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1981 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 59-43 .578
Rank: th in National League East
Run Differential: 464-417 + 47
Roster Continuity 52.46% 23/26
Manager(s): Whitey Herzog
General Manager: Whitey Herzog
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 1,010,247 13/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Bob Meacham (#8) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Red Schoendienst
Bullpen Coach: Dave Ricketts
First Base Coach: Hal Lanier
Hitting Coach: Tim Thompson
Pitching Coach: Hub Kittle
Third Base Coach: Chuck Hiller

#1 Draft Picks

Darrell Porter (#4), Joe Edelen (#12), Garry Templeton (#13)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
5943.578--
6048.5563.0
5948.5512.5
4656.45113.0
4162.39818.5
3865.36921.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
28Tom Herr2B25   41150110
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9
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046237393013659.268.329.345674.078.212.2850.77--142462
25George HendrickOF31   39467112
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61424144470210.284.356.485841.201.310.2811.0721.9191441
37Keith Hernandez1B27   37665115
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8
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48125614526059.306.401.463864.157.338.3260.7447.0174444
10Ken Oberkfell3B25   37643110
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6
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451353728063411.293.353.372725.080.199.3090.76188.0140420
1Garry TempletonSS25   3334796
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8
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33812145503124.288.315.393708.105.135.3413.93333.0131350
19Dane IorgOF31   2172371
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39207900037.327.344.424768.097.138.3301.29108.592227
16Sixto LezcanoOF27   2142657
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2801404002048.266.376.393769.126.308.3011.0042.884258
30Tony ScottOF29   1762140
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1710752210203.227.253.313566.085.131.2504.4088.055184
15Darrell PorterC29   1742239
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3112393217033.224.364.408772.184.402.2370.8229.071217
18Gene TenaceC34   1292630
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2200382642121.233.416.403819.171.465.2500.6825.852174
5Mike RamseySS27   1241932
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0094081601106.258.303.282585.024.121.2962.00--35133
21Tito LandrumOF26   1191331
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0104261410522.261.297.370667.109.176.2902.33--44133
29Gene RoofOF23   601118
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00351121602011.300.411.400811.100.367.4001.33--2473
23Orlando SanchezC24   49514
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06102601012.286.308.367675.082.143.3183.00--1852
26Steve BraunOF33   4699
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021015700101.196.393.283676.087.435.2310.47--1362
39Lary SorensenP25   4613
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0000002110500.065.085.087172.022.022.120----452
31Bob ForschP31   4105
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0030011000602.122.143.146289.024.049.16110.00--648
35Silvio MartinezP25   3517
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0020011200100.200.222.257479.057.086.30412.00--937
27David GreenOF20   3465
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002016501000.147.275.176451.029.176.1720.83--640
33John MartinP25   3327
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080021400700.212.257.333590.121.182.3687.00--1142
11Glenn BrummerC26   3026
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002001200111.200.219.233452.033.067.2072.00--733
14Julio GonzalezSS-2B28   2227
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3001300102.318.348.500848.182.227.3333.0022.01124
32Bob ShirleyP27   2203
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0001000700100.136.136.136272.000.000.200----323
49Joaquin AndujarP28   19000000000900100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----020
46Andy RinconP22   1313
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005001600200.231.286.308594.077.154.4296.00--416
42Bruce SutterP28   9000001000410000.000.100.000100.000.000.000----010
36Jim KaatP42   823
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002001000000.375.444.500944.125.250.3750.00--49
32Mark LittellP28   802
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0002000200000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----28
47Dave LaPointP21   5000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
43Doug BairP31   3000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
44Joe EdelenP25   301
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
51Neil Fiala24   3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
40Jim OttenP29   2000000000000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
38Bob SykesP26   2000000001200000.000.333.000333.000.500-2.00--03
49Luis DeLeonP22   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals14113537464936158455043188453794951641463582.265.333.377710.113.232.2931.3170.713343997
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
39Lary Sorensen25   773.2823233100140.11495951326521511.259.580.191.673.342.00
31Bob Forsch31   1053.1920201000124.11064744729413141.097.690.512.102.981.41
33John Martin25   853.4117154000102.28543391026360121.087.430.872.273.151.38
35Silvio Martinez25   253.991816000097.0954843439342011.388.810.373.623.150.87
42Bruce Sutter28   352.6348000362582.1642424524570111.077.020.552.636.262.38
32Bob Shirley27   644.102811105179.1784236634361011.428.890.683.874.101.06
49Joaquin Andujar28   613.76118100055.1562423411192101.229.160.651.803.111.73
36Jim Kaat42   663.404110016453.060252021782001.4510.190.342.891.360.47
32Mark Littell28   134.39281004241.0362120231222001.637.900.446.804.830.71
38Bob Sykes26   204.62221007037.1372019218143011.499.000.494.383.410.78
40Jim Otten29   105.252400010035.2442321320204001.7811.000.755.005.001.00
46Andy Rincon22   311.7555110035.2278705131120.896.750.001.253.252.60
44Joe Edelen25   109.53130004017.129181823101111.8815.351.061.595.293.33
43Doug Bair31   203.38110008115.2136602140000.947.310.001.137.887.00
49Luis DeLeon22   012.40100002015.111441380000.936.600.601.804.802.67
47Dave LaPoint21   104.0932000010.212551240011.279.820.821.643.272.00
Batting Totals59433.633221031129233943902417380522903882211151.268.610.502.773.701.34
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darrell PorterC522063152.9790.00
Gene TenaceC381261831.9800.00
Glenn BrummerC19433011.0000.00
Orlando SanchezC1850041.9260.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Keith Hernandez1B98105486399.9970.00
Dane Iorg1B8475011.0000.00
Gene Tenace1B7394031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom Herr2B103211374574.9920.00
Julio Gonzalez2B43510.8890.00
Mike Ramsey2B122001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ken Oberkfell3B102772461523.9560.00
Mike Ramsey3B526011.0000.00
Julio Gonzalez3B211001.0000.00
Dane Iorg3B202001.0000.00
Steve Braun3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Garry TempletonSS761602721854.9600.00
Mike RamseySS3552118620.9660.00
Julio GonzalezSS537011.0000.00
Ken OberkfellSS101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George HendrickOF101227640.9830.00
Tito LandrumOF67726011.0000.00
Sixto LezcanoOF65103531.9730.00
Dane IorgOF5778030.9630.00
Tony ScottOF441202001.0000.00
Gene RoofOF2038020.9500.00
David GreenOF1831110.9700.00
Steve BraunOF12152011.0000.00
Keith HernandezOF320001.0000.00
Mike RamseyOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bruce SutterP488278001.0001.64
Jim KaatP415341321.8952.89
Mark LittellP28415420.8181.98
Bob ShirleyP2879110001.0001.25
Jim OttenP24350310.7500.77
Lary SorensenP23140152123.9472.31
Bob SykesP223748011.0002.91
Bob ForschP201241420011.0002.47
Silvio MartinezP189761310.9501.76
John MartinP17102320001.0002.03
Joe EdelenP131712001.0001.58
Joaquin AndujarP115541110.9372.45
Doug BairP111502001.0001.18
Luis DeLeonP101502001.0001.19
Andy RinconP53525001.0001.79
Dave LaPointP31012001.0002.65


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