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1984 St. Louis Cardinals season

This article is about the Major League Baseball team. For the National Football League team, see 1984 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season.

1984 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 84–78 (.519)
    Divisional place 3rd
    Other information
    Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
    Manager(s) Whitey Herzog
    Local television KSDK
    (Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
    Sports Time
    (Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Bob Carpenter)
    Local radio KMOX
    (Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Dan Kelly)
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    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.

    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] Ryne Sandberg had 7 RBI in the game. Henceforth, this game has become known as "The Sandberg Game".

    Season standings

    Team Wins Losses Win % GB
    Chicago Cubs 96 65 .596 0
    New York Mets 90 72 .556 6.5
    St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 .519 12.5
    Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 .500 15.5
    Montreal Expos 78 83 .484 18.0
    Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 .463 21.5


    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 Smith, OzzieOzzie Smith 124 412 106 .257 1 44

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Oberkfell, KenKen Oberkfell 50 152 47 .309 0 11
    Braun, SteveSteve Braun 86 98 27 .276 0 16
    Lyons, BillBill Lyons 46 73 16 .219 0 3
    Iorg, DaneDane Iorg 15 28 4 .143 0 3
    Rajsich, GaryGary Rajsich 7 7 1 .143 0 2

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Andújar, JoaquínJoaquín Andújar 36 261.1 20 14 3.34 147
    Cox, DannyDanny Cox 29 156.1 9 11 4.03 70
    Ownbey, RickRick Ownbey 4 19 0 3 4.74 11

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Forsch, BobBob Forsch 16 52.1 2 5 6.02 21
    Citarella, RalphRalph Citarella 10 22.1 0 1 3.63 15
    Dayley, KenKen Dayley 3 5 0 2 18.00 0

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Sutter, BruceBruce Sutter 71 5 7 45 1.54 77
    Allen, NeilNeil Allen 57 9 6 3 3.55 66
    Von Ohlen, DaveDave 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

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville

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