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1998 St. Louis CardinalsSeason Roster
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Willie McGee played for the 1998 St. Louis Cardinals
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameCardinals
LocationSt. Louis,Missouri
Record83-79 (3rd in National League Central)League Rank8thMLB Rank14th
BallparkBusch Stadium II
ManagerTony La RussaGeneral ManagerWalt Jocketty
CoachesMark DeJohn (Bullpen Coach), Dave Duncan (Pitching Coach), Rene Lachemann (Third Base Coach), Carney Lansford (Bench Coach), Dave McKay (First Base Coach), Dave Parker (Hitting Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJD Drew (#5)
Payroll$52,572,500 (Rank: 6th)
Attendance3,195,691 (Rank: 6th)
Minor League AffiliatesMemphis Redbirds (AAA) 74-70 ... Arkansas Travelers (AA) 80-60 ... Prince William Cannons (A+) 72-67 ... Peoria Chiefs (A) 72-68 ... New Jersey Cardinals (A-) 34-41 ... Johnson City Cardinals (Rk) 25-42 ...
Years Available1892-2019

Team History -- 1998 Statistics -- 1998 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1998 St. Louis Cardinals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1998 baseball season.

1998 St. Louis Cardinals Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
53Juan AcevedoP6-2 220 R-R 1970-05-05 28Ciudad Juarez,Mexico MLB1992-20131995-2003Dundee-Crown (Carpentersville,IL)Parkland Col
1992-14- 403-COL
 
38Manny AybarP6-1 177 R-R 1969-11-28 28Bani,Dom Rep MLB1994-20101997-2005  
1991-   UDFA-SLN
 
27David Bell3B5-10 175 R-R 1972-09-14 25Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1990-20061995-2006Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati,OH)
1990- 7- 190-CLE
 
37Kent BottenfieldP6-3 240 R-R 1968-11-14 29Portland,Oregon MLB1986-20011992-2001Madison (Portland,OR)
1986- 4-  96-MON
 
44Jeff BrantleyP5-10 197 R-R 1963-09-05 34Florence,Alabama MLB1982-20011988-2001WA Berry (Birmingham,AL)Mississippi St
1985- 6- 134-SFN
 
54Mike BusbyP6-4 210 R-R 1972-12-27 25Lomita,California MLB1991-20011996-1999Phineas Banning (Wilmington,CA)
1991-14- 363-SLN
 
11Royce ClaytonSS6-0 183 R-R 1970-01-02 28Burbank,California MLB1988-20071991-2007St. Bernard (Playa del Ray,CA)
1988- 1-  15-SFN
 
61Rich CroushoreP6-4 210 R-R 1970-08-07 27Lakehurst,New Jersey MLB1990-20031998-2000Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon,TX)James Madison U., Hutchinson CC
1993-   UDFA-SLN
 
7Delino DeShields2B6-1 175 L-R 1969-01-15 29Seaford,Delaware MLB1987-20021990-2002Seaford (Seaford,DE)
1987- 1-  12-MON
 
8JD DrewLF-RF6-1 195 L-R 1975-11-20 22Valdosta,Georgia MLB1995-20111998-2011Lowndes County (Valdosta,GA)Florida St
1998- 1-   5-SLN
 
62Bryan EversgerdP6-1 190 R-L 1969-02-11 29Centralia,Illinois MLB1989-20001994-1998Carlyle (Carlyle,IL)Kaskaskia Col
1989-   UDFA-SLN
 
50John FrascatoreP6-1 223 R-R 1970-02-04 28Queens,New York MLB1989-20011994-2001Oceanside (Oceanside,NY)C.W. Post Campus/Long Island U.
1991-24- 623-SLN
 
8Gary Gaetti3B6-0 205 R-R 1958-08-19 39Centralia,Illinois MLB1979-20001981-2000Centralia (Centralia,IL)NWMissouri St, Lake Land Col
1979- 1-  11-MIN
 
5Ron GantLF6-0 196 R-R 1965-03-02 33Victoria,Texas MLB1983-20031987-2003Victoria (Victoria,TX)
1983- 4- 100-ATL
 
12Shawn Gilbert2B5-9 185 R-R 1965-03-12 33Camden,New Jersey MLB1987-20031997-2000Agua Fria (Avondale,AZ)Fresno St, Golden West Col
1987-12- 295-MIN
 
13David Howard2B-SS6-0 175 B-R 1967-02-26 31Sarasota,Florida MLB1987-20011991-1999Riverview (Sarasota,FL)State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota
1986-32- 774-KCA
 
21Brian HunterLF-RF6-0 225 R-L 1968-03-04 30El Toro,California MLB1987-20021991-2000Paramount (Paramount,CA)Cerritos Col
1987- 8- 194-ATL
 
52Jose JimenezP6-3 190 R-R 1973-07-07 24San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1995-20041998-2004  
1991-   UDFA-SLN
 
3Brian JordanRF6-1 206 R-R 1967-03-29 31Baltimore,Maryland MLB1986-20061992-2006Milford Mill (Baltimore,MD)Richmond
1988- 1-  29-SLN
 
12Pat Kelly2B6-0 182 R-R 1967-10-14 30Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1988-20001991-1999Catasauqua (Catasauqua,PA)West Chester Pennsylvania
1988- 9- 235-NYA
 
57Curtis KingP6-5 205 R-R 1970-10-25 27Norristown,Pennsylvania MLB1994-19991997-1999Plymouth-Whitemarsh (Plymouth Meeting,PA)Thomas Jefferson U.
1994- 5- 138-SLN
 
49Tom LampkinC5-11 195 L-R 1964-03-04 34Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1984-20021988-2002Bishop Blanchet (Seattle,WA)Portland, Edmonds CC
1986-11- 265-CLE
 
16Ray LankfordCF5-11 200 L-L 1967-06-05 31Modesto,California MLB1987-20041990-2004Davis (Modesto,CA)Modesto Junior Col
1987- 3-  72-SLN
 
58Mark LittleRF-LF6-0 195 R-R 1972-07-11 25Edwardsville,Illinois MLB1993-20061998-2004Edwardsville (Edwardsville,IL)Memphis
1994- 8- 225-TEX
 
55Braden LooperP6-5 225 R-R 1974-12-28 23Weatherford,Oklahoma MLB1994-20091998-2009Mangum (Mangum,OK)Wichita St
1996- 1-   3-SLN
 
34Sean LoweP6-2 205 R-R 1971-03-29 27Dallas,Texas MLB1991-20031997-2003Mesquite (Mesquite,TX)Arizona St, McLennan CC
1992- 1-  15-SLN
 
47John MabryLF-3B6-4 195 L-R 1970-10-17 27Wilmington,Delaware MLB1991-20071994-2007Bohemia Manor (Chesapeake City,MD)West Chester Pennsylvania
1991- 6- 155-SLN
 
26Eli MarreroC6-1 180 R-R 1973-11-17 24Havana,Cuba MLB1993-20071997-2006Coral Gables (Coral Gables,FL)
1993- 3-  88-SLN
 
48Joe McEwing2B5-11 170 R-R 1972-10-19 25Bristol,Pennsylvania MLB1992-20071998-2006Conwell Egan Catholic (Fairless Hills,PA)County Col Morris
1992-28- 783-SLN
 
51Willie McGeeLF-RF6-1 185 B-R 1958-11-02 39San Francisco,California MLB1977-19991982-1999Harry Ells (Richmond,CA)Diablo Valley Col
1977- 1-  15-NYA
 
25Mark McGwire1B6-5 250 R-R 1963-10-01 34Pomona,California MLB1982-20011986-2001Damien (La Verne,CA)USC
1984- 1-  10-OAK
 
43Kent MerckerP6-2 195 L-L 1968-02-01 30Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1986-20081989-2008Dublin Coffman (Dublin,OH)
1986- 1-   5-ATL
 
35Matt MorrisP6-5 210 R-R 1974-08-09 23Middletown,New York MLB1993-20081997-2008Valley Central (Montgomery,NY)Seton Hall U.
1995- 1-  12-SLN
 
32Darren OliverP6-2 210 R-L 1970-10-06 27Kansas City,Missouri MLB1988-20131993-2013Rio Linda (Rio Linda,CA)
1988- 3-  63-TEX
Free Agent  
11,23,52Luis OrdazSS5-11 170 R-R 1975-08-12 22Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB1993-20101997-2006  
1992-   UDFA--
 
31Donovan OsborneP6-2 195 L-L 1969-06-21 29Roseville,California MLB1988-20081992-2004Carson (Carson City,NV)UNLV
1990- 1-  13-SLN
 
19Tom PagnozziC6-1 190 R-R 1962-07-30 35Tucson,Arizona MLB1983-19981987-1998Rincon (Tucson,AZ)Arkansas
1983- 8- 208-SLN
 
28Lance PainterP6-1 200 L-L 1967-07-21 30Bedford,England MLB1990-20031993-2003Nicolet (Milwaukee,WI)Wisconsin
1990-25- 681-SDN
 
46Mark PetkovsekP6-0 198 R-R 1965-11-18 32Beaumont,Texas MLB1986-20011991-2001Monsignor Kelly Catholic (Beaumont,TX)Texas
1987- 1-  29-TEX
 
27,67Placido PolancoSS5-10 168 R-R 1975-10-10 22Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1994-20131998-2013   Miami-Dade Col
1994-19- 530-SLN
Retired  
40Cliff PolitteP5-11 185 R-R 1974-02-07 24St. Louis,Missouri MLB1994-20081998-2006Vianney (Kirkwood,MO)Jefferson Col, Memphis
1995-54-1439-SLN
 
64Brady RaggioP6-4 210 R-R 1972-09-17 25Los Angeles,California MLB1992-20051997-2003San Ramon Valley (Danville,CA)Chabot Col
1992-20- 559-SLN
 
30Todd StottlemyreP6-3 200 L-R 1965-05-20 33Yakima,Washington MLB1983-20021988-2002A.C. Davis (Yakima,WA)UNLV, Yakima Valley CC
1985- 1-   1-SLN
 
11,23Fernando Tatis3B5-10 175 R-R 1975-01-01 23San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1994-20141997-2010  
1992-   UDFA-TEX
 
36Bobby WittP6-2 205 R-R 1964-05-11 34Arlington,Virginia MLB1984-20011986-2001Canton (Canton,MA)Oklahoma
1985- 1-   3-TEX
 
45 Players