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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
Manager(s): Tony LaRussa
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:
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), Matt Morris (#12), Delino DeShields (#12), Donovan Osborne (#13), Sean Lowe (#15), Royce Clayton (#15), Sean Lowe (#15), Alan Benes (#16), Mark Petkovsek (#29), Brian Jordan (#30)
National League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8478.519--
7983.4885.0
7686.4698.0
7389.45111.0
6894.42016.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
11Royce ClaytonSS2757675153
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9
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61301033109342519.266.306.398704.132.224.3113.3064.0229619
7Delino DeShields2B2857292169
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11
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585514557231765.295.357.448805.152.320.3191.3152.0256643
8Gary Gaetti3B3850263126
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69733688634620.251.305.404709.153.233.2702.4429.5203554
5Ron GantLF3250268115
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4
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621465816213012.229.310.388698.159.291.3022.7929.5195562
16Ray LankfordCF3046594137
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98211195125010059.295.411.585996.290.516.3381.3215.0272565
47John MabryRF-1B2638840110
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36013977392211.284.352.371723.088.186.3411.9777.6144434
24Dmitri Young1B233333886
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3465386323138.258.335.363698.105.222.3021.6666.6121377
51Willie McGeeRF383002990
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3882225902016.300.347.420767.120.213.3642.68100.0126323
37Mike DiFeliceC282601662
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30111961306111.238.297.331628.092.165.2963.2165.086289
49Tom LampkinC332292856
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2221283045428.245.335.380715.135.262.2531.0732.787267
25Mark McGwire1B331743844
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4220436158020.253.411.6841095.431.690.2201.427.3119224
3Brian JordanRF301451734
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001061102161004.234.311.269580.034.138.2742.10--39161
27David Bell3B-2B24142930
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1210102802212.211.261.310571.099.176.2542.80142.044155
12Danny Sheaffer3B351321033
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001110817104110.250.296.288584.038.106.2842.13--38146
23Phil PlantierRF281131329
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1803112731025.257.333.460793.204.274.2892.4522.652129
35Matt MorrisP2273415
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0060153600200.205.256.233489.027.082.4057.20--1780
23Mark SweeneyRF-LF2761513
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0040191411112.213.319.262581.049.180.2711.56--1673
40Andy BenesP2955412
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0050011410800.218.246.255501.036.055.29314.00--1465
30Todd StottlemyreP3255613
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040081300500.236.333.345678.109.255.3101.63--1968
41Alan BenesP255219
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0030001600200.173.173.212385.038.038.250----1154
19Tom PagnozziC3450411
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8001700002.220.235.340575.120.140.2387.0050.01751
26Eli MarreroC2345411
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74021301011.244.271.422693.178.311.2906.5022.51948
22Mike Gallego2B-SS364367
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001001600110.163.178.209387.047.070.1846.00--946
29Scott Livingstone3B314137
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0031011000021.171.182.195377.024.073.21210.00--844
68Micah FranklinRF2534611
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20031000000.324.378.500878.176.265.4093.3317.01737
22Scarborough GreenCF-LF233153
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0001002500000.097.152.097249.000.065.1152.50--333
31Donovan OsborneP282425
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002100600100.208.208.250458.042.083.278----625
52Luis OrdazSS212236
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001301200000.273.304.318622.045.227.3002.00--723
38Manny AybarP272103
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0001000900000.143.143.143286.000.000.250----321
67Roberto Mejia2B251401
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002000500110.071.067.143210.071.071.100----216
46Mark PetkovsekP311101
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0000001200101.091.167.091258.000.091.1112.00--113
38Steve Scarsone2B311001
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0000102500000.100.250.100350.000.300.2002.50--112
53Mike Gulan3B269200001001500000.000.100.000100.000.111.0005.00--010
53Rigo BeltranP27711
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000000100000.143.143.286429.143.143.167----27
29Danny JacksonP35711
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0000000400000.143.143.143286.000.000.333----17
56Jeff Berblinger2B265100000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
34Fernando ValenzuelaP36511
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0001000000200.200.200.200400.000.000.200----17
54Mike BusbyP24402
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0000000200000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----24
50John FrascatoreP273000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
34Sean LoweP26301
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
64Brady RaggioP243000001000000101.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
57Curtis KingP261000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
33T.J. MathewsP271000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
28Lance PainterP291000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals2174552468914092693914465416460543119142545844128.255.319.396715.141.258.2992.1938.421886169
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Matt Morris221293.1933333000217208887712691495371.288.630.502.866.182.16
30Todd Stottlemyre321293.88282800001811558678166516060121.227.710.803.237.962.46
40Andy Benes291073.102626000017714964619611757051.197.580.463.108.902.87
41Alan Benes25992.8923232000161128605213681609241.217.110.723.788.892.35
46Mark Petkovsek31475.06552001929610961541431512061.4610.221.312.914.781.65
31Donovan Osborne28374.9514140000808446441023511011.349.451.132.595.742.22
50John Frascatore27522.485900017080742522533584061.348.330.563.716.531.76
38Manny Aybar27244.241212000068663332829411141.408.741.063.845.431.41
53Rigo Beltran27123.503540016154472521317501001.197.830.502.838.332.94
43Dennis Eckersley42153.915700047365349242398452021.088.321.531.367.645.63
48Tony Fossas39273.817100014051623222726410011.6910.731.214.507.101.58
33T.J. Mathews27442.154000012046411411418461001.288.020.783.529.002.56
64Brady Raggio24126.97154005031442424116213011.9412.770.294.656.101.31
57Curtis King26422.7930000802938149011132011.6911.790.003.414.031.18
34Fernando Valenzuela36045.4855000022221914214102001.578.610.785.483.910.71
29Danny Jackson35127.584400001826171638130001.7912.321.423.796.161.63
34Sean Lowe26029.536400101727211821080012.1814.291.065.294.240.80
28Lance Painter29114.76140004017139918110001.246.880.534.245.821.38
44Rich Batchelor30114.50100003016211280780101.7511.810.003.944.501.14
54Mike Busby24029.00330000142414142460002.0015.431.292.573.861.50
33Jose Bautista32006.75110003012151092241001.4211.251.501.503.002.00
54Eric Ludwick25019.00500030612771670002.5715.431.297.719.001.17
32Rick Honeycutt430013.5020002025330121103.0022.500.004.509.002.00
61Tom McGraw29000.0020002012000100001.509.000.004.500.000.00
8Gary Gaetti3800-1000100100000001------
Pitching 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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