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1983 St. Louis Cardinals season


1983 St. Louis Cardinals season

This article is about the Major League Baseball team. For the National Football League team, see 1983 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season.

Template:MLB yearly infobox The St. Louis Cardinals 1983 season was a season in American baseball. It was the team's 102nd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 92nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 79-83 during the season and finished 4th in the National League East, eleven games behind the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies. They were the first team in the Divisional play era to have a losing season one year after winning the World Series.

First baseman Keith Hernandez, shortstop Ozzie Smith, and outfielder Willie McGee won Gold Gloves this year, although Hernandez was traded to the New York Mets in mid-season.


Regular season

  • Steve Carlton won his 300th game on September 23, 1983, against his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals.[3]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Phillies 90 72 .556 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 78 .519 6
Montreal Expos 82 80 .506 8
St. Louis Cardinals 79 83 .488 11
Chicago Cubs 71 91 .438 19
New York Mets 68 94 .420 22

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Draft picks


1983 St. Louis Cardinals
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Hendrick, GeorgeGeorge Hendrick 144 529 168 .318 18 97
SS Smith, OzzieOzzie Smith 159 552 134 .243 3 50
CF McGee, WillieWillie McGee 147 601 172 .286 5 75
RF Green, DavidDavid Green 146 422 120 .284 8 69

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Hernandez, KeithKeith Hernandez 55 218 62 .284 3 26
Braun, SteveSteve Braun 78 92 25 .272 3 7
Quirk, JamieJamie Quirk 48 86 18 .209 2 11
Lyons, BillBill Lyons 42 60 10 .167 0 3


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Andújar, JoaquínJoaquín Andújar 39 225 6 16 4.16 125
Forsch, BobBob Forsch 34 187 10 12 4.28 56
Allen, NeilNeil Allen 25 121.2 10 6 3.70 74

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Von Ohlen, DaveDave Von Ohlen 46 3 2 2 3.29 21
Bair, DougDoug Bair 26 1 1 1 3.03 21
Baker, SteveSteve Baker 8 0 1 0 1.80 1
Rasmussen, EricEric Rasmussen 6 0 0 1 11.74 6

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Redbirds American Association Jim Fregosi
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Nick Leyva
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Jim Riggleman
A Springfield Cardinals Midwest League Dave Bialas
A Macon Redbirds South Atlantic League Lloyd Merritt
Short-Season A Erie Cardinals New York-Penn League Joe Rigoli
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Rich Hacker


External links

  • 1983 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1983 St. Louis Cardinals team page at

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