1984 St. Louis Cardinals season

The St. Louis Cardinals 1984 season was the team's 103rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 93rd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 84-78 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League East, 12½ games behind their arch-rivals, the Chicago Cubs. It was also the final season of the Columbia blue road uniforms for the Cardinals.

1984 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record84–78 (.519)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s)Joe McDonald
Manager(s)Whitey Herzog
Local televisionKSDK
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
Sports Time
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Bob Carpenter)
Local radioKMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Dan Kelly)
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Offseason

Regular season

Pitcher Joaquín Andújar and shortstop Ozzie Smith won Gold Gloves this year. Bruce Sutter had a then-NL record of 45 saves.

  • June 23, 1984: What turned out to be a key game for the Cubs occurred at Wrigley, with the Cubs facing the rival Cardinals on the nationally televised "Game of the Week". The Cardinals led throughout the game, and led 9-8 going into the bottom of the ninth with closer Bruce Sutter on the mound. Second baseman Ryne Sandberg led off the ninth with a solo home run into the left-field bleachers, tying the game at nine.[3] The following inning, St. Louis regained the lead, and Sutter stayed in the game attempting to close out the win. After the first two batters were retired, Bob Dernier walked, bringing up Sandberg again. He promptly hit another game-tying home run into the left-field bleachers, sending the Wrigley fans into a frenzy.[3] The Cardinals did not score in the top of the 11th, but the Cubs loaded the bases on three walks, then rookie Dave Owen singled in the winning run.[4] Willie McGee hit for the cycle and had 6 RBI but Ryne Sandberg had 7 RBI in the game. Henceforth, this game has become known as "The Sandberg Game".

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 96 65 0.596 51–29 45–36
New York Mets 90 72 0.556 48–33 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 12½ 44–37 40–41
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 15½ 39–42 42–39
Montreal Expos 78 83 0.484 18 39–42 39–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 21½ 41–40 34–47

Record vs. opponents

1984 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 3–9 13–5 12–6 6–12 5–7 4–8 7–5 8–4 7–11 10–8 5–7
Chicago 9–3 7–5 6–6 7–5 10–7 12–6 9–9 8–10 6–6 9–3 13–5
Cincinnati 5–13 5–7 8–10 7–11 7–5 3–9 5–7 7–5 7–11 12–6 4–8
Houston 6–12 6–6 10–8 9–9 7–5 4–8 6–6 6–6 6–12 12–6 8–4
Los Angeles 12–6 5–7 7–11 9–9 6–6 3–9 3–9 4–8 10–8 10–8 6–6
Montreal 7–5 7–10 5–7 5–7 6–6 7–11 11–7 7–11 7–5 7–5 9–9
New York 8–4 6–12 9–3 8–4 9–3 11–7 10–8 12–6 6–6 4–8 7–11
Philadelphia 5-7 9–9 7–5 6–6 9–3 7–11 8–10 7–11 7–5 8–4 8–10
Pittsburgh 4–8 10–8 5–7 6–6 8–4 11–7 6–12 11–7 4–8 6–6 4–14
San Diego 11–7 6–6 11–7 12–6 8–10 5–7 6–6 5–7 8–4 13–5 7–5
San Francisco 8–10 3–9 6–12 6–12 8–10 5–7 8–4 4–8 6–6 5–13 7–5
St. Louis 7–5 5–13 8–4 4–8 6–6 9–9 11–7 10–8 14–4 5–7 5–7

Notable transactions

Draft picks

Roster

1984 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
SS Ozzie Smith 124 412 106 .257 1 44

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Ken Oberkfell 50 152 47 .309 0 11
Steve Braun 86 98 27 .276 0 16
Bill Lyons 46 73 16 .219 0 3
Dane Iorg 15 28 4 .143 0 3
Gary Rajsich 7 7 1 .143 0 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Joaquín Andújar 36 261.1 20 14 3.34 147
Danny Cox 29 156.1 9 11 4.03 70
Rick Ownbey 4 19 0 3 4.74 11

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Forsch 16 52.1 2 5 6.02 21
Ralph Citarella 10 22.1 0 1 3.63 15
Ken Dayley 3 5 0 2 18.00 0

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bruce Sutter 71 5 7 45 1.54 77
Neil Allen 57 9 6 3 3.55 66
Dave Von Ohlen 27 1 0 1 3.12 19

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

  • Joaquín Andújar, National League Leader, Wins (20)
  • Joaquín Andújar, National League Leader, Innings Pitched (261)
  • Joaquín Andújar, National League Leader, Shutouts (4)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Redbirds American Association Jim Fregosi
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Dave Bialas
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Jim Riggleman
A Springfield Cardinals Midwest League Joe Rigoli
A Savannah Cardinals South Atlantic League Lloyd Merritt
A-Short Season Erie Cardinals New York–Penn League Rich Hacker
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Chuck Hiller

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville

References

  1. ^ Rafael Santana page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jamie Quirk page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Mitchell, Fred, Cub Turning Point, Chicago Tribune, page 3, October 2, 1984
  4. ^ June 23 1984 Cubs Cardinals Boxscore, Baseball-Reference.com, Retrieved on August 8, 2007
  5. ^ Gary Rajsich page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Dane Iorg page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Ken Dayley page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Lance Johnson page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Craig Wilson page at Baseball Reference

External links

1984 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

The 1984 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 65th year with the National Football League and the 25th season in St. Louis. Despite finishing with the same 9–7 record as their division rivals Dallas and New York, the Giants made the playoffs based upon the best head-to-head record among the three teams.The Cardinals’ 6,345 offensive yards in 1984 was third in the NFL, and the most in team history. Their 423 points were fourth-best in the league.

Kevin Hagen (baseball)

Kevin Eugene Hagen (born March 8, 1960) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1983 through 1984 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Listed at 6' 2", 185 lb., Hagen batted and threw right-handed. He attended Bellevue Community College.

In a two-season career, Hagen posted a 3-2 record with a 4.25 ERA in 13 appearances, including four starts, giving up 17 runs (three unearned) on 43 hits and eight walks while striking out nine in 29 ⅔ innings of work.

Terry Pendleton

Terry Lee Pendleton (born July 16, 1960) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played primarily for the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves, but he also spent time with the Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, and Kansas City Royals. During his 15-year career, he went to the World Series five times, yet his team never won a championship. After his playing career, he became a coach for the Braves.

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