1980 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1980 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 74–88 (.457)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Ken Boyer, Jack Krol, Whitey Herzog, and Red Schoendienst
Local television KSDK
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph, Dan Kelly)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Dan Kelly)
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The St. Louis Cardinals 1980 season was the team's 99th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 89th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 74-88 during the season and finished fourth in the National League East, 17 games behind the eventual NL pennant and World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies.

The Cardinals played the season under four different managers, Ken Boyer (fired June 8 between games of a double-header against the Expos in Montreal), Jack Krol (the second game of the double-header that same day), Whitey Herzog (June 9 until he was hired as the team's general manager in late August, succeeding John Claiborne, who was fired earlier in August) and Red Schoendienst (from late August to end of season). After the season, Herzog reclaimed the managerial job.

This team set a record for the most Silver Slugger Award winners in one season: Keith Hernández (first base), Garry Templeton (shortstop), George Hendrick (outfielder), Ted Simmons (catcher), and Bob Forsch (pitcher).[1] Hernández also won a Gold Glove.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L GB Pct.
Philadelphia Phillies 91 71 -- .562
Montreal Expos 90 72 1 .556
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 79 8 .512
St. Louis Cardinals 74 88 17 .457
New York Mets 67 95 24 .414
Chicago Cubs 64 98 27 .395


Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1980 St. Louis Cardinals roster
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
1B Hernandez, KeithKeith Hernandez 159 595 191 .321 16 99
2B Oberkfell, KenKen Oberkfell 116 422 128 .303 3 46
3B Reitz, KenKen Reitz 151 523 141 .270 8 58
LF Bonds, BobbyBobby Bonds 86 231 47 .203 5 24
CF Scott, TonyTony Scott 143 415 104 .251 0 28
RF Hendrick, GeorgeGeorge Hendrick 150 572 173 .302 25 109

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
Phillips, MikeMike Phillips 63 128 30 .234 0 7
Waller, TyeTye Waller 5 12 1 .083 0 0
Lentine, JimJim Lentine 9 10 1 .100 0 1

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
Forsch, BobBob Forsch 31 214.2 11 10 3.77 87
Sykes, BobBob Sykes 27 126 6 10 4.64 50
Martínez, SilvioSilvio Martínez 25 119.2 5 10 4.81 39
Fulgham, JohnJohn Fulgham 15 85.1 4 6 3.38 48

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
Hood, DonDon Hood 33 82.1 4 6 3.39 35
Little, JeffJeff Little 7 18.2 1 1 3.86 17

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
Littlefield, JohnJohn Littlefield 52 5 5 9 3.14 22
Frazier, GeorgeGeorge Frazier 22 1 4 3 2.74 11
Moore, DonnieDonnie Moore 11 1 1 0 6.23 10
Borbón, PedroPedro Borbón 10 1 0 1 3.79 4

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Springfield Redbirds American Association Hal Lanier
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Sonny Ruberto
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Tommy Thompson
A Gastonia Cardinals South Atlantic League Nick Leyva
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Johnny Lewis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Springfield, Arkansas

References[edit]

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