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Season Record:  76-86           Standing:  5th

Attendance: 2,892,629            Manager:   Whitey Herzog

 Opening day Lineup: (Cincinnati: 5, St.Louis: 4, Away, April 4th) (Summary)

LF       Vince Coleman

SS -     Ozzie Smith

2B -      Tom Herr

1B -      Bob Horner

CF -      Willie McGee

3B -      Terry Pendleton

C -        Tony Pena

RF       Jim Lindeman

P         Joe Magrane


 All Stars:  (All-Star game summary)                                              

Ozzie Smith

Vince Coleman
Willie McGee
Todd Worrell


Terry Pendleton Player of the Week - May 15th
Pedro Guerrero Player of the Week - Aug 28th

 Gold Glove Winners:                                      League Leaders:

Ozzie Smith

Joe Magrane ERA (2.18)

Vince Coleman SBs (81)


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Games I attended this season:

Date Game # Opponent Score Seat Price
4/9 2 Pirates 3-0 W Loge Reserved $8.00
4/10 3 Pirates 5-3 L Loge Reserved $8.00
7/5   Dodgers 6-3 L In Los Angeles $6.00
7/6   Dodgers 7-3 L In Los Angeles $6.00
7/23 48 Giants 6-5 L Terrace Reserved $8.00
9/25 81 Mets 9-7 L Terrace Reserved $8.00




- 1,000 new seats were added as well as 10 new luxury suites.  Most of the 1,000 new seats are added by two "pie" shaped wedges over the wagon gates.

On April 22nd, second baseman Tommy Herr is traded to the Minnesota Twins for Tom Brunansky.

- On May 14th, Jose Oquendo becomes the first position player to earn a pitching decision in 20 years in a 7-5, 19 inning loss to the Atlanta Braces.  Oquendo gave up two runs on four hits.  Oquendo manages to shut out the Braves for three innings before giving up two runs in the nineteenth and suffering the loss.  It's the first decision by a non-pitcher in the major leagues in twenty years.  He was the 8th pitcher used by the Cards in the game.  (This is also the longest game in Busch Stadium II history.)

- Jose also becomes the first NL player since 1918 to play all nine positions in a season.

- The Cards were never a factor this year and traded, Tom Herr, Bob Forsch, and John Tudor.

-  Todd Worrell becomes the first Cardinals' reliever to save 30 or more game in three straight seasons. (86,87,88)

Jose DeLeon was the first Cardinal since 1972 to record 200 strikeouts, Todd Worrell posted his third straight 30 save season and Joe Magrane won the ERA title (2.18).

- On August 28th, Bob Forsch won his 163rd and final game in a Cardinals' uniform.


Fun Facts:

- Former Cardinal Keith Hernandez played himself in a Sesame Street special.



1988 Dodger Stadium

The Cardinals lost both games we saw (7/5 & 7/6)


St. Louis Post-Dispatch Magazine - Ozzie Smith - 11/13/88

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1988 Team Info.(from    1988 League Stats (from 


1988 Topps Ozzie Smith folder    1988 Topps Tony Pena folder  

  1988 Topps Jack Clark folder    1988 Topps Todd Worrell folder    1988 Toppd Vince Coleman folder


1988 Pocket Schedule1988 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule

1988 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule

1988 St. Louis Cardinals Promotions and Specials


(Tell me your highlights from 1988!)

NL Championship: Dodgers over Mets (4-1)          World Series: Dodgers over As (4-1)


1988 St. Louis Cardinals Offical Yearbook   



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