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1979 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-76 .531
Rank: 3rd in National League East
Run Differential: 731-693 + 38
Roster Continuity 84.53% 9/26
Manager(s): Ken Boyer
General Manager: John Claiborne
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 1,627,256 14/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Andy Van Slyke (#6) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Red Schoendienst
Assistant Coach: Dal Maxvill
Bullpen Coach: Dave Ricketts
Pitching Coach: Claude Osteen
Third Base Coach: Jack Krol

#1 Draft Picks

Roy Thomas (#6), Tom Grieve (#6), Terry Kennedy (#6), Ted Simmons (#10), Garry Templeton (#13), Bernie Carbo (#16), Mike Phillips (#18), Steve Swisher (#21)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9565.5942.0
8676.53112.0
8478.51914.0
8082.49418.0
6399.38935.0
  • 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 1979 St. Louis Cardinals season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Jorge AranzamendiArkansasTexAAIF6-1160R-R25Not draftedAAA
    Scott ArigoniGastoniaWcarAP6-5195R-L20SLN: 1978-33-723AA
    Jack AyerJohnson CityAppRkSS6-3200R-R20SLN: 1979-10-240AAA
    Phil BaskervilleJohnson CityAppRkOF6-0170L-R22SLN: 1979-25-623A+
      GastoniaWcarAOF                
    Fulvio BertolottiArkansasTexAAC5-11185R-R23SLN: 1976-1-16AA
    Dave BialasSpringfieldAmerAAAOF6-1189R-R25SLN: 1972-4-93AAA
    George BjorkmanSt. PetersburgFSLA+C6-2190R-R22SLN: 1978-4-93MLB
    David BrightJohnson CityAppRkP6-4202R-R19Not draftedRK
    Lou BrockSt. LouisNLMLBOF5-11170L-L40Not draftedMLB
    Robert BrooksJohnson CityAppRkP6-3198R-R21SLN: 1979-6-136A
    Glenn BrummerSpringfieldAmerAAAC6-0200R-R24Not draftedMLB
    Tom BrunoSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-5210R-R26Not draftedMLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Mark BumsteadSt. PetersburgFSLA+IF6-2185R-R24SLN: 1976-28-631A+
    Kerry BurchettSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-6195R-R23SLN: 1978-41-765AA
    Dennis CairaGastoniaWcarAOF6-2185B-R21Not draftedA+
    Mike CaliseSt. PetersburgFSLA+3B6-1200R-R22SLN: 1976-24-561AAA
    Jose CaraballoJohnson CityAppRkC6-1165R-R20Not draftedA+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+C                
    Bernie CarboSt. LouisNLMLBOF6-0175L-R31CIN: 1965-1-16MLB
    Manny CastilloSpringfieldAmerAAA3B5-9160B-R22Not draftedMLB
    Jose CazaresSt. PetersburgFSLA+SS-3B5-11155R-R20CLE: 1979-6-134A+
    Tom ChamberlainArkansasTexAAP6-6215R-R24SLN: 1977-11-266AAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Reginald ChevalierJohnson CityAppRkC6-1205R-R23Not draftedRK
    Dennis CirboSt. PetersburgFSLA+C5-11185R-R24SLN: 1977-31-709A+
    Ralph CitarellaJohnson CityAppRkP6-0180R-R21SLN: 1979-1-12MLB
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Terry ClarkJohnson CityAppRkP6-2190R-R18SLN: 1979-23-575MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Robin ClinkGastoniaWcarAC6-1195R-R22Not draftedA
    Rafael ColonJohnson CityAppRkP5-11165R-R-Not draftedA+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    William DavesGastoniaWcarAOF6-2195R-R25BOS: 1973-2-42AAA
    Mark DavidSt. PetersburgFSLA+P-OF5-10175R-R23SLN: 1977-19-472A+
    Chris DavisArkansasTexAAP6-4170R-R24Not draftedAAA
    Dennis DelanyArkansasTexAAC5-11185R-R23SLN: 1978-12-301AA
    Luis DeLeonSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-1153R-R20Not draftedMLB
      ArkansasTexAAP                
    John DelMonteSt. PetersburgFSLA+OF6-2185L-L20SLN: 1979-4-84AA
    John DennySt. LouisNLMLBP6-3190R-R26SLN: 1970-29-679MLB
    Joe DeSaArkansasTexAA1B5-11170L-L19SLN: 1977-3-58MLB
