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1998 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 83-79 .512
Rank: 3rd in National League Central
Run Differential: 810-782 + 28
Roster Continuity 62.12% 16/28
Manager(s): Tony La Russa
General Manager: Walt Jocketty
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Payroll: $ 52,572,500 6/30
Attendance: 3,195,691 6/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: J.D. Drew (#5) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

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

#1 Draft Picks

Bobby Witt (#3), Braden Looper (#3), J.D. Drew (#5), Kent Mercker (#5), Mark McGwire (#10), Delino DeShields (#12), Matt Morris (#12), Donovan Osborne (#13), Sean Lowe (#15), Royce Clayton (#15), Mark Petkovsek (#29), Brian Jordan (#29)
National League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10260.630--
9073.55212.5
8379.51219.0
7785.47525.0
7488.45728.0
6993.42633.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
3Brian JordanRF31   564100178
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911754066910418.316.368.534902.218.310.3211.6522.6301617
16Ray LankfordCF31   53394156
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1052658615135044.293.391.540931.248.448.3521.7617.2288626
25Mark McGwire1B34   509130152
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070
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14710162155628048.299.470.7521222.454.774.2850.967.3383681
7Delino DeShields2B29   42074122
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442610566102446.290.371.429800.138.310.3231.0960.0180484
5Ron GantLF33   3836092
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6780519222026.240.331.493824.253.407.2471.8014.7189438
47John MabryLF-3B27   3774194
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4602307616326.249.305.379684.130.204.2892.5341.9143413
11Royce ClaytonSS28   3555983
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291964051213210.234.313.327640.093.242.2621.2888.8116402
8Gary Gaetti3B39   3063981
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43113139510310.265.339.454793.190.291.2701.2627.8139345
51Willie McGeeLF-RF39   2692768
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3472144905036.253.287.331618.078.149.2953.5089.789286
26Eli MarreroC24   2542862
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2062284205115.244.318.370688.126.252.2781.5063.594284
49Tom LampkinC34   2162550
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2832243275105.231.328.380708.148.264.2471.3336.082248
11,23Fernando Tatis3B23   2022858
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2673245721016.287.367.505872.218.356.3622.3825.3102229
19Tom PagnozziC35   160735
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1000143700314.219.280.294574.075.163.2762.64160.047178
12Pat Kelly2B30   1531833
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1451134820113.216.284.327611.111.222.2843.6938.350170
11,23,52Luis OrdazSS22   153931
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00820121801403.203.261.235496.033.124.2301.50--36169
27,67Placido PolancoSS22   1141029
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11205910201.254.292.342634.088.149.2691.80114.039122
21Brian HunterLF-RF30   1121123
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131172310304.205.258.411669.205.268.2243.2928.046123
13David Howard2B-SS31   1021525
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1200122202212.245.322.333655.088.206.2911.8351.034117
43Kent MerckerP30   5438
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60022500501.148.179.241420.093.130.25012.5054.01361
30Todd StottlemyreP33   53312
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00010042400501.226.281.226507.000.075.4146.00--1262
8J.D. DrewLF-RF22   36915
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130041000014.417.463.9721435.556.667.4552.507.23541
37Kent BottenfieldP29   3433
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0002000900500.088.088.088176.000.000.120----339
35Matt MorrisP23   2912
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0030051600700.069.206.103309.034.207.1543.20--341
38Manny AybarP28   2746
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3000900100.222.222.333555.111.111.294--27.0928
31Donovan OsborneP29   2501
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0000003500401.040.143.040183.000.120.0501.67--132
32Darren OliverP27   2302
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0000011200000.087.125.130255.043.087.18212.00--324
46Mark PetkovsekP32   2257
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001001200200.318.348.364712.045.091.3502.00--825
48Joe McEwing2B25   2054
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001011310100.200.273.250523.050.050.2353.00--523
53Juan AcevedoP28   1723
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000001500200.176.222.235457.059.118.2505.00--420
40Cliff PolitteP24   1401
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0000001800101.071.133.071204.000.071.1678.00--116
58Mark LittleRF-LF25   1201
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0000102500100.083.214.083297.000.250.1432.50--115
36Bobby WittP34   1002
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001001500100.200.273.300573.100.200.4005.00--312
27David Bell3B25   902
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000000300000.222.222.333555.111.111.333----39
50John FrascatoreP28   601
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0000000300001.167.167.167334.000.000.333----16
52Jose JimenezP24   6000001000400200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
