1933- Dizzy Dean Wins 20; Cardinals Acquire Durocher

82-71, Finished 5th in National League
Manager: Gabby Street (46-45) and Frankie Frisch (36-26)
Scored 687 runs, Allowed 609 runs. Attendance: 256,171

Durocher To Cardinals

Early in the season, the Cardinals acquire shortstop Leo Durocher from the Cincinnati Reds. He will go on to manage the Cubs later in his life.

The Cardinals lose a doubleheader on July 2 to the first place Giants. Both games end 1-0 as Carl Hubbell and Parmell each throw complete games and fan a combined 27 batters.

First All Star Game

Baseeball hold its first All Star game and the Cardinals have many players there to represent them. Frankies Frisch, Bill Hallahan, Jim Martin and Pepper Martin all play in the game. Frisch hits the first Cardinals All Star game home run.

Manager Quits

On July 24, Gabby Street quits as the manager of the Cardinals as the team is struggling. Frankie Frisch becomes player/manager and the Cardinals win 16 of its next 17 games.

Dizzy fans 17

Dizzy Dean fans 17 Cubs batter in a game on July 30 (BOXSCORE) to win 8-2. Joe Medwick goes 4-for-4 and Durocher knocks in a run.

The fifth place finish is disappointing but Dizzy Dean wins 20 games and the future is bright in St. Louis.