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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
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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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7
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25
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911754066910418.316.368.534902.218.310.3211.6522.6301617
16Ray LankfordCF31 53394156
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37
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1
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31
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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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21
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8
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7
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442610566102446.290.371.429800.138.310.3231.0960.0180484
5Ron GantLF33 3836092
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1
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26
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6780519222026.240.331.493824.253.407.2471.8014.7189438
47John MabryLF-3B27 3774194
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22
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09
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4602307616326.249.305.379684.130.204.2892.5341.9143413
11Royce ClaytonSS28 3555983
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1
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291964051213210.234.313.327640.093.242.2621.2888.8116402
8Gary Gaetti3B39 3063981
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23
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43113139510310.265.339.454793.190.291.2701.2627.8139345
51Willie McGeeLF-RF39 2692768
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10
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3
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3472144905036.253.287.331618.078.149.2953.5089.789286
26Eli MarreroC24 2542862
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18
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1
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4
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2062284205115.244.318.370688.126.252.2781.5063.594284
49Tom LampkinC34 2162550
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12
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1
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6
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2832243275105.231.328.380708.148.264.2471.3336.082248
11,23Fernando Tatis3B23 2022858
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2
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8
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2673245721016.287.367.505872.218.356.3622.3825.3102229
19Tom PagnozziC35 160735
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9
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01
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1000143700314.219.280.294574.075.163.2762.64160.047178
12Pat Kelly2B30 1531833
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5
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04
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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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9
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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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5
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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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1
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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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1
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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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1
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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
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Juan Acevedo28500000000000.960------------------6181
Manny Aybar282000000000001.000------------------880
David Bell2500014000000------1.0001.000----------140
Kent Bottenfield294400000000001.000------------------3270
Jeff Brantley344800000000001.000------------------400
Mike Busby252600000000001.000------------------340
Royce Clayton28000008900000----------.970--------14028613
Rich Croushore274100000000001.000------------------2130
Delino DeShields290011110000000------.983------------2472739
J.D. Drew2200000062500------------1.000--1.000--1910
Bryan Eversgerd29800000000001.000------------------210
John Frascatore28690000000000.917------------------11112
Gary Gaetti39103183000100----1.000--.985----------621533
Ron Gant330000001040000------------.971------16245
Shawn Gilbert3300020000000------1.000------------100
David Howard3100019141602100------1.0001.000.953----1.000--53822
Brian Hunter3000100001601201----1.000------.926--.952--6633
Jose Jimenez24400000000001.000------------------050
Brian Jordan3100001003312403--------1.000----.984.966--282129
Pat Kelly30000410230000------.964--1.000--------791097
Curtis King273600000000001.000------------------1090
Tom Lampkin34062200040100--.9861.000------1.000------337195
Ray Lankford310000000145001--------------.986----33775
Mark Little2500000030400------------1.000--1.000--1100
Braden Looper2340000000000--------------------000
Sean Lowe27400000000001.000------------------110
John Mabry27001603804603700----1.000--.914--1.000--.947--206649
Eli Marrero24073200000000--.9911.000--------------427314
Joe McEwing2500060011100------1.000------1.000----10100
Willie McGee390010005673803----1.000------.939.800.964--10387
Mark McGwire340015100000000----.992--------------13269712
Kent Mercker30300000000000.935------------------3262
Matt Morris23170000000000.955------------------4171
Darren Oliver271000000000001.000------------------0120
Luis Ordaz22000125400000------1.000--.945--------7015713
Donovan Osborne29140000000000.812------------------583
Tom Pagnozzi35044000000000--.982----------------259175
Lance Painter306500000000001.000------------------6120
Mark Petkovsek32480000000000.950------------------8111
Placido Polanco220001402800000------.982--.952--------721027
Cliff Politte2480000000000.875------------------341
Brady Raggio25400000000001.000------------------110
Todd Stottlemyre33230000000000.976------------------18221
Fernando Tatis23000055300000--------.9281.000--------3612312
Bobby Witt341700000000001.000------------------390


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