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1978 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 69-93 .426
Rank: 5th in National League East
Run Differential: 600-657 -57
Roster Continuity 64.36% 19/26
Manager(s): Ken Boyer, Vern Rapp, Jack Krol
General Manager: Bing Devine (1978-09-30), John Claiborne
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 1,278,215 17/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Bob Hicks (#15) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Dave Ricketts
First Base Coach: Sonny Ruberto
Hitting Coach: Mo Mozzali
Pitching Coach: Claude Osteen
Third Base Coach: Jack Krol

#1 Draft Picks

Terry Kennedy (#6), Roy Thomas (#6), Ted Simmons (#10), Garry Templeton (#13), Mike Phillips (#18), Rob Dressler (#19), Steve Swisher (#21)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8873.5471.5
7983.48811.0
7686.46914.0
6993.42621.0
6696.40724.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1Garry TempletonSS22   64782181
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13
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2
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473411228713237.280.303.377680.097.167.3193.95323.5244675
37Keith Hernandez1B24   54290138
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32
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4
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11
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6413582682111612.255.351.389740.135.301.2710.8349.3211633
44Ken Reitz3B27   54041133
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2
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10
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75102361553713.246.280.357637.111.156.2582.6554.0193578
23Ted SimmonsC28   51671148
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5
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22
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801177393170819.287.377.512889.225.374.2720.5123.5264604
25Jerry MoralesOF29   45744109
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19
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8
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4
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46443344112613.239.288.341629.103.175.2531.33114.3156499
27George HendrickOF28   38255110
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27
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1
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17
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6710284421149.288.337.497834.209.285.2861.5722.5190417
10Mike Tyson2B28   3772688
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16
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03
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26202441071314.233.277.300577.066.135.2531.71125.7113405
29Jerry MumphreyOF25   3674196
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4
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2
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3714103040102310.262.317.335652.074.166.2871.33183.5123403
20Lou BrockOF39   2983166
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9
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0012175172902114.221.263.252515.030.128.2441.71--75317
30Tony ScottOF26   2192850
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5
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2
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1456144121025.228.278.283561.055.114.2742.93219.062237
5Mike Phillips2B27   1641444
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8
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1
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2800132522074.268.317.348665.079.159.2971.92164.057186
2Steve SwisherC26   1151132
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101081410006.278.331.365696.087.165.3101.75115.042124
7Roger Freed1B32   92322
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201081700012.239.297.370667.130.228.2702.1346.034101
19Dane IorgOF28   85623
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040041001012.271.300.341641.071.118.3032.50--2990
31Bob ForschP28   83215
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7
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80012600503.181.190.301491.120.133.25026.0083.02589
36John DennyP25   731013
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030042100710.178.218.247465.068.123.2455.25--1885
11Jim DwyerOF28   65814
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4109311001.215.320.308628.092.246.2130.3365.02075
11Wayne Garrett3B30   631121
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1010111601003.333.432.444876.111.302.4351.4563.02874
46Pete VuckovichP25   5848
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1
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0030012200700.138.153.155308.017.034.22222.00--966
24Ken Oberkfell2B22   5076
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1
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000003100101.120.170.140310.020.080.1220.33--754
35Silvio MartinezP22   4748
