Season Record: 87-75 Standing: 3rd
Attendance: 2,844,328 Manager: Joe Torre
Opening day Lineup: (San Francisco: 2, St. Louis: 1, Home, April 6th)
2B – Geranimo Pena
SS - Ozzie Smith
1B - Greg Jefferies
CF - Ray Lankford
RF - Mark Whiten
3B - Todd Zeile
LF - Bernard Gilkey
C – Tom Pagnozzi
P – Bob Tewksbury
MVP Gregg Jefferies (11th)
Games I attended this season:
Date Game # Opponent Score Seat Price 6/13 33 Expos 3-1 L Loge Reserved $9.50
1993 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1993 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
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Ozzie Smith Tripp Cromer
Rene Arocha Bernard Gilkey
Ozzie Smith Gregg Jefferies
Ozzie becomes the all-time NL leader in games played at shortstop.
Lee Smith is traded to the Yankees for Rich Batchelor. (8/31)
The area of most concern heading into the season, the offense, turned out to be the most productive area of the team in 1993. The offense scored more runs and hit more home runs than other Cardinals' teams did in a long time. However, the starting pitching fell apart in the second half of the season. Injuries played a big part.
Gregg Jefferies led the team in stolen bases (46), batting average (.342), on-base percentage (.408), and slugging percentage (.485).
On September 7th, Cards outfielder Mark Whitten goes 4-for-5, with four home runs and 12 RBIs. The home run performance puts him in company with 11 other players, including Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, and Mike Schmidt. The RBI tally has been equaled by only one other player in baseball history. Jim Bottomley, also a Cardinal, did it in 1924.
Ozzie Smith had 19 errors, but had a strong offensive year batting .288 with 53RBIs.
The Cards made a run at the Phillies in late July, but the pitching didn't hold up. They eventually let Montreal move into second place.
Bob Tewksbury had almost as many wins (17) as walks given up (20).
(Tell me your highlights from 1993!)
NL Championship: Phillies over Braves (4-2) World Series: Jays over Phillies (4-2)
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