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)
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: Award Winner:
Vince Coleman Pedro Guerrero Tony Pena
Gold Glove Winners: League Leaders:
Jose Oquendo – Games (163) Tied
Pedro Guerrero – Doubles (43) Tied Vince Coleman – SBs (65) Jose Deleon– SOs (201)
MVP Pedro Guerrero (3rd) Milt Thompson (tied 17th) Cy Young
Joe Magrane (4th)
Manager of the Year
Whitey Herzog (3rd)
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 Baseball-Reference.com) 1989 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
Spring Training Trip Chicago Trip
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!
They said it... Fun facts:
Cards' reliever Rick Horton was briefly featured in the movie "Field of Dreams."
(Tell me your highlights from 1989!)
over Cubs (4-1)
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