1992 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1992 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 111th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 101st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 83-79 during the season and finished third in the National League East division, 13 games behind the NL East champion Pittsburgh Pirates.

1992 St. Louis Cardinals
St Louis Cardinals Cap Insignia.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record83–79 (.512)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Anheuser-Busch
General manager(s)Dal Maxvill
Manager(s)Joe Torre
Local televisionKPLR
(Al Hrabosky, George Grande)
Local radioKMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck)
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OffseasonEdit

  • November 25, 1991: Ken Hill was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Montreal Expos for Andrés Galarraga.[1]
  • January 15, 1992: Ozzie Canseco signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

Starting pitcher Bob Tewksbury posted his best season with a 2.16 ERA, second-best in the NL, and topped the league walks per nine innings and strikeout-to-walk ratio.[3] He finished third in the Cy Young voting.[4] Catcher Tom Pagnozzi posted the sixteenth best single-season fielding mark (tied) in history for his position (.9987).[5][6]

The team led the National League in batting average at .262 but was just sixth in runs scored. Their 3.38 ERA was fourth in the league.[7]

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 0.593 53–28 43–38
Montreal Expos 87 75 0.537 9 43–38 44–37
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 13 45–36 38–43
Chicago Cubs 78 84 0.481 18 43–38 35–46
New York Mets 72 90 0.444 24 41–40 31–50
Philadelphia Phillies 70 92 0.432 26 41–40 29–52

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1992 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 10–2 9–9 13–5 12–6 4–8 7–5 6–6 7–5 13–5 11–7 6–6
Chicago 2–10 5–7 8–4 6–6 7–11 9–9 9–9 8–10 5–7 8–4 11–7
Cincinnati 9–9 7–5 10–8 11–7 5–7 7–5 7–5 6–6 11–7 10–8 7–5
Houston 5–13 4–8 8–10 13–5 8–4 5–7 8–4 6–6 7–11 12–6 5–7
Los Angeles 6–12 6–6 7–11 5–13 4–8 5–7 5–7 5–7 9–9 7–11 4–8
Montreal 8–4 11–7 7–5 4–8 8–4 12–6 9–9 9–9 8–4 5–7 6–12
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 7–5 7–5 6–12 6–12 4–14 4–8 10–2 9–9
Philadelphia 6-6 9–9 5–7 4–8 7–5 9–9 12–6 5–13 3–9 3–9 7–11
Pittsburgh 5–7 10–8 6–6 6–6 7–5 9–9 14–4 13–5 5–7 6–6 15–3
San Diego 5–13 7–5 7–11 11–7 9–9 4–8 8–4 9–3 7–5 11–7 4–8
San Francisco 7–11 4–8 8–10 6–12 11–7 7–5 2–10 9–3 6–6 7–11 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 7–11 5–7 7–5 8–4 12–6 9–9 11–7 3–15 8–4 7–5


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1992 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
C Tom Pagnozzi 139 485 121 .249 7 44
1B Andrés Galarraga 95 325 79 .243 10 39
2B Luis Alicea 85 265 65 .245 2 32
3B Todd Zeile 126 439 113 .257 7 48
SS Ozzie Smith 132 518 153 .295 0 31
LF Bernard Gilkey 131 384 116 .302 7 43
CF Ray Lankford 153 598 175 .293 20 86
RF Félix José 131 509 150 .295 14 75

Other battersEdit

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Milt Thompson 109 208 61 .293 4 17
Gerónimo Peña 62 203 62 .305 7 31
Brian Jordan 55 193 40 .207 5 22
Pedro Guerrero 43 146 32 .219 1 16
Tim Jones 67 145 29 .200 0 3
Gerald Perry 87 143 34 .238 1 18
Tracy Woodson 31 114 35 .307 1 22
Craig Wilson 61 106 33 .311 0 13
Rich Gedman 41 105 23 .219 1 8
Rod Brewer 29 103 31 .301 0 10
Rex Hudler 61 98 24 .245 3 15
Chuck Carr 22 64 14 .219 0 3
José Oquendo 14 35 9 .257 0 3
Stan Royer 13 31 10 .323 2 9
Ozzie Canseco 9 29 8 .276 0 3
Bien Figueroa 12 11 2 .182 0 4

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Tewksbury 33 233 16 5 2.16 91
Omar Olivares 32 197 9 9 3.84 124
Rhéal Cormier 31 186 10 10 3.68 117
Donovan Osborne 34 179 11 9 3.77 104
Mark Clark 20 113.1 3 10 4.45 44
Joe Magrane 5 31.1 1 2 4.02 20

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
José DeLeón 29 102.1 2 7 4.57 72

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Pérez 77 9 3 0 1.84 46
Cris Carpenter 73 5 4 1 2.97 46
Bob McClure 71 2 2 0 3.17 24
Lee Smith 70 4 9 43 3.12 60
Todd Worrell 67 5 3 3 2.11 64
Juan Agosto 22 2 4 0 6.25 13
Bryn Smith 13 4 2 0 4.64 9
Frank DiPino 9 0 0 0 1.64 8

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Cardinals team records: Errorless streak (16 games) and fielding percentage (.985).
  • Ozzie Smith: Gold Glove at SS[8]
  • Tom Pagnozzi: Gold Glove at C[6]

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Redbirds American Association Jack Krol
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Joe Pettini
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Dave Bialas
A Springfield Cardinals Midwest League Rick Colbert
A Savannah Cardinals South Atlantic League Mike Ramsey
A-Short Season Hamilton Redbirds New York–Penn League Chris Maloney
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Steve Turco
Rookie AZL Cardinals Arizona League Joe Cunningham, Jr.

[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ken Hill Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Ozzie Canseco Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ "Bob Tewksbury career statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "1992 awards voting". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tom Pagnozzi ties one of best fielding marks". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Tom Pagnozzi career statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "1992 Cardinals team statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  8. ^ "Ozzie Smith career statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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