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1981 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

+ Organizational Roster
Nickname:
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
  • 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 1981 St. Louis Cardinals season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    John AdamsErieNYPLA-P6-2190R-R22SLN: 1981-20-501AA
    Jim AdduciSt. PetersburgFSLA+LF-1B6-5200L-L21SLN: 1980-7-171MLB
      ArkansasTexAALF-1B                
    Gibson AlbaErieNYPLA-P6-2160L-L21Not draftedMLB
      GastoniaSALAP                
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Joaquin AndujarSt. LouisNLMLBP6-0180B-R28Not draftedMLB
    Jorge AranzamendiArkansasTexAAIF6-1160R-R27Not draftedAAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAAIF                
    Scott ArigoniSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-5195R-L22SLN: 1978-33-723AA
    Jack AyerSt. PetersburgFSLA+SS6-3200R-R22SLN: 1979-10-240AAA
    Doug BairSt. LouisNLMLBP6-0180R-R31PIT: 1971-2-46MLB
    Francisco BatistaErieNYPLA-OF5-11165R-R20Not draftedAA
    Ralph BearJohnson CityAppRkP5-11185R-R19SLN: 1981-27-673A+
    Dave BialasSpringfieldAmerAAAOF6-1189R-R27SLN: 1972-4-93AAA
    George BjorkmanSpringfieldAmerAAAC6-2190R-R24SLN: 1978-4-93MLB
    Steve BraunSt. LouisNLMLBOF-3B5-10180L-R33MIN: 1966-10-200MLB
    Brian BrownJohnson CityAppRkP6-1190R-R19Not draftedA
      GastoniaSALAP                
    Glenn BrummerSpringfieldAmerAAAC6-0200R-R26Not draftedMLB
      St. LouisNLMLBC                
    Kerry BurchettArkansasTexAAP6-6195R-R25SLN: 1978-41-765AA
    James BurnsJohnson CityAppRk1B6-3180L-L19Not draftedA+
    Mike CaliseSpringfieldAmerAAA3B6-1200R-R24SLN: 1976-24-561AAA
    Jose CazaresGastoniaSALASS-3B5-11155R-R22CLE: 1979-6-134A+
    Tom ChamberlainSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-6215R-R26SLN: 1977-11-266AAA
    Paul CherryJohnson CityAppRkP6-1180L-L19SLN: 1980-17-431AAA
    Gary CicatielloGastoniaSALAOF-1B6-0185L-L23Not draftedAA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+OF-1B                
    Galen CiscoJohnson CityAppRkIF5-10170R-R22KCA: 1976-21-498RK
    Ralph CitarellaArkansasTexAAP6-0180R-R23SLN: 1979-1-12MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Terry ClarkGastoniaSALAP6-2190R-R20SLN: 1979-23-575MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Don CollinsSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-2190R-R19SLN: 1980-1-15A+
    Mark CoreySpringfieldAmerAAAOF6-2200R-R25BAL: 1976-2-43MLB
    Danny CoxJohnson CityAppRkP6-4235R-R21SLN: 1981-13-319MLB
    Chris DavisSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-4170R-R26Not draftedAAA
    Russ DavisGastoniaSALAP6-3185R-R21SLN: 1980-6-145A+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Dennis DelanyArkansasTexAAC5-11185R-R25SLN: 1978-12-301AA
    Luis DeLeonSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-1153R-R22Not draftedMLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    John DelMonteGastoniaSALAOF6-2185L-L22SLN: 1979-4-84AA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+OF                
    Joe DeSaSpringfieldAmerAAA1B5-11170L-L21SLN: 1977-3-58MLB
    John DiGiolaJohnson CityAppRkC-OF6-2200R-R20SLN: 1981-5-111A+
    Eugene DotsonSpringfieldAmerAAAOF5-11180R-R27Not draftedAAA
    Jeff DoyleArkansasTexAA2B5-9160B-R24SLN: 1977-6-136MLB
    Tom DozierGastoniaSALAP6-2190R-R19SLN: 1979-11-266MLB
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Greg DunnErieNYPLA-P-OF6-0180R-R19SLN: 1980-21-534AAA
