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1981 St. Louis Cardinals
Major league affiliations
Location
1981 information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Whitey Herzog
Local television KSDK
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph, Dan Kelly)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Dan Kelly)
Stats ESPN.com

BB-reference

The St. Louis Cardinals 1981 season was the team's 100th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 90th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 59-43 during the season and finished second in the National League East in the first and second halves of the season. They missed the playoffs due to the 1981 player's strike, which resulted in the season being split in halves, where the first half and second half leaders met up in a "Divisional Playoff". The Cards finished second in both halves of the season, a game and-a-half behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the first half, and one-half game behind the Montreal Expos in the second half.

First baseman Keith Hernandez won a Gold Glove this year.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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Season standings

NL East
First Half standings
Wins Losses Win % GB
Philadelphia Phillies 34 21 .618 0
St. Louis Cardinals 30 20 .600 4.0
Montreal Expos 30 25 .545 4.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 25 23 .521 9.0
New York Mets 17 34 .333 17.0
Chicago Cubs 15 37 .288 19.0
NL East
Second Half standings
Wins Losses Win % GB
Montreal Expos 30 23 .566 0
St. Louis Cardinals 29 23 .558 1.0
Philadelphia Phillies 25 27 .481 5.0
New York Mets 24 28 .462 6.0
Chicago Cubs 23 28 .451 7.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 21 33 .389 9.0

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1981 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Lezcano, SixtoSixto Lezcano 72 214 57 .266 5 28
Tenace, GeneGene Tenace 58 129 30 .233 5 22
Braun, SteveSteve Braun 44 46 9 .196 0 2
Green, DavidDavid Green 21 34 5 .147 0 2
González, JulioJulio González 20 22 7 .318 1 3
Fiala, NeilNeil Fiala 3 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Sorensen, LaryLary Sorensen 23 140.1 7 7 3.27 52
Forsch, BobBob Forsch 20 124.1 10 5 3.18 41
Martínez, SilvioSilvio Martínez 18 97 2 5 3.99 34
Andújar, JoaquínJoaquín Andújar 11 55.1 6 1 3.74 19

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Shirley, BobBob Shirley 28 79.1 6 4 4.08 36
LaPoint, DaveDave LaPoint 3 10.2 1 0 4.22 4

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Sutter, BruceBruce Sutter 48 3 5 25 2.62 57
Kaat, JimJim Kaat 41 6 6 4 3.40 8
Sykes, BobBob Sykes 22 2 0 0 4.58 14
Edelen, JoeJoe Edelen 13 1 0 0 9.35 10
Bair, DougDoug Bair 11 2 0 1 3.45 14
DeLeón, LuisLuis DeLeón 10 0 1 0 2.35 8

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Springfield Redbirds American Association Tommy Thompson
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Gaylen Pitts
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Nick Leyva
A Gastonia Cardinals South Atlantic League Joe Rigoli
Short-Season A Erie Cardinals New York-Penn League Sonny Ruberto
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Johnny Lewis

Notes

References


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