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1978 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 69-93 .426
Rank: 5th in National League East
Run Differential: 600-657 -57
Roster Continuity 64.36% 19/26
Manager(s): Ken Boyer, Vern Rapp, Jack Krol
General Manager: Bing Devine (1978-09-30), John Claiborne
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 1,278,215 17/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Bob Hicks (#15) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Dave Ricketts
First Base Coach: Sonny Ruberto
Hitting Coach: Mo Mozzali
Pitching Coach: Claude Osteen
Third Base Coach: Jack Krol

#1 Draft Picks

Terry Kennedy (#6), Roy Thomas (#6), Ted Simmons (#10), Garry Templeton (#13), Mike Phillips (#18), Rob Dressler (#19), Steve Swisher (#21)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8873.5471.5
7983.48811.0
7686.46914.0
6993.42621.0
6696.40724.0
  • The organization roster is a complete listing of all players, for a given season, who appeared in at least 1 game with either the Major League parent team or any of the affiliated teams at the various classifications (AAA,AA,A+,A,A-,Rookie)
  • A player may appear on multiple organizational rosters for a season since he have switched organizations during the season.
  • Organizational Roster for 1978 St. Louis Cardinals season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Jorge AranzamendiArkansasTexAAIF6-1160R-R24Not draftedAAA
    Scott ArigoniJohnson CityAppRkP6-5195R-L19SLN: 1978-33-723AA
    Al AutrySpringfieldAmerAAAP6-5225R-R26KCA: 1969-4-95MLB
    Benny AyalaSpringfieldAmerAAAOF6-1185R-R27Not draftedMLB
    Joe BaciottiGastoniaWcarAOF5-10165R-R23SLN: 1977-38-769A
    Jose BaezSpringfieldAmerAAA2B5-8160R-R24Not draftedMLB
    Lawrence BashawGastoniaWcarAP6-1186R-R24Not draftedAA
    Earl BassArkansasTexAAP6-1175R-R25LAN: 1975-3-68AAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Peter BeattieCalgaryPioRkOF6-4190R-R19SLN: 1978-44-773Rk
    Fulvio BertolottiSt. PetersburgFSLA+C5-11185R-R22SLN: 1976-1-16AA
    Dave BialasArkansasTexAAOF6-1189R-R24SLN: 1972-4-93AAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAAOF                
    George BjorkmanJohnson CityAppRkC6-2190R-R21SLN: 1978-4-93MLB
      GastoniaWcarAC                
    David BoyerArkansasTexAA3B6-3180R-R22SLN: 1974-31-622AA
    Michael BradleyCalgaryPioRkP6-3205R-L20Not draftedRk
    Claudio BritoJohnson CityAppRk3B-SS163B-R19Not draftedRk
    Lou BrockSt. LouisNLMLBOF5-11170L-L39Not draftedMLB
    Glenn BrummerArkansasTexAAC6-0200R-R23Not draftedMLB
    Tom BrunoSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-5210R-R25Not draftedMLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Mark BumsteadSt. PetersburgFSLA+IF6-2185R-R23SLN: 1976-28-631A+
    Kerry BurchettJohnson CityAppRkP6-6195R-R22SLN: 1978-41-765AA
      GastoniaWcarAP                
    Timothy BurzetteCalgaryPioRkC5-10185B-R22Not draftedRk
    Alvin BushCalgaryPioRkOF0R-R-Not draftedRk
    Dennis CairaCalgaryPioRkOF6-2185B-R20Not draftedA+
    Mike CaliseArkansasTexAA3B6-1200R-R21SLN: 1976-24-561AAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAA3B                
    Jose CaraballoCalgaryPioRkC6-1165R-R19Not draftedA+
      Johnson CityAppRkC                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Mike CarpenterCalgaryPioRkOF6-1195L-L21SLN: 1978-16-405Rk
