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1953 St. Louis Cardinals 1953 St. Louis Cardinals
Record 83-71 .539
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Standings 3rd in the NL (22 games back)
Pythagorean 82-72, 82-72, 82-72
Runs (S/A) 768 / 713
BallparkSportsman's Park
Park FactorsBatting: 100 / Pitching: 99
Attendance880,242 (3rd) (8th)
Payroll$391,500 (6th)
Spring TrainingSt. Petersburg, Florida (St. Petersburg Athletic Park)
ManagerEddie Stanky
CoachesDixie Walker, Johnny Riddle, Mike Ryba
ExecutivesPresident: August A. Busch Jr., General Manager: William Walsingham Jr.
Minor Leagues(AAA) Columbus Red Birds, (AAA) Rochester Red Wings, (AA) Columbus Cardinals, (AA) Houston Buffaloes, (A) Omaha Cardinals, (B) Winston-Salem Cardinals, (B) Lynchburg Cardinals, (C) St. Joseph Cardinals, (C) Fresno Cardinals, (D) Ardmore Cardinals, (D) Johnson City Cardinals, (D) Sanford Cardinals, (D) Hazlehurst-Baxley Cardinals, (D) Albany Cardinals, (D) Paducah Chiefs, (D) Hannibal Cardinals, (D) Hamilton Cardinals, (D) Dothan Rebels
Radio (WIL) Gus Mancuso, Harry Caray

The 1953 St. Louis Cardinals went 83-71 and finished 3rd in the National League. The Cardinals drew 880,242 to Sportsman's Park. Harvey Haddix, Stan Musial, Del Rice, Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter and Gerry Staley made the All-Star team.

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