1974 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1974 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 86–75 (.534)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Red Schoendienst
Local television KSD-TV
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Bob Starr)
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The 1974 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 93rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 83rd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 86-75 during the season and finished second in the National League East, a game and-a-half behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Outfielder Lou Brock led the NL with 118 stolen bases, breaking the modern-era (post-1898) MLB single-season mark of 104, set by Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills in 1962. He also broke the all-time National League record of 111 set by John Montgomery Ward in 1887, when stolen bases were counted differently. Brock broke Wills' record on September 10 in a game against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. Brock's record still stands as the NL record, but Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics broke the modern MLB mark in 1982, with 130 steals. The all-time MLB record was, and still is, held by Hugh Nicol, who stole 138, also in 1887, while playing in the American Association.

Outfielder Bake McBride won the Rookie of the Year Award this year, batting .309, with 6 home runs and 56 RBIs.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 .543 --
St. Louis Cardinals 86 75 .534 1.5
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 .494 8
Montreal Expos 79 82 .491 8.5
New York Mets 71 91 .438 17
Chicago Cubs 66 96 .407 22

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1974 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
LF Brock, LouLou Brock 153 635 194 .306 3 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
Hickman, JimJim Hickman 50 60 16 .267 2 4
Meléndez, LuisLuis Meléndez 83 124 27 .218 0 8

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
McGlothen, LynnLynn McGlothen 31 237.1 16 12 2.69 142
Curtis, JohnJohn Curtis 33 195 10 14 3.78 89

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
Bare, RayRay Bare 10 24.1 1 2 5.92 6

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
Garman, MikeMike Garman 64 7 2 6 2.64 45
Folkers, RichRich Folkers 55 6 2 2 3.00 57
Richert, PetePete Richert 13 0 0 1 2.38 4
Denny, JohnJohn Denny 2 0 0 0 0.00 1

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tulsa Oilers American Association Ken Boyer
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Jack Krol
A Modesto Reds California League Lee Thomas
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Roy Majtyka
Rookie GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League Tom Burgess and Bobby Dews

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa[10]

References[edit]

External links[edit]