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1979 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-76 .531
Rank: 3rd in National League East
Run Differential: 731-693 + 38
Roster Continuity 84.53% 9/26
Manager(s): Ken Boyer
General Manager: John Claiborne
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 1,627,256 14/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Andy Van Slyke (#6) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Red Schoendienst
Assistant Coach: Dal Maxvill
Bullpen Coach: Dave Ricketts
Pitching Coach: Claude Osteen
Third Base Coach: Jack Krol

#1 Draft Picks

Roy Thomas (#6), Tom Grieve (#6), Roy Thomas (#6), Terry Kennedy (#6), Ted Simmons (#10), Garry Templeton (#13), Bernie Carbo (#16), Mike Phillips (#18), Steve Swisher (#21)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9565.5942.0
8676.53112.0
8478.51914.0
8082.49418.0
6399.38935.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1Garry TempletonSS23   672105211
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19
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9
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622610189114238.314.331.458789.144.195.3515.0674.7308696
37Keith Hernandez1B25   610116210
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48
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11
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11
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105116807815079.344.417.513930.169.308.3770.9855.5313698
44Ken Reitz3B28   60542162
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41
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2
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8
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73102585474513.268.299.382681.114.157.2983.4075.6231643
30Tony ScottOF27   58769152
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22
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10
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6
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6837173492540813.259.301.361662.102.194.2942.7197.8212634
25George HendrickOF29   49367148
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27
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1
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16
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75234962050617.300.359.456815.156.254.3141.2730.8225548
23Ted SimmonsC29   44868127
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22
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026
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870161344220810.283.369.507876.223.357.2550.5617.2227521
20Lou BrockOF40   40556123
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15
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4
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382112234331057.304.342.398740.094.173.3261.8781.0161436
24Ken Oberkfell2B23   36953111
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19
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5
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1
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3541573549149.301.396.388784.087.249.3260.61369.0143435
29Jerry MumphreyOF26   33953100
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10
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3
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3
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32811263902646.295.341.369710.074.142.3221.50113.0125375
4Mike Tyson2B29   1901842
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8
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2
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5
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2021132816125.221.272.363635.142.216.2332.1538.069207
19Dane IorgOF29   1791252
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11
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1
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2112122811215.291.337.380717.089.151.3382.33179.068195
16Terry KennedyC23   1091131
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02
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170062002012.284.319.404723.119.174.3303.3354.544116
5Mike PhillipsSS-2B28   971022
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1
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60010910105.227.306.309615.082.186.2410.9097.030109
46Pete VuckovichP26   79712
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00030011400822.152.159.152311.000.013.17914.00--1290
31Bob ForschP29   7378
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2
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050051700421.110.163.192355.082.151.1383.40--1484
9Steve SwisherC27   73411
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30061700012.151.213.233446.082.164.1792.8373.01780
36John DennyP26   7059
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2
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031212100810.129.139.186325.057.057.18021.00--1380
11Bernie CarboOF31   64618
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03
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1210102200020.281.368.438806.156.328.3662.2021.32876
