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National League Champions!!!!

 

Stats:

Season Record:  97-65            Standing:  1st

Attendance: 2,011,177            Manager:   Red Schoendienst

 Opening day Lineup: (St.Louis: 2, Braves: 1, Home, April 10th) (Summary)

LF - Lou Brock

CF - Curt Flood

RF - Roger Maris

1B - Orlando Cepeda

C - Tim McCarver

3B - Mike Shannon

2B - Julian Javier

SS - Dal Maxvill

P - Bob Gibson

 All Stars:                                                

Bob Gibson

Julian Javier
Curt Flood
Steve Carlton

 Gold Glove Winners:                                      

Bob Gibson

Dal Maxvill

  
Curt Flood

Award voting:                                              League Leaders:

MVP  

Bob Gibson - 1st

Lou Brock - Stolen Bases (62)
Curt Flood - 4th Lou Brock - Doubles (46)
Lou Brock - 6th Lou Brock - Triples (14)
Mike Shannon - 7th Curt Flood - Singles (160)
Nelson Briles - 20th Bob Gibson - ERA (1.12)
Dal Maxvill - 20th Bob Gibson - Walks/Hits per IP (.853)

Cy Young

Bob Gibson - Hits per 9 IP (5.849)

Bob Gibson

Bob Gibson - Strikeouts (268)

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Bob Gibson - Shutouts (13)

Bob Gibson

 

        

 

Monthly W-L  

April

13-5

May  

11-16

June  

22-11

July  

25-6

August  

15-15

September/Oct. 

11-14

 

MLB Videos:

- Gibson strikes out 17 in Game 1 of the 68 WS

 

Highlights:

On September 17th, Gaylord Perry of the Giants no-hit the Cards.  One day later, Cards pitcher Ray Washburn returnd the favor!

Lou Brock leads the NL in doubles (46) and triples (14) and steals (62).

On June 2nd, Bob Gibson begins a streak of 48 2/3 connsecutive shutout innings.

Denny McLain (Tigers) and Bob Gibson both earn MVP honors, the first time two pitchers win the award in the same year.

Dal Maxvill becomes the first Cardinal shortstop to win a Gold Glove.

In the World Series, Lou Brock stole 7 bases to match the World Series record he set in the 1967 World Series!

Bob Gibson's 13 shutouts this year are the most in the majors in 50 years!

 

 

Bob Gibson is the NL MVP!!!

Bob Gibson wins the NL Cy Young!!!

 

 

1968 St. Louis Cardinals Yearbook

 

1968 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule

 

 

1968 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com)    1968 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com) 

 

(Tell me your highlights from 1968!)

 

World Series: Tigers over Cardinals (4-3)

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