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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) (Summary)

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)                                               

Bruce Sutter

 Gold Glove Winner:                                      

Keith Hernandez


 Award Winner:                                               League Leader: 

Bruce Sutter – Rolaids Relief Man

Bruce Sutter – Saves (25)

Award voting:                                              

Bruce Sutter (8th)   
George Hendrick  (14th)

Keith Hernandez  (tied for 20th)

Tom Herr (22nd)  
Cy Young  

Bruce Sutter (5th)




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MLB Videos

- 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 NL’s 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)

In October, the Cardinals trade Bob Sykes to the Yankees for little known minor leaguer Willie McGee.  At the time Willie was most likely going to end up at Louisville to start the 1982 season.

In December, the Cards complete a trade with San Diego that brings Ozzie Smith to the team.





1981 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule 1981 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule 1981 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule


1981 Team Info.(from    1981 League Stats (from 


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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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