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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
  • 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 1978 St. Louis Cardinals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    20Lou BrockOF5-11170L-L391961Not draftedMLB--
    49Tom BrunoP6-5210R-R251976Not draftedMLB--
    21Bob ColuccioOF5-11183R-R261973SE1: 1969-17-405MLB--
    36John DennyP6-3190R-R251974SLN: 1970-29-679MLB--
    26Rob DresslerP6-3180R-R241975SFN: 1972-1-19MLB--
    11Jim DwyerOF5-10175L-L281973PIT: 1971-1-1MLB--
    41Pete FalconeP6-2185L-L241975ATL: 1973-2-38MLB--
    31Bob ForschP6-4200R-R281974SLN: 1968-26-594MLB--
    43,49George FrazierP6-5205R-R231978MIL: 1976-9-196MLB--
    7Roger FreedOF6-0190R-R321970MIN: 1966-38-712MLB--
    11Wayne Garrett3B-2B5-11183L-R301969MLB: 1965-6-104MLB--
    26Dave HamiltonP6-0190L-L301972KC1: 1966-5-82MLB--
    27George HendrickOF6-3195R-R281971OAK: 1968-1-1MLB--
    37Keith Hernandez1B6-0195L-L241974SLN: 1971-42-785MLB--
    19Dane Iorg1B-OF6-0180L-R281977PHI: 1971-1-22MLB--
    16Terry KennedyC6-4230L-R221978SLN: 1977-1-6MLB--
    21Jim LentineOF6-0175R-R231978SLN: 1975-12-280MLB--
    32Mark LittellP6-3210L-R251973KCA: 1971-12-276MLB--
    39Aurelio LopezP6-0220R-R291974Not draftedMLB--
    35Silvio MartinezP5-10170R-R221977Not draftedMLB--
    25Jerry MoralesOF5-10175R-R291969Not draftedMLB--
    29Jerry MumphreyOF6-2185B-R251974SLN: 1971-4-81MLB--
    34Dan O'BrienP6-4215R-R241978SLN: 1976-3-61MLB--
    24Ken Oberkfell3B-2B6-0210L-R221977Not draftedMLB--
    5Mike PhillipsSS-2B6-1185L-R271973SFN: 1969-1-18MLB--
    33Mike RamseySS-2B6-1170B-R241978SLN: 1975-3-64MLB--
    42Eric RasmussenP6-3205R-R261975SLN: 1973-32-676MLB--
    44Ken Reitz3B6-0185R-R271972SLN: 1969-31-732MLB--
    22Buddy SchultzP6-0175R-L271975CHN: 1972-6-135MLB--
    30Tony ScottOF6-0175B-R261973MON: 1969-71-1019MLB--
    23Ted SimmonsC-1B6-0200B-R281968SLN: 1967-1-10MLB--
    21Gary Sutherland2B-SS6-0185R-R331966Not draftedMLB--
    2Steve SwisherC6-2205R-R261974CHA: 1973-1-21MLB--
    12John TamargoC5-10180B-R261976SLN: 1973-6-132MLB--
    1Garry TempletonSS5-11185B-R221976SLN: 1974-1-13MLB--
    42Roy ThomasP6-6200R-R251977PHI: 1971-1-6MLB--
    10Mike Tyson2B5-9170R-R281972SLN: 1970-3-60MLB--
    38John UrreaP6-3205R-R231977SLN: 1974-1-14MLB--
    46Pete VuckovichP6-4220R-R251975CHA: 1974-3-56MLB--

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