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1996 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 88-74 .543
Rank: 1st in National League Central
Run Differential: 759-706 + 53
Roster Continuity 49.22% 28/28
Manager(s): Tony La Russa
General Manager: Walt Jocketty
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Payroll: $ 38,741,666 9/28
Attendance: 2,654,718 8/28
Playoffs: Lost NLCS (Braves)
Top Draft Pick: Braden Looper (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Ron Hassey
Bullpen Coach: Mark DeJohn
First Base Coach: Dave McKay
Hitting Coach: George Hendrick
Pitching Coach: Dave Duncan
Third Base Coach: Tommie Reynolds

#1 Draft Picks

Andy Benes (#1), Dmitri Young (#4), Mike Morgan (#4), Donovan Osborne (#13), Royce Clayton (#15), Alan Benes (#16), Aaron Holbert (#18), Brian Barber (#22), Luis Alicea (#23), Mark Petkovsek (#29), Brian Jordan (#29)
National League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8874.543--
8280.5066.0
8181.5007.0
7686.46912.0
7389.45115.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
16Ray LankfordCF29   545100150
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86357791333101712.275.366.486852.211.407.3241.6826.0265635
47John Mabry1B25   54363161
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2
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13
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743237843113521.297.342.431773.134.204.3282.2741.8234591
8Gary Gaetti3B37   52271143
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4
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80223597864510.274.326.473799.199.266.2952.7722.7247574
3Brian JordanRF29   51382159
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1
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17
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104225298474296.310.349.483832.173.263.3372.9030.2248560
11Royce ClaytonSS26   49164136
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4
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6
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3533153389142413.277.321.371692.094.198.3252.7081.8182531
5Ron GantLF31   41974103
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30
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82134739835149.246.359.504863.258.453.2471.3414.0211500
19Tom PagnozziC33   40748110
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013
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5541247822349.270.311.423734.152.219.3033.2531.3172440
18Luis Alicea2B30   3805498
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42113527859464.258.350.382732.124.282.3071.5076.0145447
51Willie McGeeRF-LF37   3095295
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4152186022118.307.348.417765.110.178.3673.3361.8129331
1Ozzie SmithSS41   2273664
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187525920705.282.358.370728.088.207.2870.36113.584261
12Danny SheafferC34   1981045
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2033925304013.227.271.333604.106.152.2512.7899.066214
23Mark SweeneyLF26   1703245
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2230332912504.265.387.371758.106.318.3040.8856.763209
27David Bell3B23   1451231
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911102212013.214.268.276544.062.131.2442.20145.040157
22Mike Gallego2B35   1431230
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00400123111300.210.276.224500.014.098.2682.58--32159
40Andy BenesP28   73511
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0060013700920.151.158.205363.055.068.28937.00--1585
38Pat BordersC33   69322
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0040111400101.319.329.362691.043.043.40014.00--2571
30Todd StottlemyreP31   66815
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00021172700900.227.301.227528.000.106.3853.86--1582
41Alan BenesP24   6149
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0050022500701.148.175.197372.049.082.25012.50--1270
31Donovan OsborneP27   59613
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1001324001000.220.258.339597.119.153.3538.0059.02072
36Mike MorganP36   3312
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00000001400900.061.061.061122.000.000.105----242
24Dmitri Young1B22   2937
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0002014510001.241.353.241594.000.103.2921.25--734
35Miguel MejiaCF-RF21   23102
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00006301000000.087.087.087174.000.130.154----223
55Terry BradshawLF-CF27   2147
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003013200100.333.417.381798.048.143.3680.67--825
46Mark PetkovsekP30   1613
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0000000310000.188.235.188423.000.000.231----317
29Danny JacksonP34   913
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004000100100.333.333.556889.222.222.375----510