    Manny CastilloSpringfieldAmerAAA3B5-9160B-R21Not draftedMLB
    Tom ChamberlainSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-6215R-R23SLN: 1977-11-266AAA
    Rick CheshireSt. PetersburgFSLA+OF6-2190L-R23SLN: 1977-22-544A+
    Dennis CirboJohnson CityAppRkC5-11185R-R23SLN: 1977-31-709A+
      GastoniaWcarAC                
      St. PetersburgFSLA+C                
    Bob ColuccioSpringfieldAmerAAAOF5-11183R-R26SE1: 1969-17-405MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBOF                
    Glenn ComolettiSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-0185L-L22SLN: 1974-27-574A+
    Curtis CowardCalgaryPioRkP6-4205R-R21Not draftedRk
    Pat DarcyArkansasTexAAP6-3175L-R28Not draftedMLB
    William DavesSpringfieldAmerAAAOF6-2195R-R24BOS: 1973-2-42AAA
    Mark DavidJohnson CityAppRkP-OF5-10175R-R22SLN: 1977-19-472A+
    Chris DavisSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-4170R-R23Not draftedAAA
    Dennis DelanyCalgaryPioRkC5-11185R-R22SLN: 1978-12-301AA
    Luis DeLeonJohnson CityAppRkP6-1153R-R19Not draftedMLB
    John DennySt. LouisNLMLBP6-3190R-R25SLN: 1970-29-679MLB
    Joe DeSaGastoniaWcarA1B5-11170L-L18SLN: 1977-3-58MLB
      St. PetersburgFSLA+1B                
    Raymond DonaghuArkansasTexAAP6-3170R-R22Not draftedAA
    Eugene DotsonArkansasTexAAOF5-11180R-R24Not draftedAAA
    Rob DresslerSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-3180R-R24SFN: 1972-1-19MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Ricardo DuncanJohnson CityAppRkOIF6-0160R-R20Not draftedRk
    Leon DurhamArkansasTexAA1B-OF6-2210L-L20SLN: 1976-1-15MLB
    Jim DwyerSt. LouisNLMLBOF5-10175L-L28PIT: 1971-1-1MLB
    Joe EdelenArkansasTexAAP6-0165R-R22SLN: 1973-1-12MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Hector EduardoSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-6186R-R24Not draftedAAA
    Pete FalconeSt. LouisNLMLBP6-2185L-L24ATL: 1973-2-38MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Ronnie FarkasSpringfieldAmerAAAIF6-0180R-R24Not draftedAAA
    Neil FialaSt. PetersburgFSLA+IF6-1185L-R21SLN: 1977-32-720MLB
      ArkansasTexAAIF                
    Fernando FiguereoGastoniaWcarAP5-11165R-R22Not draftedA
    Bob ForschSt. LouisNLMLBP6-4200R-R28SLN: 1968-26-594MLB
    George FrazierSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-5205R-R23MIL: 1976-9-196MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Roger FreedSt. LouisNLMLBOF6-0190R-R32MIN: 1966-38-712MLB
    John FulghamArkansasTexAAP6-2205R-R22NYA: 1976-1-15MLB
    Dennis GadowskiJohnson CityAppRkP6-2180R-R19SLN: 1978-7-171A+
    Nelson GarciaArkansasTexAAOF6-1143B-R27Not draftedAAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAAOF                
    Wayne GarrettSt. LouisNLMLB3B-2B5-11183L-R30MLB: 1965-6-104MLB
    Jim GottGastoniaWcarAP6-4220R-R18SLN: 1977-4-84MLB
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Jeffrey GowanJohnson CityAppRkOF6-1185L-R21Not draftedRk
    Kenneth GrassanoGastoniaWcarAP6-1181R-R21SLN: 1974-4-85A
    Leroy GrossiniGastoniaWcarASS5-11155R-R21SLN: 1977-8-188A+
    Julian GutierrezGastoniaWcarA2B5-9150R-R19Not draftedAA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+2B                
    Dave HamiltonSt. LouisNLMLBP6-0190L-L30KC1: 1966-5-82MLB
    R.J. HarrisonArkansasTexAAC6-5215L-R24SLN: 1975-23-539AAA