35Silvio MartinezP23   6258
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00400126001010.129.141.145286.016.032.21626.00--974
41John FulghamP23   4236
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2
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00400621001100.143.250.190440.048.190.2863.50--859
7Roger Freed1B33   3128
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2
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02
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8005700001.258.361.516877.258.419.2731.4015.51636
21Jim LentineOF24   2329
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001013600000.391.462.435897.043.130.5292.00--1026
42Bob SykesP24   2122
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00000011120200.095.208.095303.000.048.20011.00--226
43Roy ThomasP26   1701
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0000001100100.059.059.118177.059.059.167----218
3Tom GrieveOF31   1513
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000004101000.200.368.267635.067.333.2140.25--419
32Mark LittellP26   141000010011100100.000.067.00067.000.071.00011.00--016
3Keith SmithOF26   1313
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0000010100000.231.231.231462.000-.077.250----313
28Tom Herr2B23   1042
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0001102200000.200.333.200533.000.300.2501.00--212
49Tom BrunoP26   501
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0000000200100.200.200.200400.000.000.333----16
22Buddy SchultzP28   4000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
38John UrreaP24   401
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0001000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
21Mike DimmelOF24   311
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0000010000000.333.333.333666.000-.333.333----13
47Will McEnaneyP27   3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
34Darold KnowlesP37   2000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
26Dan O'BrienP25   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
39George FrazierP24   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals211057347311594279631006851166946083827696363116.278.328.401729.123.211.3071.8257.322996320
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
46Pete Vuckovich26   15103.5934329000233.02291089322641457331.268.850.852.475.602.27
31Bob Forsch29   11113.8233327100218.2215102931652926031.228.840.662.143.781.77
35Silvio Martinez23   1583.2632297220206.2204927514671023201.318.870.612.914.431.52
36John Denny26   8114.8531315200206.020611611124100996131.499.001.054.374.330.99
41John Fulgham23   1062.53201910200146.012347411026752131.027.580.621.604.622.88
32Mark Littell26   942.2063000401382.1602220239677001.216.590.224.287.351.72
43Roy Thomas26   342.92266004177.0662925924443001.177.711.052.815.141.83
42Bob Sykes24   436.181311001067.08649461134354111.7911.551.484.574.701.03
47Will McEnaney27   032.954500021264.0602621316150121.198.440.422.252.110.94
34Darold Knowles37   254.044800018648.2542722517222101.459.920.923.124.041.29
22Buddy Schultz28   434.503100012342.1402121714382001.298.571.503.008.142.71
49Tom Bruno26   234.26271008038.1371818122272021.558.760.245.216.391.23
39George Frazier24   244.502500014032.1351916312140011.479.840.843.383.941.17
38John Urrea24   004.0932000011.113750951002.0010.640.007.364.090.56
26Dan O'Brien25   118.1860004011.02110100350002.1817.180.002.454.091.67
48Kim Seaman22   000.001000102.00000230001.000.000.009.0013.501.50
Batting Totals86763.7343816338712525148714496936171275017884510181.318.770.773.034.771.57
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ted SimmonsC122606691010.9850.00
Steve SwisherC33105632.9740.00
Terry KennedyC32135711.9930.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Keith Hernandez1B16014891468145.9950.00
Dane Iorg1B10705021.0000.00
Roger Freed1B17110.8890.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ken Oberkfell2B117213323865.9850.00
Mike Tyson2B71125184842.9750.00
Mike Phillips2B16213015.9810.00
Tom Herr2B61211031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ken Reitz3B1581242901226.9720.00
Ken Oberkfell3B17101912.9670.00
Mike Phillips3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Garry TempletonSS15029252534102.9600.00
Mike PhillipsSS253376311.9730.00
Ken OberkfellSS201001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tony ScottOF1514271475.9840.00
George HendrickOF1382542027.9930.00
Jerry MumphreyOF114180330.9840.00
Lou BrockOF98152772.9580.00
Dane IorgOF3951220.9640.00
Bernie CarboOF17100001.0000.00
Jim LentineOF8121011.0000.00
Mike DimmelOF530001.0000.00
Tom GrieveOF57010.8750.00
Keith SmithOF5141001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark LittellP63826711.9291.43
Darold KnowlesP48482740.6921.68
Will McEnaneyP4564219021.0002.95
Pete VuckovichP34233142852.8941.62
Bob ForschP33218253113.9822.31
Silvio MartinezP32206171543.8891.40
John DennyP31206163624.9632.27
Buddy SchultzP314215001.0001.28
Tom BrunoP273825001.0001.65
Roy ThomasP26771013011.0002.69
George FrazierP25324410.8892.24
John FulghamP2014671221.9051.17
Bob SykesP136707001.0000.94
Dan O'BrienP6110000.0000.00
John UrreaP31121001.0002.43
Kim SeamanP120000.0000.00


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