Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the St. Louis Cardinals

Back to Excruciating Baseball Lists

Overall records
ANAARIATLBALBOSCHACHNCINCLECOLDETFLOHOUKCALAN
MILMINNYANYNOAKPHIPITSDNSEASFNSLNTBATEXTORWAS


YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1911158Roy Golden (25)
19
Roger Bresnahan (76)
1921154Bill Doak (29)
26
Verne Clemons (95)
1921154Bill Pertica (31)
15
Pickles Dillhoefer (42)
1922154Bill Doak (29)
23
Verne Clemons (43)
1922154Bill Sherdel (31)
28
Eddie Ainsmith (104)
1923153Jesse Haines (36)
24
Eddie Ainsmith (71)
1923153Jeff Pfeffer (18)
16
Eddie Ainsmith (71)
1929154Clarence Mitchell (22)
21
Jimmie Wilson (103)
1931154Flint Rhem (26)
17
Gus Mancuso (50)
1932156Dizzy Dean (33)
23
Gus Mancuso (80)
1933154Tex Carleton (33)
16
Bob O'Farrell (45)
1933154Bill Hallahan (32)
27
Jimmie Wilson (100)
1935154Dizzy Dean (36)
24
Bill DeLancey (77)
1936155Dizzy Dean (34)
23
Bruce Ogrodowski (59)
1943157Mort Cooper (32)
30
Walker Cooper (104)
1944157Mort Cooper (33)
27
Walker Cooper (91)
1946156Johnny Beazley (18)
12
Clyde Kluttz (39)
1947156Murry Dickson (25)
16
Del Wilber (27)
1948155Harry Brecheen (30)
30
Del Rice (90)
1948155Murry Dickson (29)
12
Del Wilber (15)
1952154Vinegar Bend Mizell (30)
12
Les Fusselman (15)
1955154Luis Arroyo (24)
20
Bill Sarni (84)
1995143Ken Hill (18)
14
Tom Pagnozzi (61)
1995143Allen Watson (19)
10
Scott Hemond (29)
1996162Donovan Osborne (30)
29
Tom Pagnozzi (108)
1996162Todd Stottlemyre (33)
15
Danny Sheaffer (37)
1997162Alan Benes (23)
19
Mike Difelice (81)
1997162Matt Morris (33)
18
Tom Lampkin (56)
1998163Matt Morris (17)
14
Eli Marrero (67)
1998163Mark Petkovsek (10)
9
Tom Pagnozzi (42)
1998163Todd Stottlemyre (23)
13
Tom Pagnozzi (42)
1999161Kent Bottenfield (31)
30
Eli Marrero (77)
1999161Jose Jimenez (28)
20
Alberto Castillo (74)
1999161Darren Oliver (30)
21
Alberto Castillo (74)
2000162Pat Hentgen (33)
32
Mike Matheny (117)
2001162Darryl Kile (34)
34
Mike Matheny (117)
2001162Bud Smith (14)
12
Eli Marrero (45)
2002162Matt Morris (32)
21
Mike Difelice (51)
2003162Matt Morris (27)
27
Mike Matheny (121)
2003162Garrett Stephenson (27)
13
Chris Widger (32)
2003162Brett Tomko (32)
15
Chris Widger (32)
2003162Woody Williams (33)
32
Mike Matheny (121)
2004162Jason Marquis (32)
14
Yadier Molina (39)
2004162Jeff Suppan (31)
11
Cody McKay (13)
2005162Jeff Suppan (32)
15
Einar Diaz (30)
2006161Chris Carpenter (32)
31
Yadier Molina (118)
2006161Jason Marquis (33)
21
Gary Bennett (43)
2009162Todd Wellemeyer (21)
10
Jason LaRue (26)

Includes all games played 1919-2010.
Selected according to the formula (M - P * C / T) >= 6, where T = team games, P = games started by the pitcher, C = games started by the catcher, and M = mutual starts by the pitcher and catcher. In essence, any battery which started together 6 more times than would have been expected if their individual starts had been distributed randomly is considered to include a personal catcher.
The information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Retrosheet. Interested parties may contact Retrosheet at "www.retrosheet.org".