1995 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1995 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 62–81 (.434)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Anheuser-Busch
General manager(s) Walt Jocketty
Manager(s) Joe Torre and Mike Jorgensen
Local television KPLR
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck, Al Hrabosky, Bob Carpenter)
Prime Sports Midwest
(Al Hrabosky, Bob Carpenter, Joe Buck)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck, Bob Carpenter)
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The St. Louis Cardinals 1995 season was the team's 114th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 104th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 62-81 during the season and finished 4th in the National League Central division, 22½ games behind the Cincinnati Reds. It was also the team's final season under the ownership of Anheuser-Busch, who would put the team up for sale on October 25, 1995, ending a 43-season ownership reign.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 7, 1994: Scott Coolbaugh was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[1]
  • December 12, 1994: Tom Henke was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[2]
  • March 9, 1995: Darnell Coles was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[3]

Regular season[edit]

Rookie Mark Sweeney got a hit in seven straight pinch-hit at-bats, one short of the major league record. Tom Henke became the seventh pitcher to notch 300 career saves. Outfielders Bernard Gilkey (.298 batting average, 17 home runs), Ray Lankford (25 home runs, 24 stolen bases), and Brian Jordan (.296, 22 home runs) highlighted the Cardinals offense.[4]

The Cardinals struggled offensively in 1995, finishing 28th overall in runs scored (563), hits (1,182), runs batted in (533), batting average (.247), on-base percentage (.314) and slugging percentage (.374).[5]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 85 59 -- .590
Houston Astros 76 68 9 .528
Chicago Cubs 73 71 12 .507
St. Louis Cardinals 62 81 22½ .434
Pittsburgh Pirates 58 86 27 .403


Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Scott Cooper
  • Bernard Gilkey
  • Ken Hill
  • Brian Jordan
  • Ray Lankford
  • Manuel Lee
  • John Mabry
  • Tom Pagnozzi
  • Ozzie Smith [6]

Transactions[edit]

  • April 5, 1995: Ken Hill was traded by the Montreal Expos to the St. Louis Cardinals for Kirk Bullinger, Bryan Eversgerd, and Da Rond Stovall.[7]
  • April 9, 1995: Mark Whiten was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with Rheal Cormier to the Boston Red Sox for Cory Bailey and Scott Cooper.[8]
  • April 18, 1995: Manuel Lee was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[9]
  • May 2, 1995: Greg Cadaret was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[10]
  • June 6, 1995: Greg Cadaret was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[10]
  • June 8, 1995: Chris Sabo was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[11]
  • June 22, 1995: Manuel Lee was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[9]
  • July 9, 1995: Mark Sweeney was traded by the California Angels to the St. Louis Cardinals for John Habyan.[12]
  • July 27, 1995: Ken Hill was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Cleveland Indians for David Bell, Rick Heiserman, and Pepe McNeal (minors).[7]
  • August 25, 1995: Darnell Coles was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[3]
  • September 11, 1995: Chris Sabo was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[11]

Roster[edit]

1995 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

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

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

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

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

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Redbirds American Association Joe Pettini
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Mike Ramsey
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Chris Maloney
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Roy Silver
A Savannah Cardinals South Atlantic League Scott Melvin
Short-Season A New Jersey Cardinals New York-Penn League Luis Meléndez
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Steve Turco

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/coolbsc01.shtml
  2. ^ Tom Henke Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b Darnell Coles Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ "Cardinals timeline 3". St. Louis Cardinals Official Website. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1995.shtml
  6. ^ 1995 St. Louis Cardinals Roster by Baseball Almanac
  7. ^ a b Ken Hill Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Mark Whiten Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ a b Manuel Lee Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cadargr01.shtml
  11. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/saboch01.shtml
  12. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sweenma01.shtml
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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