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Home >> Teams >> MLB Franchises >> National League >> St. Louis Cardinals >> 1979 Team Capsule

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
Manager(s): Ken Boyer
General Manager: John Claiborne
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 1,627,256 14/26
Playoffs:
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

Tom Grieve (#6), Terry Kennedy (#6), Roy Thomas (#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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1Garry TempletonSS23672105211
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19
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9
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622610189114238.314.331.458789.144.195.3515.0674.7308696
37Keith Hernandez1B25610116210
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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 Reitz3B2860542162
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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 ScottOF2758769152
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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 HendrickOF2949367148
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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 SimmonsC2944868127
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22
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026
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870161344220810.283.369.507876.223.357.2550.5617.2227521
20Lou BrockOF4040556123
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15
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4
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5
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382112234331057.304.342.398740.094.173.3261.8781.0161436
24Ken Oberkfell2B2336953111
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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 MumphreyOF2633953100
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10
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3
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32811263902646.295.341.369710.074.142.3221.50113.0125375
4Mike Tyson2B291901842
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2
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5
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2021132816125.221.272.363635.142.216.2332.1538.069207
19Dane IorgOF291791252
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11
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1
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2112122811215.291.337.380717.089.151.3382.33179.068195
16Terry KennedyC231091131
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7
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02
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170062002012.284.319.404723.119.174.3303.3354.544116
5Mike PhillipsSS-2B28971022
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60010910105.227.306.309615.082.186.2410.9097.030109
46Pete VuckovichP2679712
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00030011400822.152.159.152311.000.013.17914.00--1290
31Bob ForschP297378
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050051700421.110.163.192355.082.151.1383.40--1484
9Steve SwisherC2773411
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30061700012.151.213.233446.082.164.1792.8373.01780
36John DennyP267059
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2
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031212100810.129.139.186325.057.057.18021.00--1380
11Bernie CarboOF3164618
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03
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1210102200020.281.368.438806.156.328.3662.2021.32876
35Silvio MartinezP236258
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1
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00400126001010.129.141.145286.016.032.21626.00--974
41John FulghamP234236
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00400621001100.143.250.190440.048.190.2863.50--859
7Roger Freed1B333128
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02
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8005700001.258.361.516877.258.419.2731.4015.51636
21Jim LentineOF242329
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001013600000.391.462.435897.043.130.5292.00--1026
42Bob SykesP242122
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00000011120200.095.208.095303.000.048.20011.00--226
43Roy ThomasP261701
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0000001100100.059.059.118177.059.059.167----218
3Tom GrieveOF311513
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000004101000.200.368.267635.067.333.2140.25--419
32Mark LittellP26141000010011100100.000.067.00067.000.071.00011.00--016
3Keith SmithOF261313
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0000010100000.231.231.231462.000-.077.250----313
28Tom Herr2B231042
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0001102200000.200.333.200533.000.300.2501.00--212
49Tom BrunoP26501
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0000000200100.200.200.200400.000.000.333----16
22Buddy SchultzP284000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
38John UrreaP24401
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0001000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
21Mike DimmelOF24311
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0000010000000.333.333.333666.000-.333.333----13
47Will McEnaneyP273000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
34Darold KnowlesP372000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
26Dan O'BrienP252000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
39George FrazierP241000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals211057347311594279631006851166946083827696363116.278.328.401729.123.211.3071.8257.322996320
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
46Pete Vuckovich2615103.59343290002332291089322641457331.268.850.852.475.602.27
31Bob Forsch2911113.8233327100218215102931652926031.228.840.662.143.781.77
35Silvio Martinez231583.2632297220206204927514671023201.318.870.612.914.431.52
36John Denny268114.853131520020620611611124100996131.499.001.054.374.330.99
41John Fulgham231062.5320191020014612347411026752131.027.580.621.604.622.88
32Mark Littell26942.2063000401382602220239677001.216.590.224.287.351.72
43Roy Thomas26342.92266004177662925924443001.177.711.052.815.141.83
42Bob Sykes24436.1813110010678649461134354111.7911.551.484.574.701.03
47Will McEnaney27032.954500021264602621316150121.198.440.422.252.110.94
34Darold Knowles37254.044800018648542722517222101.459.920.923.124.041.29
22Buddy Schultz28434.503100012342402121714382001.298.571.503.008.142.71
49Tom Bruno26234.26271008038371818122272021.558.760.245.216.391.23
39George Frazier24244.502500014032351916312140011.479.840.843.383.941.17
38John Urrea24004.093200001113750951002.0010.640.007.364.090.56
26Dan O'Brien25118.18600040112110100350002.1817.180.002.454.091.67
48Kim Seaman22000.0010001020000230001.000.000.009.0013.501.50
Pitching 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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