57Curtis KingP27   5000000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
54Mike BusbyP25   3000001001100000.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.00--04
12Shawn Gilbert2B33   201
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0000100100000.500.500.5001000.000.5001.000----12
34Sean LoweP27   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
28Lance PainterP30   101
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00000000001001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----12
64Brady RaggioP25   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
44Jeff BrantleyP34   0000000000000100-----------01
61Rich CroushoreP27   0000000000000200-----------02
Batting Totals2279559381014442923022378113341676117942656834117.258.336.441777.183.320.2891.7425.124656371
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
43Kent Mercker30   11115.0630290010161.219999911153726431.5611.060.612.944.001.36
30Todd Stottlemyre33   993.5223233000161.1146746320511474201.228.161.122.858.222.88
37Kent Bottenfield29   464.43441700114133.212872661357983241.388.600.873.836.581.72
35Matt Morris23   752.5317172100113.21013732842793031.257.970.633.326.241.88
46Mark Petkovsek32   744.7548100070105.21316356936551181.5811.120.763.064.671.53
53Juan Acevedo28   832.5750900291598.1833028729563041.147.620.642.665.141.93
50John Frascatore28   344.136900015095.29548441136492031.368.911.033.384.591.36
31Donovan Osborne29   544.071414110083.28442381122601011.269.001.182.366.432.73
38Manny Aybar28   666.002014001081.1905854642572021.6310.000.674.676.331.36
32Darren Oliver27   444.261010000057.0643127723291301.5310.111.113.634.581.26
61Rich Croushore27   035.004100015854.1443130629476041.357.331.004.837.831.62
57Curtis King27   203.533600011251.0502020520280031.378.820.883.534.941.40
44Jeff Brantley34   054.4148000331450.24026251218481011.147.062.123.188.472.67
36Bobby Witt34   254.98175008047.1553226720281121.6010.531.343.835.361.40
28Lance Painter30   404.02650009147.1422421528392041.498.040.965.367.471.39
54Mike Busby25   524.50262007046.0452323315333051.308.800.592.936.462.20
40Cliff Politte24   236.3288000037.0453226618222111.7010.951.464.385.351.22
52Jose Jimenez24   303.0043000021.1228708120001.439.430.003.435.141.50
64Brady Raggio25   1115.434100207.02212121330013.5728.291.293.863.861.00
62Bryan Eversgerd29   009.008000206.09761240011.8313.501.503.006.002.00
34Sean Lowe27   0316.204100205.111991520003.2019.801.809.003.600.40
55Braden Looper23   016.004000303.15421141002.0015.003.003.0012.004.00
8Gary Gaetti39   000.001000101.02000000002.0018.000.000.000.00--
Batting Totals83794.325911636215744147015137827061515589724214501.419.260.923.425.951.74
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Eli MarreroC734263043.9910.00
Tom LampkinC623311955.9860.00
Tom PagnozziC442591755.9820.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark McGwire1B15113269712128.9920.00
John Mabry1B169311081.0000.00
Brian Hunter1B10231021.0000.00
Gary Gaetti1B3150021.0000.00
Tom Lampkin1B250001.0000.00
Eli Marrero1B211001.0000.00
Delino DeShields1B10000.0000.00
Willie McGee1B122001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Delino DeShields2B111247273966.9830.00
Pat Kelly2B4179108718.9640.00
David Howard2B193749051.0000.00
Placido Polanco2B143421110.9820.00
Joe McEwing2B6910031.0000.00
Shawn Gilbert2B210001.0000.00
David Bell2B102011.0000.00
Gary Gaetti2B10000.0000.00
Luis Ordaz2B123011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gary Gaetti3B8347153315.9850.00
Fernando Tatis3B5535120127.9280.00
John Mabry3B38184661.9140.00
David Howard3B1433001.0000.00
David Bell3B412001.0000.00
Luis Ordaz3B20000.0000.00
Brian Jordan3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Royce ClaytonSS891402861353.9700.00
Luis OrdazSS54681541334.9450.00
Placido PolancoSS283881618.9520.00
David HowardSS16122924.9530.00
Fernando TatisSS313001.0000.00
Pat KellySS201001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron GantLF104162450.9710.00
Willie McGeeLF5643330.9390.00
John MabryLF46426021.0000.00
Brian HunterLF1623221.9260.00
J.D. DrewLF6111011.0000.00
Tom LampkinLF410001.0000.00
Pat KellyLF30000.0000.00
Mark LittleLF320001.0000.00
Joe McEwingLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ray LankfordCF145337752.9860.00
Brian JordanCF3361212.9840.00
Willie McGeeCF78020.8000.00
J.D. DrewCF20000.0000.00
David HowardCF20000.0000.00
Joe McEwingCF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brian JordanRF124221984.9660.00
Willie McGeeRF3850321.9640.00
John MabryRF3753131.9470.00
Brian HunterRF1220010.9520.00
J.D. DrewRF580001.0000.00
Mark LittleRF490001.0000.00
Gary GaettiRF10000.0000.00
David HowardRF111011.0000.00
Tom LampkinRF10000.0000.00
Joe McEwingRF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John FrascatoreP6995111121.9172.08
Lance PainterP6547612011.0003.44
Juan AcevedoP509861810.9602.20
Jeff BrantleyP485040001.0000.72
Mark PetkovsekP4810581111.9501.63
Kent BottenfieldP44133327001.0002.03
Rich CroushoreP4154213001.0002.50
Curtis KingP3651109011.0003.35
Kent MerckerP3016132620.9351.62
Mike BusbyP264634011.0001.37
Todd StottlemyreP23161182212.9762.23
Manny AybarP208188001.0001.78
Matt MorrisP1711341715.9551.67
Bobby WittP174739021.0002.29
Donovan OsborneP14835832.8121.41
Darren OliverP1057012011.0001.89
Bryan EversgerdP8621001.0004.50
Cliff PolitteP8373410.8751.70
Jose JimenezP42105001.0002.13
Braden LooperP430000.0000.00
Sean LoweP4511001.0003.53
Brady RaggioP4711011.0002.57
Gary GaettiP110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brian JordanDH3.0000.00
Willie McGeeDH3.0000.00
Brian HunterDH1.0000.00
Ray LankfordDH1.0000.00


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