Season Record: 79-82 Standing: 3rd
Attendance: 2,471,817 Manager: Whitey Herzog
Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 2, Chicago: 1, Home, April 8th)
LF – Vince Coleman
CF - Willie McGee
2B - Tom Herr
1B - Jack Clark
RF - Andy Van Slyke
3B - Terry Pendleton
C - Mike Heath
SS – Ozzie Smith
P – John Tudor
All Stars: (All-Star game summary)
Gold Glove Winners: League Leaders:
Todd Worrell – Saves (36)
Vince Coleman – SBs (107)
Todd Worrell - Rookie of the Year
Vince Coleman - Player of the Week - Sep 21st Todd Worrell - Rolaids Relief Man Todd Worrell - Pitcher of the Month - July Todd Worrell - Player of the Week - July 27th
MVP Todd Worrell (16th)
A closed circuit TV system is installed for fans in the concession stands. Also, a new paint job for some areas of the stadium as well as new lights.
Mike Laga becomes the only player to ever hit a ball completely out of Busch Stadium during a game. It was a foul ball that left the ballpark approximately two-thirds of the way down the right field line.
Todd Worrell became the Cardinals’ second straight Rookie of the Year award winner, setting a Rookie record with 36 saves. Vince Coleman became the only NL player to steal 100+ bases in more than one season.
Todd Worrell becomes the first person to earn both the Rookie of the Year and the Rolaids Relief Man awards.
Vince Coleman becomes the first Cardinal to have three sacrifice flies in one game. (5/1)
Benches clear in a game against the Giants on 7/22. Whitey and Roger Craig get into it as well.
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1986 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1986 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
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NL Championship: Mets over Astros (4-2) World Series: Mets over Red Sox (4-3)
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