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1977 St. Louis Cardinals season

This article is about the Major League Baseball team. For the National Football League team, see 1977 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season.

1977 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 83–79 (.512)
    Divisional place 3rd
    Other information
    Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
    Manager(s) Vern Rapp
    Local television KSD-TV
    (Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph, Bob Starr)
    Local radio KMOX
    (Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Bob Starr)
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    The 1977 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 96th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 86th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 83-79 during the season and finished third in the National League East, 18 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

    Vern Rapp took over as the Cardinals' manager this year, after the twelve-year reign of their longtime manager Red Schoendienst. On August 29, Cardinals left-fielder Lou Brock broke the modern-day stolen base record, by stealing bases 892 and 893 in a game against the Padres in San Diego.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Opening Day starters

    Season standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 .623 --
    Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 .593 5
    St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 18
    Chicago Cubs 81 81 .500 20
    Montreal Expos 75 87 .463 26
    New York Mets 64 98 .395 37

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1977 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
    C Simmons, TedTed Simmons 150 516 164 .318 21 95
    1B Hernandez, KeithKeith Hernandez 161 560 163 .291 15 91
    3B Reitz, KenKen Reitz 157 587 153 .261 17 79
    SS Templeton, GarryGarry Templeton 153 621 200 .322 8 79
    LF Brock, LouLou Brock 141 489 133 .272 2 46
    CF Scott, TonyTony Scott 95 292 85 .291 3 41
    RF Cruz, HéctorHéctor Cruz 118 339 80 .236 6 42

    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
    Kessinger, DonDon Kessinger 59 134 32 .239 0 7
    McBride, BakeBake McBride 43 122 32 .262 4 20
    Rader, DaveDave Rader 66 114 30 .263 1 16
    Phillips, MikeMike Phillips 48 87 21 .241 0 9
    Freed, RogerRoger Freed 49 83 33 .398 5 21
    Dwyer, JimJim Dwyer 13 31 7 .226 0 2
    Youngblood, JoelJoel Youngblood 25 27 5 .185 0 1
    Tamargo, JohnJohn Tamargo 4 4 0 .000 0 0
    Ayala, BennyBenny Ayala 1 3 1 .333 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
    Rasmussen, EricEric Rasmussen 34 233 11 17 3.48 120
    Denny, JohnJohn Denny 26 149.2 8 8 4.51 60
    Falcone, PetePete Falcone 27 124 4 8 5.44 75
    Dierker, LarryLarry Dierker 11 39.1 2 6 4.58 6

    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
    D'Acquisto, JohnJohn D'Acquisto 3 8.1 0 0 4.32 9

    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
    Carroll, ClayClay Carroll 51 4 2 4 2.50 34
    Eastwick, RawlyRawly Eastwick 41 3 7 4 4.70 30
    Schultz, BuddyBuddy Schultz 40 6 1 1 2.32 66
    Capilla, DougDoug Capilla 2 0 0 0 15.43 1

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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