Originally posted on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 9/15/13
While the St. Louis Cardinals still have a historically good full-season mark in batting average with runners in scoring position, the fact is that there have been precious few runners on base to drive in during September. A prime indication that the Cards’ bats have been in a deep slumber is a combined September batting average of just .217. As researcher Tom Orf points out in the table below, if it continues, this would be the worst final month for the club in terms of batting average in team history. The bottom 10 follows. (Any regular season games in October are included in the final month numbers.) St. Louis Cardinals regular season batting average, September/October, worst Year G BA GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS 2013 13 .217 117 492 433 57 94 23 2 8 50 4 4 44 100 .217 .292 .335 .627 1987 32 .224 288 1155 1038 109 233 37 8 13 100 46 14 98 200 .224 .289 .313 .602 1916 30 .229 270 1060 974 73 223 28 3 3 30 38 56 131 .229 .275 .273...
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