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1997 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  St. Louis,MO
Team Record:  73-89   .451
Result:   4th in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Tony LaRussa
General Manager:   Walt Jocketty
Stadium:  Busch Stadium II
Attendance:  2,634,014
Payroll:  $44,179,167
Playoffs:  -

St. Louis Cardinals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Rick Honeycutt (43)
Youngest Player:  Luis Ordaz (21)
Longest Tenure:  Tom Pagnozzi (11)
Top Hitter:  Ray Lankford (10)
Top Pitcher:  Andy Benes (13)
Top Draft Pick:  Adam Kennedy (#20)

Roster Continuity:  82.72%
Top Prospect:   Matt Morris
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Houston8478.519--
Pittsburgh7983.4885.0
Cincinnati7686.4698.0
St. Louis7389.45111.0
Chi Cubs6894.42016.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
38Manny AybarPMLB6-1177RightRight11/28/196927Bani,Dominican Republic1991UDFA STL

44Rich BatchelorPMLB6-1195RightRight4/8/196730Florence,South Carolina198938985NYY
33Jose BautistaPMLB6-1205RightRight7/25/196432Bani,Dominican Republic1981UDFA NYM
27David Bell3B-2BMLB5-10175RightRight9/14/197224Cincinnati,Ohio19907185CLE
53Rigo BeltranPMLB5-11185LeftLeft11/13/196927Tijuana,Mexico199126676STL
41Alan BenesPMLB6-5235RightRight1/21/197225Evansville,Indiana1993116STL
40Andy BenesPMLB6-6245RightRight8/20/196729Evansville,Indiana198811SD
56Jeff Berblinger2BMLB6-0190RightRight11/19/197026Wichita,Kansas19937200STL
54Mike BusbyPMLB6-4210RightRight12/27/197224Lomita,California199114364STL
11Royce ClaytonSSMLB6-0183RightRight1/2/197027Burbank,California1988115SF
7Delino DeShields2BMLB6-1175LeftRight1/15/196928Seaford,Delaware1987112MTL
37Mike DiFeliceCMLB6-2205RightRight5/28/196928Philadelphia,Pennsylvania199111286STL
43Dennis EckersleyPMLB6-2190RightRight10/3/195442Oakland,California1972350CLE
48Tony FossasPMLB6-0187LeftLeft9/23/195739Havana,Cuba197912303TEX
68Micah FranklinRFMLB6-0205BothRight4/25/197225San Francisco,California1990390NYM
50John FrascatorePMLB6-1223RightRight2/4/197027Queens,New York199124624STL
8Gary Gaetti3BMLB6-0205RightRight8/19/195838Centralia,Illinois1979111MIN
22Mike Gallego2B-SSMLB5-8160RightRight10/31/196036Whittier,California1981233OAK
5Ron GantLF-CFMLB6-0196RightRight3/2/196532Victoria,Texas19834100ATL
22Scarborough GreenCF-RFMLB5-10170RightRight6/9/197423Creve Coeur,Missouri1996UDFA STL
53Mike Gulan3BMLB6-1190RightRight12/18/197026Steubenville,Ohio1992253STL
32Rick HoneycuttPMLB6-1190LeftLeft6/29/195443Chattanooga,Tennessee197617405PIT
29Danny JacksonPMLB6-0195RightLeft1/5/196235San Antonio,Texas198211KC
3Brian JordanRF-LFMLB6-1206RightRight3/29/196730Baltimore,Maryland1988130STL
57Curtis KingPMLB6-5205RightRight10/25/197026Norristown,Pennsylvania19945138STL
49Tom LampkinCMLB5-11195LeftRight3/4/196433Cincinnati,Ohio198611265CLE
16Ray LankfordLFMLB5-11200LeftLeft6/5/196730Modesto,California1987372STL
29Scott Livingstone3B-1BMLB6-0190LeftRight7/15/196531Dallas,Texas1988256DET
34Sean LowePMLB6-2205RightRight3/29/197126Dallas,Texas1992115STL
54Eric LudwickPMLB6-5210RightRight12/14/197125Whiteman AFB,Missouri1993250NYM
47John MabryRF-1BMLB6-4195LeftRight10/17/197026Wilmington,Delaware19916156STL
26Eli MarreroLF-RFMLB6-1180RightRight11/17/197323Havana,Cuba1993388STL
33T.J. MathewsPMLB6-1214RightRight1/19/197027Belleville,Illinois1992361007STL
51Willie McGeeRF-CFMLB6-1185BothRight11/2/195838San Francisco,California1977115NYY
61Tom McGrawPMLB6-2195LeftLeft12/8/196729Portland,Oregon19906165MIL
25Mark McGwire1BMLB6-5250RightRight10/1/196333Pomona,California1984110OAK
67Roberto Mejia2BMLB5-11160RightRight4/14/197225Hato Mayor del Rey,Dominican Republic1991UDFA LAD
35Matt MorrisPMLB6-5210RightRight8/9/197422Middletown,New York1995112STL
52Luis Ordaz2B-SSMLB5-11170RightRight8/12/197521Maracaibo,Venezuela1993UDFA CIN
31Donovan OsbornePMLB6-2195LeftLeft6/21/196928Roseville,California1990113STL
19Tom PagnozziCMLB6-1190RightRight7/30/196234Tucson,Arizona19838208STL
28Lance PainterPMLB6-1200LeftLeft7/21/196729Bedford,England199025664SD
46Mark PetkovsekPMLB6-0198RightRight11/18/196531Beaumont,Texas1987129TEX
23Phil PlantierLF-RFMLB5-11195LeftRight1/27/196928Manchester,New Hampshire198711291BOS
64Brady RaggioPMLB6-4210RightRight9/17/197224Los Angeles,California199220559STL
38Steve Scarsone2B-3BMLB6-2195RightRight4/11/196631Anaheim,California1986234PHI
12Danny SheafferCMLB6-0185RightRight8/2/196135Jacksonville,Florida1981120BOS
30Todd StottlemyrePMLB6-3200LeftRight5/20/196532Yakima,Washington198511STL
23Mark SweeneyRF-1BMLB6-1195LeftLeft10/26/196927Framingham,Massachusetts19919247CAL
34Fernando ValenzuelaPMLB5-11195LeftLeft11/1/196036Etchohuaquila,Mexico1979UDFA LAD
24Dmitri YoungLF-1BMLB6-2235BothRight10/11/197323Vicksburg,Mississippi199114STL
Team PersonnelPosition 
Vernon BensonScout 
Jack BuckBroadcaster 
Joe BuckBroadcaster 
Bob CarpenterBroadcaster 
Mark DeJohnBullpen Coach 
John DePugliaScout 
Johnny DipugliaScout 
Dave DuncanPitching Coach 
Chuck FickScout 
George HendrickHitting Coach 
Al HraboskyBroadcaster 
Walt JockettyGeneral Manager 
Rene LachemannThird Base Coach 
Carney LansfordBench Coach 
Tony LaRussaManager 
Dave McKayFirst Base Coach 
Dyar MillerRoving Minor League Pitching Instructor 
Jay NorthScout 
Joe PettiniMinor League Field Coordinator 
Mike ShannonBroadcaster 
Roger SmithScout 


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