1977 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1977 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 83–79 (.512)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Vern Rapp
Local television KSD-TV
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph, Bob Starr)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Bob Starr)
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The 1977 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 96th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 86th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 83-79 during the season and finished third in the National League East, 18 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

Vern Rapp took over as the Cardinals' manager this year, after the twelve-year reign of their longtime manager Red Schoendienst. On August 29, Cardinals left-fielder Lou Brock broke the modern-day stolen base record, by stealing bases 892 and 893 in a game against the Padres in San Diego.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 .623 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 .593 5
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 18
Chicago Cubs 81 81 .500 20
Montreal Expos 75 87 .463 26
New York Mets 64 98 .395 37

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1977 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
C Simmons, TedTed Simmons 150 516 164 .318 21 95
1B Hernandez, KeithKeith Hernandez 161 560 163 .291 15 91
3B Reitz, KenKen Reitz 157 587 153 .261 17 79
SS Templeton, GarryGarry Templeton 153 621 200 .322 8 79
LF Brock, LouLou Brock 141 489 133 .272 2 46
CF Scott, TonyTony Scott 95 292 85 .291 3 41
RF Cruz, HéctorHéctor Cruz 118 339 80 .236 6 42

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
Kessinger, DonDon Kessinger 59 134 32 .239 0 7
McBride, BakeBake McBride 43 122 32 .262 4 20
Rader, DaveDave Rader 66 114 30 .263 1 16
Phillips, MikeMike Phillips 48 87 21 .241 0 9
Freed, RogerRoger Freed 49 83 33 .398 5 21
Dwyer, JimJim Dwyer 13 31 7 .226 0 2
Youngblood, JoelJoel Youngblood 25 27 5 .185 0 1
Tamargo, JohnJohn Tamargo 4 4 0 .000 0 0
Ayala, BennyBenny Ayala 1 3 1 .333 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
Rasmussen, EricEric Rasmussen 34 233 11 17 3.48 120
Denny, JohnJohn Denny 26 149.2 8 8 4.51 60
Falcone, PetePete Falcone 27 124 4 8 5.44 75
Dierker, LarryLarry Dierker 11 39.1 2 6 4.58 6

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
D'Acquisto, JohnJohn D'Acquisto 3 8.1 0 0 4.32 9

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
Carroll, ClayClay Carroll 51 4 2 4 2.50 34
Eastwick, RawlyRawly Eastwick 41 3 7 4 4.70 30
Schultz, BuddyBuddy Schultz 40 6 1 1 2.32 66
Capilla, DougDoug Capilla 2 0 0 0 15.43 1

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Pelicans American Association Lance Nichols
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Buzzy Keller and Tommy Thompson
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Hub Kittle
A Gastonia Cardinals Western Carolinas League Hal Lanier
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Dave Ricketts
Rookie Calgary Cardinals Pioneer League Johnny Lewis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Arkansas, Gastonia[19]

References[edit]

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