Season Record: 86-76 Standing: 4th
Attendance: 3,432,917 Manager: Tony LaRussa
Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 1, Colorado: 2, Home, April 1st)
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: (All-Star game summary) Gold Glove Winners:
Albert Pujols Yadier Molina Ryan Ludwick
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
NL MVP - Albert Pujols (#2) Silver Slugger - Ryan Ludwick, Albert Pujols Roberto Clemente Award - Albert Pujols
MVP Ryan Ludwick (16th) NL Manager of the Year
Tony LaRussa (5th)
Monthly W-L Home Road
18-11 12-6 6-5
15-13 8-6 7-7
15-12 4-5 11-7
13-14 6-8 7-6
13-13 7-6 6-7
12-13 9-4 3-9
Games at new Busch Stadium I attended this season (click date for game summary):
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)
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.
The Cards set a team record with 18 wins in April!
(Tell me your highlights from 2008!)
NL Division: Philadelphia over Milwaukee (3-0) NL Championship: Philadelphia over Los Angeles (4-1)
World Series: Philadelphia over Tampa Bay (4-1)
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