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1971 St. Louis Cardinals season

This article is about the Major League Baseball team. For the National Football League team, see 1971 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season.

1971 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 90–72 (.556)
    Divisional place 2nd
    Other information
    Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
    Manager(s) Red Schoendienst
    Local television KSD-TV
    Local radio KMOX
    (Jack Buck, Jim Woods)
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    The 1971 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 90th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 80th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 90-72 during the season and finished second in the National League East, seven games behind the eventual NL pennant and World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    The Cardinals scrapped their traditional buttoned jerseys for T-shirt style uniform tops, and would keep them until they switched back in 1992.

    Third baseman Joe Torre won the MVP Award this year, batting .363, with 24 home runs and 137 RBIs. Pitcher Bob Gibson won a Gold Glove this year, and threw a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 14.

    Season standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    Pittsburgh Pirates 97 65 .599 --
    St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 .556 7
    Chicago Cubs 83 79 .512 14
    New York Mets 83 79 .512 14
    Montreal Expos 71 90 .441 25.5
    Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 .414 30

    Opening Day starters

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1971 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
    2B Sizemore, TedTed Sizemore 135 478 126 .264 3 42
    3B Torre, JoeJoe Torre 161 634 230 .363 24 137
    RF Cardenal, JoséJosé Cardenal 89 301 73 .243 7 48
    1B Hague, JoeJoe Hague 129 380 86 .226 16 54

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Alou, MattyMatty Alou 149 609 192 .315 7 74
    Javier, JuliánJulián Javier 90 259 67 .259 3 28
    Meléndez, LuisLuis Meléndez 88 173 39 .225 0 11
    McNertney, JerryJerry McNertney 56 128 37 .289 4 22
    Stinson, BobBob Stinson 17 19 4 .211 0 1
    Ramírez, MiltMilt Ramírez 4 11 3 .273 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton 37 273.1 20 9 3.56 172
    Gibson, BobBob Gibson 31 245.2 16 13 3.04 185
    Cleveland, ReggieReggie Cleveland 34 222 12 12 4.01 148

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Santorini, AlAl Santorini 19 49.2 0 2 3.81 21
    Guzmán, SantiagoSantiago Guzmán 2 10 0 0 0.00 13

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Shaw, DonDon Shaw 45 7 2 2 2.65 19
    Arroyo, RudyRudy Arroyo 9 0 1 0 5.40 5
    Brunet, GeorgeGeorge Brunet 7 0 1 0 5.79 4
    Norman, FredFred Norman 4 0 0 0 12.27 4
    Chlupsa, BobBob Chlupsa 1 0 0 0 9.00 1

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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