Season Record: 90-71 Standing: 2nd
Attendance: 1,604,671 Manager: Red Schoendienst
Opening day Lineup: (St.Louis: 1, Cubs: 2, Away, April 6th)
CF - Matty Alou
SS - Ted Sizemore
LF - Lou Brock
3B - Joe Torre
RF - Jose Cardenal
1B - Joe Hague
C - Ted Simmons
2B - Julian Javier
P - Bob Gibson
All Stars: (All-Star game summary)
Gold Glove Winners:
Award voting: League Leaders:
MVP Joe Torre - 1st Joe Torre - Batting average (.363) Lou Brock - 13th Lou Brock - Plate Appearances (720) Ted Simmons - 16th Lou Brock - Runs Scored (126) Bob Gibson - 23rd Lou Brock - Stolen Bases (64)
Joe Torre - Hits (230)
Bob Gibson - 5th
Joe Torre - Total Bases (352) Joe Torre - Times on Base (297) Joe Torre - RBIs (137)
Bob Gibson - Shutouts (5) tied
Joe Torre is the NL MVP!!!
They said it... Fun facts:
The "Zamboni" machine is purchased and is one of a kind. (This is the machine that sucks up the water on the field after a rain.)
The Cardinals selected Cecil Cooper in the 1971 Rule 5 draft, but had to return him to Boston when he failed to make the team out of Spring Training.
Keith Hernandez was the 42nd-round pick in 1971, the 783rd player selected in the draft. The team's first-round choice that year also was a first baseman, Ed Kurpiel. Hernandez went on to win 11 Gold Gloves and an MVP award! Kurpiel never made it to the major league, but did play many years in the minors and may have a claim to fame. Watch!
The Cardinals introduce Mike Shannon, former Cardinals player, as a member of the broadcast team. (11/5/71)
1971 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1971 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
(Tell me your highlights from 1971!)
NL Championship: Pirates over Giants (3-1) World Series: Pirates over Orioles (4-3)
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