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1983 St. Louis Cardinals season

The St. Louis Cardinals 1983 season was a season in American baseball. It was the team's 102nd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 92nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 79-83 during the season and finished 4th in the National League East, eleven games behind the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies. They were the first team in the Divisional play era to have a losing season one year after winning the World Series.

1983 St. Louis Cardinals
St Louis Cardinals Cap Insignia.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record79–83 (.488)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s)Joe McDonald
Manager(s)Whitey Herzog
Local televisionKSDK
Local radioKMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Dan Kelly)
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First baseman Keith Hernandez, shortstop Ozzie Smith, and outfielder Willie McGee won Gold Gloves this year, although Hernandez was traded to the New York Mets in mid-season.

OffseasonEdit

  • December 2, 1982: Julio González was released by the Cardinals.[1]
  • December 14, 1982: Bobby Meacham was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with Stan Javier to the New York Yankees for Steve Fincher (minors), Bob Helsom (minors) and Marty Mason (minors). [2]
  • February 16, 1983: Jamie Quirk was signed as a free agent by the Cardinals.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

  • Steve Carlton won his 300th game on September 23, 1983, against his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals.[4]

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 90 72 0.556 50–31 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 78 0.519 6 41–40 43–38
Montreal Expos 82 80 0.506 8 46–35 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 79 83 0.488 11 44–37 35–46
Chicago Cubs 71 91 0.438 19 43–38 28–53
New York Mets 68 94 0.420 22 41–41 27–53

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1983 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 12–6 11–7 7–11 7–5 8–4 7–5 6–6 9–9 9–9 7–5
Chicago 7–5 4–8 5–7 6–6 7–11 9–9 5–13 9–9 5–7 4–8 10–8
Cincinnati 6–12 8–4 5–13 7–11 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–6 9–9 10–8 6–6
Houston 7–11 7–5 13–5 6–12 8–4 9–3 4–8 6–6 11–7 12–6 2–10
Los Angeles 11–7 6–6 11–7 12–6 7–5 7–5 11–1 6–6 6–12–1 5–13 9–3
Montreal 5–7 11–7 8–4 4–8 5–7 8–10 8–10–1 8–10 8–4 8–4 9–9
New York 4–8 9–9 5–7 3–9 5–7 10–8 6–12 9–9 6–6 5–7 6–12
Philadelphia 5-7 13–5 6–6 8–4 1–11 10–8–1 12–6 11–7 5–7 5–7 14–4
Pittsburgh 6–6 9–9 6–6 6–6 6–6 10–8 9–9 7–11 9–3 6–6 10–8
San Diego 9–9 7–5 9–9 7–11 12–6–1 4–8 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 6–6
San Francisco 9–9 8–4 8–10 6–12 13–5 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–6 7–11 4–8
St. Louis 5–7 8–10 6–6 10–2 3–9 9–9 12–6 4–14 8–10 6–6 8–4


Opening Day startersEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

RosterEdit

1983 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B George Hendrick 144 529 168 .318 18 97
SS Ozzie Smith 159 552 134 .243 3 50
CF Willie McGee 147 601 172 .286 5 75
RF David Green 146 422 120 .284 8 69

Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Keith Hernandez 55 218 62 .284 3 26
Steve Braun 78 92 25 .272 3 7
Jamie Quirk 48 86 18 .209 2 11
Bill Lyons 42 60 10 .167 0 3

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Joaquín Andújar 39 225 6 16 4.16 125
Bob Forsch 34 187 10 12 4.28 56
Neil Allen 25 121.2 10 6 3.70 74

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dave Von Ohlen 46 3 2 2 3.29 21
Doug Bair 26 1 1 1 3.03 21
Steve Baker 8 0 1 0 1.80 1
Eric Rasmussen 6 0 0 1 11.74 6

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Julio González at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "Bobby Beacham: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Jamie Quirk at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Steve Carlton | The Baseball Page
  5. ^ Keith Hernandez at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Jim Kaat at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Eric Rasmussen at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Jim Lindeman at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Tom Pagnozzi at Baseball Reference

External linksEdit