793 128
3 Albert Pujols 1B 133 46 123 0.331 1.072 172
3 Roger Maris RF 64 9 55 0.261 0.751 116
4 Scott Rolen 3B 109 34 124 0.314 1.007 157
4 Orlando Cepeda 1B 91 25 111 0.325 0.923 164
5 Jim Edmonds CF 102 42 111 0.301 1.061 170
5 Tim McCarver C 68 14 69 0.295 0.822 136
6 Edgar Renteria SS 84 10 72 0.287 0.327 88
6 Mike Shannon 3B 53 12 77 0.245 0.672 93
7 Reggie Sanders LF 64 22 67 0.26 0.797 103
7 Julian Javier 2B 68 14 64 0.281 0.718 105
8 Mike Matheny C 28 5 50 0.247 0.64 65
8 Dal Maxvill SS 37 1 41 0.227 0.576 67
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Bench
Bench

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 Yadier Molina C 12 2 15 0.267 0.684 78
1 Dave Ricketts C 11 1 14 0.273 0.679 94
2 Marlon Anderson IF 31 8 28 0.237 0.649 66
2 Phil Gagliano IF 20 2 21 0.221 0.564 63
3 Ray Lankford OF 36 6 22 0.255 0.774 99
3 Ed Spiezio IF 9 3 10 0.21 0.58 66
4 John Mabry OF 32 13 40 0.296 0.867 122
4 Bobby Tolan OF 35 6 32 0.253 0.679 95
5 So Taguchi OF 26 3 25 0.291 0.756 95
5 Alex Johnson OF 20 1 12 0.223 0.586 68



















Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
1 Matt Morris 202 15 10 4.72 131 56 91
1 Dick Hughes 222.1 16 6 2.67 161 48 123
2 Jason Marquis 201.1 15 7 3.71 138 70 115
2 Steve Carlton 193 14 9 2.98 168 62 110
3 Woody Williams 189.2 11 8 4.18 131 58 102
3 Ray Washburn 186.1 10 7 3.53 98 42 93
4 Jeff Suppan 188 16 9 4.16 110 65 103
4 Bob Gibson 175.1 13 7 2.98 147 40 110
5 Chris Carpenter 182 15 5 3.46 152 38 124
5 Larry Jaster 152.1 9 7 3.01 87 44 109



















Bullpen
Bullpen
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
CP Jason Isringhausen 75.1 4 2 2.87 71 23 150
CP Joe Hoerner 66 4 4 2.59 50 20 127
RP Cal Eldred 67 4 2 3.76 54 17 114
RP Nelson Briles 155.1 14 5 2.43 94 40 135
RP Julian Tavarez 64.1 7 4 2.38 48 19 181
RP Al Jackson 107 9 4 3.95 43 29 83
RP Ray King 62 5 2 2.61 40 24 164
RP Ron Willis 81 6 5 2.67 42 43 124
RP Steve Kline 50.1 2 2 1.79 35 17 241
RP Jack Lamabe 47.2 3 4 2.83 30 10 117

Third Round: Who's Your Pick?

  • 2004 (52%, 12 Votes)
  • 1967 (48%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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(2) 1944 vs (10) 1926

The 1944 squad defeated the 1987 team with 55% of the vote, while the 1926 team upset the 2011 World Series champions with 52% of the vote. Can the ’26 squad pull off another upset or will the 1944 Cardinals continue their march into the Final Four?

Tale of the Tape

1944
1926
Batting Order
Batting Order

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 Johnny Hopp CF 106 11 72 0.336 0.903 150
1 Ray Blades LF 81 8 43 0.305 0.871 130
2 Ray Sanders 1B 87 12 102 0.295 0.812 125
2 Taylor Douthit CF 96 3 52 0.308 0.752 100
3 Stan Musial RF 112 12 94 0.347 0.99 174
3 Rogers Hornsby 2B 96 11 93 0.317 0.851 124
4 Walker Cooper C 56 13 72 0.317 0.855 136
4 Jim Bottomley 1B 98 19 120 0.299 0.87 128
5 Whitey Kurowski 3B 95 20 87 0.27 0.79 118
5 Les Bell 3B 85 17 100 0.325 0.901 137
6 Danny Litwhiler LF 53 15 82 0.264 0.755 109
6 Billy Southworth RF 76 11 69 0.317 0.853 124
7 Marty Marion SS 50 6 63 0.267 0.686 90
7 Bob O’Farrell C 63 7 68 0.293 0.804 112
8 Emil Verban 2B 51 0 43 0.257 0.58 62
8 Tommy Thevenow SS 64 2 63 0.256 0.602 59
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Bench
Bench

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 Ken O’Dea C 35 6 37 0.249 0.717 99
1 Ernie Vick C 6 0 4 0.196 0.476 26
2 Augie Bergame OF 35 2 19 0.286 0.779 117
2 Specs Toporcer IF 13 0 9 0.25 0.656 74
3 George Fallon IF 16 1 9 0.199 0.547 53
3 Chick Hafey OF 30 4 38 0.271 0.738 94
4 Debs Garms IF 17 0 5 0.201 0.487 36
4 Heinie Mueller OF 36 3 28 0.267 0.733 93
5 Pepper Martin OF 15 2 4 0.279 0.781 118
5 Wattie Holm OF 18 0 21 0.285 0.698 86



















Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
1 Mort Cooper 252.1 22 7 2.46 97 60 145
1 Flint Rhem 258 20 7 3.21 72 75 123
2 Max Lanier 224.1 17 12 2.65 141 71 135
2 Bill Sherdel 234.2 16 12 3.49 59 49 113
3 Ted Wilks 207.2 17 4 2.64 70 49 135
3 Jesse Haines 183 13 4 3.25 46 48 122
4 Harry Brecheen 189.1 16 5 2.85 88 46 126
4 Vic Keen 152 10 9 4.56 29 42 87
5 Red Munger 121 11 3 1.34 55 41 268
5 Pete Alexander 148.1 9 7 2.91 35 24 136



















Bullpen
Bullpen
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
CP Freddy Schmidt 114.1 7 3 3.15 58 58 114
CP Art Reinhart 143 10 5 4.22 26 47 94
RP Al Jurisch 130 7 9 3.39 53 65 106
RP Hi Bell 85 6 6 3.18 27 17 125
RP Bix Donnelly 76.1 2 1 2.12 45 34 169
RP Bill Hallahan 56.2 1 4 3.65 28 32 109
RP Bud Byerly 42.1 2 2 3.4 13 20 106
RP Syl Johnson 49 0 3 4.22 10 15 94
RP Harry Gumbert 61.1 4 2 2.49 16 19 144
RP Allan Sothoron 42.2 3 3 4.22 19 16 94

Third Round: Who's Your Pick?

  • 1944 (100%, 23 Votes)
  • 1926 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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(19) 2005 vs (11) 1934

The 2005 team was not only a unanimous choice, but also the only team to receive more than 70% of the vote. They swept the 1981 Cardinals. The 1934 team dominated the 2009 Cardinals with 68% of the vote. Will the ’34 Birds take out another team from the 2000s or can the 2005 team advance to the final four?

Tale of the Tape

2005
1934
Batting Order
Batting Order

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 David Eckstein SS 90 8 61 0.294 0.758 99
1 Pepper Martin 3B 76 5 49 0.289 0.762 97
2 Larry Walker RF 66 15 52 0.289 0.789 130
2 Jack Rothrock RF 106 11 72 0.284 0.734 90
3 Albert Pujols 1B 129 41 117 0.33 1.039 168
3 Frankie Frisch 2B 74 3 75 0.305 0.757 97
4 Jim Edmonds CF 88 29 89 0.263 0.918 137
4 Joe Medwick LF 110 18 106 0.319 0.872 123
5 Scott Rolen 3B 28 5 28 0.235 0.706 84
5 Ripper Collins 1B 116 35 128 0.333 1.008 158
6 Mark Grudzialanek 2B 64 8 59 0.294 0.741 93
6 Spud Davis C 45 9 65 0.3 0.83 114
7 Reggie Sanders LF 49 21 54 0.271 0.886 127
7 Ernie Orsatti CF 39 0 31 0.3 0.718 87
8 Yadier Molina C 36 8 49 0.252 0.654 70
8 Leo Durocher SS 62 3 70 0.26 0.658 71
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Bench
Bench

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+

Player Pos R HR RBI BAA OPS OPS+
1 Einar Diaz C 14 1 17 0.208 0.525 37
1 Bill DeLancey C 41 13 40 0.316 0.979 152
2 Abraham Nunez IF 64 5 44 0.285 0.704 85
2 Burgess Whitehead IF 55 1 24 0.277 0.666 73
3 So Taguchi OF 45 8 53 0.288 0.734 91
3 Pat Crawford IF 3 0 16 0.271 0.62 62
4 John Mabry OF 26 8 32 0.24 0.701 81
4 Chick Fullis OF 21 0 26 0.261 0.626 63
5 John Rodriguez OF 15 5 24 0.295 0.818 114
5 Buster Mills OF 7 1 8 0.236 0.656 70



















Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
1 Chris Carpenter 241.2 21 5 2.83 213 51 150
1 Dizzy Dean 311.2 30 7 2.66 195 75 159
2 Jason Marquis 207 13 14 4.13 100 59 103
2 Tex Carleton 240.2 16 11 4.26 103 52 99
3 Mark Mulder 205 16 8 3.64 111 70 116
3 Paul Dean 233.1 19 11 3.43 150 52 123
4 Jeff Suppan 194.1 16 10 3.57 114 63 119
4 Bill Hallahan 162.2 8 12 4.26 70 66 99
5 Matt Morris 192.2 14 10 4.11 117 37 103
5 Bill Walker 153 12 4 3.12 76 66 136



















Bullpen
Bullpen
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
Pos Pitcher IP W L ERA K BB ERA+
CP Jason Isringhausen 59 1 2 2.14 51 27 199
CP Jesse Haines 90 4 4 3.5 17 19 121
RP Julian Tavarez 65.2 2 3 3.43 47 19 124
RP Jim Mooney 82.1 2 4 5.47 27 49 78
RP Alberto Reyes 62.2 4 2 2.15 67 20 197
RP Dazzy Vance 59 1 1 3.66 33 14 116
RP Randy Flores 41.2 3 1 3.46 43 13 123
RP Jim Lindsey 14 0 1 6.43 7 3 67
RP Ray King 40 4 4 3.38 23 16 126
RP Burleigh Grimes 7.2 2 1 3.52 1 2 126

Third Round: Who's Your Pick?

  • 1934 (54%, 14 Votes)
  • 2005 (46%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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