Season Record: 74-88 Standing: 4th
Attendance: 1,385,147 Manager: Ken Boyer, Jack Krol, Whitey Herzog, Red Schoendienst
Opening day Lineup: (St.Louis: 1, Pittsburgh: 0, Home, April 10th)
SS – Garry Templeton
2B - Ken Oberkfell
1B - Keith Hernandez
C - Ted Simmons
LF - Bobby Bonds
RF - George Hendrick
CF - Tony Scott
3B – Ken Reitz
P – Pete Vuckovich
Ken Reitz George Hendrick
Gold Glove Winner:
Keith Hernandez – OBP (.408)
Bob Forsch – Walks/9 Innings (1.384) Keith Hernandez – Runs (111)
Bob Forsch Silver Slugger (Pitcher) Keith Hernandez Silver Slugger (First Base) Gary Templeton Silver Slugger (Shortstop) George Hendrick Silver Slugger (Outfield) Ted Simmons Silver Slugger (Catcher)
George Hendrick (8th)
Keith Hernandez (11th) Rookie of the Year
Leon Durham (tied for 7th)
Ken Reitz sets a new fielding record for N.L. third basemen by committing only 8 errors.
On August 29th, Whitey Herzog is named GM.
This home opener (April 10th) may have been the most exciting one ever. The Pirates were in town and Pete Vuckovich started for the Birds. He took a 1-0 lead into the ninth and then proceeded to wild-pitch the tying and winning runs to third and second and because the Birds had no bullpen to speak of, he was allowed to stay in the game. He then struck out Tim Foli, Dave Parker, and Willie Stargell in succession to preserve the win!
In the August 28th rout of the Braves 11-2, Dane Iorg drove in 7 runs the the first four innings.
1980 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1980 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
(Tell me your highlights from 1980!)
NL Championship: Phillies over Astros (3-2) World Series: Phillies over Royals (4-2)
- The St. Louis Post Dispatch, April 2, 2007
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