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Stats:

Season Record:  86-76            Standing:  3rd

Attendance: 1,627,256            Manager:   Ken Boyer

 Opening day Lineup: (St.Louis: 8, Philadelphia: 1, Home, April 6th) (Summary)

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

 All Stars:                                                

Keith Hernandez Ted Simmons

Gary Templeton

Lou Brock

 Gold Glove Winner:                                      

Keith Hernandez

  

 Award Winner:                                               League Leaders: 

Keith Hernandez - MVP (Tied w/Stargell)

Keith Hernandez Avg (.344)
Keith Hernandez Runs (116)
Gary Templeton Hits (211)
Keith Hernandez Doubles (48)
Gary Templeton Triples (18)

Award voting:                                              

MVP  
Gary Templeton (25th)

 

 

Monthly W-L  

April

9-10

May  

15-10

June  

12-14

July  

15-15

August  

19-12

September/Oct. 

16-15

 

1979 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com)    1979 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com) 

 

1979 Lou Brock Day - Busch Stadium (SGA)

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1979 St. Louis Cardinals Schedule

 

1979 Official Souvenir Magazine - St. Louis Cardinals    1979 St. Louis Cardinals - Team roster & schedule

 

1979 St. Louis Cardinals Scorecard

 

1992 McDonalds 100th Anniversary All-Time Team - #24

 

MLB Videos:

- Cardinals Retire #20

- Lou collects hit # 3,000.

 

Highlights:

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)

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Sources:

   St. Louis Cardinals GameDay Magazine (#6 - 2003)

 

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