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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), Bobby Witt (#3), Kent Mercker (#5), J.D. Drew (#5), Mark McGwire (#10), Matt Morris (#12), Delino DeShields (#12), Donovan Osborne (#13), Sean Lowe (#15), Royce Clayton (#15), Sean Lowe (#15), 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 1998 St. Louis Cardinals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    53Juan AcevedoP6-2220R-R281995COL: 1992-14-403MLB--
    38Manny AybarP6-1177R-R281997Not draftedMLB--
    27David Bell3B-2B5-10175R-R251995CLE: 1990-7-190MLB--
    37Kent BottenfieldP6-3240R-R291992MON: 1986-4-96MLB--
    44Jeff BrantleyP5-10197R-R341988SFN: 1985-6-134MLB--
    54Mike BusbyP6-4210R-R251996SLN: 1991-14-363MLB--
    11Royce ClaytonSS6-0183R-R281991SFN: 1988-1-15MLB--
    61Rich CroushoreP6-4210R-R271998Not draftedMLB--
    7Delino DeShields2B6-1175L-R291990MON: 1987-1-12MLB--
    8J.D. DrewRF6-1195L-R221998SLN: 1998-1-5MLB--
    62Bryan EversgerdP6-1190R-L291994Not draftedMLB--
    50John FrascatoreP6-1223R-R281994SLN: 1991-24-623MLB--
    8Gary Gaetti3B6-0205R-R391981MIN: 1979-1-11MLB--
    5Ron GantLF-CF6-0196R-R331987ATL: 1983-4-100MLB--
    12Shawn GilbertLF-2B5-9185R-R331997MIN: 1987-12-295MLB--
    13David HowardSS-2B6-0175B-R311991KCA: 1986-32-774MLB--
    21Brian Hunter1B6-0225R-L301991ATL: 1987-8-194MLB--
    52Jose JimenezP6-3190R-R241998Not draftedMLB--
    3Brian JordanRF-LF6-1206R-R311992SLN: 1988-1-29MLB--
    12Pat Kelly2B6-0182R-R301991NYA: 1988-9-235MLB--
    57Curtis KingP6-5205R-R271997SLN: 1994-5-138MLB--
    49Tom LampkinC5-11195L-R341988CLE: 1986-11-265MLB--
    16Ray LankfordLF5-11200L-L311990SLN: 1987-3-72MLB--
    58Mark LittleLF-RF6-0195R-R251998TEX: 1994-8-225MLB--
    55Braden LooperP6-5225R-R231998SLN: 1996-1-3MLB--
    34Sean LoweP6-2205R-R271997SLN: 1992-1-15MLB--
    47John MabryRF-1B6-4195L-R271994SLN: 1991-6-155MLB--
    26Eli MarreroLF-RF6-1180R-R241997SLN: 1993-3-88MLB--
    48Joe McEwingLF-2B5-11170R-R251998SLN: 1992-28-783MLB--
    51Willie McGeeRF-CF6-1185B-R391982NYA: 1977-1-15MLB--
    25Mark McGwire1B6-5250R-R341986OAK: 1984-1-10MLB--
    43Kent MerckerP6-2195L-L301989ATL: 1986-1-5MLB--
    35Matt MorrisP6-5210R-R231997SLN: 1995-1-12MLB--
    32Darren OliverP6-2210R-L271993TEX: 1988-3-63MLB-Free Agent
    11,23,52Luis Ordaz2B-SS5-11170R-R221997Not draftedMLB--
    31Donovan OsborneP6-2195L-L291992SLN: 1990-1-13MLB--
    19Tom PagnozziC6-1190R-R351987SLN: 1983-8-208MLB--
    28Lance PainterP6-1200L-L301993SDN: 1990-25-681MLB--
    46Mark PetkovsekP6-0198R-R321991TEX: 1987-1-29MLB--
    27,67Placido Polanco3B5-10168R-R221998SLN: 1994-19-530MLB-Free Agent
    40Cliff PolitteP5-11185R-R241998SLN: 1995-54-1439MLB--
    64Brady RaggioP6-4210R-R251997SLN: 1992-20-559MLB--
    30Todd StottlemyreP6-3200L-R331988SLN: 1985-1-1MLB--
    11,23Fernando Tatis3B5-10175R-R231997Not draftedMLB--
    36Bobby WittP6-2205R-R341986TEX: 1985-1-3MLB--

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