1983 St. Louis Cardinals season
|1983 St. Louis Cardinals
|Major league affiliations|
|Owner(s)||August "Gussie" Busch|
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Dan Kelly)
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The St. Louis Cardinals 1983 season was a season in American baseball. It was the team's 102nd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 92nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 79-83 during the season and finished 4th in the National League East, eleven games behind the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies. They were the first team in the Divisional play era to have a losing season one year after winning the World Series.
- December 2, 1982: Julio González was released by the Cardinals.
- February 16, 1983: Jamie Quirk was signed as a free agent by the Cardinals.
Regular season 
- Steve Carlton won his 300th game on September 23, 1983, against his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals.
Season standings 
|St. Louis Cardinals||79||83||.488||11|
|New York Mets||68||94||.420||22|
Opening Day starters 
- Bob Forsch
- David Green
- George Hendrick
- Keith Hernandez
- Ken Oberkfell
- Darrell Porter
- Mike Ramsey
- Lonnie Smith
- Ozzie Smith
Notable transactions 
- June 15, 1983: Keith Hernandez was traded by the Cardinals to the New York Mets for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey.
- July 6, 1983: Jim Kaat was released by the Cardinals.
- August 2, 1983: Eric Rasmussen was purchased from the Cardinals by the Kansas City Royals.
Draft picks 
- June 6, 1983: 1983 Major League Baseball Draft
|1983 St. Louis Cardinals|
Player stats 
Starters by position 
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Other batters 
Starting pitchers 
Other pitchers 
Relief pitchers 
|Dave Von Ohlen||46||3||2||2||3.29||21|
Farm system 
- Julio González page at Baseball Reference
- Jamie Quirk page at Baseball Reference
- Steve Carlton | The Baseball Page
- Keith Hernandez page at Baseball Reference
- Jim Kaat page at Baseball Reference
- Eric Rasmussen page at Baseball Reference
- Jim Lindeman page at Baseball Reference
- Tom Pagnozzi page at Baseball Reference
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