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1997 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 73-89 .451
Rank: 4th in National League Central
Run Differential: 689-708 -19
Roster Continuity 82.72% 2/28
Manager(s): Tony La Russa
General Manager: Walt Jocketty
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Payroll: $ 44,179,167 9/28
Attendance: 2,634,014 8/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Adam Kennedy (#20) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Carney Lansford
Bullpen Coach: Mark DeJohn
First Base Coach: Dave McKay
Hitting Coach: George Hendrick
Pitching Coach: Dave Duncan
Third Base Coach: Rene Lachemann

#1 Draft Picks

Andy Benes (#1), Dmitri Young (#4), Mark McGwire (#10), Delino DeShields (#12), Matt Morris (#12), Donovan Osborne (#13), Sean Lowe (#15), Royce Clayton (#15), Alan Benes (#16), Brian Jordan (#29), Mark Petkovsek (#29)
National League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8478.519--
7983.4885.0
7686.4698.0
7389.45111.0
6894.42016.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
11Royce ClaytonSS27   57675153
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61301033109342519.266.306.398704.132.224.3113.3064.0229619
7Delino DeShields2B28   57292169
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585514557231765.295.357.448805.152.320.3191.3152.0256643
8Gary Gaetti3B38   50263126
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69733688634620.251.305.404709.153.233.2702.4429.5203554
5Ron GantLF32   50268115
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621465816213012.229.310.388698.159.291.3022.7929.5195562
16Ray LankfordCF30   46594137
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98211195125010059.295.411.585996.290.516.3381.3215.0272565
47John MabryRF-1B26   38840110
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36013977392211.284.352.371723.088.186.3411.9777.6144434
24Dmitri Young1B23   3333886
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3465386323138.258.335.363698.105.222.3021.6666.6121377
51Willie McGeeRF38   3002990
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3882225902016.300.347.420767.120.213.3642.68100.0126323
37Mike DiFeliceC28   2601662
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30111961306111.238.297.331628.092.165.2963.2165.086289
49Tom LampkinC33   2292856
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2221283045428.245.335.380715.135.262.2531.0732.787267
25Mark McGwire1B33   1743844
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4220436158020.253.411.6841095.431.690.2201.427.3119224
3Brian JordanRF30   1451734
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001061102161004.234.311.269580.034.138.2742.10--39161
27David Bell3B-2B24   142930
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1210102802212.211.261.310571.099.176.2542.80142.044155
12Danny Sheaffer3B35   1321033
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001110817104110.250.296.288584.038.106.2842.13--38146
23Phil PlantierRF28   1131329
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1803112731025.257.333.460793.204.274.2892.4522.652129
35Matt MorrisP22   73415
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0060153600200.205.256.233489.027.082.4057.20--1780
23Mark SweeneyRF-LF27   61513
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0040191411112.213.319.262581.049.180.2711.56--1673
40Andy BenesP29   55412
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0050011410800.218.246.255501.036.055.29314.00--1465
30Todd StottlemyreP32   55613
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040081300500.236.333.345678.109.255.3101.63--1968
41Alan BenesP25   5219
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0030001600200.173.173.212385.038.038.250----1154
19Tom PagnozziC34   50411
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8001700002.220.235.340575.120.140.2387.0050.01751
26Eli MarreroC23   45411
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74021301011.244.271.422693.178.311.2906.5022.51948
22Mike Gallego2B-SS36   4367
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001001600110.163.178.209387.047.070.1846.00--946
29Scott Livingstone3B31   4137
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0031011000021.171.182.195377.024.073.21210.00--844
68Micah FranklinRF25   34611
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20031000000.324.378.500878.176.265.4093.3317.01737
22Scarborough GreenCF-LF23   3153
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0001002500000.097.152.097249.000.065.1152.50--333
31Donovan OsborneP28   2425
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002100600100.208.208.250458.042.083.278----625
52Luis OrdazSS21   2236
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001301200000.273.304.318622.045.227.3002.00--723
38Manny AybarP27   2103
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0001000900000.143.143.143286.000.000.250----321
67Roberto Mejia2B25   1401
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002000500110.071.067.143210.071.071.100----216
46Mark PetkovsekP31   1101
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0000001200101.091.167.091258.000.091.1112.00--113
38Steve Scarsone2B31   1001
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0000102500000.100.250.100350.000.300.2002.50--112
53Mike Gulan3B26   9200001001500000.000.100.000100.000.111.0005.00--010
53Rigo BeltranP27   711
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000000100000.143.143.286429.143.143.167----27
29Danny JacksonP35   711
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0000000400000.143.143.143286.000.000.333----17
56Jeff Berblinger2B26   5100000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
34Fernando ValenzuelaP36   511
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0001000000200.200.200.200400.000.000.200----17
