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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
Location
Results
Record84–78 (.519)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s)Joe McDonald
Manager(s)Whitey Herzog
Local televisionKSDK
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
Sports Time
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Bob Carpenter)
Local radioKMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Dan Kelly)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Pitcher Joaquín Andújar and shortstop Ozzie Smith won Gold Gloves this year. Bruce Sutter had a then-NL record of 45 saves.

  • 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.[3] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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".

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 96 65 0.596 51–29 45–36
New York Mets 90 72 0.556 48–33 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 12½ 44–37 40–41
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 15½ 39–42 42–39
Montreal Expos 78 83 0.484 18 39–42 39–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 21½ 41–40 34–47

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1984 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 3–9 13–5 12–6 6–12 5–7 4–8 7–5 8–4 7–11 10–8 5–7
Chicago 9–3 7–5 6–6 7–5 10–7 12–6 9–9 8–10 6–6 9–3 13–5
Cincinnati 5–13 5–7 8–10 7–11 7–5 3–9 5–7 7–5 7–11 12–6 4–8
Houston 6–12 6–6 10–8 9–9 7–5 4–8 6–6 6–6 6–12 12–6 8–4
Los Angeles 12–6 5–7 7–11 9–9 6–6 3–9 3–9 4–8 10–8 10–8 6–6
Montreal 7–5 7–10 5–7 5–7 6–6 7–11 11–7 7–11 7–5 7–5 9–9
New York 8–4 6–12 9–3 8–4 9–3 11–7 10–8 12–6 6–6 4–8 7–11
Philadelphia 5-7 9–9 7–5 6–6 9–3 7–11 8–10 7–11 7–5 8–4 8–10
Pittsburgh 4–8 10–8 5–7 6–6 8–4 11–7 6–12 11–7 4–8 6–6 4–14
San Diego 11–7 6–6 11–7 12–6 8–10 5–7 6–6 5–7 8–4 13–5 7–5
San Francisco 8–10 3–9 6–12 6–12 8–10 5–7 8–4 4–8 6–6 5–13 7–5
St. Louis 7–5 5–13 8–4 4–8 6–6 9–9 11–7 10–8 14–4 5–7 5–7


Notable transactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

RosterEdit

1984 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
SS Ozzie Smith 124 412 106 .257 1 44

Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Ken Oberkfell 50 152 47 .309 0 11
Steve Braun 86 98 27 .276 0 16
Bill Lyons 46 73 16 .219 0 3
Dane Iorg 15 28 4 .143 0 3
Gary Rajsich 7 7 1 .143 0 2

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Joaquín Andújar 36 261.1 20 14 3.34 147
Danny Cox 29 156.1 9 11 4.03 70
Rick Ownbey 4 19 0 3 4.74 11

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Forsch 16 52.1 2 5 6.02 21
Ralph Citarella 10 22.1 0 1 3.63 15
Ken Dayley 3 5 0 2 18.00 0

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bruce Sutter 71 5 7 45 1.54 77
Neil Allen 57 9 6 3 3.55 66
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)

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit