Sponsoring a Page is a way of supporting The Baseball Cube. Put your name/site/message on your favorite player page!
"More stats than you can shake a wooden stick at..."
Home >> Teams >> MLB Franchises >> National League >> St. Louis Cardinals >> 1997 Team Capsule >>

1997 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 73-89 .451
Rank: 4th in National League Central
Run Differential: 689-708 -19
Roster Continuity 82.72% 2/28
Manager(s): Tony La Russa
General Manager: Walt Jocketty
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Payroll: $ 44,179,167 9/28
Attendance: 2,634,014 8/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Adam Kennedy (#20) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Carney Lansford
Bullpen Coach: Mark DeJohn
First Base Coach: Dave McKay
Hitting Coach: George Hendrick
Pitching Coach: Dave Duncan
Third Base Coach: Rene Lachemann

#1 Draft Picks

Andy Benes (#1), Dmitri Young (#4), Mark McGwire (#10), Delino DeShields (#12), Matt Morris (#12), Donovan Osborne (#13), Sean Lowe (#15), Royce Clayton (#15), Alan Benes (#16), Brian Jordan (#29), Mark Petkovsek (#29)
National League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8478.519--
7983.4885.0
7686.4698.0
7389.45111.0
6894.42016.0
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1997 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11997-04-01L 1-2 @MON
    21997-04-02L 1-4 @MON
    31997-04-03L 4-9 @MON
    41997-04-04L 2-3 @HOU
    51997-04-05L 2-6 @HOU
    61997-04-06L 2-3 @HOU
    71997-04-08W 2-1 MON
    81997-04-11W 4-2 HOU
    91997-04-12L 5-7 HOU
    101997-04-13W 6-2 HOU
    111997-04-14L 2-4 HOU
    121997-04-15W 9-3 @FLO
    131997-04-16L 1-2 @FLO
    141997-04-17L 1-2 @FLO
    151997-04-19W 1-0 @SDN
    161997-04-19W 2-1 @SDN
    171997-04-20L 2-8 @SDN
    181997-04-22W 6-4 @LAN
    191997-04-23L 1-2 @LAN
    201997-04-25L 4-5 COL
    211997-04-26L 2-4 COL
    221997-04-27W 6-2 COL
    231997-04-28W 5-2 SFN
    241997-04-29W 9-7 SFN
    251997-04-30W 6-2 FLO
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    261997-05-01W 3-2 FLO
    271997-05-02L 4-7 @NYN
    281997-05-03L 1-5 @NYN
    291997-05-04W 8-2 @NYN
    301997-05-05L 1-2 ATL
    311997-05-06W 4-3 ATL
    321997-05-07W 14-7 PHI
    331997-05-08W 6-2 PHI
    341997-05-09L 3-10 NYN
    351997-05-10L 0-2 NYN
    361997-05-11L 4-6 NYN
    371997-05-13L 2-3 @PHI
    381997-05-14W 12-3 @PHI
    391997-05-16L 0-1 @ATL
    401997-05-17L 6-11 @ATL
    411997-05-18L 1-5 @ATL
    421997-05-19L 3-7 @ATL
    431997-05-20W 3-1 PIT
    441997-05-21L 2-3 PIT
    451997-05-23L 0-2 @SFN
    461997-05-24W 9-3 @SFN
    471997-05-25W 9-3 @SFN
    481997-05-26L 7-9 @COL
    491997-05-27W 8-6 @COL
    501997-05-29W 4-2 LAN
    511997-05-30W 2-1 LAN
    521997-05-31W 6-3 LAN
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    531997-06-01L 1-6 LAN
    541997-06-02L 7-11 COL
    551997-06-03W 15-4 COL
    561997-06-04W 10-0 @PIT
    571997-06-05L 3-9 @PIT
    581997-06-06W 3-1 @LAN
    591997-06-07L 2-5 @LAN
    601997-06-08W 9-3 @LAN
    611997-06-09W 9-1 @SDN
    621997-06-10L 5-6 @SDN
    631997-06-11W 8-3 @SDN
    641997-06-14L 3-8 CLE
    651997-06-14W 5-2 CLE
    661997-06-15L 2-9 CLE
    671997-06-16L 0-1 @MIL
    681997-06-17L 3-4 @MIL
    691997-06-18L 4-8 @MIL
    701997-06-20L 2-4 CIN
    711997-06-21W 6-2 CIN
    721997-06-22W 5-2 CIN
    731997-06-23L 0-3 CHN
    741997-06-24W 7-2 CHN
    751997-06-25W 3-1 CHN
    761997-06-26W 5-3 @CIN
    771997-06-27L 3-5 @CIN
    781997-06-28W 12-6 @CIN
    791997-06-29W 6-5 @CIN
    801997-06-30W 2-1 MIN
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    811997-07-01W 2-0 MIN
    821997-07-02W 2-1 MIN
    831997-07-03L 4-6 PIT
    841997-07-04L 5-7 PIT
    851997-07-05L 3-4 PIT
    861997-07-06L 3-6 PIT
    871997-07-10W 3-2 @CHN
    881997-07-11L 1-7 @CHN
    891997-07-12W 2-1 @CHN
    901997-07-13W 11-5 @CHN
    911997-07-14L 2-4 @CIN
    921997-07-15W 7-4 @CIN
    931997-07-16L 3-4 SDN
    941997-07-17L 1-3 SDN
    951997-07-18W 6-5 SFN
    961997-07-19W 8-7 SFN
    971997-07-20L 2-9 SFN
    981997-07-21W 7-2 SFN
    991997-07-22L 2-4 HOU
    1001997-07-23L 2-7 HOU
    1011997-07-25L 4-5 FLO
    1021997-07-26W 3-1 FLO
    1031997-07-27W 6-4 FLO
    1041997-07-28W 2-1 @HOU
    1051997-07-29L 4-5 @HOU
    1061997-07-30L 4-7 @HOU
    1071997-07-31L 1-2 @PHI
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1081997-08-01L 1-4 @PHI
    1091997-08-02W 2-1 @PHI
    1101997-08-03L 1-10 @PHI
    1111997-08-04L 2-4 @NYN
    1121997-08-05L 4-5 @NYN
    1131997-08-06L 3-4 @ATL
    1141997-08-07L 0-3 @ATL
    1151997-08-08W 6-1 PHI
    1161997-08-09L 2-3 PHI
    1171997-08-10L 0-8 PHI
    1181997-08-12W 5-2 NYN
    1191997-08-13L 4-5 NYN
    1201997-08-14L 2-6 NYN
    1211997-08-15W 3-2 ATL
    1221997-08-16L 3-5 ATL
    1231997-08-17W 3-1 ATL
    1241997-08-19W 12-5 @MON
    1251997-08-20W 6-3 @MON
    1261997-08-21L 2-3 @MON
    1271997-08-22W 7-3 @FLO
    1281997-08-23L 0-3 @FLO
    1291997-08-24L 1-7 @FLO
    1301997-08-25L 1-2 MON
    1311997-08-26L 5-7 MON
    1321997-08-27W 4-3 MON
    1331997-08-28W 11-5 MON
    1341997-08-29W 9-7 @KCA
    1351997-08-30L 5-16 @KCA
    1361997-08-31W 5-4 @KCA
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1371997-09-01L 4-5 CHA
    1381997-09-02W 6-1 CHA
    1391997-09-03W 4-2 CHA
    1401997-09-05L 4-11 @COL
    1411997-09-06W 10-7 @COL
    1421997-09-06L 6-7 @COL
    1431997-09-07L 4-7 @COL
    1441997-09-09W 5-3 @SFN
    1451997-09-10L 6-7 @SFN
    1461997-09-12W 4-2 SDN
    1471997-09-13L 3-8 SDN
    1481997-09-14W 10-4 SDN
    1491997-09-15L 6-7 LAN
    1501997-09-16L 6-7 LAN
    1511997-09-17W 12-9 @CHN
    1521997-09-18L 3-4 @CHN
    1531997-09-19W 6-5 @PIT
    1541997-09-20L 1-10 @PIT
    1551997-09-21L 2-14 @PIT
    1561997-09-22L 1-3 @PIT
    1571997-09-23L 6-8 CIN
    1581997-09-24L 4-5 CIN
    1591997-09-25L 3-4 CIN
    1601997-09-26L 2-5 CHN
    1611997-09-27W 12-4 CHN
    1621997-09-28W 2-1 CHN
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    73-89
    Mike Difelice 81
    Tom Lampkin 56
    Eli Marrero 13
    Tom Pagnozzi 11
    Danny Sheaffer 1
    Dmitri Young 68
    Mark McGwire 49
    John Mabry 38
    Gary Gaetti 4
    Mark Sweeney 2
    Tom Pagnozzi 1
    Delino DeShields 137
    David Bell 13
    Mike Gallego 6
    Roberto Mejia 3
    Steve Scarsone 2
    Jeff Berblinger 1
    Gary Gaetti 127
    Danny Sheaffer 17
    David Bell 12
    Mike Gallego 3
    Steve Scarsone 1
    Mike Gulan 1
    Scott Livingstone 1
    Royce Clayton 145
    David Bell 9
    Luis Ordaz 6
    Mike Gallego 2
    Ron Gant 125
    Willie McGee 9
    Phil Plantier 9
    Dmitri Young 7
    Mark Sweeney 4
    Danny Sheaffer 4
    John Mabry 3
    Micah Franklin 1
    Ray Lankford 130
    Brian Jordan 13
    Willie McGee 11
    Scarborough Green 5
    John Mabry 3
    John Mabry 61
    Willie McGee 29
    Brian Jordan 24
    Phil Plantier 23
    Dmitri Young 10
    Micah Franklin 6
    Mark Sweeney 5
    Danny Sheaffer 3
    Roberto Mejia 1
    Willie McGee 3
    Dmitri Young 1
    Ron Gant 1
    Scott Livingstone 1


    About Us  |  Correct this Page  |  Site Map  |  Data Coverage  |  Support TBC | Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us

    Boxscores data is obtained free of charge from Retrosheet.org.

    Please Support The Baseball Cube.

    PayPal Me