Musial carried a big bat in a pitchers era game. He hit .272, drove in 100 runs, hit 24 HRs and 30 doubles. He hit in the 3 hole and played a very respectable left field.
Rogers Hornsby was my other offensive stud. Hornsby hit .282, drove in 69 runs, scored 98 runs, hit 24 HRs and 29 doubles hitting in the 2 hole and playing second base.
Jim Edmonds had a nice year despite going down for 33 games with an injury. He hit 28 home runs, drove in 53 and owned center field.
No surprise who answered the call everyday at third base. Sabo. He was a stud with the glove but facing the best arms in the history of the game everyday ate him up at the plate.
In a pitchers era game the arms are very important. The rotation:
Cy Young. Cy was the #1 until Breechen went on a tear and took over as the stopper. Young threw 293.2 innings and struck out 252 with a 2.62 ERA and opposing batters hit just .210 off him.
Bob Gibson. The intimidator threw 245 innings, struck out 203 and hit 9 batters.....ouch.
Harry Breechen. Breechen came out of nowhere (#4 in the rotation) to take over the #1 spot. Check out these stats: 18-8, 2.31 ERA, and opponents hit just .188 against him. He is the #1 for the pennant chase and the Series.Dizzy Dean was the #5 starter with 210 innings pitched and 201 K's....not bad.
We play the Giants for the Pennant, I will keep you posted.