Season Record: 78-84 Standing: 3rd
Attendance: 3,551,778 Manager: Tony LaRussa
Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 1, New York: 6, Home, April 1st)
SS – David Eckstein
RF - Preston Wilson
1B - Albert Pujols
3B - Scott Rolen
C - Yadier Molina
CF - Jim Edmonds
LF - So Taguchi
2B - Adam Kennedy
P – Chris Carpenter
MVP Albert Pujols (9th)
Monthly W-L Home Road
10-14 3-9 7-5
12-15 8-4 4-11
13-13 6-6 7-7
15-11 8-6 7-5
15-13 10-4 5-9
13-18 8-7 5-11
Games at new Busch Stadium I attended this season (click date for game summary):
5/5 Houston 13-0, L Outfield Terrace Box $18 5/7 Colorado 3-2, L Outfield Terrace Box $27 Kansas City 5-3, L Arizona 7-1, L Infield Terrace Box $26
2007 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 2007 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
The Cardinals established franchise single-season attendance record this year, while selling out all 81 home games.
Rick Ankiel had a team high 11 HR's and 39 RBI's since 8/9 (date he was called-up)
Yadier Molina had his first multi-HR game on 8/16 at Milwaukee, going 3 for 3. He also had 3-hit games on 8/9 & 8/10 and had 4 3-hit games in a span of 11 starts (8/2-16). He had a career-high 15 game hit-streak from 5/1-24. (The longest by a Cardinal catcher since Erik Pappas, 16-game streak in 1993 (5/14-6/5))
Albert Pujols has 7 straight 100-RBI and 7 straight 30 HR seasons.
Chris Duncan and Albert Pujols are the only Cardinals to begin their careers with consecutive 20-HR season.
On Sept. 18th, the Cardinals become the first NL team to use 11 pitchers in a game. The Cards still lost to the Phillies, 7-4 in 14 innings.
David Eckstein batted .405 in September, ranking 5th in the NL and ranked 2nd (4th in MLB) among all NL shortstops batting average (.310) since the All-Star break.
Jason Isringhausen recorded his 30th save on 9/22 vs. Houston, giving him five 30-save seasons (first ever) with the Cardinals!
Jason Isringhausen earned his 200th save as a Cardinal on 8/26 vs Atlanta. He's only the 15th reliever in ML history to have recorded 200 or more saves with one team!
Tony La Russa moved into 3rd place on the all-time games managed list (4,409 games, 8/21)
The Cardinals pitching staff has put together 10 straight quality starts (8/7-8/17) (7/3 w/l). This is the longest streak of quality starts since 4/23-5/4, 2003. (The staff at that time was: Matt Morris, Woody Williams, Brett Tomko, Jason Simontacchi, and Garrett Stephenson.)
The Cardinals equaled a MLB record by collecting 10 consecutive hits in the 5th inning of Monday, August 6th's game with the Padres. (game recap)
So Taguchi had a career-high 18-game hitting streak snapped at NY on 6/27.
Brendan Ryan had his 1st ML hit & RBI at Oakland (6/16).
The Cardinals hit six home runs during Sunday's (July 15th) win at Philadelphia which ties a season high for most homers in a game this year in the Majors! (game recap)
Scott Rolen collected five hits in Sunday's (April 22nd) win at Chicago. The last Cardinal to have five hits in a game was Edgar Renteria on 8/8/2004 against the Mets. (game recap)
Jim Edmonds appeared in his 1,000th career game as a Cardinal on 4/17. (28th player to do so)
Albert Pujols moved ahead of Ken Boyer (255) into 2nd place on the Cardinals all-time HR list (4/28).
As of the start of the season, Chris Carpenter had the second highest winning percentage (.739) and the third most wins (51) in the Majors for the 2004, 2005 & 2006 seasons.
(Tell me your highlights from 2007!)
NL Division: Arizona over Chicago (3-0) NL Championship: Colorado over Arizona (4-0)
World Series: Boston over Colorado (4-0)
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