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1996 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
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), Mike Morgan (#4), Dmitri Young (#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), Mark Petkovsek (#29)
National League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8874.543--
8280.5066.0
8181.5007.0
7686.46912.0
7389.45115.0
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1996 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11996-04-01L 6-7 @NYN
    21996-04-03W 5-3 @NYN
    31996-04-04L 9-10 @NYN
    41996-04-05W 5-4 @ATL
    51996-04-06W 3-2 @ATL
    61996-04-07L 3-13 @ATL
    71996-04-08L 3-4 MON
    81996-04-10W 4-1 MON
    91996-04-11W 2-1 PHI
    101996-04-12W 6-1 PHI
    111996-04-13L 2-4 PHI
    121996-04-14W 6-5 PHI
    131996-04-15W 6-4 PIT
    141996-04-16L 3-13 PIT
    151996-04-17W 6-1 PIT
    161996-04-18L 2-6 PIT
    171996-04-19W 1-0 @PHI
    181996-04-20W 1-0 @PHI
    191996-04-21L 2-4 @PHI
    201996-04-22L 0-8 @MON
    211996-04-23L 11-12 @MON
    221996-04-24W 9-4 NYN
    231996-04-25L 3-9 NYN
    241996-04-26L 1-6 ATL
    251996-04-27L 2-7 ATL
    261996-04-29L 1-4 ATL
    271996-04-30L 6-7 @CHN
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    281996-05-01L 3-9 @CHN
    291996-05-03W 3-1 @SDN
    301996-05-04W 4-3 @SDN
    311996-05-05L 4-10 @SDN
    321996-05-07L 2-4 SFN
    331996-05-08L 7-10 SFN
    341996-05-09W 16-8 SFN
    351996-05-10L 2-3 LAN
    361996-05-11L 2-4 LAN
    371996-05-12W 6-5 LAN
    381996-05-13L 2-5 @FLO
    391996-05-14L 5-11 @FLO
    401996-05-15W 6-0 @FLO
    411996-05-17L 11-12 @COL
    421996-05-18L 8-9 @COL
    431996-05-19L 3-10 @COL
    441996-05-20W 5-3 @HOU
    451996-05-21W 8-2 @HOU
    461996-05-22W 5-2 @HOU
    471996-05-24W 4-2 @FLO
    481996-05-25W 5-0 @FLO
    491996-05-26L 2-8 @FLO
    501996-05-27L 2-5 COL
    511996-05-28L 5-6 COL
    521996-05-29W 6-5 COL
    531996-05-31W 6-4 HOU
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    541996-06-01W 5-4 HOU
    551996-06-02W 2-0 HOU
    561996-06-03W 3-0 @SDN
    571996-06-04W 11-5 @SDN
    581996-06-05L 4-6 @SDN
    591996-06-07W 9-4 @SFN
    601996-06-08L 1-4 @SFN
    611996-06-09L 0-9 @SFN
    621996-06-10L 1-2 @LAN
    631996-06-11W 6-3 @LAN
    641996-06-13L 1-2 NYN
    651996-06-14W 13-4 NYN
    661996-06-15W 4-2 NYN
    671996-06-16W 5-4 NYN
    681996-06-18W 3-2 PHI
    691996-06-19W 3-2 PHI
    701996-06-20L 3-8 @MON
    711996-06-21L 3-4 @MON
    721996-06-22W 9-4 @MON
    731996-06-23L 2-3 @MON
    741996-06-24W 9-2 @ATL
    751996-06-25L 3-4 @ATL
    761996-06-26W 11-7 @ATL
    771996-06-27L 0-3 @ATL
    781996-06-28W 6-1 PIT
    791996-06-29W 6-5 PIT
    801996-06-30W 10-3 PIT
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    811996-07-01L 5-8 CIN
    821996-07-02W 4-3 CIN
    831996-07-03W 4-0 CIN
    841996-07-04W 7-1 @PIT
    851996-07-05W 7-4 @PIT
    861996-07-06W 9-5 @PIT