    James DietersJohnson CityAppRk3B6-10L-R23SLN: 1978-32-713A+
    Mike DimmelArkansasTexAAOF6-0180R-R24LAN: 1973-6-138MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAOF                
      St. LouisNLMLBOF                
    Eugene DotsonArkansasTexAAOF5-11180R-R25Not draftedAAA
    Jeff DoyleGastoniaWcarA2B5-9160B-R22SLN: 1977-6-136MLB
    Tom DozierJohnson CityAppRkP6-2190R-R17SLN: 1979-11-266MLB
    Leon DurhamSpringfieldAmerAAA1B-OF6-2210L-L21SLN: 1976-1-15MLB
    Joe EdelenArkansasTexAAP6-0165R-R23SLN: 1973-1-12MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Hector EduardoArkansasTexAAP6-6186R-R25Not draftedAAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Ronnie FarkasSpringfieldAmerAAAIF6-0180R-R25Not draftedAAA
    Neil FialaArkansasTexAAIF6-1185L-R22SLN: 1977-32-720MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAIF                
    Bill FinkJohnson CityAppRkOF5-11174L-R17SLN: 1979-7-162A
    Tim FishJohnson CityAppRkP6-4190L-L18SLN: 1979-15-370RK
    Bob ForschSt. LouisNLMLBP6-4200R-R29SLN: 1968-26-594MLB
    George FrazierSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-5205R-R24MIL: 1976-9-196MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Roger FreedSpringfieldAmerAAAOF6-0190R-R33MIN: 1966-38-712MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBOF                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    John FulghamSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-2205R-R23NYA: 1976-1-15MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Dennis GadowskiGastoniaWcarAP6-2180R-R20SLN: 1978-7-171A+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Nelson GarciaSt. PetersburgFSLA+OF6-1143B-R28Not draftedAAA
    Jesus GonzalezJohnson CityAppRkP6-8175R-R20Not draftedRK
    Ruben GotayJohnson CityAppRkP5-11165R-R19Not draftedAA
    Jim GottGastoniaWcarAP6-4220R-R19SLN: 1977-4-84MLB
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
      ArkansasTexAAP                
    Tom GrieveSt. LouisNLMLBOF6-2190R-R31WS2: 1966-1-6MLB
    Leroy GrossiniSt. PetersburgFSLA+SS5-11155R-R22SLN: 1977-8-188A+
    Julian GutierrezArkansasTexAA2B5-9150R-R20Not draftedAA
    Joseph HamendeSpringfieldAmerAAAP5-10165R-L35Not draftedAAA
    John HarshbargerGastoniaWcarAP6-5200R-R23SLN: 1978-40-761A
    James HarskampJohnson CityAppRkIF6-0180R-R22SLN: 1977-9-175A
      GastoniaWcarAIF                
    George HendrickSt. LouisNLMLBOF6-3195R-R29OAK: 1968-1-1MLB
    Keith HernandezSt. LouisNLMLB1B6-0195L-L25SLN: 1971-42-785MLB
    Tom HerrSpringfieldAmerAAA2B6-0185B-R23Not draftedMLB
      St. LouisNLMLB2B                
    Bob HicksJohnson CityAppRk1B6-3190R-R18SLN: 1978-1-15AA
      GastoniaWcarA1B                
    Randy HowellGastoniaWcarAOF0R-R24SLN: 1977-9-214A+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+OF                
    Frank HunsakerGastoniaWcarAC6-3225R-R24SLN: 1976-29-644AAA
      ArkansasTexAAC                
      SpringfieldAmerAAAC                
    Dane IorgSt. LouisNLMLB1B-OF6-0180L-R29PHI: 1971-1-22MLB
    Steven JermanJohnson CityAppRk2B5-11167L-R23Not draftedRK
    David JohnsonArkansasTexAAP6-1195R-L22SLN: 1975-1-16AA
    Jerry JohnsonGastoniaWcarAP6-3185R-R23SLN: 1975-1-11AAA
    David JonesGastoniaWcarAP6-2180R-R22Not draftedA+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    David JornSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-1185R-R24Not draftedAAA
    David KableGastoniaWcarA1B6-4210L-L19SLN: 1978-2-41AAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Terry KennedySpringfieldAmerAAAC6-4230L-R23SLN: 1977-1-6MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBC                
    Arno KirchenwitzArkansasTexAAP6-5212L-R23Not draftedAA
