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1998 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 83-79 .512
Rank: 3rd in National League Central
Run Differential: 810-782 + 28
Manager(s): Tony LaRussa
General Manager: Walt Jocketty
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Payroll: $ 52,572,500 6/30
Attendance: 3,195,691 6/30
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: J.D. Drew (#5) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

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

#1 Draft Picks

Braden Looper (#3), Bobby Witt (#3), Kent Mercker (#5), J.D. Drew (#5), Kent Mercker (#5), Mark McGwire (#10), Matt Morris (#12), Delino DeShields (#12), Matt Morris (#12), Donovan Osborne (#13), Royce Clayton (#15), Sean Lowe (#15), Mark Petkovsek (#29), Brian Jordan (#30)
National League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10260.630--
9073.55212.5
8379.51219.0
7785.47525.0
7488.45728.0
6993.42633.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
3Brian JordanRF31564100178
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911754066910418.316.368.534902.218.310.3211.6522.6301617
16Ray LankfordCF3153394156
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1052658615135044.293.391.540931.248.448.3521.7617.2288626
25Mark McGwire1B34509130152
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070
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14710162155628048.299.470.7521222.454.774.2850.967.3383681
7Delino DeShields2B2942074122
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442610566102446.290.371.429800.138.310.3231.0960.0180484
5Ron GantLF333836092
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6780519222026.240.331.493824.253.407.2471.8014.7189438
47John MabryLF-3B273774194
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4602307616326.249.305.379684.130.204.2892.5341.9143413
11Royce ClaytonSS283555983
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291964051213210.234.313.327640.093.242.2621.2888.8116402
8Gary Gaetti3B393063981
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43113139510310.265.339.454793.190.291.2701.2627.8139345
51Willie McGeeLF-RF392692768
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3472144905036.253.287.331618.078.149.2953.5089.789286
26Eli MarreroC242542862
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2062284205115.244.318.370688.126.252.2781.5063.594284
49Tom LampkinC342162550
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2832243275105.231.328.380708.148.264.2471.3336.082248
11,23Fernando Tatis3B232022858
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2673245721016.287.367.505872.218.356.3622.3825.3102229
19Tom PagnozziC35160735
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1000143700314.219.280.294574.075.163.2762.64160.047178
12Pat Kelly2B301531833
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1451134820113.216.284.327611.111.222.2843.6938.350170
11,23,52Luis OrdazSS22153931
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00820121801403.203.261.235496.033.124.2301.50--36169
27,67Placido PolancoSS221141029
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11205910201.254.292.342634.088.149.2691.80114.039122
21Brian HunterLF-RF301121123
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131172310304.205.258.411669.205.268.2243.2928.046123
13David Howard2B-SS311021525
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1200122202212.245.322.333655.088.206.2911.8351.034117
43Kent MerckerP305438
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60022500501.148.179.241420.093.130.25012.5054.01361
30Todd StottlemyreP3353312
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00010042400501.226.281.226507.000.075.4146.00--1262
8J.D. DrewLF-RF2236915
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130041000014.417.463.9721435.556.667.4552.507.23541
37Kent BottenfieldP293433
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0002000900500.088.088.088176.000.000.120----339
35Matt MorrisP232912
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0030051600700.069.206.103309.034.207.1543.20--341
38Manny AybarP282746
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3000900100.222.222.333555.111.111.294--27.0928
31Donovan OsborneP292501
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0000003500401.040.143.040183.000.120.0501.67--132
32Darren OliverP272302
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0000011200000.087.125.130255.043.087.18212.00--324
46Mark PetkovsekP322257
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001001200200.318.348.364712.045.091.3502.00--825
48Joe McEwing2B252054
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001011310100.200.273.250523.050.050.2353.00--523
53Juan AcevedoP281723
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000001500200.176.222.235457.059.118.2505.00--420
40Cliff PolitteP241401
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0000001800101.071.133.071204.000.071.1678.00--116
58Mark LittleRF-LF251201
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0000102500100.083.214.083297.000.250.1432.50--115
36Bobby WittP341002
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001001500100.200.273.300573.100.200.4005.00--312
27David Bell3B25902
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000000300000.222.222.333555.111.111.333----39
50John FrascatoreP28601
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0000000300001.167.167.167334.000.000.333----16
52Jose JimenezP246000001000400200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
