2000 St. Louis Cardinals season

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2000 St. Louis Cardinals
National League Runner-Up
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 95–67 (.586)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) William DeWitt, Jr.
General manager(s) Walt Jocketty
Manager(s) Tony La Russa
Local television Fox Sports Midwest
KPLR
(Al Hrabosky, Bob Carpenter, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Buck)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck)
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The season's eventual National League Central Division champions St. Louis Cardinals playing host to the Chicago Cubs during a September 2000 game at Busch Memorial Stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals 2000 season was the team's 119th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 109th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 95-67 during the season, their best finish since 1987, and won the National League Central division by ten games over the Cincinnati Reds. In the playoffs the Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves 3 games to 0 in the NLDS but lost to the New York Mets 4 games to 1 in the NLCS.

The Cardinals sweep of the Braves in the NLDS was notable because it made the Mets run to their first World Series appearance since their championship season of 1986 much easier.[1][2] The Braves had eliminated the Mets from the playoffs on the final day of the 1998 season and in the 1999 NLCS.[2]

Catcher Mike Matheny and outfielder Jim Edmonds won Gold Gloves this year. Matheny was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays during the off-season, while Edmonds was acquired from the Anaheim Angels less than a week before the start of the season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Eric Davis
  • Jim Edmonds
  • Darryl Kile
  • Ray Lankford
  • Mike Matheny
  • Craig Paquette
  • Edgar Rentería
  • Fernando Tatís
  • Fernando Viña

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 .586    --
Cincinnati Reds 85 77 .525 10.0
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 .451 22.0
Houston Astros 72 90 .444 23.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 .426 26.0
Chicago Cubs 65 97 .401 30.0

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

2000 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]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pat Hentgen 33 194.1 15 12 4.72 118

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
José Rodríguez 6 0 0 0 0.00 2

NLDS[edit]

St. Louis won series, 3-0. This was the series in which pitching phenom Rick Ankiel permanently lost his command and control, throwing four wild pitches in one inning.

Game Score Date
1 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 5 October 3
2 St. Louis 10, Atlanta 4 October 5
3 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 1 October 7

NLCS[edit]

Game 1[edit]

October 11: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 8 3
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 0
WP: Mike Hampton (1-0)   LP: Darryl Kile (0-1)
Home runs:
NYM: Todd Zeile (1), Jay Payton (1)
STL: None

Game 2[edit]

October 12: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 6 9 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 10 3
WP: Turk Wendell (1-0)   LP: Mike Timlin (0-1)   Sv: Armando Benítez (1)
Home runs:
NYM: Mike Piazza (1)
STL: None

Game 3[edit]

October 14: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 8 14 0
New York 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
WP: Andy Benes (1-0)   LP: Rick Reed (0-1)

Game 4[edit]

October 15: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 6 11 2
New York 4 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 X 10 9 0
WP: Glendon Rusch (1-0)   LP: Darryl Kile (0-2)
Home runs:
STL: Jim Edmonds (1); Will Clark (1)
NYM: Mike Piazza (2)

Game 5[edit]

October 16: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
New York 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 X 7 10 0
WP: Mike Hampton (2-0)   LP: Pat Hentgen (0-1)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League Gaylen Pitts
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Chris Maloney
A Potomac Cannons Carolina League Joe Cunningham, Jr.
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Tom Lawless
Short-Season A New Jersey Cardinals New York–Penn League Jeff Shireman
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Luis Meléndez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Memphis[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chass, Murray (October 17, 2000). "From Wild Card to World Series". New York Times. 
  2. ^ a b The subway series: the Yankees, the Mets and a season to remember. St. Louis, Mo.: The Sporting News. 2000. ISBN 0-89204-659-7. 
  3. ^ Paul Spoljaric page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Darryl Kile page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Heathcliff Slocumb page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Dante Powell page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/y/younger02.shtml
  8. ^ Jesse Orosco page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/botteke01.shtml
  10. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mohlemi01.shtml
  11. ^ Will Clark page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Houston Astros
1999
NL Central Championship Season
2000
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
Houston Astros
2001