Season Record: 86-76 Standing: 3rd
Attendance: 1,627,256 Manager: Ken Boyer
Opening day Lineup: (St.Louis: 8, Philadelphia: 1, Home, April 6th)
LF - Lou Brock
SS – Garry Templeton
1B - Keith Hernandez
C - Ted Simmons
CF - George Hendrick
CF - Tony Scott
3B – Ken Reitz
2B – Mike Tyson
P – John Denny
Keith Hernandez Ted Simmons
Gold Glove Winner:
Award Winner: League Leaders:
Keith Hernandez - MVP
Keith Hernandez – Avg (.344) Keith Hernandez – Runs (116) Gary Templeton – Hits (211)
Keith Hernandez – Doubles (48) Gary Templeton – Triples (18)
MVP Gary Templeton (25th)
1979 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1979 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
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- Cardinals Retire #20
- Lou collects hit # 3,000.
On May 1st, Roger Freed hits a 2 out, pinch-hit, 11th inning, walk-off grand-slam home run to beat the Houston Astros.
On August 13th, Lou Brock collects his 3,000th hit off Dennis Lamp of the Cubs.
Garry Templeton became the first shortstop to collect 100 hits from each side of the plate.
Garry also led the league in triples three straight years. 1977-79.
Keith Hernandez was the only Cardinal to lead the league in doubles during the 70s. (1979 w/48)
Ted Simmons homers from both sides of the plate and drove in six runs in a 9-7 win over the Dodgers on June 11th.
Ted Simmons blasts 26 home runs. The most by a Cardinals catcher.
(Tell me your highlights from 1979!)
NL Championship: Pirates over Reds (3-0) World Series: Pirates over Orioles (4-3)
- St. Louis Cardinals GameDay Magazine (#6 - 2003)
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