Season Record: 79-82 Standing: 3rd
Attendance: 2,471,817 Manager: Whitey Herzog
Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 2, Chicago: 1, Home, April 8th)
LF – Vince Coleman
CF - Willie McGee
2B - Tom Herr
1B - Jack Clark
RF - Andy Van Slyke
3B - Terry Pendleton
C - Mike Heath
SS – Ozzie Smith
P – John Tudor
Gold Glove Winners: League Leaders:
Todd Worrell – Saves (36)
Vince Coleman – SBs (107)
Todd Worrell - Rookie of the Year
Todd Worrell - Rolaids Relief Man
MVP Todd Worrell (16th)
Mike Laga becomes the only player to ever hit a ball completely out of Busch Stadium during a game. It was a foul ball that left the ballpark approximately two-thirds of the way down the right field line.
Todd Worrell became the Cardinals’ second straight Rookie of the Year award winner, setting a Rookie record with 36 saves. Vince Coleman became the only NL player to steal 100+ bases in more than one season.
Todd Worrell becomes the first person to earn both the Rookie of the Year and the Rolaids Relief Man awards.
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1986 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1986 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
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NL Championship: Mets over Astros (4-2) World Series: Mets over Red Sox (4-3)
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