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0030002100600.170.170.213383.043.043.308----1053
16Terry KennedyC22   2905
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0002004302002.172.273.172445.000.138.1920.75--533
38John UrreaP23   2403
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0002001800201.125.160.125285.000.042.1888.00--327
41Pete FalconeP24   2135
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000000200200.238.238.286524.048.048.263----623
42Eric RasmussenP26   1812
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0001000800200.111.111.111222.000.000.200----220
39Aurelio LopezP29   1403
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0000000600200.214.214.214428.000.000.375----316
49Tom BrunoP25   1201
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0000000300200.083.083.083166.000.000.111----114
21Jim LentineOF23   1112
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0001100010000.182.250.182432.000.091.182----212
32Mark LittellP25   7000000001100000.000.125.000125.000.143.0001.00--08
21Gary Sutherland2B33   611
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0000000000200.167.167.167334.000.000.167----18
12John TamargoC26   6000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
33Mike RamseySS24   541
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0000000100000.200.200.200400.000.000.250----15
22Buddy SchultzP27   511
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00001200200.200.333.600933.400.600.3332.00--38
42Roy ThomasP25   401
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0001000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
21Bob ColuccioOF26   3000000001200000.000.250.000250.000.333.0002.00--04
26Rob DresslerP24   3000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
43,49George FrazierP23   301
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
34Dan O'BrienP24   3000000000000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
26Dave HamiltonP30   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals2056541560013512634479568974242071322555553131.249.301.358659.109.196.2721.7068.519395943
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
36John Denny25   14112.96333311200234.0200817713741038461.177.690.502.853.961.39
31Bob Forsch28   11173.6934347300233.22051109615971148351.297.880.583.734.381.18
46Pete Vuckovich25   12122.55452362151198.118765569591497221.248.500.412.686.772.53
35Silvio Martinez22   983.6522225200138.111465561171453021.347.430.724.632.930.63
32Mark Littell25   482.80722005111106.18038338591309141.316.790.685.0111.042.20
38John Urrea23   495.362712103098.21087559447615171.579.820.364.275.551.30
22Buddy Schultz27   243.806200032683.0683635636702001.257.370.653.907.591.94
41Pete Falcone24   275.761914002075.0945248948288021.8911.281.085.763.360.58
39Aurelio Lopez29   424.29254004065.0523531432465011.297.200.554.436.371.44
42Eric Rasmussen26   254.201010210060.1613228420322201.359.150.603.004.801.60
49Tom Bruno25   431.98183008149.2381211317330101.106.840.543.065.941.94
42Roy Thomas25   113.86161007328.1211412016163201.326.750.005.145.141.00
43,49George Frazier23   034.09140003022.02214102681001.279.000.822.453.271.33
34Dan O'Brien24   024.5072001018.02212918120121.6711.000.504.006.001.50
26Dave Hamilton30   006.43130004014.01613105680001.5710.293.213.865.141.33
26Rob Dressler24   012.0832000013.012330440001.238.310.002.772.771.00
Batting Totals69933.5942016232101302214381300657574946008596117311.328.140.593.765.381.43
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ted SimmonsC1346708896.9880.00
Steve SwisherC422021320.9910.00
Terry KennedyC1046411.9800.00
John TamargoC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Keith Hernandez1B15814369610124.9940.00
Roger Freed1B1511010113.9920.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike Tyson2B1242463061378.9770.00
Mike Phillips2B5593110624.9710.00
Ken Oberkfell2B17304818.9870.00
Gary Sutherland2B103001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ken Reitz3B1501113141218.9730.00
Wayne Garrett3B19122635.9270.00
Ken Oberkfell3B40000.0000.00
Mike Phillips3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Garry TempletonSS15528552340108.9530.00
Mike PhillipsSS10142517.9750.00
Mike RamseySS44613.9090.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jerry MoralesOF126254560.9770.00
Jerry MumphreyOF1161781011.9950.00
George HendrickOF101241510.9960.00
Lou BrockOF79114230.9750.00
Tony ScottOF77100660.9460.00
Dane IorgOF25335001.0000.00
Ted SimmonsOF2333010.9710.00
Jim DwyerOF2219110.9520.00
Roger FreedOF630001.0000.00
Jim LentineOF340001.0000.00
Bob ColuccioOF210001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark LittellP7210641010.9331.19
Buddy SchultzP628346011.0001.08
Pete VuckovichP45198123424.9582.09
Bob ForschP342331837041.0002.12
John DennyP33234177348.9573.46
John UrreaP279831820.9131.92
Aurelio LopezP25650510.8330.69
Silvio MartinezP2213891830.9001.76
Pete FalconeP19750720.7780.84
Tom BrunoP184924011.0001.10
Roy ThomasP162817001.0002.56
George FrazierP14220510.8332.05
Dave HamiltonP131413001.0002.57
Eric RasmussenP10603912.9231.80
Dan O'BrienP71802001.0001.00
Rob DresslerP31302001.0001.38


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