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The St. Louis Cardinals 2003 season was the team's 122nd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 112th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 85-77 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League Central division, three games behind the Chicago Cubs, who won the NL Central at 88-74, and two behind the NL Central runners-up, the Houston Astros (87-75).

2003 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record85–77 (.525)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)William DeWitt, Jr.
General manager(s)Walt Jocketty
Manager(s)Tony La Russa
Local televisionFox Sports Midwest
(Joe Buck, Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky)
KPLR
(Bob Carpenter, Rick Horton)
Local radioKMOX
(Mike Shannon, Wayne Hagin)
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Catcher Mike Matheny, shortstop Édgar Rentería, third baseman Scott Rolen, and outfielder Jim Edmonds won Gold Gloves this year.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

  • December 13, 2002: Chris Carpenter was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[1]

Regular seasonEdit

Opening Day startersEdit

  • Jim Edmonds
  • Eli Marrero
  • Tino Martinez
  • Mike Matheny
  • Matt Morris
  • Albert Pujols
  • Édgar Rentería
  • Scott Rolen
  • Fernando Viña[2]

Season standingsEdit

National League CentralEdit

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 88 74 0.543 44–37 44–37
Houston Astros 87 75 0.537 1 48–33 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 85 77 0.525 3 48–33 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 13 39–42 36–45
Cincinnati Reds 69 93 0.426 19 35–46 34–47
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 0.420 20 31–50 37–44


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2003 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 2–5 2–4 7–2 10–9 2–5 5–1 10–9 3–3 4–2 4–2 4–2 3–3 9–10 5–14 3–3 11–4
Atlanta 5–2 4–2 3–3 6–0 9–10 5–1 4–2 4–2 12–7 11–8 9–10 7–2 6–1 2–4 4–2 10–5
Chicago 4–2 2–4 10–7 3–3 4–2 9–7 2–4 10–6 3–3 5–1 1–5 10–8 4–2 4–2 8–9 9–9
Cincinnati 2–7 3–3 7–10 4–2 2–4 5–12 2–4 8–10 2–4 2–4 5–4 5–11 3–3 3–3 9–7 7-5
Colorado 9–10 0–6 3–3 2–4 4–2 2–4 7–12 5–1 3–4 2–5 2–4 3–6 12–7 7–12 4–2 9–6
Florida 5–2 10–9 2–4 4–2 2–4 1–5 2–5 7–2 13–6 12–7 13–6 2–4 5–1 1–5 3–3 9–6
Houston 1–5 1–5 7–9 12–5 4–2 5-1 4–2 9–8 3–3 2–4 2–4 10–6 3–3 2–4 11–7 11–7
Los Angeles 9–10 2–4 4–2 4–2 12–7 5–2 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–5 5–1 8–11 6–13 4–2 11–7
Milwaukee 3–3 2–4 6–10 10–8 1–5 2–7 8–9 2–4 0–6 6–3 4–2 10–7 5–1 1–5 3–13 5–7
Montreal 2–4 7–12 3–3 4–2 4–3 6-13 3–3 2–4 6–0 14–5 8–11 3–3 4–2 7–0 1–5 9–9
New York 2–4 8–11 1–5 4–2 5–2 7–12 4–2 3–3 3–6 5–14 7–12 4–2 3–3 4–2 1–5 5–10
Philadelphia 2-4 10–9 5–1 4–5 4–2 6–13 4–2 5–2 2–4 11–8 12–7 2–4 4–3 3–3 4–2 8–7
Pittsburgh 3–3 2–7 8–10 11–5 6–3 4–2 6–10 1–5 7–10 3–3 2–4 4–2 4–2 2–4 7–10 5–7
San Diego 10–9 1–6 2–4 3–3 7–12 1–5 3–3 11–8 1–5 2–4 3–3 3–4 2–4 5–14 2–4 8–10
San Francisco 14–5 4–2 2–4 3–3 12–7 5–1 4–2 13–6 5–1 0–7 2–4 3–3 4–2 14–5 5–1 10–8
St. Louis 3–3 2–4 9–8 7–9 2–4 3-3 7–11 2–4 13–3 5–1 5–1 2–4 10–7 4–2 1–5 10–8


TransactionsEdit

  • May 27, 2003: Scott Seabol was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[3]

RosterEdit

2003 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

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
Albert Pujols 157 591 212 .359 43 124
Edgar Renteria 157 587 194 .330 13 100
J.D. Drew 100 287 83 .289 15 42
Scott Rolen 154 559 160 .286 28 104
Eduardo Perez 105 253 72 .285 11 41
Bo Hart 77 296 82 .277 4 28
Jim Edmonds 137 447 123 .275 39 89

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

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

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

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

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/c/carpech01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=2003&t=SLN
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/s/seabosc01.shtml
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  5. ^ Baseball America 2004 Annual Directory

External linksEdit