    Darold KnowlesSt. LouisNLMLBP6-0190L-L37Not draftedMLB
    Mike KopalaJohnson CityAppRkC6-2190R-R18SLN: 1979-9-214RK
    Ryan KurosakiSpringfieldAmerAAAP5-10160R-R26Not draftedMLB
    Tito LandrumArkansasTexAAOF5-11175R-R24Not draftedMLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAOF                
    Hal LanierSpringfieldAmerAAASS-2B6-2180R-R36Not draftedMLB
    William LaRosaGastoniaWcarAP5-11185R-R23TEX: 1977-16-399A
    Jim LentineSpringfieldAmerAAAOF6-0175R-R24SLN: 1975-12-280MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBOF                
    Roosevelt LettJohnson CityAppRk3B6-1180R-R19SLN: 1978-13-327A
      GastoniaWcarA3B                
    Danny LigginsJohnson CityAppRkOF5-11165R-R21Not draftedA+
      GastoniaWcarAOF                
    Mark LittellSt. LouisNLMLBP6-3210L-R26KCA: 1971-12-276MLB
    John LittlefieldGastoniaWcarAP6-2200R-R25SLN: 1976-30-655MLB
      ArkansasTexAAP                
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Silvio MartinezSt. LouisNLMLBP5-10170R-R23Not draftedMLB
    Carlos MatosJohnson CityAppRkOF6-1160R-R19Not draftedA
    Stan McCauleyJohnson CityAppRk3B6-0190R-R21SLN: 1979-26-647AA
      GastoniaWcarA3B                
    Will McEnaneySpringfieldAmerAAAP6-0180L-L27CIN: 1970-8-188MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    James McIntyreSt. PetersburgFSLA+OF-1B6-1180R-L22Not draftedAA
    Jim McKnightGastoniaWcarAIF6-0165B-R22Not draftedA+
    Michael MeltonJohnson CityAppRkC6-4200R-R20Not draftedRK
    Rhadames MillsGastoniaWcarAOF-SS5-9150R-R21Not draftedAAA
    Dennis MortonGastoniaWcarAP5-11180L-L19SLN: 1977-28-671A+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Tim MuellerGastoniaWcarAP6-0180R-R20SLN: 1978-6-145A
    Jerry MumphreySt. LouisNLMLBOF6-2185B-R26SLN: 1971-4-81MLB
    John MurphySt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-3185L-L21DET: 1975-2-27AAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Dan O'BrienSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-4215R-R25SLN: 1976-3-61MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Ken OberkfellSt. LouisNLMLB3B-2B6-0210L-R23Not draftedMLB
    Al OlmstedSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-2195R-L22SLN: 1975-13-304MLB
      ArkansasTexAAP                
    Frank OstrowJohnson CityAppRkP6-0185R-R19Not draftedA-
    Jim OttenSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-2195R-R27CHA: 1973-2-45MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Kelly ParisSt. PetersburgFSLA+3B-2B6-0180R-R21SLN: 1975-2-40MLB
    Dave PenniallArkansasTexAAOF5-10175R-R24Not draftedAAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAAOF                
    Hector PerezJohnson CityAppRkP6-1144R-R18Not draftedRK
    Jose PerezJohnson CityAppRkOF6-0175L-L23Not draftedA-
    John PerlongoJohnson CityAppRkIF6-0190L-L19SLN: 1978-21-528RK
    Mike PhillipsSt. LouisNLMLBSS-2B6-1185L-R28SFN: 1969-1-18MLB
    Walt PierceGastoniaWcarA3B6-2190R-R21SLN: 1976-2-39AA
    Lynn PinkstonJohnson CityAppRkP6-2185R-R21Not draftedRK
    Michael PittmanJohnson CityAppRkP6-1190L-L19Not draftedA
      GastoniaWcarAP                
    Timothy PreskoJohnson CityAppRkSS5-11175R-R21Not draftedRK
    Patrick ProulxJohnson CityAppRkIF5-9155R-R22Not draftedA+
      GastoniaWcarAIF                
    Mike RamseySpringfieldAmerAAASS-2B6-1170B-R25SLN: 1975-3-64MLB
    Ken ReitzSt. LouisNLMLB3B6-0185R-R28SLN: 1969-31-732MLB
    Mark RigginsGastoniaWcarAP5-11178R-L22Not draftedAAA
    Jim RigglemanArkansasTexAA3B5-11175R-R26LAN: 1974-4-93AAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAA3B                
    Andy RinconJohnson CityAppRkP6-3195R-R20SLN: 1977-5-110MLB
