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Season Record:  86-76           Standing:  3rd

Attendance: 3,080,980            Manager:   Whitey Herzog

 Opening day Lineup: (New York: 8, St. Louis: 4, Away, April 3rd) (Summary)

LF –      Vince Coleman

CF -      Willie McGee 

3B -      Terry Pendleton

1B -      Pedro Guerrero

RF -      Tom Brunansky

SS -     Jose Oquendo

C -        Tony Pena

2B –      Tim Jones

P –        John Tudor


 All Stars:   (All-Star game summary)                  Award Winner:

Ozzie Smith

Pedro Guerrero - Player of the Month; August
Vince Coleman
Pedro Guerrero
Tony Pena

 Gold Glove Winners:                                      League Leaders:

Ozzie Smith

Jose Oquendo – Games (163) Tied

Terry Pendleton

Pedro Guerrero – Doubles (43) Tied
Vince Coleman – SBs (65)
Jose Deleon– SOs (201)

Award voting:                                              

Pedro Guerrero (3rd)  
Milt Thompson (tied 17th)
Cy Young  

Joe Magrane (4th)

Manager of the Year  

Whitey Herzog (3rd)



Monthly W-L  















Games I attended this season:

Date Game # Opponent Score Seat Price
4/22 9 Expos 5-2 W General Admission $5.00
6/7 36 Pirates 5-2 W General Admission $5.00
8/5 58 Phillies 7-3 L General Admission $5.00
9/10   Cubs 4-1 L In Chicago $11.50
9/23 77 Phillies 11-5 W General Admission $5.00



1989 Team Info.(from    1989 League Stats (from 


Spring Training Trip            Chicago Trip


St. Louis Cardinals - Ozzie Smith Topps folder front    St. Louis Cardinals - 1989 Official Spring Training Program


A new sound system is added to the stadium that includes over 1,000 speakers.  The concessions stands are remodeled as well as adding 7 new ones.  The concessions stands have new computerized check-out systems.

Pedro Guerrero posted MVP type numbers (.311BA 17HRs, 117RBI) and Joe Magrane was third in the league with 18 wins.  Vince Coleman stole a major league record 50 straight bases, leading the league in steals for a fifth straight time.

Vince Coleman sets the MLB record for most consecutive stolen bases without being caught with 50 (from 9/18/88 to 7/28/89).  (He was finally thrown out by Expos catcher Nelson Santovenia.)

The Cards were in the race until a September series in Chicago.  The Cards won a wild first game 11-8, but stumbled in a wet, cool Saturday afternoon game, 3-2 in 10 innings.  The Cards were 1/2 game back of the first place Cubs after the first game.  The Cards lost 6 in a row after that first game and dropped out of the race.

Jose DeLeon led the league with 201 strikeouts.  The first time a Cardinal has led the league since Bob Gibson (1968).

Reliever Frank DiPino was a perfect 9-0 this year!

On Sept. 14th, the Cardinals drew the smallest paying crowd in the history of Busch Stadium II.  1,519 people showed up for a rescheduled rain-out game from the night before.  The Cards lost 4-3 to the Pirates.


They said it... Fun facts:

Cards' reliever Rick Horton was briefly featured in the movie "Field of Dreams." 

1989 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule

1989 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule

1989 St. Louis Cardinals Promotions and Specials


St. Louis Cardinals - 1989 Calendar



(Tell me your highlights from 1989!)


NL Championship: Giants over Cubs (4-1)            World Series: A’s over Giants (4-0)


1989 St. Louis Cardinals Yearbook


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