1983 St. Louis Cardinals 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.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Farm system
- 5 References
- 6 External links
- December 2, 1982: Julio González was released by the Cardinals.
- February 16, 1983: Jamie Quirk was signed as a free agent by the Cardinals.
- Steve Carlton won his 300th game on September 23, 1983, against his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals.
|St. Louis Cardinals||79||83||.488||11|
|New York Mets||68||94||.420||22|
Opening Day starters
- Bob Forsch
- David Green
- George Hendrick
- Keith Hernandez
- Ken Oberkfell
- Darrell Porter
- Mike Ramsey
- Lonnie Smith
- Ozzie Smith
- June 15, 1983: Keith Hernandez was traded by the Cardinals to the New York Mets for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey.
- July 6, 1983: Jim Kaat was released by the Cardinals.
- August 2, 1983: Eric Rasmussen was purchased from the Cardinals by the Kansas City Royals.
- June 6, 1983: 1983 Major League Baseball Draft
|1983 St. Louis Cardinals|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
- 1983 St. Louis Cardinals
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