Season Record: 87-75 Standing: 4th
Attendance: 1,682,583 Manager: Red Schoendienst
Opening day Lineup: (St.Louis: 2, Pirates: 6, Home, April 8th)
LF - Lou Brock
CF - Curt Flood
RF - Vada Pinson
1B - Joe Torre
C - Tim McCarver
3B - Mike Shannon
2B - Julian Javier
SS - Dal Maxvill
P - Bob Gibson
Gold Glove Winners:
Award voting: League Leaders:
MVP Joe Torre - 23rd Lou Brock - Stolen Bases (53) Bob Gibson - 30th (tied) Bob Gibson - Complete Games (28)
They said it... Fun facts:
During spring trainging, the Cardinals acquire Joe Torre from the Braves for Orlando Cepeda.
The Cardinals were the visiting team in the first major league game played in Canada on 4/14. The lost to the Expos 8-7 despite a grand slam by Dal Maxvill.
In the All-Star game, "Lefty" Steve Carlton becomes the only Cardinals' left-hander to get an All-Star victory.
Steve Carlton whiffed 219 batters this season and holds the team record for strikeouts by a "lefty."
1969 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1969 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
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NL Championship: Mets over Braves (3-0) World Series: Mets over Orioles (4-1)
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