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1995 St. Louis Cardinals season

1995 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 62–81 (.434)
    Divisional place 4th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Anheuser-Busch
    General manager(s) Walt Jocketty
    Manager(s) Joe Torre and Mike Jorgensen
    Local television KPLR
    (Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck, Al Hrabosky, Bob Carpenter)
    Prime Sports Midwest
    (Al Hrabosky, Bob Carpenter, Joe Buck)
    Local radio KMOX
    (Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck, Bob Carpenter)
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    The St. Louis Cardinals 1995 season was the team's 114th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 104th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 62-81 during the season and finished 4th in the National League Central division, 22½ games behind the Cincinnati Reds. It was also the team's final season under the ownership of Anheuser-Busch, who would put the team up for sale on October 25, 1995, ending a 43-season ownership reign.

    Offseason

    • November 7, 1994: Scott Coolbaugh was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[1]
    • December 12, 1994: Tom Henke was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[2]
    • March 9, 1995: Darnell Coles was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[3]

    Regular season

    Rookie Mark Sweeney got a hit in seven straight pinch-hit at-bats, one short of the major league record. Tom Henke became the seventh pitcher to notch 300 career saves. Outfielders Bernard Gilkey (.298 batting average, 17 home runs), Ray Lankford (25 home runs, 24 stolen bases), and Brian Jordan (.296, 22 home runs) highlighted the Cardinals offense.[4]

    The Cardinals struggled offensively in 1995, finishing 28th overall in runs scored (563), hits (1,182), runs batted in (533), batting average (.247), on-base percentage (.314) and slugging percentage (.374).[5]

    Season standings

    Central Division W L GB Pct.
    Cincinnati Reds 85 59 -- .590
    Houston Astros 76 68 9 .528
    Chicago Cubs 73 71 12 .507
    St. Louis Cardinals 62 81 22½ .434
    Pittsburgh Pirates 58 86 27 .403


    Opening Day starters

    • Scott Cooper
    • Bernard Gilkey
    • Ken Hill
    • Brian Jordan
    • Ray Lankford
    • Manuel Lee
    • John Mabry
    • Tom Pagnozzi
    • Ozzie Smith [6]

    Transactions

    • April 5, 1995: Ken Hill was traded by the Montreal Expos to the St. Louis Cardinals for Kirk Bullinger, Bryan Eversgerd, and Da Rond Stovall.[7]
    • April 9, 1995: Mark Whiten was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with Rheal Cormier to the Boston Red Sox for Cory Bailey and Scott Cooper.[8]
    • April 18, 1995: Manuel Lee was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[9]
    • May 2, 1995: Greg Cadaret was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[10]
    • June 6, 1995: Greg Cadaret was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[10]
    • June 8, 1995: Chris Sabo was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[11]
    • June 22, 1995: Manuel Lee was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[9]
    • July 9, 1995: Mark Sweeney was traded by the California Angels to the St. Louis Cardinals for John Habyan.[12]
    • July 27, 1995: Ken Hill was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Cleveland Indians for David Bell, Rick Heiserman, and Pepe McNeal (minors).[7]
    • August 25, 1995: Darnell Coles was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[3]
    • September 11, 1995: Chris Sabo was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[11]

    Roster

    1995 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/coolbsc01.shtml
    2. ^ Tom Henke Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    3. ^ a b Darnell Coles Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    4. ^ "Cardinals timeline 3". St. Louis Cardinals Official Website. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
    5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1995.shtml
    6. ^ 1995 St. Louis Cardinals Roster by Baseball Almanac
    7. ^ a b Ken Hill Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    8. ^ Mark Whiten Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    9. ^ a b Manuel Lee Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    10. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cadargr01.shtml
    11. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/saboch01.shtml
    12. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sweenma01.shtml
    13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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