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Stats:                                

Season Record:     86-76        Standing:  4th

Attendance 3,432,917       Manager:   Tony LaRussa

Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 1, Colorado: 2, Home, April 1st)  (Summary)

RF -  Skip Schumaker
LF -  Chris Duncan
1B -  Albert Pujols
CF -  Rick Ankiel
3B -  Troy Glaus
C -   Yadier Molina
2B -  Adam Kennedy
P -    Kyle Lohse
SS - Ceaser Izturis

All Stars:                                               Gold Glove Winners:

Albert Pujols Yadier Molina
Ryan Ludwick  
   

League Leaders:

Albert Pujols - Slugging % - .653 Albert Pujols - Total bases - 342
Albert Pujols - OPS - 1.114 Albert Pujols - Runs created - 160
Albert Pujols - Adjusted OPS - 190 Albert Pujols - Times on base - 296
Yadier Molina - Sac. flies - 11 (tied) Albert Pujols - Intentional Walks-34
 

Awards:

NL MVP - Albert Pujols (#2)  
Silver Slugger - Ryan Ludwick, Albert Pujols  
Roberto Clemente Award - Albert Pujols  

Award voting:                                              

MVP  
Ryan Ludwick (16th)
   
NL Manager of the Year  

Tony LaRussa (5th)

 

 

Monthly W-L   Home Road

April

18-11 12-6 6-5

May  

15-13 8-6 7-7

June  

15-12 4-5 11-7

July  

13-14 6-8 7-6

August  

13-13 7-6 6-7

September/October 

12-13 9-4 3-9

 

Games at new Busch Stadium I attended this season (click date for game summary):

Date

Opponent

Score

Seat

5/4 Chicago Cubs 5-3,W Infield Field Box
5/17 Tampa Bay Rays 9-8, W Outfield Terrace Box
9/22 Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2, L Legends Club

 

2008 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com)    2008 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)

 

Highlights:

Pujols wins the 2008 NL MVP award!!

Pujols & Ludwick earn Silver Slugger awards!!

Molina earns his first Gold Glove!

Pujols wins Roberto Clemente Award!!

Pujols earns the Sporting News' Player of the Year!

 

The Cards lead the NL with a .281 team batting average!  The Cards last led the NL in batting average in 2004 (.278) and have not batted .280 or higher since 1954 (.281)

Troy Glaus led the majors in fielding with a .982 (7 E's) fielding percentage, among third basemen and broke Ken Reitz's club record of .980 (9 E's) set in 1977.

Skip Schumaker collected 6 hits against the Mets (7/26).  The first time it had been done in nearly 73 years!  (Terry Moore, 9/5/1935)

Albert Pujols led the team in batting for the 8th straight season - something no other Cardinal has ever done.

Albert Pujols and Ryan Ludwick lead the team in HRs with 37.

 

Some more of Albert's unbelievable stats!

- 30 Homers - Has 30 or more HRs in all 8 of his MLB seasons. (Twice as long as the next-longest, four seasons by Mark McGwire, 1987-90)

- 100 RBIs - Joined only two other players in MLB history to have at least 100 RBIs in each of their first 8 MLB seasons. (Al Simmons, 11 seasons & Ted Williams, 8 seasons)

- 30 Homers & 100 RBIs - Extended his MLB record streak to 8 seasons.

- 100 Walks - Had his first 100 walk season.

- 100 Runs - For the 7th time in 8 seasons (99 last year), he has scored at least 100 runs.

 

Pujols - A Rare Bird!

Pujols earns player of the week (September 22nd) honors!

Remembering the Summer of 98

10 years later: McGwire on No. 62

Pujols earns player of the week (August 18th) honors!

Ludwick earns player of the week (August 4th) honors!

Schumaker collects six hits in single game against the Mets

Boston trip

Cooperstown trip

Wellemeyer earns pitcher of the month honors for May!

4-H Day

The Cards set a team record with 18 wins in April!

2008 St. Louis Cardinals Official Yearbook

2008 St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Stub        2008 St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Stub     2008 St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Stub 

 2008 St. Louis Cardinals Team    2008 Hall of Fame Yearbook

2008 St. Louis Cardinals Crew - Wainwright   2008 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule

2008 St. Louis Cardinals Nation

2008 St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Information and Schedule

 

(Tell me your highlights from 2008!)

 

NL Division: Philadelphia over Milwaukee (3-0)     NL Championship:  Philadelphia over Los Angeles (4-1)

World SeriesPhiladelphia over Tampa Bay (4-1)

 

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