Season Record: 83-79 Standing: 6th
Attendance: 1,712,980 Manager: Red Schoendienst
Opening day Lineup: (St.Louis: 2, Phillies: 3, Home, April 13th)
RF - Lou Brock
2B - Julian Javier
CF - Curt Flood
C - Tim McCarver
3B - Charley Smith
LF - Alex Johnson
1B - George Kernek
SS - Jerry Buchek
P - Curt Simmons
All Stars: (All-Star game summary)
Gold Glove Winners:
Award voting: League Leaders:
MVP Lou Brock - Stolen Bases (74) Curt Flood - 20th Tim McCarver - Triples (13) Lou Brock - 27th Bob Gibson - Shutouts (5) tied NL Rookie of the Year
Larry Jaster - 4th tied
They said it... Fun facts:
The new Busch Stadium hosts the All-Star game on July 12th.
Orlando Cepeda id aquired from the Giants on 5/8, for pitcher Ray Sadecki.
Tim McCarver was the first catcher ever to lead the National League in triples, 13 in 1966.
Rookie lefty Larry Jaster faced the Dodgers five times this year and shut them out all five times. (LA was the eventual NL champs.)
Curt Flook appeared in 159 games and did not commit a single error.
The automatic tarp in the new Busch Stadium never worked correctly the entire season and had to be rolled out by hand.
1966 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1966 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
(Tell me your highlights from 1966!)
World Series: Orioles over Dodgers (4-0)
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