“Players Wanted” Ad in Paper
World War II, the Cardinals begin reducing the size of their farm system as players are in scarce supply. Also, the Cardinals put advertisement in the newspapers seeking players for them.
Musial Wins Batting Title
The Cardinals clinch the pennant for the second consecutive season and end with a 105-49 record. Stan Musial hits .357 and wins the batting title.
The Yankees were bent out of shape from the thrashing the Cardinals gave them last year so this World Series they get revenge by winning in five games. In each of the four losses they score two or fewer runs.
Musial named National League MVP.
He also led the league in batting average, doubles and triples.
Walker Cooper hit .318 for the season and knocked in 81 runs while Whitey Kurowski bopped 13 home runs. Mort Cooper as 11-5 on the year with a 2.90 ERA.
The team scored 629 runs and allowed 475 and the final attendance was 517,135 fans came to the games which was 3rd most in the league.
Signed Johnny Bucha as an amateur free agent.
Signed Dick Cole as an amateur free agent.
Signed Nippy Jones as an amateur free agent.
Released Cal Howe.
Signed Jim Mallory as a free agent.
June 1, 1943
September 30, 1943
November 1, 1943
November 6, 1943
Drafted Glenn Gardner from Nashville (Southern Association) in the 1943 minor league draft.