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1987 St. Louis Cardinals
National League Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1987 information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Whitey Herzog
Local television KSDK
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
Cardinal Cable Network
(Al Hrabosky, Ken Wilson)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon)
Stats ESPN.com

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The St. Louis Cardinals 1987 season was the team's 106th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 96th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 95-67 during the season and finished 1st in the National League East Division for the third and last time before moving to the NL Central in 1994, although, the Cardinals would not win that division until 1996. They won in the NLCS in seven games over the San Francisco Giants, and in the World Series, after having fallen behind 2-0 at the Metrodome, they won their next three games at home. However, back at the Metrodome, they lost the last two and fell one game short of a World Series title. This also was the Cardinals' last World Series appearance until 2004.

Shortstop Ozzie Smith and third baseman Terry Pendleton won Gold Gloves this year.

Contents

Offseason

  • October 31, 1986: Alan Knicely was released by the Cardinals.[1]
  • December 19, 1986: Bob Forsch was signed as a free agent by the Cardinals.[2]
  • January 26, 1987: Skeeter Barnes was signed as a free agent by the Cardinals.[3]

Regular season

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Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 .586 --
New York Mets 92 70 .568 3
Montreal Expos 91 71 .562 4
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 .494 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 .494 15
Chicago Cubs 76 85 .472 18.5

Notable transactions

Roster

1987 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
C Tony Peña 116 384 82 .214 5 44
1B Jack Clark 131 419 120 .286 35 106
2B Tom Herr 141 510 134 .263 2 83
3B Terry Pendleton 159 583 167 .286 12 96
SS Ozzie Smith 158 600 182 .303 0 75
LF Vince Coleman 151 623 180 .289 3 43
CF Willie McGee 153 620 177 .285 11 105
RF Curt Ford 89 228 65 .285 3 26

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jim Lindeman 75 207 43 .208 8 28
Skeeter Barnes 4 4 1 .250 1 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Forsch 33 179 11 7 4.32 89

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lee Tunnell 32 74.1 4 4 4.84 49

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Steve Peters 12 0 0 1 1.80 11

NLCS

Game 1

October 6, Busch Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 0
St. Louis 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 X 5 10 1
W: Greg Mathews (1-0)  L: Rick Reuschel (0-1)   SV: Ken Dayley (1)
HRs: SFGJeffrey Leonard (1)   STL – None

Game 2

October 7, Busch Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 10 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
W: Dave Dravecky (1-0)  L: John Tudor (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: SFGWill Clark (1)   Jeffrey Leonard (2)   STL – None

Game 3

October 9, Candlestick Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 6 11 1
San Francisco 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 7 1
W: Bob Forsch (1-0)  L: Don Robinson (0-1)   SV: Todd Worrell (1)
HRs: SFGJeffrey Leonard (3)   Harry Spilman (1)   STLJim Lindeman (1)

Game 4

October 10, Candlestick Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 X 4 9 2
W: Mike Krukow (1-0)  L: Danny Cox (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: SFGRobby Thompson (1)   Jeffrey Leonard (4)   STL – None

Game 5

October 11, Candlestick Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
San Francisco 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 X 6 7 1
W: Joe Price (1-0)  L: Bob Forsch (1-1)   SV: None
HRs: SFGKevin Mitchell (1)   STL – None

Game 6

October 13, Busch Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 5 0
W: John Tudor (1-1)  L: Dave Dravecky (1-1)   SV: Ken Dayley (2)
HRs: SFG – None   STL – None

Game 7

October 14, Busch Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
St. Louis 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 X 6 12 0
W: Danny Cox (1-1)  L: Atlee Hammaker (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: SFG – None   STLJosé Oquendo (1)

World series

AL Minnesota Twins (4) vs. NL St Louis Cardinals (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Cardinals – 1, Twins – 10 October 17 Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome (Minnesota) 55,171 3:36
2 Cardinals – 4, Twins – 8 October 18 Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome (Minnesota) 55,257 2:42
3 Twins – 1, Cardinals – 3 October 20 Busch Stadium (St. Louis) 55,347 2:45
4 Twins – 2, Cardinals – 7 October 21 Busch Stadium (St. Louis) 55,347 3:11
5 Twins – 2, Cardinals – 4 October 22 Busch Stadium (St. Louis) 55,347 3:21
6 Cardinals – 5, Twins – 11 October 24 Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome (Minnesota) 55,293 3:22
7 Cardinals – 2, Twins – 4 October 25 Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome (Minnesota) 55,376 3:04

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Redbirds American Association Mike Jorgensen
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Jim Riggleman
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Dave Bialas
A Springfield Cardinals Midwest League Gaylen Pitts
A Savannah Cardinals South Atlantic League Mark DeJohn
Short-Season A Erie Cardinals New York-Penn League Joe Rigoli
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Dan Radison

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References

External links

Preceded by
New York Mets
1986
NL East Championship Season
1987
Succeeded by
New York Mets
1988
Preceded by
New York Mets
1986
National League Championship Season
1987
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1988

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