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
      ArkansasTexAAP                
    Ray RivasSt. PetersburgFSLA+IF5-7150L-R21SLN: 1978-22-550A+
    Ruben RodriguezJohnson CityAppRkOF5-110R-R20Not draftedRK
    Luis RomanJohnson CityAppRkOF-P6-0160L-L19Not draftedAA
    Gene RoofArkansasTexAAOF6-2180B-R21SLN: 1976-12-279MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Robert RussellGastoniaWcarAP6-4195R-R20SLN: 1978-24-588A+
    Mark SalasJohnson CityAppRkC6-0205L-R18SLN: 1979-18-448MLB
    Jose SanchezJohnson CityAppRkOF-2B5-10159R-R18Not draftedAA
    Lazoro SantinJohnson CityAppRkP6-1187B-R19SEA: 1978-8-188A
    Buddy SchultzSt. LouisNLMLBP6-0175R-L28CHN: 1972-6-135MLB
    Tony ScottSt. LouisNLMLBOF6-0175B-R27MON: 1969-71-1019MLB
    Kim SeamanSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-4205L-L22NYN: 1976-4-80MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Ray SearageArkansasTexAAP6-1180L-L24SLN: 1976-22-518MLB
    Steven ShermanSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-6208L-L22SFN: 1975-32-657A+
    Freddie SilvaGastoniaWcarAP6-2170R-R20Not draftedA+
    Larry SilverSt. PetersburgFSLA+OF6-0190R-R24Not draftedA+
    Ted SimmonsSt. LouisNLMLBC-1B6-0200B-R29SLN: 1967-1-10MLB
    Everette SmithGastoniaWcarA2B5-11175R-R23SLN: 1978-27-639A
    Keith SmithSpringfieldAmerAAAOF5-9178R-R26SLN: 1972-7-124MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBOF                
    Keith SpreckelsGastoniaWcarASS5-10175B-R22SLN: 1979-2-31A+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+SS                
    Len StrelitzArkansasTexAAP6-2185R-R23SLN: 1974-24-531AAA
    John StuperSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-2200R-R22PIT: 1978-18-460MLB
    Steve SwisherSt. LouisNLMLBC6-2205R-R27CHA: 1973-1-21MLB
    Bob SykesSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-2200B-L24DET: 1974-19-440MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Jeff TaylorJohnson CityAppRkOF6-2187L-L18SLN: 1979-12-292RK
    Felix TejedaJohnson CityAppRk2B5-11150R-R21Not draftedRK
    Garry TempletonSt. LouisNLMLBSS5-11185B-R23SLN: 1974-1-13MLB
    Greg TerleckySpringfieldAmerAAAP6-3200R-R27SLN: 1970-5-109MLB
    Randy ThomasArkansasTexAASS5-11160R-R24SLN: 1976-4-87AAA
    Roy ThomasSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-6200R-R26PHI: 1971-1-6MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    William ThomasGastoniaWcarAP6-2190R-R21SLN: 1977-40-773AAA
    Freddie TisdaleArkansasTexAASS6-0165L-L23LAN: 1974-3-69AAA
    Jeff ToothmanSt. PetersburgFSLA+1B-OF6-0180L-L20SLN: 1976-16-375A+
    Steven TurcoGastoniaWcarASS5-11160L-R21CLE: 1976-5-98AA
    Mike TysonSt. LouisNLMLB2B5-9170R-R29SLN: 1970-3-60MLB
    John UrreaSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-3205R-R24SLN: 1974-1-14MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Tom VascheGastoniaWcarAP6-2192R-R21SLN: 1977-14-344A
    Axel VegaGastoniaWcarAP6-3175R-R20Not draftedA+
    Pete VuckovichSt. LouisNLMLBP6-4220R-R26CHA: 1974-3-56MLB
    Tye WallerArkansasTexAA3B-OF6-0180R-R22SLN: 1977-4-82MLB
    Jeff WarburtonJohnson CityAppRkP6-4190L-L19SLN: 1979-13-318A
    Earl WeaverJohnson CityAppRkP6-3200R-R23SLN: 1979-8-188A+
    Ray WilliamsArkansasTexAAP6-1200R-R22SLN: 1976-21-495AA
    Daniel WinslowGastoniaWcarAC6-2175R-R21SLN: 1976-9-207AAA
      ArkansasTexAAC                
    Harold WittSt. PetersburgFSLA+SS-3B5-11170R-R22SLN: 1974-11-253AA
      ArkansasTexAASS-3B                
    Michael WoltersSt. PetersburgFSLA+2B-3B6-0170R-R23Not draftedAAA
    Felipe ZayasSt. PetersburgFSLA+OF5-10174R-R32Not draftedAA
    Gary ZuninoJohnson CityAppRkC5-11180R-R22Not draftedAA


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