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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
Manager(s): Whitey Herzog
General Manager: Whitey Herzog
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 1,010,247 13/26
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
Full League 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 1981 St. Louis Cardinals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    49Joaquin AndujarP6-0180B-R281976UDFAMLB--
    43Doug BairP6-0180R-R311976PIT: 1971-2-46MLB--
    26Steve BraunOF-3B5-10180L-R331971MIN: 1966-10-200MLB--
    11Glenn BrummerC6-0200R-R261981UDFAMLB--
    49Luis DeLeonP6-1153R-R221981UDFAMLB--
    44Joe EdelenP6-0165R-R251981SLN: 1973-1-12MLB--
    51Neil FialaIF6-1185L-R241981SLN: 1977-32-720MLB--
    31Bob ForschP6-4200R-R311974SLN: 1968-26-594MLB--
    14Julio Gonzalez2B-SS5-11165R-R281977UDFAMLB--
    27David Green1B6-3170R-R201981UDFAMLB--
    25George HendrickOF6-3195R-R311971OAK: 1968-1-1MLB--
    37Keith Hernandez1B6-0195L-L271974SLN: 1971-42-776MLB--
    28Tom Herr2B6-0185B-R251979UDFAMLB--
    19Dane Iorg1B-OF6-0180L-R311977PHI: 1971-1-22MLB--
    36Jim KaatP6-4217L-L421959UDFAMLB--
    21Tito LandrumOF5-11175R-R261980UDFAMLB--
    47Dave LaPointP6-3215L-L211980MIL: 1977-10-237MLB--
    16Sixto LezcanoOF5-11175R-R271974UDFAMLB--
    32Mark LittellP6-3210L-R281973KCA: 1971-12-267MLB--
    33John MartinP6-0190B-L251980DET: 1978-27-637MLB--
    35Silvio MartinezP5-10170R-R251977UDFAMLB--
    10Ken Oberkfell3B-2B6-0210L-R251977UDFAMLB--
    40Jim OttenP6-2195R-R291974CHA: 1973-2-45MLB--
    15Darrell PorterC6-0193L-R291971MIL: 1970-1-4MLB--
    5Mike RamseySS-2B6-1170B-R271978SLN: 1975-3-64MLB--
    46Andy RinconP6-3195R-R221980SLN: 1977-5-110MLB--
    29Gene RoofOF6-2180B-R231981SLN: 1976-12-279MLB--
    23Orlando SanchezC6-1195L-R241981UDFAMLB--
    30Tony ScottOF6-0175B-R291973MON: 1969-71-1017MLB--
    32Bob ShirleyP5-11185R-L271977SDN: 1976-1-8MLB--
    39Lary SorensenP6-2210R-R251977MIL: 1976-8-172MLB--
    42Bruce SutterP6-2190R-R281976WS2: 1970-21-494MLB--
    38Bob SykesP6-2200B-L261977DET: 1974-19-438MLB--
    1Garry TempletonSS5-11185B-R251976SLN: 1974-1-13MLB--
    18Gene TenaceC-1B6-0190R-R341969KC1: 1965-20-399MLB--

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