National League Central Division Champions!!!!
Season Record: 95-67
Attendance: 3,336,493 Manager: Tony LaRussa
Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 7, Chicago: 1, Home, April 3rd)
2B – Fernando Vina
SS - Edgar Renteria
LF - Ray Lankford
3B - Fernando Tatis
CF - Jim Edmonds
1B - Craig Paquette
RF - Eric Davis
C - Mike Matheny
P – Darrel Kile
All Stars: Gold Glove Winner:
Darryl Kile Edgar Renteria
MVP Jim Edmonds (4th)
Darryl Kile (18th)
Darryl Kile (5th)
Rookie of the Year
Rick Ankiel (2nd)
Manager of the Year
Tony LaRussa (2nd)
Games I attended this season:
Date Game # Opponent Score McGwire HR Seat Price 4/9 6 Brewers 11-2 W #2 Terrace Reserved $15 5/26 26 Mets 5-2 L Terrace Reserved $16 6/6 33 Royals 5-4 W Terrace Reserved $16 7/1 42 Astros 10-9 W #30 Terrace Reserved $16 7/6 46 Reds 12-6 L Terrace Box $21 7/25 50 DiamondBacks 7-3 W Terrace Reserved $16 9/19 76 Astros 8-6 L Terrace Reserved $15
McGwire Season HR total: 32 Career: 554
2000 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 2000 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
2000 National League Central Division Champions!!!!
The Birds seemed to run out of gas against the Mets pitching... Good pitching will always win in the end. They will back strong next year with most of the same cast. If they can continue with decent pitching in 2001, they should be back in the postseason!
National League Champion Series: (Series Recap)
StL: 1 NY Mets: 4
National League Division Series: (Series Recap)
StL: 3 Atlanta: 0
On March 23rd, the Cards trade pitcher Kent Bottenfield and second baseman Adam Kennedy to the Anaheim Angels for Jim Edmonds.
The Cards tied a major league record for most HRs in a month, with 55 HRs in April!
Fernando Vina is hit by a pitch 28 times this season. (The most by any Cardinal since 1910.)
Fernando Tatis missed 54 games early in the season with a torn groin muscle...
The Cards swept a series in Philadelphia (late April) for the first time since 1979.
After a 3-0 victory in Arizona (May 29th), Garrett Stephenson improved his season record to 8-0 becoming only the second pitcher in Cards' history to win their first 8 decisions of a season. (The other pitcher was none other than Bob Gibson in 1965!)
On June 22nd, the Cards overcame an 8-1 deficit to beat the Giants. In a weird game, Barry Bonds with help from swarming moths, helped a ball over the left field fence to give the Cards the lead late in the game.
In late August, the Cards took 3 out of 4 from the Braves at Atlanta.
In early September, the Cards sweep the Mets at Busch winning all three games in dramatic fashion.
The Cards clinch the Central on September 20th with a 11-6 victory over the Astros!
The Cards tied a NL season record by hitting 12 grand slams.
Darryl Kile (20-9) becomes the first Cardinal pitcher since Joaquin Andujar (21-12) and John Tudor (21-8) in 1985 to win 20 games in a season.
The Cards set a single-season franchise record for most home runs (235).
Edgar Renteria sets a Cardinals home run record by a shortstop with 16.
Future Cardinals' closer Ryan Franklin wins a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, with a 3-0 record and 0.00 ERA.
Rick Ankiel becomes the first Cardinals starting pitcher to average over 1 strikeout (1.11) per inning for the season.
(Tell me your highlights from 2000!)
Division: Cardinals over Braves (3-0)
NL Championship: Mets over Cardinals (4-1)
World Series: Yankees over Mets (4-1)
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