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1979 St. Louis CardinalsSeason Roster
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Dan O'Brien played for the 1979 St. Louis Cardinals
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameCardinals
LocationSt. Louis,Missouri
Record86-76 (3rd in National League East)League Rank5thMLB Rank10th
BallparkBusch Stadium II
ManagerKen BoyerGeneral ManagerJohn Claiborne
CoachesJack Krol (Third Base Coach), Dal Maxvill (Assistant Coach), Claude Osteen (Pitching Coach), Dave Ricketts (Bullpen Coach), Red Schoendienst (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickAndy Van Slyke (#6)
Attendance1,627,256 (Rank: 14th)
Minor League AffiliatesSpringfield Redbirds (AAA) 73-63 ... Arkansas Travelers (AA) 76-57 ... St. Petersburg Cardinals (A+) 64-71 ... Gastonia Cardinals (A) 65-74 ... Johnson City Cardinals (Rk) 25-43 ...
Years Available1892-2019

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1979 St. Louis Cardinals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 St. Louis Cardinals Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
20Lou BrockOF5-11 170 L-L 1939-06-18 40El Dorado,Arkansas MLB1961-19791961-1979Union (Mer Rouge,LA)So.U.
1960-   UDFA-CHN
 
49Tom BrunoP6-5 210 R-R 1953-01-26 26Chicago,Illinois MLB1976-19791976-1979Fenwick (Oak Park,IL)
1971-   UDFA-KCA
 
11Bernie CarboOF6-0 175 L-R 1947-08-05 31Detroit,Michigan MLB1965-19811969-1980Livonia (Livonia,MI)
1965- 1-  16-CIN
 
36John DennyP6-3 190 R-R 1952-11-08 26Prescott,Arizona MLB1970-19861974-1986Prescott (Prescott,AZ)
1970-29- 679-SLN
 
21Mike DimmelOF6-0 180 R-R 1954-10-16 24Albert Lea,Minnesota MLB1977-19801977-1979Logansport (Logansport,IN)
1973- 6- 138-LAN
 
31Bob ForschP6-4 200 R-R 1950-01-13 29Sacramento,California MLB1970-19891974-1989Hiram W. Johnson (Sacramento,CA)Sacramento City Col
1968-26- 594-SLN
 
39George FrazierP6-5 205 R-R 1954-10-13 24Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1976-19871978-1987Hillcrest (Springfield,MO)Oklahoma
1976- 9- 196-MIL
 
7Roger Freed1B6-0 190 R-R 1946-06-02 33Los Angeles,California MLB1966-19801970-1979Baldwin Park (Baldwin Park,CA)Mount San Antonio Col
1966-38- 712-MIN
 
41John FulghamP6-2 205 R-R 1956-06-09 23St. Louis,Missouri MLB1976-19831979-1980Pattonville (Maryland Heights,MO)Yavapai Col, Miami
1976- 1-  15-NYA
 
3Tom GrieveOF6-2 190 R-R 1948-03-04 31Pittsfield,Massachusetts MLB1967-19791970-1979Pittsfield (Pittsfield,MA)
1966- 1-   6-WS2
 
25George HendrickOF6-3 195 R-R 1949-10-18 29Los Angeles,California MLB1968-19881971-1988Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)East Los Angeles Col
1968- 1-   1-OAK
 
37Keith Hernandez1B6-0 195 L-L 1953-10-20 25San Francisco,California MLB1972-19901974-1990Capuchino (San Bruno,CA)Col. San Mateo
1971-42- 785-SLN
 
28Tom Herr2B6-0 185 B-R 1956-04-04 23Lancaster,Pennsylvania MLB1975-19911979-1991Hempfield (Landisville,PA)
1974-   UDFA-SLN
 
19Dane IorgOF6-0 180 L-R 1950-05-11 29Eureka,California MLB1969-19861977-1986Arcata (Arcata,CA)Brigham Young U.
1971- 1-  22-PHI
 
16Terry KennedyC6-4 230 L-R 1956-06-04 23Euclid,Ohio MLB1975-19911978-1991St. Mary's (Phoenix,AZ)Florida St
1977- 1-   6-SLN
 
34Darold KnowlesP6-0 190 L-L 1941-12-09 37Brunswick,Missouri MLB1961-19801965-1980Brunswick (Brunswick,MO)Missouri
1961-   UDFA-BAL
 
