The newly elevated Springfield Cardinals would feature 9 future Major Leaguers on their roster including future All-Stars Hersh Martin (.231) and pitcher Mort Cooper (7-5). Dallas Patton would bat .345 with 29 2B, 14 3B and 11 HR while future Cardinals Pitcher Mike Ryba showcased the fact that he was pretty good with the bat as well, putting up 42 2B, 8 3B, 5 HR and a league leading .380 batting average. Another fantastic 73-50 record however in the Class A Western League
was only good enough for 3rd place. By 1934, the Class C Western Association got its "act together" and were back in business. The Springfield Cardinals left the Western League after only one year and returned to active duty in the Western Association. There they would find a far more stable environment, as the Springfield Cardinals served as the St. Louis Class C franchise for the next 9 years until WWII shut the league down once again. White City Park would immediately welcome its 4th future All-Star in the name of Oscar Judd (10-6) who would go on to have an All-Star season in 1943 for the Boston Red Sox when he put up an 11-6, 2.90 record in 20 starts. Joining him in the rotation was Mike Ryba again who this time showed off his pitching skills (12-3, league leading 2.96 ERA) and a future St. Louis Cardinals starter Bill McGee who had a stellar season (league leading 23-13, 3.30). David Cheeves (41 2B, 13 HR, .361) meanwhile led the league in hitting. Springfield was back on top of the Western Association in their first season back in Class C ball, and against Ponca City, Springfield again took it to the last game, and won the Western Association title... just like they had as if they never left.