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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), Terry Kennedy (#6), Roy Thomas (#6), Tom Grieve (#6), Ted Simmons (#10), Garry Templeton (#13), Bernie Carbo (#16), Mike Phillips (#18), Steve Swisher (#21)
National League East Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1979 St. Louis Cardinals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    20Lou BrockOF5-11170L-L401961Not draftedMLB--
    49Tom BrunoP6-5210R-R261976Not draftedMLB--
    11Bernie CarboOF6-0175L-R311969CIN: 1965-1-16MLB--
    36John DennyP6-3190R-R261974SLN: 1970-29-679MLB--
    21Mike DimmelOF6-0180R-R241977LAN: 1973-6-138MLB--
    31Bob ForschP6-4200R-R291974SLN: 1968-26-594MLB--
    39George FrazierP6-5205R-R241978MIL: 1976-9-196MLB--
    7Roger FreedOF6-0190R-R331970MIN: 1966-38-712MLB--
    41John FulghamP6-2205R-R231979NYA: 1976-1-15MLB--
    3Tom GrieveOF6-2190R-R311970WS2: 1966-1-6MLB--
    25George HendrickOF6-3195R-R291971OAK: 1968-1-1MLB--
    37Keith Hernandez1B6-0195L-L251974SLN: 1971-42-785MLB--
    28Tom Herr2B6-0185B-R231979Not draftedMLB--
    19Dane Iorg1B-OF6-0180L-R291977PHI: 1971-1-22MLB--
    16Terry KennedyC6-4230L-R231978SLN: 1977-1-6MLB--
    34Darold KnowlesP6-0190L-L371965Not draftedMLB--
    21Jim LentineOF6-0175R-R241978SLN: 1975-12-280MLB--
    32Mark LittellP6-3210L-R261973KCA: 1971-12-276MLB--
    35Silvio MartinezP5-10170R-R231977Not draftedMLB--
    47Will McEnaneyP6-0180L-L271974CIN: 1970-8-188MLB--
    29Jerry MumphreyOF6-2185B-R261974SLN: 1971-4-81MLB--
    26Dan O'BrienP6-4215R-R251978SLN: 1976-3-61MLB--
    24Ken Oberkfell3B-2B6-0210L-R231977Not draftedMLB--
    5Mike PhillipsSS-2B6-1185L-R281973SFN: 1969-1-18MLB--
    44Ken Reitz3B6-0185R-R281972SLN: 1969-31-732MLB--
    22Buddy SchultzP6-0175R-L281975CHN: 1972-6-135MLB--
    30Tony ScottOF6-0175B-R271973MON: 1969-71-1019MLB--
    48Kim SeamanP6-4205L-L221979NYN: 1976-4-80MLB--
    23Ted SimmonsC-1B6-0200B-R291968SLN: 1967-1-10MLB--
    3Keith SmithOF5-9178R-R261977SLN: 1972-7-124MLB--
    9Steve SwisherC6-2205R-R271974CHA: 1973-1-21MLB--
    42Bob SykesP6-2200B-L241977DET: 1974-19-440MLB--
    1Garry TempletonSS5-11185B-R231976SLN: 1974-1-13MLB--
    43Roy ThomasP6-6200R-R261977PHI: 1971-1-6MLB--
    4Mike Tyson2B5-9170R-R291972SLN: 1970-3-60MLB--
    38John UrreaP6-3205R-R241977SLN: 1974-1-14MLB--
    46Pete VuckovichP6-4220R-R261975CHA: 1974-3-56MLB--

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