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1997 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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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), Mark Petkovsek (#29), Brian Jordan (#29), Mark Petkovsek (#29)
National League Central 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 1997 St. Louis Cardinals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    38Manny AybarP6-1177R-R271997Not draftedMLB--
    44Rich BatchelorP6-1195R-R301993NYA: 1989-38-987MLB--
    33Jose BautistaP6-1205R-R321988Not draftedMLB--
    27David Bell3B-2B5-10175R-R241995CLE: 1990-7-190MLB--
    53Rigo BeltranP5-11185L-L271997SLN: 1991-26-675MLB--
    41Alan BenesP6-5235R-R251995SLN: 1993-1-16MLB--
    40Andy BenesP6-6245R-R291989SDN: 1988-1-1MLB--
    56Jeff Berblinger2B6-0190R-R261997SLN: 1993-7-200MLB--
    54Mike BusbyP6-4210R-R241996SLN: 1991-14-363MLB--
    11Royce ClaytonSS6-0183R-R271991SFN: 1988-1-15MLB--
    7Delino DeShields2B6-1175L-R281990MON: 1987-1-12MLB--
    37Mike DiFeliceC6-2205R-R281996SLN: 1991-11-285MLB--
    43Dennis EckersleyP6-2190R-R421975CLE: 1972-3-50MLB--
    48Tony FossasP6-0187L-L391988TEX: 1979-12-303MLB--
    68Micah FranklinRF6-0205B-R251997NYN: 1990-3-90MLB--
    50John FrascatoreP6-1223R-R271994SLN: 1991-24-623MLB--
    8Gary Gaetti3B6-0205R-R381981MIN: 1979-1-11MLB--
    22Mike Gallego2B-SS5-8160R-R361985OAK: 1981-2-33MLB--
    5Ron GantLF-CF6-0196R-R321987ATL: 1983-4-100MLB--
    22Scarborough GreenCF-RF5-10170R-R231997SLN: 1992-10-279MLB--
    53Mike Gulan3B6-1190R-R261997SLN: 1992-2-53MLB--
    32Rick HoneycuttP6-1190L-L431977PIT: 1976-17-405MLB--
    29Danny JacksonP6-0195R-L351983KCA: 1982-1-1MLB--
    3Brian JordanRF-LF6-1206R-R301992SLN: 1988-1-29MLB--
    57Curtis KingP6-5205R-R261997SLN: 1994-5-138MLB--
    49Tom LampkinC5-11195L-R331988CLE: 1986-11-265MLB--
    16Ray LankfordLF5-11200L-L301990SLN: 1987-3-72MLB--
    29Scott Livingstone3B-1B6-0190L-R311991DET: 1988-2-56MLB--
    34Sean LoweP6-2205R-R261997SLN: 1992-1-15MLB--
    54Eric LudwickP6-5210R-R251996NYN: 1993-2-50MLB--
    47John MabryRF-1B6-4195L-R261994SLN: 1991-6-155MLB--
    26Eli MarreroLF-RF6-1180R-R231997SLN: 1993-3-88MLB--
    33T.J. MathewsP6-1214R-R271995SLN: 1992-36-1007MLB--
    51Willie McGeeRF-CF6-1185B-R381982NYA: 1977-1-15MLB--
    61Tom McGrawP6-2195L-L291997MIL: 1990-6-169MLB--
    25Mark McGwire1B6-5250R-R331986OAK: 1984-1-10MLB--
    67Roberto Mejia2B5-11160R-R251993Not draftedMLB--
    35Matt MorrisP6-5210R-R221997SLN: 1995-1-12MLB--
    52Luis Ordaz2B-SS5-11170R-R211997UDFAMLB--
    31Donovan OsborneP6-2195L-L281992SLN: 1990-1-13MLB--
    19Tom PagnozziC6-1190R-R341987SLN: 1983-8-208MLB--
    28Lance PainterP6-1200L-L291993SDN: 1990-25-681MLB--
    46Mark PetkovsekP6-0198R-R311991TEX: 1987-1-29MLB--
    23Phil PlantierLF-RF5-11195L-R281990BOS: 1987-11-292MLB--
    64Brady RaggioP6-4210R-R241997SLN: 1992-20-559MLB--
    38Steve Scarsone2B-3B6-2195R-R311992PHI: 1986-2-34MLB--
    12Danny SheafferC6-0185R-R351987BOS: 1981-1-20MLB--
    30Todd StottlemyreP6-3200L-R321988SLN: 1985-1-1MLB--
    23Mark SweeneyRF-1B6-1195L-L271995CAL: 1991-9-246MLB--
    34Fernando ValenzuelaP5-11195L-L361980Not draftedMLB--
    24Dmitri YoungLF-1B6-2235B-R231996SLN: 1991-1-4MLB--

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