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1988 St. Louis Cardinals
Major league affiliations
1988 information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Whitey Herzog
Local television KPLR-TV
(Al Hrabosky, Ken Wilson)
Cardinal Cable Network
(Al Hrabosky, Ken Wilson)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon)


The St. Louis Cardinals 1988 season was the team's 107th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 97th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 76-86 during the season and finished 5th in the National League East division.

Shortstop Ozzie Smith won a Gold Glove this year.



Regular season


Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 100 60 .625 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 75 .531 15
Montreal Expos 81 81 .500 20
Chicago Cubs 77 85 .475 24
St. Louis Cardinals 76 86 .469 25
Philadelphia Phillies 65 96 .404 35.5

Notable transactions


1988 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
SS Ozzie Smith 153 575 155 .270 3 51
LF Vince Coleman 153 616 160 .260 3 38
CF Willie McGee 137 562 164 .292 3 50

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Denny Walling 19 58 13 .224 0 1
Jim Lindeman 17 43 9 .209 2 7


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
José DeLeón 34 225.1 13 10 3.67 208

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Forsch 30 108.2 9 4 3.73 40

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Steve Peters 44 3 3 0 6.40 30

Awards and honors

  • Vince Coleman, National League Stolen Base Leader , 81 [5]
  • Ozzie Smith, Shortstop, National League Gold Glove

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Redbirds American Association Mike Jorgensen
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Jim Riggleman, Darold Knowles and Gaylen Pitts
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Dave Bialas
A Springfield Cardinals Midwest League Mark DeJohn
A Savannah Cardinals South Atlantic League Keith Champion
Short-Season A Hamilton Redbirds New York-Penn League Dan Radison
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Gaylen Pitts and Jorge Aranzamendi



  1. ^ Doug DeCinces page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Lance Johnson page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Mark Clark page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Bob Forsch page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Stolen Bases Single Season National League Leaders by Baseball Almanac
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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