1971 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1971 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 90–72 (.556)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Red Schoendienst
Local television KSD-TV
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Jim Woods)
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The 1971 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 90th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 80th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 90-72 during the season and finished second in the National League East, seven games behind the eventual NL pennant and World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Cardinals scrapped their traditional buttoned jerseys for T-shirt style uniform tops, and would keep them until they switched back in 1992.

Third baseman Joe Torre won the MVP Award this year, batting .363, with 24 home runs and 137 RBIs. Pitcher Bob Gibson won a Gold Glove this year, and threw a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 14.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 97 65 .599 --
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 .556 7
Chicago Cubs 83 79 .512 14
New York Mets 83 79 .512 14
Montreal Expos 71 90 .441 25.5
Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 .414 30

Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1971 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
2B Sizemore, TedTed Sizemore 135 478 126 .264 3 42
3B Torre, JoeJoe Torre 161 634 230 .363 24 137
RF Cardenal, JoséJosé Cardenal 89 301 73 .243 7 48

Other batters[edit]

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
Alou, MattyMatty Alou 149 609 192 .315 7 74
Javier, JuliánJulián Javier 90 259 67 .259 3 28
Meléndez, LuisLuis Meléndez 88 173 39 .225 0 11
McNertney, JerryJerry McNertney 56 128 37 .289 4 22
Stinson, BobBob Stinson 17 19 4 .211 0 1
Ramírez, MiltMilt Ramírez 4 11 3 .273 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton 37 273.1 20 9 3.56 172
Gibson, BobBob Gibson 31 245.2 16 13 3.04 185
Cleveland, ReggieReggie Cleveland 34 222 12 12 4.01 148

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Santorini, AlAl Santorini 19 49.2 0 2 3.81 21
Guzmán, SantiagoSantiago Guzmán 2 10 0 0 0.00 13

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Shaw, DonDon Shaw 45 7 2 2 2.65 19
Arroyo, RudyRudy Arroyo 9 0 1 0 5.40 5
Brunet, GeorgeGeorge Brunet 7 0 1 0 5.79 4
Norman, FredFred Norman 4 0 0 0 12.27 4
Chlupsa, BobBob Chlupsa 1 0 0 0 9.00 1

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tulsa Oilers American Association Warren Spahn and Gary Geiger
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Jack Krol
A Modesto Reds California League Roy Majtyka
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Joe Cunningham
A Cedar Rapids Cardinals Midwest League Bobby Dews
Rookie GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League Tom Burgess

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Arkansas[9]

References[edit]

External links[edit]