54Mike BusbyP24   402
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0000000200000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----24
50John FrascatoreP27   3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
34Sean LoweP26   301
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
64Brady RaggioP24   3000001000000101.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
57Curtis KingP26   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
33T.J. MathewsP27   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
28Lance PainterP29   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals2174552468914092693914465416460543119142545844128.255.319.396715.141.258.2992.1938.421886169
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Matt Morris22   1293.1933333000217.0208887712691495371.288.630.502.866.182.16
30Todd Stottlemyre32   1293.8828280000181.01558678166516060121.227.710.803.237.962.46
40Andy Benes29   1073.1026260000177.014964619611757051.197.580.463.108.902.87
41Alan Benes25   992.8923232000161.2128605213681609241.217.110.723.788.892.35
46Mark Petkovsek31   475.065520019296.010961541431512061.4610.221.312.914.781.65
31Donovan Osborne28   374.951414000080.18446441023511011.349.451.132.595.742.22
50John Frascatore27   522.485900017080.0742522533584061.348.330.563.716.531.76
38Manny Aybar27   244.241212000068.0663332829411141.408.741.063.845.431.41
53Rigo Beltran27   123.503540016154.1472521317501001.197.830.502.838.332.94
43Dennis Eckersley42   153.9157000473653.049242398452021.088.321.531.367.645.63
48Tony Fossas39   273.817100014051.2623222726410011.6910.731.214.507.101.58
33T.J. Mathews27   442.154000012046.0411411418461001.288.020.783.529.002.56
64Brady Raggio24   126.97154005031.1442424116213011.9412.770.294.656.101.31
57Curtis King26   422.79300008029.138149011132011.6911.790.003.414.031.18
34Fernando Valenzuela36   045.4855000022.2221914214102001.578.610.785.483.910.71
29Danny Jackson35   127.5844000018.226171638130001.7912.321.423.796.161.63
34Sean Lowe26   029.5364001017.127211821080012.1814.291.065.294.240.80
28Lance Painter29   114.76140004017.0139918110001.246.880.534.245.821.38
44Rich Batchelor30   114.50100003016.0211280780101.7511.810.003.944.501.14
54Mike Busby24   029.0033000014.12414142460002.0015.431.292.573.861.50
33Jose Bautista32   006.75110003012.1151092241001.4211.251.501.503.002.00
54Eric Ludwick25   019.005000306.212771670002.5715.431.297.719.001.17
32Rick Honeycutt43   0013.502000202.05330121103.0022.500.004.509.002.00
61Tom McGraw29   000.002000201.22000100001.509.000.004.500.000.00
8Gary Gaetti38   00-1000100.1100000001------
Batting Totals73893.885611625015739145614227086281245361130488521.348.790.773.316.982.11
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike DiFeliceC9158664610.9910.00
Tom LampkinC864133756.9890.00
Eli MarreroC17821232.9690.00
Tom PagnozziC13572001.0000.00
Danny SheafferC9191001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dmitri Young1B74601451050.9850.00
Mark McGwire1B5043934140.9980.00
John Mabry1B4934622133.9970.00
Gary Gaetti1B20616081.0000.00
Mark Sweeney1B481021.0000.00
Tom Pagnozzi1B260011.0000.00
Mike DiFelice1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Delino DeShields2B1472713981993.9720.00
David Bell2B23353727.9730.00
Mike Gallego2B1191613.9620.00
Jeff Berblinger2B444021.0000.00
Roberto Mejia2B33613.9000.00
Danny Sheaffer2B333021.0000.00
Steve Scarsone2B242001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gary Gaetti3B13272243724.9780.00
David Bell3B35103241.9130.00
Danny Sheaffer3B3083622.9570.00
Mike Gallego3B717001.0000.00
Mike Gulan3B311011.0000.00
Scott Livingstone3B201001.0000.00
John Mabry3B10000.0000.00
Tom Pagnozzi3B10000.0000.00
Steve Scarsone3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Royce ClaytonSS1532284521993.9730.00
David BellSS13102624.9470.00
Luis OrdazSS1191814.9640.00
Mike GallegoSS10518031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron GantLF128248461.9770.00
Willie McGeeLF18151011.0000.00
Danny SheafferLF1390001.0000.00
Phil PlantierLF10181001.0000.00
Mark SweeneyLF1060001.0000.00
Dmitri YoungLF916010.9410.00
Scarborough GreenLF740001.0000.00
Micah FranklinLF420001.0000.00
John MabryLF460001.0000.00
Roberto MejiaLF10000.0000.00
Steve ScarsoneLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ray LankfordCF132292492.9700.00
Willie McGeeCF1826111.9640.00
Brian JordanCF14300001.0000.00
Scarborough GreenCF1215110.9410.00
John MabryCF670001.0000.00
Danny SheafferCF20000.0000.00
Steve ScarsoneCF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John MabryRF71968011.0000.00
Willie McGeeRF5358411.9840.00
Brian JordanRF30522001.0000.00
Phil PlantierRF2334010.9710.00
Mark SweeneyRF15170001.0000.00
Dmitri YoungRF1023220.9260.00
Micah FranklinRF9110001.0000.00
Danny SheafferRF940001.0000.00
Scott LivingstoneRF10000.0000.00
Roberto MejiaRF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tony FossasP7151216011.0003.16
John FrascatoreP598055001.0001.13
Dennis EckersleyP575335001.0001.36
Mark PetkovsekP5596111913.9682.81
T.J. MathewsP40465410.9001.76
Rigo BeltranP355441010.9332.33
Matt MorrisP3321752851.8681.37
Curtis KingP302925001.0002.16
Todd StottlemyreP28181122110.9711.64
Andy BenesP2617781410.9571.12
Alan BenesP231611312031.0001.40
Brady RaggioP153116001.0002.03
Donovan OsborneP1480410011.0001.57
Lance PainterP141743011.0003.71
Manny AybarP126831020.8671.72
Jose BautistaP111210001.0000.74
Rich BatchelorP10160110.5000.56
Sean LoweP6171320.6672.11
Eric LudwickP560000.0000.00
Fernando ValenzuelaP5221810.9003.65
Danny JacksonP4180410.8001.98
Mike BusbyP31402001.0001.28
Rick HoneycuttP220000.0000.00
Tom McGrawP2101001.0007.50
Gary GaettiP100000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie McGeeDH3.0000.00
Ron GantDH1.0000.00
Scott LivingstoneDH1.0000.00
Dmitri YoungDH1.0000.00


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