Season Record: 59-43 Standing: 1st place (tie)
Attendance: 1,010,247 Manager: Whitey Herzog
Opening day Lineup: (Philadelphia: 5, St.Louis: 2, Home, April 11th)
SS Garry Templeton
3B - Ken Oberkfell
1B - Keith Hernandez
RF - George Hendrick
C - Darrell Porter
LF - Sixto Lezcano
CF - Tony Scott
2B Tom Herr
P Bob Forsch
All Stars: (All-Star game summary)
Gold Glove Winner:
Award Winner: League Leader:
Bruce Sutter Rolaids Relief Man
Bruce Sutter Saves (25)
MVP Bruce Sutter (8th) George Hendrick (14th)
Keith Hernandez (tied for 20th)
Tom Herr (22nd) Cy Young
Bruce Sutter (5th)
- Bob Gibson is elected to the HOF (Bio)
The Cards finish 2nd in each half of the split season caused by a players strike. The Cards have best NL East record overall, but miss the playoffs.
Bruce Sutter, in his first year with the Cards, was the NLs top reliever, winning the Rolaids Relief Man award.
David Green becomes the first Nicaraguan-born player to play for the Cards. (Sept.4th)
The game on Easter Sunday (4/19) was snowed out! It was also visor day. We stayed at the ballpark long enough to get our visors!
Keith Hernandez becomes Tom Seaver's 3,000th strikeout victim. (4/18)
1981 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1981 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
(Tell me your highlights from 1981!)
NL Division Series: Expos over Phillies (3-2) NL Division Series: Dodgers over Astros (3-2)
NL Championship: Dodgers over Expos (3-2) World Series: Dodgers over Yankees (4-2)
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