    Joe EdelenSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-0165R-R25SLN: 1973-1-12MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Tom EppleGastoniaSALAP6-0180B-L19SLN: 1980-31-738AAA
    Richard FedericiErieNYPLA-OF-1B6-0185L-L22Not draftedAA
    Neil FialaSpringfieldAmerAAAIF6-1185L-R24SLN: 1977-32-720MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBIF                
    Bill FinkJohnson CityAppRkOF5-11174L-R19SLN: 1979-7-162A
    Willy FinneganJohnson CityAppRkP6-2185R-R23SLN: 1981-8-189A-
      ErieNYPLA-P                
    Curt FordJohnson CityAppRkRF-LF5-10150L-R20SLN: 1981-4-85MLB
    Bob ForschSt. LouisNLMLBP6-4200R-R31SLN: 1968-26-594MLB
    George FrazierSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-5205R-R26MIL: 1976-9-196MLB
    John FreyJohnson CityAppRkP6-4185L-L19Not draftedRK
    Mike GambeskiJohnson CityAppRk3B6-2195L-R18SLN: 1980-14-353A
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Bob GerenSt. PetersburgFSLA+C6-3205R-R19SDN: 1979-1-24MLB
    James GonzalesJohnson City/KingsportAppRkC6-0185R-R21SLN: 1980-7-166A-
    Julio GonzalezSt. LouisNLMLB2B-SS5-11165R-R28Not draftedMLB
    Ruben GotaySt. PetersburgFSLA+P5-11165R-R21Not draftedAA
      ArkansasTexAAP                
    Jim GottArkansasTexAAP6-4220R-R21SLN: 1977-4-84MLB
    David GreenSpringfieldAmerAAA1B6-3170R-R20Not draftedMLB
      St. LouisNLMLB1B                
    Greg GuinErieNYPLA-1B5-11185L-L21SLN: 1981-12-293AAA
    Julian GutierrezArkansasTexAA2B5-9150R-R22Not draftedAA
    Stan HaasJohnson CityAppRkOF6-0185R-R22TEX: 1980-14-352A+
    Kevin HagenArkansasTexAAP6-2185R-R21SLN: 1980-4-94MLB
    Michael HarrisErieNYPLA-SS5-11145R-R20Not draftedAAA
      GastoniaSALASS                
    Robert HayesJohnson CityAppRkP6-2225R-R20SLN: 1981-6-137RK
    George HendrickSt. LouisNLMLBOF6-3195R-R31OAK: 1968-1-1MLB
    Keith HernandezSt. LouisNLMLB1B6-0195L-L27SLN: 1971-42-785MLB
    Tom HerrSt. LouisNLMLB2B6-0185B-R25Not draftedMLB
    Bob HicksGastoniaSALA1B6-3190R-R20SLN: 1978-1-15AA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+1B                
    George HoagJohnson CityAppRkP0R-R-Not draftedRK
    Ricky HortonSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-2195L-L21SLN: 1980-4-93MLB
    Alan HunsingerJohnson CityAppRk1B5-11185R-R22SLN: 1981-16-397AA
    Randy HuntErieNYPLA-C6-0185R-R21SLN: 1981-1-2MLB
    Dane IorgSt. LouisNLMLB1B-OF6-0180L-R31PHI: 1971-1-22MLB
    Donald JacobyGastoniaSALA3B-2B5-11175L-R23Not draftedA+
    Richard JamesErieNYPLA-IF5-10170R-R18Not draftedA+
    Stan JavierJohnson CityAppRkCF-RF6-0202B-R17Not draftedMLB
    David JohnsonSt. Petersburg/DaytonaFSLA+P6-1195R-L24SLN: 1975-1-16AA
      ArkansasTexAAP                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Jerry JohnsonArkansasTexAAP6-3185R-R25SLN: 1975-1-11AAA
    David JornArkansasTexAAP6-1185R-R26Not draftedAAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Jim KaatSt. LouisNLMLBP6-4217L-L42Not draftedMLB
    David KableArkansasTexAA1B6-4210L-L21SLN: 1978-2-41AAA
    Jeff KeenerArkansasTexAAP6-0170L-R22SLN: 1981-7-163MLB
    Kevin KennedySpringfieldAmerAAAC6-3220R-R26BAL: 1976-8-188AAA
    Bobby KishErieNYPLA-P6-0180R-R21SLN: 1981-11-267A+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Tito LandrumSt. LouisNLMLBOF5-11175R-R26Not draftedMLB
    Dave LaPointSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-3215L-L21MIL: 1977-10-237MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    William LaRosaErieNYPLA-P5-11185R-R25TEX: 1977-16-399A
    Jeff LauckJohnson CityAppRkOF-1B6-1175B-L19SLN: 1981-5-111A
    Sixto LezcanoSt. LouisNLMLBOF5-11175R-R27Not draftedMLB
    Danny LigginsGastoniaSALAOF5-11165R-R23Not draftedA+
