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1982 St. Louis Cardinals

World Champions

1982 St. Louis Cardinals

1982 World Series

The Cardinals were robbed in 1981 as a result of the players' strike. They won more games during the regular season than any team in the National League East Division, but were denied a playoff berth because of the split season invention of Commissioner Bowie Kuhn in which the Redbirds finished second in both halves. They would not be denied in 1982.

The Cardinals started strong with an early 12 game winning streak and played consistently well all season, ending with a regular season record of 92-70. They did this by playing "Whitey Ball," which was based on playing fundamentally sound baseball relying on superior speed, defense, and pitching (especially in the bullpen, which was anchored by Bruce Sutter). The infield was by far the best fielding infield in the league, committing only 44 errors between them, and the running Redbirds drove many a team to distraction on their way to the World Series.

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W
L
G
CG
IP
K
ERA
Joaquin Andujar 15 10  38   9 265.2 137  2.47
Doug Bair  5  3  63   0   91.2  68  2.55
Bob Forsch 15  9  36   6 233  69  3.48
Jim Kaat  5  3  62   0   75  35  4.08
Jeff Keener  1  1  19   0   22.1  25  1.61
Jeff Lahti  5  4  33   0   56.2  22  3.81
Dave LaPoint  9  3  42   0 152.2  81  3.42
John Martin  4  5  24   0   66  21  4.23
Steve Mura 12 11  35   7 184.1  84  4.05
Eric Rasmussen  1  2   8   0   18.1  15  4.42
Andy Rincon  2  3  11   1  40  11  4.73
John Stuper  9  7  23   2 136.2  53  3.36
Bruce Sutter  9  8  70   0 102.1  61  3.90

 
G
AB
R
H
HR
RBI
SB
Avg
Keith Hernandez (1B) 160 579  79 173   7  94 19  .299
Tommy Herr (2B) 135 493  83 131   0  36 25  .266
Ozzie Smith (SS) 140 488  58 121   2  43 25  .248
Ken Oberkfell (3B) 137 470  55 136   2  34 11  .288
George Hendrick (RF) 136 515  65 145  19 104  3  .282
Willie McGee (CF) 123 422  43 125   4  56 24  .296
Lonnie Smith (LF) 156 582 120 182   8  69 68  .307
Darrell Porter (C) 120 373  46  96  12  48  1  .231
Steve Braun  58  62   6  17   0   4  0  .274
Glenn Brummer  35  64   4  15   0   8  2  .234
Julio Gonzalez  42  87   9  21   1   7  1  .241
David Green  76 166  21  47   2  23 11  .283
Dane Iorg 102 238  17  70   0  34  0  .294
Tito Landrum  79  72  12  20   2  14  0  .278
Kelly Paris  12  29   1   3   0   1  0  .103
Mike Ramsey 112 256  18  59   1  21  6  .230
Gene Roof  11  15   3   4   0   2  2  .267
Orlando Sanchez  26  37   6   7   0   3  0  .189
Gene Tenace  66 124  18  32   7  18  1  .258

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