49Mike DiFeliceC27   702
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002000100000.286.286.429715.143.143.333----37
34Tom UrbaniP28   601
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0000000100000.167.167.167334.000.000.200----16
33T.J. MathewsP26   4000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
68Aaron Holbert2B23   3000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
57Mike BusbyP23   201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
54Eric LudwickP24   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
49Jeff ParrettP34   2100000001100000.000.333.000333.000.500.0001.00--03
39Cory BaileyP25   1200000002000100.000.667.000667.0002.000.0000.00--04
44Rich BatchelorP29   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
43Dennis EckersleyP41   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
48Tony FossasP38   1000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
32Rick HoneycuttP42   1000001002100000.000.667.000667.0002.000-0.50--03
Batting Totals2258550275914682813114271114958495108944588848121.267.325.407732.140.246.3072.2038.722376133
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
40Andy Benes28   18103.8336343111230.12151079828771606061.278.411.103.016.262.08
30Todd Stottlemyre31   14113.8734335200223.11911009630931948141.277.711.213.757.832.09
31Donovan Osborne27   1393.5330302100198.2191877822571346111.258.640.992.586.062.35
41Alan Benes24   13104.9034323110191.019212010427871315171.469.051.274.106.171.51
36Mike Morgan36   485.2418180000103.011863601440552001.5310.311.223.504.811.38
46Mark Petkovsek30   1123.54486007088.2833735935452151.338.390.913.544.551.29
33T.J. Mathews26   263.006700023683.2623228832801021.126.640.863.438.572.50
43Dennis Eckersley41   063.3063000533060.065262286490041.189.751.200.907.358.17
39Cory Bailey25   523.005100012057.0572119130383011.539.000.164.746.001.27
32Rick Honeycutt42   212.876100013447.142151537301201.048.040.571.345.744.29
48Tony Fossas38   042.686500011247.0431914721363001.368.231.344.026.891.71
49Jeff Parrett34   224.293300016042.1402020220427011.438.570.434.299.002.10
29Danny Jackson34   114.50134003036.1331818316270011.368.250.754.006.751.69
44Rich Batchelor29   201.20110007015.092201110000.675.400.000.606.6011.00
34Tom Urbani28   107.5032000011.21510103410001.5811.252.253.000.750.25
54Eric Ludwick24   019.0061002010.011111043120011.409.903.602.7010.804.00
57Mike Busby23   0118.001100004.091384440013.2520.259.009.009.001.00
52Brian Barber23   0015.001100003.04550610013.3312.000.0018.003.000.17
Batting Totals88743.9857516213514943145213807066421735391050446351.328.551.073.346.511.95
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom PagnozziC1167164886.9900.00
Danny SheafferC472572753.9830.00
Pat BordersC17116921.9840.00
Mike DiFeliceC4151001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John Mabry1B1461170768107.9940.00
Mark Sweeney1B1567227.9720.00
Gary Gaetti1B1485716.9890.00
Dmitri Young1B1039115.9760.00
Willie McGee1B6234001.0000.00
Danny Sheaffer1B6110011.0000.00
Pat Borders1B11010.5000.00
Brian Jordan1B110001.0000.00
Tom Pagnozzi1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Luis Alicea2B1252412882470.9570.00
Mike Gallego2B4384118331.9850.00
David Bell2B20235419.9870.00
Aaron Holbert2B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gary Gaetti3B13363224916.9700.00
David Bell3B45225941.9530.00
Danny Sheaffer3B1761710.9580.00
Mike Gallego3B734001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Royce ClaytonSS1131713471568.9720.00
Ozzie SmithSS5290162836.9690.00
David BellSS10000.0000.00
Mike GallegoSS134011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron GantLF116216452.9780.00
Mark SweeneyLF3651110.9810.00
Willie McGeeLF3537120.9500.00
Miguel MejiaLF53010.7500.00
Terry BradshawLF430001.0000.00
Danny SheafferLF330001.0000.00
John MabryLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ray LankfordCF144356910.9970.00
Brian JordanCF13290001.0000.00
Willie McGeeCF1123212.9620.00
Miguel MejiaCF1190001.0000.00
Terry BradshawCF310001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brian JordanRF128280920.9930.00
Willie McGeeRF4258320.9680.00
John MabryRF13120001.0000.00
Mark SweeneyRF780001.0000.00
Miguel MejiaRF620001.0000.00
Terry BradshawRF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
T.J. MathewsP67830620.7500.65
Tony FossasP654728001.0001.91
Dennis EckersleyP63603610.9001.35
Rick HoneycuttP614721210.9332.68
Cory BaileyP515765001.0001.74
Mark PetkovsekP488871423.9132.14
Andy BenesP3623082421.9411.25
Alan BenesP3419181933.9001.27
Todd StottlemyreP3422383722.9571.82
Jeff ParrettP334218011.0001.92
Donovan OsborneP3019862310.9671.32
Mike MorganP1810341210.9411.40
Danny JacksonP133617001.0001.99
Rich BatchelorP111501001.0000.60
Eric LudwickP6101110.6671.80
Tom UrbaniP3110000.0000.00
Brian BarberP130000.0000.00
Mike BusbyP140110.5002.25


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