    John HarshbargerJohnson CityAppRkP6-5200R-R22SLN: 1978-40-761A
      GastoniaWcarAP                
    Richard HayCalgaryPioRkP6-2165R-R19SLN: 1977-27-653Rk
      Johnson CityAppRkP                
    George HendrickSt. LouisNLMLBOF6-3195R-R28OAK: 1968-1-1MLB
    Keith HernandezSt. LouisNLMLB1B6-0195L-L24SLN: 1971-42-785MLB
    Tom HerrArkansasTexAA2B6-0185B-R22Not draftedMLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAA2B                
    Jimmy HickmanJohnson CityAppRkOF-3B6-1188L-R22SLN: 1977-35-749Rk
    Bob HicksJohnson CityAppRk1B6-3190R-R17SLN: 1978-1-15AA
    Brett HouserSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-2180R-R22SLN: 1975-4-75AA
      ArkansasTexAAP                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Randy HowellGastoniaWcarAOF0R-R23SLN: 1977-9-214A+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+OF                
    Frank HunsakerGastoniaWcarAC6-3225R-R23SLN: 1976-29-644AAA
      ArkansasTexAAC                
      SpringfieldAmerAAAC                
    Scott ImbachCalgaryPioRkP6-2180L-L19Not draftedRk
    Dane IorgSpringfieldAmerAAA1B-OF6-0180L-R28PHI: 1971-1-22MLB
      St. LouisNLMLB1B-OF                
    David JohnsonSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-1195R-L21SLN: 1975-1-16AA
    Jerry JohnsonGastoniaWcarAP6-3185R-R22SLN: 1975-1-11AAA
    David JornSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-1185R-R23Not draftedAAA
    David KableJohnson CityAppRk1B6-4210L-L18SLN: 1978-2-41AAA
    Terry KennedyArkansasTexAAC6-4230L-R22SLN: 1977-1-6MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAC                
      St. LouisNLMLBC                
    Arno KirchenwitzSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-5212L-R22Not draftedAA
    Mark KleinArkansasTexAAP6-5210R-R24PHI: 1973-19-434AAA
    Ryan KurosakiArkansasTexAAP5-10160R-R25Not draftedMLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Donald LamerGastoniaWcarAP6-3180R-R19Not draftedA
    Tito LandrumSt. PetersburgFSLA+OF5-11175R-R23Not draftedMLB
    William LaRosaCalgaryPioRkP5-11185R-R22TEX: 1977-16-399A
    Jim LentineArkansasTexAAOF6-0175R-R23SLN: 1975-12-280MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAOF                
      St. LouisNLMLBOF                
    Roosevelt LettCalgaryPioRk3B6-1180R-R18SLN: 1978-13-327A
    Danny LigginsCalgaryPioRkOF5-11165R-R20Not draftedA+
    Mark LittellSt. LouisNLMLBP6-3210L-R25KCA: 1971-12-276MLB
    Jeff LittleJohnson CityAppRkP6-6220R-L23SFN: 1973-3-54MLB
    John LittlefieldArkansasTexAAP6-2200R-R24SLN: 1976-30-655MLB
    Chris LombardoJohnson CityAppRkP0-L-Not draftedA+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Aurelio LopezSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-0220R-R29Not draftedMLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Michael LowesJohnson CityAppRkP6-3195R-R22Not draftedA
      GastoniaWcarAP                
    Epifanio MartinezGastoniaWcarAOF6-0165L-L22Not draftedA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Silvio MartinezSpringfieldAmerAAAP5-10170R-R22Not draftedMLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Carlos MatosCalgaryPioRkOF6-1160R-R18Not draftedA
    James McIntyreGastoniaWcarAOF-1B6-1180R-L21Not draftedAA
    Jim McKnightCalgaryPioRkIF6-0165B-R21Not draftedA+
