Season Record: 100-62 Standing: 1st
Attendance: 3,537,713 Manager: Tony LaRussa
Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 7, Houston: 3, Away, April 5th)
SS – David Eckstien
RF - Larry Walker
1B - Albert Pujols
3B - Scott Rolen
CF - Jim Edmonds
2B - Mark Grudzielanek
LF - Reggie Sanders
C - Yadier Molina
P – Chris Carpenter
All Stars: Gold Glove Winners:
Jim Edmonds David Eckstein Jim Edmonds Jason Isringhausen Albert Pujols Scott Rolen
Albert Pujols Runs - 129 Albert Pujols Times on base - 301 Albert Pujols Intentional Walks - 27 Chris Carpenter Complete games - 7 (tied with Willis)
Albert Pujols NL MVP Chris Carpenter NL Cy Young Jason Marquis Silver Slugger (Pitcher)
MVP Chris Carpenter (8th)
Jim Edmonds (tied 26th)
Manager of the Year
Tony LaRussa (2nd)
Monthly W-L Home Road
15-7 8-5 7-2
18-11 9-5 9-6
16-11 8-5 8-6
17-9 8-5 9-4
19-11 8-5 11-6
15-13 9-6 6-7
Games at Busch Stadium I attended this season (click date for game summary):
8/2 55 Marlins 3-1 W
2005 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 2005 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
|National League Championship Series:
StL: 2 Houston: 4
By DAVE REYNOLDS of the Copley News
National League Division Series:
StL: 3 San Diego: 0
Cardinal notes at the "Break"
Baseball America named Anthony Reyes as the Cardinals top prospect in 2005 & 2006
The Cards moved into 1st place for good on April 16th. They held 1st place for the remaining 153 games!
On April 27th, Mark Grudzielanek hits for the cycle against the Brewers.
On May 24th, Tony La Russa moves into sole possession of second place on the Cardinals all-time managerial wins list with his 823rd win. He moves past Whitey Herzog with a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Mulder beats Clemens and the Astros 1-0, pitching a complete 10 inning game on April 23rd.
On May10th, Rolen collides with Hee-Seop Choi (Dodgers) at first base, effectively ending his season.
The Cards take 4 of 6 at Busch against the Red Sox and Yankees.
Scott Seabol hits a game-winning homer to beat the Yankees on June 12th.
Chris Carpenter starts for the NL in the All-Star game. (It's the first time a Cardinal pitcher has started the All-Star game since Rick Wise in 1973)
David Eckstein hits a walk-off grand-slam homer against the Braves on August 6th.
The Cards end the season with the ERA title (3.48) in the NL and finish second with team batting avg. (.330)
The Cards starters pitched more innings that any other team, 1054 and went deeper into games averaging 6 2/3 innings.
Pujols takes over the Cardinal record for career hits in the NLCS, 26, formally held by Willie McGee.
(Tell me your highlights from 2005!)
NL Division: St. Louis over San Diego (3-0) NL Championship: Houston over St. Louis (4-2)
World Series: Chicago over Houston (4-0)
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