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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), 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)
National League Central 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 1996 St. Louis Cardinals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    18Luis Alicea2B5-9176B-R301988SLN: 1986-1-23MLB--
    39Cory BaileyP6-1210R-R251993BOS: 1991-15-408MLB--
    52Brian BarberP6-1190R-R231995SLN: 1991-1-22MLB--
    44Rich BatchelorP6-1195R-R291993NYA: 1989-38-987MLB--
    27David Bell3B-2B5-10175R-R231995CLE: 1990-7-190MLB--
    41Alan BenesP6-5235R-R241995SLN: 1993-1-16MLB--
    40Andy BenesP6-6245R-R281989SDN: 1988-1-1MLB--
    38Pat BordersC6-2200R-R331988TOR: 1982-6-134MLB--
    55Terry BradshawOF6-0180L-R271995SLN: 1990-9-249MLB--
    57Mike BusbyP6-4210R-R231996SLN: 1991-14-363MLB--
    11Royce ClaytonSS6-0183R-R261991SFN: 1988-1-15MLB--
    49Mike DiFeliceC6-2205R-R271996SLN: 1991-11-285MLB--
    43Dennis EckersleyP6-2190R-R411975CLE: 1972-3-50MLB--
    48Tony FossasP6-0187L-L381988TEX: 1979-12-303MLB--
    8Gary Gaetti3B6-0205R-R371981MIN: 1979-1-11MLB--
    22Mike Gallego2B-SS5-8160R-R351985OAK: 1981-2-33MLB--
    5Ron GantLF-CF6-0196R-R311987ATL: 1983-4-100MLB--
    68Aaron Holbert2B6-0160R-R231996SLN: 1990-1-18MLB--
    32Rick HoneycuttP6-1190L-L421977PIT: 1976-17-405MLB--
    29Danny JacksonP6-0195R-L341983KCA: 1982-1-1MLB--
    3Brian JordanRF-LF6-1206R-R291992SLN: 1988-1-29MLB--
    16Ray LankfordLF5-11200L-L291990SLN: 1987-3-72MLB--
    54Eric LudwickP6-5210R-R241996NYN: 1993-2-50MLB--
    47John MabryRF-1B6-4195L-R251994SLN: 1991-6-155MLB--
    33T.J. MathewsP6-1214R-R261995SLN: 1992-36-1007MLB--
    51Willie McGeeRF-CF6-1185B-R371982NYA: 1977-1-15MLB--
    35Miguel MejiaP6-1155R-R211996Not draftedMLB--
    36Mike MorganP6-2220R-R361978OAK: 1978-1-4MLB--
    31Donovan OsborneP6-2195L-L271992SLN: 1990-1-13MLB--
    19Tom PagnozziC6-1190R-R331987SLN: 1983-8-208MLB--
    49Jeff ParrettP6-3193R-R341986MIL: 1983-9-236MLB--
    46Mark PetkovsekP6-0198R-R301991TEX: 1987-1-29MLB--
    12Danny SheafferC6-0185R-R341987BOS: 1981-1-20MLB--
    1Ozzie SmithSS5-11150B-R411978SDN: 1977-4-86MLB--
    30Todd StottlemyreP6-3200L-R311988SLN: 1985-1-1MLB--
    23Mark SweeneyRF-1B6-1195L-L261995CAL: 1991-9-246MLB--
    34Tom UrbaniP6-1190L-L281993SLN: 1990-13-357MLB--
    24Dmitri YoungLF-1B6-2235B-R221996SLN: 1991-1-4MLB--

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