    871996-07-07L 2-8 @PIT
    881996-07-11L 0-6 @CHN
    891996-07-12W 13-3 @CHN
    901996-07-13W 10-5 @CHN
    911996-07-14W 7-6 @CHN
    921996-07-15W 8-3 @CIN
    931996-07-16W 5-4 @CIN
    941996-07-17W 6-4 @CIN
    951996-07-18L 5-6 CHN
    961996-07-19W 9-1 CHN
    971996-07-20L 0-3 CHN
    981996-07-21W 6-5 CHN
    991996-07-22L 6-8 ATL
    1001996-07-23L 2-3 ATL
    1011996-07-24L 1-4 ATL
    1021996-07-25L 2-4 MON
    1031996-07-26L 1-5 MON
    1041996-07-27W 6-3 MON
    1051996-07-28W 6-4 MON
    1061996-07-30L 7-8 @PHI
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1071996-08-01L 1-2 @PHI
    1081996-08-01W 7-1 @PHI
    1091996-08-02W 4-3 @NYN
    1101996-08-03L 4-5 @NYN
    1111996-08-04W 4-2 @NYN
    1121996-08-05W 8-2 SDN
    1131996-08-06L 0-1 SDN
    1141996-08-07W 1-0 SDN
    1151996-08-08L 3-5 SFN
    1161996-08-09L 6-8 SFN
    1171996-08-10W 7-1 SFN
    1181996-08-11W 5-3 SFN
    1191996-08-13L 4-8 LAN
    1201996-08-14W 6-1 LAN
    1211996-08-15L 2-5 LAN
    1221996-08-16W 6-2 FLO
    1231996-08-17W 4-3 FLO
    1241996-08-18W 5-3 FLO
    1251996-08-20L 4-5 @COL
    1261996-08-21L 2-10 @COL
    1271996-08-22L 5-10 @COL
    1281996-08-23W 1-0 @HOU
    1291996-08-24L 1-3 @HOU
    1301996-08-25L 1-4 @HOU
    1311996-08-26W 3-2 @HOU
    1321996-08-27L 3-6 FLO
    1331996-08-28L 2-3 FLO
    1341996-08-29L 9-10 FLO
    1351996-08-30W 7-4 COL
    1361996-08-31W 2-1 COL
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1371996-09-01W 15-6 COL
    1381996-09-02W 8-7 HOU
    1391996-09-03W 12-3 HOU
    1401996-09-04W 6-4 HOU
    1411996-09-06W 8-3 SDN
    1421996-09-07W 8-3 SDN
    1431996-09-08L 4-5 SDN
    1441996-09-09W 6-2 @SFN
    1451996-09-10W 1-0 @SFN
    1461996-09-11L 2-4 @SFN
    1471996-09-12L 1-4 @LAN
    1481996-09-13W 2-0 @LAN
    1491996-09-14L 5-9 @LAN
    1501996-09-15L 5-6 @LAN
    1511996-09-17W 5-3 CHN
    1521996-09-18W 5-3 CHN
    1531996-09-19W 5-4 CHN
    1541996-09-20L 2-4 @CIN
    1551996-09-22L 3-6 @CIN
    1561996-09-22L 0-6 @CIN
    1571996-09-23W 3-2 @CIN
    1581996-09-24W 7-1 @PIT
    1591996-09-25W 8-7 @PIT
    1601996-09-27W 2-1 CIN
    1611996-09-28W 5-2 CIN
    1621996-09-29L 3-6 CIN
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    88-74
    Tom Pagnozzi 108
    Danny Sheaffer 37
    Pat Borders 15
    Mike Difelice 2
    John Mabry 139
    Gary Gaetti 9
    Mark Sweeney 6
    Dmitri Young 4
    Willie McGee 3
    Danny Sheaffer 1
    Luis Alicea 104
    Mike Gallego 41
    David Bell 16
    Aaron Holbert 1
    Gary Gaetti 130
    David Bell 23
    Danny Sheaffer 8
    Mike Gallego 1
    Royce Clayton 111
    Ozzie Smith 50
    Mike Gallego 1
    Ron Gant 116
    Mark Sweeney 26
    Willie McGee 18
    Danny Sheaffer 1
    Terry Bradshaw 1
    Ray Lankford 142
    Brian Jordan 9
    Willie McGee 9
    Terry Bradshaw 1
    Miguel Mejia 1
    Brian Jordan 122
    Willie McGee 33
    John Mabry 4
    Mark Sweeney 3


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