    Theis MeyerSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-0190R-R25SLN: 1975-21-494A+
    Billy MezaGastoniaWcarAP6-4220R-R20SLN: 1976-10-231A
    Keith MillerJohnson CityAppRkOF6-1200R-R24SLN: 1977-15-370AAA
    Rhadames MillsJohnson CityAppRkOF-SS5-9150R-R20Not draftedAAA
      GastoniaWcarAOF-SS                
    Jerry MoralesSt. LouisNLMLBOF5-10175R-R29Not draftedMLB
    Kevin MorrisseyGastoniaWcarAP6-2190R-R22Not draftedA
    Dennis MortonJohnson CityAppRkP5-11180L-L18SLN: 1977-28-671A+
      GastoniaWcarAP                
    Tim MuellerJohnson CityAppRkP6-0180R-R19SLN: 1978-6-145A
      CalgaryPioRkP                
    Jerry MumphreySt. LouisNLMLBOF6-2185B-R25SLN: 1971-4-81MLB
    Rich MurrayGastoniaWcarA1B6-4195R-R20SLN: 1977-17-422MLB
    Richard MurrayJohnson CityAppRk3B5-11175R-R22Not draftedA+
      GastoniaWcarA3B                
    Nyls NymanSpringfieldAmerAAAOF6-0170L-R24CHA: 1972-16-372MLB
    Dan O'BrienArkansasTexAAP6-4215R-R24SLN: 1976-3-61MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Ken OberkfellSpringfieldAmerAAA3B-2B6-0210L-R22Not draftedMLB
      St. LouisNLMLB3B-2B                
    Al OlmstedGastoniaWcarAP6-2195R-L21SLN: 1975-13-304MLB
      ArkansasTexAAP                
    Jeff OrvilleCalgaryPioRkP6-2190R-R21CHA: 1978-3-69Rk
    Frank OstrowCalgaryPioRkP6-0185R-R18Not draftedA-
    Jim OttenArkansasTexAAP6-2195R-R26CHA: 1973-2-45MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Kelly ParisGastoniaWcarA3B-2B6-0180R-R20SLN: 1975-2-40MLB
      St. PetersburgFSLA+3B-2B                
    Dave PenniallArkansasTexAAOF5-10175R-R23Not draftedAAA
    Jose PerezCalgaryPioRkOF6-0175L-L22Not draftedA-
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    John PerlongoCalgaryPioRkIF6-0190L-L18SLN: 1978-21-528Rk
    Mike PhillipsSt. LouisNLMLBSS-2B6-1185L-R27SFN: 1969-1-18MLB
    David PicconiCalgaryPioRkP5-11186L-L23Not draftedRk
    Daniel PierceCalgaryPioRkP6-4210R-R21SLN: 1978-3-68A+
    Walt PierceGastoniaWcarA3B6-2190R-R20SLN: 1976-2-39AA
    Michael PisarkiewiczSt. PetersburgFSLA+1B-OF6-3185L-L21Not draftedA+
    Michael PopeSt. PetersburgFSLA+P5-10170R-R24Not draftedA+
    Jerry PostonGastoniaWcarA1B-OF6-0190R-R23SLN: 1977-41-774A+
    Mike PotterArkansasTexAAOF6-1195R-R27SLN: 1971-6-115MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAOF                
    James PropstGastoniaWcarAP6-2180R-R21SLN: 1975-4-88A
    Patrick ProulxCalgaryPioRkIF5-9155R-R21Not draftedA+
    Mike RamseySpringfieldAmerAAASS-2B6-1170B-R24SLN: 1975-3-64MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBSS-2B                
    Eric RasmussenSt. LouisNLMLBP6-3205R-R26SLN: 1973-32-676MLB
    Jim ReevesGastoniaWcarAOF6-1180L-R22SLN: 1977-16-396A+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+OF                
    Ken ReitzSt. LouisNLMLB3B6-0185R-R27SLN: 1969-31-732MLB
    Frank RiccelliSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-3205L-L25SFN: 1971-1-18MLB
    Jim RigglemanArkansasTexAA3B5-11175R-R25LAN: 1974-4-93AAA
    Andy RinconGastoniaWcarAP6-3195R-R19SLN: 1977-5-110MLB
    Ray RivasCalgaryPioRkIF5-7150L-R20SLN: 1978-22-550A+
    Gene RoofSt. PetersburgFSLA+OF6-2180B-R20SLN: 1976-12-279MLB
    William RothanSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-3170R-R27CAL: 1970-13-305AAA
    Ken RudolphSpringfieldAmerAAAC6-1185R-R31CHN: 1965-2-26MLB
    Robert RussellJohnson CityAppRkP6-4195R-R19SLN: 1978-24-588A+
