The Cardinals begin the season with a surprise as they trade their 1931 NL batting title winner, Chick Hafey, to the Cincinnati Reds on April 11. Then about a month later, “Wild Bill” Hallahan makes people believers as he tosses 3 wild pitches in one inning in a loss to Brooklyn.
Dizzy Dean and Tex Carleton team up for a doubleheader sweep of the Chicago Cubs on August 14th. (BOXSCORES). In September, Joe Medwick makes his major league debut in a game for the Cardinals.
The season concludes with a 72-82 record and 18 games back of the first place Cubs. Rogers Hornsby is released by the Cubs and the Cardinals re-sign him on October 24. Also in the off-season, the Cardinals trade fan favorite Jim Bottomley to Cincinnati and joins former teammate Chick Hafey.
72-82, Finished 6th in National League
Manager: Gabby Street (72-82)
Scored 684 runs, Allowed 717 runs.
Attendance: 279,219 (7th of 8)
Here are the players from the rosters that started the most games at each position.
C Gus Mancuso (82), 1B Ripper Collins (81), 2B Jimmie Reese (77), 3B Jake Flowers (54), SS Charlie Gelbert (122), LF George Watkins (42), CF Pepper Martin (65), RF George Watkins (56).
Ripper Collins Leads team
Ripper Collins (21 home runs) was the “Home Run Champion” as he led the 1932 St. Louis Cardinals. and the The RBI Champion was Ripper Collins (91 RBI), and the “Hit King” was Ripper Collins (153 hits). In other words, Ripper Collins led the team.