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The St. Louis Cardinals 2000 season was the team's 119th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 109th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 95-67 during the season, their best finish since 1987, and won the National League Central division by ten games over the Cincinnati Reds. In the playoffs the Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves 3 games to 0 in the NLDS but lost to the New York Mets 4 games to 1 in the NLCS.

2000 St. Louis Cardinals
National League Central champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record95–67 (.586)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)William DeWitt, Jr.
General manager(s)Walt Jocketty
Manager(s)Tony La Russa
Local televisionFox Sports Midwest
KPLR
(Al Hrabosky, Bob Carpenter, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Buck)
Local radioKMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck)
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The season's eventual National League Central Division champions St. Louis Cardinals playing host to the Chicago Cubs during a September 2000 game at Busch Memorial Stadium.

The Cardinals sweep of the Braves in the NLDS was notable because it made the Mets run to their first World Series appearance since their championship season of 1986 much easier.[1][2] The Braves had eliminated the Mets from the playoffs on the final day of the 1998 season and in the 1999 NLCS.[2]

Catcher Mike Matheny and outfielder Jim Edmonds won Gold Gloves this year. Matheny was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays during the off-season, while Edmonds was acquired from the Anaheim Angels less than a week before the start of the season.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Opening Day startersEdit

  • Eric Davis
  • Jim Edmonds
  • Darryl Kile
  • Ray Lankford
  • Mike Matheny
  • Craig Paquette
  • Édgar Rentería
  • Fernando Tatís
  • Fernando Viña

Season standingsEdit

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 50–31 45–36
Cincinnati Reds 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 22 42–39 31–50
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 39–42 33–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 0.426 26 37–44 32–49
Chicago Cubs 65 97 0.401 30 38–43 27–54

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2000 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 3–6 5–4 2–5 7–6 4–5 6–1 7–6 4–5 4–5 2–7 8–1 7–2 9–4 6–7 5–4 6–9
Atlanta 6–3 4–5 2–5 5–4 6–6 5–4 7–2 6–3 6–7 7–6 8–5 5–2 8–1 6–3 3–4 11–7
Chicago 4–5 5–4 4–8 4–5 1–6 5–7 3–6 6–7 4–5 2–5 6–3 3–9 3–5 4–5 3–10 8–7
Cincinnati 5–2 5–2 8–4 6–3 3–6 7–5 4–5 5–8–1 6–3 5–4 3–4 7–6 4–5 3–6 7–6 7–8
Colorado 6–7 4–5 5–4 3–6 4–5 5–4 4–9 4–5 7–2 3–6 6–3 7–2 7–6 6–7 5–3 6–6
Florida 5–4 6–6 6–1 6–3 5–4 3–5 2–7 3–4 7–6 6–6 9–4 5–4 2–7 3–6 3–6 8–9
Houston 1–6 4–5 7–5 5–7 4–5 5–3 3–6 7–6 4–5 2–5 5–4 10–3 2–7 1–8 6–6 6–9
Los Angeles 6–7 2–7 6–3 5–4 9–4 7–2 6–3 3–4 5–3 4–5 5–4 4–5 8–5 7–5 3–6 6–9
Milwaukee 5–4 3–6 7–6 8–5–1 5–4 4–3 6–7 4–3 4–5 2–7 2–5 7–5 2–7 3–6 5–7 6–9
Montreal 5–4 7–6 5–4 3–6 2–7 6–7 5–4 3–5 5–4 3–9 5–7 3–4 3–6 3–6 2–5 7–11
New York 7–2 6–7 5–2 4–5 6–3 6–6 5–2 5–4 7–2 9–3 6–7 7–2 3–6 3–5 6–3 9–9
Philadelphia 1–8 5–8 3–6 4–3 3–6 4–9 4–5 4–5 5–2 7–5 7–6 3–6 2–5 2–7 2–7 9–9
Pittsburgh 2–7 2–5 9–3 6–7 2–7 4–5 3–10 5–4 5–7 4–3 2–7 6–3 7–2 2–6 4–8 6–9
San Diego 4–9 1–8 5–3 5–4 6–7 7–2 7–2 5–8 7–2 6–3 6–3 5–2 2–7 5–7 0–9 5–10
San Francisco 7–6 3–6 5–4 6–3 7–6 6–3 8–1 5–7 6–3 6–3 5–3 7–2 6–2 7–5 5–4 8–7
St. Louis 4–5 4–3 10–3 6–7 3–5 6–3 6–6 6–3 7–5 5–2 3–6 7–2 8–4 9–0 4–5 7–8

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

2000 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

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

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pat Hentgen 33 194.1 15 12 4.72 118

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
José Rodríguez 6 0 0 0 0.00 2

NLDSEdit

St. Louis won series, 3-0. This was the series in which pitching phenom Rick Ankiel permanently lost his command and control, throwing four wild pitches in one inning.

Game Score Date
1 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 5 October 3
2 St. Louis 10, Atlanta 4 October 5
3 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 1 October 7

NLCSEdit

Game 1Edit

October 11: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 8 3
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 0
WP: Mike Hampton (1-0)   LP: Darryl Kile (0-1)
Home runs:
NYM: Todd Zeile (1), Jay Payton (1)
STL: None

Game 2Edit

October 12: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 6 9 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 10 3
WP: Turk Wendell (1-0)   LP: Mike Timlin (0-1)   Sv: Armando Benítez (1)
Home runs:
NYM: Mike Piazza (1)
STL: None

Game 3Edit

October 14: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 8 14 0
New York 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
WP: Andy Benes (1-0)   LP: Rick Reed (0-1)

Game 4Edit

October 15: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 6 11 2
New York 4 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 X 10 9 0
WP: Glendon Rusch (1-0)   LP: Darryl Kile (0-2)
Home runs:
STL: Jim Edmonds (1); Will Clark (1)
NYM: Mike Piazza (2)

Game 5Edit

October 16: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
New York 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 X 7 10 0
WP: Mike Hampton (2-0)   LP: Pat Hentgen (0-1)

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chass, Murray (October 17, 2000). "From Wild Card to World Series". New York Times.
  2. ^ a b The subway series: the Yankees, the Mets and a season to remember. St. Louis, Mo.: The Sporting News. 2000. ISBN 0-89204-659-7.
  3. ^ Paul Spoljaric at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Darryl Kile at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ a b Heathcliff Slocumb at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Dante Powell at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/y/younger02.shtml
  8. ^ Jesse Orosco at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/botteke01.shtml
  10. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mohlemi01.shtml
  11. ^ Will Clark at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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