    William SchoppGastoniaWcarAP6-2186R-R22SLN: 1976-4-84A+
    Jere SchulerGastoniaWcarAP6-5195L-L20SLN: 1976-3-63A
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Buddy SchultzSt. LouisNLMLBP6-0175R-L27CHN: 1972-6-135MLB
    John ScottSpringfieldAmerAAAOF6-2165R-R26SDN: 1970-1-2MLB
    Tony ScottSt. LouisNLMLBOF6-0175B-R26MON: 1969-71-1019MLB
    Ray SearageGastoniaWcarAP6-1180L-L23SLN: 1976-22-518MLB
    Ron SelakSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-2170R-R23SLN: 1973-2-36AAA
    Larry SilverGastoniaWcarAOF6-0190R-R23Not draftedA+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+OF                
    Ted SimmonsSt. LouisNLMLBC-1B6-0200B-R28SLN: 1967-1-10MLB
    Everette SmithJohnson CityAppRk2B5-11175R-R22SLN: 1978-27-639A
    Len StrelitzArkansasTexAAP6-2185R-R22SLN: 1974-24-531AAA
    Gary SutherlandSt. LouisNLMLB2B-SS6-0185R-R33Not draftedMLB
    Steve SwisherSt. LouisNLMLBC6-2205R-R26CHA: 1973-1-21MLB
    John TamargoSpringfieldAmerAAAC5-10180B-R26SLN: 1973-6-132MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBC                
    Felix TejedaJohnson CityAppRk2B5-11150R-R20Not draftedRk
    Garry TempletonSt. LouisNLMLBSS5-11185B-R22SLN: 1974-1-13MLB
    Greg TerleckySpringfieldAmerAAAP6-3200R-R26SLN: 1970-5-109MLB
    Randy ThomasArkansasTexAASS5-11160R-R23SLN: 1976-4-87AAA
    Roy ThomasSt. LouisNLMLBP6-6200R-R25PHI: 1971-1-6MLB
    William ThomasJohnson CityAppRkP6-2190R-R20SLN: 1977-40-773AAA
    Freddie TisdaleArkansasTexAASS6-0165L-L22LAN: 1974-3-69AAA
    Tommy TomsSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-4195R-R26SFN: 1973-6-126MLB
    Jeff ToothmanGastoniaWcarA1B-OF6-0180L-L19SLN: 1976-16-375A+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+1B-OF                
    Mike TysonSt. LouisNLMLB2B5-9170R-R28SLN: 1970-3-60MLB
    John UrreaSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-3205R-R23SLN: 1974-1-14MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Tom VascheJohnson CityAppRkP6-2192R-R20SLN: 1977-14-344A
      GastoniaWcarAP                
    Axel VegaCalgaryPioRkP6-3175R-R19Not draftedA+
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Juan VegaJohnson CityAppRkC5-10170R-R20Not draftedA+
      GastoniaWcarAC                
      St. PetersburgFSLA+C                
    Anthony VeranoJohnson CityAppRkP6-1185R-R19Not draftedRk
    Pete VuckovichSt. LouisNLMLBP6-4220R-R25CHA: 1974-3-56MLB
    Tye WallerSt. PetersburgFSLA+3B-OF6-0180R-R21SLN: 1977-4-82MLB
    Reginald WardCalgaryPioRkOF6-0190L-L18SLN: 1978-37-748Rk
    Thomas WertzCalgaryPioRkP6-2185R-R18SLN: 1978-35-738Rk
    Ray WilliamsSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-1200R-R21SLN: 1976-21-495AA
    Daniel WinslowGastoniaWcarAC6-2175R-R20SLN: 1976-9-207AAA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+C                
    Harold WittGastoniaWcarASS-3B5-11170R-R21SLN: 1974-11-253AA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+SS-3B                
    Michael WoltersGastoniaWcarA2B-3B6-0170R-R22Not draftedAAA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+2B-3B                
    Paul WysockiCalgaryPioRkP6-3190R-R21SLN: 1978-34-731A+
    Jeff YoungCalgaryPioRkOF5-100R-R18SLN: 1978-20-505Rk
    Felipe ZayasSt. PetersburgFSLA+OF5-10174R-R31Not draftedAA


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