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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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32
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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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5
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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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7
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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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2
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050051700421.110.163.192355.082.151.1383.40--1484
9Steve SwisherC27   73411
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1
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1
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30061700012.151.213.233446.082.164.1792.8373.01780
36John DennyP26   7059
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031212100810.129.139.186325.057.057.18021.00--1380
11Bernie CarboOF31   64618
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1
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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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1
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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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1
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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


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