21Jim LentineOF6-0 175 R-R 1954-07-16 24Los Angeles,California MLB1975-19811978-1980Sierra (Gardena,CA)La Verne
1975-12- 280-SLN
 
32Mark LittellP6-3 210 L-R 1953-01-17 26Cape Girardeau,Missouri MLB1971-19821973-1982Gideon (Gideon,MO)
1971-12- 276-KCA
 
35Silvio MartinezP5-10 170 R-R 1955-08-19 23Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1974-19821977-1981  
1974-   UDFA-PIT
 
47Will McEnaneyP6-0 180 L-L 1952-02-14 27Springfield,Ohio MLB1974-19851974-1979Springfield North (Springfield,OH)
1970- 8- 188-CIN
 
29Jerry MumphreyOF6-2 185 B-R 1952-09-09 26Tyler,Texas MLB1971-19881974-1988Chapel Hill (Tyler,TX)
1971- 4-  81-SLN
 
26Dan O'BrienP6-4 215 R-R 1954-04-22 25St. Petersburg,Florida MLB1975-19811978-1979Bishop Barry (St. Petersburg,FL)Florida St
1976- 3-  61-SLN
 
24Ken Oberkfell2B6-0 210 L-R 1956-05-04 23Highland,Illinois MLB1975-19921977-1992Collinsville (Collinsville,IL)Southwestern Illinois Col
1975-   UDFA-SLN
 
5Mike PhillipsSS-2B6-1 185 L-R 1950-08-19 28Beaumont,Texas MLB1969-19831973-1983MacArthur (Irving,TX)
1969- 1-  18-SFN
 
44Ken Reitz3B6-0 185 R-R 1951-06-24 28San Francisco,California MLB1969-19871972-1982Jefferson (Daly City,CA)
1969-31- 732-SLN
 
22Buddy SchultzP6-0 175 R-L 1950-09-19 28Cleveland,Ohio MLB1970-19821975-1979Shaw (East Cleveland,OH)Miami U.
1972- 6- 135-CHN
 
30Tony ScottOF6-0 175 B-R 1951-09-18 27Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1969-19841973-1984Withrow (Cincinnati,OH)
1969-71-1019-MON
 
48Kim SeamanP6-4 205 L-L 1957-05-06 22Pascagoula,Mississippi MLB1976-19831979-1980Live Oak Academy (Moss Point,MS)Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
1976- 4-  80-NYN
 
23Ted SimmonsC6-0 200 B-R 1949-08-09 29Highland Park,Michigan MLB1967-19881968-1988Southfield-Lathrup (Southfield,MI)
1967- 1-  10-SLN
 
3Keith SmithOF5-9 178 R-R 1953-05-03 26Palmetto,Florida MLB1972-19811977-1980   State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota
1972- 7- 124-SLN
 
9Steve SwisherC6-2 205 R-R 1951-08-09 27Parkersburg,West Virginia MLB1973-19831974-1982South (Parkersburg,WV)Ohio U.
1973- 1-  21-CHA
 
42Bob SykesP6-2 200 B-L 1954-12-11 24Neptune,New Jersey MLB1974-19821977-1981   Miami-Dade Col
1974-19- 440-DET
 
1Garry TempletonSS5-11 185 B-R 1956-03-24 23Lockney,Texas MLB1974-19911976-1991Valley (Santa Ana,CA)
1974- 1-  13-SLN
 
43Roy ThomasP6-6 200 R-R 1953-06-22 26Quantico,Virginia MLB1971-19901977-1987Lompoc (Lompoc,CA)
1971- 1-   6-PHI
 
4Mike Tyson2B5-9 170 R-R 1950-01-13 29Rocky Mount,North Carolina MLB1970-19811972-1981Northern Nash (Rocky Mount,NC)Indian River St
1970- 3-  60-SLN
 
38John UrreaP6-3 205 R-R 1955-02-09 24Los Angeles,California MLB1974-19811977-1981   Rio Hondo CC
1974- 1-  14-SLN
 
46Pete VuckovichP6-4 220 R-R 1952-10-27 26Johnstown,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19861975-1986Conemaugh Valley (Johnstown,PA)Clarion Pennsylvania
1974- 3-  56-CHA
 
37 Players