1984 St. Louis Cardinals season
The St. Louis Cardinals 1984 season was the team's 103rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 93rd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 84-78 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League East, 12½ games behind their arch-rivals, the Chicago Cubs. It was also the final season of the Columbia blue road uniforms for the Cardinals.
|1984 St. Louis Cardinals|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||August "Gussie" Busch|
|General manager(s)||Joe McDonald|
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Bob Carpenter)
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Dan Kelly)
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- June 23, 1984: What turned out to be a key game for the Cubs occurred at Wrigley, with the Cubs facing the rival Cardinals on the nationally televised "Game of the Week". The Cardinals led throughout the game, and led 9-8 going into the bottom of the ninth with closer Bruce Sutter on the mound. Second baseman Ryne Sandberg led off the ninth with a solo home run into the left-field bleachers, tying the game at nine. The following inning, St. Louis regained the lead, and Sutter stayed in the game attempting to close out the win. After the first two batters were retired, Bob Dernier walked, bringing up Sandberg again. He promptly hit another game-tying home run into the left-field bleachers, sending the Wrigley fans into a frenzy. The Cardinals did not score in the top of the 11th, but the Cubs loaded the bases on three walks, then rookie Dave Owen singled in the winning run. Willie McGee hit for the cycle and had 6 RBI but Ryne Sandberg had 7 RBI in the game. Henceforth, this game has become known as "The Sandberg Game".
|New York Mets||90||72||0.556||6½||48–33||42–39|
|St. Louis Cardinals||84||78||0.519||12½||44–37||40–41|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
1984 National League Records
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- April 5, 1984: Gary Rajsich was purchased by the Cardinals from the New York Mets.
- May 10, 1984: Dane Iorg was purchased from the Cardinals by the Kansas City Royals.
- June 15, 1984: Ken Oberkfell was traded by the Cardinals to the Atlanta Braves for Ken Dayley and Mike Jorgensen.
- June 4, 1984: 1984 Major League Baseball Draft
|1984 St. Louis Cardinals|
Starters by positionEdit
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|Dave Von Ohlen||27||1||0||1||3.12||19|
Awards and honorsEdit
League top ten finishersEdit
- Joaquín Andújar, National League Leader, Wins (20)
- Joaquín Andújar, National League Leader, Innings Pitched (261)
- Joaquín Andújar, National League Leader, Shutouts (4)
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville
- Rafael Santana page at Baseball Reference
- Jamie Quirk page at Baseball Reference
- Mitchell, Fred, Cub Turning Point, Chicago Tribune, page 3, October 2, 1984
- June 23 1984 Cubs Cardinals Boxscore, Baseball-Reference.com, Retrieved on August 8, 2007
- Gary Rajsich page at Baseball Reference[permanent dead link]
- Dane Iorg page at Baseball Reference
- Ken Dayley page at Baseball Reference
- Lance Johnson page at Baseball Reference
- Craig Wilson page at Baseball Reference