57Curtis KingP275000000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
54Mike BusbyP253000001001100000.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.00--04
12Shawn Gilbert2B33201
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0000100100000.500.500.5001000.000.5001.000----12
34Sean LoweP272000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
28Lance PainterP30101
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00000000001001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----12
64Brady RaggioP251000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
44Jeff BrantleyP340000000000000100-----------01
61Rich CroushoreP270000000000000200-----------02
Batting Totals2279559381014442923022378113341676117942656834117.258.336.441777.183.320.2891.7425.124656371
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
43Kent Mercker3011115.063029001016119999911153726431.5611.060.612.944.001.36
30Todd Stottlemyre33993.5223233000161146746320511474201.228.161.122.858.222.88
37Kent Bottenfield29464.4344170011413312872661357983241.388.600.873.836.581.72
35Matt Morris23752.53171721001131013732842793031.257.970.633.326.241.88
46Mark Petkovsek32744.75481000701051316356936551181.5811.120.763.064.671.53
53Juan Acevedo28832.5750900291598833028729563041.147.620.642.665.141.93
50John Frascatore28344.1369000150959548441136492031.368.911.033.384.591.36
31Donovan Osborne29544.0714141100838442381122601011.269.001.182.366.432.73
38Manny Aybar28666.002014001081905854642572021.6310.000.674.676.331.36
32Darren Oliver27444.261010000057643127723291301.5310.111.113.634.581.26
61Rich Croushore27035.004100015854443130629476041.357.331.004.837.831.62
57Curtis King27203.533600011251502020520280031.378.820.883.534.941.40
44Jeff Brantley34054.41480003314504026251218481011.147.062.123.188.472.67
36Bobby Witt34254.98175008047553226720281121.6010.531.343.835.361.40
28Lance Painter30404.02650009147422421528392041.498.040.965.367.471.39
54Mike Busby25524.50262007046452323315333051.308.800.592.936.462.20
40Cliff Politte24236.3288000037453226618222111.7010.951.464.385.351.22
52Jose Jimenez24303.0043000021228708120001.439.430.003.435.141.50
64Brady Raggio251115.4341002072212121330013.5728.291.293.863.861.00
62Bryan Eversgerd29009.0080002069761240011.8313.501.503.006.002.00
34Sean Lowe270316.20410020511991520003.2019.801.809.003.600.40
55Braden Looper23016.0040003035421141002.0015.003.003.0012.004.00
8Gary Gaetti39000.0010001012000000002.0018.000.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals83794.325911636215744147015137827061515589724214501.419.260.923.425.951.74
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Eli MarreroC734263043.9910.00
Tom LampkinC623311955.9860.00
Tom PagnozziC442591755.9820.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark McGwire1B15113269712128.9920.00
John Mabry1B169311081.0000.00
Brian Hunter1B10231021.0000.00
Gary Gaetti1B3150021.0000.00
Tom Lampkin1B250001.0000.00
Eli Marrero1B211001.0000.00
Delino DeShields1B10000.0000.00
Willie McGee1B122001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Delino DeShields2B111247273966.9830.00
Pat Kelly2B4179108718.9640.00
David Howard2B193749051.0000.00
Placido Polanco2B143421110.9820.00
Joe McEwing2B6910031.0000.00
Shawn Gilbert2B210001.0000.00
David Bell2B102011.0000.00
Gary Gaetti2B10000.0000.00
Luis Ordaz2B123011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gary Gaetti3B8347153315.9850.00
Fernando Tatis3B5535120127.9280.00
John Mabry3B38184661.9140.00
David Howard3B1433001.0000.00
David Bell3B412001.0000.00
Luis Ordaz3B20000.0000.00
Brian Jordan3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Royce ClaytonSS891402861353.9700.00
Luis OrdazSS54681541334.9450.00
Placido PolancoSS283881618.9520.00
David HowardSS16122924.9530.00
Fernando TatisSS313001.0000.00
Pat KellySS201001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron GantLF104162450.9710.00
Willie McGeeLF5643330.9390.00
John MabryLF46426021.0000.00
Brian HunterLF1623221.9260.00
J.D. DrewLF6111011.0000.00
Tom LampkinLF410001.0000.00
Pat KellyLF30000.0000.00
Mark LittleLF320001.0000.00
Joe McEwingLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ray LankfordCF145337752.9860.00
Brian JordanCF3361212.9840.00
Willie McGeeCF78020.8000.00
J.D. DrewCF20000.0000.00
David HowardCF20000.0000.00
Joe McEwingCF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brian JordanRF124221984.9660.00
Willie McGeeRF3850321.9640.00
John MabryRF3753131.9470.00
Brian HunterRF1220010.9520.00
J.D. DrewRF580001.0000.00
Mark LittleRF490001.0000.00
Gary GaettiRF10000.0000.00
David HowardRF111011.0000.00
Tom LampkinRF10000.0000.00
Joe McEwingRF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John FrascatoreP6995111121.9172.08
Lance PainterP6547612011.0003.44
Juan AcevedoP509861810.9602.20
Jeff BrantleyP485040001.0000.72
Mark PetkovsekP4810581111.9501.63
Kent BottenfieldP44133327001.0002.03
Rich CroushoreP4154213001.0002.50
Curtis KingP3651109011.0003.35
Kent MerckerP3016132620.9351.62
Mike BusbyP264634011.0001.37
Todd StottlemyreP23161182212.9762.23
Manny AybarP208188001.0001.78
Matt MorrisP1711341715.9551.67
Bobby WittP174739021.0002.29
Donovan OsborneP14835832.8121.41
Darren OliverP1057012011.0001.89
Bryan EversgerdP8621001.0004.50
Cliff PolitteP8373410.8751.70
Jose JimenezP42105001.0002.13
Braden LooperP430000.0000.00
Sean LoweP4511001.0003.53
Brady RaggioP4711011.0002.57
Gary GaettiP110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brian JordanDH3.0000.00
Willie McGeeDH3.0000.00
Brian HunterDH1.0000.00
Ray LankfordDH1.0000.00


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