Season Record: 76-86 Standing: 4th
Attendance: 1,628,729 Manager: Red Schoendienst
Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 7, Expos: 2, Away, April 8th)
LF - Lou Brock
CF - Jose Cardenal
3B - Dick Allen
C - Joe Torre
RF - Leron Lee
1B - Joe Hague
2B - Julian Javier
SS - Dal Maxville
P - Bob Gibson
All Stars: (All-Star game summary)
Bob Gibson Joe Torre
Gold Glove Winners:
Award voting: League Leaders:
Bob Gibson - 4th
Bob Gibson - Wins (23) tied
Joe Torre - 18th
Joe Torre - Games played (161)
Bob Gibson - 1st
TSN Pitcher of the Year
Bob Gibson wins his second NL Cy Young!!!
They said it... Fun facts:
Astroturf is installed before the season starts at a cost of $750,000. Half paid by the baseball Cardinals and the other half by the football Cardinals.
On May 22nd, Steve Carlton fans 16 Phillies, but the Cardinals still lose, 4-3.
In his only season with the Cards, slugger Dick Allen hit 34 HRs and knocked in 101.
Vic Davalillo sets a NL record with 24 pinch-hits this year.
Joe Torre finished runner-up for the NL batting title (.325).
Bob Gibson pitches a complete game 14 inning voctory on August 12th.
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1970 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1970 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
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NL Championship: Reds over Pirates (3-0) World Series: Orioles over Reds (4-1)
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