    Mark LittellSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-3210L-R28KCA: 1971-12-276MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Jeff LittleSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-6220R-L26SFN: 1973-3-54MLB
    Brad LutherJohnson CityAppRkSS6-2170R-R19SLN: 1981-1-7A+
    Bill LyonsErieNYPLA-2B6-1175R-R23Not draftedMLB
    Ovidio MaldonadoErieNYPLA-P5-11160R-R17Not draftedA-
    John MartinGastoniaSALAP6-0190B-L25DET: 1978-27-637MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Roger MartinErieNYPLA-C5-11185R-R23Not draftedA-
    Silvio MartinezSt. LouisNLMLBP5-10170R-R25Not draftedMLB
    Stan McCauleySt. PetersburgFSLA+3B6-0190R-R23SLN: 1979-26-647AA
      ArkansasTexAA3B                
    Harry McCullaGastoniaSALAOF6-1195R-R20SLN: 1981-1-1AA
    Bob MeachamGastoniaSALASS6-1180B-R20SLN: 1981-1-8MLB
    Chuck MenzhuberErieNYPLA-2B5-10160B-R21SLN: 1981-28-695A
      GastoniaSALA2B                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Jose MesaErieNYPLA-P6-3225R-R15Not draftedMLB
    Brent MilliganErieNYPLA-P6-1162R-L19SLN: 1980-5-119A
    Rhadames MillsArkansasTexAAOF-SS5-9150R-R23Not draftedAAA
    William MitchellJohnson CityAppRkP6-3190R-R18Not draftedA+
    Alan MooreJohnson CityAppRkC5-10182L-L23Not draftedRK
    Donnie MooreSt. PetersburgFSLA+1B6-5195B-R21SLN: 1977-7-162AAA
      ArkansasTexAA1B                
    Donnie MooreSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-0185L-R27CHN: 1973-1-3MLB
    Alex NeelyGastoniaSALAP6-6230R-R24CIN: 1978-29-673AA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Tom NietoArkansasTexAAC6-1205R-R20SLN: 1981-3-60MLB
    Jay NorthErieNYPLA-P6-3220R-R19SLN: 1980-8-197AA
    Ken OberkfellSt. LouisNLMLB3B-2B6-0210L-R25Not draftedMLB
    Luis OjedaGastoniaSALA3B5-11175R-R20Not draftedAAA
      ArkansasTexAA3B                
    Jim OttenSt. LouisNLMLBP6-2195R-R29CHA: 1973-2-45MLB
    Kelly ParisSpringfieldAmerAAA3B-2B6-0180R-R23SLN: 1975-2-40MLB
    James ParksJohnson CityAppRkP6-4195R-R22Not draftedRK
    Walter ParmenterErieNYPLA-OF6-0190R-R22ATL: 1977-4-80A
    Dave PenniallSpringfieldAmerAAAOF5-10175R-R26Not draftedAAA
    Jerry PerryGastoniaSALAP5-11185R-R24Not draftedAA
    Walt PierceGastoniaSALA3B6-2190R-R23SLN: 1976-2-39AA
    Rafael PimentelArkansasTexAAP6-0170R-R22Not draftedAAA
    Michael PittmanErieNYPLA-P6-1190L-L21Not draftedA
      GastoniaSALAP                
    Darrell PorterSt. LouisNLMLBC6-0193L-R29MIL: 1970-1-4MLB
    Louis PrattSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-1185R-R24Not draftedAA
      ArkansasTexAAP                
    Patrick ProulxSt. PetersburgFSLA+IF5-9155R-R24Not draftedA+
    Mike RamseySt. LouisNLMLBSS-2B6-1170B-R27SLN: 1975-3-64MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Mike RhodesGastoniaSALAP5-11165L-L23SLN: 1980-22-559AAA
    Mark RigginsArkansasTexAAP5-11178R-L24Not draftedAAA
    Jim RigglemanArkansasTexAA3B5-11175R-R28LAN: 1974-4-93AAA
    Andy RinconArkansasTexAAP6-3195R-R22SLN: 1977-5-110MLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
      St. LouisNLMLBP                
    Steven RoathErieNYPLA-OF5-11175L-L20SLN: 1981-30-737A-
    Robin RobbinsSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-5200R-R22Not draftedA+
    Claudio RodriguezJohnson CityAppRk1B-OF6-1170L-L19Not draftedRK
    Jose RodriguezJohnson CityAppRkOF6-2158R-R19Not draftedAA
    Luis RomanSt. PetersburgFSLA+OF-P6-0160L-L21Not draftedAA
      ArkansasTexAAOF-P                
    Gene RoofSpringfieldAmerAAAOF6-2180B-R23SLN: 1976-12-279MLB
      St. LouisNLMLBOF                
    Robert RussellSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-4195R-R22SLN: 1978-24-588A+
    Mark SalasSt. PetersburgFSLA+C6-0205L-R20SLN: 1979-18-448MLB
    Jose SanchezGastoniaSALAOF-2B5-10159R-R20Not draftedAA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+OF-2B                
    Orlando SanchezErieNYPLA-C6-1195L-R24Not draftedMLB
      St. LouisNLMLBC                
    Edmund SanfordGastoniaSALAP6-6200R-R24Not draftedAA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Rafael SantanaArkansasTexAASS6-1165R-R23Not draftedMLB
      SpringfieldAmerAAASS                
    Barry SaylerGastoniaSALAOF6-2185R-R23SLN: 1980-26-653AA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+OF                
    Tony ScottSt. LouisNLMLBOF6-0175B-R29MON: 1969-71-1019MLB
    Bob ShirleySt. LouisNLMLBP5-11185R-L27SDN: 1976-1-8MLB
    Freddie SilvaGastoniaSALAP6-2170R-R22Not draftedA+
      St. PetersburgFSLA+P                
    Keith SmithSpringfieldAmerAAAOF5-9178R-R28SLN: 1972-7-124MLB
    Lary SorensenSt. LouisNLMLBP6-2210R-R25MIL: 1976-8-172MLB
    Mitch SouthernErieNYPLA-OF6-0190L-L22SLN: 1980-3-68A
    Ken SpearsGastoniaSALAOF5-10165L-L22SLN: 1980-1-16A+
    Len StrelitzSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-2185R-R25SLN: 1974-24-531AAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Dan StryffelerErieNYPLA-OF6-1185L-R19SLN: 1980-3-67AAA
      GastoniaSALAOF                
    Richard StuartJohnson CityAppRkOF5-10180R-L22Not draftedRK
    John StuperSpringfieldAmerAAAP6-2200R-R24PIT: 1978-18-460MLB
    Bruce SutterSt. LouisNLMLBP6-2190R-R28WS2: 1970-21-501MLB
    Bob SykesSt. LouisNLMLBP6-2200B-L26DET: 1974-19-440MLB
    Luis TaverasErieNYPLA-C5-10185R-R5Not draftedAAA
    Luis TaverasSt. PetersburgFSLA+P0--Not draftedA+
    Garry TempletonSt. LouisNLMLBSS5-11185B-R25SLN: 1974-1-13MLB
    Gene TenaceSt. LouisNLMLBC-1B6-0190R-R34KC1: 1965-20-399MLB
    Deron ThomasErieNYPLA-IF6-2180B-R22SLN: 1977-42-775AA
    Randy ThomasSpringfieldAmerAAASS5-11160R-R26SLN: 1976-4-87AAA
    William ThomasSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-2190R-R23SLN: 1977-40-773AAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAAP                
    Keith ThrowerSt. PetersburgFSLA+SS5-9170B-R21SLN: 1980-30-723AAA
    Jack TinklerGastoniaSALAIF5-8155R-R23Not draftedAA
      St. PetersburgFSLA+IF                
    Freddie TisdaleArkansasTexAASS6-0165L-L25LAN: 1974-3-69AAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAASS                
    Steve TraversJohnson CityAppRkP6-6230R-R22Not draftedRK
    Steven TurcoArkansasTexAASS5-11160L-R23CLE: 1976-5-98AA
    Jose UribeSt. PetersburgFSLA+SS5-10165B-R22Not draftedMLB
    Andy Van SlykeSt. PetersburgFSLA+CF6-2192L-R20SLN: 1979-1-6MLB
    Jeff WarburtonJohnson CityAppRkP6-4190L-L21SLN: 1979-13-318A
      GastoniaSALAP                
    Earl WeaverSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-3200R-R25SLN: 1979-8-188A+
    Rick WeemsErieNYPLA-C6-0195R-R22SLN: 1980-15-379A
      GastoniaSALAC                
    Ray WilliamsSt. PetersburgFSLA+P6-1200R-R24SLN: 1976-21-495AA
    Steve WinfieldArkansasTexAAP6-5210R-R22MIL: 1977-3-48AAA
    Daniel WinslowArkansasTexAAC6-2175R-R23SLN: 1976-9-207AAA
      SpringfieldAmerAAAC                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Paul WirkusGastoniaSALAOF6-2190R-R23CAL: 1979-25-632A
    Michael WoltersSt. PetersburgFSLA+2B-3B6-0170R-R25Not draftedAAA
    Scott YoungErieNYPLA-P6-4195R-R22SLN: 1981-9-215AAA
    Felipe ZayasSt. PetersburgFSLA+OF5-10174R-R34Not draftedAA
      ArkansasTexAAOF                
    Gary ZuninoGastoniaSALAC5-11180R-R24Not draftedAA


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